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SELF CATERING COTTAGE TO SLEEP SIX IN MOUSEHOLE

St Clement’s House

Charm meets elegance in this comfortable Cornish home
Overview
  • 6
    Guests
  • 3
    Bedrooms
  • Dogs

Essentials

SLEEPING

King bedroom on ground floor
Double bedroom with sea glimpses on first floor
Twin bedroom on first floor
All linen provided

BATHROOMS

Bathroom with shower over bath on first floor
Outdoor toilet
Bathroom towels provided

COOKING & DINING

Well equipped kitchen
Electric range cooker
Microwave
Dishwasher
Fridge freezer
Washing machine
Tea towels provided

LIVING & RELAXING

Ground floor lounge with wood burner
TV, DVD player
Books and games
Free WiFi

BABIES & TODDLERS

Travel cot on request (cot linen not provided)

HEATING

Underfloor heating in kitchen/diner and bathroom
Electric and oil-fired heating
Wood burner in lounge

PETS

Sorry no pets

PARKING & GARDEN

Parking is chargeable and available at local car parks
Outside patio with seating
BBQ
Outdoor hose for cleaning wetsuits

SECURITY DEPOSIT

There is a returnable £200 security deposit for this property

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES

Saturday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am

This cottage is a divine, welcoming, refreshing, calm and well-made refuge...lucky for you who come upon it!
Sally, Stephen & Jen, Canada — September 2016
St Clement's House is a delightful, grade II listed Georgian home, situated in a cobbled street just moments from the beautiful harbour of Mousehole. This charming property is divided into three storeys and exudes townhouse elegance whilst retaining a rustic and homely feel.

St Clement’s House sits moments away from Mousehole’s picturesque fishing harbour and little beach, and boasts bright and airy rooms set across three storeys. This traditional granite house is a Grade II listed property and is one of just two cottages accessed via a private pathway, benefiting from quick access to the harbour and beach, whilst remaining tucked away and not overlooked.
As you approach St Clement’s House you are met with ocean glimpses over the rooftops of the nearby properties as you make your way down steps to the cobbled courtyard in front of St Clement’s House. You’ll pass the sweet and perfectly formed front garden area, where a table and chair set are laid out to catch the morning and afternoon sun, (barbecue too!) where you can relax and take in the atmosphere of this friendly and welcoming little village.
This wonderful Cornish home has been refurbished to a very high standard, and many of its original Georgian features remain, including the main staircase and fireplaces in the bedroom, (which, it needs to be said, are ornamental only of course,) and is set in an ideal location from which this beautiful corner of Cornwall can be explored. St Clement’s House not only offers the sort of rustic charm you would expect from a traditional Cornish house, but also a little townhouse elegance.

Inside St Clement’s House

Step through the front door where you will be instantly charmed by this lovely home; a bright and airy bedroom containing a king size bed lies to the right of a small hallway, and the spacious lounge area containing two sofas and an arm chair lies to the left, with a staircase ahead.
The lounge contains a wonderfully large wood-burner, perfect for those winter evenings, or even if those balmy summer nights decide to take a turn. There are shelves and drawers full of books too, as well as a television with DVD player to wind down with after a busy day exploring.
From entering this charming house, you have a choice; climb up the stairs to the first floor that houses the family bathroom with a large shower-over-bath, and two more bedrooms. The double room lies to the left and this – as well as the bathroom – enjoys more sea glimpses, with the twin room sitting on the right hand side of the landing, which is spacious and bright. The bathroom also benefits from luxurious under-floor heating.
Head down to the lower ground floor, past hand-painted mirrors and original Cornish artwork, where a large well-equipped kitchen/diner awaits, perfectly catered toward the avid chef, but just the right amount of appliances and crockery for those who aren’t too keen on cooking whilst on holiday! This room also benefits from under-floor heating.
The kitchen door leads out to a small courtyard, which is the same aspect as the front garden patio, but on a lower level. This makes a lovely little sunspot and a second outdoor WC is located under the steps. The next door cottage also has access across the courtyard.

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Out and about

With cobbled streets a-plenty that lead off in all sorts of directions from the harbour, Mousehole is a picturesque Cornish town full of local charm. St Clement’s House benefits from private access to the harbour and beach that are a mere 30 seconds away, shared with just one other immediate neighbour.
An idyllic fishing village, Mousehole boasts picture-perfect cobbled streets full of bistros and art galleries, as well as being a great community with a fantastic atmosphere. Plenty of establishments are available nearby that offer a wealth of food and drink. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Tremayne Tea Room, or sit down for an evening meal at 2 Fore Street, a French bistro-style restaurant on Mousehole’s harbour front.
This perfect Cornish town is full of history, and the Sea Salts and Sail Festival takes place every two years, which celebrates Mousehole’s fishing heritage, with traditional sailing boat races and many other activities and entertainment for the whole family. Visitors venture from far and wide to see Mousehole lit up at Christmas time, when the village puts on arguably one of the best displays in the south west.
As well as offering the perfect amount of Cornish charm, Mousehole makes a great base from which to explore areas of Cornwall; be they near or far. Sit on the harbour with fish and chips and admire views of St Michael’s Mount, (watch out for the seaguls!) or take a short drive to nearby Marazion to walk along the golden sands. Venture out on to the coast path and head west to Lamorna, which makes for a stunning walk. The busy harbour of Newlyn lies just two miles away, where more restaurants await and an excellent ‘Fish Festival’ is held annually, celebrating Cornish seafood and local fishing heritage. Or head a bit further down the coast towards the beautiful Porthcurno, where a visit to the Minack Theatre is unmissable.
Head even further west down towards Land’s End, or visit the port of Penzance, famous for it’s pirates and boasting one of the mildest climates in the UK. Or take a drive across the county over to the north coast and visit St Ives, which offers a similar sort of charm to Mousehole; cobbled streets and a lovely harbour, just on a slightly larger scale with a few more shops and restaurants to chose from.

Things we love

We think St Clement’s House is perfect for an adventurous family; it’s spacious enough and in a great location, but if you are a couple it also offers the right amount of cosiness and can make for a fabulously romantic escape.
We love the secret passageway at the bottom of the courtyard, which takes you down through a winding alleyway and immediately comes out just above the little beach that’s next to the harbour; not lifeguarded but it is sheltered by the harbour wall.
It is this combination of quirky cobbled streets on your doorstep and the fact that St Clement’s House offers the elegance of a townhouse, but also the rustic charm that you would expect from a traditional cottage in an ancient fishing village that makes this home a wonderful place to relax and enjoy all that Mousehole and Cornwall have to offer.


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Location

MOUSEHOLE

The small fishing village of Mousehole neighbours Newlyn and is just a five-minute drive from Penzance town centre, and provides ultimate peace. While the harbour is a working one, it is nowhere near as busy as Newlyn, and due to being a little further away from Penzance there is minimal through traffic. The village is home to simple amenities, with just one (excellent) restaurant, and a local pub alongside the newsagents and a couple of boutiques and craft shops offering hand made products. A great base for exploring West Cornwall, Mousehole provides a haven – a world away from any city life.

As a coastal Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the small harbour side village looks out over the impressive St. Michaels Mount in Marazion and is only moments away from what is often considered the most beautiful beach in Cornwall, Porthcurno. The village is surrounded by some of Cornwall’s favourite beaches in addition to Porthcurno, such as Marazion beach just a ten-minute drive away, with its long stretch of sand, direct views of the Mount, and beautifully clear water. Travelling just 20 minutes to the opposite coast, you will find the popular village of St. Ives, surrounded by beaches that are perfect for sunbathing and surfing, with plenty of art galleries, restaurants and local craft shops in case the clouds appear.

Mousehole also boasts a rich history, being raised to the ground along with Newlyn during the Battle of Cornwall, a raid on the county by the Spanish naval officer Carlos de Amesquita. The entire village was destroyed, bar one old pub that survived, and although the building is now a private residence, there is a plaque on the front of the building that reads, “Squire Jenkyn Keigwin was killed here 23 July 1595 defending his house against the Spaniards”. It is a historical event that is often overlooked in England’s history, but it is worth reading up on to appreciate the full history of this small fishing village.

At Christmas, the small, picturesque harbour gets into the spirit of things and becomes a countywide attraction, turning into a festival of lights that has to be seen to be truly appreciated! However, during the summer months, it becomes a haven, away from the more popular Cornish destinations, meaning you can freely explore the village and the surrounding South West Coast Path without the crowds. Just a short drive away you will discover one of the most breathtaking sites in Cornwall, the Minack Theatre.

This open-air theatre with the Cornish cliffs and sea as its dramatic backdrop was built by Rowena Cade, who built it with the help of her gardener, improving it year on year throughout her life, until she died in 1983. Make the trip to simply explore this incredible work of art, or take a few blankets and go up to see a production like no other.

Visit the next village west, Lamorna, and you will be able to witness an even quieter Cornish lifestyle. Trip down there for a pub lunch, walk around the cove and investigate the statues, gardens and buildings that tell a story of this small village’s history!

Mousehole, although small, has so much allure as a typical Cornish village, but when you factor in the surrounding area it becomes a place that cannot be missed. Access the entirety of West Cornwall easily, but relish in being able to retreat back to quiet Mousehole to keep away from the crowds!

Cottage Location

Travelling to St Clement’s House

By Air

Newquay Airport is 42 miles from St Clement’s House. You can fly to Newquay from London Gatwick, Manchester and the Isles of Scilly all year round with summer flights to and from London Stansted, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Birmingham International, Doncaster Sheffield, Newcastle, Belfast City, Dublin and Düsseldorf. Airlines include FlybeAer Lingus, Skybus and Eurowings.

By Car

St Clement’s House is in the old fishing village of Mousehole, just west of Penzance. Driving time from London is just over five hours in normal traffic while Exeter is around two hours away. We’ll send you detailed route information before your departure.

By Train

St Clement’s House is just under four miles from the nearest mainline station at Penzance. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.

Testimonials
  • Lovely home

    Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely home, we have had a fabulous holiday.

    Jamie & Freya, October 2016
  • Gorgeous cottage

    We have enjoyed a very relaxing and fun week in your gorgeous cottage, thank you! Mousehole is just perfect — from the picturesque harbour, beautiful galleries, amazing food and such friendly people. It was hard to tear ourselves away, but we managed (on occasion!) to also explore the lovely surrounds. A boat trip on the Cormorant, surfing in Sennen, taking in the stunning scenery at Land's End, we ventured down a tin mine, went swimming at Porthcurno (yes, in October!) with the seals, visited St Michael's Mount (without getting our feet wet) and had afternoon tea in St Ives. All just fabulous. However, at the end of a hard day of fun we would come home to your lovely cottage, set a roaring fire and play games until we could no longer resist the call of the comfiest beds ever! All in all, a perfect family holiday creating happy memories — we can't wait to come back again. Many, many thanks.

    Gail, Gerry & Family, Ipswich — October 2016
  • Such a beautiful house

    Such a beautiful house, a joy to come back to after a day's sightseeing. Love Mousehole, with it's harbour and boats, enjoyed sitting on the rocks watching sea birds diving into the sea like arrows, and the many seals popping up. Harry fished off the rocks and caught a large wrasse and four small cod whilst I just enjoyed the view. Love the fireplace in the lounge, fantastic, all mod cons plus period features, just beautiful. The weather has been great, can't wait to return. Thank you.

    Linda & Harry, Hertfordshire — September 2016
  • This cottage is divine

    This cottage is a divine, welcoming, refreshing, calm and well-made refuge...lucky for you who come upon it!

    Sally, Stephen & Jen, Canada — September 2016
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  • 15% off Christmas & New Year - Offer Ends 01/01/2019
  • 25% off selected October breaks - Offer Ends 03/11/2018
  • 15% OFF ALL SEPTEMBER 2018 BREAKS - Offer Ends 30/09/2018
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Booking Guide

How to select your dates

Most of our properties offer a minimum stay of 7 nights, however some are available for shorter breaks. If a date is underlined on the availability calendar this indicates a potential 'start date'. Simply click on your preferred arrival day/start date and then click when you would like to depart. The duration of your stay will be displayed in blue, and once you have selected your departure date the cost of your holiday will be displayed underneath the calendar. If you like what you see simply click 'Book Now' if you would like to proceed, or 'Clear Selection' if you would like to start again — both buttons are below the calendar. Special offer discount codes can be entered during the booking process, and any last minute discounts will be applied automatically when you book. If you'd like to book other dates please phone or email.

Dogs and other pets

If you are booking dog-friendly accommodation you will be asked about this during the booking process. Dogs are charged at £25 each for full or part weeks. Please note that cats and pets of any kind are not permitted at any property without the express permission of the owners and Forever Cornwall

About your party

During the booking process we'll ask you about you, your party, and how you'd like rooms made up for your stay. You'll also be able to request free cots and high chairs, and give us any other special instructions.

Paying online

You can pay by credit or debit card. There are no surcharges for credit cards. All payments will be made through our secure payment partner Sage Pay.

Paying a deposit, or the full amount

If your stay is more than 56 days away you have the option to just pay a 20% deposit now, with the full amount payable 56 days before your stay. By making the deposit payment you are providing card details to enable us to take the final amount 56 days before the start of your stay. These are fully encrypted for your security. Please make sure you have sufficient cleared funds to cover the payment. You can pay the full amount when you make the initial reservation if you wish, and must do so if booking within 56 days of the start date.

Returnable security deposit

We ask for a security deposit of between £200 and £350 depending on the property, which we return to you within around 10 days of your stay, by re-crediting it to the credit or debit card that you paid with. In the unlikely event of there being damages or breakages we will notify you of any deductions first (don’t worry, we are not picky about little accidents like broken glasses!). You are liable for the full cost of any damage caused to, or within, the property, during the rental period. The deposit does not limit your liability for damages in excess of this amount.

If you have problems with your payment

If your payment fails don't panic! Usually the property will have been reserved for you as soon as you have got to the payment stage. The most common reason for failed payment is the address you have given not matching the card holder's address. If you've tried again and the payment hasn't gone through just phone us.

Terms and conditions

Please be aware of our terms and conditions. You'll be asked to accept these during the booking process.

What happens next?

Once you've booked online you will receive an email from us to confirm. It will be a different email depending on whether you've paid a deposit, or paid in full.
  • Paid a deposit? The email will confirm your booking.
  • Paid in full?  It will tell you how to find and access your holiday home.

If you want to talk

Booking online is usually quick and easy, but if you'd prefer to do it on the phone that's fine. Just call us on 01326 567838 during office hours: Monday to Thursday 9am — 5:30pm, Fridays 9am — 5pm and Saturdays 9am — 12 noon.

Any questions?

Don't hesitate to email or phone if you have any questions about your holiday home, or the area where you are staying — we're here to help!

If you have problems during your stay

Each Forever Cornwall holiday home has a helpful housekeeper who can assist, and you'll find an emergency phone number in your Paid In Full email.  If there are any breakages during your stay please let your housekeeper know straight away by phone we can arrange for replacements/repairs before the next guests arrive.