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You'll be sure to fall hook, line and sinker for this luxury self-catering cottage in Mousehole. The Salt House has an enviable position on the water’s edge in this stunning harbour village, surrounded by tiny streets and charming granite cottages. Once home to fleet fishermen casting their nets for pilchards and mackerel, this Grade-II listed cottage offers a beautiful three storey coastal retreat to drop anchor and stay a while.

The Salt House is a luxury holiday cottage set in Mousehole, Cornwall


The Scandi-inspired interior of this luxury self-catering cottage in Mousehole has a quiet, understated aesthetic. Muted colours are moored alongside rich textures to create a calm and inviting home for both yachty types and landlubbers alike. The soft grey tones and fresh white walls complement the original beams, flagstones and delicate latch doors through which the captain once walked. A log burner, central to the living space, adds to the ambience and what could be better after a day in the briny sea air than curling up with a book to enjoy the warmth of the fire? Seaside bliss.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms 

The painted staircases to the upper floors are tucked away behind latched doors, leading to both the luxurious master and double bedroom, both awash with crisp white bed linen. Breakfast in bed is a must here, with the master bedroom enjoying 180-degree sea views. The family bathroom, with shower over bath and WC, harmonises with the stylish and soothing theme of this luxury coastal home stay.


The charming front terrace of this old sea dog is the perfect place to enjoy the gentle cry of the gulls and the long bluish-green waves that stretch across the ocean to St Michael’s Mount. Once used to salt mackerel in the evaporating rock pools, today the terrace is the perfect place to eat al fresco or to spot the seals on St Clement’s Isle, a few hundred yards offshore. Team the evening with candlelight and a boiled lobster from the harbour and you'll have food to feed the soul. 


When it comes to family holidays in Cornwall, it's all about the beaches. Mousehole's small, sandy bay is located in a sheltered nook of the harbour and ideal for families in summertime. Adrenaline-fuelled surfers however should head to Sennen Cove for its sublime Atlantic swells. In the winter months, don the oilskins and head out to explore Mousehole’s narrow streets where there are wonderful cafes, delis, restaurants and sea shanty pubs tucked away alongside artist's workshops and galleries. In December, a magnificent display of harbour lights strung between the lamp posts adds extra magic as Christmas approaches.


This quaint old fisherman's cottage has been perfectly modernised. The bespoke George Robinson kitchen includes a Rangemaster cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine. There is parking for one small car a minute's walk away and extra parking in the village car park. 


  • SleepsUp to 4 guests from £1,295 per week
  • Alternative Group OptionUp to 2 guests
  • Your Home Stay Includes Linen, towels, logs for the fire Digital Property GuideDiscover what else you can look forward to...
  • BedroomsDoubles: One king-size bedroom and one double bedroom
  • BathroomsOne bathroom with WC, bath and over-head shower plus one outside WC
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One cot is availableHighchairs: One highchair is available
  • BBQCharcoal BBQ
  • PetsSorry, no pets are permitted
  • Mod ConsSmart TV, Netflix, DVD Player, Bose speaker, iPod dock and Krups coffee machineInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
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Style: The pale grey and crisp whites combine to create a cosy, calming and contemporary coastal home. The soundtrack of your stay will be that of the lapping waves, a stone´s throw from the front door.

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Our Take

Property Owner Gloria says

The location is just spectacular with a stunning panorama from the terrace, taking in the sea life on St Clement´s Isle in the foreground and the stunning silhouette of St Michael´s Mount beyond. Mount´s Bay is a hive of activity with kayakers, rock poolers, fishing boats and much more.

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Out & About

Discover places to see and things to do whilst in and around Mousehole, Cornwall to truly enhance your stay come rain or shine!

Festive Celebrations Infamous for its twinkly Christmas lights display, December is a truly magical time to visit Mousehole. Take a trip to the cathedral city of Truro and pick up some quirky gifts from the Christmas market.

Life On The Ocean Waves Enjoy a day on the water - take a fishing trip from the harbour with a view to catching your own supper! From surf lessons to sea kayaking and coasteering, there are many and varied on the water activities for adrenalin junkies.

Artistic Inspiration Spend a day at St Ives for a little artistic inspiration! Discover galleries hidden away down cobbled streets, and visit the Tate St Ives.

Golden Coastline A short drive away from The Salt House are the golden sands of West Cornwall's wild stretches of coastline and some of the most beautiful coastal walks to be had in the UK. The south coast has a completely different feel to the North coast and is well worth at least a day's exploration!

Logan Rock Perched on the cliffs across from Porthcurno Bay once stood a 65 ton rock famed for its ability to sway on the cliff top at the slightest touch. In 1824, the rock was dislodged by seamen in an attempt to stop the increasing number of tourists who flocked there to view it. See the remains and learn more over an ale at the Logan Rock Inn.

Nearest Beach 0 miles to Mousehole beach, 3.2 miles to Longrock, 4.2 miles to Marazion beach.

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The front terrace garden is perfectly suited to taking afternoon tea, or perhaps for enjoying an ice cold G&T in the Cornish sunshine accompanied by fabulous fresh fish landed in the harbour (about 10 feet away!). A must visit is Newlyn Cheese and Charcuterie, a wonderful independent specialising in Cornish and West Country cheeses.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost). 

Eating Out

Within a short walk of The Salt House there are a number of great eateries to choose from. Dine at The Old Coastguard, or take in the views whilst enjoying great bistro-style fare at 2 Fore St. Also well worth a visit is The Porthminster Cafe in St Ives, a great place to idle a summer's afternoon away after soaking up the art and culture on offer.

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