Trevilley is a light and airy family house enjoying spectacular panoramic sea views over Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount. Situated in the picturesque village of Mousehole, the house is a two minute stroll from the harbour with its two sandy beaches, shallow waters and fishing and sailing boats. Trevilley, which sleeps 6 people (or 8 from May to October), is ideal as a romantic getaway, for walkers (the South Coast path goes straight past the front door), surfers, those who just want to wind down (it's impossible not to relax here) and it's perfect for families - the house is fully equipped will all the bits needed for young children (2 travel cots, toddler pillows, duvets and bedding (infant sleeping bags are not provided), 2 travel high chairs, kids’ cutlery and crockery, stick blender, large washer/dryer etc). Even on a dull day, the house is filled with light due to its extraordinary east facing position, combined with large windows that make the most of the views.
In the winter months, it's the perfect place to put on your walking boots and discover Cornish land and seascapes (the walk from the house along the coast to Lamorna is stunning), soothe those aching limbs in the Jacuzzi bath and then get cosy with a glass of something next to the roaring open fire. The view remains beautiful whatever the weather and you can feel yourself unwind just watching the sea roll in.
Christmas and New Year is a particularly special time of year. The wonderful annual switching on of the Mousehole lights really gets you into the festive spirit with mulled wine, a local brass band playing Christmas carols alongside the Mousehole male voice choir. Tom Bawcock night on 23 December is also special - the Ship Inn serves up the legendary starry gazy pie to all visitors and children release lanterns into the harbour.
From May to October a charming summerhouse, sleeping an extra 2 people, is also available at £50 per night in addition to the rental of the main house.
A large entrance porch provides ample space to store beach bags, wellies and coats. This leads to a spacious well equipped kitchen crafted by a local artisan from reclaimed wood. It leads into a utility room with a large washer/dryer, clothes horse and iron.
From here another, door leads into the wet room (an ideal place to have a shower after a day on the beach or to hang your wetsuit) and a downstairs toilet.
The kitchen also leads directly into the dining room, a light filled space with beautiful local art work and stunning views. It comfortably seats eight in colourful chairs set around an old sea captain's wooden table. If you are lucky enough to be seated at the head of the table, you will have direct views onto St Clement’s Island.
In front of the dining room and the adjacent sitting room lies a spectacular and spacious sea viewing room with extraordinary panoramic views of the Lizard, St. Michael's Mount, the village, the harbour and St.Clements Island. This is the ideal place to relax with a coffee, a good book or simply be mesmerised by the ever changing colours of the sea and sky.
A south facing door leads onto a covered decking area with a big glass table and chairs, a perfect place to have breakfast on a sunny morning and perhaps spot some seals, basking-sharks or dolphins.
Through another set of double doors from the conservatory you enter the cosy sitting room with its big open fire place, comfy leather sofa and chairs and its quirky furniture made from our decommissioned wooden fishing boat.
An open staircase leads from here to the first floor. The sea-facing master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with two basins and a whirlpool bath and a toilet. The comfortable kingsize double bed promises a restful night with its crisp linen and luxurious bedding. There are two bedside tables with drawers and a small wardrobe.
The other sea-facing room has shaker style twin beds, a large basin, one bedside table with drawers and a chest of drawers. From these rooms the view of the sunrise over the Lizard and the sound of the sea breaking over St. Clements Island remind you on waking that you are in beautiful Cornwall.
The third bedroom houses adult-size bunk beds a bedside table with drawers and storage under the bunks. There are two travel cots available to use along with sheets (infant pillows/duvets/sleeping bags are not provided). All bedrooms have adequate space for a travel cot. The master bedroom can accommodate two travel cots (if, like us, you are lucky enough to have twins!).
Between the twin and bunk room there is another bathroom with a bath and stand up shower and toilet.
The Summer House
Also enjoying splendid views, the summer house is ideal for older children or maybe grandparents who like to enjoy a little independence.
It consists of a large living space, sofa, table and chairs, a kitchenette made out of reclaimed wood from fishing vessels, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. A separate bedroom contains a shaker double bed and small wardrobe with an en suite shower room, toilet and basin. The summer house is an additional £50 per night in addition to the rental of the main house.
Trevilley is surrounded by a large garden consisting of several sheltered sitting areas, all enjoying sublime views. There are many colourful shrubs and bushes with something in bloom throughout the year.
There is a built-in granite BBQ, a shed where beach items can be stored and for the literary inclined lines of poetry carved into the slate paving stones.
Mousehole is built around its beautiful harbour and has narrow windy streets. Free parking is possible on Raginnis Hill. Alternatively, there is Mousehole harbour parking on the south and the north quays for £3 per day.