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Shearwater
Mousehole

£790 - £1838 per week
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Gingerly step from the warm, golden sand into the clear, calm waters, with tousled hair, sun-kissed cheeks and an ice cream in hand. Just steps away from Mousehole's picturesque harbour, Shearwater is ideally located for a perfect Cornish holiday by the sea. Sleeping five, with parking and two small dogs welcome too, take one step inside this luxurious, contemporary property and you simply won't want to leave. Shearwater's beautifully furnished, spacious, open plan living area gifts quality time together with glimpses of the ocean. When work time can't wait, the second bedroom doubles up as a quiet office space, away from the rest of the family. Whether it's afternoons on the beach building sandcastles, perusing the gift shops and galleries or coastal rambles with burning amber sunsets, there is something for everyone close by. Rinse off the day in the refreshing shower or bathe within the bubbles with a glass of fizz in hand. As the evening draws in, gather together to dine al fresco on the terrace, for a supper of freshly caught fish and a sharing platter of local produce. Discuss the day's adventures and plan the next; Shearwater's garden tempts long nights reminiscing beneath the stars with your loved ones or close friends. After supper, the sumptuous sofa encourages time cuddled up together, whether it's sharing stories or movie marathons, over a bottle of crisp white wine.

Set back from the road in a peaceful location, Shearwater is just 100 yards from the harbour. Dine in Mousehole's 2 Fore Street restaurant overlooking the harbour or The Old Coastguard, both serving mouthwatering dishes using local ingredients. Stroll alongside the sea to the neighbouring fishing port of Newlyn, to purchase the freshest fish to cook at home, or dine at Mackerel Sky or The Fisherman's Arms, offering dynamic seasonal menus. The picture perfect Lamorna Cove, incredible Minack Theatre and the turquoise waters and powdery white sands of Porthcurno Beach, are just a short drive away. Learn to surf at Sennen Cove or wander around the several tropical gardens and have a cream tea. Create lifetime memories staying at the very special Shearwater; time spent together here is precious time spent and you will want to return year after year.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Super king

Bedroom 2

Sofa bed

Bedroom 3

Zip and link

Entrance

via front door to:

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, bench, door to hallway and doors to:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

breakfast bar, two stools, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer. Dining table and three chairs, bench, corner sofa, chair, Smart TV, doors to terrace and garden, sea glimpses. Door to hallway and doors to:

Bedroom 1

king size zip and link bed (king or twin beds), stool.

Bedroom 2

sofabed (suitable for a small child) /sofa, desk, chair.

Bathroom

bath, separate shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

super king bed, garden views.

Garden

fully enclosed terrace, accessed by a choice of three sets of double patio doors, with dining table and six chairs, lawn, two chairs.

Accessibility

property is on one level, walk-in shower. Slight slope leading up the drive from the road.

Additional information

hot water and underfloor heating throughout provided by green and efficient air source heat pumps. A bespoke glass balustrade on the front terrace keeps the garden enclosed. Shearwater is a luxurious single level property, which can be accessed by a choice of three sets of double patio doors into the living area, making "inside, outside living" a real feature. Bedroom 2 has a sofabed suitable for a small child. Please note: The driveway is fairly tight, suitable for small /medium size cars, please attempt with caution. WiFi, two well behaved small dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

We recently stayed at Shearwater, and had a very good experience. The bungalow was well equipped, cosy, inviting and had great facilities. It was clean and comfortable, and the beds were heavenly. It has a fabulous outdoor space with a comfortable table and chair set. Perfect for the warmer months. If you need an accessible property Shearwater is for you. It is in beautiful Mousehole, and due to it's location everything is on your doorstep. I highly recommend this holiday let - go ahead and book it. You will not be disappointed!! We have already re-booked for next summer.

October 2023

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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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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 recently stayed at Shearwater, and had a very good experience. The bungalow was well equipped, cosy, inviting and had great facilities. It was clean and comfortable, and the beds were heavenly. It has a fabulous outdoor space with a comfortable table and chair set. Perfect for the warmer months. If you need an accessible property Shearwater is for you. It is in beautiful Mousehole, and due to it's location everything is on your doorstep. I highly recommend this holiday let - go ahead and book it. You will not be disappointed!! We have already re-booked for next summer.