Cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall, England - Ideal Location A Minute's Walk From Traditional Cornish Fishing Harbour And Sandy Beach
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About Andrew Potts
We both live in Rome I am English but I have been living here since 1991. My CP is Roman but has Sicilian origins. I was raised in the Camborne/Redruth area of Cornwall. I have always loved the Penwith peninsula and when we visited in the summer of 2011 we decided to buy a cottage here that would be our eventual retirement home. For now unfortunately we have to work until that day when we can come 'home' to Cornwall.
Why Andrew Potts chose Mousehole
I fell in love with this property the moment I saw it in December 2011 and then we saw it on TV in Caroline Quentin's Cornwall (episode 4). We both returned to see it in April and made the offer almost immediately. We love Mousehole, the place and the people so much that in August 2012 we had our civil partnership in Penzance, wedding lunch at the Coastguards in Mousehole and then a reception at Foxes Shute, our home. For us this is not just a financial investment. It is an investment in our future in a place that we love and that we are proud to call home. I spent July and August in Foxes Shute and my partner arrived at the beginning of August. It was a truly fantastic summer and we honestly feel that you will love the Foxes Shute, Mousehole and Cornwall as much as we do.
What makes this Cottage unique
Foxes Shute is less than a minute from the harbour front, it is at the heart of the village and all that it has to offer. Mousehole itself is ideally positioned to explore the beauty and heritage of the Penwith Peninsula and Cornwall.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Lovely little house, excellently located for Mousehole harbour
Spent a very comfortable week here. Everything was clean and well kept. Communication with the owners was clear and always helpful. The house was very well equipped and the WiFi was really good - an unexpected boon in a place like Mousehole where the phone signal leaves much to be desired!
Located close to the centre/harbour, this was a great little property with everything you need for a comfortable stay
While the property was generally as described, some items that other visitors may find helpful to note are (a) access with luggage is challenging if a car is parked in neighbours driveway (the entrance is at rere of property, through the neighbours driveway )(b) the outside seating area was unattractive and not as expected based on photo (c) it was disappointing not to receive the welcome scones etc which others (according to the Visitor book) appear to have received (d) the second bedroom needs a small chest of drawers instead of wicker baskets. Also lacking in that bedroom was a mirror. (e) Other items that would have been useful were a hand-towel in the bathroom, and a small wastepaper bin in bathroom.
Mousehole in May.
The cottage is like the Dr Who Tardis. Everything you could possibly need and more in a well planned tiny cottage. Very comfortable. Home from home. 3 minute walk into harbour for daily paper and milk etc . Sitting near harbour in evening with cup of tea - from cottage. Excellent.
We spent a lovely week in Mousehole. The cottage was ideal for location and adequately equipped. I feel however that the cleaner/housekeeper is letting the owner down who is probably unaware. I had to thoroughly clean the cottage on the day we arrived as my daughter's feet were quite literally black within 30 mins of being there. I washed the floors 3 times before the water became clear. Sofas and handrails were also dirty and had to be cleaned. Some bulbs were missing or replaced with incorrect bulbs and electric socket in the living room damaged. Kitchen cupboards we're not cleaned out , there was a jar of sausages from 2015 amongst other items! Once I had cleaned the cottage it was fine but not the ideal start to our holiday. If the housekeeping was more thorough then this would be a lovely holiday home.
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and at the same time mortified that the property was not clean and the bulbs were not correct. As you correctly assumed we were unaware of this situation.
We do not live in the UK and return to our Cornish bolt hole once a year, work permitting. The housekeeper is paid to undertake the cleaning and deal with the changeover of guests. We pay for this to be done and trust that this it undertaken. I can only assume that there was some oversight by the housekeeper on this occasion. We will look into it. Thank you for letting us know.
Many thanks and sorry for any inconvenience.
Foxes Shute is a minute's walk from the harbour which has a sandy beach. On the Penwith Peninsula there are several world famous beaches, Porthcurno (with the Minack Theatre) is ten minute drive, Sennen Cove is about 15 minutes. To the east are the golden sands of Mount's Bay and Marazion (10 minutes), and the various secluded beaches and coves of the Lizard Peninsula.
To really explore the area a car is recommended (although we managed for 2 months easily by bus). The public transport system is well-organised, efficient and regular. The nearest airport is Newquay (summer) and Bristol. There nearest train Station is in 3 miles away in Penzance (with direct connections to London Paddington in 5hrs30). There are also car rental agencies by the train/bus station in Penzance.
Mousehole is a picturesque village ideally located to explore the surrounding Penwith and Lizard Peninsulas. From stunning beaches to idyllic villages, tin mining heritage to monolithic rock formations, rugged moors to verdant valleys, from cliff walking to sunbathing. Cornwall has something for everyone to enjoy and explore.
Mousehole has a good range of restaurants from fine dining at the Coastguards, 2 Fore and Cornish Range, more informal at the Ship, Jessie's Dairy, Janner's Fish and Chip Shop and Pam's Pantry. For your basic food supplies the shop/post office is well stocked (with excellent bread delivered daily and fresh shellfish on order). There are a range of galleries and gift shops along the harbour front and tucked away in the maze of streets behind. There is a larger Co-Op in Newlyn (along with galleries, deli and an excellent home made ice cream shop Jelbert's). Penzance has a full range of shops, supermarkets, gift shops, galleries, cafés, delis etc.