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Penrose Cottage Mousehole

£359 - £810 per week

With expansive sea views from the first floor and garden out to Mount's Bay this characterful cottage is set in a small hamlet above the idyllic fishing village of Mousehole. This two bedroom country cottage also has a pretty garden where you can pick fresh fruit when available, a patio, a further sitting area overlooking the village church and open fields which lead down to the coast.

With spacious living areas and a large inglenook fireplace and woodburner Penrose Cottage offers a lovely retreat for couples or small families alike. Set in this wonderful part of Cornwall it is the perfect base for exploring all the local villages and hidden coves with the stunning beaches at Marazion and Sennen as well as the popular town of St Ives all a short drive away. If staying closer there is a great local pub close by in the neighbouring village of Paul or it is a mile through the country lanes to the pubs and galleries found around the cobbled streets of Mousehole.


via sliding doors to entrance porch.


table and two chairs.

Sitting room

L-shaped sofa, armchair, inglenook fireplace with woodburner.

Kitchen area

open plan to sitting room, fridge with freezer compartment, induction hob and electric oven.

Dining room

conservatory dining room, French doors out to garden, dining table and four chairs, dishwasher.

Downstairs cloakroom

WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed, en suite with shower, WC. basin.

Bedroom 2

single bed, sea views.

Utility room

accessed from garden, washer/dryer.


patio area with table and four chairs leading through cottage garden to sitting area, patio table and two chairs. Further sunken garden with views across fields to sea.

Additional information

gas central heating, free on-road parking along the lane by the cottage subject to availability, WiFi, short breaks available.


Excellent cottage and holiday

August 2019

We had really relaxing holidays in Cornwall. The place is very nice with a wonderful garden and a nice view to Penzance and St. Michaels Mount. Parking was possible and we could also walk or go by bus to other places. Inside the cottage, we had everything we needed.

July 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

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.

22nd - 23rd 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. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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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. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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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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Montol Festival

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

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.

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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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.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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!

25th - 27th July 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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 2020

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 cottage and holiday

3 weeks ago

We had really relaxing holidays in Cornwall. The place is very nice with a wonderful garden and a nice view to Penzance and St. Michaels Mount. Parking was possible and we could also walk or go by bus to other places. Inside the cottage, we had everything we needed.

Jul 2019

We absolutely loved our stay at Penrose Cottage! The large woodburner makes it lovely and cozy in winter and in the summer the gardens must be lovely to hang out in, too. It's an absolute gem. Will come again!

Jan 2019

Aspects Holidays made our Christmas holiday in Cornwall very easy! Their website is very easy to use, the little pack that you receive with all the cottage details including directions is well thought out and the welcoming gift of biscuits is very thoughtful! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in one of their cottages and will definitely be booking again.

Dec 2018

Our second visit to penrose the location away from the hustle and bustle, so peaceful. Beautiful views from bottom of garden. Property so well equipped and very clean, loving the new shower room since we last stayed.cosy in the evenings with wood burner.we will be back soon !

Oct 2018

Penrose cottage is the perfect place for utter peace and quiet, beautiful views and very comfortable. All you could want for a relaxing and restorative holiday .. Watch for the Mousehole Male Voice Choir when they practice in the local church, go in and listen__ fabulous and free.

Oct 2018

Lovely cottage, terrific garden, have already booked again for 2019

Sep 2018

Cosy little cottage with a beautiful garden and see view. We had lovely holidays in Cornwell.

Aug 2018

We arrived at Penrose Cottage after an 8 hour journey in the pouring rain. We were very pleasantly surprised to find a bottle of wine and Cornish biscuits there to welcome us. Penrose cottage was so clean and welcoming with lots of lovely, homely added touches.

Aug 2018

Penrose cottage is a real gem of a property, to sit in the garden and hear only the birds singing and the cattle lowing was a tonic to the mind, the view from the bottom of the garden was likewise a tonic to the soul, seeing "creation" in all its glory.

Jul 2018


Jun 2018

Cosy, clean ,well equipped cottage. Look forward to returning

Sep 2017

A lovely cottage, well decorated with an excellent garden. Hard to beat!

Sep 2017

Lovely cottage close to beautiful scenery. We enjoyed the quiet and peaceful location, the wonderful garden and the great view.

Jul 2017

Penrose cottage was an absolute delight. We were made very welcome with a bottle of cava and ginger biscuits to greet us! The accommodation was excellent and very comfortable, for 2 people it was very spacious. There was everything you could need in the kitchen, living room and bedroom. I think the garden topped it all though; lush greenery and abundant with flowers and a view over Mount's Bay which was lovely and unexpected.

Jun 2017

Handy location, quiet with lovely garden & views to the sea.

Jun 2017

We have had a wonderful stay! The location was very quiet and it was nice to be close to, but not in, a more busy area. The garden is beatyful and the view from it breathtaking. We felt at home right away.

Sep 2016

We loved the property, location and views of the sea. It is the nicest property we have stayed in in Cornwall. The bed was very comfortable, and there were lots of nice touches which gave it a homely feel. The garden was particularly pretty and secluded. A parasol for the garden table would be nice, but otherwise I wouldn't change anything.

May 2016

Penrose cottage is an excellent cottage with a beautiful garden in a wonderful location. Probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in!

Aug 2015

Excellent in every detail Equipment was perfect, and plenty of it too. Lovely conservatory to eat in. We though it was allsuperb.

Jun 2015