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Romantic Luxury Apartment With Stunning Sea View In Mousehole, Wifi, Nespresso!

Bedrooms Studio
Space 279 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Balcony overlooking Mousehole Island, 1 bedroom, parking

Nestled on romantic Poldark's coastline, Island Watch is a small but beautiful, purpose-built apartment set on two levels with stunning views of Mount's Bay and St Clement's Island and a private balcony. The apartment makes a romantic, convenient and comfortable base from which to enjoy South West Cornwall: in December for the magic of a traditional old English Village Christmas, in the Spring for the walking and the flowers, in Summer for the beaches or, for one of our famous Indian Summers right into November. And every day when you rise or come home, you have the spectacular sea views to drink in from your lounge or the private balcony. It's a great spot for a honeymoon or special anniversary.

(NB if you would like to come to the same location with another couple or a couple more guests, please note that we also let out the main house Seal Point Villa: 1055858. It may be possible to offer a discount for parties of three or four.)

So, for Island Watch, made just for two, climb the simple wooden steps to your own entrance leading onto the first floor. Here you'll find the lounge with kitchenette and French doors to the sheltered balcony. Flanked by palm trees you can sip fresh coffee from the Nespresso machine and watch the wildlife in the sea and on the Island. The balcony is sheltered and quite a suntrap. The small wc and shower are also on this level.

Upstairs to the bedroom under the eaves. Here there's a very comfortable kingsized bed with good mattress (we renew regularly) and good quality cotton linen. There's also a small sofa, a selection of books (English, French and German) and storage space for your clothes. From the skylight you can see the Island again and if you leave it open, fall asleep listening to the sound of the water lapping on the shore some 50 metres away.

Parking right in front of the apartment gives you peace of mind in coming and going - so much of Mousehole has no reliable parking to offer. The flat is equipped with: TV, DVD player, Ipod dock and radio, Wifi, microwave/small oven, two plate induction hob, fridge with freezer compartment, Nespresso coffee machine, tea, coffee.

We live next door to the apartment and are happy to welcome you and leave you to yourselves or be on hand for any questions you may have or tips you need during your stay. If we are on holiday ourselves, my mother lives nearby and is on hand for any needs you have.

The house is neighboured by the gardens of the Old Coastguard Hotel, a boutique hotel with 13 rooms and a very fine restaurant. This is a quiet establishment and a lovely place to dine - but do book. If you google its website, you can also gain a greater sense of the position.

More Details

Rob McDowell
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Rob McDowell

We are a husband and wife team. We love sharing the best of the West with guests.

Why Rob McDowell chose Mousehole

We just love to watch the sea and its creatures feathered and finned. For this you need to be close and 50 metres is just about perfect! We also love to watch the sailing and fishing boats passing by and the Scillonian on its way to and from the Scilly Islands.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mousehole in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 279 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • A small but beautiful bathroom with shower, sink and wc.
  • Studio, Sleeps 2
  • Kingsized bed with good mattress and good quality cotton linen. Small sofa, chest of drawers, cupboard for clothes. The bedroom is under the eaves and so has a sloping ceiling. There's a skylight with views of the St Clement's Island and the sea. There's a blackout blind.
  • Books ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • festivals
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Romantic Luxury Apartment With Stunning Sea View In Mousehole, Wifi, Nespresso!
average rating of 4.822581 based on 74 reviews

Amazing holiday in beautiful accommodation.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week at Island View. The apartment was just right for the two of us and the views from the balcony were stunning. Everything clean, well presented and the extra little touches - fresh flowers, bottle of wine, local newspaper etc set the tone for a spot of luxury in a home from home.

Would definitely come back here next time we want to visit the area, and everywhere was accessible by walking and bus, which was a real bonus to have a break from driving!

Lovely to meet Linda too and for the recommendations for where to visit on the next stage of our trip.

Perfect week away we will never forget.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very compact but comfortable and well-situated apartment

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. Mousehole is a charming village and the apartment is exceptionally well located for the harbour, local facilities and there is a good bus service to Penzance with both early and late buses. The private parking space for the property was a real bonus as parking is at a premium in Mousehole.

The view from the balcony was great and we loved sitting outside. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated and the information pack was exceptional and made it very easy to plan days out - and there are so many great places to visit.

However, a few things to consider and that might be helpful to future visitors when booking:

- the bedroom is in the loft and the pitched roof is low on one side which limits access to the very comfortable bed.

- the steps to the bedroom are quite narrow and steep

- the shower/toilet area is extremely compact but everything works well

- for those wishing to cook, there is only a two-ringed hob which is beside the kitchen sink and has its limitations - though there is a microwave which was great

- this apartment, because of its compactness, probably has its limitations for overweight people with limited mobility issues.

Overall, the apartment

- had an excellent location, convenient for all local facilities/ services

- had a good level of cleanliness

- was very peaceful, with no traffic noise and no noise from the adjacent property

- was ideal for two people for a short stay

- was reasonably priced, taking everything into consideration.

We found Mousehole a charming and idyllic location and we enjoyed our stay and would certainly come back again.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, overlooking the sea. Spotlessly clean and well equipped with the luxury of a parking space. Cute little balcony which must be perfect to sit out on the summer (we briefly braved it!). Great communication with owners. Lovely treats awaiting our arrival. Very informative folder advising where to visit and eat. Cannot fault our stay. Mousehole has always been a special place and will be even more so now for us as we got engaged whilst staying here. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you Rob and Esme and family.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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a compact, pretty and well appointed flat in a quiet yet convenient corner of Moushole.

  • 4 of 5

The owners are friendly and helpful. It felt like nothing was too much trouble. OS maps, bus timetables and other useful local information was to hand.

Mousehole is a great base as there are coast and cross country walks in all directions and has a regular bus service into both Newlyn and Penzance. The harbour is sheltered and therefore warm on sunny days all year round. There is an interesting cross section of eateries, galleries and shops to choose from. All in all a lovely unspoilt base for a stay in West Cornwall.

The flat is a delight, we enjoyed our stay and will go back but it has to be said the bedroom/loft arrangement is somewhat awkward. The stairs are quite steep and as in many properties in Moushole it is only possible to stand upright on one side of the room. This said, it did not curb our enjoyment.

Having a personal parking space outside the door is a huge bonus in a town where parking spaces are like gold dust.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Very clean and airy.

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay. Very friendly owners and helpful. Loved the abode😁. Will recommend to others.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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  • 4 of 5

We had a most enjoyable stay. Each day we went out touring and did not stay in the apartment for long. The apartment is well appointed and clean. However it is a bit on the small side but OK for a short stay.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
44 Miles
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
The Old Coastguard
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Scillonian to Isles of Scilly
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
A 30
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
The Old Coastguard
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Stoney 50m, Sandy 300m
Car: not necessary

A completely new luxury split level apartment with direct views of Mousehole Island (St Clements). Sip Nespresso on the balcony and watch seabirds, seals and sometimes dolphins from the living room and balcony! You can then walk 3-5 minutes to the fine restaurants, cafes and galleries of 500 year old Mousehole and the sandy beaches of the small harbour, where you can swim. By car or bus, you can discover the Minack theatre, many other beaches, St Ives, St Michael's Mount etc all 3-10 miles away. On foot from the apartment you have the famous cliff paths, all the way to Land's End and beyond. We live next door and are happy to leave you entirely alone or give you tips. For relaxation we can book a wonderful mobile masseuse at £40-50 for 60-90 mins

'Nespresso coffee on the balcony and this amazing seascape, changing every day - all that we needed for rest and recuperation!' Jo and Jez, May 2011

Shops, transport, distances: Mousehole is 3 miles from Penzance and 1.5 miles from the fishing village of Penzance. You can walk to Newlyn along the coastal path in 30 minutes and Penzance in an hour. Bikes can be hired in Pz.

In Newlyn you'll find a small supermarket, fresh fish shops - minutes from the trawlers, 2 bakers, a butchers, cafes etc.

In Penzance, 10 minutes by car from Mousehole you've all the shops, cinema etc you'd expect in a town of 20,000.

You don't necessarily need a car in Mousehole since the bus runs every 30 minutes to Penzance and from there you can connect with buses or trains to all the other places you might want to visit.

Mousehole has 4 restaurants, 3 cafes, 2 ice cream shops, a fish and chip shop, the pub The Ship, a grocery shop with fresh bread, numerous galleries and all the charm of the storybooks.

In Newlyn you'll find a small supermarket, fresh fish shops - minutes from the trawlers, 2 bakers, a butchers, cafes etc.

In Penzance, 10 minutes by car from Mousehole you've all the shops, cinema etc you'd expect in a town of 20,000.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

We love children but are sorry that we can't take them in this apartment except for babies up to 6 months. Thank you.
This is a no-smoking apartment.
Please note that we only take bookings Saturday to Saturday except by special arrangement. Thank you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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