Exterior of the House in Mousehole Cottages in Mousehole Stunning Interior, Cornwall

The most renowned historical cottage in Mousehole.

Built in the early 1800’s it was where the Watchman lived, looking out for smugglers monitoring ships comings and goings into Mousehole Harbour. There is a gate in the garden wall with steps immediately down to the Beach, which originally was the slipway for the Watchman’s boat.

Our Facilities...

The house offers accommodation for up to 8 people, with 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms (2 en-suites). All Bedrooms, Lounge, Dining Room, and Kitchen / Snug offer outstanding sea views, the decor and furnishings reflecting the stunning exterior of the house. Please note: there is a step into the kitchen from the dining area and two steps into the lounge.

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Pet Friendly
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Sleeps 8
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4 Bedrooms
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3 Bathrooms
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Near the Beach
Sea Views
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Free WiFi
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On-Site Parking
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Charcoal BBQ
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Sky Sports
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Open Fire

The Basics...

  • Sleeps: 8
  • Arrival: 4.30pm
  • Departure: 10.00am
  • Changeover Day: Friday
  • High Quality Bed Linen changed weekly
  • Each guest has a hand towel & bath sheet
  • Pet Friendly (1 or 2 small) £50 fee per week
  • Open Fire (Basic supply of wood and coal provided)
  • Parking for 3 to 4 cars on site
  • Fridge / Freezer, Dishwasher, Wine Cooler, Microwave.
  • Induction Hob
  • Tassimo Coffee Machine
  • Bose Wireless Sound System
  • Xbox 360 games console
  • Refundable Security Deposit: £500
  • Please note there is no electric vehicle charging point at the property

The prize winning gardens are exceptional, with hundreds of varieties of flowers. The elevated gardens and terraces provide jaw dropping views out to sea and across the harbour and village. Adjacent to the gardens is St Clements Isle is just off shore, once the home of an ancient hermit and now commandeered by a seal colony, whose escapades can be easily observed.

Whilst the house is a period property it has undergone extensive refurbishment and restoration, retaining its original charm. A mixture of antique beds and furniture mixed with contemporary pieces, combined with unusual and original accessories.

Dinning Room

On entering the property and walking through the porch, the large dining room is furnished with a huge bleached wood dining table and chairs to gather around for meals, whether with friends or family, it’s a room to eat drink and be merry. The chunky slate flagstones and exposed Cornish Stone Inglenook enhance the coastal decor, along with a room-wide bespoke bookcase offering a variety of books to sit, read and relax. Refurbished American battleship lanterns reflecting the house’s nautical history light this social hub.


Ancient elm flooring and an open fire makes this a welcoming room. Deep sofas and viewing chairs in each huge bay window presents the opportunity to sit and watch the sea and harbour activity. More than enough room to seat all guests, watch the TV, or play board games. In the winter a fabulous room to “storm watch”

Kitchen & Snug

Hand painted kitchen, granite worktops and slate flagstones combined with a range cooker, wine cooler, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher, a room equipped for all your culinary needs.
Half of the room offers a snug area with the original floor boards, 2 sofas and large patio doors leading to a sunny patio area with cast iron table, chairs and BBQ. Perfect for enjoying an alfresco breakfast or an evening BBQ while the sun sets over the water, or slipping through the gate and stepping down to the beach to sit and watch the tide.

Utility Room

A separate room with sink unit, washing machine and tumble dryer. An iron and ironing board are also provided for the convenience of guests.

Downstairs W.C

A Coastal Style panelled room separate from the utility room.

Bedroom One with en-suite

Furnished with a King Size restored antique bed and wardrobe, coastal style furniture and luxury bespoke blackout curtains ensures a restful night’s sleep. A chair in the bay window, looking out to the gardens, sea and village beoyond, makes this a tranquil room leading to a luxurious en-suite, tiled in natural stone with a lava stone sink.

Ground Floor Cottage Mousehole
Bedroom 2 with En-Suite

A restored antique king size bed, mother of pearl and bleached wood furniture and painted distressed floors provides a light and airy retreat. The bespoke curtains are fully blackout lined, and a bench positioned in the huge bay window allows exceptional sea views. The en-suite bathroom is tiled in tumbled marble, with the sink hewed from a large slab of marble. A huge walk in shower provides wet room style showering. Above the sink is a mirror fitted with a Bluetooth speaker for you to connect to and sing along whilst showering!

Bedroom  3

A comfy Twin room, with restored antique beds, that have the option to convert to super king, with zip and link mattresses.  A painted distressed floor and bleached wood furniture complete the beach house atmosphere.  Bespoke curtains with blackout lining and another huge bay window next to the sea offering post card views.

Bedroom  4

A cosy room with direct sea views , with distressed painted floors and twin antique beds.

Family Bathroom

A large copper, tin lined bateau bath takes centre stage, a real soaker tub! A separate glass shower  enclosure is an alternative for showering aficionado’s. A real pampering room.

Floor Plan Cottage Mousehole

The driveway accommodates 3 to 4 cars and a garage provides storage for beach equipment or bikes. The large gardens are exceptional, with an abundance of flowers and shrubs, offering privacy and safety for children and pets.

A natural slate patio wraps around the immediate exterior of the property, furnished with sofas, dining table and chairs to enjoy alfresco dining cooked on the charcoal BBQ, whilst enjoying panoramic sea and habour views.

An outside shower for rinsing sandy children or muddy dogs.

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Entrance to the House in Mousehole
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Booking & Availability


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Looking for a shorter break or the changeover day not right for you?

Call +44 (0)7411 332201 or 01278 795027 – outside of peak times we can sometimes offer some flexibility.

Dog Walks in Mousehole

We are Pet Friendly!

In the interests of hygiene and comfort we request that all guests kindly adhere to the following guidelines if bringing any dog to the property:

  • Please do not allow the dogs in the bedroom or on any furniture. We would ask that the dogs sleep in the utility room.
  • Please do not use the house towels provided to dry your dog
  • Please do not allow your dog to foul on the garden. If this should occur please pick up after your dog immediately.
  • If your dog has an accident on a carpeted area, you must contact the housekeepers immediately We will always need to get the carpet professionally cleaned and pass this charge on to you.
  • Please do not allow your dog to come into the property covered in sand or water.
  • Dogs may not be left unattended in the property or in a car on the drive.