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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.

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.

Wish you were here?

Enjoy live views of Mousehole harbour via our HD Mousehole webcam, which shows the stunning views from Hole Foods Deli & Café in Mousehole, Cornwall.

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

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 2021

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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 2021

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Lamorna

Lamorna, Mousehole

From £785 - £2150
Sleeps 6 + cot

Tom's Harbour Light

Tom's Harbour Light, Mousehole

From £496 - £1258
Sleeps 4

Lamorna Stream Studio

Lamorna Stream Studio, Lamorna

From £357 - £835
Sleeps 2 + cot

Mill Leat

Mill Leat, Mousehole

From £520 - £1600
Sleeps 4 + cot

The Old Gallery

The Old Gallery, Mousehole

From £351 - £720
Sleeps 2 + cot

The Barn

The Barn, Mousehole

From £458 - £1270
Sleeps 4 + cot

Fisherman's Square

Fisherman's Square, Mousehole

From £520 - £1840
Sleeps 4 + cot

The Beach House, Mousehole

The Beach House, Mousehole , Mousehole

From £458 - £1270
Sleeps 6

Old Brook Cottage

Old Brook Cottage, Mousehole

From £399 - £1050
Sleeps 4 + cot

Saltings

Saltings, Mousehole

From £474 - £1360
Sleeps 6 + cot

Piran Cottage

Piran Cottage, Lamorna

From £464 - £1390
Sleeps 4 + cot

Mowzer Cottage

Mowzer Cottage, Mousehole

From £400 - £1010
Sleeps 4 + cot

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