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Offers Available Lovely Mousehole Cottage with Parking Garden and WiFi

Bedrooms 2
Space 646 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Barbecue


About the property

Spacious Comfortable Cottage Central location Sleeps 4 Family and Pet friendly.

Lovely cottage with private parking, one minute's walk from Mousehole Harbour. The cottage is single-storey, light and bright, with comfortable furnishings and original paintings. There is a spacious sitting room with oak floors and a wood burning stove for winter evenings. A fully equipped kitchen for those who like cooking; with range cooker, dishwasher, Le Creuset cookware and all the utensils you could wish for. There are two bedrooms; one with two single beds, the other with a luxury 5ft kingsize bed. Quality linen and towels are all provided. Tiled bath with overhead shower. Laundry room with a washing machine and drying rack.

Secluded outside terrace off the kitchen with table, 4 chairs and a Chiminea for barbecuing. There is another terrace with table and chairs at the top of the lawned back garden, while another table and two chairs sit in the front garden.

More Details

The Old Exchange
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Italian
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2017

About The Old Exchange

Our family and friends have always loved coming to Mousehole and enjoy the beauty and charm of the village and Harbour. We enjoy walking and painting on the many lovely beaches nearby. It is a very friendly village with shops, art galleries, a pub, post office and several restaurants serving great food.

The Old Exchange purchased this cottage in 2007

Why The Old Exchange chose South West Cornwall

Mousehole is a great place to de-stress and relax, walking round the pretty streets and enjoying the friendly atmosphere. We love the Sea Salts and Sail Festival held every two years and the Mousehole Lights at Christmas. Walking to Lamorna Cove on the stunning south west coast path. Having beautiful beaches all to ourselves, the Minack theatre and great farmers' markets with local produce.

What makes this cottage unique

We can park in front of our property and unpack after a long journey (parking is rare in Mousehole). Sitting in the garden behind the house in the evening, watching the sun go down.

If you wish to pay by bank transfer and avoid Owners Direct booking fee please contact before booking.

Guestbook comments from the owner

From our guest book:

Cottage amazing!! Very comfortable and everything you could wish for.

Baker family August 2011

Lovely relaxing break in your stylish and well-equipped cottage

Christine and Tony October 2011

Fab cottage. So comfy and bright. Had a wonderful time Rachel, Richard and Martha April 2012

In spite of weather we have been cosy, comfortable and warm in your lovely cottage May 2012 Christine and Keith

We loved The Old Exchange and felt settled straightaway. Such a comfortable house with all we needed Phil and Anne June 2012

A lovely stay. This cottage is the best have stayed in Cornwall - clean with attention to detail. We have been coming to Mousehole for 10 years and we had a happy, restful time. The Georges.

This is a lovely cottage - comfortable and very well appointed. We loved being so close to the harbour - Sept 2012 Russ and Kathy Herttzog, Texas, USA
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mousehole in Paul

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 646 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with slate floor, white tiles. Bath/shower, W.C. Heated towel rail. Electric shaving point. Lit mirrored cupboard.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 5ft luxury pocket sprung king size double bed. Bedside tables, Wardrobe, chest of drawers. TV Bedroom 2 - Two single 3ft beds. bedside table, chest of drawers. Goose Down duvets, pillows and The White Company linen and fluffy towels.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The Old Exchange is a rare cottage for Mousehole having the luxury of private parking. Wonderful not to have to pull suitcases up and down hills from village car park. The cottage combines vintage and contemporary design to provide a comfortable, welcoming holiday home in a beautiful setting. Outside: Large Parking space. Front garden, lawn at rear of property and sun-trap patio eating area accessed from the kitchen with large table and 4 chairs for enjoying alfresco eating and sundowners. Chiminea. Utility Room: Separate Utility room - Washing machine, iron, board and large overhead drying rack. Electric clothes dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All cleaning, heating, logs for woodburner and linen and towels provided. Egyptian White Company cotton sheets, goose-down duvets, white towels and tea towels, oven gloves. Housekeeper local. Cleaned weekly. Set of linen left for longer bookings Other: Extra television in double bedroom Electric storage heaters throughout.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

Offers Available Lovely Mousehole Cottage with Parking Garden and WiFi
average rating of 4.8 based on 16 reviews

A cosy and stylish cottage with everything you need for great stay! Five stars!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage! The best place to explore Cornwall from. Really cosy, lovely wood burning stove and a comfortable bed! I can't think of anything that was missing from the cottage. Mousehole is great and with the cottage being a stones throw from the harbour, you won't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your great review and really happy that you enjoyed your holiday. Please come again.
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Great place in ideal spot

  • 4 of 5

This is a super spacious two bedroom property approximately 300 metres from the harbour. Everything you could wish for in a holiday rental is provided by the vendors. The place feels more like a home than just a place to stay. We only stayed for three days but wished it could have been for longer. Our two grandchildren who live close by stayed over for one of the nights and we played games with them which were also provided in the home. This is a place that caters for the whole family and I would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for sharing your home.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great house, lovely location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great 10 day stay at The Old Exchange with my 4yr & 2yr old. Loved the property - nice & clean, well equipped (the room to hang wet beach clothes in was v handy!) with plenty of space for all your holiday clothes & buckets/spades & toys. Great to have a parking space which are in short supply in Cornwall. It was a very short walk to Mousehole harbour where our children loved playing - it's a small beach but handy for paddling in the water and some lovely cafe's nearby. Great location for lots of day trips out - we visited Lands End, Eden Project, Porthcurno Beach, St Ives, St Michaels Mount and spent an afternoon in the newly refurbished Lido in Penzance.

Anne & Richard provided some great information beforehand & answered all my queries really quickly. My children loved being able to walk to the beach in 2 minutes and get an icecream and we liked getting a good coffee!. There's also a very small play area right opposite the house with slide & swing.

We would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A beautiful retreat

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a lovely welcome package and Easter eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny for the kids which meant a lot, great location, great having a parking space, lovely village shops (the Ark) and bird rescue centre up the hill. The cottage was beautifully fitted out, everything you could possibly need and the wood burner we are still missing....

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you and your family had such a great holiday and thank you for all your kind words.
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Favourite village, favourite cottage

  • 5 of 5

I really shouldn't give The Old Telephone Exchange in Mousehole a good review at all...purely so that we can guarantee our next stay! We've stayed there twice before and returning again in August which should give you an idea of how we regard the place.

Anne and Richard are very accommodating owners and will help out if possible. For instance we like to arrive early to maximise our time on holiday and we have always been allowed to drop off our suitcases etc before heading out to the beach and returning later after the scheduled 3pm official time.

The cottage is always immaculate and well presented. The cleaner does a great job and has the place looking spick and span. A nice bottle of Prosecco waiting for us was a welcome sight which went straight into the fridge and was 'sampled' on the first evening!

The Old Exchange has all the creature comforts of home, tv, hi-fi, books, games, telephone, everything needed for self catering...not that we do too much cooking when there. One of the biggest draws (as far as our little ones are concerned) is internet access and they logged on as soon as they got in! The house is big enough for a couple of weeks stay for a family of four with enough space for everyone. At the rear of the property is a cosy garden which traps the sun late morning and throughout the afternoon if you don't want to venture out.

The cottage has many plus points but the main one for me (being designated driver) is the parking. Anyone who knows Mousehole, appreciates that private parking comes at a premium and the pull-in/driveway for The Old Exchange is a massive benefit. Before finding this cottage tucked away in a quiet part of the village, we had stayed at other cottages that didn't have parking which (for me) took the shine off the holiday.

In relation to Mousehole and the surrounding area, it's our favourite part of the country...we're biased but you simply cannot go wrong. Newlyn, St Ives, Lands End, Porthcurno, Penzance, St Michael's Mount, the Lizard peninsula...the list goes on. World class beaches & beautiful green seas, moorland & wonderful weather, for us it's unrivalled.

As for The Old Exchange, it is home from home and I can't pay it any higher compliment than that.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We want our guests to have a great holiday and put a lot of effort into maintaining the cottage to make it comfortable so to know it is appreciated and providing a great base for guests is fantastic.
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What a beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

A lovely property in a beautiful Cornish fishing port. The Old Exchange is well equipped, comfortable, well positioned so it easy to explore from there and the car parking space is a bonus. Thoroughly


  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your great review and pleased you had a good stay.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Newquay Cornwall Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Ship Pub, Mousehole, The Old Coastguard Hotel
Nearest Ferry
3 Miles
Scillonian, Isles of Scilly, Penzance
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
West Cornwall Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
2 Fore street, The Old Coastguard Hotel
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles
Mousehole Harbour


2 minute walk to Mousehole harbour where there are two safe beaches.

Porthcurno - golden sands and turquoise water is a 10 minute drive. Minack open air theatre.

Sennen Cove and St Ives great surfing beaches are a short drive.

South West Coastal path from Mousehole to Lamorna Cove.


Train Paddington to Penzance (approx 5 hours). Penzance has bus service to Mousehole every 30 minutes. Newquay airport is 35 miles.

Car: Approx 5 hours from London. Property has private parking.

Air: Daily flights from London Gatwick to Newquay, flight time 1hr 10 mins.


From Mousehole- Newlyn 1 mile, Penzance 3 miles, St Ives 13 miles. Close to Porthcurno and Sennen surfing beaches.

Further Details:

Pack your walking boots, there is a coastal footpath to Lamorna Cove from Mousehole. Maps and books at house. Mousehole has great restaurants, The Coastguard Hotel has garden with amazing sea views, The Cornish Range for great local fish and bistro dining with Michelin trained chef at 2 Fore Street. Village shop and Post Office.

Delicatessen Art galleries and great gift shop Seawitch Stores.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
13 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
24 Jun 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Christmas/New Year
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
Contact owner by e-mail or phone 07754828761 for booking details and any questions. 20% deposit payable at time of booking and total payable 8 weeks before arrival date. There is an additional £200 security deposit payable which is fully refundable once the keys have been returned and the cottage left in good order. Short breaks possible in low season.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day Saturday Arrival after 3, Departure by 10. Local Housekeeper.

Notes on prices:
£30 charged for pet.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Portable wifi hotspot

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