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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x double

Bedroom 2

1 x zip and link

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 super cute 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.


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 lovely and cosy. A sofa lies opposite the fire, with super soft wool throws, with an additional sumptuous leather arm chair and a cushioned alcove being the 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. There is also a small terrestrial TV.

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 larger 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.


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, microwave, 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 small but well designed 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 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.


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. You will see why we call it the Crow's Nest; it looks far out to sea! 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 cute 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 from the window seat, 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, built in wardrobe and drawers, super soft baby alpaca throws, vintage photos and bulkhead lights - bliss!


On the first floor, you'll find the wonderful shower room with 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, sink and heated towel rail, whilst there's a sink in the snug and a downstairs loo/sink 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!


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

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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.


This is one of our pet-free properties.


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.

Uncover an oh-so-romantic waterside cottage in Mousehole, filled to the brim with vintage charm and luxurious touches, plus private parking.

At a glance

From £870 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | No pets

Key features

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


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 Rocksalt:

A beautifully appointed cottage in a stunning location. Attention to detail and the fabulous welcome pack of wine and goodies was very much appreciated as were all the little touches such as bubble bath, picnic set, torches, blankets, etc. Highly recommended. Probably the nicest cottage we have ever stayed in, and we have high expectations of our holiday destinations! A stunning location. Will definitely return. Thankyou. A fabulous location for exploring this part of Cornwall.

We had the best week here for our minimoon. It has been the perfect place to stay and relax after a year of wedding planning. You cannot beat the location. This has to be the most well equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. The cosy evenings by the fire after days out walking and exploring have been perfect. We even spotted a seal once or twice from the garden. Mousehole itself is perfect, plenty to do, see and places to eat if we did not want to drive. We highly recommend The Ship Inn and 2 Fore Street for something to eat. We have not wanted this week to end and will definitely be coming back to explore more of the area and take a dip in the sea when it is warmer, although I did manage to paddle in the harbour. Thank you so much for a lovely week in creating this amazing home away from home.

We have had the best few days on the first part of our honeymoon.The fire is great, the shower and bath perfect, and hearing the sea outside adds to the atmosphere – you have created a lovely retreat. Like everyone else says, it is well thought out as well. We ate at the ship three nights and at the Kings Arms in Paul for one night and I have been very well fed. Mousehole is a great base, we use the park-and-ride for St Ives– worth it to the views of the beaches, but lovely to come back to Rocksalt and Mousehole.

We enjoyed such a lovely week at Rocksalt and even had the perfect weather! The terrace is such a nice place enjoy the view over the sky and observe all the boats passing by. We even spotted a seal swimming just in front of us. We had a lovely meal at 2 Fore Street and enjoyed the croissants at Mousehole Deli. The house is so lovely and well equipped we would come back any time and do it all over again.

Rocksalt has to be the most perfect location. The only sound is the crashing of the waves. We have had a wonderful time visiting the harbour and many villages during the day and then enjoying the lovely local food in Mousehole.

Characterful cottage in a fabulous location, with great views over the bay and Mousehole.

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location. The cottage ticked all the boxes and more! Probably the best holiday home we have stayed in. The little touches like milk in the fridge on arrival was wonderful.

Wow. This place is absolutely amazing. Rocksalt house is fab. I loved the beautiful views from the top floor bedroom especially from the bath. The sink and mini fridge were very useful in this bedroom. Rocksalt is cosy and every room is impeccably styled and very comfy. The kitchen is very well thought out with all the hidden drawers. We have finally found a kitchen stove that works. Though it was bit nippy outside we still used the front terrace and took lovely photos. We made friends with a very cute orange cat. On our stay we ate at some lovely restaurants Fore Street and The Deli - chefs kiss. An added bonus I also learnt how to type write on the beautiful typewriter.

Altogether Rocksalt was by far one of the best places we have stayed and we all loved every single minute.

Thank you so much for the lovely stay. From the Brown family.

We had a lovely winter break at Rocksalt. We appreciated all the little touches that make it a home from home.

Absolutely beautiful cottage. 5 star location

Lovely cottage with a lot of character. Kitchen was well equipped and the shower was just fantastic! Laura was extremely helpful when we needed her. Overall a lovely cottage in a most wonderful location. Mousehole has wonderful places to eat even in the off season.

Finished to a very high standard, lots of character and a beautiful seaside location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

It is undoubtedly a cosy clean cottage and it is fantastic to be able to sleep with the sound of the waves outside the window.

A wonderful stay in a very cute little cottage in the best location in Mousehole. The owners have clearly catered to every little detail. Waking up to the sound of the waves and having breakfast looking over the incredible view to St Michael's Mount were definite highlights.

Rocksalt is a beautiful cottage in the most amazing setting. To wake up to hearing and seeing the sea each morning was just perfect. I loved my week in this cottage. It has everything you need although the kitchen is very compact. The owner has really thought of everything. Just to sit in the window seat and read watching the sea was just what I needed with the view of St Michaels Mount and the lights on the island opposite once it was dark was just fabulous a perfect cosy retreat for two. Having a parking space close by was a big bonus in this beautiful village and close enough to walk to the harbour to eat if you wished. Thank you.

We had the most fantastic holiday at Rocksalt. Gorgeous house with the most incredible views and the perfect location. We’ll be back.

An excellent property with everything you need for a great holiday. ) Laura is excellent! nothing too much trouble. We are planning a return visit next year.

Rocksalt is a comfortable cottage with the most amazing views. The rooms have been put together in a creative way which adds to the overall ambiance of the cottage. It has everything you need for a relaxing stay. The garden looking out to the sea is an extension of the cottage and the outlook is just breathtaking. Practical considerations like the lighting on the steep stairs and a well equipped kitchen help make your stay in such an old cottage more comfortable. A cosy get away close to the harbour perfect for a relaxing break.

Rocksalt has everything you need for a romantic holiday. Don't plan too many excursions as you'll find it difficult to go outside.

Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location . Wonderful.

The perfect retreat for anyone wanting to hear the sound of the sea as you fall asleep. Everything is compact but perfectly formed, with touches of luxury thrown in.

The photos are exactly what you get ... perfection

The best view in Cornwall right from your window. Beds so comfy we didn’t want to leave them.

Laura was super helpful!

perfect place, everything we needed was there, very nice quality of furniture and all stuff you need. we would come back surely, when we are in that area!

Most incredible position on the coast, great to fall asleep to the sound of the sea and fantastic views from the bedrooms and the garden in daylight Fantastic to have parking Really great to have a bath as well as a shower Kitchen was fab- had everything Loved the welcome pack Very thoughtful host real attention to detail

Lovely location and very comfortable bed. What more can one ask?

Beautiful Fisherman’s cottage located in a tranquil position which is perfect for spending time listening to the sound of the waves. You can look for Seals from the cute little garden or turn to watch the bustle of Mousehole harbour. Below the cottage there are amazing rock pools to explore.

Stunning! Can we book every week-end? Actually, can we buy it!?!?

Perfect location. Parking space is really useful.

Rocksalt was amazing, views truly wonderful.

Great location with everything we needed will book again

An absolutely fabulous cottage in a stunning location. It offered everything you could ask for if you’re looking for an escape from city life. We’ve already re-booked.

One of Cornwall’s best kept secrets! An idyllic cottage stylishly refurbished in a perfect location. We stayed at Rock Salt in April and enjoyed eating breakfast on the terrace and loved watching the sun set in the evenings in front of the cosy log burner. Another highlight was relaxing in the slipper bath, listening to the waves lapping on the shore. Thank you Boutique Retreats.

Beautiful, immaculate, comfortable, so well designed with lots of thoughtful touches. Highly recommend.

Rocksalt is superb! The location is amazing and the cottage is utterly adorable. The sea view is excellent. The kitchen is small but incredibly well planned with everything you need. The beds are comfortable. The cottage is a bit like the Tardis - it is much bigger than you imagine. We had the most lovely welcome surprise including scones and clotted cream which was really thoughtful and delicious. Mousehole is full of great places to eat likewise Newlyn and Penzance.

'Rocksalt is perfect in every way - amazing location, stunning views, beautifully furnished, cosy, and the added bonus of parking. The best place I have ever stayed.' - July 2021

'Fantastic property in a superb location with lots of facilities. Would highly recommend!' - October 2020

'Rocksalt was fantastic. Beautifully clean. Beautifully decorated. Fabulous location' - March 2020

'Rocksalt is superb! The location is amazing and the cottage is utterly adorable. The sea view is excellent. The kitchen is small but incredibly well planned with everything you need. The beds are comfortable. The cottage is a bit like the Tardis - it is much bigger than you imagine. We had the most lovely welcome surprise including scones and clotted cream which was really thoughtful and delicious. Mousehole is full of great places to eat likewise Newlyn and Penzance' - March 2020

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