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This pretty and unique retreat boasts a bird's eye view of Mousehole and out towards Mount's Bay and St Michael's Mount.

Kittiwake

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From £551 for a long weekend in winter to £1,197 for a week in summer.
Al Fresco eating Perfect for the Mousehole Christmas Lights Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway Splendid sea views over Mounts Bay Summer House in the Garden Just for two Bathtub for two Sea views Open fires Walking distance to the beach Walking distance to a pub Art escapes
A luxury seaside cottage, Kittiwake has fabulous views over the harbour towards Mount's Bay & St Michael's Mount, a garden with sea views and its very own summer house - perfect for a sundowner or two!
Living

You can't miss this lovely homestay - walk up the lane to the little terrace and spot the stained glass window sporting a Kittiwake (seagull) hence the name. Through the front door and into the sitting room with a huge open inglenook granite fireplace and a log burning stove. The ceilings, whilst sporting the original beams, are a good two feet higher than most properties in the village. Together with the town house sized sash windows and stunning views of the bay it's the height in the rooms which really gives Kittiwake 'house' stature. A fresh and airy mix of old and new ensures Kittiwake hasn't lost any of its charm. A large, comfy and contemporary sofa is perfect to curl up on. Whether you light the log burner or not, the under floor heating of the black slate floor will make sure your toes never get cold.

Eating

Don't panic! The restored original Cornish range is for admiring only. The kitchen is bespoke with granite work surfaces. A Nespresso machine and selection of capsules are provided for your morning caffiene fix. The Dualit kettle and toaster sparkle in the corner, while the extendable breakfast table overlooked by an oversized contemporary clock is placed in just the right position to sit and still enjoy the sea views. Just outside the kitchen you will find a small utility area which houses the washing machine and other housekeeping things while the backdoor leads to the steps up to the garden and summerhouse.

Sleeping

Where else would you find a mix of criss-cross open beams, a fabulous view out over the harbour and beyond, a button-back linen headboard, an original fireplace and a turquoise French six-drawer chest? A very gentle ambience, the king sized bed with its luxurious duvet pillows and quality Egyptian cotton bedding, this room has a very special feel.

Bathing

Distinctly Victorian in style, this bathroom has a real charm about it. Dual aspect, long windows and folding wooden shutters, the slipper bath and the separate power shower with oversized head. You can relax in the bath and enjoy views to the garden. The soft organic cotton towels and robes really add to the experience while the large cupboard with ample storage and hanging space will ensure there is room for everything. The loo is in a separate room adjacent to the bathroom and next to the bedroom.

Garden

To the rear of Kittiwake, steep winding steps lead up to the beautiful terraced garden full of alpine plants, whilst breath-taking views can be found from the beautiful summer house and terrace. Enjoy an evening BBQ, a spot of lunch or just chilling with a coffee and the Sunday papers. Views really are spectacular from your own private vantage point. Please note that the steps in the garden are steep and may not be suitable for anyone with impaired mobility.

Parking

Please be aware that parking is not available at Kittiwake. Traffic permitting it is usually possible to do a 'bag drop' at the bottom of Mount Pleasant Terrace and carry your bags up to the cottage. Please note the path that leads up to Kittiwake is steep and may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. There are three public car parks in Mousehole - two either side of the harbour, and one on the approach into the village.

WiFi

Kittiwake is fully WiFi ready so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can. There is a TV and DVD player in the living room plus Loewe Bluetooth speaker system designed to link up with your phone or iPad so you can listen to your favourite music and radio stations plus there is a TV and DVD player in the bedroom.

Dogs

This is one of our pet free holiday cottages.

Baby friendly

Please note, Kittiwake isn't suitable for babies or children.

Reviews

"Lovely cottage in a fantastic location - great place to enjoy the Mousehole Christmas lights and to explore the area too. Would love to return in summer to take advantage of the garden and summer house. Thanks " December 2016

"This was our second stay at Kittiwake and we had a wonderful stay. The property is beautifully decorated and furnished and was very clean throughout. We love the location with stunning views over Mounts Bay. We would highly recommend this property to other people and hope to return in the future." March 2015

"It's one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in. Also thank you so much for all the extras that we loved" April 2015

"It's a lovely place with possibly the best location/view in Mousehole. The owner was immensely responsive and helpful when we had a query about the heating and clearly cared about us having a nice time. The quality of everything in the house is really high and it's a very comfortable place to be." - December 2015

"The place was absolutely gorgeous. This was our second stay with your company in Mousehole and this was our favourite. We will be back every year, we hope." January 2016

"It was fantastic to find a cosy, high-end property in such a perfect location." - September 2016

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Pricing

2017
2018
Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 2 Mar £735
  • 2 Mar - 13 Apr £789
  • 13 Apr - 20 Apr £897
  • 20 Apr - 11 May £825
  • 11 May - 8 Jun £921
  • 8 Jun - 28 Sep £1197
  • 28 Sep - 26 Oct £840
  • 26 Oct - 14 Dec £735
  • 14 Dec - 31 Dec £1197
Short breaks:
  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.
Payments:
  • No hidden charges or booking fee.
  • A 13 deposit secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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