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Detached seaside house with spectacular panoramic sea views

Bedrooms 3
Space 4,305 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

3 bedroom, 3 bathroom family friendly house with stunning sea views

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.

The details...

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.

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Calendar last updated:
23 September, 2018

About Becca

Hi there! My parents, Roger and Silvia have had the pleasure of letting out Trevilley for almost 15 years. We love the peace and tranquility and the fabulous views - our repeat visitors think so too! It is also a very special place for our 3 children who visit regularly and who have helped us make sure that it is well equipped for young families (see photo of them all devouring their daily chocolate ice-cream from Jessie's Dairy). It is certainly the place for magical childhood holiday memories and we hope that you love it as much as we do.

Becca purchased this house in 1999


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house around the Mousehole around the Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 4305 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Jacuzzi , En-suite to Bedroom 1
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , sea views, wardrobe & en-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Child Bed , 2 Cot , adult sized bunk bed room (with 2 travel cots)
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , sea views
  • In addition, the summer house is available between the months of May and October. It sleeps 2 with a double bed and a shower room with toilet (taking the maximum occupancy during these months to 8). The summer house is an additional £50 per night on top of the rental of the main house.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Trevilley is the ideal family home. The house comes fully equipped with all the essential items you need for a young family including 2 travel cots with sheets, toddler duvets, pillows and bedding (infant sleeping bags/bedding not provided), 2 travel high chairs, children's cutlery and crockery, stick blender and food processor, bath mats, toilet steps, potty.


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Detached seaside house with spectacular panoramic sea views
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews

Fabulous house, location and owners, highly recommend

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Trevilly a number of times over the years, and have always had a fabulous time. The house itself is stunning, with panoramic and mesmerising views across St Mounts Bay and the Lizard Peninsular from the conservatory, garden, garden house and bedrooms.

The house is very spacious, easily large enough to fit us all in comfortably, a family of six with 4 children under the ages of 10, with room to spare and is very family friendly, so we didn't have to worry about the children doing what they normally do. The property is well equipped for a family, which made the stay very easy.

The property is a 2 minute walk down to Mousehole village,harbour and beach. The children loved the Mousehole beach, which is small but actually more child friendly than the larger nearby beaches of Sennen and Portcurno, as you can keep your eyes on them, the water is calm, the sand is golden, and they made lots of friends. Mousehole village is lovely, and a number of pretty shops for the children to spend their pocket money. Aldi is a 5 minute drive away as its the Mousehole end of Penzance, and Sainsburys, Tesco and Morrisons are no more than a 15 minutes' drive. We had day trips to St Ives, Kynance Cove, Sennen and Penzance, all of which were gorgeous.

The owners were a delight to deal with, information clear and straightforward, and Deborah (the housekeeper) was a gem.

A thoroughly amazing property and we'd highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful light airy house with spectacular views

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing house! The photos don't quite do justice to the immensity of those views. We were holidaying with a 1 and 3 year old - so we were totally exhausted but every time we looked out at the sea we felt refreshed and rested!

The bedrooms are beautiful (more views) and beds very comfy. Our boys loved the toys and books beside the bunkbed. The wooden floors and white walls feel clean and fresh. The kitchen has enough space and equipment for most of your cooking needs (next year I'll bring a loaf tin and maybe a knife sharpener!) and there's a good size fridge.

Great spaces for eating and enjoying the views as a family. We rented the summer house for my sister and she loved having privacy, a wine fridge and her own terrace. There are also lots of seats in the beautiful garden.

Mousehole harbour is 3 minutes away through a gate at the bottom of the garden. The farmers market on Monday had some good food (chard, fresh bread, samosas, artisan chocolate) and the harbour is perfect for building sandcastles, watching boats (we went out with Mike Collins - see the posters in the village) and eating ice lollies from the Deli.

Parking is sometimes a challenge but was never impossible. The hills and narrow roads meant we didn't use our pushchair once - sling much more useful! The coastal path (off road) is just up the hill - good for morning walks/runs. Our favourite beaches were Porthcurno and Sennen.

Deborah was very helpful when we needed some more bedding and communication with Becca was great throughout.

Thank you for a brilliant holiday! We'll be back :-)

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Genuinely delighted by this house

  • 5 of 5

We booked a holiday in Mousehole for a wide range of ages from 75 years down to 18. There were 6 of us in total and I was a bit nervous about feeling disappointed upon arrival as this is what usually happens (maybe I’m just fussy but it often seems that properties aren’t quite what they seem from the photos...). However I couldn’t have been more delighted upon arrival - we were lucky that the weather was glorious but the incredible view from Trevilley would be thrilling in any weather, and the welcoming note and essentials (i.e. Prosecco!) left in the fridge by Deborah the housekeeper were a really nice touch. She couldn’t have been friendlier or more helpful. Everything is decorated in a bright, fresh but homely way and the accommodation layout with the outside chalet worked brilliantly for our teenage son. The outside seating area is great for eating together and watching the boats sail by and the binoculars provided meant we could see seals on the island most days. It really was a wonderful base for a great family holiday as it takes only a couple of minutes to walk down into the village to visit the pub or look at the lovely shops. We also took a trip out with Mike who runs Cormorant Cruises and this was a real highlight - his knowledge of the area gave a great insight into the local history. We will definitely be staying again!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful airy house with amazing views in a lovely village

  • 5 of 5

We were lucky enough to have perfect sunny days for our week in Mousehole, but I would have loved it as much if it had not been so hot. I could never tire of those sea views, from almost every room. We woke each day early to the sun rising. We ate breakfast on the verandah, we read in different parts of the garden. My son and girlfriend loved the "love shack", it was very cute! I loved the kitchen, the big airy hall way, the huge conservatory over looking the sea, lovely garden to explore. Mousehole itself is a beautiful place although limited for eating out in the evening so you need to plan ahead i.e. Eat during the day or book ahead. Parking outside the house was pot luck, we drove round a few times and found a spot within half an hour and didn't move the car for the rest of the week, the car park by the harbour was full, the only other near one was £9 per day, but if you are patient, you will find a spot by the house as people come and go all the time. I left this place with a heavy heart and hope to return to this house again one day, thoroughly recommended, clean, helpful, friendly and thank you for the prosecco! X

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely large home from home with fantastic views

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay. The house is very spacious and homely with every need catered for. There are wonderful views from two of the bedrooms and the large conservatory room. We have stayed in a few coastal holidays rentals in our quest to walk the whole Cornish coast and this is our favourite so far. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just perfect

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful house in a perfect location..... we fell in love with mousehole and can’t think of a better place to spend Christmas

  • Review Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
74 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
300 Metres
The Ship Inn
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
160 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
300 Metres
2 Fore Street
Nearest Beach
Mousehole harbour
Car: recommended

There are many beautiful beaches in the vicinity. Porthcurno is the location of the open air theatre "the Minack" which looks out over the bay and is a must see during the summer months (there are also matinee children's performances). Sennen is ideal for children with it's shallow, crystal clear waters. The surf at Sennen is pretty good too. Marazion is worth a visit - at low tide the causeway opens and St Michael's Mount becomes accessible by foot. If the tides are not in your favour, regular boat crossings will take you to the Mount (a National Trust property). A good children's playground and plenty of parking, make this an ideal day out for families. Kynance Cove is one of the most interesting and visually beautiful beaches in Cornwall. It's a child's paradise at low tide with caves, rock pools and plenty of sand for digging in but note that the beach is only accessible by foot from the car park and takes about 10 minutes to reach the beach.

There are also plenty of stunning scenic walks which are easily accessible from Mousehole (the South Coast path goes straight past the front door). We have provided Ordnance Survey maps and walking books to help you on your way.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Please note that check in is after 4pm on your arrival date and check out is at 10am of your departure day. The main house sleeps 6 people. Any additional guests, up to a maximum of 2, staying in the summer house between the months of May and October will be charged at £50 per night in addition to the above rates. The summer house is not available from 1 November to 30 April.

Owner'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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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