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Overview

Property

Updated: 02-Dec-2016
Peaceful Location with one of the best views of Mousehole Harbour and the Bay

Please Note: if you would prefer to pay the owners of 'Kittiwake' direct by Bank Transfer you will not be subject to 'Home Aways' additional service fees. Please request this if required when you make any request to book the cottage.

Kittiwake, a luxurious little house with fabulous views over the harbour towards Mount's Bay and St. Michaels Mount, a garden with a view and its very own summer house. The ceilings, whilst sporting the original beams, are a good two feet higher than most properties in the village. Together with the town house sized sash windows and stunning views of the bay, it's the height in the rooms which really gives Kittiwake 'house' stature.

Bedrooms:

Where else would you find a mix of criss-cross open beams, a fabulous view out over the harbour. A very gentle ambience, the king sized bed with its luxurious duvet pillows and quality Egyptian cotton bedding, this room has a very special feel.

Bathrooms:

Distinctly Victorian in style, this bathroom has a real charm about it. Dual aspect, long windows and folding wooden shutters, the slipper bath and the separate power shower with oversized head. The toilet is in a separate room next to the bedroom.

Kitchen:

The kitchen is bespoke with gleaming granite surfaces. A Red Nespresso machine and selection of capsules are provided for your morning caffeine fix. The Dualit kettle and toaster sparkle in the corner, while the extendible breakfast table overlooked by an oversized contemporary clock is placed in just the right position to sit and still enjoy the sea views.

Utility Room:

Just outside the kitchen you will find a small utility area which houses the washing machine and other housekeeping things while the backdoor leads to the garden steps and summerhouse.

Living Room:

The sitting room with a huge open inglenook granite fireplace and a log burning stove. The ceilings, whilst sporting the original beams, are a good two feet higher than most properties in the village sporting stunning views of the bay. A contemporary sofa is perfect to curl up on and whether you light the log burner or not, the under floor heating of the black slate floor will make sure your toes never get cold.

Other:

Summer House with one of the best Views of Mousehole over the rooftops to the harbour and Mounts Bay as far as the Lizard. With Binoculars you might see Seals or Passing Dolphins.

Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:

The soft organic cotton towels and bathrobes really add to the experience. Kittiwake is maintained by a professional housekeeper.

HOLIDAY CONDITIONS

Holiday periods are generally 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. Kittiwake is a non-smoking property and does not accept dogs.

Amenities/Facilities:

Barbecue, Garden.

Dishwasher, Fridge/Freezer, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine.

Central Heating, Internet Access, TV.

Location Type:

Beach, Village.

Accessibility

Please be aware that parking is not available at Kittiwake. Traffic permitting it is usually possible to do a 'bag drop' at the bottom of Mount Pleasant terrace and carry your bags up to the cottage. The owners of Kittiwake can normally arrange to reserve a parking space at the quayside car park just a few minutes walk away at a cost of £3.00 per day or £15.00 for the week.

Outside

To the rear of Kittiwake, steep winding steps lead up to the beautiful terraced garden full of alpine plants, whilst breath-taking views can be found from the beautiful summer house and terrace. Enjoy an evening BBQ, a spot of lunch or just chilling with a coffee and the Sunday papers. Views really are spectacular from your own private vantage point.

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.

The Neighbourhood

Kittiwake is located in a very quiet and secluded part of Mousehole with no traffic and very little footfall passing your door. Yet has some of the best views of the harbour and the ocean beyond.

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.

Other Things to Note

HOLIDAY CONDITIONS

Holiday periods are generally 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. Kittiwake is a non-smoking property and does not accept dogs.

Please note the path that leads up to Kittiwake is steep and may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. The garden also includes several steps but the view from the top makes it all worth it!

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Heather and I have always loved property and always buy with our hearts rather than our heads. That was definitely true of Kittiwake but who wouldn't full in love with its charm and beautiful views. We love staying there and so do our guests some who return year after year. We have been coming to Cornwall for more than 20 years but only really discovered Mousehole 2011. We have just completed our second property in Mousehole Mill Leat - having been refurbishing the Georgian cottage for the entire of 2015.

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Guestbook comments from the manager

Beautiful holiday home and perfect retreat from the big smoke. Thank you.



A beautifully designed and decorated house - very clever. Such a beautiful kitchen range. Hope to return here.



We had a magical weekend. What a beautiful and comfortable little cottage. We are not ready to go home !! Thank you.



What a great discovery: this region, this village and last but not least this cottage. It was just perfect!
May 2014
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10 Reviews

4.9
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

Excellent. A great position. Very clean and comfortable with some lovely thoughtful touches including Prosecco and toiletries.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

Lovely cottage

  • 4 of 5

Very pleasant cottage, fully equipped and in delightful location in Mousehole.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Kittiwake - I want to own you !

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cottage has everything you need to feel at home. Its spotlessly clean, comfortable with a new, modern feel whilst maintaining the old charm character of the once Fisherman’s dwelling.

Fresh milk in the fridge and a welcoming bottle of fizz on arrival are just one of the many touches that show the hosts really care about their guests. But forget all this…the views of the sea and harbour at Mousehole from Kittiwake are spectacular !

I’ll definitely be back !

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect

  • 5 of 5

We went on a big tour through Devon and Cornwall and Mousehole was our place in Cornwall. We absolutely loved the cottage and the village. The house is very well kept and spotless clean with some luxuries you would get in a hotel as well. Loved the garden although we could harldy use it due to the glorious english summer. Loved the view from the bed. Mousehole is very down-to-earth, beautiful with some lovely places to eat. We hope we will be back sometime.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday home

  • 5 of 5

Just had a lovely winter break in cottage with great views of Mousehole Harbour and surrounding area.

Steep slope upto house but well worth the effort.

Cosy evenings by log fire or relaxing afternoons in Summer House looking out over Mounts Bay made for a very relaxing winter break.

Beautifully decorated and all very high quality.

Many thanks for a great holiday

  • Review Submitted: Dec 1, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
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5

Luxury cottage

  • 5 of 5

Tastefully decorated luxury cottage in an outstanding location.

Efficient dealings with the owner,would not hesitate to recommend.

Particularly enjoyed the walk to Lamorna cove which became my morning run and swim,a great way to start the day!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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Location

From the Owner

One of the things we really love about Kittiwake is the fantastic views from all the main rooms and garden! We knew as soon as we saw Kittiwake and the lovely fishing village of Mousehole that this was the one we had been looking for and bought it immediately after our first visit. We have a garden, a summerhouse for the hot summer days and a log fire and underfloor heating for viewing the wild seas in the winter. Mousehole has everything for us, oozing with character, great coastal walks and great restaurants and pub. Its perfect, we love it!

Activity and Interests

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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 8
27 Oct 2016 - 18 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£354
for 3 nights
From
£118
From
£158
Fri,Sat,Sun
£729
 
 
Rate 9
19 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£558
for 3 nights
From
£186
From
£249
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,149
 
 
Rate 10
4 Jan 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
From
£159
Fri,Sat,Sun
£735
 
 
Rate 11
3 Mar 2017 - 12 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£384
for 3 nights
From
£128
From
£171
Fri,Sat,Sun
£789
 
 
Rate 12
13 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£897
 
 
Rate 13
21 Apr 2017 - 10 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£402
for 3 nights
From
£134
From
£179
Fri,Sat,Sun
£825
 
 
Rate 14
11 May 2017 - 14 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£921
 
 
Rate 15
15 Jun 2017 - 30 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£259
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,197
 
 
Rate 16
31 Aug 2017 - 27 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£471
for 3 nights
From
£157
From
£210
Fri,Sat,Sun
£972
 
 
Rate 17
28 Sep 2017 - 25 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£408
for 3 nights
From
£136
From
£182
Fri,Sat,Sun
£840
 
 
Rate 18
26 Oct 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
From
£159
Fri,Sat,Sun
£735
 
 
Rate 19
15 Dec 2017 - 3 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£585
for 3 nights
From
£195
From
£259
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,197
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable 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. A deposit of £150.00 will be required together with final payment against any unfortunate breakages.

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). Please enquire for details of short breaks and LAST MINUTE OFFERS!
Please note short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

One of the best views you could hope from a property in Mousehole from either the living room or bedroom and from the garden. Brilliant any time of the year what ever the weather. Everyone agrees Kittiwake has a lovely feel to it as soon as you enter.

Property Type

  • cottage

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster ...

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • village

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Distinctly Victorian in style, this bathroom has a real charm about it. Dual aspect, long windows and folding wooden shutters, the slipper bath and the separate power shower with oversized head. The toilet is in a separate room next to the bedroom.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: One bedroom luxury cottage for two. Notes on bedrooms: Where else would you find a mix of criss-cross open beams, a fabulous view out over the harbour. A very gentle ambience, the king sized bed with its luxurious duvet pillows and quality Egyptian cotton bedding, this room has a very special feel.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Kittiwake is fully WiFi ready so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can. TV and video player in the living room plus Loewe Bluetooth speaker system designed to link up with your smart phone or iPad - listen to your favourite music and radio stations plus TV and video player in the bedroom. Outside: To the rear of Kittiwake, steep winding steps lead up to the beautiful terraced garden full of alpine plants, whilst breath-taking views can be found from the beautiful summer house and terrace. Enjoy an evening BBQ, a spot of lunch or just chilling with a coffee and the Sunday papers. Views really are spectacular from your own private vantage point. Utility Room: Just outside the kitchen you will find a small utility area which houses the washing machine and other housekeeping things while the backdoor leads to the garden steps and summerhouse. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The soft organic cotton towels and bathrobes really add to the experience. Kittiwake is maintained by a professional housekeeper. Other: Summer House with one of the best Views of Mousehole over the rooftops to the harbour and Mounts Bay as far as the Lizard. With Binoculars you might see Seals or Passing Dolphins.

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