Staff pick of the month: Pilots Cottage, Mousehole


Our new series, Staff pick of the month, asks members of the team about their favourite Beach Retreats property. This month we speak to Owner Services Co Ordinator, Sam Beverley. Sam lives in Newquay and loves swimming in the sea and occasionally trying her hand at surfing.

Her chosen retreat is Pilots Cottage, a Grade II listed traditional Cornish cottage which sleeps four in the heart of Mousehole.

What is it you like most about this property?

Its character and charm make it feel homely and familiar, whilst the modern décor and quirky layout make it feel special and exciting. 

What will be your favourite part of the day when staying at this retreat?

The dining area gives off hidden wine bar vibes and the sitting room has a log burner and beautiful exposed brick work, so I’d have to say enjoying an evening tipple in one of those spots, whilst re-capping the day’s adventures. 

What is it that you like about the local area?

Mousehole is equally as captivating in all seasons, from lovely coastal walks and fish and chips on the beach in summer and the spectacular Christmas lights in the winter.

What’s the nearest beach like and how far is the walk?

There are two small, safe local beaches but a short drive or long coast path wander will take you to some of the nicest, most secluded in Cornwall, including Marazion beach. 

Is there a particular restaurant in the area that you would choose to eat at?

2 Fore Street for fresh, local seafood with harbour views. The fish bouillabaisse special was one of the best things I’ve ever eaten!

Can you catch a good sunset or sunrise here?

Mousehole is on the south coast of Cornwall, meaning it gets great sunrises. If you're willing to get up early enough to see one!

What would you say is a must-see or do in this area?

The Sea Salt & Sails Festival in summer or the famous Christmas lights in winter. Otherwise, a boat tour to soak up the stunning coastline and wildlife.

Pilots Cottage has availability for 2022, find out more here.