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Destination guide

Find your cosy Mousehole holiday home

Mousehole – a quaint fishing village full of stone-built cottages and salt-washed pubs that hugs a marina filled with skiffs and fishing boats – could just be the taste of traditional Cornwall that you've been searching for. Its winding cobbled alleys and sailors' taverns sit on a stunning stretch of English coastline that's famed for its rugged cliffs and windblown walking paths, making Mousehole holiday lettings a prime choice for those looking to pull on the hiking boots. Alternatively, there are plenty of cosy little boltholes nestled in the town itself, close to independent art galleries, tearooms and Cornish seafood restaurants.

History

Fishing heritage near Mousehole holiday lettings

With its whitewashed fishing cottages and age-old marina, Mousehole certainly looks every inch the centuries-old Cornish port. In fact, its history spreads back more than 800 years, to when it was a major trading harbour on the edge of Mount's Bay, known for its output of pilchards. The town was even sacked by the Spanish in the 16th century, after the defeat of the great Armada. After that, it was slowly rebuilt, and boomed again in the 1800s as a fishing hub. It's around then that Dolly Pentreath lived in the area. She's thought to have been the last person in England to speak only the Cornish language. You can see a lichen-spotted memorial to her in the rustic village of Paul, nearby.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Mousehole

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Mousehole a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the most popular attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Jubilee Pool (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Trewidden Garden (2.6 mi / 4.1 km)
  • Marazion Marsh (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Tanglewood Wild Garden (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Men Scryfa (6.1 mi / 9.9 km)
  • Greeb Farm (7.5 mi / 12 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Mousehole

Whether you're an active traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Mousehole is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Land's End (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Lamorna Cove (1.8 mi / 2.8 km)
  • Trengwainton Garden (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • St. Michael's Mount (3.6 mi / 5.8 km)
  • Tremenheere Sculpture Garden (4 mi / 6.5 km)
  • Marazion Marsh (4.1 mi / 6.5 km)
Beaches

Cornish beaches aplenty near your Mousehole holiday let

  • Driving less than 30 minutes across the Penwith Coast gets you to the rolling surf and beautifully sculpted hills of Sennen Cove
  • Porthcurno Beach is a real stunner – it's popular with families, thanks to its clean sands and excellent swimming conditions
  • Beach races and Iron Man competitions take place on St Ives Bay during the summer months
  • Blue Flag Porthminster Beach is an excellent choice for sunbathing and swimming with the whole family – it's just 35 minutes away, to the north
  • Praa Sands is crossed by the Cornish coastal path, and perfect for walkers
How to get around

Getting around Mousehole

Mousehole is small, wedged into a rocky cleft on the south Cornish coast. The upshot is that it's an eminently walkable place. In fact, getting lost in the maze of narrow alleys and small courtyards is one of the great enjoyments, here. You'll stumble upon intriguing local art galleries, charming pubs and enticing tearooms as you go. When it comes to exploring the coast, it's certainly possible to hop on the trails that wiggle out from the town itself. However, having a car of your own opens up bigger swathes of Cornwall's shores, from the wave-battered Penwith Heritage Coast to the sparkling sandy bays of Penzance.

Food & drink

Seafood and other Cornish treats in Mousehole

Don't miss Mousehole's famous seafood. While the mass fishing industry might have come to a halt here in the early 1900s, the small town is still perfectly located to source some of the freshest marine produce on the Cornish coast. Specialties that come off the boats each day include lemon sole, bream, pollack and mackerel – you'll find them served with aioli dips and creative Mediterranean-style dressings in the elegant restaurants all around Mousehole. Of course, other regional delicacies should also join the menu. That means Cornish pasties, packed with meat and veg, and tea, with warm scones and clotted cream.

Essential info

Facts to remember when booking Mousehole holiday cottages

  • Mousehole is largely a summer destination – it gets busy between May and September, and goes into hibernation for much of the winter
  • Be sure to pack waterproofs if you're heading to Mousehole to hike the Cornish coast
  • While the Cornish language is no longer spoken, you might see it on signs around the county
  • It's wise to pre-book tables in restaurants during the main season in Mousehole – between May and September
  • Prepare to navigate some winding country lanes if you're planning to drive to your Mousehole holiday home

Can I find a vacation rental around Mousehole?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 1,498 vacation rentals near Mousehole. From 613 cottages to 1,097 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mousehole for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.