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Lobster Cottage Mousehole

 
 
£358 - £819
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With stunning frontline sea views this quaint grade II listed fisherman's cottage is full of charm and character and the perfect retreat for two people. Boutique quality high thread-count Egyptian cotton linen and luxury towels ensure a true feeling of comfort. This beautiful beamed cottage also has a traditional open fire in the open plan living space, perfect for those romantic evenings. The garden reaches right to the edge of the sea wall and offers breathtaking views over St Michael's Mount and Mount's Bay.

Lobster Cottage is perched on the edge of the sea tucked down a private, pretty and traffic-free terrace walking distance to the pubs, restaurants and shops of Mousehole and just a short stroll up to the coastal path which takes you to Lamorna and beyond or into Penzance. Local transport serves the area well offering regular connections into Penzance and further afield.

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

sofa, open fire, views to the sea, dining table, chairs, TV/DVD, electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge. Steep stairs leading to:

Bedroom

double bed, integral storage space, views over the sea.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Outside area

small garden with lawn and palm trees, wooden garden furniture, sea and harbour views.

Additional information

modern night storage heater, open fire, due to a 150 yard walk to the local parking Lobster Cottage may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, WiFi, short breaks available.

 

This is it! Look no further...you have found the perfect place to stay. This cosy cottage is situated in a quiet, undisturbed location of Mousehole. Lobster Cottage is nestled in a small row of cottages, with outstanding views. A perfect start to the day, sitting in the garden, which is located at the front of the cottage , having breakfast overlooking the sea. Equally, watching the fishing boats return from their daily trawl in the evening is a joy to behold. The cottage itself, is a small, charming place that embraces you as soon as you arrive. The decor has been carefully designed in a wonderful way, not losing any of the character , charm & history of this little cottage.....if only the walls could talk....I have stayed here many times, and will always continue to do so....the only thing good about leaving Lobster Cottage, is that it's one day nearer my return !

Marion Tucker

Enjoyed a lovely week at Lobster Cottage. Stunning views and excellent location. A nice touch was the welcome cream tea on arrival and ready made fire. Would definitely recommend

Ms Sankey
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1 Jan - 4 Feb358
11 Feb - 18 Feb376
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Mousehole Holidays

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 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.

13th - 14th May 2017

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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!

17th - 26th June 2016

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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 Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

August 2017 - Dates TBC

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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28th August 2017

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.

9th - 23rd September 2017

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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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TBC December 2017

www.mouseholelights.org.uk

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.

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23 December 2017

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.

Date 5th February 2018

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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!

April 2018

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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.

Dates TBC 

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Sea Salts and Sail Festival, Mousehole

A three day event celebrating Cornwall's Maritime heritage, with traditional sailing vessels, live music, and craft and cookery demonstrations. Profits donated to local charities. 

Dates TBC

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RNAS Culdrose Air Day

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working military Naval Air Station, be wowed by spectacular flying displays and get up-close with state-of-the-art aircrafts - learning what life is really like in the Royal Navy.

Dates TBC

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