Salt Loft

Mousehole, Cornwall




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A traditional fisherman's cottage - beautifully refurbished with touches of luxury throughout and just a stone's throw from Mousehole's stunning seafront

2 nights from £372 Book Now

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Sea View

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Within 100m From The Beach

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Children Welcome

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Near Coast Path

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Family Friendly

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Washing Machine

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Tumble Dryer

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Winding your way down narrow, cottage-lined streets, past picture galleries and independently owned shops, down to the harbour with its sailing boats and sea views; life in Mousehole is picturesque and carefree; a dreamy holiday destination on Cornwall’s south coast.

Salt Loft is just the place you’ll want to call home when staying in this lovely seaside town; where original features compliment contemporary coast-inspired furnishing to form a space that’s as relaxing to be in as it is lovely to look at.

Set just a few metres back from the seafront, this authentic Cornish fisherman’s loft offers four guests a superb retreat away from the bustle of busy everyday life. Grade II listed, the cottage packs in original features by the bucket-load, and these combined with modern elements of a recent refurbishment create an idyllic luxury sanctuary to retreat to after days spent exploring the coast. Arranged over three floors, the first floor entrance to the property is through a stable door which opens into a whitewashed living room with stripped floor boards and original stone walls.

A sash window & seat nestles into the chunkiest of window reveals letting plenty of light in, overlooking the narrow harbour streets, while a low beamed ceiling and rustic hearth with period style stove add a warmth and cosiness to the space. The soft furnishings are understated and gorgeous with palette of neutral tones infusing a sense of calm and elegance. Downstairs on the ground floor a Shaker-style kitchen has been well thought-out in design to offer plenty of worktop space as well as make an inviting space to share conversations and mealtimes together. The cottage’s two bedrooms can be found on the top floor. Each room is the height of comfort with deep luxury mattresses fitted with high spec cool percale bed linen for the ultimate nights sleep & softest fluffy towels. The rooms have original floorboards, high pitched ceilings with exposed A frames, feature circular windows with sunken spotlights, with the master bedroom boasting sea views over the village to St Clements Isle and beyond.

Further afield and easily reached by car, lie the spectacular town and beach of Marazion in one direction, and Lamorna Cove and Pedn Vounder beaches in the other. A must-visit location on many a travel publication’s bucket list, Pedn Vounder Beach is just a twenty- minute drive away and has crystal clear turquoise water edging a crescent of fine white sand; perfect for days spent relishing the Cornish sunshine.

Adding to Mousehole’s repertoire of things to do and see in the area, the town’s pretty harbour is home to a handful of fantastic, shops, restaurants and cafes; and its terrific position on Cornwall’s south coast means that, just a short distance away are the likes of Porthcurno, The Minnack Theatre, Porthleven Harbour, St Michael’s Mount and St Ives.
  • Things to know

    Check in time: 16:00
    Check out time: 10:00
    Security Deposit: We ask our guests for a £200 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved (held as a pending transaction) and then released afterwards if there is no damage or additional cleaning. This will be held on the card on file 7 days prior to your arrival.
    Pets: No pets allowed
    Number of steps: 2 external steps and 1 flight of internal stairs
    Type of heating: Central heating
    Linen & Towels: Bed linen is provided for your stay. Each guest will be supplied with one hand towel and one bath towel for their stay. (if your holiday is longer than 10 days, please contact the Luxury Coastal team to discuss a mid-stay linen change)
    Wi-Fi: This property offers free Wi-Fi for guests, however, we cannot guarantee the speed and connectivity. Therefore, if you are planning to work during your holiday, we recommend bringing a wifi dongle.
    Coffee Machine: Nespresso Essenza Mini
    Smoking: All of our properties are non-smoking and we ask that any party member who smokes, do so off the premises.

Room Information

  • Living
    This property has a main entrance that is up a flight of stairs leading into the first floor living room. There is secondary ground floor access into the kitchen.

    Living Room
    Located on first floor
    Accessed up a flight of stairs through a stable door, the room features two large sofas and a Flat screen Smart TV that sits on a TV cabinet
    The room is also furnished with occasional tables, coat hooks and a storage bench that doubles as a window seat.
    A period style electric stove with stone hearth
  • Kitchen & Dining
    Dining Area
    Incorporated into the kitchen, this area has a table with seating for four

    Situated on the ground floor this room has direct access to the front of the property at street level.
    Modern shaker-style with solid wood worktops and a Belfast sink. A range of cooking utensils, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery is provided
    Appliances include a dishwasher, microwave, induction hob and grill, fan-assisted oven, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board and vacuum cleaner
  • Bedrooms
    Master Bedroom
    Located on second floor, this room is furnished with a double bed, mirror, side tables and reading lamps as well as a stand alone wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Sea views

    Bedroom Two
    Located on second floor this room features twin beds, a chest of drawers and table lamp
  • Bathrooms
    Bathroom One
    Located on the ground floor off the kitchen, this room has a double walk-in shower cubicle with a rain head, a wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, shaver point, cabinet, mirror

    Bathroom Two
    Located on the second floor this room has a shower cubicle with a rain head, a wash hand basin, WC, heated towel rail, shaver point, cabinet, mirror
  • Outside
  • Parking
    There is no allocated parking for this property. Guests can park in the road along The Parade which is free on a first come first service basis and is a short walk from the property.
    Mousehole has several car parks, however please note that the one closest to the property only accept coins so guests are advised to bring change with as there are no cash points nearby. If change is needed on arrival, the car park attendant at the South Harbour Car Park can offer change.
    The car parks closer to the town entrance tend to have higher charges so we suggest parking in the facility closest to the property.

    Additional parking information:

    Two Harbour Authority car parks at North or South Quay are available. For more information about North and South Quay car parks from the Harbour Authority’s website, please click here
    The Parade Car Park on the outskirts of the village is a privately owned facility so prices are subject to change however current charges (as of 2021) are £9.00 for an overnight stay. Please note that parking here is strictly monitored and even slight overstays are heavily fined. Please bear in mind that on-street parking is scarce as the village’s streets are very narrow. At very busy times when these car parks are full, the village of Paul which is located up a steep hill at the top of Mousehole Lane is an option however the walk up is strenuous.

    North Quay Car Park (0.2 miles)
    Open all year
    Overnight parking
    £1.00 for 1 hour, £2.00 for 2 hours, £5.00 for 3 - 24 hours
    No height restrictions
    70 spaces

    South Quay Car Park (0.2 miles)
    Generally unavailable in winter as it is used for storage of boats
    £1.00 for 1 hour, £2.00 for 2 hours, £5.00 for 3 - 24 hours

    The Parade Car Park (4 minute walk 0.1 miles)
    Open all year
    Overnight parking
    £9.00 per day or £1.00 per hour
    1.90m height restriction
    80 spaces

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Good Housekeeping Bond
We ask our guests for a £200 good housekeeping bond, which is pre-authorised against your card. This is in case there is any damage to the property during your stay. The money is simply reserved and then released afterwards if there is no claim. We will contact you nearer the time of your arrival to arrange this.

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Welcome to Mousehole

Before you book one of our Mousehole holiday cottages, you need to know one thing. The name of this beautiful little resort is pronounced ‘mowzul’. Now that’s cleared up, let’s begin. Arriving in this sleepy fishing village is a little bit like stepping into a fairytale. Found just three miles from Penzance, Mousehole is one of those destinations where time seems to stand still. Boats bob in the harbour, waves lap the beach and cafes serve the catch of the day. If you want to experience the Cornwall of days gone by, this is the perfect place to do it.

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Our stay was most enjoyable, however there were no scissors in the kitchen and it would have been helpful if there was a mirror in the second bedroom.

Jenny, 02 Oct 2023

Hi Jenny, thank you for your review. We will suggest to the owner that they purchase some scissors and a mirror. Best wishes, the Luxury Coastal team

Fionnuala-Luxury Coastal - 02 Oct 2023

Wonderful Mousehole stay

We adore Mousehole and this is our second stay at the Salt Loft. It suits us perfectly with 2 kids and is very central. Despite being on the road it is quiet. It is decorated tastefully and the only one downside is that the kitchen could be slightly better equipped for those who want to cook on holiday, but would absolutely recommend it and Mousehole as a place to stay and explore Cornwall

Jessica, 04 Aug 2023

Hi Jessica, thank you for your review and for being a loyal guest. We are delighted to hear about your stay, we will pass your feedback to the owner about getting some more kitchen equipment. We look forward to your return. Best Wishes, Luxury Coastal.

Fionnuala- Luxury Coastal - 04 Aug 2023


A very pretty and comfortable cottage near this charming harbour village. Not suitable for anyone with mobility issues because of the stairs but we loved it

Paul, 13 May 2023

Hi Paul, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are so pleased you loved the cottage and the village. We hope to welcome you back in the future, Best Wishes - Luxury Coastal

Dan - The Luxury Coastal team - 13 May 2023

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Second stay at the salt loft and once again very happy.. it’s in the perfect location and feels like home. We will definitely be booking again..

Doug, 26 Mar 2023

Hi Doug, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on your recent stay at Salt Loft. It is so lovely to hear you left this stay very happy and it feels like home! We do hope to welcome you to stay with us again. Best Wishes, The Luxury Coastal Team

Hope - The Luxury Coastal Team - 26 Mar 2023

Perfect stay

I stayed in the cottage with my teenage daughters during half term and we were absolutely loved the cottage and Mousehole. Everything about it, inside and out was spot on. The cottage was immaculate, very, very comfortable. Kitchen was well equipped and just had all the little touches - coffee pods, all cleaning equipment, dishwasher tabs, washing up liquid, soap in the bathrooms, loo rolls (have stayed in a few places where there's absolutely nothing) even a pint of milk and biscuits. Quality bedlinen and towels. Beds comfortable. Wonderful sea view over the rooftops from the master bedroom, amazing to watch the sunrise in the morning, whilst in bed. Bathrooms spotless. Plenty of hot water. The only point I'd make is that it's on 3 levels, kitchen and bathroom on the ground level, lounge in the middle, and bedrooms and bathroom on top floor. The stairs off the lounge to the kitchen are a little steep so I'd be mindful with little people (a stairgate would resolve this though and may well be available) or those with mobility concerns. My only small gripe would be stripping the beds is still a requirement, as in many places in Cornwall. I had no problem doing this during the pandemic but think it's time this was stopped. The location is a few steps away from the bustling harbour with a small array of independent shops and eateries, which were all open during our stay. The Ship Inn is a few steps away and where we ate every evening, the staff were welcoming and food was great too. The deli/bistro, by the harbour, is open all day and offers dine in and a takeaway service, wonderful morning croissants and lunchtime sandwiches and wine. There is no mini supermarket so bear that in mind for basics. We walked to the Co-op in Newlyn but it's along the main road, no through coastal path but lots of fresh fish and seafood available to buy. Larger supermarkets are a short drive away. Enjoyed exploring around the little lanes in Mousehole. Parked in the North car park by the harbour, plenty of spaces when we went but it can get a little congested in the narrow lanes. We did manage to find free street parking by the The Old Coastguard, which avoided negotiating the lanes. Easy to get to Lands End, Sennen Cove and St Micheal's Mount. Real little gem of a place and will return. Thank you

Bernadette, 03 Mar 2023

Hi Bernadette, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review and helpful feedback. We are so glad you loved the property and it sounds like you made full use of the area and all Mousehole has to offer. We hope to welcome you back in the future, Best Wishes - The luxury Coastal team

Dan - The Luxury Coastal team - 03 Mar 2023

Lovely short stay

We stayed in Salt Loft for 4 days over a long weekend. The property is really beautiful and had everything we needed. It was stylishly decorated, comfortable and well-positioned for a number of trips further afield. From looking at other similar properties in the village, it was also very good value. We'd love to come back again.

Ana, 27 Feb 2023

Hi Ana, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Mousehole is such a fantastic base for exploring Cornwall, and we are very happy you were able to enjoy your long weekend at Salt Loft. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Luxury Coastal

Lois - Luxury Coastal - 27 Feb 2023

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