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.
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. A washing machine and dishwasher and tucked away too. 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 two single beds and a sky light lets in plenty of natural daylight. It has a wall mounted TV 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.
Parking is just around the corner from the house in the quayside car park.
Berlewen is fully WiFi ready, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.
This is one of our pet free properties.
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.
"Berlewen was the absolute perfect stay!..it's luxury interiors and home furnishings were beautiful!The views were unbeatable and the best on offer in Mousehole.Sad to leave will be booking here again!" March 2016
"We absolutely loved this gem of a cottage in the most intimate, picture perfect Cornish village. The cottage is right on the harbour and the views are beautiful. The cottage is gorgeous, it has been done up to the highest standard and so tasteful , we felt like we were in the pages of a magazine. It's so restful and indulgent. Mousehole is fantastic, on your doorstop are pretty wind free harbour beaches, a fabulous pub and great places to eat and drink. There are plenty of galleries, and the walks along the coast path are stunning. the owners were fantastic, very kind helpful and welcoming. we will definitely be back a perfect cottage in a perfect location." January 2016
"We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely house overlooking the harbour. The house is beautifully designed and well equipped. It is well maintained by the owners, clean and modern whilst enjoying traditional features. There are a number of great cafes, restaurants and pubs all within walking distance. The coastal path is easily accessed from Mousehole as is walking along to the fishing town of Newlyn. We felt well looked after by the owners throughout our stay and are already looking forward to a return visit. We would definitely recommend the house and location to friends and relatives." October 2015
"We've stayed in many places in Mousehole over the years and rate this among the very best. It ticked all our boxes: high quality beds and linen in all the bedrooms, fascinating sea-views from nearly every room, a very well-equipped kitchen that's a pleasure to cook in, tip top cleaning and presentation and helpful, communicative owners. The professional interior design is beautiful and highly relaxing which for us meant that the house itself became part of the 'restoration' we were looking for after a hectic year in the city. We'll definitely be back."
"Berlewen was the absolute perfect stay!..it's luxury interiors and home furnishings were beautiful!The views were unbeatable and the best on offer in Mousehole.Sad to leave will be booking here again!...Tristan and Vickie were so welcoming and made sure we had everything we needed. Also a delicious food and drink hamper to welcome us on arrival which was so much appreciated." - March 2016
Special 'Just for Two' rate
A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of peak weeks and school holidays. At Berlewen the discount is 15%. Call the office on 01872 553491 to book.
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