No. 5

Mousehole, Cornwall

Seaside chic for 2 (+1) in bustling Mousehole, with sun terrace. Take to the glorious coastal path, it runs for miles in both directions


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 2


A romantic retreat in the heart of Cornish fishing-village heaven. The pretty 1840 cottage, part of a terrace of three, has stone steps up to the front door; walk in to the ground floor living area with painted floorboards, wood-burner, natural driftwood shelving and an authentic seaside feel. Upstairs: another chic living area with sea views opens into the main bedroom with its big snowy white bed and double aspect windows; your peace will only be interrupted by the jolly cry of seagulls. Cooks will love the handmade kitchen with its sleek, black slate worktops, top-notch pots and pans, and beautiful crockery. From here, narrow stairs lead down to a cosy little second bedroom – perfect for one – and the bathroom with heated black slate floor. A small door on this floor opens onto the lane and a sun-dappled terrace garden with views across rooftops and a shed filled with garden furniture. The coastal path runs through the village and there are heaps of good restaurants and pubs. Boating by arrangement, and a massage too if you fancy indulging. A true gem.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: All short winter breaks include a very special welcome of prosecco, chocolates, seasonal fruit, Cornish artisan cheeses, shortbreads, olives, bread, flowers & toiletries and logs. Sleeps up to 3 peop

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £78
Weekly price
from £550
3-night stays: £485-£650.
1 Cottage for 2
From £782 beds2 bedrooms


We've been home a week now and we are constantly reliving the wonderful time we spent in Mousehole but most of all the lovely stay at No5. It was unbelievably good so comfortable and cosy with everything you could possibly need. Beautifully decorated, ideally situated for visits to Minnack theatre, Lands end and those numerous gorgeous Cornish beaches. Good local food within easy walk, Caroline was generous and so kind ensuring all was well with us and leaving a delicious welcome box. We would definitely recommend a stay at No 5 at anytime of the year even a cold winters weekend!

Sharon and martin, Wotton under edge

No 5 was such a delightful cottage to stay in. Very comfortable and had everything there that you needed. Cannot wait to revisit!

Bev, Lincoln

No 5 is a perfect retreat in Mousehole. A real gem. Beautifully decorated and furnished and with Caroline being the perfect host with information and always there to answer any queries we had. Thank you for making our holiday so enjoyable and being accepting of our big hairy dog Pam

Jo, Newbury

Super cottage and a great base for exploring. No. 5 was a real home from home with a well equipped kitchen for nights in. Great places to eat within walking distance and a short drive from supermarkets for cosy nights in. Superb hostess with great taste.


We loved our stay at no 5 Location, comfort decor and personal touches were all first rate. The cottage is minutes from a great restaurant and the idyllic harbour. Furthermore it is truly dog friendly without compromising on aesthetics or cleanliness. Thank you Caroline!

Clare, Cranbrook

An absolutely beautiful cottage which the owner, Caroline has finished to the highest quality,and with impeccable taste..It was lovely to arrive and have bubbly and glasses chilling in the fridge( along with lots of other treats for us and lil our jack Russell) We ve stayed at many holiday cottages, but this has been one of the most tasteful and of course it s in the delightful setting of Mousehole. We really didn't t want to say good bye to it! Thank you so much , Caroline.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Caroline Brett

  • Close to the South West Path - walk to Lamorna and beyond...
  • Fab restaurants in the village, try a perfect crab sandwich at The Rockpool Cafe or book a special dinner at 2 Fore St or a relaxed Sunday lunch at the Old Coastguards
  • St Ives - by car or tourist train - for The Tate, Barbara Hepworth, beautiful beaches and a real seaside holiday vibe with its many cafes and restaurants and lively harbour
  • The amazing Minack Theatre, open air drama for everyone or get a whole different perspective on Mousehole from a catamaran trip along the coast watching out for seals, dolphins and sea birds with the fabulous Marine Discoveries
  • There are several art galleries in the village for contemporary and traditional works
  • World famous Christmas lights in the harbour, a useful local deli, plenty of places to stop for ice cream or coffee all around the harbour and from Mousehole you can forget your car and just walk for everything you need