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This laid-back, luxurious beauty is a sumptuous seaside getaway in a quintessentially Cornish harbour with the most incredible sea views.

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From £674 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Ideal Honeymoon spot Perfect for Mousehole Christmas Lights Private Front Garden with Sea Views Sandy beach nearby Stone's throw from the sea Coastal Sea views Walking distance to a pub Walking distance to the beach Wood Burner Parking Super King Bed
This pretty property certainly lives up to its name. Meaning 'best' in Cornish, Gwella is a beautiful stone cottage for four nestled in iconic Mousehole with epic 180-degree panoramic views across the village, harbour and Mount's Bay from the sea terrace garden. Surprisingly spacious and bright, this two-bedroomed bolthole is seconds from the harbour, beach, pub, restaurants, cafes and deli that lie within the lovely seaside village. Gwella benefits from its own private parking space - a rare thing for Mousehole. This charming retreat is perfect for couples and families alike.
Living

Step through the original stable door and you'll find yourself in the main living area, light and bright with double aspect windows, crisp whitewashed walls and wooden floors and gorgeous exposed Cornish granite feature wall. The lightness of the space is beautifully offset by the warm, rich colours of the luxurious velvet Loaf sofa and chaise, the cosy wood burning stove, colourful local artwork and the lustre of the dark wooden beams. For entertainment, there's a Sonos speaker and Smart TV, whilst traditionalists (and those seeking a techie break) can enjoy the selection of books and board games. At the back of the cottage there is a super cute reading snug with French day bed piled high with cushions perfect for snoozing. The dreamy view is over the roof tops towards St Michael's Mount.

Eating

The gorgeous country kitchen is oh-so-pretty with clean white walls, and striking dark blue cupboards. We just love the owners' collection of vintage copper pans and original Cornishware pottery. Of course, you'll find all the modern high-end appliances need to rustle up holiday feasts too! At the other end of the double room living space you'll find the dining area complete with country-kitchen style dining table and cocktail trolley to tempt the mixologist in you.

Sleeping

There are two stylishly nautical bedrooms, both with glorious sea views and decorated in restful shades of blues, greys and white, with white wooden floors. There is a king bedroom with a charming window seat to gaze out of, whilst the second bedroom can be made into twins or a super king for flexible sleeping arrangements. Both beds are swathed in crisp white linens, sumptuous bedding and cosy throws and cushions, ensuring a blissful nights' sleep whilst listening to the sound of the sea.

Bathing

The gorgeously grey shower room has a large walk in shower (perfect for that invigorating after beach scrub) and a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outside space

Gwella boasts an amazing sea terrace just steps from the house. With an incredible vista back over the village and harbour then right across Mount's Bay, you'll be hard-pushed to find a better spot. Perfectly positioned to enjoy the sun rise and sun set (and everything in between), there's a teak table and chairs for outside meals, whilst the pretty bench is made for moments gazing out to sea across to St Michaels' Mount. If you're lucky, you might spot the resident pod of dolphins or seals on St. Clements Island. Steep stone steps next to the garden lead down onto the rocky foreshore where you can walk back to the harbour at low tide.

WiFi

There is Superfast Broadband throughout the cottage, so you can keep in touch with the outside world.

Dogs

Unfortunately Gwella is not suitable for dogs.

Babies

Gwella accepts babes-in-arms, please call the office if you would like to bring along a young baby.

Parking

Gwella has its own private car parking space just 10 seconds from the house - a real luxury in Mousehole!

In the Area

Step out of your door and wander into the heart of pretty Mousehole, where you'll find some excellent places to eat and drink. Head to the Hole Food deli for coffee, cake and lunches and pick up some local goodies to take home with you. Alternatively, enjoy the view from Rock Pool Café over tea and cake (and keep an eye out for dolphins). The Old Coastguard and 2 Fore Street are perfect for sumptuous suppers whilst the nearby Tolcarne Inn in Newlyn is worth a visit. For things to do, join the South West Coastal Path from Mousehole and walk to nearby Lamorna Cove - approximately five miles of glorious sea views and a good yomp to blow away the cobwebs! Alternatively, pop in the car and head further west to Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre, or further around to Cape Cornwall and Sennen Cove. Alternatively, St Ives is only 20 minutes' drive away on the North coast, whilst of course there's St Michael's Mount and Marazion to explore on the South. A hidden gem and a must-visit is Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens - a botanical beauty filled with art as well as incredible sea views and an excellent restaurant close to Penzance. Further afield a visit to the Lizard is a must as an AONB, whilst the harbour village of Portheleven has an excellent selection of eateries.

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Pricing

2018
2019
Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 8 Feb £897
  • 8 Feb - 24 May £1140
  • 24 May - 27 Sep £1485
  • 27 Sep - 20 Dec £1140
  • 20 Dec - 31 Dec £1485
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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