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Poldark Cottage

£475 - £1320 per week

From the moment you arrive at Poldark Cottage, it sets the scene for a truly Cornish holiday. Poldark Cottage with its Net Loft is a Grade II listed, 18th Century cottage which has heaps of character. Located right in the heart of the charming village of Mousehole, it is perfectly positioned to relish every moment in this quaint fishing port, being only fifteen metres from the harbour side and beach. This charming cottage provides open plan living in a sitting/dining room with open fire and well equipped galley kitchen. Sleeping four upstairs in the main property it also has the great addition of the Net Loft, accessed through a secure passageway, where a further two adults can be accommodated with their own shower room and snug.

Poldark Cottage is ideally positioned to explore all the character and charm West Cornwall has to offer, the cottage is just a stroll to the quayside where locals and holidaymakers swim, enjoy the golden sands at low tide and watch the local fishermen land their daily catch. The village itself was once described by Dylan Thomas as 'the loveliest in England', it's delightful that Mousehole has not changed much over the years therefore still retains its charm and traditional feel today. Mousehole has a number of lovely cafes offering traditional cream teas and local pubs where you can sample some of Cornwall's sea food, caught fresh each morning. The streets of Mousehole are narrow and lined with cottages, many built from Lamorna granite. Poldark Cottage captures that true feeling of what it's like to live in a fishing village. Where the Net Loft is accessible, a little more care is needed at the top of the stairs in the main cottage, with it being a traditional Cornish cottage, the landing is smaller than guests are maybe used to. From Poldark Cottage you can head out of the village, not forgetting your four legged friend, following the coastal path to Lamorna to enjoy the natural beauty of this small cove and granite harbour. Walking through the nature reserve and around the headland of Carn Du, and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of Mounts Bay. The route then follows the cliffs into Lamorna Cove where you can enjoy a well-deserved glass of Cornish Cider in the local pub, The Lamorna Wink, before starting the return route through the Lamorna granite quarries and through the fields of the clifftop farm overlooking St Clement's Isle and St Michael's Mount. The owners of Poldark Cottage have very thoughtfully put together a Mousehole Mystery Trail which will be found in the cottage so guests get to see the real Mousehole, where the locals go.

Entrance via external stone steps

two stone steps to front door into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

three seater sofa, two armchairs, TV/DVD, table with seating for six, open fire, fridge /freezer, electric oven with hob, stairs to first floor, door leading to annexe.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.


shower room with washing machine, snug with TV/DVD and games console.


bedroom with double bed.


shared courtyard with table and seating for four.

Additional information

Please note that due to the steep stairs in the cottage, the upstairs rooms are not recommended for those with mobility issues, however the net loft bedroom & shower room are accesable and as they are on the ground floor. There is a large secure passageway between the cottage and the 'net-loft'. There is a shared courtyard garden with a small table and chairs. WiFi, WiFi, one dog welcome.


Lovely cottage exactly as described. Very well equipped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday plus more besides. A Cornish cream tea with jam and scones and a bottle of milk in the fridge was a nice welcoming touch after a long journey.

July 2021

A quirky cottage as you would expect to find in a Cornish Fishing village like Mousehole. We thoroughly enjoyed our week using the local bus to travel and explore which was great fun. The car parking is an issue perhaps a permit for visitors could be a resolution

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.

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.

Lovely cottage exactly as described. Very well equipped with everything you'd need for a self catering holiday plus more besides. A Cornish cream tea with jam and scones and a bottle of milk in the fridge was a nice welcoming touch after a long journey.

A quirky cottage as you would expect to find in a Cornish Fishing village like Mousehole. We thoroughly enjoyed our week using the local bus to travel and explore which was great fun. The car parking is an issue perhaps a permit for visitors could be a resolution

Fantastic location.

Wonderful cottage in super location near harbour - the annex at the back of the property is a bonus for a family of four. We had a great stay!

Lovely cottage in a great location. Really well equipped and very comfortable. We loved the shops and restaurants being so near. So convenient. A really short walk to the harbour and beach too. A sea view from the front door! We all really enjoyed our stay here. A fabulous find.

Beds comfy, but disappointed with the property.not big enough for 6 people

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were so sorry to hear that you had been disappointed with this property. This Grade II listed building is packed full of character, and as with many of the traditional fisherman's cottages in this area, they are often a little smaller and have layouts that are quirkier than in more modern buildings. We always try to be as open and honest as possible, so whilst it can accommodate 6, with 2 double bedrooms and a twin bedroom, the size of the rooms, layout and seating arrangement may not suit all groups or individuals. We hope that despite your disappointment, you still had a fantastic time here in Mousehole. Tanya, Customer Services

Poldark is brill everything you need for a pleasant stay well furnished and great position.

As always ASPECTS exceeded all our expectations. We all had the best time

Poldark Cottage is in an amazing location, literally a few steps walk from the harbour and all the facilities, interest and beauty, Mousehole has to offer. The house is well equipped, spacious and comfortably furnished for a couple or medium sized family. Very atmospheric and always great to come home to. We just loved it!

Poldark cottage was an idyllic place to stay with my children. Lots of lovely touches about the place and very comfy beds after a day walking around mousehole. Perfect position for nipping to the deli for a delicious coffee. Cosy but we never felt cramped. We will be booking again for next year. A delightful week’s holiday.