Spacious, Private Access To The Sea, Gated Garden, Fort, Parking
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About Rob McDowell
We are a husband and wife team. We love sharing the best of the West with guests. Please do let us know if you'd like to chat on the 'phone to ask questions either about the house or the area. We have sadly stopped posting our phone number on the website due to nuisance calls but we love to talk to prospective guests and can arrange this via email for a quick call back.
Rob McDowell purchased this Villa in 2007
Why Rob McDowell chose Mousehole
We love to watch the sea life - feathered and finned and so being 50 metres from it is perfect for us.
What makes this Villa unique
Really it's the combination of: seafront, private access to the sea, Wifi, parking, views from nearly all the rooms, safe garden, toys, books, large comfy beds, water sports or relaxation watching the stunning seascape, the wildlife....Something for everyone, whatever their age.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Max guests:12 (sleeps up to 12 adults)
No additional guests without prior arrangement No naked flames in the house
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
This property is a heavenly idyll. An impressive, well equipped house in a fantastic location. Walking into the garden to see the sun sparkling on the ocean and the amazing view is just ‘wow’. The house is spacious and homely. Comfortable and charming. Rob, Esme and Diane. Thank you. We had a wonderful week and will cherish the memories of our stay. Hope to return one day.
Mousehole July 2019
We had a lovely stay in this beautiful house - the views from the garden and master bedrooms were amazing. Would recommend this house
Wonderful Location for a 3-Generation Family Vacation
The house, garden, views and quaint fishing village of Mousehole were fantastic. We enjoyed coastal hikes with breathtaking views of pristine beaches and turquoise waters, sailing with a local who told us much of the history of Mousehole, swimming from the beaches in the harbor, and fishing from the quays. In addition we made several trips to the Tate Gallery in St. Ives as well as visits to St. Michael's Mount, Penzance, Land's End, and many other local points of interest.
The house was well prepared with all the facilities we could want including a high-chair, toys, books, DVDs, beach towels and picnic blankets. The property owners are generous and thoughtful - they reached out to us from time to time to ensure everything was going well and to make suggestions for trips.
We can't wait to return to Tavis Vor!
The happiest holiday
Dear Esme and Rob
I was sorry to miss you yesterday morning but I had to sign some papers for my brother who had sailed into Newlyn.
We were all thoroughly enchanted by your beautiful home and the children were totally absorbed with the garden and rock pools and the beautiful beaches; utter bliss for us all! Thank you.
I am sure there were one or two minor problems soon overcome with familiarity. The step from the kitchen to the pantry was just an hiccup and I understand that you have already thought of that one!
The beds were wonderfully comfortable, home from home which is such a bonus. We are all avid readers so enjoyed dipping into your eclectic library curled up on your comfortable sofas.
I shall chase Charles for his plant list, I know he is very busy at the moment but will push him along! His brothers tease him but love him dearly for his eccentricities and he had a good rest, 'slept like a log'.
I do hope we managed to clear everything satisfactorily and in time for the cleaners to come in.
With enormous thanks for the loan of your beautiful home and best wishes to you and Diana. It would be wonderful if we might come again.
Suzi and Ian and family
Perfect in every respect. Even the weather was amazing
Perfect place, very child friendly, wonderful attentive hosts, amazing views, wanted for nothing, best place i have stayed in !!
An absolute gem! A truly special place, beautiful inside and out - thoroughly recommend!
We’re still pinching ourselves that we found this beautiful house and that it was available for the week we celebrated our wedding. Thank you to Esme and Rob for sharing their home, so many lovely, thoughtful touches and so welcoming. My family stayed here for a week and couldn’t find fault - except having to leave on the Saturday! It has everything you could ask for - and much more. The views from the bedrooms are stunning and the children were in their element playing in the rock pools and in the beautiful garden. I got ready at the house on the morning of my wedding and seeing seals basking in the sun on the rocks as I had my hair done was truly magical and something I will treasure for a long long time. Thank you again Rob and Esme, it really was the icing on the wedding cake!
West Cornwall is a paradise that many remember fondly from their childhood. There really is something for everyone with long wide beaches, historic villages, folklore, cliff side theatre, artists galore, swimming, diving, sailing, snorkelling, windsurfing, sea birds and wildlife not to mention all those cream teas and Cornish pasties.
Golf: Praa Sands and Cape Cornwall are 15 minutes drive away. Wonderful courses with spectacular views.
Sailing and boating: Mounts Bay is perfect for gentle sailing and exploring the coves towards Landsend. It's also a haven for windsurfing and kite surfing closer to St Michaels Mount.