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Cottage With Panoramic Sea Views at The Heart of Mousehole



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall, England - Ideal For Families And For Couples, Walk To The Harbour Beaches. Perfect For A Mousehole Holiday

Gwylan is perfect for A Mousehole Holiday. The cottage enjoys an idyllic position in Mousehole, tucked away from the road, facing the sea with its superb views across Mousehole Harbour to St Michael's Mount and the Lizard peninsula. The Grade II listed cottage is located only a few yards from the water's edge at the heart of this picturesque former fishing village and has been furnished and fitted to a high standard in contemporary style. Families will find the harbour beaches a short walk, and the secret passage to the shower by the back door ideal for sandy feet. Mousehole has something for everyone, whether in the harbour, messing about with a boat, eating out at the pub or one of the restaurants, exploring or just sitting by the sea. Families or couples, for a week or longer, or just a short break, will be surrounded by the comfort, peace and a sense of relaxation. Many of our visitors return to Gwylan for Another Mousehole Holiday.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Mousehole has always been part of our family life. John's grandmother moved into a nearby harbourside property in the village in 1948 - all the way from neighbouring Newlyn, and her house has been lived in by family members ever since. John, Jenny and their young family always enjoyed holidays in Mousehole which is so special to the whole family. When John inherited the family property in 2009 he and Jenny decided to move to Mousehole and now live in the family house.

John & Jenny have been letting holiday cottages in Mousehole since the 1990s and aim to provide the high quality but friendly service which visitors expect. The high proportion of repeat bookings they enjoy are ample evidence that their visitors continue to be satisfied.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wonderful surprise, great location, beautifully decorated"

"Thrilled to discover that Mowser (The Mousehole Cat) lived next door!"

"Lovely views to wake up to. Garden a delight"

"Well finished with great attention to detail - beautiful design and top fittings"
Jan 2013
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A Wonderful Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The property was immaculate and ideally located so we were able to walk to just about everything. There are many interesting shops and fantastic restaurants and pubs close by. The scenery is amazing and we had lots of excellent photo opportunities. We really enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mousehole

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house to stay in, owners have thought of everything to make it feel like a home. From the basics in kitchen & laundry to soft guiding light on stairs & bedrooms. A spotless, comfortable & well planed house to holiday in.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Gwylen House; A perfect stay in Mousehole

  • 5 of 5

The property exceeds its description. Easy to find and access, tucked away in a quiet beautiful location within a shells throw distance from the harbour. Spotlessly clean, generously equipped and furnished to the highest standard, this cottage is a real gem with everything provided to make for a really comfortable and relaxing holiday, whilst at the same time offering a real home from home feel. Listening to the lapping sea...a perfect way to fall asleep and watching the sun rise over the harbour...a great way to wake up. John and Jenny are helpful and friendly "hosts" with a thoughtful welcome pack provided, and a friendly call to meet us and offer any information and advice on the surrounding areas. Great places to walk to and a few good eateries in the village, and of course the wider attractions of this part of Cornwall are within easy reach of Mousehole

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Mousehole once visited is never forgotten and will draw you back like a magnet. The picturesque ancient harbour, the yachts and dinghies, the rock pools, the friendly village cafes, pubs and restaurants, the galleries and gift shops, the village events each year, all have a strong attraction which is hard to resist. Welcome to our village - for A Mousehole Holiday.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ship Inn at 100 Metres Nearest Train : Penzance at 3 Miles Nearest Restaurant : 2 Fore Street at 150 Metres Nearest Beach : Harbour at 25 Metres Car: recommended

The Cornish Coastal Path has some of the best walking to be found anywhere and the traditional walk from Mousehole to Lamorna is delightful. Art lovers will find galleries and working artists in the village and Penlee House in Penzance and Tate St Ives have exhibitions all the year round. Summer performances may be enjoyed at the open air Minack theatre and all year at the Hall for Cornwall in Truro. There are several geocaches in Mousehole to be found.


There are two sandy beaches in Mousehole harbour, which is tidal. Each is a short walk. Rock pools and a tidal paddling pool can be found along the rocky coast beyond the harbour. Other nearby beaches may be found at Marazion, Porthcurno, Sennen, St Ives and Praa Sands. Sea fishing is available by boat from Penzance, off the rocks, or from the end of the Mousehole harbour quays.


There is a frequent bus service from Mousehole to Penzance 3 miles away where there is a direct rail link to London Paddington, or to Bristol and Birmingham for the midlands and the north. Newquay airport has flights to and from London Gatwick and Manchester all year and other summer services. Local taxis and car hire are available. To visit the Scilly Isles The Scillonian sails daily in the summer months and flights leave from Lands End Airport.

Further Details:

The village shop is well stocked with most basic requirements and a range of fresh products, hot pasties, newspapers, magazines, off licence and post office. There is a good choice of cafes and takeaways, traditional pubs with food, a fish and chip shop, fine dining (and lunching!) all within easy walking distance. There are galleries and gift shops with local artists at work, arts and crafts and souvenirs.

Village events are organised through the year - the Sea Salts and Sail festival, the Mousehole Carnival with pirates, the Mousehole Regatta in and outside the harbour, the annual service of thanksgiving for the Lifeboat, frequent concerts by the Mousehole Male Voice Choir and perhaps most famous - the Mousehole Harbour Christmas Lights where the entire village is lit up with coloured displays with a seasonal theme for three weeks over Christmas and the New Year.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2016
5 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
17 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas 2016
24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New Year 2017
31 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please make Booking enquiries by phone or email. Bookings for full weeks in summer high season but short breaks available the rest of the year.
Non-returnable deposit of one third rental payable at time of booking and balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Information on key collection is sent on payment of balance due.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for weekly bookings is Saturday - arrival after 4pm and departure by 10am to allow for cleaning. Some flexibility available out of high season. Welcome tray provided with tea, coffee, milk, sugar, juice, biscuits and the local newspaper.

Notes on prices:
Prices include electricity, central heating (if required) and all linen and towels. Discounts are available for repeat bookings and may be offered for late bookings out of high season.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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From the Owner

Gwylan House enjoys one of the most idyllic positions in Mousehole, tucked away from the road, facing the sea, with its superb views over Mounts Bay. We originally bought and renovated this "dream house" for our own use but are now able to let others enjoy it all the year round for their holidays or just to come to Mousehole for the experience. Families or couples, for a week or more, or just a short break, everyone will be surrounded by the comfort, peace and sense of relaxation which Gwylan House provides.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • bay
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming


  • Family bathroom - Toilet, Bath with Shower
  • Cloakroom - Toilet
  • Utility room with shower - Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom has bath with shower over, WC and basin; additional shower in utility room - for sandy feet from the beach!- and downstairs cloakroom with WC.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Main Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Second Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Third Bedroom - 1 Single Bed
  • Main bedroom has 1.5m (5ft) double bed and sea views, second bedroom has 1.35m (4ft 6ins) bed and sea views, third bedroom with 90cm (3ft) bed. All have wardrobes and chests of drawers.


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

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