Mousehole in West Cornwall

Mousehole harbour

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Mousehole

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Mousehole harbour

Mousehole
West Cornwall

There are very few places that can be found in the United Kingdom that have retained their original character and charm in the way that the tiny fishing village of Mousehole has.

Mousehole (pronounced "Mowzel") is one of Cornwall's most picturesque hamlets; a stunning collection of yellow-lichened houses, built from the local finely grained Lamorna granite, huddled together around the inner edge of the harbour - protected from the force of the sea coming across Mounts Bay by two sturdy breakwaters.

Mousehole is a very attractive tourist destination. A small and very safe beach is located in a sheltered part of the harbour which is popular with families, particularly those with small children- an ideal location for family days out, with safe bathing, quite literally at your feet.

St Clement's Isle - a small rocky islet once the home to an ancient hermit lies just offshore of the harbour wall. A few hundred yards along the coast from the village lies a huge cave which - so some people say - gives rise to the name of the village (Mouse Hole!).

Car parking in the village is extremely limited with very narrow roads. Visitors to Mousehole are advised to park on the outskirts of the village and to walk in.

Dylan Thomas (1930) described Mousehole as ' the loveliest village in England', a title that remains true to the present day.

Mousehole developed around its harbour (and of course the fishing fleet that sustained it) appearing in the record books as an important fishing port from as early as 1266, in fact, part of the south quay originates from 1390 - possibly the oldest pier in Cornwall. The fishing industry has declined drastically over the last 100 years, but a few fishing boats maintain the long heritage and tradition of a working harbour, whilst the majority of vessels now lying at anchor are pleasure craft.

Dolly PentreathDolly Pentreath, or Dorothy Pentreath (baptised 1692, died December 1777) was reputedly the last fluent native speaker of the Cornish language.

Many accounts claim that she was the last person who spoke only Cornish, whilst others (probably based on the works of Daines Barrington), maintain that she could not speak a word of English until the age of twenty. Whether or not this is correct, Cornish was her first language.

As you walk towards the harbour from the car park, you will pass the house where she lived - marked by a plaque. A memorial to her is to be found in the churchyard in nearby Paul - a small village just above Mousehole.

During the winter months, sturdy wooden beams are used to close the harbour entrance, keeping the force of the sea at bay and protecting the village.

In the past, villagers have suffered from the effects of winter storms - one of these events is commemorated annually shortly before Christmas on "Tom Bawcock's Eve" where a monstrous fish pie is baked and consumed by the patrons of the Inn on the quayside. This event, which becomes a major village party, attracts visitors from both the surrounding district and from all over the world.

 

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Boats in  Mousehole 
MOUSEHOLE HOLIDAY RENTAL

Flower Shed  Parking Available Flower Shed
Tel: 01736 731239.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Mousehole with Sea Views- sleeps 2.


Rosemerryn Holiday Cottage  Pets Allowed Parking Available Rosemerryn Holiday Cottage
Tel: 01736 810530.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Lamorna sleeps 6. Prices from 345 to 630 Pets Welcome


Caroline Cottage  Pets Allowed Caroline Cottage
Tel: 01865-727423.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Mousehole with Sea Views- sleeps 8. Pets Welcome


Borah Farm Cottages  Pets Allowed Parking Available Borah Farm Cottages
Tel: 01736 810226. CTB member,  Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Penzance sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Fri + Sat Changeover, Prices from 440 to 1500 Pets Welcome


Simply Sea Views  Pets Allowed Parking Available Simply Sea Views
Tel: 01326 741090.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in based in Porthleven with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 440 to 1000 Pets Welcome


Tregiffian Farm Bed and Breakfast  Parking Available Tregiffian Farm Bed and Breakfast
Tel: 01736 810243.   En-Suite B&B Stays in St Buryan with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from 30 to 32.5


St Aubyn Estates  Parking Available St Aubyn Estates
Tel: 01736 888 515.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Porthgwarra, Lands End with Sea Views- sleeps 8. - suitable for Large Groups, Sat Changeover, Prices from 365 to 1795


First & Last Cottages - Self Catering  Pets Allowed Parking Available First & Last Cottages - Self Catering
Tel: 01736 871284.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Porthcurno, Lands End with Sea Views- sleeps 7. - suitable for Large Groups, Sat Changeover, Prices from 321 to 923 Pets Welcome


Hen Joppa  Parking Available Hen Joppa
Tel: 01926 7259982.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Penzance with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Prices from 390 to 1360


Kernyk Cottage  Kernyk Cottage
Tel: 01736 732532.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Mousehole sleeps 2. Sat Changeover, Prices from 325 to 500


Bosavern House  Parking Available Bosavern House
Tel: 01736-788301. Quality in Tourism / Visit England 4 stars Silver Award logo En-Suite B&B Stays in St.Just in Penwith, Lands end with Sea Views- sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 39 to 49


Beachcomber Cyan  Parking Available Beachcomber Cyan
Tel: 01736 810796.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Porthcurno with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Sat Changeover, Prices from 425 to 1120
November dates from 450 per week
December Discounts Christmas Week ONLY 690
Short breaks also availabl



Sandpiper - Mousehole  Pets Allowed Parking Available Sandpiper - Mousehole
Tel: 0118 978 5433.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Mousehole with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from 350 to 930 Pets Welcome


Pengullyn  Pets Allowed Parking Available Pengullyn
Tel: 01932 857679.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Nr. Penzance with Sea Views- sleeps 6. Sat Changeover, Prices from 400 to 900 Pets Welcome


Rosemerryn House  Parking Available Rosemerryn House
Tel: 01736 810530.   Self-catering Holiday Rental B&B Stays in Lamorna sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 38 to 50


Tredinney Farm - Holiday Cottages & B&B stays  Pets Allowed Parking Available Tredinney Farm - Holiday Cottages & B&B stays
Tel: 01736 810 352. CTB member,, Cartwheel 4 Star Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental En-Suite B&B Stays in St. Buryan with Sea Views- sleeps 6. - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 35 to 620 Pets Welcome


Trevean Cottage  Parking Available Trevean Cottage
Tel: 01736 731699.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Mousehole with Sea Views- sleeps 2. Sat Changeover, Prices from 360 to 480


Christmas Cottage  Christmas Cottage
Tel: 0117 9620399. Quality in Tourism / Visit England 4 Star Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Newlyn with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from 300 to 720


Quay Cottage  Parking Available Quay Cottage
Tel: 0049 6174 21137.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Mousehole with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Sat Changeover, Prices from 290 to 600


The Old Coastguard  Pets Allowed The Old Coastguard
Tel: 01736 731 222.   En-Suite B&B Stays in Mousehole sleeps Over 10 people - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 100 to 277.5 Pets Welcome


Mousehole Holiday Cottages  Pets Allowed Parking Available Mousehole Holiday Cottages
Tel: 01275-852375.   Self-catering Holiday Cottage Rental in Mousehole with Sea Views- sleeps 5. - suitable for Large Groups, Prices from 140 to 1250 Pets Welcome
Vacancies for Mousehole Christmas Lights, Christmas and New Year


Boskenna Home Farm  Parking Available Boskenna Home Farm
Tel: 01736 810705. Visit England 5 Star Gold Award + Breakfast Award Self-catering Holiday Rental En-Suite B&B Stays in Penzance sleeps 8. Prices from 40


Downs Barn Farm  Parking Available Downs Barn Farm
Tel: 01736 810295. Visit Britain 5 star Gold Award - Bed & Breakfast Award Self-catering Holiday Rental En-Suite B&B Stays in St Buryan with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from 45 to 750


Little Dorrit  Little Dorrit
Tel: 01872 571617.   Self-catering Holiday Rental in Mousehole with Sea Views- sleeps 4. Prices from 360 to 795


 

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