Mousehole, Cornwall

At the beginning of May Roy and I headed off to Cornwall for a short break. If we don’t get a chance to get away abroad, this short trip down to Cornwall is enough to make us feel as if we have been away. We’d been to Mousehole before (for our first wedding anniversary) but we absolutely loved it so we decided to go back. This time we rented an adorable cottage through Unique Home Stays and it was worth every penny.

This tiny fisherman’s cottage is in the heart of Mousehole and has been refurbished to an impeccable standard. It has such a tranquil seaside feel without being too cliche. The moment we arrived I forbid my husband to bring in any of our luggage until I had taken a few images. It really feel like it had been staged for a magazine shoot.

We loved being right in the harbour and pulling up the blinds first thing in the morning to watch the fisherman boats go in and out of the harbour.

 The one bedroom cottage had everything you could possibly need for a short stay, and Unique Home Stays had left thoughtful essentials to get the weekend started such as a hamper full of local treats, milk, bread and of course, prosecco. This hamper proved very useful for when we headed to the beach for the day. 

Mousehole is a very small seaside village, and because we had been there before we had tried many of the restaurants on our previous trip, so we made sure we booked tables at a few of our favourites. I would always recommend booking well in advance as spaces do fill up quite quickly. 

We didn’t want to fill up our weekend by planning every second that we were there, this just seems to make time go so much faster and I was desperate to slow it down as much as possible. Our first day there was rather miserable, heavy rain and strong winds were forecast but we didn’t let this get in our way. We decided to go for a nice long walk along the coastline towards Lamorna. Thankfully there was a delightfully little cafe at the end that served a delicious vegan cake and coffee which was all welcome and consumed with grateful hearts. 

The following day turned out to be an absolutely exceptional day! We knew we wanted to head straight to the beach to make the most of the beautiful weather. We’d been to the beach that we fell in love with on a previous trip to Cornwall so we headed there. It’s quiet secluded beach as the only way you can get to it is by a long coastal walk or up and down quite a steep pathway. A bit of a pain if you just want a quick dip but perfect if you’re well prepared with a picnic basket, towels and umbrella. There’s also absolutely no signal on this beach so great if you’re wanting a digital detox for a couple of hours. Don’t forget to take a good book. 

Cornwall is always a bit drive for a long weekend but it is always worth it. Mousehole especially which is small, quaint and has everything you’d want from a seaside village. No matter the weather, there’s always lots to do. Take a camera, swimsuit, and a good book!

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