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The Old Post Office
Mousehole

£442 - £960 per week
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The Old Post Office is a beautifully presented picture postcard cottage which overlooks a stream running past. The property oozes charm and character with a large granite feature fireplace complete with wood burning stove for those cosy nights in! Comfortably sleeping four, this cute cottage is perfect for families or couples who would simply prefer more space to kick back in! To the front of the property is a pretty terraced garden which catches the afternoon sun, the ideal spot for a Cornish cream tea with lashings of clotted cream!

The village of Paul is criss-crossed with footpaths and winding country lanes and is ideally suited for long walks with your dog, and as The Old Post Office is pet friendly, your four legged friend can come too! The family friendly Kings Arms is a lovely pub which is only a short walk from the cottage. The picturesque Cornish village of Mousehole is only a three minute drive away or if you fancy leaving the car behind a fifteen minute walk away.

Entrance

via two stone steps into porch with door into:

Dining area

table and seating for four, sofa, fridge/freezer under stairs, stairs to first floor and doors to:

Lounge

large sofa, large armchair, TV/DVD, woodburner.

Kitchen area

electric oven, hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher.

Family bathroom

bath, separate shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size bed.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Outside area

private and enclosed, south-facing garden to the front of the property, table and seating for four.

Additional information

steps lead up to the property, due to the steps and location this property may not be suitable for the elderly or those with mobility issues, small pond in garden so children and small dogs are to be supervised at all times, oil fired central heating, WiFi, up to three dogs welcome.

 
 

The Old Post Office is located in a pleasant and peaceful village away from the bustle of Mousehole which is a 10 minute walk away (20 minutes back though!). The cottage is very comfortable, excellent bed. We ate out every day but for self catering there is everything you would need. We had the best possible weather for the whole week and besides spending time in Mousehole where we had a superb meal at the excellent 2Fore Street we visited Porth Curno twice, beautiful beach although dogs weren’t allowed, but fresh crab salad at the Beach Cafe compensated for having to sit on the rocks at the back of the beach. Also went toSennen Cove, Lizard Point, Kynance Cove and St Ives although the latter was a disappointment, overpriced and overcrowded. The intention was to use the Park & Ride at St Erth but that was already full at 10.00am. Good job we hadn’t booked tickets online! We knew of the dog ban on Cornwall’s beach before we booked but was disappointed the harbour and other areas in Mousehole were off limits which wasn’t listed. Good meal and company at The Kings Head in Paul and altogether a very enjoyable holiday.

September 2019

Lovely local restaurants, but book ahead where possible. Great Deli in Mousehole, excellent coffee with a view.

August 2019

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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...

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The Old Post Office is located in a pleasant and peaceful village away from the bustle of Mousehole which is a 10 minute walk away (20 minutes back though!). The cottage is very comfortable, excellent bed. We ate out every day but for self catering there is everything you would need. We had the best possible weather for the whole week and besides spending time in Mousehole where we had a superb meal at the excellent 2Fore Street we visited Porth Curno twice, beautiful beach although dogs weren’t allowed, but fresh crab salad at the Beach Cafe compensated for having to sit on the rocks at the back of the beach. Also went toSennen Cove, Lizard Point, Kynance Cove and St Ives although the latter was a disappointment, overpriced and overcrowded. The intention was to use the Park & Ride at St Erth but that was already full at 10.00am. Good job we hadn’t booked tickets online! We knew of the dog ban on Cornwall’s beach before we booked but was disappointed the harbour and other areas in Mousehole were off limits which wasn’t listed. Good meal and company at The Kings Head in Paul and altogether a very enjoyable holiday.

Lovely local restaurants, but book ahead where possible. Great Deli in Mousehole, excellent coffee with a view.

The Old Post Office is an airy spacious cottage in a wonderful location. It has a well equipped kitchen, lovely bathroom and comfortable furniture. Highly recommended.

The Old Post Office is a wonderful place to stay for a family. We felt at home as soon as we stepped through the gate. A very special place in a lovely location

Lovely, comfortable and well equipped home. Location great to stroll into Mousehole and also to explore the area by car. A great week in a dog friendly area

Handrail on other side of stairs would assist ascent/descent of steep stairs.

The cottage is in an excellent location, easy walk down into Mousehole ,fully equipped with everything you can need, garden out front gets lots of sun for you to top up your tan. Great walks straight out from the cottage and local pub friendly with good food.

Wonderful cottage in beautiful village. Well equipped, comfortable and homely. Cannot recommend enough and the house was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Thank you for the lovely stay.

Excellent property and well equipped. Good location and plenty of walks around the surrounding area. Only downside was the limited parking.