Rocksalt

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Fall asleep to the sounds of the lapping waves in this oh-so-romantic waterside cottage, filled to the brim with vintage charm and luxurious touches. Yes please, we say!

At a Glance

From £754 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Art Escapes Courtyard Garden Ideal Honeymoon spot Perfect for Mousehole Christmas Lights Pet-free property Picturesque village setting Private Front Garden with Sea Views Stone's throw from the sea Waterside terrace Coastal Sea views Walking distance to a pub Walking distance to the beach Wood Burner Perfect For Couples Parking
Set in one of the most coveted spots in Mousehole, this is a stunning Grade II listed cottage that’s been sensitively restored by its owner into a wonderfully authentic Cornish escape with uninterrupted views across the sea towards St Michael’s Mount. Within its whitewashed walls you’ll find a bijou escape that’s simply but luxuriously decorated, with all those little touches of luxuries you would expect from a Boutique Retreat. It even has its own private parking – a true rarity in Mousehole! Start your day watching the sun rise over breakfast from your own private sea terrace, in the evening curl up together in front of the wood burning stove then at night watch the lights of the fishermen’s boats from your pillow as you’re lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves - bliss. Secretly tucked away down a traffic-free path and bordering the sea, it’s an easy meander to all that historic Mousehole offers - art galleries, cafes and restaurants and boat trips to see the seals off St Clement Island. Or simply sit and watch children dangling lines over the quayside trying to catch crabs, or marvel at their local sport; jumping off the high sea wall.
Living

Whether you’re staying in the sunny heights of summer or the dramatic depths of winter, Rocksalt is a perfect escape. Step through the door and you’ll find an open-plan space with flagstone floor - cooling during summer months or blissfully heated for chillier days - plus a roaring wood burning stove to make things super cosy. A plumptious sofa lies opposite, whilst additional alcove seating is a perfect spot for gazing out to sea. During warmer months, leave the stable door open to let the healthy ocean breezes drift in, whilst a Sonos sound system can be found for your favourite tunes.

On the first floor to the back of the cottage you’ll find a snug with a custom-made sofa, desk, Sonos speaker and a Smart TV for when a film night beckons. Behind the mirrored cupboard you’ll find yoga mats and simple exercise equipment, whilst the owner has thoughtfully left a selection of art supplies should you be inspired by the magnificent views. As this is a charming, traditional cottage please bear in mind that the stairs are original and are extremely steep in places.

Eating

The glazed stable back door floods the last rays of the sun into the totally charming compact, bespoke kitchen which has all you could need on the appliance front; dishwasher, induction hob, retro Gorenje fridge/freezer, Dualit appliances and even a slide and hide Neff oven (just like the GBBO!) not forgetting a picnic basket and blankets. A wine rack is conveniently positioned next to the dining table and there is a floor to ceiling pull out larder for your food. This designer kitchen has slate worktops for prep work, whilst the owner has added some of her collection of iconic vintage blue and white Cornishware and Rocksalt named mugs. Of course, a Nespresso machine finishes off this bijou but highly practical space.

Situated in front of the kitchen is the perfectly placed dining area with recycled Elm table on an iron base originally from the Newquay Arms, plus an antique machinist lamp over that creates a unique ambiance for cosy suppers. In the daytime you can sit and dream at the table gazing out to sea as you linger over your morning cuppa.

Sleeping

There are two fabulous bedrooms to choose from. At the top of the house lies the master bedroom, an exquisite space with vaulted ceiling and a dormer window offering breath-taking sea views. The low-lying double bed, set under the eaves, is oh-so-romantic and feels like you are sleeping on a boat. This room also boasts its own Tubby Tub soaking bath, a blissful spot to wash away the worries of everyday life whilst sea-gazing. Clustered nearby is a gorgeous, vintage Lloyd Loom chair and footstool - the perfect spot for reading and watching the great sea beyond. Other luxurious touches include a Sonos speaker, your own Nespresso coffee machine and a silent fridge so you can rustle up a chilled Mimosa or two in the mornings.

On the first floor there’s a second bedroom which can be set up either as twin beds or a super king bed. Also boasting wonderful sea views, this lovely room is stunning in its simplicity; elm wood floors, whitewashed walls and cool white linens are finished off beautifully with a huge mirror, walk in wardrobe, super soft baby alpaca throws, vintage photos and bulkhead lights - bliss!

Bathing

On the first floor, you’ll find the wonderful shower room with large walk-in rainfall shower, underfloor heating and heated towel rail to keep things toasty warm. In the top floor bedroom there’s the super-romantic slipper bath and heated towel rail, whilst there’s a sink in the snug and a downstairs loo behind the kitchen.

Outside Space

To the front of Rocksalt lies your east-facing sea terrace garden. With the waves lapping just below, this is as close to the sea as you can get! On sunny mornings, watch the sun rise over coffee and enjoy breakfast sat at the fabulously French table and chairs, whilst in the evenings witness the twilight descend with a glass or two of something special – watch the stars come to life over the sea, St Clement’s Isle and St Michael’s Mount beyond. If you’re lucky, you might even see the bay’s resident pod of dolphins!

Parking

Extremely rare for Mousehole, Rocksalt comes with its own private parking space, just a short walk from the cottage. It is in a private car park and is suitable for a large car.

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WiFi

Rocksalt has super-fast fibre WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

Babies and children

Babies and children are welcome at Rocksalt, but please bear in mind that the stairs of the cottage are original and are extremely steep in places. Please bring your own baby equipment.

Dogs

This is one of our pet-free properties.

Accessibility

Rocksalt is a unique fisherman's cottage with a wonderful character. It has been carefully refurbished retaining the original features where ever possible. This means that the historic stairs are steep and uneven in places. Although hand rails have been added, they may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or very young children.

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 Rocksalt. 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.

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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:

  • 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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