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Vine Cottage Mousehole

£392 - £990 per week
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Vine Cottage is a traditional, granite cottage set over three floors and situated just moments from Mousehole's beautiful harbour. It retains plenty of character and original features, with granite fireplaces and a woodburner in the kitchen. With three good sized bedrooms, there is plenty of space for a family holiday.

There is a patio area outside the front and off the kitchen is a rear courtyard which is perfect for storing wetsuits after a day out enjoying the local beaches and amenities in this sought after part of West Cornwall.

Entrance

front door to entrance hall, ground floor bedroom, sitting room, stairs up to first floor bedrooms.

Sitting room

two leather sofas, window seat, TV, electric woodburner, window to front, stairs down to:

Basement kitchen

dining table and six chairs, washing machine, dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge, woodburner, window to front, stable door out to rear access and courtyard.

Bedroom 1

ground floor bedroom, double bed, window to front, en suite with shower WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed, window to front.

Bedroom 3

bunk beds, single bed, window to front.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Outdoor area

small sitting area outside front door, off the kitchen is a covered yard perfect for storing wetsuits and beach items, outside WC and basin with access down to harbour, please note, this is also a rarely used right of way for neighbouring cottage.

Additional information

steep stairs may mean the property is unsuitable for those with limited mobility, gas central heating, cot and highchair available, WiFi.

 
 

Vine Cottage is the perfect place to stay in Mousehole, far enough away from the road and pedestrian traffic, but close enough to take a glass of something nice and sit on the harbour wall and watch the world go by.

August 2020

Pictures and description accurate. Good location for harbour. Back entrance great and space for washing and airing wetsuits. Well equipped kitchen and nice bedrooms. Great walk in shower in ensuite. Liked the seaside decor touches and books, games etc Having 3 keys very useful and key safe. Felt safe in the pandemic - shared access no problem. Aspects easy to book and very helpful. Parked at school- worked well. All in all loved the cottage and our stay in Mousehole- would definitely return...

July 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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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

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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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.

Was quite dismayed to see the owner had left foodstuffs: flour, vegetable oil, tomato ketchup in half full containers in our food storage area. This is in clear breach of Covid guidance to have everything cleaned on changeover. Seems like you are having your cake and eating it as you expect us to leave an hour earlier and arrive 2 hours later to allow for the extra cleaning during Covid. Aspects did clarify it should not be like this and arranged for the housekeeper to remove these items. However, the owner's tea coffee and sugar were still left by the kettle! A further annoyance was that in the welcome back the code given for access to the WiFi was incorrect. We were effectively deprived of access to this for two days. Aspects claimed that the WiFi details were with the arrival details and included with the key safe details, which they were not. The most serious thing was that the smoke alarm had been disconnected On inspection the battery had a best before date on November 2019. It is possible that it had been left disconnected for all the lets since 4 July, potentially putting the lives of all holidaymakers since then at risk. It also means that the safety audits carried out by the 'responsible person' must have been fraudulent. The house was not clean - there were cobwebs in the lounge window. It was also apparent that there was an ant infestation in the kitchen, about whcih previous guests had written in the visitors' book. Top floor 1980s bathroom needs to be ripped out and replaced with something contemporary.

1 month ago

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We would like to say how sorry we are that you have not had a satisfactory experience at one of the properties that we market. Whilst the Wi-Fi was working throughout your stay, with the correct password accessible on the router; it was completely our error that the code had not been on your arrival information and incorrectly printed in the welcome folder, which would understandably cause some confusion. We are very sorry for this error. We would like to reassure you that a full clean of the property had taken place and looking through all of the correspondence during your stay and since, it was understood that the cleaning had been to the expected standard, but the issue was with the condiments having been left in the kitchen cupboards. We instruct owners to not leave condiments, so we were disappointed to hear that you had found these items. They were removed immediately, and the owner has been reminded to not provide these going forward. Had we also been aware of an ant infestation, we would have done everything we could to help with this at the time, so we are very sorry to now hear of this. Regarding your safety concerns with the fire alarm, it is the responsibility of the owner to maintain these and as you will be aware, this has all been followed up and appropriate action taken, so we cannot really comment any further on this other than to reassure you that from our side of things we have always ensured that we have a record of all the relevant legal safety documents from the property owners including gas safety, PAT testing, fire risk assessment and a 5 year electrical safety certificate. Once again, we are sorry for any confusion and disappointment caused on our part and sincerely thank you for bringing the other points to our attention, so that we could follow up with the property owner and their housekeeper. Tanya, Customer Services

Vine Cottage is the perfect place to stay in Mousehole, far enough away from the road and pedestrian traffic, but close enough to take a glass of something nice and sit on the harbour wall and watch the world go by.

Aug 2020

Pictures and description accurate. Good location for harbour. Back entrance great and space for washing and airing wetsuits. Well equipped kitchen and nice bedrooms. Great walk in shower in ensuite. Liked the seaside decor touches and books, games etc Having 3 keys very useful and key safe. Felt safe in the pandemic - shared access no problem. Aspects easy to book and very helpful. Parked at school- worked well. All in all loved the cottage and our stay in Mousehole- would definitely return...

Aug 2020

Modern tasteful decor. Warm and inviting. I have recommended Vine Cottage to friends.

Jan 2020

Nice cottage,good location close to harbour and car park.Make sure you take a torch with you if going out at night,the outside light isn't working and the steps are in total darkness and can be quite dangerous.

Oct 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry to hear that the outside light wasn't working. We have passed this on to the property owners who were going to look into this and hope to get it back up and running for guests as soon as possible. Thank you for letting us know. Tanya Customer Services

We had a really nice time and the cottage was cosy and very well situated.

Oct 2019

We had a brilliant week, especially as the weather was amazing. Vine Cottage was a good base in a great location. Not quite right for a family of 5 adults though and a bit tired in places.

Sep 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring Mousehole and the beautiful surrounding areas, and thank you for taking the time to send in your comments. As with a lot of traditional fisherman's cottages, the layouts can be quite a bit quirkier and smaller than what we are used to with more modern buildings, but full of character and charm. We always try to show this as clearly as possible within our photos, and hope that we have managed that in this case. The living area has two 2-seater sofas and a window seat, and the kitchen has the table and chairs pictured, plus a couple of seats at the breakfast bar. The layout may not suit every party, but we are glad that it worked perfectly for your family. Thank you for informing us about the linen; we are sorry if any of this had looked a little tired. The housekeeper was notified of this and was checking through it all so that any new sets could be arranged with the owners, if required. For anyone that may be interested in this property and would like any further details on the property and its suitability; please do not hesitate to get in contact with us so that we can answer any questions you may have. Tanya, Customer Services

The lovely cottage is very close to the habour wall (only 10 meters), so you can sit there in the dawn drinking your beer :-)

Aug 2019

The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We parked in the harbour which was less than a minutes walk from the back door and only £3 for 24 hours. Very convenient for all Mousehole amenities and the bus into Penzance was regular if you don’t want to take the car. All rooms were well decorated and comfortable and we loved the shower in the en-suite. Kitchen had all amenities you could require for your stay and little courtyard was a sun trap for enjoying a glass of wine in the afternoon/early evening. We would go back to Mousehole and if we did we would stay in vine cottage again. It’s conveniently located for some beautiful beaches and towns. Loved the scones on arrival too

Jul 2019

A lovely well kept house that really feels like a home. In a great location for harbour/parking and beach. Much better location than appears on the website! There was a small problem (that would not have affected our enjoyment of our stay) but Aspects staff were so helpful in fixing this and ensuring we had a great holiday. Thanks!

Jul 2019

Great location for a lovely holiday in Mousehole. Aspects were fabulous in sorting out any issues that arose.

Jun 2019

Cosy little cottage with in a stone's throw from the sea

Nov 2018

Great property, lovely scones on arrival, which was a lovely touch. Nice laid out property with lovely decor. Coming back again next year!

Jun 2018

An excellent base for a great holiday in a perfect village. Pleased we got the parking at the school.

Oct 2017

Fabulous location in lovely Mousehole

Aug 2016