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The Cuttlefish, Mousehole, Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet


About the property

Cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall, England - Exquisite Boutique Retreat With Exotic Private Garden And Panoramic Sea Views

Famously described by Dylan Thomas as 'the loveliest village in England', The Cuttlefish is the perfect spot to soak it all in. A bespoke blend of old meets new, this unique coastal property is straight from the pages of a glossy mag and the piece de resistance… a triple tiered exotic garden, a rare treat in Mousehole! The Cuttlefish boasts some of the best views in the west. From it's privileged hillside position, just minutes' walk from the beach, it offers panoramic sea views to the harbour below and beyond to Cornwall's legendary St Michael's Mount.

Camilla Banks
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 September, 2017

Why Camilla Banks chose South West Cornwall

My fiancee and I purchased The Cuttlefish back in 2012 and in doing so undertook a huge renovation project. We both fell in love with Mousehole many years before and to own a property here was a dream come true. When we saw The Cuttlefish was for sale we jumped at the opportunity to buy it, it truly is a unique property. Unlike most properties in the village, The Cuttlefish is large and spacious with plenty of outdoor space, something which is quite rare. The views from every room are outstanding and to stay here feels like a real privilege.

What makes this house unique

The position of the property is ideal. Set on the hillside up a footpath, you are away from the hustle and bustle of the village, which allows privacy and relaxation, however just a 2 minute walk and you are in the harbour and on the beach.

It is rare to have sea views in Mousehole, however the elevated position of the property offers stunning panoramic sea views across to St Clements Isle and across to St Michael's Mount.

Offering generous outdoor space, the property is also host to a triple teared exotic garden. Perfect for alfresco dining, the property boasts a Pizza Oven, BBQ, Fire Pit for the colder nights and beautiful outdoor seating area to take in the views.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is the best holiday rental we've ever stayed in. We were blown away by just how lovely everything was the moment we walked in, and it only kept getting better after that. Getting in is a bit of a mission as many of Mousehole's streets, including the one on which the Cuttlefish stands, are really only steep footpaths. This makes the whole place incredibly quaint and tranquil. If you're coming by car you park nearby, carry your bags up the little path to the house, meeting some of Mousehole's famous friendly felines along the way, and step into an exquisitely presented period house. I couldn't get back to park the car quick enough, and the stress from the long drive dissolved in an instant. The house is immaculate but feels relaxed. Because it's near the top of the town it has stunning views out to the bay and is handy for gorgeous cliff walks. And it’s like the house knows what you’re thinking before you’ve thought it. Music? There's a top-notch sound system that'll connect to any phone via bluetooth. Film and telly? There's a stock of Blu-ray/DVDs and smart TV that you can connect to your Netflix account. Cappuccino? There's a machine and enough decent ground coffee to get even the most caffeine-dependent fiends through the first couple of mornings. In fact, everything in the kitchen is well thought out, fantastically specced, and looks great. Pans are heavy-bottomed, knives are laser-sharp and even the salt and pepper grinder are the best we've ever used. Even the water by the bed—not only are there glasses but jugs. Jugs I tell you! The bedrooms are tranquil and comfortable, with amazing views, and the bathroom is stunning, with a huge roll-top bath and powerful shower. One feature we were really glad of was the garden. They're a rarity in Mousehole apparently, and with this one you get to spread out over three tiers! Whether it's coffee and breakfast in the morning or a glass of wine and dinner in the evening, you feel really spoiled taking in the view in the sun-trap. Mousehole itself, if you've never been, is fantastic. You might not even need that amazing kitchen as there are lots of great places to eat out, from fine dining to fish 'n' chips. The attention to detail and execution are exemplary, but never take away from the relaxed charm of the place. You can feel the love and care that's gone into this place from the moment you arrive to the moment you reluctantly leave.
Jul 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Mousehole in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 9 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • The Bathroom is truly the icing on the cake. Offering all the charm of a traditional Victorian bathroom, alongside top of the range luxury. With a huge walk in drench shower & a perfectly positioned roll top bath, you can take in the views whilst bathing.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The Cuttlefish has 2 fabulous boutique bedrooms. The exquisite Master Bedroom is the epitome of boutique living, with King Size Bed, traditional Armoire & Paris Pendant Lamps. Equal in comfort & luxury, the twin bedroom has a quirky style all of its own.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: We do not supply a cot and high chair, so please bring your own if needed. Outside: Across the footpath lies The Cuttlefish's private gated garden; a lush exotic paradise spread across three levels. The views from the garden are unrivalled and make this property completely unique. At Christmas warm yourself by the cast iron fire pit and take in the famous Mousehole lights, or in the warmer months try an Al Fresco dining experience making full use of the BBQ, or simply get lost gazing out to sea on the swing under the apple tree. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The Cuttlefish uses only the finest Egyptian Cotton Bed Linen, and Touch of Down Bedding. We also provide Egyptian Cotton Towels and luxurious gowns for use during your stay.


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Car: recommended


The Cuttlefish is just a 2 minute walk from Mousehole Harbour, which offers sandy beaches, rock pools and boat trips in the summer months.


We would recommend having use of a car during your stay as there are so many beautiful places to visit around Mousehole, however it is not essential, as there are regular bus and train services.

Closest Airport: Newquay (1hr Drive)

Closest Train Station: Penzance (10 Min Drive)

Direct trains run to Penzance from various destinations including London Paddington, which also offers a Sleeper Service.

Car Hire: Europcar, National and Alamo are based at Penzance Train Station


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Mousehole, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
To secure your booking a deposit of 1/3 will be required, and payment of the balance is required 8 weeks before your holiday starts. We also ask for a holding deposit of £250.00 against damages.

Changeover Day:
Changeover is on a Friday or a Monday. Arrival is from 4pm and Check Out is by 10.30am.

Notes on prices:
As well as full weeks we also take bookings for Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) and Long Weekends (Fri to Mon), both of these are charged at 75% of the weekly rate.
We also consider discounts for last minute bookings, or bookings Just for Two out of season.

We ask for a deposit of 1/3 of the total cost to confirm the booking, and then payment of the balance 8 weeks prior to arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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