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Morningtide
Mousehole

£540 - £1585 per week
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Wake up to a fabulous view of the sun rising over the sea horizon, with fishing boats sailing past and views of St Michael's Mount and Mounts Bay. Set in a quite location, Morningtide offers the perfect holiday retreat for a family or two couples. Enjoying sea views from almost every window, a rear courtyard with Mediterranean-inspired 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 woodburners 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.

Outside area

Rear patio area with bistro table and chairs.

Additional information

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

 
 

We have just returned from a delightful week’s stay at Morningtide. The house more than lived up to expectations; the location is wonderful with great sea views which we enjoyed with a cup of coffee of a morning and a glass of wine in the evening. Everything we could possibly need was provided, even little touches like kitchen foil and Tupperware for impromptu beach picnics. The house was exactly as photographed, very stylish and comfortable. I have seen another review about the lounge not being comfortable, but this wasn’t our opinion - there were lots of places to sit/lounge and footstools to prop up our tired legs as well as a log fire (with logs provided) if the evening got chilly. We loved Morningtide so much that we booked to come back next year before we had even left!

June 2021

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely week at Morningtide, just as lockdown was easing. Mousehole is a lovely town, with a quaint harbour frontage, and small windy streets. A few places were still closed due to restrictions, but we ate at 2 Fore Street while we were there, and the Delhi is excellent (make sure you book well in advance at 2 Fore Street). Morningtide is at one end of the town, overlooking the sea. Access by car is interesting, small windy streets and limited parking, but tbh once you're in it is fine. We ended up parking in the layby at the opposite end of town most of the week, a 10-15 min walk from Morningtide. We also did a couple of long walks from Mousehole ... the winding path to Larmorna was quite interesting in places, for example.

Obviously the main attraction apart from Mousehole itself, is the easy access to other beautiful places in Cornwall ... The Minak Theatre and the beaches nearby being a highlight, we also did Lands End, St Ives and St Michael's Mount (which you can see from Morningtide - The Gin in The Godolphin was another highlight :D, especially on a sunny day overlooking the island)

May 2021

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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 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.

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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Events

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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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.

23rd 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.

We have just returned from a delightful week’s stay at Morningtide. The house more than lived up to expectations; the location is wonderful with great sea views which we enjoyed with a cup of coffee of a morning and a glass of wine in the evening. Everything we could possibly need was provided, even little touches like kitchen foil and Tupperware for impromptu beach picnics. The house was exactly as photographed, very stylish and comfortable. I have seen another review about the lounge not being comfortable, but this wasn’t our opinion - there were lots of places to sit/lounge and footstools to prop up our tired legs as well as a log fire (with logs provided) if the evening got chilly. We loved Morningtide so much that we booked to come back next year before we had even left!

My wife and I enjoyed a lovely week at Morningtide, just as lockdown was easing. Mousehole is a lovely town, with a quaint harbour frontage, and small windy streets. A few places were still closed due to restrictions, but we ate at 2 Fore Street while we were there, and the Delhi is excellent (make sure you book well in advance at 2 Fore Street). Morningtide is at one end of the town, overlooking the sea. Access by car is interesting, small windy streets and limited parking, but tbh once you're in it is fine. We ended up parking in the layby at the opposite end of town most of the week, a 10-15 min walk from Morningtide. We also did a couple of long walks from Mousehole ... the winding path to Larmorna was quite interesting in places, for example.

Obviously the main attraction apart from Mousehole itself, is the easy access to other beautiful places in Cornwall ... The Minak Theatre and the beaches nearby being a highlight, we also did Lands End, St Ives and St Michael's Mount (which you can see from Morningtide - The Gin in The Godolphin was another highlight :D, especially on a sunny day overlooking the island)

Great location for its proximity to the town and the view of the sea. The living room isn’t the comfiest which is worth noting if you’re likely to spend a lot of time in there, however the kitchen is very well equipped!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments, the views from there certainly are fantastic; glad to hear that you enjoyed them. We are sorry that you did not find the living room that comfortable. Comfort can be quite specific to the individual, so it can be difficult for owners to furnish them in a way that will suit everyone, and it is disappointing to hear that it was not to your preference. We will of course closely monitor for further feedback on this though and thank you again for letting us know your thoughts. Tanya, Customer Services

We had a fantastic week in Mousehole. Morningtide is a very comfortable and charming holiday cottage with wonderful sea views. It's location is great - on the quieter side of the village - although driving in Mousehole is quite an experience! The kitchen is wonderfully kitted out - excellent knives, chopping boards, pots, pans, etc. Cooking was a pleasure! The bathrooms are also great - large, walk-in shower in the bathroom downstairs and a bath upstairs. Very comfortable beds and black out blinds in all the bedrooms. Washing machine and tumble dryer were very useful. Very friendly and welcoming neighbours too! A great place to stay and a wonderful base to explore the area. Highly recommend 2 Fore Street in Mousehole for meals - eat in and take away.

Advice on parking - we left our car in the car park near the Rock Pool Cafe as driving through the village is quite hair-raising! The roads are very narrow and winding and wide enough for only one car. Be prepared to pay for parking in coins though. £9 for 24 hours in the large car park. It was cheaper in the 2 smaller car parks but we couldn't find space.

Good location

Very spacious and well equipped. Views over the sea. Not suitable for elderly as quite a climb to reach.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

A lot of the fishing villages in Cornwall are quite hilly and Mousehole is no exception. Depending on which route you take to get to the property and where you are walking from, there are some steeper sections than others, though you can find some walks back to the property that will be on a mostly gradual incline if you don't mind taking the more 'scenic' route. If this is something that is a concern, if you are looking to return, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the team who are always happy to help and share their knowledge of the local area and suitability for those with any mobility issues. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely place to stay, close to shops and eateries, warm welcome. Enjoyed thoroughly.

Morningtide is an exceptionally clean, well equipped and comfortable cottage with excellent sea views. We were fortunate to have a week of glorious weather and thoroughly enjoyed sitting outside watching the sun rise and listening to the seagulls and oystercatchers.

Very well equipped, suitable for small children as away from traffic but need to be fit to cope with steep climb up to cottage.

Amazing location and stunning cottage we had a wonderful time at morningtide

We were blessed with weather that was the hottest week in February on record! This was our first holiday as a couple and I am left with such fond memories of waking up to the sea At Mousehole. We feel Aspects looked after us, phoning us to warn that roadworks were happening and leaving me birthday treats was such a lovely thing to do. Cornwall is so beautiful and the cottage sits in the most perfect location. We won’t forget it and aim to return next year.

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.

All the positive things, as we really like it.

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.

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.

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

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

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

Not suitable for disabled or infirm.

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.

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)