Harbour Moon is a particularly special one-bedroom holiday cottage in the Cornish village of Mousehole. Sitting on the picturesque harbour, this perfectly positioned space is ideal for those seeking somewhere different, interesting and photogenic for a romantic break.
Downstairs, Harbour Moon’s open-plan kitchen and living area is fully equipped for a self-catered holiday by the sea. Here you are perfectly positioned to watch the world go by from the large comfortable sofa, or sit with a glass of wine in front of the wood burning stove.
Upstairs is an open-plan bedroom made particularly memorable thanks to the white wooden beamed double height ceiling. The bed’s unique headboard doubles as a room divider and dressing table with plenty of storage for clothes. Behind this is a generous walk-in shower and sink area with a beautiful hammered bronze basin. A super king-size custom made bed sits against a headboard inset with rows of rope and chain evocative of the harbour details outside.
Lie on your bed and watch the bobbing boats drift past the harbour wall and listen to the waves crashing against the sand as you sleep. Light will form an important part of your stay, particularly since part of the bedroom floor is made of glass, allowing for each ray of sunshine to beam inside.
Idyllic, romantic and reminiscent of a film set, Harbour Moon is an unrivalled rental cottage for a break by the sea.
Entrance/cloakroom: Loo, hand basin, heated towel rail, coat hooks.
Living Room: Large triple wide sofa, flat screen SMART TV, Blu-ray player, wood burning stove, vintage table for 2.
Kitchen: 4 ring ceramic hob, multifunction oven/microwave, Nespresso machine, toaster, kettle, fridge and ice freezer, Designer’s Guild tableware and linens, pots, pans, cutlery, knives.
Open plan bedroom & shower room: Dressing room, shower, super king size bed, dressing table, built-in cupboard, storage, walk-in shower, heated towel rail.
General: WiFi, underfloor heating, glass floor, sea views, strictly no smoking, and unfortunately not suitable for wheelchairs.
Dogs: Whilst being a dog-friendly cottage, Harbour Moon can only accept small-medium dogs for an additional £50. Unfortunately, Cornwall operates yearly dog bans from their beaches, permitting them only from 1st October until Easter Sunday.
Parking: Parking is extremely limited in Mousehole, there are 3 options: Closest to the house are 2 harbour car parks, about a 3 minute walk around the harbour. There is a larger car park adjacent to the Old Coast Guard hotel about a 7 minute walk towards the edge of the village. Finally there is street-side parking on the road into Mousehole about a 15 minute walk from the house.
Even its name evocative. Located in West Cornwall, Mousehole oozes seaside charm and, just a few miles from Penzance, this picture-perfect harbour has become synonymous with Cornish relaxation. Happily, the cottage is located right on the harbour, which means every attraction in the village is within walking distance of your front door.
How to get to Mousehole:
Trains go to Newquay or Penzance, from here you can take a bus or taxi to Mousehole. Detailed directions are provided upon booking.
Things to do in Mousehole:
Eat & Drink
It may be a small village, but there are enough local gems in Mousehole to make your holiday more than memorable. A few doors down from Harbour Moon is the Hole Foods Deli, which serves up a hearty breakfasts. Just round the corner is The Old Coastguard or Number2 Fore Street along with a cheery local pub The Ship Inn. In addition, there are several delectable delis and interesting galleries to stumble upon once you start exploring the old town.
Take the coastal walk to Lamorna Cove and Porthcurno Cove to visit the renowned outdoor Minack Theatre, which puts on a full programme of drama, musicals and opera each summer. During Christmas The Mousehole Harbour Lights show is an utterly delightful yearly ritual that takes over the entire village.