This pearl of a retreat in the heart of iconic Mousehole is made with love in mind and oozes style with more than a nod to the owner's Swedish roots. From the bed made for long lie-ins to the gorgeous bathtub for two, you're guaranteed utter relaxation here. The stunning kitchen revels in vintage style and out back there's a veranda for balmy summer evenings watching the glittering sea.
From the moment you step through Withy's front door, a warm and gentle welcome greets you. This is a ground floor cottage apartment with a generous hallway leading you into the open plan living area. You'll find Cornish stone walls, white wooden flooring, exposed metal columns and two huge sofas so you can have one each (although you might prefer to snuggle up on just the one...). A huge chest makes for a perfect coffee table and there's a TV should you want a movie night in, plus a desk area for working if you need to check up on some emails. Pretty vintage pieces complete the look along with furs, blankets and the plushest of cushions.
The beautifully bespoke open-plan kitchen is just perfect in proper vintage style, with an incredible original butcher's block, grey cabinets, Bristol sink and a huge oven and hob for rustling up a feast or two (maybe cooking some local seafood, bought that day from Newlyn). There's a cute reclaimed table and chairs for dining a deux, and you'll find vintage kitchen equipment finishes the look.
As you would expect for such a romantic retreat, the bedroom is totally dreamy in colours of white and soft greys, with an eye-catching feather lightshade, pretty wall hanging, vintage white furniture and stripped white wooden flooring. There are oodles of cushions and fur throws as well- you'll be so comfortable we're pretty sure you won't want to leave.
The bathroom at Withy Cottage is truly stunning - entered via a small dressing room, this beauty has a lovely bath tub for two with fabulous brass flower head shower and an antique dresser with the sink on top. An ideal spot to soak after a day our exploring, the palest of pink walls offer a warm and soothing haven.
There's a lovely terrace at the rear of Withy Cottage, tucked between the surrounding cottages. With a large sofa, table and BBQ you have everything on hand for a spot of al fresco dining, whilst pots of pretty flowers and foliage offers privacy. Pour yourself a Pimms or two, lean back and watch boats dart back and forth in front of you - utter bliss.
Whilst parking is not available at Withy, it is usually possible to do a 'bag drop' at the bottom of Commercial Road and carry your bags to the cottage. You will then park the car in either of the quayside car parks which are a few moments' walk away and there is also a larger car park at the entrance to the village as well.
Withy Cottage has WiFi so you can stay connected to the outside world, should you wish to.
This is one of our pet free holiday cottages.
Withy Cottage is a glorious retreat for adults only.
Lying between Penzance and Land's End, Mousehole is one of the most iconic fishing villages in Cornwall. Huddling the coastline and protected by Raginnis Hill, it's also one of the oldest with parts of the harbour wall dating back to the twelfth century. Today the village maintains its olde-worlde charm, with narrow cobbled streets, slate roofs, whitewashed cottages and brightly coloured paint work. It's perfect for foodies with a good selection of restaurants, cafés and delis, and is of course just a hop, skip and a jump to the world-famous fishing village of Newlyn. The horseshoe beach is nicely protected by harbour walls which almost meet - literally the 'mouse hole' - creating a perfect spot for soaking up the Cornish sun - it's a real sun trap! There's plenty going on throughout the year here, but perhaps the most famous are the harbour lights at Christmas when hundreds of people come to see the spectacular display.
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