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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 4 - 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
Speaks English, French, German
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2017

About Rob McDowell

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

Why Rob McDowell 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 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
  • 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 4.901961 based on 63 reviews

Relaxing week in Mousehole

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful relaxing week in Mousehole and loved your little apartment with the beautiful view, saw a few seals as well. Great spot for walking and exploring the coast. Would highly recommend walking to Newlyn for breakfast at Dukes Cafe and picking up some pasties and saffron buns from the bakery for the return journey. Had a fantastic dinner at 2 Fore Street and did some great shopping at Coast. Thank you for a great week.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Superb balcony, wonderful view, great location and careful attention from the owners.

  • 4 of 5

The balcony and its superb view make 'Island Watch' a great holiday venue. The living area on the lower floor is small but just adequate for two. Very squeaky floor boards through the kitchen /lounge area caused us concern for the accommodation below, but the folk staying there were not bothered. The bath room and toilet is on an even smaller scale, but designed well and was fine. We were comfortable and we enjoyed being there.

The bedroom on the higher level was more difficult. The information about the venue is clear that the bedroom is an attic/loft room and that was fine, but we found that the only place to stand upright was at the top of the stairs. I am not disabled but at 73 I found that to mount a step of between 18 and 20 inches to reach the drawers and hanging space for clothes was too difficult ..... and not even a rail or handle to grip for assistance! I think it needs a little re- planning.

The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful and the location is excellent.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you both. We enjoyed meeting you. Thank you for the tip the hand rail - we will certainly put one there and an additional step. In fact there are a couple of ways the bed can stand and people have different preferences. I'm sorry we didn't know you had a difficulty or we would certainly have tried to sort things out for you when we popped by. It is an attic room but my husband and I are 5'10' (180cm) and can certainly move around easily up there. I'm sorry you found the wooden floor squeaky and were worried - beneath the apartment is just wc and the two levels are fully insulated for noise and warmth anyway. I'm glad you enjoyed the location, watching the seascape from the balcony. Thank you again for taking the time to review the apartment. We love it that so many of our guests have done so and it's always helpful to hear new perspectives. We have a lot of returners with the youngest being in their twenties and oldest over 80, recently celebrating their 60th wedding at the apartment. Even after six years, we always want to be improving and learning, so thank you. I hope we can welcome you back some time. Rob
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Small compact apartment with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

Excellent position with fantastic views and free parking which is a bonus in Cornwall, would definitely be returning to Mousehole

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Raymond. You're so right about the parking - a space sold for £30,000 recently in Mousehole so I'm very glad we have one already right by the flat!
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Brilliant highly recommend staying here

  • 5 of 5

Fabulous apartment small but well equipped everything you need and more great location fabulous views would stay here again

  • Review Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review. Esme
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A perfect Holiday Hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved our days here in this lovely place. A great location, with parking. Short stroll into the village, and a bus stop right outside for trips into Newlyn and Penzance....you really don't need your car. Everything you could want, and a beautiful view. Enjoyed the sound of the nearby sea lulling us to sleep. Friendly owner, and lots of extra goodies such as cookies and local onion relish! We'll be back in warmer weather so that we can relax on the balcony.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Susan. Lovely to have you to stay. It's great not to have to get the car out - we always look for that ourselves on holiday. We hope to see you again. Esme
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Stunning views, cosy,peaceful.

  • 5 of 5

My Wife and I had a comfortable, cosy and relaxing Week, Esme and Diana were on hand should we need anything. We had an enjoyable stay winding down before Christmas. Heartily recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Don. Lovely you could enjoy Mousehole in all its wintery magic. Esme
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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, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
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
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May 2018
28 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
May Half Term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 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

Additional pricing information

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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