Map and how to get there
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Nearest travel links
|Airport||Newquay, one hour 73.22 km|
|Train station||Penzance, twelve minutes 6.4 km|
Activities near Mousehole
|Sports||Tennis in town, Fishing|
|Great for||Walking holidays, City breaks, Beach or lakeside relaxation|
How to get there
By Rail: The London Paddington to Penzance mainline ends overlooking Mount's Bay to the sound of the gulls, just yards from the sea.Take a taxi from here to the house, (12 minutes). Alternatively, Europcar is just opposite the station if you prefer to hire a car. Returning, the sleeper service departs Penzance late, pulling in at Paddington station around 5.30 am. Disembarkation can be as late as 8.00 am.
A handy tip: to cut down your travelling time by train, get out at Exeter St David's, and jump into your pre-arranged taxi (Loraine can order one for you, £140).
By Road: The drive to Carn Du takes 4.5 hours from London. Take the M4 to Bristol, then the M5 to Exeter,then A30 to Penzance. From Penzance take the main road around the bay to Newlyn. Upon crossing the bridge take the road for Lamorna up Chywoone Hill ahead of you, passing Lewis Chicken and Chip shop on your left out of Newlyn. Follow this road through the village Sheffield before taking a left fork to Raginnis. Turn left at the signpost marked Raginnis, pass through this small hamlet and proceed down the hill bearing left past a couple of cottages and the entrance for Carn Du will be found a few hundred yards on the left hand side.