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The Herringbone | Luxury Self-Catering Cottage | Mousehole, Cornwall

Perfectly placed right on the water's edge in the quintessential harbour of Mousehole (famously named 'the prettiest village in England' by Dylan Thomas), The Herringbone cottage is perfect for romantic breaks by the sea in West Cornwall. This luxury fisherman's cottage started life as a net loft and oozes rustic coastal style.

Luxury seaside self-catering in Mousehole


Idyllically positioned luxury self-catering cottage right on the water's edge in Mousehole with the call of the gulls overhead, this is truly as close as you get to the water without getting wet. In winter months cosy up on the high pile rug or recline in the marshmallow sofa as the fire from the log burner crackles and melts away the wild winter weather outside. And if you like this, you'll also love The Oyster Catcher.

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The sumptuous luxury king-size bed is adorned with superior goose down duvet, super-comfy pocket sprung mattress and crisp Egyptian linens. Snug alcoves are an enchanting advantage point to watch the Cornish life past you by with an enthused everchanging character. The cosy en-suite bathroom has a powerful shower, heated flooring and luxurious soft cotton towels. 



There is a small shared courtyard and terrace on access to this Mousehole net loft. In summer months, throw open the windows to welcome the salty summer breezes in along with the sounds of the harbour. Wander into the town and experience the delights of a traditional working Cornish harbour town abuzz with beach and boat life, The Herringbone is in a very special location indeed.

For Relaxation

Step outside your front door and take a mosey around the characterful harbour town of Mousehole. Or if you can't bear to leave the peaceful haven of your luxury abode, idly pass the time perched on the generous window seats, gazing at the harbour and out across the Atlantic as the fishing boats pootle by the fairytale castle of St Michael’s Mount in the distance. Take your pick from any one of the stunning beaches and enjoy a good old fashioned day at the seaside complete with cucumber sandwiches and homemade pink lemonade. 


The cottage includes oven, hob and dishwasher but please note there is no washing machine or freezer. Guests can park in the harbour car park (£3 per day). Please note there is no cot or highchair but guests can bring their own. The garden is shared with The Oyster Catcher



Style: The theme at this luxury Mousehole Loft is tasteful elegance with luxurious comfort all throughout. Ethereal and enchanting, the chalky whites and muted hues lend a peaceful ambiance to this most exquisite of homes.

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Our Take

Property Consultant Clare says

This stylish romantic cottage is the perfect seaside pad and I absolutely adored everything about little Herringbone! From the squishy bed, to the sea views and muted calming interiors; this seaside retreat is top of my list of ´must go back to´ cottages in the country-I adored everything about it!

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Unique Extras

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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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!

Mousehole, Lovely Mousehole With winding cobbled alleys, quaint cottages, lobster-pot laden quay complete with bobbing boats in crystal clear waters, Mousehole is the very essence of a Cornish picture postcard scene. Steeped in history and firmly entrenched in Cornwall’s fishing heritage, Mousehole today boasts a small community of friendly locals and working fishermen. Infamous for its Christmas lights display, December is a truly magical time to visit and is a sight to be seen!

Don't Forget the Walking Boots! There are many beautiful places to explore on foot from the doorstep of The Herringbone- the Pilgrim's Way, and the Cornish Coastal Path will delight ramblers of all levels.

Buckets and Spades Some of the world's most stunning seascapes, coastline and views, and mile upon mile of award-winning beaches are to be found just a few strides away. From surf lessons to sea kayaking and coasteering, there are many and varied on the water activities for adrenalin junkies and newcomers alike.

Beautiful, Naturally! There are nine areas of woodlands within the Penwith peninsula and the entire region has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are in fact 12 separate geographical AONBs covering nearly 1000 square miles in the county, and some of Cornwall’s mining landscape has been given UNESCO world heritage status.

Easels and Brushes With the Newlyn, Lamorna and St Ives Schools, Cornwall has long since established itself as the vanguard of British art, and the legacies of giants such as Stanhope Forbes, Alfred Wallace and Ben Nicholson are still strong today. Spend a day indulging in a little artistic inspiration and discover why the very special light in this corner of Cornwall has inspired generations of great artists. Discover galleries hidden away down cobbled streets, and visit the renowned Tate St Ives.

Nearest Beach 0 miles to the pebbly Mousehole Beach, Lamorna Cove 2.3 miles.



The hand built galley kitchen is small yet perfectly formed; with Smeg dishwasher and Dualit toaster, the galley kitchen is just perfect for rustling up simple suppers and light lunches for two. Stroll out to the harbour-front where the fishing boats land, and select the day's freshest catch before returning to your self-catering abode to create a lip-smacking romantic supper using the finest local fare. 

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your cottage 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

The harbour town of Mousehole has a good selection of fine restaurants to choose from; 2 Fore Street, The Rock Pool Cafe and The Old Coastguard Hotel all come highly recommended. A trip to Mousehole is not complete without enjoying fish n' chips straight out of the bag on the harbour...!

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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