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Bedroom details

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x super king

Bedroom 2

1 x king

Bedroom 3

1 x twin

You really couldn't be nearer to the water! One step out of Berlewen (which means 'Venus' in Cornish) and you're in the heart of lively Mousehole. One step in and you fall into the calming embrace of this fab fisherman's cottage. Less is more here - the owners have realised that the incredible view is the star of the show here so have chosen a subtle luxurious style within the property.

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside high season if there are only two guests staying. At Berlewen the discount off the advertised rate is 20%. Call us in the office on 01872 553491 if you have any questions or would like to book. When Berlewen is booked for two guests this is on the basis that only the master bedroom is used during your stay.


The main living space stretches the whole width of the house with two large sash windows with picture-perfect views of the harbour. As you walk through the front door, you'll find a plush velvet sofa, huge fur beanbag chair, throws and a cosy wood burner to the left. The window seat has cute hessian cushions, and the room is well stocked with wood for cold nights. Unusual lighting throughout provide focal points within the room. On the right, an eye-catching dining table with benches stretch across the room, and a small enclave thoughtfully houses a Dualit toaster, so you don't even have to go into the kitchen to make toast for your breakfast!


A stone step leads you to the back of the house which is home to the kitchen, where the main feature is the original wrought-iron Cornish range, beautifully preserved. The kitchen itself is stylishly monochrome, with a 50's style Gorenje fridge freezer, five ring stove, Victorian sink, Cornish black slate worktops and stunning rectangular tiles. Another fab feature of the kitchen is the industrial chains which support rough wooden shelves well stocked with white china and glasses. An original butcher's block completes the room.


Plush thick carpets lead you up the stairs where you'll find two double rooms, one of which is ensuite, and the children's room. The two double rooms have harbour views and window seats, perfect for watching the world go by with a morning cup of coffee. A unique feature of all the front windows of this property is that they have 'upside down' blinds, meaning they roll from the bottom up - this means you can still have the views with a little more privacy! The children's room houses a day bed and a sky light lets in plenty of natural daylight. It has a large T.V for when a bit of downtime is needed.


The upstairs bathroom will take you back to your school days as the owners have cleverly used old desks as shelving for the two sinks - complete with graffiti! The sinks are at two levels - the lower one thoughtfully positioned for little ones. Unique reclaimed tiles make the flooring very eye-catching. The master bedroom has a small shower room with an 'amoosing' theme - check out the tiled cow portrait! Oh, and just in case you come back a bit sandy from the beach, there's an outside shower in the cobbled courtyard.


Berlewen has WiFi so if you need to stay in contact with the outside world you can.


This is one of our pet-free properties.

In the Area

Lying between Penzance and Land's End, Mousehole is properly the most iconic fishing village 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.

This stunning property oozes laid back loveliness. Its contemporary muted décor and natural furnishings allow the truly stunning views of Mousehole harbour to shine. A 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of peak holidays, call to book.

At a glance

From £1,020 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Regret no pets

Key features

Baby on Board

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Family friendly

Perfect for Mousehole Christmas Lights

Pet-free property

The very best views of the Mousehole Christmas lights

Travel cot and highchair


Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner

Lower Occupancy Rate

Super King Bed

check in / check out days

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.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Berlewen:

A wonderful cottage in a picturesque setting for young families to enjoy the simple pleasures of sandcastles and ice cream

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Brilliant stay. Everything we could want from a beautiful home. Would highly recommend it.

Beautiful spacious cottage in the best location. Stunning views.

If you want to stay in Mousehole then Berlewen is the place to stay, great location, nicely presented property which will make your stay something to remember

Beautiful cottage we will go again

Absolutely beautiful setting in Mousehole Harbour. The cottage is idyllic, nicely furnished, and decorated to a v high standard. Well equipped for a very relaxing holiday. Can’t recommend enough, our second visit to the cottage.. we will be back !

Our stay at Berlewen was idyllic. A stunning property, beautifully presented and maintained in a most beautiful, picture-postcard village. Great care was taken to provide everything that a couple to a family would need to ensure a perfect break. Everything from check-in to check-out was so easy, no stresses or worries made our holiday. Thank you.

The most breathtaking dreamy location. We literally thought we were in heaven everyday. The best holiday in the UK I have ever had. It is expensive but worth every penny

Highly recommend.. we will be back.. wonderful holiday especially after such a difficult time ..

Fabulous retreat in an ideal spot.

'It was absolutely wonderful, a very special house in a beautiful location' - October 2020

'Wonderful cottage.. beautifully furnished .. breathtaking view.. just perfect!' - August 2020

'Fabulous retreat in an ideal spot' - August 2020

'Excellent place to stay. The location is amazing. The accommodation was so well done, beautifully decorated and really well thought out. The personal touches of a pumpkin for Halloween and sweets left for the kids, the homemade scones and all the Cornish touches were superb. Throughly enjoyed the cottage!' - November 2019

'Really enjoyed it. Great location and lovely cottage' - November 2018

'We had a lovely time and the house was great' - August 2018

'We had a great stay thanks and will certainly look to use Boutique Retreats again' - August 2018

'Beautiful! We miss it and will definitely be back' - April 2018

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