House | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 2
Dating back several hundred years, this charming and beautifully appointed former fishermen's net loft has never been so popular amongst returning guests and it's very easy to see why! Located in a relatively traffic free zone in the very heart of this quintessentially Cornish fishing village, the Net Loft is a secluded and welcoming little bolt hole which has many attractive benefits including a private decking area and a wood burning stove – ideal for either relaxing with a gin and tonic as the sun goes down in the summer or just curling up in front of the crackling log stove after a bracing walk along the harbour wall in the winter! Designed on one level and beautifully appointed with pretty fixtures and fittings throughout, the Net Loft exudes an air of peace, tranquillity and relaxed living. High vaulted ceilings, stripped wooden floors and a fresh white decorative palette complete the look of this little Cornish gem! The ancient and picturesque fishing village of Mousehole continues to attract visitors from all over the world whilst it struggles to maintain its unique heritage and fend off the advancement of the 21st century and all of the demands that it brings. The village still remains relatively unchanged over the centuries and is criss crossed with a plethora of tiny little cobbled streets, alleyways and courtyards all waiting to be explored together with the crescent shaped harbour and sandy beach. Mousehole is fast gaining a reputation for gastronomy with three superb restaurants serving some of the finest local produce and fresh fish and seafood available. Virgin Place Net Loft is the perfect property if you just want to stop, relax and re-charge your batteries but don't leave it too long to book!
From front door up five steps to: Kitchen/Lounge/Diner: Fitted kitchen, electric cooker, dishwasher, microwave, flat screen television, DVD player, ipod dock/clock radio, music system, dining table and chairs, sofa. Bedroom: Double brass bed, fitted wardrobe and storage. A Z bed, to sleep a small child, is available. Bathroom: Bath, wash basin, WC, shower, shaver point, mirror, heated towel rail. Heating: Night storage heating and woodburning stove. Outside: Patio doors lead out onto a quiet and secluded decked garden with patio set. Parking: In Harbour Car Parks, daily charge applies.
Please note: Guests are kindly asked to refrain from smoking inside the property and unfortunately, pets are not accepted.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The West Country region
With a profusion of narrow streets, donkey wide alleys and history at every turn, Mousehole is the epitome of a picturesque Cornish fishing village in a simply stunning setting. In fact Dylan Thomas who spent much of his honeymoon in the village described Mousehole as the prettiest village in all England.
Located just three miles westward from Penzance on the curve of Mounts Bay, the village is centred around an almost completely circular harbour with a small and truly charming beach which always proves popular with families, particularly those with small children.
Mousehole has largely resisted modern day trappings and remains unspoiled by 21st century developments. Working fishing boats still ply their trade from the harbour which is protected from the might of the Atlantic by two sturdy breakwaters, (Cornwall's earliest and begun in 1393) and today are accompanied by visiting yachts and pleasure craft, making the panorama of the harbour truly peaceful and idyllic.
The village itself is a veritable maze of granite and slate cottages, winding narrow streets and cobbled alleyways which have a magic and mystery all of their own amd just waiting to be explored. Virtually unchanged by time, its natural beauty and charm still attracts many artists, drawn by its unique atmosphere and beautiful light.
The famous National Trust cliff walk round the Lands End Peninsula starts at Mousehole. One of its most beautiful stretches is south from the village to Lamorna Cove and the Coastal Footpath continues towards Penberth and Porthcurno. The whole walk is full of breathtaking scenery and the immediate and surrounding coastline is officially designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty by the National Trust.
Mousehole has a fine selection of craft and gift shops and small art galleries and in addition to some excellent pubs and restaurants (which serve the freshest fish you will ever enjoy, landed and delivered daily from nearby Newlyn).There is an enviable choice of tearooms serving quite delicious Cornish cream teas with mountains of golden clotted cream and superb fresh crab sandwiches.