Bethany Cottage, Mousehole
This beautiful grade II listed former fisherman's cottage combines historic charm with modern luxury, just a step away from Mousehole's famous harbour.
Dylan Thomas once described Mousehole (pronounced ‘Mowzel’) as the “most beautiful village in England” and it truly is picturesque – winding cobbled streets and fisherman’s cottages surrounding the tiny fishing harbour. You probably already know the story of the legend of fisherman Tom Bawcock and his cat who calmed the storm with her singing so that the town could eat.
If you’ve ever fantasised about staying somewhere like that then you’ll love Bethany, a grade II listed former fisherman’s cottage in the heart of Mousehole, just a step away from the harbour. Sleeping five in three bedrooms, the cottage combines historic charm with modern luxury, completely refurbished to the highest standards.
All mod-cons includes superfast broadband and a high-definition smart TV, then cosy up on a squashy sofa in front of the woodburner, have a lie in (yes, really, totally possible), and make good use of the roll-top bath plus separate monsoon shower room. Want to cook up a storm? There’s a fully equipped kitchen but you’re also steps away from some lovely gems for eating out too.
Mousehole itself has two small child-friendly beaches and an array of excellent cafés, restaurants, galleries and shops. It makes an excellent base for exploring the far south-west peninsular of Cornwall. Further afield you’ll find the fishing ports of Newlyn and Porthleven as well as Penzance, St Ives and the surfing beaches of Sennen within a short drive. In summer a visit to the unique clifftop Minack Theatre is well worth a trip, as is the beautiful beach of Porthcurno.