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The Boat Watch

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Mousehole, near Penzance, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating
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A stone’s throw from Mousehole’s harbour, this apartment is ideal for couples or a small family who want to enjoy a coastal holiday.

This holiday apartment, above the owner’s restaurant, is perfect for couples looking to cosy up in the winter, walk the stunning coastal paths in spring, or laze on the beach in summer with your very own restaurant and chef on the doorstep. Sitting in the shelter of Mounts Bay, some 2½ miles from Penzance, lies the historic fishing village of Mousehole, once described by Dylan Thomas as the loveliest in England. Pronounced ’Mowzel’, the village was recorded as early as 1266, and you get a real sense of timelessness as you wander the narrow streets, while the picturesque harbour offers a sandy beach at low tide. The Boat Watch is perfect for families and also appeals to couples looking for that great get-away-from-it-all retreat, all year round. Stroll along picturesque coastal paths, laze on the glorious beaches in the summer, pick the fresh wild flowers or visit the many beautiful gardens in the area. The property offers quality accommodation, cosy and great for storm watching in the winter months. The owners run a prestigious bistro, located under the apartment and provide guests with the opportunity to experience the convenience of excellent food during their stay. There is an option to run your own tab and even have meals delivered and served in the apartment. From a full three course meal to drinks and desserts, nothing is too much trouble. The bistro has a vibrant continental feel, located on Mousehole harbour front with stunning views across Mounts Bay. There is an al fresco feel to the secluded and sheltered rear garden, ideal for a quiet drink or leisurely lunch. The area is perfect for exploring the many delights of West Cornwall and the area is renowned for its artists and crafts. Within easy reach of Newlyn, Penzance, Lands End, the famous surfing beach at Sennen, and the picturesque town of St Ives. Visit the Tate Modern or the open air romantic Minack Theatre. The Boat Watch has its own front door and private staircase which leads to the first floor apartment. The enclosed hallway and fully double glazed windows and additional sound proofing ensure the apartment is conveniently located but quiet. The Boat Watch accommodates four guests in two comfortable double bedrooms, beautifully appointed bathroom, light and comfortable open plan living room with woodburner and kitchen area with views of the harbour. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

All on the first floor:
Open plan living space:
With wooden floor.
Living area:
With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot available on request. Welcome pack. Access to a freezer. Patio with garden furniture (shared with owner’s restaurant). Public car park 50 yards (£3 per day).

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  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Woodburning Stove
    Woodburning Stove
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Open Plan
    Open Plan

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 16/02/2018
    The best location in Mousehole to sit and watch the world go by or sit and read with a book. Having the choice to have food brought up from the restaurant below is a luxurious treat and one we took advantage of. Looking forward to returning for a third time!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 24/11/2017
    Wonderful cosy flat, we were visiting in November so took advantage of the wood burner! Also the food downstairs is amazing and you can get take out brought up to the flat It was my 40th and so absolutely perfect getaway!!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/11/2017
    Probably the best holiday accomodation for the money we have had in many years (30) of holidaying in Cornwall. Absolutely spotless upon arrival, comfortable, spacious, and with all amenities to hand. Location could not be bettered, with car parking nearby and reasonable in cost. The restaurant below was superb with excellent fayre and lovely staff. Nothing was too much trouble in their quest to help make your holiday a pleasant experience. That they achieved in spades. Only drawback, it is so popular and thus very difficult to book again, but if we can, we will.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2017
    Beautiful location but being above a restaurant it was noisy until about 11:15pm and then it was very quiet. Wifi would have been welcome considering the very poor mobile signal and there was no information about things to do locally, just information about restaurants. 2 Fore Street Restaurant was excellent especially with the 10% resident discount. We love Mousehole and have stayed there before and plan to stay again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 12/08/2017
    Stunning location, very comfortable and well equipped modern, apartment. Lovely relaxing holiday would definitely stay there again!

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    A delightful flat which has the most picturesque sea views

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    The Boat Watch is unquestionably in a fabulous location with views over Mousehole harbour and it's busy little harbour front road. Our 21 month old son loved sitting by the lounge window giving us a commentary of vehicles, people and dogs passing by...he was captivated. It is decorated and maintained to a very good standard. The restaurant below is very popular and it's worth bearing in mind that evenings are noisy with the hubbub of diners entering/leaving and enjoying their time there. Initially I was concerned that this would prevent our son sleeping but surprisingly that was not the case. A plus point is that you can order from the restaurant below and eat it upstairs in the apartment. Additionally there is always someone there which made collecting the key when we initially arrived very straight forward. We would be happy to stay here again.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 15/04/2017
    This is our third stay at the Boatwatch, we absolutely love it. We love Mousehole and the apartment is perfect for us.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/04/2017
    Lovely stay, will definately stay again. Restaurant downstairs, the food is lovely and staff very helpful, a thankyou to Zoe. very relaxing holiday in a very clean and comfortable place.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/03/2017
    We love staying at the Boat Watch, our favourite place to relax in. The owner and his staff from the Restaurant cannot do enough for you.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/03/2017
    My second visit. Had a wonderful time and hopefully will be back again! Fantastic location, lovely owners and a beautiful and well equipped property!

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9.1 out of 10 – based on 16 reviews collected by Reevoo
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