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Mousehole Delightful Character Cottage. Parking, Garden Sunny Terrace



Updated: 25-Sep-2016
Spacious Comfortable Cottage Peaceful location Sleeps 4 Family and pet friendly.

Arrive at our delightful cottage, with private parking, one minute from Mousehole Harbour and start to relax. There is a spacious sitting room with white walls and oak floors. Wood burner with free logs for cosy winter evenings. Single-storey, light and bright with comfortable furnishings and original paintings. If you love cooking you will love the kitchen, Range Cooker, dishwasher and Le Creuset cookware and all the utensils you could wish.There are two bedrooms, one with two single beds and the other with a Luxury 5ft bed, Quality linen and towels all provided. Slate tiled bath and shower. Private outside terrace from kitchen with table, 4 chairs and a Chiminea for cooking. There is also a table and two chairs in the front garden and a terrace with another table and chairs in the lawned back garden. Laundry room with washing machine and drying rack. The cottage is a single story building that was converted from the original telephone exchange in Mousehole.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, French, German, Italian

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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13 Reviews

based on 13 holidaymaker reviews


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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Delightful two bed roomed hideaway .

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was just like the website description, very comfortable with good facilities. The village is lovely with a good pub and shops for everyday needs. Well placed for days out we had a lovely day at St Michaels Mount, we also visited The Minack theatre , the telegraph museum and St Ives. There are lovely walks too. The only drawback is driving in and out of the village that can be a challenge if you meet the bus!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the cottage and could have stayed forever.

There was everything you could possibly need and more.

We were fortunate to have hot sunny weather and visited other

beaches, some which were difficult to access, but still enjoyed

them. The Rock Pool Cafe was a favourite for a coffee and cake. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

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, beautiful beaches all to ourselves, the Minack theatre and great farmers markets with local produce.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay Cornwall Airport at 35 Miles Nearest Barpub : The Ship Pub, Mousehole, The Old Coastguard Hotel at 0.1 Miles Nearest Ferry : Scillonian, Isles of Scilly, Penzance at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : West Cornwall Golf Club at 8 Miles Nearest Train : Penzance at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 2 Fore street, The Old Coastguard Hotel at 0.1 Miles Nearest Beach : Mousehole Harbour at 0.1 Miles


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.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half term
22 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Oct 2016 - 3 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
February to April
4 Feb 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
April to May
28 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 4 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
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 £100 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 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys


  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 646 sq. ft.


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • 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.


  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • 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.

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