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Mill Leat a perfect bolt hole for stylish romantics

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Two double bedroom gem of a retreat, tucked away in the heart of Mousehole

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle yet less than a minutes’ walk to the iconic harbour’s edge, this lovely property has a romance about it yet oozes style too. From the original window seats to the state of the art bathroom, much love has gone into this retreat, making it a perfect place from which to explore the glorious far West of Cornwall.

LIVING

Step into Mill Leat and you’ll find yourself immediately in the cosy living space. To the left a linen-covered sofa stretches languidly across the room, facing the striking Cornish stone wall and snug wood burner. Should you want a relaxed night in, there’s a Smart T.V and DVD player as well as a Loewe wireless speaker system. In front of the sofa there’s a large Indian chest serving as a coffee table and under the window a funky sideboard, designed by the owner. A huge nautical mirror faces out towards the front windows, reflecting a lovely pearlescent light and gives the space an airy feel. Unusual reclaimed art adorns the shelves and walls, whilst free-hanging sturdy oak stairs lead to the landing above. Step outside to the rear you’ll find a very spacious courtyard – very rare for Mousehole – to enjoy a spot of al fresco dining amongst the potted olive trees.

EATING

You’ll find the lovely dark wood kitchen on the right as you come through the front door. Running along the width of the house, sleek cupboards house a well-stocked kitchen complete with Jamie Oliver china. A Neff cooker and hob offer an excellent opportunity to cook something fresh from the harbour whilst the fridge and dishwasher are discreetly tucked away behind wooden doors. For coffee lovers there’s a cherry-red Nespresso coffee maker alongside chrome Dualit appliances. In the handy outhouse you’ll find an additional full height fridge/freezer plus an AEG washing machine. For eating, there’s a fab pale grey Swedish dining table lovingly restored by the owner with statement Philippe Starck style chairs that compliment the dining experience perfectly, whilst three large low-hanging lamps ensure your meals will always be illuminating!

SLEEPING

Mill Leat has two lovely double rooms, both boasting fantastic sea views over the harbour and across to St. Clement’s Isle. The master bedroom has a gorgeous French country-style king sized bed, and the soft monochrome colours throughout the room imbue a gentle ambience. There’s plenty of storage with cute wooden built-in wardrobes and the room is very thoughtfully furnished with exquisite pieces such as the gigantic Romanesque full length mirror, wrought iron hooks discovered by the owner in Portabello Market and eye-catching lighting from Heals. The second bedroom is a haven of white with a cosy double bed, built in wooden wardrobes and lovely exposed floorboards. This room also has an incredibly ornate full-length mirror and the furniture, painted a soft dove grey, act as accentuation pieces alongside monochrome soft furnishings. Both bedrooms have luxurious 400-thread Egyptian cotton bedding.

BATHING

At the top of the stairs you’ll find the very lovely bathroom, complete with stunning floor lighting and sleek black tiles. There’s a fantastic Japanese style plunge bath and shower, perfect for whiling away an hour or so neck-deep in bubbles (with maybe a glass of bubbles in your hand!). A chrome heated towel rail ensures the room is toasty warm whilst Jasper Conran furnishings complete the look. Downstairs, there’s a great wet room with a rain-head shower, and lovely soft grey tiles feel warm underfoot thanks to the under floor heating. Bath towels are organically produced and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries along with large fluffy bathrobes are thoughtfully provided. Outside in the courtyard the owner’s have thoughtfully put in a fab shower, perfect for rinsing off the sand after a warm day on the beach.

WiFi

Mill Leat is fully WiFi ready with high speed broadband so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can. As well as Smart T.V. and DVD there is a Loewe wireless speaker system designed to link up with your smartphone or tablet so you can listen to your favourite music and radio stations.

HOLIDAY CONDITIONS

Holiday periods are 7 nights starting on a Monday or Friday or short breaks of 3 night starting on a Friday or 4 nights starting on a Monday but please enquire if this doesn't suit. Mill Leat is a non-smoking property and does not accept dogs.

PARKING

There is parking for a small car at the owners responsibility, but we would recommend you take a look at the access to check if your car will fit, as due to the nature of old Cornish villages the roads are very narrow. There is pay and display at the quayside car park just a few minutes walk away at a cost of £3.00 per day. You will be able to do a 'bag drop' at the bottom of Cherry Garden Street and carry your bags the few yards to the cottage.

INTERACTION WITH GUESTS

Prior to arrival, guests will be supplied with all the information they should need for their stay. They will be left to enjoy the property in privacy. However, if there are any problems you will have the contact details for both the owners and the housekeeper should you you need them.

GETTING AROUND

Rail - If you enjoy travelling by train, then why not take advantage of the Night Riviera Sleeper Service running from London Paddington, which gets you into Penzance just in time for breakfast by the sea, and fully rested so you can start enjoying your holiday. Alternatively, if you want to take in the views, there are regular services from Paddington, Bristol, Bath, the Cotswolds, Birmingham, The Midlands, South Wales and Edinburgh with First Great Western, Virgin and Cross Country Trains.

CAR HIRE - You can pick up a rental car at Penzance Railway Station or if travelling from Newquay Airport.

AIR - Newquay Airport is less than an hour away and runs regular domestic and international flights. Fly from London Gatwick, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

TAXIS - Mousehole is about a ten minute drive from Penzance. You can usually pick up a taxi from Penzance Train Station.

BUSES - buses at Penzance as well as local buses every 30 mins from Mousehole.

More Details

Property Manager
Neil Winton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 December, 2017

About Neil Winton

Neil is in IT and Heather is an interior stylist.

Heather and I have always loved property and always buy with our hearts rather than our heads. That was definitely true of Mill Leat. We love staying there after having spent the whole of 2015 refurbishing the property. We have been coming to Cornwall for more than 20 years but only really discovered Mousehole 2011 when we bought our first property Kittiwake. Both are completely different but give you a wonderful feeling as soon as you walk through the door. We hope you will agree!

Neil Winton purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Neil Winton chose Mousehole

Totally refurbished to a very high standard in 2015 this original Georgian Mousehole cottage will have everything you need for a perfect Cornish Holiday.

Location

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

Mousehole's sandy little beaches are just a few steps away and there's a fantastic selection of beaches within a short drive from long wide expanses of sand to tiny coves.

Distances:

Cornwall is small so there are many interesting towns and places just a short drive away including Land's End, St Ives, Penzance, Falmouth & Sennen.

Further Details:

Mousehole is a fantastic community of impossibly pretty houses interspersed with galleries, shops, excellent restaurants and cafes. The Old Coastguard Hotel serves food with a fabulous view and the Ship Inn is a fantastic Cornish pub. All are a short walk from Kittiwake.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mousehole in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • At the top of the stairs you’ll find the very lovely bathroom, complete with stunning floor lighting and sleek black tiles. There’s a fantastic Japanese style plunge bath and shower, perfect for whiling away an hour or so neck-deep in bubbles (with maybe a glass of bubbles in your hand!). A chrome heated towel rail ensures the room is toasty warm whilst Jasper Conran furnishings complete the look. Downstairs, there’s a great wet room with a rain-head shower, and lovely soft grey tiles feel warm underfoot thanks to the under floor heating. Bath towels are organically produced and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries along with large fluffy bathrobes are thoughtfully provided. Outside in the courtyard the owner’s have thoughtfully put in a fab shower, perfect for rinsing off the sand after a warm day on the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Mill Leat has two lovely double rooms, both boasting fantastic sea views over the harbour and across to St. Clement’s Isle. The master bedroom has a gorgeous French country-style king sized bed, and the soft monochrome colours throughout the room imbue a gentle ambience. There’s plenty of storage with cute wooden built-in wardrobes and the room is very thoughtfully furnished with exquisite pieces such as the gigantic Romanesque full length mirror, wrought iron hooks discovered by the owner in Portabello Market and eye-catching lighting from Heals. The second bedroom is a haven of white with a cosy double bed, built in wooden wardrobes and lovely exposed floorboards. This room also has an incredibly ornate full-length mirror and the furniture, painted a soft dove grey, act as accentuation pieces alongside monochrome soft furnishings. Both bedrooms have luxurious 400-thread Egyptian cotton bedding.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • surfing

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Mill Leat a perfect bolt hole for stylish romantics
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4

A great blend of old and new

  • 4 of 5

An excellent renovation has resulted in a modern, open plan living space that worked really well for our group of 4. Mousehole is an initial driving challenge, the cottage is a bit hard to find, and the instructions mean what they say- you need a VERY small car to be able to park beside Mill Leat.

Minor quibbles are that it could do with more glassware/crockery and the upstairs tub/shower is a challenge.

But Mousehole is a lovely picture postcard village, the walks in both directions great, lots to see and do nearby, and as said above, Mill Leat works really well - good to come back to.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment in a great location

  • 4 of 5

Four of us spent 5 nights in Mill Leat, our home base as we toured around Cornwall. The cottage was well equipped, with modern appliances and some standard cooking supplies. The rooms are smaller than we expected based on the online photos. But they were adequate for our needs. The beds were great. The second bathroom being on the first floor while the bedrooms were on the second was a little awkward at times. There is a clothes washer, but no dryer, so be prepared to hing clothes to dry.

As a location for exploring Cornwall, we were very pleased with the cottage and with Mousehole. We did not know much about Cornwall when we made the reservation. And it's true that Mousehole is pretty far west, an hour or more driving to the attractions in eastern Cornwall. But we found plenty to do and see nearby. Pretty villages, quaint roads and countryside, great walks. And if you are visiting in off-season when there are no crowds, the cliffs along Land's End and Kynance Cove are spectacular. And we found the carefule notes and recommendations left by the owner, Neil, to be helpful and reliable.

A note about where to park for Mill Leat. There is room for a very small car next to the cottage. But the access to the space is very tight. There are two lots near the harbor (3 pounds per day), about a 5 minute walk away. And a larger, easy access lot just north of the village, 9 pounds per day--maybe 7 minutes walk.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect cottage in Mousehole

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was a perfect place to stay while we were exploring Cornwall for two weeks. It was lovely returning to Mousehole and the cottage each day. It had everything we needed and could also go for long walks along coast and nearest towns and villages.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Style Meets Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Mill Leat, from the location in beautiful Mousehole to the cottage itself, which is superbly decorated, spotlessly clean, very well equipped and extremely comfortable.

We picked Mill Leat because it looked like such a beautiful place to stay, despite not knowing much about southern Cornwall or Mousehole. But I'm so glad we did because not only did the cottage deliver at every level (it is even better than the photos if you can believe it), but Mousehole is a lovely town with many dining options and it is not overrun with tourists even in August.

While our car was not small enough to fit into the lane to park next to the cottage, we managed to get parking in the main parking lot every evening, and Mill Leat is a short walk from the parking lot.

We would wake up every day to the sound of seagulls and the soothing sight of the sea from each of our bedrooms, have breakfast in the lovely kitchen, and then set out for the day. We'd return home in the evening and enjoy a bottle of wine in the lounge area before heading out for dinner.

Mill Leat was the perfect bolt hole from which to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. And it gave us the opportunity to discover delightful Mousehole. If you're considering a trip to Cornwall and are looking for a place to base yourself, choose Mill Leat. You will not be disappointed.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property, stunning interior, fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is simply stunning in an excellent location. It has absolutely everything you need for a very comfortable stay with extra touches included (Prosecco was very gratefully received).

It's in the perfect location in Mousehole and within walking distance of the harbour and restaurants.

Look forward to returning!

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Stunning

  • 5 of 5

Mousehole is a quaint little fishing village with a relaxed air about it. Mill Leat is a stunning cottage with a contemporary ambience. The combination is a perfect location to base yourself whist enjoying the beautiful Cornish countryside. Closely located to the magnificent Minack Theatre where you can catch a show directly above the sea or take a rugged coastal walk to nearby Lamorna. A perfect holiday getaway!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Christmas & New Year
15 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£876
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£1,752
 
 
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2 Jan 2018 - 8 Mar 2018
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£525
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9 Mar 2018 - 19 Apr 2018
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£636
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20 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018
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£810
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£1,541
 
 
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27 Apr 2018 - 24 May 2018
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£735
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25 May 2018 - 21 Jun 2018
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£810
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22 Jun 2018 - 13 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£945
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£1,896
 
 
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14 Sep 2018 - 27 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£810
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£1,587
 
 
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28 Sep 2018 - 1 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£660
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£1,326
 
 
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2 Nov 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£546
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£1,102
 
 
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21 Dec 2018 - 27 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£885
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£295
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£395
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£1,782
 
 
Rate 11
28 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£945
for 3 nights
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£315
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£420
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,896
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

Manager'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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