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£490 - £1360 per week

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 bed, amazing sea views.

Outside area

very small patio area.

Additional information

Electric heating, WiFi, short breaks available.


The nicest and best cottage we have ever stayed in. Every detail has been thought of . Thank you so much .

October 2021

Beautiful cottage. Very spacious and well equipped. Tastefully decorated. Amazing location. Handy also having Netflix for the children in the evenings.

July 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.

The nicest and best cottage we have ever stayed in. Every detail has been thought of . Thank you so much .

Beautiful cottage. Very spacious and well equipped. Tastefully decorated. Amazing location. Handy also having Netflix for the children in the evenings.

We loved everything about Saltings. It was so cosy and immaculately clean. So handy for the heart of Mousehole. Couldn’t fault the cottage whatsoever! Would highly recommend booking.

Saltings is a great base to explore the area, but also a glorious hideaway right in the heart of wonderful Mousehole. I couldn’t recommend it enough.

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.