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Crafters´ Hut | Unique Self-Catering Cabin | Mousehole, Cornwall

The Crafters´ Hut

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

Once serving as a carpenter's workshop, the oscillating tides his creative inspiration, this architect-designed eco home was designed to incite artistic spirit in all those who stay. The cabin's orientation has been skillfully devised to make the most of its coastal location; whether admiring Mousehole harbour from the Swedish wood-fired tub or sat beneath the pergola, glass of red in hand, watching the rain roll in over the sea.

Introduction

Those looking for the antithesis of Mousehole's weather-beaten fishermen's cottages and boutique guesthouses can end their search right here. Perched high above the village's main thoroughfare and only accessed on foot, this former carpenter’s home combines organic materials with panoramic sea views to encapsulate the best of the peninsula's wild west. Forage for mussels in the bay, hunt for monkfish in Newlyn's fish markets and sample the fruits of Cornwall's vineyards on your next luxury self-catering escape, in a place where craftsmanship and simple coastal living reign supreme.

Inside

The unique architectural structure artfully combines vaulted ceilings, Douglas Fir and oak beams which frame the sea views in almost every direction. Inside, the open-plan living area - with its woodburner and triple aspect windows - was designed with toasty winters in mind. Further on, two bedrooms (one king and one single) offer serene sanctuaries fashioned from natural linens, oversized paper lanterns and vintage furnishings sourced from across the globe. Down some stone steps you'll find a second living room in the summerhouse - the perfect spot for penning postcards home.

Outside

From the gardens surrounding the cabin it's only 150 meters as the crow flies to Mousehole harbour. Follow the footpath to reach the tangle of stone cottages and pint-sized fish restaurants that make this Cornish village so adored. With their sparkling seaside settings and artistic connections, Newlyn and St Ives are a must-visit for art lovers, while those who want to sunbathe on golden beaches should head to Gwithian or Sennen. When you've packed up the parasol, head back to the wood-fired tub where you can watch the last of the village lights twinkle into their inky ocean reflection.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 3 guests
    From £1,550 per week, £1,150 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThe are two bedrooms in the cabin; one with a king-size bed and sea view, and another with a single. There is also a sofa bed in the summerhouse for guests to enjoy. The bathroom is adorned in Mandarin Stone tiles and includes an overhead shower, sink and WC.
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  • FeaturesA Swedish wood-fired tub, summerhouse, fire pit
  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Monday or FridayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyChildren and babies are very welcome; one cot and highchair are provided.
  • PracticalitiesDue to the off-the-beaten path location, there is no parking at the house. Guests can park in either of the harbour car parks and walk to the cabin through the village and up a steep slope to the house. The owners provide a motorised wheelbarrow for transporting luggage with a map prior to your arrival including instructions of a drop-off point. The kitchen includes an electric oven, four-ring induction hob, dishwasher and fridge. There is also a freezer and washer dryer in the outhouse. The dog-friendly garden is enclosed.
  • Homestay includesLuxury hamper of local goodies, boardgames, two Smart TVs, Sonos Move speaker, WiFi internet, linen bathrobes, hot tub towels, firewood and kindling to get you started...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
  • Eco-friendlySolar thermal hot water system, lambs wool insulation
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A fireside spot with a view
The summerhouse features a 42" TV if you ever tire of the view
The light-filled single bedroom

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Mousehole

Winding alleyways, a maze of slips, a harbour filled with colourful fishing boats and an ice cream parlour serving up the most heavenly flavours on earth... you wouldn’t be far off thinking the arcadian town of Mousehole was some kind of fictional land.

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Mousehole

Getting there

  • On the Map This unique luxury cabin sits above the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole in West Cornwall, just three miles from Penzance. 
  • By Car From London, take the M4 towards Bath, the M5 South and the A30 to Cornwall and follow the directions provided to the property - the journey time is around five hours.
  • By Train The closest train station is Penzance, with regular lines to London Paddington.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is approximately 35 miles away with car hire and taxis available.

From the owner

“We fell head over heels in love with Mousehole 18 years ago when we first visited while expecting our first child. We walked the beautiful coastline, ate crab sandwiches, explored the boutique shops and galleries and couldn´t have wanted for more.”

From the owner

Since then, we have never looked back nor wavered from our dream to one day have a home in this beautiful Cornish harbour town. Over the years the authenticity of Mousehole has remained, and we are delighted to have realised our dream finally of having a home here.

The house was built around 20 years ago; the plot was chosen for its incredible views and gorgeous greenery that surrounds it. Handily positioned less than 150 metres away from the harbour yet completely removed from the hustle and bustle of the village, it allows for peaceful time away from it all to sit and enjoy the panoramic vistas. The previous owners were a young local family and worked tirelessly to continue the beautiful wood craftsmanship featured inside and out of the property; we have worked hard to maintain that charm and the magic of the house and gardens.

We hope you love this space as much as we do, and we’re excited to share our dream home with you whilst you stay in our magical place.

The Wrout 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.

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.

Newlyn Filmhouse
To See

Newlyn Filmhouse

Watch arthouse world films at this 1870´s granite fish cellar and smoker turned independent cinema. The two digital screens feature armchair and sofa style lumbar seating, and there´s a licensed bar. Book ahead.

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.

Mousehole Christmas Lights
To See

Mousehole Christmas Lights

December is an especially magical time to visit Mousehole when the village is illuminated in Christmas lights. Enjoy carols by the traditional male choir before watching the annual switch on from your private vantage point.

Guest Testimonials

Here for our 40th Wedding anniversary, our first time staying in Mousehole, having been somewhat put off the place after a day trip here on a very wet day many years ago. We now know why people love the place, stunning views, and lovely meals out (2 Fore Street, The Deli & Old Coastguard are very good). Friendly people, then back to the beautiful oasis of the Hut. With every modern convenience but nestling in its garden as if it´s been there forever. We will be back!

The hut is so close to Mousehole yet it is a very quiet sanctuary/retreat. The property is well equipped and there is plenty to do - walking and nearby trips. Highly recommend Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn. Thank you for being dog friendly.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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