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Mill Leat a perfect bolt hole for stylish romantics

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Two double bedroom gem of a retreat, tucked away in the heart of Mousehole

Please Note: if you would prefer to pay the owners of 'Mill Leat' direct by Bank Transfer you will not be subject to 'Home Aways' additional service fees. Please request this if required when you make a request to book.

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle yet less than a minutes’ walk to the iconic harbour’s edge, this lovely property has a romance about it yet oozes style too. From the original window seats to the state of the art bathroom, much love has gone into this retreat, making it a perfect place from which to explore the glorious far West of Cornwall.

LIVING

Step into Mill Leat and you’ll find yourself immediately in the cosy living space. To the left a linen-covered sofa stretches languidly across the room, facing the striking Cornish stone wall and snug wood burner. Should you want a relaxed night in, there’s a Smart T.V and DVD player as well as a Loewe wireless speaker system. In front of the sofa there’s a large Indian chest serving as a coffee table and under the window a funky sideboard, designed by the owner. A huge nautical mirror faces out towards the front windows, reflecting a lovely pearlescent light and gives the space an airy feel. Unusual reclaimed art adorns the shelves and walls, whilst free-hanging sturdy oak stairs lead to the landing above. Step outside to the rear you’ll find a very spacious courtyard – very rare for Mousehole – to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining amongst the potted olive trees.

EATING

You’ll find the lovely dark wood kitchen on the right as you come through the front door. Running along the width of the house, sleek cupboards house a well-stocked kitchen complete with Jamie Oliver china. A Neff cooker and hob offer an excellent opportunity to cook something fresh from the harbour whilst the fridge and dishwasher are discreetly tucked away behind wooden doors. For coffee lovers there’s a cherry-red Nespresso coffee maker alongside chrome Dualit appliances. In the handy outhouse you’ll find an additional full height fridge/freezer plus an AEG washing machine. For eating, there’s a fab pale grey Swedish dining table lovingly restored by the owner with statement Philippe Starck style chairs that compliment the dining experience perfectly, whilst three large low-hanging lamps ensure your meals will always be illuminating!

SLEEPING

Mill Leat has two lovely double rooms, both boasting fantastic sea views over the harbour and across to St. Clement’s Isle. The master bedroom has a gorgeous French country-style king sized bed, and the soft monochrome colours throughout the room imbue a gentle ambience. There’s plenty of storage with cute wooden built-in wardrobes and the room is very thoughtfully furnished with exquisite pieces such as the gigantic Romanesque full length mirror, wrought iron hooks discovered by the owner in Portabello Market and eye-catching lighting from Heals. The second bedroom is a haven of white with a cosy double bed, built in wooden wardrobes and lovely exposed floorboards. This room also has an incredibly ornate full-length mirror and the furniture, painted a soft dove grey, act as accentuation pieces alongside monochrome soft furnishings. Both bedrooms have luxurious 400-thread Egyptian cotton bedding.

BATHING

At the top of the stairs you’ll find the very lovely bathroom, complete with stunning floor lighting and sleek black tiles. There’s a fantastic Japanese style plunge bath and shower, perfect for whiling away an hour or so neck-deep in bubbles (with maybe a glass of bubbles in your hand!). A chrome heated towel rail ensures the room is toasty warm whilst Jasper Conran furnishings complete the look. Downstairs, there’s a great wet room with a rain-head shower, and lovely soft grey tiles feel warm underfoot thanks to the under floor heating. Bath towels are organically produced and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries along with large fluffy bathrobes are thoughtfully provided. Outside in the courtyard the owner’s have thoughtfully put in a fab shower, perfect for rinsing off the sand after a warm day on the beach.

WiFi

Mill Leat is fully WiFi ready with high speed broadband so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can. As well as Smart T.V. and DVD there is a Loewe wireless speaker system designed to link up with your smartphone or tablet so you can listen to your favourite music and radio stations.

HOLIDAY CONDITIONS

Holiday periods are 7 nights starting on a Monday or Friday or short breaks of 3 night starting on a Friday or 4 nights starting on a Monday but please enquire if this doesn't suit. Mill Leat is a non-smoking property and does not accept dogs.

PARKING

There is parking for a small car at the owners responsibility, but we would recommend you take a look at the access to check if your car will fit, as due to the nature of old Cornish villages the roads are very narrow. Alternatively, we can usually arrange to reserve a parking space at the quayside car park just a few minutes walk away at a cost of £3.00 per day or £15.00 for the week. You will be able to do a 'bag drop' at the bottom of Cherry Garden Street and carry your bags the few yards to the cottage.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS

Prior to arrival, guests will be supplied with all the information they should need for their stay. They will be left to enjoy the property in privacy. However, if there are any problems you will have the contact details for both the owners and the housekeeper should you you need them.

GETTING AROUND

Rail - If you enjoy travelling by train, then why not take advantage of the Night Riviera Sleeper Service running from London Paddington, which gets you into Penzance just in time for breakfast by the sea, and fully rested so you can start enjoying your holiday. Alternatively, if you want to take in the views, there are regular services from Paddington, Bristol, Bath, the Cotswolds, Birmingham, The Midlands, South Wales and Edinburgh with First Great Western, Virgin and Cross Country Trains.

CAR HIRE - You can pick up a rental car at Penzance Railway Station or if travelling from Newquay Airport.

AIR - Newquay Airport is less than an hour away and runs regular domestic and international flights. Fly from London Gatwick, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

TAXIS - Mousehole is about a ten minute drive from Penzance. You can usually pick up a taxi from Penzance Train Station.

BUSES - buses at Penzance as well as local buses every 30 mins from Mousehole.

More Details

Property Manager
Neil Winton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
12 April, 2017

About Neil Winton

Neil is in IT and Heather is an interior stylist.

Heather and I have always loved property and always buy with our hearts rather than our heads. That was definitely true of Mill Leat. We love staying there after having spent the whole of 2015 refurbishing the property. We have been coming to Cornwall for more than 20 years but only really discovered Mousehole 2011 when we bought our first property Kittiwake. Both are completely different but give you a wonderful feeling as soon as you walk through the door. We hope you will agree!

Neil Winton purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Neil Winton chose South West Cornwall

Totally refurbished to a very high standard in 2015 this original Georgian Mousehole cottage will have everything you need for a perfect Cornish Holiday.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mousehole in Paul

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • At the top of the stairs you’ll find the very lovely bathroom, complete with stunning floor lighting and sleek black tiles. There’s a fantastic Japanese style plunge bath and shower, perfect for whiling away an hour or so neck-deep in bubbles (with maybe a glass of bubbles in your hand!). A chrome heated towel rail ensures the room is toasty warm whilst Jasper Conran furnishings complete the look. Downstairs, there’s a great wet room with a rain-head shower, and lovely soft grey tiles feel warm underfoot thanks to the under floor heating. Bath towels are organically produced and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries along with large fluffy bathrobes are thoughtfully provided. Outside in the courtyard the owner’s have thoughtfully put in a fab shower, perfect for rinsing off the sand after a warm day on the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Mill Leat has two lovely double rooms, both boasting fantastic sea views over the harbour and across to St. Clement’s Isle. The master bedroom has a gorgeous French country-style king sized bed, and the soft monochrome colours throughout the room imbue a gentle ambience. There’s plenty of storage with cute wooden built-in wardrobes and the room is very thoughtfully furnished with exquisite pieces such as the gigantic Romanesque full length mirror, wrought iron hooks discovered by the owner in Portabello Market and eye-catching lighting from Heals. The second bedroom is a haven of white with a cosy double bed, built in wooden wardrobes and lovely exposed floorboards. This room also has an incredibly ornate full-length mirror and the furniture, painted a soft dove grey, act as accentuation pieces alongside monochrome soft furnishings. Both bedrooms have luxurious 400-thread Egyptian cotton bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • surfing

Reviews

5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)

Mill Leat a perfect bolt hole for stylish romantics
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
5

Beautiful property, stunning interior, fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is simply stunning in an excellent location. It has absolutely everything you need for a very comfortable stay with extra touches included (Prosecco was very gratefully received).

It's in the perfect location in Mousehole and within walking distance of the harbour and restaurants.

Look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Mousehole is a quaint little fishing village with a relaxed air about it. Mill Leat is a stunning cottage with a contemporary ambience. The combination is a perfect location to base yourself whist enjoying the beautiful Cornish countryside. Closely located to the magnificent Minack Theatre where you can catch a show directly above the sea or take a rugged coastal walk to nearby Lamorna. A perfect holiday getaway!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous cottage in peaceful spot

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is simply stunning. The owners have really given lots of thought and care when renovating - It's beautiful. There is everything you could need in the cottage, and high quality fittings and equipment throughout, and everything is very well maintained and very clean. It's an easy 2 min walk to the harbour and restaurants - recommend 2 Fore Street, The Ship Inn and The Old Coastguard Hotel. There is private parking - which is a rarity in Mousehole - although our big car wouldn't fit up the lane, but parking is available at the harbour.

We particularly loved the Nespresso coffee machine (with pods) , the lovely comfortable beds, dishwasher, views from the bedrooms (loads of storage space, plenty of clothes hangers), and well appointed bathrooms - under floor heating was bliss. The owners even left fresh milk, tea bags, and bottle of Prosecco - thank you!

We definitely intend to return and would highly recommend Mill Leat!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

We did not want to go home…and we love our home.

  • 5 of 5

A beautifully decorated, stylish house with all mod cons. On cold rainy days we looked forward to returning to enjoy sitting beside the roaring log fire. We also loved leisurely breakfasts at the table-with the morning sun streaming in. We shared the house with friends for a couple of days which was fun and worked well…cooking the odd meal together in open plan worked perfectly and eating around the table late into the night-the perfect space! We also enjoyed many meals at the local restaurant and pub. Our friends left before us, so we also had the added pleasure of having the whole space to ourselves-wonderful! We felt completely relaxed and recharged at the end of our week retreat-a secret treasure in the heart of Mousehole.

We booked to return in the summer during our journey home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Mousehole's sandy little beaches are just a few steps away and there's a fantastic selection of beaches within a short drive from long wide expanses of sand to tiny coves.

Distances:

Cornwall is small so there are many interesting towns and places just a short drive away including Land's End, St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth & Sennen.

Further Details:

Mousehole is a fantastic community of impossibly pretty houses interspersed with galleries, shops, excellent restaurants and cafes. The Old Coastguard Hotel serves food with a fabulous view and the Ship Inn is a fantastic Cornish pub. All are a short walk from Kittiwake.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 15
21 Apr 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£693
for 3 nights
From
£231
From
£308
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,425
 
 
Rate 16
19 May 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£741
for 3 nights
From
£247
From
£330
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,524
 
 
Rate 17
16 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£822
for 3 nights
From
£274
From
£365
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,686
 
 
Rate 18
30 Jun 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£855
for 3 nights
From
£285
From
£379
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,752
 
 
19
14 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£897
for 3 nights
From
£299
From
£399
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,842
 
 
Rate 20
1 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£771
for 3 nights
From
£257
From
£342
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,587
 
 
Rate 21
22 Sep 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£645
for 3 nights
From
£215
From
£287
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,326
 
 
Rate 22
27 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£950
 
 
Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£876
for 3 nights
From
£292
From
£389
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,752
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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