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1 Bedroom (Sleeps 2 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Set high above in the iconic seaside village of Mousehole, Kittiwake has fabulous views from every window over the harbour towards Mount's Bay and out to St Michael's Mount, whilst it's just a short walk from the harbour and a host of lovely eateries.

Step inside and you'll find a charming, characterful cottage with a host of original features such as the granite fireplace and original Cornish range, whilst modern touches add luxurious comfort and a warm welcome. Outside, a garden with sea views and its very own shepherd's hut awaits - perfect for cosying up and watching the sun set over the water with a glass of something special in hand - bliss!


You can't miss this lovely homestay - walk up the lane to the little terrace and you'll easily spot the stained glass window sporting a Kittiwake (a kind of seagull). Step through the front door and into the sitting room and you'll discover a huge open inglenook granite fireplace and a flickering wood burning stove. The ceilings, whilst sporting the original beams, are a good two feet higher than most properties in the village making it feel a light, airy space. Together with the town house sized sash windows and stunning views of the bay it's the height in the rooms which really gives Kittiwake 'house' stature. A large, comfy and contemporary sofa is perfect to curl up on. Whether you light the log burner or not, the under floor heating of the black slate floor will make sure your toes never get cold.


Don't panic! The restored original Cornish range is for admiring only. The kitchen is bespoke with granite work surfaces. A Nespresso machine and selection of capsules are provided for your morning caffiene fix. The Dualit kettle and toaster sparkle in the corner, while the extendable breakfast table overlooked by an oversized contemporary clock is placed in just the right position to sit and still enjoy the sea views. Just outside the kitchen you will find a small utility area which houses the washing machine and other housekeeping things while the backdoor leads to the steps up to the garden and shepherd's hut.


Where else would you find a mix of criss-cross open beams, a fabulous view out over the harbour and beyond, a button-back linen headboard, an original fireplace and a turquoise French six-drawer chest? A very gentle ambience, the king sized bed with its luxurious duvet pillows and quality Egyptian cotton bedding, this room has a very special feel.


Distinctly Victorian in style, this bathroom has a real charm about it. Dual aspect, long windows and folding wooden shutters, the slipper bath and the separate power shower with oversized head. You can relax in the bath and enjoy views to the garden. There's a large cupboard with ample storage, and hanging space will ensure there is room for everything. The loo is in a separate room adjacent to the bathroom and next to the bedroom.


To the rear of Kittiwake, steep winding steps lead up to the beautiful terraced garden full of alpine plants, whilst breath-taking views can be found from the beautiful shepherd's hut and terrace. Enjoy an evening BBQ, a spot of lunch or just chilling with a coffee and the Sunday papers. Views really are spectacular from your own private vantage point. Please note that the steps in the garden are steep and may not be suitable for anyone with impaired mobility.


Please be aware that parking is not available at Kittiwake. Traffic permitting it is usually possible to do a 'bag drop' at the bottom of Mount Pleasant Terrace and carry your bags up to the cottage. Please note the path that leads up to Kittiwake is steep and may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility. There are three public car parks in Mousehole - two either side of the harbour, and one on the approach into the village.


Kittiwake has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can. There is a TV and DVD player in the living room, with SONOS speaker system designed to link up with your phone or iPad. You will also find a TV and DVD player in the bedroom.


Kittiwake is one of our pet-free properties.

Baby friendly

Babes in arms are welcome at Kittiwake (non-crawling babies), please bring along your own travel cot and highchair.

In the Area

Wow - what a spot to stay in! There are simply tons of things to see and do right on your doorstep. Being in the wild west of Cornwall, head around towards Land's End and you'll find the Minack Theatre - an outdoor theatre with the sea as it's backdrop. Make sure to see if a performance if you can. Head to Sennen for a spot of surfing and a bite to eat or follow the coastal road - one of the most picturesque stretches in Cornwall - around to St Ives, the artist hot-spot and iconic fishing town. Alternatively, head east and visit the famous fishing village of Newlyn and pick up some fresh fish to cook back at Kittiwake. Carry on and there's the famous town of Penzance - make sure to check out Jubilee Pool in the summer; a gorgeous Art Deco lido which uses seawater. Further along is iconic St Michael's Mount, a perfect day out where you can walk over to the Mount when the tide is low or catch the boat across when it's high.

This pretty and oh-so-romantic bijou abode boasts a bird's eye view of Mousehole and out to sea, with iconic St Michael's Mount in the distance.

At a glance

From £630 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 2 + cot | 1 Bedroom | No pets

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Art Escapes

Autumnal escapes

Babies welcome (to 12 months)

Cottage garden

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Foodie breaks

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Perfect for Mousehole Christmas Lights

Pet-free property

Picturesque village setting

Sandy beach nearby

Shepherd's hut in the garden



Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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 & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 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 Kittiwake:

Thank you my stay was perfect

Really gorgeous cottage ... all spot on thank you.

A great cosy cottage with beautiful views of the harbour, the real treat being the summer house watching the sunrises on the sea and stars at night.

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful town with top of the line amenities. Lovely neighbours as well which made us feel right at home. Loads to do in the area and a magnificent cottage to come back to everyday!

Kittiwake is wonderful. The climb to the property is tough, so not for anybody with mobility issues. Everything else was perfect. The views are beautiful.

The cottage is idyllic, very comfortable and cosy with beautiful finishings. It's is ideally located with close access to the village and stunning views across the bay. Sitting in bed each morning with a cup of tea watching the sun coming up across the sea was the perfect start to my days!

Lovely cottage in a beautiful location. The welcome prosecco was a lovely touch, super comfortable bed and great sea view. The owners and boutique retreats were so helpful when we needed help with something ( on New Year’s Eve!) I couldn’t fault them. Luxurious and peaceful treat, book it, you won’t regret it, thanks.

Absolutely fantastic, it is a beautifully appointed and maintained cottage. Amazing views.

The cottage is in a wonderful location overlooking the harbour at Mousehole. The cottage itself is very clean and comfortable with some lovely touches.

Lovely cottage, great location and views across Mousehole harbour and beyond.

Great sea view, we especially liked the new hut in the garden.

A beautiful house for two, with stunning views of the sea and harbour. Everything lovingly furnished and very clean. Nothing is missing. The view from the bedroom window is stunning. An enchanted garden with shepherd's wagons, from here you can see the small town from far above. Mousehole is a dream with lots of tours starting from here, fabulous cliff walks, lovely little towns and villages... We will definitely be back.

This was our first holiday with Boutique Retreats and Kittiwake exceeded all our expectations. The cottage was beautifully presented having been carefully and sensitively modernised without loosing it's character. The garden was attractively landscaped too making best use of a challenging plot. The shepherd's hut and terrace with the magnificent outlook were an absolute treat. The view from the big bedroom window was a delight.

Best spot in Mousehole, amazing views, lovely cottage and the recent redecoration and up grades made our stay even more enjoyable than normal!

My first time using Boutique retreats! Won’t be my last…. Amazing experience

A truly spectacular and comfortable home, so well designed down to the smallest detail.

Beautiful cottage in a great location

We absolutely loved Kittiwake cottage. So cosy and comfortable and such a lovely view. Kittiwake has been lovingly restored and furnished, something that it is really important to us. Extremely well equipped. We loved the shepherd's hut, a real bonus! Thank you for having us

Beautiful cottage with amazing views. I had a very relaxing stay.

A lovely stay at this clean, stylish, cosy property made for a relaxing holiday. We had superb weather for September so we were able to easily visit several beaches and beauty spots. Returning to such a lovely cottage really made our holiday and the added little touches were much appreciated. Will definitely recommend to family and friends, and consider returning in the future. Thank you!

The quality of everything in this cottage was of the highest standard, from the equipment in the kitchen to the beautiful bedding to the furnishings in the Shepherd’s hut. We couldn’t fault it!

lovely cottage with amazing views and outdoor space

A fabulous little cottage. Perfect for 2. Wonderfully equipped. The garden and summer house are a real asset.

Beautiful location, beautiful home, enjoyed every minute there!

'We've loved our stay at this beautiful cottage. It is perfect in every respect. The tasteful way in which it has been restored and appointed is just lovely' - July 2021

'I'd like to say thank you, the cottage is beautiful, definitely one of the best houses we have ever rented & we've rented a lot!' - June 2021

'Beautiful cottage, amazing views and lovely comfortable stay!' - September 2020

'A beautiful cottage with amazing views' - September 2020

'Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated with great views over the sea. Fantastically well kitted out with all the amenities you could need. It really felt like a home from home' - August 2020

'The staff at BR were amazing and went above and beyond to make our stay really lovely. The property was great and we had a fantastic stay, spotlessly clean and well appointed. We cooked in and ate out - both equally enjoyable from this lovely cottage. Thank you so much to the staff at BR for all your help.' - September 2019

'Lovely cottage, great views and a lovely outside space.' - August 2019

'A beautiful place to stay - loved the views and the location. The views from upstairs and the garden were superb. Kittiwake was very comfortable and allowed us the escape we needed. The fact that you can’t get the car to the front door was appealing - there was very little road noise and no disturbance - apart from the seagulls. Whilst we were there, the Mousehole Carnival was happening which was a great addition to our stay. We loved Kittiwake!' - July 2019

'The views were amazing, the cottage was quiet and peaceful, just what we needed.' - July 2018

'It was lovely. We enjoyed it so much. The views from bedroom and garden are spectacular.' - June 2018

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