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Morningtide Mousehole

 
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Fancy waking up to a fishing boat sailing past, and a view of St Michael's Mount, then Morningtide is the property for you. Morningtide is the perfect holiday retreat for a family or two couples. Enjoying sea views from almost every window, a rear courtyard with Mediterranean pots full of flowers, and a bespoke fitted kitchen, this property won't fail to impress.

Tucked away in a pedestrianised area, Morningtide is a short stroll to the harbour with its restaurants, galleries, and small sandy beach perfect for children. A short drive away you have the vibrant and colourful fishing port of Newlyn, you can potter around the fish market, chat to the guys and buy your freshly caught fish to cook for tea! A real experience. After a busy day exploring this stunning part of West Cornwall you can return to your retreat and snuggle up in front of one of Morningtide's two wood burners and plan your next day ahead.

Entrance

small hallway leading into the sitting room.

Sitting room

TV/DVD, sofa, armchair, cushioned bench seating for four, woodburner, sea views.

Kitchen/dining area

table and seating for six, fully fitted integral kitchen units, two separate ovens, larder fridge,woodburner, larder freezer, dishwasher.

Downstairs wet room

large enclosed shower, WC, basin.

Utility area

washing machine, tumble dryer.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views.

Bedroom 2

double bed, sea views.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, wash basin.

Additional information

central heating throughout. Parking close by at two harbourside car parks, about a three minute walk from Morningtide, WiFi.

 

For a family this property is just right. The children's bedroom in the rear is charming and quiet and next to the family bathroom. There is an excellent shower room plus loo downstairs. The main bedrooms are well appointed and very comfortable. As well as a good area to sit in the kitchen - which has everything you could want to produce your own meals - there is a proper, spacious living room. The views are of course great and the position in Mousehole is close enough to walk to everything you might need but not so close as to be noisy.

April 2018

All the positive things, as we really like it.

March 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

Pirates & Fairies Treasure Hunt

Go on a magical treasure hunt at Paradise Park in Hayle this February half term. Join Long John Tredinnick and his loyal band of parrots as you hunt for treasure, spot flying macaws, explore the park and claim a sweet treat as your reward for completing the treasure hunt. 

16th - 24th February 2019

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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.

1st - 2nd March 2019

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Rockpool Explorers

Meet weird and wonderful creatures next to St Michael's Mount's causeway this Spring. Bring buckets and a sense of adventure and get ready to rummage in the rockpools and learn about sea creatures. 

Dates: Sunday 7th April, 11am - 1pm, Tuesday 9th April, 1-3pm, Thursday 18th April, 10am - 12pm, Sunday 21st April, 11am - 1pm.

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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!

26th - 28th April 2019

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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.

27th 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!

21st - 30th June 2019

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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.

3rd - 6th July 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

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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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 26th 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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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.

TBC 23rd - 24th November 2019

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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. 

TBC 1st - 2nd December 2019

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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. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (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 2019 - 4th January 2020

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

TBC 21st December 2019

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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.

TBC 23rd December 2019

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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 2019

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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 2020

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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.

For a family this property is just right. The children's bedroom in the rear is charming and quiet and next to the family bathroom. There is an excellent shower room plus loo downstairs. The main bedrooms are well appointed and very comfortable. As well as a good area to sit in the kitchen - which has everything you could want to produce your own meals - there is a proper, spacious living room. The views are of course great and the position in Mousehole is close enough to walk to everything you might need but not so close as to be noisy.

April 2018

All the positive things, as we really like it.

March 2018

The cottage was delightful. We stayed over the Christmas period and the kitchen provided us with all we needed on the cooking front.

The Christmas decorations were lovely around the house and the cottage was warm and welcoming. Mince pies and clotted cream, together with a bottle of Prosecco awaited us on our arrival.

A lovely place to stay and would certainly recommend it.

December 2017

We spent a very happy week in Morningtide. The view from the house is of the island and the fishing boats and the glorious sea. Lovely.

September 2017

Lovely well appointed and comfy cottage with great views in a fabulous location.

September 2017

We were all extremely happy with the accommodation and had a wonderful holiday!

August 2017

Our first visit to Cornwall and Morningtide made it very special and memorable. Perfect location, sea views and well equipped.

July 2017

Not suitable for disabled or infirm.

September 2016

Lovely cottage, with lovely sea views from most rooms. Very suitable for a family (we had a toddler in tow!) with all facilities, crockery, pots and pans provided. The cream tea was a warm welcome too!

Bear in mind that even the local chippy closes about 8pm on a Saturday so, if you're arriving late, best to bring food along to cook.

July 2016

Stylish and elegant cottage. Forget boutique hotels and stay here! Comfy bed, sea views, delicious fish dinners in front of the woodburner! (everyday we paid a visit to fishmongers in Newlyn to dine like kings on prawns, crabs, sole.. Yum)

March 2016

 
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