Exterior | The Boat Watch, Mousehole, nr. Penzance
Open plan living/dining room/kitchen | The Boat Watch, Mousehole, nr. Penzance
  • Cottage
  • Mousehole, near Penzance
  • 28477

The Boat Watch


out of 10

  • 4

  • 2

  • 1

  • 0

Pub within 1 mile
Coast within 1 mile

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.

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, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Travel cot and highchair 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).

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.


  • Customers' Choice 2020


Coastal within 1 mile

Cot Available - Cot

Highchair Available

Internet Connection

Open Plan

Pub within 1 mile

Romantic Getaways

Sea View

Woodburning Stove


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • No pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site parking unavailable

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 20 reviews


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Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Shrewsbury

  • Family


out of 10

Had a lovely time. Would stay again.

15 Aug 2022


  • Frome

  • Couple


out of 10

We drove down from Somerset and the cottage was everything we hoped for with the added bonus of a wonderful restaurant downstairs which also offers to deliver food to you if required. The welcome from the staff was exceptional and halfway through our week we rebooked for 2023. Outstanding. Steve & Sue.

14 Mar 2022


  • Wiltshire

  • Couple


out of 10

Nice location and bijou flat. Arrived on Monday which was a deep clean night in the restaurant below. Whilst we realise cleaning must take place, scraping of grills, moving of furniture and cleaners smoking and chatting outside in the garden till 2.30am was a bit much. On Wednesday evening a large party celebrating an event had booked the restaurant. Noise was horrendous although it did stop at about 10.30, it would have been courteous of the owner if he had informed us that there may be noise. Electric shower wasn’t working and over bath tap shower was a trickle. Heated towel rail wasn’t on and large nice towels were difficult to dry. Carpet had stains which could easily have been cleaned. We left a day early, such a shame as Mousehole is lovely and we have been coming to Cornwall for many years.

9 Mar 2022

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