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Waterbury Mousehole

£390 - £1015 per week
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A 200 year old traditional granite cottage situated just 40ft from Mousehole's harbour and beach as well as the local pub and a great selection of galleries and restaurants. Waterbury is full of charm and character, and the narrow rope banistered staircase adds a nautical feel to this family holiday home, which offers very good quality, traditional accommodation.

The granite fireplace is the centrepiece in the lounge, with whitewashed walls contrasted with warm soft furnishings, big comfy leather sofas and wonderful harbour views. Waterbury is ideally located for a car free holiday. If the urge to explore is too much then a trip to St Ives, Marazion, Land's End, Porthcurno or the Lizard are all an easy drive.

Entrance via external stone steps

two steps from pathway into:

Sitting/dining room

open plan living space, exposed granite walls, original beams, granite feature fireplace, wooden floors, leather sofas, TV/DVD, Bluetooth enabled speaker, electric 'stove' style fire with remote control, dining table and chairs, additional period furniture. Front door to Duck Street and the harbour. Original staircase with rope banisters to the first floor:

Kitchen

slimline dishwasher, fridge with ice box, ceramic hob with extractor, electric oven and grill, washing machine.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

3ft bunk beds.

Family bathroom

P-shaped bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Additional information

night storage heaters, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

Great traditional cottage very near the harbour we look forward to going back just could do with a larger fridge freezer and tumble dryer

September 2019

A lovely cottage very near the harbour, Waterbury was clean and well-equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Thank you.

April 2019

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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb390
16 February401
23 Feb - 30 Mar390
6 Apr - 13 Apr552
20 April541
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11 May - 18 May551
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15 Jun - 22 Jun711
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2 Nov - 14 Dec390
21 December618
28 Dec - 31 Dec783

2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb398
15 February409
22 Feb - 21 Mar398
28 March439
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18 Apr - 25 Apr439
2 May531
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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

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.

22nd - 23rd November 2019

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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. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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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. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

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. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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.

4th February 2020

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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.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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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!

26th - 28th April 2020

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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.

27th April 2020

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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.

10th - 12th May 2020

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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!

21st - 30th June 2020

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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.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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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 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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 26th August 2020

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.

14th - 28th September 2020

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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.

Great traditional cottage very near the harbour we look forward to going back just could do with a larger fridge freezer and tumble dryer

Sep 2019

A lovely cottage very near the harbour, Waterbury was clean and well-equipped with everything we needed for our stay. Thank you.

May 2019

Excellent location in a lovely coastal village. Cottage was good for a family (plenty of room) and very well equipped if you want to cater at home. If you want to eat at the restaurant or pub do book in advance as they get very busy and stop serving quite early (around 8:30pm).

Jul 2018

We had a very relaxing few days in Mousehole in an excellent location in a nice cottage

Jul 2018

Just go and find your own adventure ??

Jan 2017

Excellent position. Warm, cosy, well equipped.

Feb 2016

I do not recommend Waterbury as a holiday let as it is substandard. My comments I do not think would give Aspect holidays a good reputation. This is not a reflection on the staff they work very hard.

Aug 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry to hear this. The team here had been in contact with you at the time of your stay, regarding the issue with the level of cleanliness. We agreed that it was not acceptable for you to have arrived to this, and we should have been notified by the housekeeper earlier, so that we could have got additional help for the housekeeper before your arrival. I hope that the actions taken at the time, helped to improve the situation for you. Tanya, Customer Services.

A spacious well equipped cottage that just needs a few tweaks

Mar 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review and constructive suggestions about additional lamps, and altering the bannister. All feedback is sent on to the individual owners for their consideration and we welcome any feedback that helps us to better understand what improvements are considered most important for guests. We were glad to hear that you enjoyed Waterbury and hope to see you back soon. Tanya, Customer Services.

Great cottage, fantastic location, easy accessible from Penzance and all other places in Cornwall...absolutely no complaints.

Sep 2014