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A beautiful, newly-refurbished holiday home in the popular fishing village of Mousehole, The Old Watch House is steeped in nautical history and commands exceptional views over the water and picturesque little harbour, occupying a superior position.

Per week from £1650
Short breaks from £1250

Flexible arrival and departure days in low season, please call us for more details.

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The Old Watch House is a wonderful, newly-refurbished holiday home in Mousehole, boasting an unbeatable location alongside the water, with the garden wall quite literally the sea wall. From the garden, private access leads down onto the dog friendly waterfront.

As the name suggests, this unique waterfront property would have kept watch over the waterways and comings and goings of ships in Mousehole harbour, as well as keeping a close eye on any smuggling activity that would have been along this stretch of coast. The access to the beach from the garden would have been the chief watchman’s slipway.

 

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This beautiful period property has been lovingly restored throughout, whilst retaining its original charm with Cornish stone fireplaces and plush armchairs enhancing its homely atmosphere. Hand-picked furniture, slate floors and luxurious bedrooms bathe in light that pours through bay windows overlooking Mousehole harbour.

Sleeping up to 8 guests, families will feel instantly at home when arriving at The Old Watch House, which enjoys a stretching grassy lawn and close proximity to Mousehole harbour – with its restaurants, boutique shops and galleries.

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Ground Floor

The Old Watch House feels like home as soon as you arrive. The marriage of modern-meets-traditional is echoed throughout the property, bringing this historic dwelling gently into the current day without diminishing any of its wonderful character.


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First Floor

Slide beneath fluffy, light duvets for a restful nights’ sleep with the soothing sound of the sea. Each bedroom has been lovingly finished with hand-picked furnishings and tastefully appointed artefacts, and enjoy views across the sea or over Mousehole Harbour.


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Exterior

A beautifully kept garden stretches around this large holiday home, planted with an abundance of flowers and shrubs. High hedges combined with the sea wall provide an exclusive sense of privacy in this enclosed space that will be loved by children and pets.


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The Old Watch House feels like home as soon as you arrive. The marriage of modern-meets-traditional is echoed throughout the property, bringing this historic dwelling gently into the current day without diminishing any of its wonderful character.

Dining Room

The dining room is a cosy amalgamation of contemporary and traditional, with vast slabs of slate underfoot, an exposed Cornish stone inglenook and cool grey hues surrounding a solid wood dining table to seat 10. Celebrating its nautical importance in the past, guests will note maritime influences throughout; the dining room itself lit with refurbished American battleship lanterns.

Lounge

Sink into deep, plush sofas and get lost in the soothing ebb of the sea outside the bay windows, which spill warm yellow light into the room. In the winter months, light the roaring fire, slip into the armchair and indulge in a book from the shelf. Gather the family together for a board game around the coffee table or watch a movie together on the Smart TV, complete with Sky and DVD player. This room also benefits from a Samsung sound system.

Utility

A functional utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Kitchen & Snug

Culinarians will love the transitional style kitchen: modern, fresh whites and metro tiling punctuated by traditional, durable granite surfaces and decorative handles.  The kitchen is well-equipped with a sturdy Rangemaster range cooker, double oven and induction hob, wine cooler, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Large patio doors open the kitchen and snug seating area out onto the sunny patio, perfect for enjoying an alfresco breakfast or an evening BBQ while the sun sets over the water.

Bedroom One with Ensuite

Ornately furnished with luxurious textiles and an enticing, restored antique bed, Bedroom One is a plush king size bedroom with beautiful views over the garden and across the water. Conveniently located on the ground floor with an opulently tiled ensuite shower room complete with lava stone basin.

 

Slide beneath fluffy, light duvets for a restful nights’ sleep with the soothing sound of the sea. Each bedroom has been lovingly finished with hand-picked furnishings and tastefully appointed artefacts, and enjoy views across the sea or over Mousehole Harbour.

Bedroom Two with Ensuite

Bedroom Two is a sumptuous boudoir resplendent in swathes of warm grey textiles, mother of pearl inlaid side tables and a beckoning king size bed with harbour and sea views through the picturesque bay windows.

The sleek ensuite with wet room-style shower is fitted with a bluetooth speaker mirror; simply connect and get ready for the day with your favourite song.

Bedroom Three

Bedroom three is a deliciously cosy twin room that boasts the same majestic views over the quaint harbour town and swaying ocean. Mornings are that little bit easier when taken with the morning sun glinting off the fishing boats.

 

Bedroom Four

This bright, sea view zip & link bedroom offers versatility with the option of being a super king or twin bedroom.

Family Bathroom

Luxuriate and pamper in the iconic, copper Bateau bath tub in this stylish family bathroom, complete with walk-in rainfall shower.

A beautifully kept garden stretches around this large holiday home, planted with an abundance of flowers and shrubs. High hedges combined with the sea wall provide an exclusive sense of privacy in this enclosed space that will be loved by children and pets.

Garden

A spacious patio wraps around the exterior of the property, with plenty of furniture for enjoying the sun and sea views at various times of the day. Enjoy alfresco dining with use of the charcoal BBQ provided.

Private access to the dog friendly, pebbly beach makes for a lovely morning stroll, the gate to which sits adjacent to the garden for the popular Old Coastguard restaurant. Mousehole’s sandy harbour beach is also just a stone’s throw from the house.

Parking

There’s enough parking for 3 – 4 on the driveway in front of the garages.

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Ground Floor

Dining Room

The dining room is a cosy amalgamation of contemporary and traditional, with vast slabs of slate underfoot, an exposed Cornish stone inglenook and cool grey hues surrounding a solid wood dining table to seat 10. Celebrating its nautical importance in the past, guests will note maritime influences throughout; the dining room itself lit with refurbished American battleship lanterns.

Lounge

Sink into deep, plush sofas and get lost in the soothing ebb of the sea outside the bay windows, which spill warm yellow light into the room. In the winter months, light the roaring fire, slip into the armchair and indulge in a book from the shelf. Gather the family together for a board game around the coffee table or watch a movie together on the Smart TV, complete with Sky and DVD player. This room also benefits from a Samsung sound system.

Utility

A functional utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Kitchen & Snug

Culinarians will love the transitional style kitchen: modern, fresh whites and metro tiling punctuated by traditional, durable granite surfaces and decorative handles.  The kitchen is well-equipped with a sturdy Rangemaster range cooker, double oven and induction hob, wine cooler, fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher.

Large patio doors open the kitchen and snug seating area out onto the sunny patio, perfect for enjoying an alfresco breakfast or an evening BBQ while the sun sets over the water.

Bedroom One with Ensuite

Ornately furnished with luxurious textiles and an enticing, restored antique bed, Bedroom One is a plush king size bedroom with beautiful views over the garden and across the water. Conveniently located on the ground floor with an opulently tiled ensuite shower room complete with lava stone basin.

 

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First Floor

Bedroom Two with Ensuite

Bedroom Two is a sumptuous boudoir resplendent in swathes of warm grey textiles, mother of pearl inlaid side tables and a beckoning king size bed with harbour and sea views through the picturesque bay windows.

The sleek ensuite with wet room-style shower is fitted with a bluetooth speaker mirror; simply connect and get ready for the day with your favourite song.

Bedroom Three

Bedroom three is a deliciously cosy twin room that boasts the same majestic views over the quaint harbour town and swaying ocean. Mornings are that little bit easier when taken with the morning sun glinting off the fishing boats.

 

Bedroom Four

This bright, sea view zip & link bedroom offers versatility with the option of being a super king or twin bedroom.

Family Bathroom

Luxuriate and pamper in the iconic, copper Bateau bath tub in this stylish family bathroom, complete with walk-in rainfall shower.

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Exterior

Garden

A spacious patio wraps around the exterior of the property, with plenty of furniture for enjoying the sun and sea views at various times of the day. Enjoy alfresco dining with use of the charcoal BBQ provided.

Private access to the dog friendly, pebbly beach makes for a lovely morning stroll, the gate to which sits adjacent to the garden for the popular Old Coastguard restaurant. Mousehole’s sandy harbour beach is also just a stone’s throw from the house.

Parking

There’s enough parking for 3 – 4 on the driveway in front of the garages.

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Full Price List

Date7 Nights2 Nights3 Nights4 Nights5 Nights
20 Sep - 18 Oct 2019£1995£1595£1595£1695£1795
18 Oct - 01 Nov 2019£2400----
01 Nov - 20 Dec 2019£1650£1250£1250£1350£1450
20 Dec - 27 Dec 2019£3150---£2950
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2020£3150---£2950
01 Jan - 10 Jan 2020£2990---£2790
10 Jan - 14 Feb 2020£1650£1250£1250£1350£1450
14 Feb - 21 Feb 2020£1650----
21 Feb - 27 Mar 2020£1650£1250£1250£1350£1450
27 Mar - 17 Apr 2020£2990----
17 Apr - 22 May 2020£2400£2000£2000£2100£2200
22 May - 29 May 2020£3450----
29 May - 19 Jun 2020£2895£2495£2495£2595£2695
19 Jun - 26 Jun 2020£2895----
26 Jun - 03 Jul 2020£3450----
03 Jul - 28 Aug 2020£4250----
28 Aug - 04 Sep 2020£2895----
04 Sep - 18 Sep 2020£2895£2495£2495£2595£2695
18 Sep - 16 Oct 2020£1995£1595£1595£1695£1795
16 Oct - 30 Oct 2020£2400----
30 Oct - 18 Dec 2020£1650£1250£1250£1350£1450
20 Dec - 27 Dec 2020£3200---£3000
29 Dec - 05 Jan 2021£3200---£3000

VAT is included within the rental prices for this property.

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Activities on your doorstep

With plenty to explore right on the doorstep of The Old Watch House, as well as a little further afield, we’ve rounded up the best activities for all ages to enjoy. From award-winning local restaurants to picture-perfect beaches and fantastic family days out, take a look at what’s nearby to make your stay truly unforgettable. Our fantastic concierge team and dedicated holiday planners will also be happy to help you book anything you’d like to do throughout your stay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Watch House, it was perfectly placed to enjoy the Christmas lights in the harbour. The house itself is well-equipped and very comfortable. My favourite aspect of the property was the garden, beautifully planted and, despite being December, the camellia was in flower.

We particularly found that the driveway was the added bonus, given the difficulty of parking in Mousehole. It is easy to walk everywhere and several good eateries within short distance.

The Davies Family, Hampshire

We could not have chosen anything better. The property is luxurious and comfortable in every way; the views are amazing from every window. My grandchildren loved watching the seals in the sea below the garden wall.

The Lloyd-Williams Family, Wiltshire

A wonderful seven days. Super views and lovely house with tasteful interiors. A very relaxing holiday – what more could you wish for?

 

The Atkins and Williams Family, Great Missenden

Just wanted to thank you for a truly perfect stay, we’ve had the most wonderful week at the very beautiful, Old Watch House. Thank you also for getting our chef Fiona booked last minute on Thursday, she was fabulous!

The Mallery Family, Kent

Marvelous, ornate, unique, stunning, exquisite, homely, organic, luxury, excellent!

The Acfield Family, Devon

What an amazing house! We had such a perfect stay at The Old Watch House. It was very well equipped and perfectly located. It had a lovely garden which was great for young children – hours spent running around, boat spotting and looking for seals. We loved a stormy day watching the big waves come over the harbour wall but the majority of the time the weather was very kind to us. We even had a barbecue which we thoroughly enjoyed – the views are fantastic!

This is truly a beautiful house – the best holiday home we have stayed at. We must also say thank you to the Perfect Stays agent – Robyn, you were absolutely amazing! Thank you.

Perfect! Lovely house and gardens. Furnished beautifully – you have thought of everything! Thank you.

Wow! We LOVE it here…. spent the weekend watching Storm Katie from cosy comfort of The Old Watch House. Spectacular waves came crashing over the harbour walls! We’ve enjoyed some lovely meals during our stay and can thoroughly recommend buying fresh fish from Newlyn Fish. The Sunday roast at The Ship is a must and the best pasties in Cornwall can be found at Lost Gardens of Heligan. Once the sun came out we made the most of the incredible views, especially looking out for seals who like to sunbathe on the large rock in front of the house! All in all, one of the loveliest holidays we’ve ever had! Thank you so much.

What a wonderful house matched by the enchanting Mousehole! We hope to return before too long.

Perfect house – perfect location – perfect stay. We loved it!

We had the most wonderful meals in Mousehole. The house is beautiful and very well equipped! We hope to be back soon.

A lovely comfortable house – beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. I wish I could stay longer!

The Griffiths Family, Leominster

Our second stay here and just as wonderful as expected. The house is perfect! We ate in 2 Fore Street, The Gurnards Head and Ben Tunnicliffe’s at Sennen. We walked Larmorna, Penzance and St Michael’s Mount and visited Cape Cornwall, Sennen and Porthcurno. We swam across the harbour!

The Helyer Family, Surrey

Beautiful house in a stunning location! I have stayed at a few houses in Mousehole but this is the best! Perfect for parking, and Alfie, my dog. Will be booking another stay. Thank you.

The Rose Family, West Sussex

What a wonderful relaxing holiday! The house was better than the pictures, a beautiful clean and enchanting house in perfect surroundings. The weather has been perfect too! We will definitely be coming back.

The McGhee Family, Newbury

Better than expected and even better than the pictures. A simply marvellous relaxing and special place and one that we most definitely will be visiting again.

The Ridley Family, Lincolnshire

The house is in a perfect location and is beautifully decorated and so well equipped. There is plenty of room for a large group to spread out! We also loved the fact that the house has a beautiful and well maintained garden overlooking the sea. Just fabulous.

The Hawley Family, South Yorkshire

Beautiful house in a wonderful location. Very clean and comfortable. Saw dolphins in the bay on our last morning!

The Cammarata Family, Cambridgeshire

The Details

The Basics 

Sleeps: 8
Changeover Day: Friday for peak periods, flexibility at other times and for short breaks & special occasions.
Arrival & Departure: Arrival from 4:30pm, departure by 10:00am
Bed Linen: High quality linen supplied and changed weekly
Towels: Each guest has a hand towel & bath sheet
Pet Friendly: One dog or two small dogs only

Mobile Phone Reception: Click for information
Refundable Security Deposit: £500

Facilities 

  • Sky HD with Sky Sports
  • Bose Sound System
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Tassimo Coffee Machine
  • Xbox 360 Games Console
  • Samsung Wireless Music System
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • Induction Hob
  • Open Fire

Please note: guests with pacemakers should avoid using the Induction Hob as this can interfere with the device.

Need to Know

The Basics

Sleeps: 8
Changeover Day: Friday for peak periods, flexibility at other times and for short breaks & special occasions.
Arrival & Departure: Arrival from 4:30pm, departure by 10:00am
Bed Linen: High quality linen supplied and changed weekly
Towels: Each guest has a hand towel & bath sheet
Pet Friendly: Yes (1 or 2 small) £50 fee per week for the 1st dog. Then £25 fee, per week for the 2nd dog. Read property dog rules here.
Mobile Phone Reception: Click for information
Refundable Security Deposit: £500

Facilities

  • Sky HD with Sky Sports
  • Bose Wireless Sound System
  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Tassimo Coffee Machine
  • Xbox 360 Games Console
  • Samsung Wireless Music System
  • Induction Hob
  • Open Fire (Basic supply of wood & coal provided)

Inclusions

  • Inclusive concierge
  • Welcome hamper to include locally made produce, tea, coffee, sugar & milk
  • Logs for fire
  • Cost of all utilites
  • One high chair and one travel cot

Additional Services Available* (£)

  • Daily housekeeping (not Sundays)
  • Daily linen & towel change
  • Catered options
  • Private chef (subject to availability)
  • Babysitting & dog sitting services
  • Airport transfers

Additional Information

There may be steps around the internal and external areas of the property. If you would like to check any specific information that may not have been covered in our property description, please call 01208 895570 to speak to one of our Property Advisors.
*Please note: additional services are subject to availability.

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Perfect Stays Ltd

10b Palmers Way, Trenant Ind Est, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6HB

Email: info@perfectstays.co.uk

Telephone: 01208 895570

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We could not have chosen anything better. The property is luxurious and comfortable in every way; the views are amazing from every window. My grandchildren loved watching the seals in the sea below the garden wall.

The Lloyd-Williams Family, Wiltshire