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Jan's Place

£543 - £1005 per week

As the village lights twinkle and the fishing boats set sail for their nightly catch, sip a refreshing gin and tonic on the terrace, under a blanket of stars in the midnight blue sky. Sleeping two, with parking and accepting one pet, Jan's Place is perched above the picturesque village of Mousehole, making the most of its elevated position. Wake from a peaceful slumber in the king size bed and enjoy freshly brewed coffee as you watch the morning haze of summer mist the horizon, with a promise of a scorching hot day ahead. With calming interiors, Jan's Place is exquisitely furnished and is a perfect, romantic bolthole for two. Its name derives from the owners' family member and author Jan, who years ago, would sit there, putting pen to paper and writing books inspired by the breath taking views and melting sunsets.

The short stroll downhill leads to the heart of Mousehole. Spend lazy days with toes dipped in the warm golden sand of one of Mousehole's beaches with a good book in hand. Gently glide on a paddleboard on the crystal-clear waters or take a refreshing dip in the sea before enjoying a picnic lunch together. While away afternoons perusing the gift shops, galleries and delicatessens. Enjoy fine dining at The Old Coastguard or the vibrant 2 Fore Street on the harbour. Follow the coastal path to Lamorna and enjoy a paddle in the Cove. Stroll along beside the sea to the neighbouring busy fishing port of Newlyn and purchase fresh fish to prepare a mouthwatering supper. Enjoy a swim in the geothermally heated Jubilee Pool on the Promenade in Penzance, or catch a show at the incredible Minack Theatre after basking on the powdery white sands of Porthcurno Beach. With surfing at Sennen Cove and several tropical gardens just a short drive away too, there is so much to explore. After a weary day of adventures, head home to relax and unwind in the comfort of Jan's Place; a perfect choice for a romantic getaway and somewhere you will want to return to year after year.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Super king


via seven steps and door to:

Kitchen/sitting/dining room

electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, dining table and two chairs, sofa / sofa bed, Smart TV, sea views, doors to terrace and doors to:

Shower room

shower, WC and basin.


superking size bed, chair.


bistro table and chairs, sea and countryside views.

Additional information

Jan's Place was originally part of one house which has been converted into two single level properties. Cair Kinan is the top property with Jan's Place below. Both properties have separate entrances and outside areas, but can be booked together to sleep eight in total, with a 10% discount. Electric heating. Seven steps to enter, but once inside, the property is on one level. Located uphill, so if planning to walk, may not be suitable for those with resricted mobility. The parking space is located a few paces uphill from the property. The sofa also converts into a sofa bed; additional bedding available at request. WiFi, one well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.


Part of Mousehole Heights

Sleeps up to 8 in 2 properties

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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 harbour views and artisan foods at Mousehole Deli & kitchen, 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.

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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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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.

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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 >

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