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Old Rocket Store Mousehole

£344 - £705 per week

Located moments from the harbour is this quirky and chic former maroon store for the local Penlee lifeboat. It has been completely renovated to a contemporary, modern standard whilst cleverly retaining elements of its original character and heritage. The Old Rocket Store boasts the rare advantage of private parking with a decked terrace offering views over St Clement's Isle and the sea, helping to make this luxurious and bijou property a perfect bolthole for two.

Mousehole is an idyllic fishing village with its maze of cobbled streets, restaurant's, pubs and shops making it the ideal destination for a Cornish getaway. If you wish, there are 2 adult bikes available for your use during your stay (guests to use at own risk and must use own protective equipment).


from the pavement to the front of the property into:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

open plan living space with vaulted ceiling, double electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, TV, dining table and chairs, sofa.

Mezzanine floor

steep cabin style stairs to small mezzanine floor with restricted head height, sofa and views over the roof tops to St Clement's Isle.


double bed, rear stable door to decked terrace.


bath and shower over, WC, basin.

Outside area

terrace to the side of the property with decking and suitable garden furniture, freezer and washing machine in separate room underneath parking deck. Views over St Clement's Isle and the sea, summer room with views of St Clement's Isle with table and chairs.

Additional information

parking for one medium sized car. Due to the steep nature of the cabin stairs, it is not suitable for those guests with limited mobility, children or babies. Restricted head height on mezzanine level and in shower, WiFi.


Our first Christmas time holiday together and we really enjoyed our second stay in the gorgeous Old Rocket Store -everything we needed and well recommend this little tardis ??

December 2019

What a "gem" of a find. We booked the Old Rocket Store, to attend the switch on of the Mousehole Christmas lights. Despite the weather, we couldn`t of had a better weekend, returning to the cosiness of the Old Rocket Store. Very well equipped, even down to extra batteries for the Christmas decorations. We will definitely be booking again for 2020, and would highly recommend the Old Rocket Store.

December 2019

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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

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. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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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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Montol Festival

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

21st December 2021

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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.

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.

Our first Christmas time holiday together and we really enjoyed our second stay in the gorgeous Old Rocket Store -everything we needed and well recommend this little tardis ??

Jan 2020

What a "gem" of a find. We booked the Old Rocket Store, to attend the switch on of the Mousehole Christmas lights. Despite the weather, we couldn`t of had a better weekend, returning to the cosiness of the Old Rocket Store. Very well equipped, even down to extra batteries for the Christmas decorations. We will definitely be booking again for 2020, and would highly recommend the Old Rocket Store.

Dec 2019

Great location close to the harbour the cream tea was a nice touch on arrival. The Old Ship Inn has great beers. It is a great location for walking into Penzance and Newlyn and the locally caught fish can be purchased there. We will return again next year as it is a great place to switch off from work.

Oct 2019

Excellent holiday with everything you could wish for.

Sep 2019

We returned here for the 4th time. That speaks for itself !!

Jul 2019

Love the Rocket Store, great location, peaceful with its own parking space. Wonderful little find

Jul 2019

Excellent location in mousehole with parking, bus stop located close by, fantastic views from the upper deck window area and outside summer house as an added bonus, good all-round.

Jun 2019

We absolutely loved staying at the Old Rocket Store. Full marks to the architect for creating such a massive space out of what looks like a small hut! It really is a Tardis! The location is brilliant - just round the corner from the Ship Inn and the local shops. Having a parking space right in the centre of Mousehole was very important, as parking is a nightmare. It has a very good kitchen, which was great as we tended to drive to Newlyn first thing to go to the fishmongers on the main road (free parking right outside) and then cook in the evening. The view from the sun room/sun deck was lovely. We loved the cream tea awaiting us on arrival - what a lovely touch. The cottage itself is very well-equipped having a dishwasher, washing machine and freezer. We were very comfortable here and would love to return one day.

Jun 2019

Excellent location...moments from the beach.Good sea views especially from the sun deck. Well kitted out, very comfortable. The roadside beach hut appearance belies a tardis of hidden delights.Highly recommended.

May 2019

Stayed at The Old Rocket Store excellent location in the village of Mousehole with the added bonus of a parking space....cleanliness, Description of property, Location in village...perfect for us as a couple . Plus it was decorated for the Christmas period loved it . love to hear village life going on just outside the front door.

Jan 2019

Lovely little cottage close to the amenities, well equipped and a good comfy size which is deceiving as it looks so small from the outside, The bus stop is right outside and a very good service makes getting everywhere really easy,so you can just park your car right outside the cottage and leave it there till you go home if you wanted to.

Nov 2018

This was a very beautiful cottage. Brilliant for 2 people and warm and cosy. Great views from everywhere and an excellent cream tea when we arrived.

Oct 2018

This a lovely cottage in the village - comfortable, clean with modern amenities. The parking space is an added bonus!

Jun 2018

Height limit for using shower, no good for those over 5’10. SOFA on mezzanine no use again if your tall as head hits ceilings and notice asking not to move it. ....

Feb 2018

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. The Old Rocket Store is quite an unusual property, full of character and charm; but as you rightly say, with that, comes some ceiling heights in areas, that may need to be considered if you are taller. We try to show everything as best as possible within the pictures, so if this was not quite as you were expecting, we are very sorry. We hope that it didn't take the shine off your time there, and you still enjoyed the property and Mousehole itself. Tanya, Customer Services.

The accommodation is in a fabulous location, bus to Penzance outside door. Mousehole is a lovely unspoilt fishing village, very quiet and relaxing and we had a great week exploring this part of cornwall. Will return

Jul 2017

This is a perfect little cottage for two in Mousehole with a parking space provided. It is very comfortable, light and airy and it was a joy to stay in.

Jun 2017

The Old Rocket Store is a perfectly positioned cottage with a convenient parking space which is so hard to find in Mousehole. The cottage had everything you need for a break for 2 with the added bonus of the lovely sun room. We will definitely stay again.

Jun 2017

This is an amazing cottage which is just as the description. Beautiful setting so close to the sea. Mousehole is lovely! Did not want to leave!

Oct 2016

Unique property with so many features for such a small space. Great location right in the centre of Mousehole. The private parking space is also a huge bonus. The Old Rocket Store will definitely be added to our 'must return to' list.

Mar 2016

Beautiful and quirky little bolt hole in the gorgeous village of Mousehole.

Jul 2015

We had a wonderful week in the 'Old Rocket Store' in Mousehole. The cottage is like a 'Tardis' and much bigger on the inside than it looks on the outside. Having it's own parking space is a huge bonus. The cottage is in an excellent position in the village as we didn't need to fight our way through the busy traffic. It is also next to a national cycle route and having the owner's two bikes available to borrow was fantastic as we cycled around the coast to Marazion.

Jul 2015

We had a very comfortable stay in The Old Rocket Store. It has a wonderful location in Mousehole and the bonus is a parking space for a small car.

Jun 2015

The old rocket store was excellent. It was great having private parking. We loved Mousehole which was just around the corner. The people were so friendly. We bought fresh fish every day from the harbour at Newlyn. The only downside was Vodafone signal which was ok at Newlyn wouldn't have been an issue other than our daughter couldn't contact in an emergency. X

Jun 2015

Great place in a wonderful place - it's a must for any couple.

May 2015

The Old Rocket Store is a deceptively spacious accomodation and equipped to a very high standard. It's location is excellent and private parking a real bonus.

Apr 2015

This cottage is situated by the side of the busy main road into Mousehole. We stayed New Year week and there were endless people walking past the property from about 4pm, so it is quite noisy. Inside, it is nicely decorated, but is quite compact. The stairs to the upper floor are very steep and quite difficult to ascend and descend. If you don't mind the hustle and bustle and expect compact, I would recommend this property. There are little messages from the owners all over the place, who obviously strive to make your holiday as comfortable and problem free as possible.

Jan 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you so much for your comments. We are sorry if there were points about the location and size that were not quite what you expected. We always aim to be completely open and honest with our descriptions and pictures, and have tried to show the size and nature of the property as best as we can. With the famous Mousehole lights, it is a busy little village around Christmas and New Year, so although we do not usually hear from guests that it is noisy here, we can understand why it may have been at the time that you stayed. We hope that you will agree though, that the Old Rocket Store is perfectly located for visiting this amazing festive display, and a pefect bolt hole for exploring this beautiful area of Cornwall. Tanya, Customer Services.

The Old Rocket Store is delightful. Good wifi and a private parking are a real bonus.

The Old Rocket Store is like the Tardis. Friends who called all had the same reaction, "Wow!" The place is delightfully modern, but delightfully practical.

I stayed at Christmas. A very warm and welcoming place to be, plus the Mousehole Christmas Lights! (What more could anyone want?)

Dec 2014

We had a lovely warm and cosy stay at this unique property and the parking was a great bonus.

Nov 2014

Cosy warm quirky cottage -well equipped and close to village centre -able to walk from cottage on coastal paths and for food at the lovely next door Old Coastguard Hotel and the wonderful Ship Inn -need to book for the restaurant.

Nov 2014