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

40 Reviews
Bedrooms Studio
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Photos and Description of this holiday apartment in Mousehole - Island Watch

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
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Esme Page
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016

About Esme Page

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

Please do let us know if you'd like to chat on the 'phone to ask questions either about the apartment or the area. We have sadly stopped posting our phone number on the website due to nuisance calls but we love to talk to prospective guests and can arrange this via email for a quick call back.

Why Esme Page chose South West Cornwall

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 or on occasion the drama of the lifeboat as it races past to an emergency.


based on 40 holidaymaker reviews

Romantic Luxury Apartment With Stunning Sea View In Mousehole, Wifi, Nespresso!
average rating of 4.9 based on 52 reviews

Island Watch was the perfect bolthole for a long weekend in Mousehole

  • 5 of 5

We had a really great time and the apartment was exactly as described. Small, very comfy, well equipped and in a really good location. The bed had an excellent mattress, the sea view was fantastic and the little balcony a suntrap, even in March, perfect for reading and a glass of wine.

The Old Coastguard restaurant, which was exactly twenty paces from our door, produced fantastic food and wine.

Two very satisfied customers!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a relaxing time. It's surprising how warm the balcony can be even in the spring and a glass of wine is definitely the best way to enjoy the view! Thank you for your lovely comments.
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Island Watch Perfect Cosy Holiday

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this gorgeous space for Christmas as we had family nearby in Penzance and wanted our own place to have time to relax between the festivities. This was just perfect. Esme and her husband had left us wine and treats, supplied us with welcome tea and coffee for our arrival: the instructions were spot on and we were happy to arrive late at night after a long drive.

The flat overlooks the sea and we were so happy in the morning to discover this vista with table and chairs set out to take in the views. It was a bit cold but we delighted in the opportunity to be in such a lovely place so close to nature.

Mousehole is one of our favourite cornish places at Christmas time because of the lights in the harbour, a tradition that has been going for many years, I think 80 years or something!? From the flat we found a path that led us down to the sea front were we could walk all the way to see the lights which was a highlight. We sang carols on Christmas eve with the locals and soaked up the warm Cornish hospitality.

Through the week we took in coastal path walks which was pretty needed after the fabulous over indulgent festive foods.

We loved this holiday home. One of the best places and we will be looking forward to going back there again soon. The spacious split level living space was ideal. The lookout from the large upper bedroom, towards the Island was magical and we saw even seals on a few occasions!

I highly recommend anyone to stay here. The whole flat whilst not the largest, was perfectly well organised. There is a good kitchen, with stove and oven and a great new coffee machine - I am a coffee freak, so this was very good quality and exactly what I needed heading out on some of the longer walks. The shower was luxurious and everything was perfectly clean and comfortable.

The only thing we found slightly tricky was parking on quite a step angle, but it was safe and fine, and we were right near so many amazing restaurants and pubs, so an angled parking situation is a minor detail compared to so so many pluses.

You will love this place and it was one of the lowest prices we had found. Esme is a perfect host and made sure we were completely comfortable and fine. She and her husband responded immediately to any queries and we felt well looked after.

A memorable wonderful Christmas break in the best place with sea views, sea walks, and the best Cornish hospitality we felt very lucky to have found.

From A and J

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had such a good time and got into the Mousehole Christmas spirit. It was a pleasure to have you to stay.
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Great studio, peaceful area, and amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I had the most superb break here (a few years ago now) but the place was perfect. We had a really great weekend break away from our family and this small studio fitted the bill perfectly. It is well positioned near the Old Coastguard Hotel, so our dinners and refreshments were taken care of beautifully! We did not need to use the car park space outside as we walked over the cliffs from Penberth, (a stunning 4 hour walk) and the studio was exactly what we were after. We saw the Mousehole lights again this year 2015, which were stunning, and we hope to back in 2016, to enjoy the Seasalts and Sail festival in the summer.

We would happily recommend this as a great place to stay to friends.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Homely and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

I very much enjoyed my relaxing stay at Island Watch.

The apartment was very welcoming, clean, cosy and very tastefully decorated with great views from the balcony.

An added bonus was being able to park right outside the entrance.

I would definitely like to stay here again and would recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments and beautiful thank you card. Yes, parking is a real blessing in Mousehole and we are very fortunate to have it. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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October Retreat

  • 4 of 5

I had an individual retreat week to get some space - and it ticked lots of boxes. A really nicely appointed compact apartment, and the owners really offered to go out of their way to make the stay most enjoyable. One thing I hadn't noted but worth mentioning is the absence of an oven (the combi-oven has microwave and grill, but I'd bought in advance meals best cooked in a conventional/fan oven). There are some sounds from the larger property of which the apartment is a part, but you'd only need ear-plugs if you're a very light sleeper or want really still peace. Very convenient for Mousehole harbour and shops/pubs, and nice to take in some art exhibitions in Newlyn and Penzanze. Overall, a really good break, thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your retreat and took advantage of all the lovely art in this area. I'm sorry you heard some noises from the main house - this is not normal. I think a soundproofed space which is normally closed off and inaccessible must have been left open. We will certainly make sure this doesn't occur again. Island Watch is frequently praised for its relaxing peacefulness so we're very grateful to be able to act on your comment.
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Beautiful apartment in stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Island Watch is a beautiful apartment with stunning sea views in the most fabulous location in Mousehole. This was our first holiday away with our baby boy and Island Watch was perfect. Rob and Esme had been so kind and thought of everything in terms of setting up a travel cot and highchair for us. The apartment was really clean and well appointed, complete with Nespresso coffee machine!

We absolutely loved Mousehole and really enjoyed our walks down into the village for coffee/breakfast at the various different cafes. We particularly enjoyed the Rock Pool Cafe and Hole Foods. We made good use of Rob and Esme's list of recommended cafes and restaurants and also the places to visit, it was really helpful to have all this information. On Esme's recommendation I also booked a massage with Jane who lives in the village. This was absolutely brilliant and much needed!

We would definitely recommend Island Watch to friends and I'm sure we'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a delight to you have you as guests. So glad you enjoyed it and were able to relax on your first holiday together as a little family. We frequently meet people who have been coming to Mousehole since they were toddlers so who knows what you may have begun...
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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

Prices for this holiday apartment in Mousehole, South West Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 28 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
29 Oct 2016 - 9 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
10 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
1 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter 2018
17 Mar 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Summer
30 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

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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.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mousehole in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 26 m²
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
  • 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 ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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