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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:


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.


Lovely stay at Waterbury. Perfect location, a 30 second walk to the harbour front. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

October 2021

A very cosy cottage in a lovely location in the centre of Mousehole. Very well equipped and had everything we needed.

September 2021

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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.

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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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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 >

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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.

Lovely stay at Waterbury. Perfect location, a 30 second walk to the harbour front. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you!

A very cosy cottage in a lovely location in the centre of Mousehole. Very well equipped and had everything we needed.

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

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

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).

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

Just go and find your own adventure ??

Excellent position. Warm, cosy, well equipped.

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.

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

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.