Mousehole (Pronounced 'Mowzel')
One of the best preserved and most picturesque villages in Cornwall if not in Britain. When you see a picture of Mousehole you could be excused for thinking it was a film set created for a historical drama. The granite cottages clustered around the harbour with lichen covered roofs look just too good to be true.
Mousehole is a picturesque harbour and village west of Penzance. The harbour is small and sheltered and encloses a small beach. The village nestles around the harbour and has a great range of shops, pubs and cafes to suit all pockets. Explore the gift shops and buy an ice cream as you saunter round the delightful streets.
Every year the village prepares for Christmas with its lights and the harbour is packed to the gills with visitors admiring the spectacle.
Mousehole is always popular with our visitors and home to the renowned Mousehole Cat story by Antonia Barber and, of course, its Star Gazy pie.
Mousehole is no tourist trap though- it's a real community of Cornish people and lively all year round with restaurants, pubs and cafes to compliment the stunning location. Stone paved narrow alleys hung with plants remind you of a mediterranean village and all streets lead down to the granite ehclosed harbour with just a narrow gap to the sea which is closed with timbers in the winter
Parking in Mousehole
Mousehole was designed long before the car was invented so the only sensible option is to park in one of the car parks (£2 a day) and walk in. Of Course if you are staying at Dolphin Rise, Foxes Bottom, Greta's Cottage, Mizpah, Carvosso or Chy An Dowr our fabulous properties around the town you will have your own parking.
There are 2 small but very safe enclosed sandy beaches within the Harbour ideal for families with small children.