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The Barn
Mousehole

£458 - £1214 per week
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Perfectly placed for both sun soaking and storm watching, with its elevated views over Mousehole and Mount's Bay, The Barn has a bird's eye view to keep an eye on the elements so that you can while away many an hour just watching the weather sweep across the horizon. Having a great love of the village, the owners have had the vision to share their passion of family getaways, surf trips and romantic breaks with guests. Downstairs comprises the master en-suite bedroom, a second shower room and a compact, well equipped kitchen. Upstairs, positioned to take in the fabulous views, you will find the sitting room with dining area, ascend just a couple more steps and you find yourself in the delightful second bedroom with ocean views. When you are exhausted from discovering the coastal area on foot, retreat back to the cottage garden with a glass of ice-cold cider, enjoyed with the last of the day's sunshine.

When the morning haze of summer mists the horizon, sneak out of the cottage, towel flung over shoulder, and stroll down into the village for a dip before breakfast. Once warmed through with a hearty breakfast, grab your walking boots, pack a picnic of Cornish scones, strawberry jam, not forgetting plenty of clotted cream, and head off across the South West Coast Path. Choose one of the many golden beaches around West Cornwall as your playground, where seaside family holidays and coastal escapes will have never been so fun, promising excitement amongst the waves. At its heart, Mousehole still has a busy harbour, a really charming destination promising each and every visitor a blissful break away from everyday life. Perfect to unwind and recharge your batteries at any time of the year, The Barn is all about good old-fashioned fun.

Entrance

via three steps to front door into small halway with four steps down to kitchen, nine steps up to sitting room and bedroom two. Door into:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite shower room, WC and basin.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Kitchen

electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, door to terrace.

Sitting/dining room

sofa bed, two chairs, footstool, Sky TV, electric flame effect woodburner, table with four chairs, sea views, three steps up to:

Bedroom 2

zip and link (twin or super king size) beds, chair, sea views.

Outside areas

rear garden, front decked terrace with table and four chairs, sea views.

Additional information

electric heating, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

We loved The Barn from the moment we arrived. It's clean, well equipped and it's so obvious that a lot of love and care has gone into the decor/things placed around to make it homely. The beds were the most comfortable i have ever slept in in a holiday cottage. The garden at the side of the property was lovely with a little summer house. Even that had been made cosy inside with candles etc. Having a parking space in Mousehole is a huge bonus. A couple of minutes walk through the pretty streets leads you to the harbour and beach. Highly recommend this property. We certainly will be back.

June 2021

The barn was slightly smaller than properties we have rented in the past but it was comfortable, bright and spacious. It was clean and well finished with a good selection of fixtures and fittings. We found it a bit strange having the kitchen on a lower level to the sitting room but that's probably because we live in a house with a traditional layout. It didn't affect our experience though. The back garden was lovely for sitting out when the sun shone and we were serenaded with bird song most of the time.

May 2021

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2021

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13 February478
20 Feb - 20 Mar458
27 March513
3 Apr - 10 Apr659
17 April458
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1 May618
8 May - 22 May650
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5 June787
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28 August832
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11 September685
18 September545
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16 October551
23 October613
30 Oct - 11 Dec458
18 December739
25 Dec - 31 Dec935

2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb483
12 Feb - 19 Feb559
26 February501
5 Mar - 19 Mar508
26 March552
2 Apr - 16 Apr737
23 April559
30 April629
7 May - 21 May667
28 May1041
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1 Oct - 8 Oct584
15 Oct - 22 Oct711
29 Oct - 10 Dec483
17 December787
24 Dec - 31 Dec978

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.

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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Events

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 >

TBC December 2021

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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.

23rd 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 loved The Barn from the moment we arrived. It's clean, well equipped and it's so obvious that a lot of love and care has gone into the decor/things placed around to make it homely. The beds were the most comfortable i have ever slept in in a holiday cottage. The garden at the side of the property was lovely with a little summer house. Even that had been made cosy inside with candles etc. Having a parking space in Mousehole is a huge bonus. A couple of minutes walk through the pretty streets leads you to the harbour and beach. Highly recommend this property. We certainly will be back.

The barn was slightly smaller than properties we have rented in the past but it was comfortable, bright and spacious. It was clean and well finished with a good selection of fixtures and fittings. We found it a bit strange having the kitchen on a lower level to the sitting room but that's probably because we live in a house with a traditional layout. It didn't affect our experience though. The back garden was lovely for sitting out when the sun shone and we were serenaded with bird song most of the time.

A lovely comfortable cottage, spotless and having a sea view plus our own parking outside the door was a bonus. We slept so well as it was so quiet at all times, and beds are the best we have had even in top hotels.

D & D

The Barn, didn't disappoint in anyway. It was modern, but still felt cosy, with great views of the sea, and I saw every shade of blue to grey there was. Everything was there I needed for a short break, the kitchen was well equipped and clean, although i did bring a lot from home, just in case due to Covid. The lounge had great views towards the sea in the horizon, so managed to great some great views of the Supermoon (pink). Nice walk to the harbour, and local shops, and not far either to a local pub The Kings Arms...never manged to get there, as it was really popular and the outdoor tables were always taken. Great little garden with garden furniture and a cute Summer house, it was a bonus to sit out and enjoy the great weather that I had. Good bedding and comfortable bed, loved the shower room ensuite , and also the main shower room too.

Thank you for the lovely treats, that was really a nice touch, as I wasn't expecting that. As a single female traveller, I felt safe which is really important to me ! Tried to book the cottage again for later in the year...but all booked, so will try for 2022 ...Cheers Amy & Charles for making this place a home from home !

The Barn was a wonderful location for our family holiday. Everything had been really well thought out. The house was clean and comfortable and a short walk from lovely Mousehole. I would certainly recommend it!

Very easy to book, and good onward process behind the booking. Always very welcoming and accessible if any issues.