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Kailani | Luxury Seafront Cottage | Mousehole, Cornwall


Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

It’s all mackerel greys and storm-cloud blues, folded linens and timeworn maps; an extension of the village’s tangible spirit behind sash windows and whitewashed walls. For Kailani is Mousehole in miniature, where the waves drum alongside the hot tub's gurgle and maritime trinkets found buried in sand glimmer on shelves. While the cobbles pay homage to buckets and spades, serenity ensues in this luxury Cornish cottage-come-ship-bow.



Through helter-skelter lanes, beneath rainbow lanterns strung along the harbour wall and past granite cottages with tiny fisher-folk doors, Kailani sits against the sea at the outer reaches of the village. A luxury home of two hearts; one of storm watching from the main bedroom - nothing to do but weather it out with each another, the other of racing toy cars across floorboards and bedtime stories in the eaves - the swell an infinite lullaby as grownups sip G&Ts by the fire. The thickly etched history of this far-flung community can be found in every brass fitting and salvaged buoy. This is Cornish klys at its best. 


Muted shades perform as a canvas for the sky and all its moods to flood through the house; window seats as attuned to sunrise coffees as they are to counting lightning strikes. There's nothing bijou about this coastal cottage. Spanning three floors, it's the light-filled, studio-esque sitting room that is standalone; to which you'll gravitate after well-rested slumbers and breakfasts spent seal watching. If Kailani were a couple, they’d be an artist and a piscator; one’s work relics the other’s treasure, one’s vocation, the other’s muse. Scavenged tackle in every nook, the Rebis of seafaring lore.


With a garden for stargazing and dreaming of tobacco smugglers, and another for whispers; two al fresco spaces serve this littoral home. At this retreat designed for soul soothing, coffee mornings are spent seafront, with plein air eves hot tub bathing amidst the cobbled walls of your private courtyard. Beyond the boundaries, you'll discover seafood bars and artisanal bakeries, an outdoor theatre and farm shops. With the coast path leading out from the cottage door, this is a walker's haven. Head to Penzance, with its art deco lido and promenade in one direction, Lamorna and its mermaids, the other.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 4 guests
    From £1,850 per week, £1,395 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are two bedrooms, both on the second floor. There is one family bathroom on the second floor.
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  • FeaturesPetit Alvius hot tub
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabies and children are very welcome. One travel cot and one highchair are available, but there are no stairgates.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking available in any of the three village car parks; you are welcome to park outside Kailani to unload luggage. The kitchen has a Rangemaster cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave and washing machine. Due to the historic nature of the cottage, ceilings and doorways are low in some of the main living spaces and the bathroom in the eaves.
  • Homestay includesA luxury welcome hamper, iPad, Wi-Fi internet, smart TV with Netflix, Marshall Bluetooth speaker, Nespresso coffee machine, Weber charcoal barbecue, books and board games, luxury bed linens, towels, and bathrobes.House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
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Vintage nautical charts and crumpled linens combine in this home from home
The William Holland hot tub completes the private courtyard
From bird watching to seal spotting, the ever-changing vista is mesmeric

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Topsy-turvy cottages tumble down a leafy valley to this most famous of Cornish villages where hearty inns, two small beaches and fishing-harbour appeal come in spades. Smuggling history is as abundant here as ice cream; character as rich as the fare served from bistros.

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Getting there

  • On the Map This luxury sea-front cottage is located in Mousehole, ideally located for visiting West Cornwall and the rugged coast and moors of Penwith.
  • By Car Kailani is around two-and-a-half hours from Exeter, four hours from Bristol, and six hours from London by car.
  • By Train Penzance is fifteen minutes away by car, or twenty five minutes by public transport. There are regular trains from London Paddington with a journey time between five and five-and-a-half hours with GWR.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is around an hour-and-a-half away, while Exeter Airport and Bristol Airport are two-and-a-half and three-and-a-half hours away by car respectively.

From the owner

“With a restful stay at heart, Kailani is a tonic for the soul. With an unobstructed sea view, many a day can be spent watching the ever-changing vista.”

From the owner

We find ourselves feeling restored and rejuvenated after a stay at Kailani. Whether bird watching or seal spotting, the cottage enjoys a stunning, unobstructed panorama. From the terrace, sea birds are in abundance and we have regularly seen porpoises, seals and occasionally dolphins playing just yards away.

Our favourite part of Cornwall, Mousehole is a joy to visit whatever the season; with its peaceable nature during winter months and the vibrancy it exudes during the peak of summer, when its inimitable allure sees many exploring its well-trodden streets. With St Clement's Isle in the foreground and the stunning silhouette of St Michael's Mount beyond, Mount's Bay itself is a hive of activity, as popular with kayakers and paddle boarders as it is fishing boats. 

We have restored the cottage to ensure that its traditional roots are best-showcased, while enhancing with additions such as the beautiful hand-made George Robinson kitchen and the Jøtul woodburning stove. We have curated nautical finds to showcase throughout the cottage to afford an authenticity that reflects the history and setting.

The Parr Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Mousehole with an insider’s perspective.

Art Galleries

To Do

Art Galleries

A trip to west Cornwall is not complete without soaking in a little artistic inspiration; discover galleries hidden away down cobbled streets and visit St Ives to see how this corner of the world has inspired generations of artists.


To See


Porthcurno has a spectacular (though busy) beach and stunning walks along the cliff. It also houses the Telegraph Museum, which is great for children and tells the story of when the village housed the largest telegraph station in the world.

2 Fore Street

To Eat

2 Fore Street

Awash with white and blue, this chic French-style bistro on the harbour front enjoys views across Mount´s Bay as far as Lizard point. Try the brunch menu in their pretty courtyard and book ahead to dine in their popular restaurant.

The Eden Project

To See

The Eden Project

The Eden Project is a great day out for the whole family: explore the largest indoor rainforest in the world, along with a calendar of special events which are always sure to inspire children about the natural world.

Guest Testimonials

We had a wonderful time, the house exceeded our expectations in every way! We felt very lucky to be able to enjoy such a beautiful place in such a special location. We would decidedly like to return in the future. Thank you.

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


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