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A bespoke blend of old meets new, this unique luxury cottage in Cornwall is straight from the pages of a glossy mag and the pièce de résistance... a triple tiered exotic garden, a rare treat in Mousehole!

The Cuttlefish

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Roll top bath for two The very best views of the Mousehole Christmas lights Perfect Honeymoon Hideaway Splendid sea views over Mounts Bay Family friendly Private Catering Perfect for romantic getaways or family holidays Regret No Pets A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of school holidays. Bathtub for two Sea views Open fires Perfect for couples Walking distance to the beach Walking distance to a pub
The Cuttlefish boasts some of the best views in Mousehole. From its privileged hillside position, just minutes' walk from the beach, it offers panoramic sea views to the harbour below and beyond to Cornwall's legendary St Michael's Mount.

Famously described by Dylan Thomas as 'the loveliest village in England', The Cuttlefish is the perfect spot to soak it all in. Inside, this vintage inspired luxury homestay has been styled to an exceptional standard. With dark wooden floors throughout, heritage radiators and light spacious rooms, each window offers a stunning coastal aspect. The sitting room is a sophisticated mix of unique antique finds sat alongside the latest in entertainment technology including Smart TV, Blu-Ray player and Bluetooth MP3 Dock. The epitome of warmth and comfort, there is also a crackling wood-burner to warm your toes.


As the heart of the house, the kitchen also has a wood-burner positioned snugly between dual aspect windows. If you're lucky you might spot a dolphin swimming past, at the very least a seal relaxing on the island. The kitchen alone is an experience in high end luxury. With a large traditional farmhouse table and range cooker it's truly in keeping with its coastal location. Adorned with Le Creuset cookware, Dualit appliances and a retro Gorenje fridge you could be forgiven for thinking you'd stepped into The Great British Bake Off! If you don't feel like cooking on holiday or fancy a special treat, then why not consider booking Benedict Quinn, a private chef who can prepare a meal in advance or cater for a larger dinner party. Contact us for more details.


The Cuttlefish has two fabulous boutique bedrooms. The master bedroom is the epitome of boutique living. With its king-size bed, Paris pendant lamps and traditional armoire, this French inspired room is truly exquisite. The space is flooded with light through the large sash windows. Offering sea and garden views, it is a sumptuous haven of peace and tranquility. Equal in comfort and luxury, the light and airy twin bedroom has a quirky style all of its own. With original vintage brass beds, these large singles can be pushed together to make a super king-size bed. With bespoke handmade mattresses and luxurious touch of down and cotton linen, you'll never want to get out of bed!


The first floor bathroom is truly the icing on the cake. It has all the charm of a traditional Victorian bathroom yet offers top of the range 21st century luxury. Not only does it have a huge walk in drench head shower, it also holds a glorious roll top bath positioned perfectly under the windows allowing you to take in the views whilst bathing.


Across the footpath at the front of the house lies The Cuttlefish's private gated garden; a lush exotic paradise spread across three levels. The views from the garden are unrivalled and make this luxury cottage in Cornwall completely unique. At Christmas take advantage of the cast iron fire pit and enjoy the famous Mousehole Lights. In the summer months try an al fresco dining experience making full use of the BBQ, the pizza oven or simply get lost in a book gazing out to sea whilst sat in the swing under the apple tree.


Although The Cuttlefish doesn't have its own allocated parking space, you can usually do a 'bag drop' at the bottom of Cherry Garden Street and then it's a short stroll up the hill to Treen Villas at the top where The Cuttlefish is positioned. Parking is available in either of the quayside car parks just a few minutes walk away.


The owners Chris and Camilla acquired The Cuttlefish in 2012. Having fallen in love with Mousehole years ago and visiting 4 or 5 times a year, sitting on the harbour wall one day Chris asked Camilla if she could own any house in the village which one would it be... and they couldn't believe their luck when they saw it was for sale.

After a year of hard graft and getting their hands dirty The Cuttlefish has been restored to an exceptional standard and transformed into a Boutique Retreat.

Having trained as a fine artist, Chris has a respected career as a successful and highly sought after Director of Photography working in broadcast television. Camilla, also working in the industry, has built a career as an award winning Producer/Director specialising in projects overseas. Their careers and experiences have greatly influenced the unique style The Cuttlefish has to offer. They didn't want to create just a holiday home, but a 5 star experience in a magical place.


The Cuttlefish is fully WiFi ready, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of peak weeks and school holidays. At The Cuttlefish the discount is 10%. Call the office on 01872 553491 to book.


This is one of our pet free properties.


"When can we move in? It's hard for a place to be all things to all people. Somehow, The Cuttlefish has managed to tick off all our disparate boxes. Quietly chic? An air of seclusion and privacy? Outdoorsy feeling? Child-friendly? Done and done! Each detail in the house felt personal, as if it had been tended to with great consideration and care. The Cuttlefish is less about a trend-led statement, and more about an overall feeling that you want to carry around with you." Excerpts from Elle magazine 2015

"Unlike many things in life, this house is even more beautiful than we anticipated. I have never in many years of travel and many countries stayed in a place with such perfection of detail. We are all delightfully stunned!" September 2015

"Lovely house had a wonderful stay there. Good quality furnishings, bedding and very clean." - September 2015

"Lovely cottage and very sincere owner- nice welcoming touches such as hamper and fresh flowers in the rooms. Very high standard property." - October 2015

"We absolutely loved this house and fell in love with Mousehole. The attention to detail in the property and quality of interiors was outstanding and it was a total delight dealing with Boutique Retreats. We will be using you again I am sure." - November 2015

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 26 Jan £1014
  • 26 Jan - 9 Feb £1302
  • 9 Feb - 23 Feb £1572
  • 23 Feb - 30 Mar £1302
  • 30 Mar - 20 Apr £2109
  • 20 Apr - 25 May £1785
  • 25 May - 1 Jun £2109
  • 1 Jun - 22 Jun £1785
  • 22 Jun - 20 Jul £2433
  • 20 Jul - 24 Aug £2649
  • 24 Aug - 31 Aug £2433
  • 31 Aug - 21 Sep £1785
  • 21 Sep - 26 Oct £1275
  • 26 Oct - 14 Dec £1014
  • 14 Dec - 31 Dec £2586
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.
  • 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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