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Pilot's Cottage
Mousehole

£582 - £1266 per week
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Midsummer mornings at Pilot's Cottage beckon lazy lie-ins under the cool, crisp linens after a dream filled slumber. Meander down to Mousehole's quaint harbour, just moments from Pilot's Cottage and embrace the refreshing, clear waters for a late morning swim. Pop to the delicatessen just around the corner to purchase local produce and whip up soufflé pancakes in the well-equipped kitchen. Pack up a picnic of finger sandwiches and a Cornish cream tea and head to the golden sand of one of Mousehole's two beaches, just a few steps away. With toes dipped in the warm sand, spend balmy afternoons building sandcastles and watching the children play in the calm waters under the welcome, glowing rays of sunshine. With sun kissed skin, head home to Pilot's Cottage for a refreshing shower or rinse away the day in the plunge bath; perfect for the little ones or to soak weary feet after a day exploring the coast path. Part of the cottage's charm is the quirky layout and with two staircases, there are endless opportunities for hide and seek after supper. Spend perfect cooler evenings snuggled up together in front of the amber glow of the woodburner, playing board games with a cold glass of wine in hand.

The charming Pilot's Cottage is perfectly located in the heart of this picturesque village, with restaurants, gift shops and galleries within a short stroll. Enjoy fine dining at 2 Fore Street with views of the harbour or The Old Coastguard Hotel. Stroll along beside the sea to neighbouring Newlyn; The Fishermans Arms provides a perfect spot for a refreshing drink, before heading to the fishmongers to buy the freshest fish for supper. Take the coastal path from Mousehole to Lamorna Cove with breathtaking views. Visit the incredible Minack Theatre and enjoy lazy afternoons on Porthcurno Beach or head to the surf in Sennen. Pilot's Cottage is a perfect choice for families or a group of friends looking to make lasting memories.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Entrance

via shared walkway and front door to:

Dining room

dining table, bench, four chairs, door to:

Kitchen

electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher. Stairs from dining room rising to first floor and doors to:

Bathroom

plunge bath, separate electric shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, chair.

Bedroom 2

zip and link bed (super king or twin beds), chair. Second staircase from landing down to ground floor leading to:

Sitting room

two sofas, chair, woodburner, Smart TV, DVD, door to shared walkway with front door opposite.

Outside area

shared courtyard, bench for two.

Additional information

electric heating. The front door and sitting room door face each other, two steps apart, either side of the walkway, however it is possible to gain access to the sitting room by going up and down the internal staircases. The courtyard is shared wih two other cottages. Currently some feather bedding, but alternative bedding will be available early in 2024. PLEASE NOTE: The day bed pictured in bedroom 2 is soon to be replaced wih a desk and chair, WiFi, one well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

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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 harbour views and artisan foods at Mousehole Deli & kitchen, 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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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

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 of December, 2024

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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 >

December 2024

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