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Ten Steps, Mousehole

£535 - £1486 per week

Bursting at the seams with character and charm, just a few steps from the golden sand of Mousehole's harbour, Ten Steps is nestled away in the heart of this enchanting village. Grab a velvety smooth, Cornish coffee from the delicatessen on the harbour and take a few stolen moments to start your day, with toes buried in the warm, golden sand. Armed with local ingredients, prepare a breakfast of fluffy scrambled eggs and toast melting with Cornish butter as the rest of your party rise. Part of Ten Steps charm is the quirky and commodious layout which allows a family or group of friends to have their own space. At mealtimes, the dining area comes into its own as a very sociable space and on the cooler evenings, dining in front of the woodburner, only adds to Ten Steps charm. The mezzanine level creates a cosy sitting room, perfect for board games or a game of cards. After a day of building sandcastles on the beach, trekking along the coastal paths or visiting a nearby tropical garden, enjoy a gin and tonic on the terrace while the fun continues in the basement with a table tennis competition for those young at heart.

Stroll along the harbour visiting gift shops and galleries and enjoy a mouth-watering supper with a view, at 2 Fore Street or The Old Coastguard Hotel. With the beautiful Lamorna Cove on one side and the busy fishing port of Newlyn on the other, you don't have to venture far from Mousehole to explore so much more. Visit the geothermally heated Jubilee Pool on the promenade in Penzance, or take a trip to Marazion to view the spectacular St Michaels Mount. Surf at Praa Sands or Sennen Cove, or simply bathe in the turquoise waters of Porthcurno Beach before watching a production at the incredible Minack Theatre. Precious memories will be made at Ten Steps and will see you returning year after year.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Super king

Bedroom 2


Bedroom 3



via shared courtyard, eleven stone steps to front door and doors to:

Bedroom 1

superking bed, desk, three chairs, Smart TV, en suite bath with rainfall shower over, WC and basin.

Kitchen/dining room

dining table and two benches, two chairs, woodburner, two steps to door leading to terrace, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, door to:

Bedroom 2

king size bed. Stairs from kitchen/dining room rising to first floor mezzanine level:

Sitting room

sofa, four chairs, desk, stool, Smart TV and doors to:

Shower room

electric shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.

Utility room

accessed via the external steps, table tennis, washing machine, fridge/freezer.


table and four chairs.

Additional information

electric heating. Due to the several steps leading to the front door, may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility. Very young children should be supervised in the sitting room on the mezzanine level. A big positive and part of Mousehole’s charm is being able to walk around the village with ease in a few minutes and not needing a car to get around. However for those wanting to explore further afield, there is plenty of public car parking within a few minutes walk from Ten Steps. Please contact the Sales team for more information, WiFi, two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


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20% off - 20 Jul 24 to 27 Jul 24

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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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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.

Excellent property - very cosy and certainly better equipped than some 5 star hotels we have stayed in. Would certainly return to this property - only downside is parking. Note do not park in South Harbour car park if there is a storm!!!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Ten Steps, and that you found everything you needed and more during your time at the property! The weather can certainly be dramatic in this part of the country, and those waves can be fierce near the South Harbour Car Park. While it is spectacular to look at we would definitely urge vistors to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings. Katy, Customer Services.