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Tucked away in a pretty side street, Saltings is a gorgeous coastal retreat that has plenty of both charm and style. This home has been beautifully refurbished and offers the perfect getaway for families, Mousehole harbour with its little beach is only a short stroll away. There are three bedrooms at Saltings, two on the first floor alongside a family bathroom with separate double shower and the spacious master bedroom on the second floor, featuring a king size bed. The woodburner, which transforms airy summer living into a cosy winter hideaway with ease, is the perfect spot in the sitting room to gather yourselves around for an evening of family games.

The delights of Cornwall’s far west are all within easy reach too, if you can tear yourself away. Meandering streets lead through typical Cornish fishing villages to hidden coves and golden beaches, which never fail to fascinate visitors. Delight in an open-air performance at the renowned Minack Theatre under a canopy of stars. Stroll around art galleries in St Ives, or walk part of the stunning coast path to the next village of Lamorna. At the end of the day, head back to Saltings where each and every guest is promised an enchanting escape.


via front door into:

Sitting room

two sofas, two chairs, TV/DVD, woodburner, wooden chest with games, stairs to first floor. Door to:

Kitchen/dining room

electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, table with six chairs, door to outside area.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

zip n link (twin or king size) bed.


bath, double shower, WC, basin, heated towel rail.


landing area with airing cupboard with washing machine, stairs to bedroom 3.

Bedroom 3

king size double bed, amazing sea views.

Outside area

very small patio area.

Additional information

Electric heating, WiFi, short breaks available.


We had the most fantastic stay at Saltings. My husband and I were getting married that week, and the folks at Aspect Holidays put in a beautiful full length mirror for us in the master suite, so that I would be able to get into my wedding dress up there. They also decorated the room with wedding-themed hearts and garlands. It was such a magical stay. The whole property was gorgeous, quirky, and very warm. It was wonderfully cozy, and we would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, clean, and rosy place to stay in Mousehole. You can park in one of the long-stay carparks for a fee, or up on the Mousehole Lane for free (which is what we did). It was an easy walk from there to the property.

October 2020

Lovely cottage in brilliant location

October 2020

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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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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.

TBC 2021

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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 2021

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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!

TBC 2021

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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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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 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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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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. 

TBC 2021

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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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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 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.

We had the most fantastic stay at Saltings. My husband and I were getting married that week, and the folks at Aspect Holidays put in a beautiful full length mirror for us in the master suite, so that I would be able to get into my wedding dress up there. They also decorated the room with wedding-themed hearts and garlands. It was such a magical stay. The whole property was gorgeous, quirky, and very warm. It was wonderfully cozy, and we would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a beautiful, clean, and rosy place to stay in Mousehole. You can park in one of the long-stay carparks for a fee, or up on the Mousehole Lane for free (which is what we did). It was an easy walk from there to the property.

Lovely cottage in brilliant location

We had a lovely time staying at the Saltings cottage, very comfortable and cosy. The location was excellent, just a few minutes walk to the Harbour. Decorated and furnished to a high standard. We would recommend this cottage and would stay again should we visit Cornwall in the future. For arrival, follow the directions given by Aspects rather than your SatNav, we ended up coming via the village of Paul down very narrow lanes. Which meant we missed spotting the parking lay-by (free to park, but lucky if you can get a space) or the main Coastguard car park on your way into town. Otherwise you have the two harbour car parks which were the cheapest. Plenty of places to eat around the harbour and multiple supermarkets in Penzance to stock up on supplies if you prefer to eat in.

Cornwall was as lovely as always if you want visit popular places go early to make it stress free parking . Even in these strange times still enjoyed beaches and had eating out options but think ahead .

You will not regret booking here, it's a gorgeous cottage in a lovely location with everything you could need for a great stay! We stayed in winter and it was really cosy and would love to return in the summer months too.

Saltings is really spacious and is even better than the pictures make it out to be. Just one thing to note, the stairs might be a bit steep for young children or for anyone elderly/with reduced mobility.

A lovely cottage. Very clean, comfortable and welcoming. The stairs may be a little steep for elderly or infirm. Very good location, just a few steps from the harbour.

Spacious and stylish cottage right in the heart of Mousehole, would highly recommend.