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Howldreval (meaning sunrise 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.


from footpath via back door into:

Sitting room

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


oven with grill and ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher.

Dining room

dining table and chairs, Welsh dresser, easy chair, window seat, sea/garden views.

Bedroom 1

double bed, sea views, basin, wet room with shower, WC.

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 front garden with superb views, garden furniture, washing machine and tumble dryer situated in outhouse, separate outside WC.

Additional information

Gabbaron Smart electric radiators, parking for small car (4m in length), alternative parking in nearby public carpark (charges apply), travel cot available, WiFi, short breaks available.


Excellent cottage in a perfect position in lovely Mousehole,,,,,

September 2020

What a gem of a house, perfect location, house is well stocked and clean. Couldn't ask for a better cottage to stay in.

January 2020

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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

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. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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.

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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.

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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!

TBC 2021

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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.


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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!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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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.


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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. 

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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. 


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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 2021

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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 2021

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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 2021

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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.

Excellent cottage in a perfect position in lovely Mousehole,,,,,

What a gem of a house, perfect location, house is well stocked and clean. Couldn't ask for a better cottage to stay in.

A perfect house in an amazing position.

All very comfortable with unsurpassable virws

Ideally situated on the sea wall within 2 minutes walk of the harbour. Everything you need for a comfortable stay. Nice garden overlooking the sea. Brilliant sun rises and sunsets. Parking space a bonus. Been using Aspects for many years and always found them easy to deal with.

A perfect cottage in everyway everything you could ever wish for and more, for the perfect holiday stay --- Cottage, location, and seaviews all excellent our first visit to Howldreval definitely not our last

An excellent property meeting expectations and in a glorious position with sea view from all the rooms. Very clean and orderly and with everything you could want for your holiday...a home from home. A short, few mins walk to the centre of the village. We parked in the parking space and it was fine and very close to the cottage. Would definitely go back.


Wonderful cottage, beautiful, atmosphere, homely, unbelievable location and view is breathtaking.

Whole experience was magical and one of the best ever holiday experiences.

Location, outlook from inside and from garden, view of sea from bedrooms, warm cosy feel to the cottage, well equipped.

An ideal cottage for a quiet getaway.

Everything excellent

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

My favourite place and location

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

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

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.

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

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...

A well equiped spacious cottage in a great location.

Booked again for next year

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

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.

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

Wonderful setting and fantastic home from home.

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!!.

Superb property. The garden.

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.

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.

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

Excellent in every respect.

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.

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.