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Beautifully restored Grade II character cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 258 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom (sleeps 4) cottage 100 metres from Mousehole Harbour

Cobbler’s Cottage is situated in the heart of this picturesque village of Mousehole, just 100 metres from the old harbour. Cobbler’s is a charming cottage which has retained much of its original character, it sleeps 4 and has the use of a much sought after garage.

Cobbler’s is entered by a flight of steps into the spacious living/dining room which features apex beams, original wood floors and a wood burner for cosy winter evenings, TV/DVD, radio/CD player, adjacent is the well equipped kitchen: electric double oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer etc., also on this floor is the pretty double bedroom featuring a brass bed, this room also has a washbasin. Downstairs is a spacious twin bedroom which has a shower room, a family bathroom which has a bath and shower cubicle and a utility room.

Melanie Stephens
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Melanie Stephens

I was born in Mousehole and have lived here all my life, so obviously know the area well. Mousehole is a beautiful village, which still remains unspoilt. I enjoy meeting guests and hope that they will love the village as much as I do! "Cobbler's Cottage" is part of my family home which originally incorporated two cottages. However, as my husband & I are now retired we have split the property back to its original state and live in one cottage and let the other.

Why Melanie Stephens chose Mousehole

It is my family home which has been in the family for at least 75 years.

What makes this cottage unique

It is a beautiful character property which is situated in the heart of the village, being just 50 metres from the harbour. Luckily, we have our own private parking which is a real benefit.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Having had a rocky start with car breaking down 40 miles into our journey, getting towed home & restarting 7 hrs. later in a hired car, it was so welcoming to eventually arrive at this fantastic cottage and be greeted with home made scones. Especially as it was late and no food to be had! Pubs etc. close early beware! We had a lovely week visiting the many resorts of Cornwall, thanks to Melanie & Phillip. The cottage is everything we wanted and we couldn't ask for more. (Except mobile phone reception at Mousehole) Ha Ha.

We would certainly recommend "Cobbler's Cottage" and hope to revisit again. The Kings Arms pub is also a good & well priced meal out in the evening.

Thanks, Melanie & Phillip for a lovely holiday.
Aug 2014
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Mousehole Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 258 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Pets are only allowed upstairs & not on furniture. Pets cannot be left unattended at the property unless crated. Max. 2 dogs, please enquire if more.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Village
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Tiled Stove
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The cottage has been recently refurbished and all the bathrooms are new.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • The two bedrooms are light and spacious. The Master Bedroom has a sink/vanity unit and the Twin room has an en suite shower. Both rooms can accommodate a Z bed.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Radio
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Terrace
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
A garage or private parking space is available which is a real bonus in Mousehole.


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Beautifully restored Grade II character cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall
average rating of 4.7843137 based on 65 reviews

Perfect Cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Cobbler's Cottage is a wonderful place to stay. The cottage is beautifully maintained with everything you need for comfort and fun. Mousehole is a welcoming village, and Melanie and her husband are most welcoming hosts. We so enjoyed meeting Melanie and learning more about the history of the cottage and the amazing village of Mousehole. There is so much to explore in the area, and so much to enjoy in the village that is just steps away from the cottage. Melanie responds immediately to emails and requests, and her cream tea and other welcoming touches make you feel at home immediately. We hope to come back again to this magical place! Thank you so much for a most memorable holiday.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a positive review. It is always very rewarding when our guests experience lives up to their expections. This is our aim! Hope to see you again in the future.
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Delightful cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at Cobblers Cottage. The cottage is just perfect. The location is great within walking distance of all the local amenities. The kitchen was well equipped. The sitting room comfortable & cosy - we loved the log burner and used it every night. During our stay Philip was kind enough to provide additional wood for the burner. Both Philip and Melanie were very friendly. Would definitely recommend this cottage and we hope to visit again!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely location. Excellent facilities. Well maintained.

  • 5 of 5

We had another marvellous holiday in this cottage. Looking forward to coming back next year. Cosy cottage, equiped with all we needed.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Year 2017

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Cobblers Cottage a number of times over the past 4 yeara and each stay has been fantastic. This was our first extended winter stay and the cottage was warm and cosy even on the coldest nights. We have already booked again for our summer 2018 break. Thanks to Melanie and Phillip for being wonderful hosts

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
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Perfect getaway

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Cobbler's, a lovely, well equipped, clean and friendly cottage. Excellent location and bonus having a garage. Mousehole is a wonderful village. Welcoming touches much appreciated and hosts friendly and helpful. Thoroughly recommend and would love to revisit. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Excellent accommodation in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Clean accommodation with everything you need. Garage a bonus and just a few yards from the harbour. Note that dogs are not allowed on the harbour beach or quays at any time of the year. Would book again.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Ship Inn
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
2 Fore Street
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Mousehole Harbour
Car: not necessary

Mousehole is a beautiful unspoilt village of quaint cottages and narrow streets clustered around the old harbour. The village has much natural beauty; stunning coastal walks, pebble beaches with rock pools and a sandy harbour which still has a few working fishing boats. The renowned 2 Fore Street restaurant and the Ship Inn, the village store/post office are all just 200 metres from Cobbler’s. Many interesting galleries with live-in artists and the Old Coastguard Hotel, which has an excellent restaurant & beer garden overlooking the beach are all close by.

The village is beautiful at any time of year whether it is bathed in summer sunshine or lashed with dramatic winter storms. The spectacular lights around the harbour and dotted around the village at Christmas and the New Year attract visitors from all around the world.

Mousehole is well placed to explore the West Penwith area which boasts many attractions such as the surf haven of Sennen, beautiful beaches such as Porthcurno also the home to the Minack Theatre, St. Ives with it's stunning sandy beaches, fabulous restaurants, art galleries and the famous Tate Gallery, Marazion and St. Michael’s Mount and further afield the city of Truro with its lovely Cathedral, the Lizard Peninsula, Falmouth, Newquay and the Eden Project and so on……. The fishing port of Newlyn is just a 10 minute drive & from here you can buy fresh fish & shellfish, Newlyn also has art galleries & a cinema. Penzance is also in the beautiful Mounts Bay & has the renowned & renovated Jubilee Pool - a 1930's lido. From Penzance it is possible to take boat trips around the coast & Mounts Bay.

Further West and there is St. Just, an old mining town, the surrounding area is steeped in the tin mining industry and the nearby Geevor mine offers underground tours.

Whatever, the season or weather, there is always something to do.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short breaks available during Winter months - please contact for availability & rates
25% deposit when booking, balance payable 8 weeks before holiday start date
All monies, once paid are non refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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