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Mowzer Cottage

£455 - £1264 per week

Mowzer Cottage, formerly known as Seashells, is a gorgeous two bedroom granite cottage quietly tucked down a lane, moments from the harbour in this idyllic Cornish fishing village. The beautifully refurbished interior epitomises contemporary style, blended with original character and offers light filled rooms. With a spacious reception room, sea views from the first floor and an eat-in kitchen leading out to a communal courtyard patio, it is the perfect retreat.

Mousehole is a sought after village, with a pretty harbour and offers a good selection of galleries, shops, pubs and restaurants all found wandering through its maze of cobbled streets. As well as stunning coastal walks on the doorstep there are numerous beaches and coves to explore around this stunning part of West Cornwall.


via the front door into hall with stairs to top floor, door to sitting room.

Sitting room

two sofas, chair, woodburner, Smart TV, stairs up to first floor bedrooms, and stairs down to kitchen.

Kitchen/dining room

integral electric oven, induction hob, washer dryer and dishwasher, fridge/freezer, dining table with built in corner seating, two chairs, door out to patio area.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed.


WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

zip a nd link beds ( twin bed or superking )

Outdoor area

small paved patio area, bistro table and two chairs, rear access across communal courtyard.

Additional information

Due to the two flights of steep stairs within the property, Mowzer Cottage may not be suitable for young children or those with limited mobility. Electric heating, WiFi, short breaks available.


Excellent location, tastefully decorated, well presented and well equipped. The owners had thought of everything, even rugs for a chilly evening.

Please be aware the accommodation is over 3 levels with the bathroom on the lowest floor.

October 2021

Amazing location ..immaculate condition .. everything you could need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Great service from Aspects and owners and cleaners of Mowzer who have paid every attention to detail to help you enjoy your stay. We would definitely stay again and at Mousehole .. a little piece of paradise.

August 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.

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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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 location, tastefully decorated, well presented and well equipped. The owners had thought of everything, even rugs for a chilly evening.

Please be aware the accommodation is over 3 levels with the bathroom on the lowest floor.

Amazing location ..immaculate condition .. everything you could need for a comfortable and relaxing holiday. Great service from Aspects and owners and cleaners of Mowzer who have paid every attention to detail to help you enjoy your stay. We would definitely stay again and at Mousehole .. a little piece of paradise.

This was our 2nd visit to Mowzer cottage and we love it so much. The cottage is gorgeous and is very close to the harbour. We could tell there had been some excellent changes this time, from the new owners, all of which were very much appreciated. We visit Mousehole every year, it is so beautiful whatever the weather. We hope there are many more visits to Mowzer cottage to come in the future.

We had the most wonderful stay at Mowzer Cottage. There are warnings in the description about the stairs, and our youngest is 18 months, but it was totally fine. There is a stable type door from the living room down to the kitchen, as well as a door leading to upstairs. So if you have small/crawling children you can shut both doors and you don’t need to worry! There was also a high chair in the property, which Aspect holidays said couldn’t be provided, but the owners kindly have. The location is wonderful, I loved laying in bed looking out to sea. And we used the back door more than the front, as this opens onto a little path thats closer to the harbour than the front door. It also meant I could leave sandy things by the back door and pop the kids straight into the bath! The bathroom is on the lower floor off the kitchen, and there is also a WC on the top floor next to the bedrooms. The kitchen was really well equipped, and we enjoyed buying lobster at the weekly farmer market and cooking it for dinner in the cottage. It is also very quiet, no cars can fit down there so you don’t get any traffic noise. Thank you for a very comfortable and relaxing stay, we loved it!

Mowzer Cottage is 'home from home' - clean, tidy, very well equipped and nicely decorated. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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We found this cosy cottage perfect for our Christmas visit to Mousehole. Everything we needed was provided.

We had a lovely summer holiday in Mowzer cottage. Right in the heart of the village and in a quiet, traffic free street. Spread over three floors with ample space to chill out after the day's adventures. Swimming in the harbour, jumping the harbour wall, rockpooling, relaxing in the deli and checking out the galleries just a few of the village delights.

We have visited Mousehole several times and we love it here we will be back again.??

A comfortable and very quiet cottage with all amenities required in the cottage. We had a very comfortable stay.

A beautiful, charming cottage close to everything Mousehole has to offer we had a lovely stay.

This is a lovely place to stay.

A lovely, comfortable cottage in the heart of the village - perfect for a family of four.

A fantastic place to stay especially for a winter week in mousehole. Would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.

Had a lovely stay at Seashells, the property gives you everything you could need. It was perfectly cosey in the evenings and situated in a lovely picturesque village, but was close enough to local amenities.