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The Barn
Mousehole

£483 - £1270 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.

 
 

Really great property, just a short walk down the hill to harbour, great for a swim. House well equipped and comfortable. Gorgeous garden. Big parking space, garden outhouse for really useful for storing our bikes. Nice quiet location for a relaxing holiday.

June 2022

A wonderful, well equipped and cosy base to explore the magnificent Cornish coastline.

May 2022

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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.

To book and find out more, visit: https://coasteeringadventures.com/coasteering-mousehole-harbour-cornwall/

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

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 2022

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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 >

TBC December 2022

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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.

Really great property, just a short walk down the hill to harbour, great for a swim. House well equipped and comfortable. Gorgeous garden. Big parking space, garden outhouse for really useful for storing our bikes. Nice quiet location for a relaxing holiday.

A wonderful, well equipped and cosy base to explore the magnificent Cornish coastline.

The Barn was the perfect spot for our family getaway. With views of the sea but slightly out of the village and with private parking, it was the perfect spot. It’s a short 5 minute stroll down the hill into the hubbub of beautiful Mousehole where it’s every bit as pretty and welcoming as other people’s pictures and reviews led me to believe!

The Barn is stylish and comfortable with plenty of room to feel like you can unpack and relax for the week in a place that feels home from home - but with sea views! We cooked lots at the kitchen was great but also enjoyed several of the restaurants and cafes in town. There are lovely gift shops and galleries which were all unfailingly welcoming. It’s also the perfect spot from which to head out and enjoy places like Lands End, Sennen Cove, Penzance, St Michael’s Mount, St Ives and much more.

We had a really fabulous week in Mousehole staying at The Barn, it is a lovely property, very well thought through. A real bonus having a parking space & outside seating, we managed a couple of sundowner G&T's even though it was early April! Only a short stroll into Mousehole, we also made use of the Lands End cruiser bus route through Sheffield only a 15 minute walk up the hill. Sky TV was useful and well equipped kitchen. Very happy with the service from Aspects Holidays also. Highly recommend.

Well equipped, comfortable property. Easy walk down to Mousehole harbour, good location for visiting the South West of Cornwall.

The property was very well situated and it was great to have a parking space, which is rare in Mousehole. It was great to be able to see the sea while eating breakfast outside. All very clean and well equipped

I have just returned from my second visit to The Barn and I enjoyed it very much. The property is modern light and well equipped. Very suitable for a couple and/or with children aged 6+. Nice location in a classic Cornish fishing village close to lovely walks and good food. Good useable outside spaces. Off-street parking a real bonus. Highly recommended - I will be making a third visit as soon as I can!

Great location. Beautifully decorated, very clean and homely. House is on 4 levels, 2-5 steps between levels. Half way between Paul and Mousehole.

The Barn is a great property in Mousehole. Great location, parking space, sea views and really comfy. Facilities are great and from the moment we arrived we relaxed. Half way up the hill going out to Paul which is great to walk out exploring the area in either direction ??

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a great location, and comes with the bonus of a parking space in this lovely seaside village.

The Barn is a tastefully decorated and well furnished property in an excellent location. It benefits from 2 outside seating areas and a parking space making it a very special property in Mousehole.

A lovely house refurbed to an excellent standard. It had great views out to sea and was only a 5 minute walk to the harbour. The house had a lovely quirky layout, although the downstairs bedroom was quite small

A lovely little stay in Mousehole. The Barn was decorated beautifully and we could tell the thought that had gone into decorating the house. We would 100% stay here again, location was great for Mousehole and catching the bus the bus to further away towns.

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.