Beautiful cottage in Mousehole

Escape to this quaint Cornwall Hideaway

Pet-Friendly Cottage Close to the Harbour

Mousehole is a picturesque fishing village bursting with magical Cornish charm, lined with winding streets and pretty cottages. Nestled right at the centre is Gull’s Nest, a characterful two bedroom cottage which sits just a few minutes from the harbour, within easy reach of the local town of Penzance and beauty spots such as St Michael’s Mount and Lamorna Cove. Perfect for explorers and those looking for an idyllic escape, this beautiful location has something for everyone.

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Location & local attractions


Activities for all the family

St Michael's Mount


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The Minack Theatre


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Cormorant Cruising


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Located in South West Cornwall, Mousehole is a historic fishing village which is known for its traditional charm and original Cornish character. Fondly referred to as ‘the loveliest village in England’ by Dylan Thomas, it’s quirky narrow streets encourage you to meander round and take in the sights, or you can let them lead you out into the surrounding areas where there is much to see and do in this beautiful and tranquil part of the South West.

Within a short walking distance from Gull's nest you will find an array of independent shops and eateries which all add to Mouseholes delightful appeal. Jessie's Dairy or Four Teas Café offer a perfect start to the day where you can grab a morning coffee and a bite to eat before you hit the local shops. The Mousehole Store is perhaps one of the most memorable places in the village with its striking blue shutters and chocolate-box frontage; selling arts and crafts made by local artists as well as gifts and souvenirs it is a must-see. Seawitch Stores is another beautiful boutique store which provides homemade candles and fragrances, an ideal gift or the perfect memory from your stay in Mousehole.

Tyler Art Gallery is also just minutes from Gull's Nest and showcases talented, established and up-and-coming artists. Specialising in modern and contemporary art it is one of the leading galleries in Cornwall and proudly displays a large collection of pieces which can be both enjoyed and purchased. 

Mousehole Harbour, which is accessible in low tide, is a short stroll from the property and offers stunning views out towards the sea. With benches and cafes dotted along the way it is a great spot to stop a take a in a breath of fresh air. If the glistening water is just too tempting, you can enjoy a trip around the bay with Cormorant Cruising  and take in the landscape from the surf. Captained by an experienced skipper you will be guided along the coastline, passing rock formations, caves, grey seals and if you’re lucky you may even spot the odd shark or dolphin.

There is an abundance of rich wildlife residing in and around Mousehole, which includes a fascinating array of wild birds. Mousehole Wild Bird Hospital rescues and rehabilitates hundred of birds each year and visitors can see all their good work,  first hand with everything from budgies to seabirds. There is also a breathtaking view from the sanctuary which is perched high on the hilltop overlooking the bay but please note this is only accessible by a flight of steps so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. 

Should you wish to jump in the car and travel a little further afield, be sure to make a stop at Lamorna Cove. Located just a 12 minute drive from the property, this beautiful cove offers a golden, sandy beach in low tide and is a nice quiet spot for some leisurely swimming in the warmer weather. There is also a seasonal café further up the valley where you can stop for a coffee or a snack. Carved into the cliff edge which teeters over Lamorna Cove you can also find Chygurno Gardens, a waterside garden which is a spectacle of vibrant and colourful species of flora and fauna and features a maze of pathways where you can wander and take in the view.

Another beautiful landmark definitely worthy of a visit is St Michael’s Mount, one of the most prominent and fascinating landmarks in the area. Accessible by boat or by walking across the long pathway in low tide, this iconic island has attracted endless visitor through the years, from pilgrims to traders and offers a rich history with folklore of angels and giants.  There is also a gift shop and café on the island where you can enjoy some afternoon tea. The terrain of the island is rugged with cobbled walkways and lots of steps so this attraction may not be suitable for those with mobility issues or families with pushchairs. 

For some truly special outdoor entertainment, the Minack Theatre is not to be missed! This open-air theatre is carved into the granite rock of the cliffside and offers unparalleled views overlooking the stunning Porthcurno Bay. The Minack features a full programme of shows and events which can be found on their website.

A thirty minute drive in a northerly direction, you will find the stunning fishing harbour of St Ives which is known to be one of the best family destinations in the south west. This historic town features golden beaches, independent shops and eateries and plenty of landmarks and attractions such as The Tate and The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Gardens

If you’re looking for some ways to entertain the littles ones there are plenty of ways to get them adventuring out into nature. With so many beaches available to visit in the area, what better way to spark their interest that a spot of rock pooling. Discover anemones, jellyfish, mermaid purses and much more as you explore rock formations in low tide. The Jubilee Pool in Penzance has been running since 1935 and offers visitors the chance to swim in the fresh seawater lido which runs a few degrees higher than the usual seawater temperature. Access can be seasonal and weather dependent so it is advised to check the website prior to visiting. 

It is definitely worth making the journey to Land's End which is the perfect combination of a historical British landmark and a great way to entertain the kids. As well as taking in the spectacular views towards the English Channel you can take a picture by the iconic signpost (then you can visit our beautiful properties at John O'Groats to get the matching photo!). Meanwhile children can enjoy the Aardman Interactive Experience with the likes of Wallace and Gromit as well as enjoy a round or two at The Lost Treasure of Lyonesse.

After a busy day of exploration you will have earned the chance to rest your feet and enjoy a bite to eat and maybe a glass of your favourite tipple. There are a collection of establishments all within walking distance of Gull's Nest where you can have a meal or grab a light snack.

2 Fore Street Restaurant, is  vibrant, bistro-style venue where you can enjoy views across Mousehole harbour as you dine. The menu offers fresh, local produce and specials such a hand-picked crab or homemade burgers. It’s a relaxed comfortable spot where you can enjoy a morning coffee or an evening meal.  Set up high on the rocks and overlooking the bay you will find the picture-perfect The Rock Pool Café which serves classic cream teas, delicious sandwiches and much more  - with a side of breathtaking views!

Or if you’re after some traditional pub grub and an evening drink, The Ship Inn, is just a two minute stroll from Gull’s Nest. This historic pub offers, award-winning beers, fresh menus and window seats where you can relax and gaze out towards the water. 

For an idyllic Cornwall escape, there are few places more beautiful than Mousehole and for more ideas on what to do in the area, make sure you visit our Activities Page. 

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