• Sea View: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Parking: No
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Beach: 60 metres
  • Arrival: Saturday
  • Sea View: No
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Parking: No
  • Pets: Yes
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Beach: 60 metres
  • Arrival: Saturday


Walk to the beach

Just 60 metres down to the sandy harbour beach.

Best thing about

The location right in the middle of a picture perfect Cornish fishing village.

The Details


Where Is It?

Pilots Cottage is a Grade II listed traditional Cornish cottage, nestled within the heart of Mousehole. Approximately 175 years old and a fisherman's home, Pilots Cottage has been carefully renovated preserving original features with a contemporary twist.

Mousehole is a picturesque fishing village in west Cornwall, with a pretty harbour, popular for retaining its original character, charm and beauty. It's cobbled narrow streets and yellow lichened fishermen's houses huddle together, making this a stunning location to visit.

Perch on the harbour wall with a picnic, spend the day on the beach as the tide goes out, or watch the fishermen's boats bobbing on the horizon. Guests staying in Mousehole will find an abundance of things to see and do during their stay.

The Property

  • A cosy light-filled cottage with beautiful interior design.
  • Located on a quiet cobbled street nearby small galleries.
  • Outside central passageway with door on the left leading through to the dining room and door on the right opening into the sitting room.
  • Two bedrooms, sleeps four.
  • Split stable door leads into the sitting room with two sofas, rocking chair, bean bag and log burner.
  • TV with free view and digital media player. DVD player, books and board games.
  • Stairs leading up to the bedrooms from the sitting room.
  • Dining room with table bench seating and chairs which can comfortably sit eight people.
  • Second staircase up to the bedrooms with under cupboard storage.
  • Fully equipped kitchen with oven and electric hob, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine, microwave and Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Wi-fi
  • Iron and ironing board are available.


  • Upstairs bedrooms and bathroom, which are accessible from the dining room and sitting room.
  • Master bedroom with a king-size bed and wardrobe.
  • Bedroom two has a super king-size zip and link bed
  • Shower room with WC, wash basin and a small bath ideal for children.


  • Shared passage to a communal space with bench. (no dogs permitted)
  • Area to dry wet suits
  • Please note there is no outside storage at this property.
  • There are two harbour car parks close by (charge applicable)

Need to Know

  • One small dog is welcome (additional charge applies).
  • Short breaks available outside of school holidays.
  • No private parking. Public parking is available in the harbour car park.
  • Check in is from 5pm and guests must check out at 9am to accomodate additional cleaning measures.
  • No smoking within the property or anywhere on the premises.
  • Cautionary deposit of £100, due with full balance.
  • Please note that check in is at 5pm and check out is at 9am at this property.

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Guest Reviews

Property was great and a well equipped and tastefully furnished cottage. Ideal for a family of 4. Great location.
Beautiful cottage just metres from Mousehole harbour - very clean (COVID precautions adhered too) and comfortable. Decor was all carefully curated and beds very comfortable with good quality linen. Nice touch was the bottle of wine and chocolates on arrival - we were able to pre-order groceries prior to our arrival which had all been put away for us. Would definitely book with Beach Retreats again and we like the fact that you can speak to them by phone with any queries - seems well organised from start to finish.
We found the cottage to be really cute and cozy. The decor was really to our taste and the location is great. Everything had been thought of to help us enjoy our stay.
After a very long trip once there we settled in quickly.The lay out is a little quirky with two access doors across a passageway, one leading to kitchen/dining room and the other to the living room. We had to keep remembering to lock both doors and for the first couple of days we went up and down stairs a lot. Most importantly it was near the harbour and hub of the village where there is a Post office, couple of cafes etc. We were surprised that no dogs were allowed at any time on the beach or piers though. The very narrow streets and limited local parking were the main issues, but it helped somewhat that car parking fees were refunded. Inside the cottage was lovely. The kitchen was small but well stocked with equipment and even some tea,coffee, cleaning materials and a dishwasher. The dining room was a good size and we received a bottle of wine and lovely chocolates on arrival. Thank you! Both bedrooms were very comfortable and beautifully styled. The 2nd bedroom had 3 single beds. The bathroom with bath and shower was lovely. Well stocked with towels. Loved the shower. The cottage was the perfect hideaway for a few days. We just about managed to secure reservations at 2 Fore Street, the Ship Inn and Old Coastguard (lovely food and great service). Mousehole was very busy so book early! Overall we had a marvellous visit to Mousehole. We visited St Ives via Penzance by bus one day. It took a while but it was relaxing. I walked the dog along the coastal paths each day and we enjoyed wandering around the lovely narrow lanes, taking pictures of the cottages.
We booked Pilot's Cottage in Mousehole for a relaxing break over New Year and the cottage exceeded our expectations in every way! Beautifully decorated, perfectly kitted out with everything we needed and the comfiest of beds. Location was right in the harbour but tucked away from the main street. Would recommend this for anyone wanting a relaxing little escape.
Beautiful and immaculate property in great location. Very will furnished with lots of cosy cushions, throws and dimable light fittings throughout. Great to have radios in the bedrooms and dining room. Good choice of DVDs for a night in. Thoughtful features such as candles, matches, picnic basket and cushions, coins for the parking. And loved the quirky layout with two staircases!