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Howldreval Mousehole

£499 - £1465

Sun Rise or 'Howldreval' in Cornish, is a Grade II listed, granite cottage perched on the edge of the sea wall and commands a spectacular easterly position with uninterrupted views over St Clement's Isle and Mount's Bay. This cottage exudes charm, with an original half-timbered staircase, painted ceiling beams and original doors adding to its quirky Cornish appeal! The large garden is the perfect spot for boat and dolphin watching so don't forget your binoculars!

The village of Mousehole has some good restaurants serving locally caught fish and seafood, together with a vibrant local pub, several good craft shops and art galleries all within easy walking distance. Further afield, the wonderful West Cornwall peninsular with Land's End, St Ives, Porthcurno and many delightful beaches and coves await your exploration.

Kitchen/dining room

oven with grill and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, dining table and chairs, window seat, sea/garden views.

Sitting room

three seater sofa and three lazy chairs, original granite feature fireplace with woodburner effect electric stove, TV/DVD, music system with iPod/iPhone USB connection and CD player, window seat with sea views. Staircase to first floor from hallway.

Bedroom 1

double bed, sea views, en suite wet room, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, sea views, door to bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3

accessed through bedroom 2, double bed, basin, sea views.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Outside area

large garden to the front of the property with superb views, garden furniture, washing machine and tumble dryer situated in outhouse, separate outside WC.

Additional information

night storage heating. Parking space suitable for a small car (up to 4m in length). alternative parking in nearby public carpark (harbourside) - daily charges apply. Travel cot available upon request, WiFi, short breaks available.


An ideal cottage for a quiet getaway.

September 2018

Everything excellent

September 2018

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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.

23rd - 24th November 2018

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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. 

1st - 2nd December 2018

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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. 

15th - 24th December 2018 (selected dates)

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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. 

15th December - 4th January 2018

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The Alternative Christmas Market at Heartlands

The Heartlands Alternative Christmas Market isn't your average festive fayre! There will be live music, a mini silent disco, food & drinks stalls, arts & crafts, workshops and Christmas gifts from local traders. 

Sunday 16th December 2018

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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 2019

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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!

19th - 21st April 2019

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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 2019

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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!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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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 2019 

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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!

Dates TBC August 2019

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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!

August 2019

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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TBC August 2019

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 2019

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

An ideal cottage for a quiet getaway.

September 2018

Everything excellent

September 2018

You would find it hard to find a better view in Cornwall with almost a private access to the beach! - a parking space too makes it perfect

August 2018

My favourite place and location

July 2018

A gem of a cottage - stayed there every year since 2015.

June 2018

The fact we have rebooked to stay 5 times says it all !!!

May 2018

Superb break. Accommodation excellent and everything provided. Very clean and comfortable. In all a very good choice.

April 2018

The cottage was exactly right - from the location to the very high standard of comfort and convenience. Perfect. Even a small parking space from which the car never moved during our stay.

April 2018

Howldteval is the perfect seaside cottage... you can hear and see the sea from every’s warm and welcoming in every way pure soul food...a haven, a home away from home...

January 2018

A well equiped spacious cottage in a great location.

October 2017

Booked again for next year

July 2017

Anyone booking Howldreval would not be disappointed with the cottage. Good Value for money.

April 2017

Howldreval' is probably the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in, and that is saying something, as we've stayed in very many all over the country over 40 odd years! There is almost always something that makes a holiday cottage less than perfect, but in this case, we would be struggling to find anything negative to say. It would have been nice to have had some information about the history of 'Howldreval' - but I guess not everyone is interested. Parking (i.e. if your car is too big to park in Howldreval space) could be a pain in Mousehole during busy holiday times, and is an additional cost to the holiday. It's ok currently during the Winter on the small Quay, as it was free, but I believe that from 1st April there will be a Pay & Display system starting, with strict penalties for non-payment etc. Loading/unloading car is a bit of a nuisance, as no place to do this right next to cottage - but well worth the extra effort in order to stay there. I could go on with lots of positive comments about 'Howldreval' but it would take too long! Basically I just loved the house, and I love the sea - that's it! I found the cost of over £500 a bit on the high side for a week in low-season, but I suppose the wonderful location pushes the price up. As it turned out, I don't begrudge the cost, but it does mean we are unlikely to be able to stay there again - and that makes me sad.

March 2017

Superb location overlooking St Clement's isle and near to local facilities.

August 2016

Wonderful setting and fantastic home from home.

July 2016

By our arrival we found a welcome "cream tea", which was very nice of you! Because of the nice weather, we could enjoie the nice garden with the beautiful view over the sea! Also inside we felt very home. The distance to the nice village is very short..We could only recommend this place!!.

May 2016

Superb property. The garden.

April 2016

Important: To go from one of the bedroom to the toilete, you have to cross the oder badroom. This Information is not on you description.

November 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments and for highlighting this oversight. We have now amended our description to show that the access to one of the bedrooms is through another bedroom. Tanya, Customer Services.

We had a wonderful week at Howldreval, the cottage is well equipped and maintained and the views from all the windows and the gardens are absolutely amazing. We watched Dolphins play in the sea, absolutely fantastic.

August 2015

Beautifully organised quick response to questions very happy with everything thank you. Property more than expected

April 2015

Excellent in every respect.

January 2015

This is a lovely property, which was welcoming, well equipped, warm and cosy. It's an old cottage, full of charm, with a modern kitchen and bathrooms which have been decorated to a high standard. I especially liked the comfy bed, quality linens and luxurious towels. Howldreval is in an ideal location for exploring the southern tip of Cornwall and the outstandingly beautiful South West Coastal Path. I could spend hours just watching the landscape change with the tides and although I stayed in late October I have no doubt that the views from the house and garden must be stunning in the summer months.

October 2014

The cream tea that was prepared for our arrival was lovely,a very kind thought,after unpacking we sat in the garden overlooking the sea and enjoyed it thoroughly,hope to return,many thanks.

October 2014

£499 - £1465