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Elsa's Cottage
Mousehole

£418 - £1099 per week
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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. Inside, muted blues, mustard and greys soften the stone floors, which are warmed beneath your bare toes by the two cosy woodburners. 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 door which in summer you can open and let the fragrant country air float in. 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 is like stepping back in time, and yet is less than a mile from the bustling and picturesque fishing village of Mousehole. With country walks all around, both ramblers and explorers will be perfectly at home here Elsa's Cottage Spend summer days discovering the many white sandy beaches and history of nearby traditional villages in this picturesque part of West Cornwall, in winter gather around the crackling woodburner for board games and homemade hot chocolate..

Entrance

via shared paved front area, two stone steps up to:

Kitchen/dining room

stable doors, dining table with six chairs, woodburner, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, window seat, stairs rising to first floor, door to:

Sitting room

two sofas, Smart TV, DVD player, woodburner, window seat, door to rear.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, TV.

Bedroom 3

single bed, distant sea glimpses.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Outside area

door from sitting room leads to small path with outside seating, small bistro table and two chairs to front.

Additional information

electric heating, plenty of shared parking is available on the grass verge next to the stream, please note some may find the stairs in the property a little steep so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, due to location of cottage mobile phone signal can be sporadic, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

We loved our stay here. It’s very cosy and a lot of thought has gone into the decor. We loved all the matching Royal Worcester pieces. Lots of glasses and plates and bowls which is also good to see. It’s in a very quiet location and all the neighbours are very friendly. Would definitely stay again

April 2022

Elsa’s cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable to stay in. The cottage and the village are quiet and peaceful. It is very well equipped for self-catering. 10 minutes easy walk down the hill to Mousehole, a steep walk back. Although there is no enclosed garden the stream at the end of the terrace of cottages is good for dogs to potter around, and it is great for getting straight onto the fields around Paul. Would definitely recommend Elsa’s cottage for a relaxing stay with great access to coast and countryside.

April 2022

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2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb418
12 Feb - 19 Feb484
26 February434
5 Mar - 19 Mar440
26 March478
2 Apr - 16 Apr637
23 April484
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7 May - 21 May577
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29 Oct - 10 Dec418
17 Dec - 31 Dec681
31 December846

2023

1 Jan - 4 Feb434
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Holidays in Mousehole

Mousehole is an idyllic village and fishing port with quaint cobbled streets full of bistros and art-galleries. Sit on the harbour and admire views of St Michael’s Mount or take a short drive to nearby Marazion to walk along the golden sands.

Mousehole is a great community with a fantastic atmosphere, and self catering in Mousehole 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.

Top tip

Visit at Christmas and experience the magical Mousehole Lights display!

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.

Coasteering in Mousehole

If you're seeking adrenaline and adventure, check out Coasteering Adventures.

Mousehole is one of Cornwall’s top Coasteering destinations. Nestled in the shelter of Mounts Bay, Mousehole offers multiple coasteering routes for all ages and abilities. Coasteering Adventures are thrilled to be the exclusive provider of coasteering from this location. Book an adventure and you will experience cliff jumping, sea swimming, climbing, bouldering, exploring caves and floating through gullies. With each session tailored to the group, you can choose the level that you are comfortable with.

Dating back to the 13th century Mousehole has a rich history tying it to the sea. 1595 saw all but 1 house (which still stands today) burned to the ground by the Spanish armada. 100 Years later Mousehole became a haven for the ‘Barbary Pirates’ with a number of caves on the route being where their treasure was hidden. During the 1800’s Mousehole settled into a thriving fishing village and you’ll regularly see the small fishing boats from Mousehole pass our groups whilst out on route.

To book and find out more, visit: https://coasteeringadventures.com/coasteering-mousehole-harbour-cornwall/

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.

Places to visit near Mousehole

Venture near or far, with NewlynPorthcurno 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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Events

Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd December 2022

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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. Read More >

TBC December 2022

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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.

We loved our stay here. It’s very cosy and a lot of thought has gone into the decor. We loved all the matching Royal Worcester pieces. Lots of glasses and plates and bowls which is also good to see. It’s in a very quiet location and all the neighbours are very friendly. Would definitely stay again

Elsa’s cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable to stay in. The cottage and the village are quiet and peaceful. It is very well equipped for self-catering. 10 minutes easy walk down the hill to Mousehole, a steep walk back. Although there is no enclosed garden the stream at the end of the terrace of cottages is good for dogs to potter around, and it is great for getting straight onto the fields around Paul. Would definitely recommend Elsa’s cottage for a relaxing stay with great access to coast and countryside.

This place exceeded our expectations. It was more spacious than we were expecting and we were pleasantly surprised at how high spec everything was! It made our stay really feel like a home from home, which we loved. It’s a great location - a good base to visit many places and just a 10 minute walk down to Mousehole. We were 4 adults and a dog and were all v comfortable. We had a really great New Year here and would definitely recommend.

Fabulous cottage !! Excellent value for money, location amazing, wonderful for the dogs… just loved it!!!

This was our third stay at Elsa's cottage at Christmas. It's a wonderful cottage in a perfect location. Can't rate it highly enough. Lovely quiet location but just a stroll into Mousehole. Will hopefully get to say here again.

Was a perfect cottage for a warm and cosy week.

Clean homely cottage with good facilities. Lovely location, close to beaches and amenities. Would visit again.

We stayed at Elsa’s Cottage for a week and we could have not wished for a more perfect base and home from home to explore Cornwall. Plenty of space for three adults and a 9year old. The lack of phone signal was not a problem as the WiFi was good. All the equipment and home comforts you could possibly need. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Easy check in and clear instructions. We managed to lock ourselves out on the last day - Aspects were a great help and it was sorted easily. Would love to return and would definitely recommend.

Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful part of Cornwall. Had everything we needed and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

We had a super holiday in this beautiful cottage. It was so well equipped it was like home from home. The woodburner was fabulous with logs left for us to use (visited in October). The sofas were comfy and we were able to watch Amazon Prime during our stay. A few steps away and we were right on the footpath which our dogs loved. Lovely little touches like tea bags/coffee & sugar was provided.

The cottage was perfect for us. The bed and sofas were very comfortable, and the property was exactly as described. Wifi was excellent and the woodburner kept us lovely and warm. The ordnance survey maps were a nice touch and were very helpful in planning our walks. The location was great, with a nice village pub 5 minutes walk away but only being a short downhill walk into Mousehole

An absolutely fabulous, charming cottage in a lovely village. Very clean and extremely well equipped. Excellent WiFi. We would definitely love to stay here again!

Elsa's cottage was lovely, from the moment we walked in until we pulled the door closed a week later. Good quality furnishings throughout, and excellent equipment and utensils in the kitchen. The beds we used were very comfortable and upstairs was nicely carpeted. I am aware this property has been recently refurbished and nice to see it has been done to an excellent standard, I hope the owners are justly proud of their work.