Tucked away in the heart of Mousehole, this oh-so-lovely little treasure is definitely one for the romantics, The Old Gallery is a simply gorgeous one bedroom cottage which has been lovingly restored from its previous life as an artist's studio, to offer an idyllic cosy love nest for two.
Step through the front door of The Old Gallery and you'll find yourself immediately immersed in the laid-back loveliness of the cute open plan living area. A soft blue sofa and a matching armchair complete with stylish cushions, ensure plenty of room to snuggle up on after a day out exploring. The kitchen is cleverly fitted into the space yet well proportioned for fantastic feasts with lovely wooden surfaces, built-in oven and ceramic hob. If you decide to buy your fish fresh off the boat from nearby Newlyn and cook it 'at home' there is a small table with chairs for dining 'a deux'. Take the steep stairs straight up into a surprisingly large bright bedroom with king-sized bed, dressed with crisp white super soft linens. The sweet little bathroom has a bath which is perfect for indulging in either morning or night; enjoy a long hot soak with a glass of fizz - sheer decadence!
Tiny streets and a pretty harbour make Mousehole one of the cutest villages in Cornwall. Step out of your door and step straight into the heart of Mousehole. The village maintains its olde worlde charm, with narrow cobbled streets, slate roofs, whitewashed cottages and brightly coloured paint-work. It's perfect for foodies with a good selection of restaurants, cafes and delis, and is of course just a hop, skip and a jump to the renowned fishing village of Newlyn.
Among all the pretty towns and villages of west Cornwall, Newlyn feels the most authentic. To this very day, it remains home to one of the biggest fishing fleets in the UK and as such gives a unique insight into a proper Cornish fishing port. You can buy fish and seafood straight from the boats, or from one of the many fishmongers dotted along the street. Many famous artists have taken inspiration from Newlyn, and art lovers should visit the Newlyn Art Gallery, enjoy a leisurely mooch around the gallery followed by a delicious Cornish cream tea in the cafe afterwards overlooking Newlyn green.
Around this area there are many wonderful walks, the coastal path to Lamorna is one of the prettiest you will find anywhere in Cornwall. There is also a good bus service from the town which can help you explore the area as well.
If you can try and take in a trip to the world-famous open-air Minack Theatre, dramatically perched on the cliffs above Porthcurno, it's well worth a visit and even more magical if you can see a production or concert whilst there, but don't forget to take a warm snuggly blanket as it can get very chilly.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV and DVD player. Electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge and washing machine
Bedroom with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, shower attachment, WC and wash-basin
Please beware of the low ceiling on the ground floor and the steep, narrow stairs to the first floor.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 175yds distant
- No smoking
- Pub 175 yds
- Full electric CH
The cosy open plan living and dining area.
The gorgeous bedroom is tastefully decorated to complement the original stone walls.
Welcome to The Old Gallery (the little blue cottage) located in the heart of magical Mousehole.
The kitchen area is supplied with all you will need for your holiday.
The Old Gallery is a traditional Cornish cottage with a stable-door.
Crack open that bottle and relax, you know you want to.
Stick the kettle on when you arrive and get into holiday mode.
The lovely little dining-area.
The kitchen is super equipped.
Snuggle down with a good book on chillier days.
Some really lovely and unique touches dotted around the cottage.
Keep the conversation flowing between the kitchen and living area.
Why not send a postcard to a special loved one.
Just imagine climbing into this gorgeous bed after a full day of exploring the local area.
The bathroom with a shower and bath perfect for a long soak.
How perfect is this bedroom? Drawers for your holiday belongings and the bathroom behind the door.
Breakfast in bed? You're on holiday after all.
Watch the world go by from this cosy window seat in the bedroom.
The lane to The Old Gallery.
Yummy treats can be found down by the harbour.
The Old Gallery is in the heart of the fishing village of Mousehole.
Lamorna Cove is the perfect stop off village on a coastal walk.
Next to Mousehole is Newlyn, the perfect place to pick up freshly caught fish for dinner.
Take a day trip to St Michael's Mount to admire the tropical gardens and walk along the causeway at low tide.
Spend the day at the beach, Porthcurno is a short drive away and positively tropical looking on a summer day.