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Elsa's Cottage Mousehole

£359 - £810 per week

Elsa's Cottage is a charming country cottage full of character within a small terrace of original farm workers' cottages dating back to the early nineteenth century. Set off a quiet, no-through lane with a stream running along one side, you can feel the peace and quiet as you enter the kitchen through the stable doors. There are two inglenook fireplaces downstairs, both with woodburners, and upstairs there are three comfortable bedrooms where you can even catch glimpses of the sea at Mount's Bay from the single room.

The pretty village of Paul with its local pub and cricket club is like stepping back in time and yet is less than a mile from the bustling and picturesque fishing village of Mousehole. Elsa's Cottage is the perfect base from which to explore the many beaches and villages in this picturesque part of West Cornwall.

Kitchen/dining room

stable doors, dining table and six chairs, woodburner, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, window to path.

Sitting room

two three-seater sofas, armchair, woodburner, door and window to rear. Stairs up to the first floor:

Bedroom 1

twin beds, window to path.

Bedroom 2

king size double bed, window to rear.

Bedroom 3

single bed, window to rear with distant sea glimpses.


bath with shower over, basin, WC, window to path.

Outside area

door from sitting room leads to small path with outside seating.

Additional information

shared parking is available on the grass verge next to the stream. Electric heating and two woodburners. Please note some may find the stairs in the property a little steep so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


A wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage and setting! Every morning we looked forward to our walk into Mousehole for a coffee and play down by the harbour. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay and there is so much to explore in the local area. We will definitely be back!

August 2019

The cottage was in a beautifully peaceful location and the local pub King's Arms does lovely meals if you don't want to cook. The cottage had everything for a comfortable stay, slept like a log. Plenty of good dog walks from the cottage which is a bonus.

April 2019

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Mousehole Holidays

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Mousehole is a great community with a fantastic atmosphere, and self catering in Moushole is effortless. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Tremayne Tea Room or sit down for an evening meal at 2 Fore Street, a French bistro-style restaurant on Mousehole harbour front. Finish off your evening with a pint of local ale at the Ship Inn, one of the famous St Austell Brewery establishments. For more info, read our blog post on Eating out in Mousehole.

Things to do in Mousehole

Mousehole is best when entered on foot, or bus, or bike. Cars are not the way to see Mousehole and best left outside. If you have to bring a car, there’s a big car park on the Penzance side of the village, close to The Old Coastguard Hotel.

Christmas lights

Mousehole has celebrated Christmas with beautiful lights for 40 years! The village is a winter wonderland in the dark nights and grey seas of winter. Many villages have light shows today but Mousehole is special. Holiday cottages overlooking the harbour always enjoy an extra special Cornish Christmas. Read more on our blog about Mousehole lights.

Walks around Mousehole

For those who are not so content with staying in their holiday homes, the walks around Mousehole are a joy all year round.  There are some fabulous circular walks but we think there's something particularly satisfying about catching a bus from Mousehole and walking back in (especially if your walk exits the village in a north of westerly direction; you'll soon discover the town is nestled at the bottom of a very steep hill!)  Read our blog on Mousehole Walks.

Mousehole Sea Salts & Sail Festival

Taking place every two years, this maritime festival celebrates Mousehole's fishing heritage with traditional sailing boat races and many other activities and entertainment for the whole family. 2014 was the festival's tenth biennial festival, taking place on the 11th, 12th & 13th July.  Read our blog post from the event here: Sea Salts and Sail Festival.

A brief history of Mousehole

Today Mousehole is beautiful and welcoming holiday destination This popular holiday destination has seen more than its fair share of hardtimes tragedy over the years.

The Quay was built in 1392, holding the harbour like a pair of protective arms. Fishing was always important to Mousehole. These days there are fewer boats fishing from the village but there is an active fishing fleet operating out of nearby Newlyn, a town worth a visit on its own account. Read more about the History of Mousehole on our blog.

Things to do near Mousehole

Venture near or far, with Newlyn, Porthcurno and Marazion all within a short drive or the cobbled streets of St Ives and the surfing beach of Sennen a little further away. Visit Penzance town to do some light shopping or head to Jubilee Pool to cool down after a long day of exploring. Wherever you want to go, our Mousehole self catering cottages make an ideal base from which to explore the towns and villages of West Cornwall.
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Local events

St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

22nd - 23rd November 2019

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2019

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2019

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2019

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

4th February 2020

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

26th - 28th April 2020

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2020

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

10th - 12th May 2020

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

21st - 30th June 2020

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

8th August 2020

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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 26th August 2020

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

14th - 28th September 2020

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Well equipped, warm, spacious with lots of original features and interesting furniture. Very steep stairs. Beds and sofas rather tired and could all do with updating and we found them rather uncomfortable. Good location and parking. Lots of dog walks nearby

1 month ago

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for sending in your comments. The owners have since been in contact to inform us that the sofa frame needed fixing, which has now been attended to and they were going to check the mattresses in case they have deteriorated in recent weeks. A lot can obviously happen in a short space of time, particularly at busier times of the year, so thank you for bringing this to our attention. Whilst we haven't had any concerns about the stairs highlighted previously, they are not as deep as your average stairs, which make them feel a little steeper, so we have amended the description on the website, to highlight that some may find the stairs a little steep. Thanks again for the helpful comments. Tanya, Customer Services

A wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage and setting! Every morning we looked forward to our walk into Mousehole for a coffee and play down by the harbour. The cottage has everything you need for a comfortable stay and there is so much to explore in the local area. We will definitely be back!

Aug 2019

The cottage was in a beautifully peaceful location and the local pub King's Arms does lovely meals if you don't want to cook. The cottage had everything for a comfortable stay, slept like a log. Plenty of good dog walks from the cottage which is a bonus.

May 2019

Beautiful cottage, in a great location. Would happily stay here again.

Apr 2019

We had another fantastic Christmas break in Elsa's cottage. Location is perfect for Mousehole and the Christmas lights and lovely walks on your doorstep. We would highly recommend to anyone wanting a quiet cornish break or indeed a family holiday. Perfect. Thank you Aspects Holidays.

Dec 2018

It is a lovely cosy warm cottage with great charm in a good location. 4 adults easily cope with the cottage. it is in a very peaceful quiet position with a good dog walk from the cottage. Good value for money.

Nov 2018

This was our second stay at Elsa’s cottage. It’s a lovely little cosy cottage in a nice quiet little village. Very clean and tidy, beds are comfy. The scones, tea and coffee and milk were a lovely little touch when we arrived (both years). A short walk to a Mousehole which have nice cafes, pubs and shops. A great home from home, thankyou :)

Sep 2018

Thanks for a great first stay using Aspect. The entire family had the best New Year I can remember, we loved Elsa's Cottage!

Jan 2017

Really cosy, quiet and comfy cottage for those wanting a base to visit West Cornwall. Only negatives are. that there is no real outside space/garden and no shops within walking distance.

Aug 2016

Excellent location for exploring the very south west of Cornwall . Close proximity to the Minack theatre and Porthcurno beach

Jul 2016

Lovely cosy little cottage but plenty of room for five grown ups. Very warm ... brillant! Would love to come again, thank you :)

Apr 2016

A lovely well equipped cottage in a peaceful location. Hope to return.

Jan 2016

A great location for Mousehole without the parking problems. Spacious yet very cosy cottage very tastefully furnished.

Dec 2015

Comfortable cottage in a quiet location with easy parking off the main road. Has all the character of a old stone built Cornish cottage but with a comfortable interior making a pleasant stay.

Jul 2015

Cosy and welcoming

May 2015

Christmas in Elsa's Cottage was so lovely, very cosy in a quiet location and just a 5 minute walk to the local pub and 15 mins to Mousehole, a great time had by all. Thank you Amanda at Aspect Holidáys for arranging our Christmas decorations.

Dec 2014