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The Old Market House Mousehole

£366 - £826 per week

This hidden gem is tucked away in a pretty little street, just seconds from the harbour. In the sought after fishing village of Mousehole, you enter this gorgeous little cottage which is the perfect bolthole for two. With boutique quality furnishings, the open plan living area is a great space to relax after a day out exploring the harbour and cobbled streets in this idyllic village. The romantic space upstairs with its super king size double bed awaits you for a luxurious night's sleep.

Mousehole is a picture postcard fishing Village situated in the heart of West Cornwall. The area is renowned for its stunning beaches and coastline and with Penzance and St Ives also close by you will never be short of places to explore during your Cornish break.


via front door into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

electric oven, hob, fridge with freezer compartment, slimline dishwasher, Nespresso machine, table and seating for two, sofa, armchair, TV/DVD, electric flame-effect woodburner. Stairs to:

Bedroom 1

zip and link beds (king or twin).

Shower room

enclosed shower, WC, basin.

Additional information

underfloor heating downstairs and in the shower room, electric radiator upstairs. No children under 4, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


Although cut short by the second lockdown we had a great time at this property. It has been our first holiday booked with Aspects and I will not hesitate to book with them again. Highly recommended.

October 2020

The property was really comfortable and spotlessly clean. Whilst being narrow it was excellent for the two of us. Well equipped and the most comfortable bed. Very close to the harbour in this lovely fishing village. Recommended for a lovely break.

October 2020

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Mousehole Holidays

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Mousehole is a great community with a fantastic atmosphere, and self catering in Moushole 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.

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.

Things to do near Mousehole

Venture near or far, with Newlyn, Porthcurno 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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Local events

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.


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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.


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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!


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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.


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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.


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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!


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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

7th - 10th July 2021

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!


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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.


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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.


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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 


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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. 


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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2021

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st 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.

Although cut short by the second lockdown we had a great time at this property. It has been our first holiday booked with Aspects and I will not hesitate to book with them again. Highly recommended.

2 weeks ago

The cottage is small but more than adequate for two and well equipped. The bedroom is spacious and the big bed very comfy. Location is excellent with just a short stroll into the village where there is a fabulous restaurant handy little deli and general store along with a great pub and lovely gift shops. Parking was a bit of an issue but was very reasonable at £3 for 24 hours. Would definitely go again.

1 month ago

The property was really comfortable and spotlessly clean. Whilst being narrow it was excellent for the two of us. Well equipped and the most comfortable bed. Very close to the harbour in this lovely fishing village. Recommended for a lovely break.

1 month ago

Excellent house in good location within Mousehole hope to return soon.

Jul 2020

We had a lovely, three night stay at The Old Market House in Mosehole in mid January. Despite the cold, damp weather the property was warm and cosy. The property was very welcoming and well equipped, spotlessly clean and immediately felt like home. We loved Mousehole with its quaint and quirky streets and beautiful tiny harbour. Even in January it was busy and interesting. We will return!

Jan 2020

Absolutely fantastic property. Plenty of space for a Couple and their dog! The pictures doesn’t do this property justice! It’s much bigger than you expect!

Jan 2020

Excellent service from Aspects holidays. Accommodation really lovely throughout. Decor and cleanliness to an outstanding standard. Location also excellent, Mousehole is beautiful. As is the whole area, with public transport easily accessible. We will definitely return. Many thanks Lorraine Edwards Derbyshire

Sep 2019

This cottage is beautiful so comfortable and spotless. It was a step away from the shops harbour cafes and pub.. perfect. The service was outstanding as always , a real gem. We will definitely book again.

Aug 2019

We had a fantastic week at The Old Market House. Everything was perfect and we loved the stable door! Well equipped and comfortable. 2 mins walk to the harbour and parking

Jul 2019

My husband and I spent a very happy nine days at this property it’s location in the village is excellent. The cottage itself is very spacious and well equipped for two people.

Jul 2019

had a most enjoyable stay at the Old Market House in Mousehole. Very clean and very comfortable with all modern facilities in an old , quaint building in a beautifully quaint village.

Jun 2019

Cottage excellent. Facilities excellent. It all added to our perfect stay.

Jul 2018

Great stay at The Old Market House, everything was beautifully kept and just as we expected. Would love to stay there again, throughly recommend Aspects Holidays. Ease of booking and communications spot on. Thank you

Jun 2018

exactly match the description , perfect for two people loved it , we did not want to come home.

May 2018

Immaculate, as described. Parking £3 24hrs close by on harbour. Went Easter holidays had no problem parking. Lovely airy bedroom with huge comfy bed.

Apr 2018

Almost Mary Poppins (perfect in everyway)

Sep 2017