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Just a short walk to Mousehole!

People5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 0 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Scadden House - a holiday cottage that sleeps 5 guests in 2 bedrooms

This lovely stone property, constructed out of Lamorna granite, is situated at the top of Boslandew Hill in Paul which is on the outskirts of the quaint fishing hamlet of Mousehole, famed for its Christmas lights and once described by Dylan Thomas as "the loveliest village in England!" The secluded, mature, rear garden of Scaddon House gives a clear view of the local church tower. The property boasts various character features including a large stone fireplace. Scadden House is positioned within 100 metres of the local church which was rebuilt after the original was burnt by a group of Spaniards who came ashore in 1595 and also the Kings Arms traditional public house.

Paul makes a perfect centre for exploring Penwith and guests find themselves within walking distance of Mousehole and a few miles away from Land's End, Penzance, St Ives, St Michael's Mount, The Minack Theatre and the gorgeous beaches of Porthcurno, and Whitesand Bay, Sennen. As such, this is a wonderfully central location to reach the surfing beaches that surround the Western tip of Cornwall. There are plenty of coastal walks and as Scadden House is dog-friendly the options to bring the extra family member on holiday are really tempting. Mousehole has a number of excellent gift shops, galleries and restaurants including the recommended 2 Fore Street Restaurant serving seafood and local produce.

Accommodation

Ground floor: Enters into the dining room that has seating for 6 and a large character fireplace, one door leads into a galley kitchen which also has an exterior door into the enclosed rear garden, a second door leads into the lounge which has windows at one end and double French doors at the other again leading into the rear garden. Stairs from the dining room lead up to the first floor.

First floor: Landing at the top of the stairs with doors leading to; Master bedroom with 5' double bed and shower cubicle in one corner, main shower room with large power shower, second large bedroom with a 5' double bed and one 3' single bed.

Exterior: There is limited off-road parking for one small car at the front with small courtyard garden. Enclosed, mature rear garden with views of the local church tower.

Facilities & Services

Heating is via night storage heating. The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of units. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge and separate freezer. There is a combined washing machine/tumble drier. The lounge area has a flatscreen digital Freeview TV & DVD player, CD & Radio. There is free WiFi at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.

Miscellaneous

Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional charge of £25 per dog per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. There is limited off road parking for one small car.

General Booking Information

Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.

Short breaks are during the quieter months of the year.

£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.

More Details

Property Manager
CornwallsCottages Booking Team
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Mousehole in Paul

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 0 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • near the sea
General:
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Free Wifi
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • - 1 Large Double Bed
    - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • 1 x double, 1 x double with single
Outside:
  • Garden
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries

Reviews

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(9 traveller reviews)

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Just a short walk to Mousehole!
average rating of 4.4444447 based on 9 reviews
Roselle, United States
5

Scadden house Paul

  • 5 of 5

We rented Scadden house in mid June for one week.

We arrived on Saturday afternoon,and the cottage was better than advertised,a gorgeous cottage in a beautiful villlage.Clean well taken care of and a great location to explore south and central cornwall.

The village pub is 1 minute round the corner,and does great food,and has st austell beers.

Mousehole is a 10 minute walk down the hill [30 mins back up]with some great shops,pubs and restaurants.

We would definitely stay at this cottage again.

Many thanks to Cornwall cottages for keeping everything simple and smooth.

Andrew.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Stoke-on-trent, United Kingdom
5

A real gem

  • 5 of 5

Scadden house was set in a lovely village called Paul the church clock chimes on the hour the house was home from home very comfortable a short walk from mousehole a beautiful picturesque harbour

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Bath, United Kingdom
2

Not good

  • 2 of 5

Only staying for 4 nights. Arrived to a cold, dirty and smelly property with some sort of animal droppings on the kitchen floor. It had not been serviced. Took 2 hours to get a reply from anyone. We were on the point of booking a hotel. Cleaner arrived at 6:30. We felt obliged to go out and leave her to it. She'd gone by the time we got back having made all 5 beds, so cleaning must have been limited, carpets still in need of a hoover. Heating not on, so still cold and smelly. We had to be there for a couple of nights as work was involved, but left early as soon as that was done. No desire to stay for the extra couple of nights holiday

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
Owner's Response: Dear Mr Windsor Thank you for your review, which I have forwarded to our housekeeper. We`are very sorry that the standard of housekeeping was below par on this occasion on your arrival. As you know, I took your call when our housekeeper was unavailable. I can appreciate that this spoilt your stay, but we hope, none the less, that you will return to Cornwall and enjoy your stay in the future. Kind Regards Ann Jackson (Owner)
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Exeter, United Kingdom
4

To see the lights of Mousehole

  • 4 of 5

We had a pleasant stay at Scadden House, which was warm and cosy and ideal to enable us to walk down to see the lights by Mousehole harbour. The kitchen was well equipped,although narrow , but we didn't do much cooking as only on a short break. Local pub served good food. Difficult to park car up the drive as quite narrow but parked outside on the road so that was fine.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Hereford, United Kingdom
5

a very comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Very well equipped kitchen. Great location near Mousehole. Very comfortable bed. The church bells ring all through the night but after the first night it didn't wake us up!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Leeds, United Kingdom
4

A lovely enjoyable stay

  • 4 of 5

Scaddon House provided us with an excellent base to explore the delights of Mousehole. It is ideally located for exploring the South of Cornwall and we made a few trips across to Sennon to surf as it was so accessible. Mousehole is a delightful little village with lots to offer, we especially enjoyed the crab feast night at Jessie's Dairy and the fabulous 2 Fore Street restaurant where we enjoyed brunch and evening meals. Scaddon is close to the coastal path and we enjoyed walking the dog over to Lamorna Cove, we also had a good jog out to Penzance and back where you can enjoy the beautiful alfresco pool. As mentioned in previous reviews Scaddon is at the top of a steep hill, however this didn't both us as its well lit at night, we also took a taxi back the odd time as it was only £4 from Mousehole village centre. A special mention must to go the owner of the property who couldn't have been more helpful on our stay at the cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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Location

Paul makes a perfect centre for exploring Penwith and guests find themselves within walking distance of Mousehole and a few miles away from Land's End, Penzance, St Ives, St Michael's Mount, The Minack Theatre and the gorgeous beaches of Porthcurno, and Whitesand Bay, Sennen. As such this is a wonderfully central location to reach the surfing beaches that surround the Western tip of Cornwall.

Mousehole is a picturesque fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall between Penzance and Land's End, that has retained much of its old world charm. The narrow streets are filled with galleries, small shops and restaurants. Local cottages built from Lamorna granite, cluster together around the inner edge of the harbour, these are protected from the force of the sea by two robust breakwaters. Car parking in the village is extremely limited due to the narrow roads and visitors are encouraged to park on the outskirts of the village. The tiny village was overcome by the loss of the Penlee lifeboat, the Solomon Brown, just before Christmas 1981. Most of the crew was from Mousehole. On the anniversary of the Penlee Lifeboat tragedy, the Christmas Lights are turned off for one hour as a mark of respect for the crew who died whilst trying to rescue those on the Union Star off Lamorna.

The Mousehole Christmas lights are famous throughout Cornwall and are well worth visiting. You can even take a helicopter ride from Penzance to view the lights from the sky! Just offshore from the harbour is St Clement's Isle, a small group of rocks where an ancient hermit was said to have lived. A few hundred yards along the coast from the village is a huge cave, which is believed to give rise to the village's unusual name. This is unlikely but the origin of the name is still a mystery. It is possible to walk west along the Coastal Path to Lamorna Cove, looking down on Tater Du Light on the way. To the east is Newlyn, the largest fishing port in the South West.

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Prices & Availability

Notes

  • Electricity, heating, bed linen & towels are all included but you will need to provide your own beach towels.

  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent
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