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Saltponds House

Mousehole - Cornwall

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1

A stunningly styled cottage for four right by the sea in the charming Cornish village of Mousehole

Saltponds House

Mousehole - Cornwall

A stunningly styled cottage for four right by the sea in the charming Cornish village of Mousehole

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
£1200-2500 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 7 nights

How to book...

Saltponds House is owned and managed by Gloria.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Gloria.

Message the owner  

Where we are: 

  The Highlights...

  • Soak up the calming coastal ambience from your own private sea-view terrace, equipped with dining table and deckchairs.
  • Featured in The Sunday Times 50 Coolest Cottages.
  • Look out for the local wildlife while youre at Saltponds you might spot a seal, porpoise or even a dolphin.
  • Hidden away behind the cottage, the secluded courtyard garden is the perfect place to get some peace.
  • All of West Cornwalls attractions are easily reached, including the open-air Minack Theatre and St Michaels Mount, both less than nine miles away.

  You should know...

  • There is a high-chair and cot at the cottage if needed (but please bring your own cot bedding).
  • No pets or smoking are allowed at the property.
  • Children will need to be supervised at all times due to the terraces proximity to the sea.
  • There is a minimum stay of 7 nights.

  The Detail...

Combining Scandi-inspired style with the most magnificent views of the Cornish coast, Saltponds House in Mousehole has everything you will need to enjoy your stay to the full. You will be welcomed to this charming cottage with chilled prosecco and local treats, and thats just the start.

This Grade II listed building has been carefully restored and impressively furnished, resulting in a beautiful holiday home for up to four guests. Positioned right by the seashore, it features an outdoor terrace with dining and seating areas which really make the most of the outlook you can see St Michaels Mount and nearby St Clements Isle from this prime vantage point.

Saltponds House has featured in The Sunday Times 50 Coolest Cottages, Conde Nast Travellers Digs of the Week, as well as appearing in Ideal Home Magazine, Coast Magazine and John Lewes Edition Magazine.

The accommodation covers three levels, with the kitchen on the ground floor. This is a beautifully appointed space with a Rangemaster cooker, Nespresso machine, dishwasher and granite worktops, and theres a separate utility room too. The living room covers the whole of the next floor up, and is cosy as they come check out the Scandinavian wood burner and wonderfully comfortable sofas. The elevated sea view makes it even more special.

On the second floor, you will find a reading nook and the enticing bathroom complete with bath tub and overhead shower. Also on this floor, the master bedroom with a king-size bed, vaulted ceiling and sea view, and the second double bedroom which looks out over the courtyard garden at the back of the cottage. White Company towels, luxury linens and Molton Brown toiletries are all provided.

Your entertainment is all taken care of, with TV, DVD and Netflix, superfast broadband and a Bose speaker and iPod dock. There are plenty of games and books too. The generous welcome hamper extends to Cornish granola, bread and butter, as well as coffee pods, tea bags and all the essentials its all in the details at Saltponds House.

Mousehole itself is as charming as you would expect, with a pretty harbour and a few cafs and restaurants dotted around its narrow streets. Perhaps its best-known, 2 Fore Street, is worth booking in advance if you fancy a Michelin-worthy dinner steps away from the sea.

The village has a couple of small art galleries too. For more of that, head into Penzance just three miles away where you will be spoilt for choice with the likes of The Exchange, Cornwall Contemporary and the glorious Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens awaiting you.


Essential Features
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Heating
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • No Smoking
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
  • Coffee machine
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Highchair
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
  • BBQ
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Walking distance to pub

We also provide unlimited superfast broadband, Molton Brown body wash or shower gel, chilled prosecco, Netflix, buckets and spades, binoculars and a starting pack of Cornish milk, eggs and butter, local artisan bread, granola, Nespresso pods, teabags, olive oil, herbs and spices, candles. There is also an additional outside loo with handbasin.


  • Art classes
  • Beach (sea)
  • Bird watching
  • Boat trips
  • Cycling
  • Diving
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Historical sites
  • Horse riding
  • Kite surfing
  • Markets
  • Massage
  • Museums/Galleries
  • Pub/Bar
  • Restaurants
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Spa
  • Supermarket/food shop
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (public)
  • Theme park
  • Wellbeing
  • Wildlife
  • Windsurfing
  • Wine tasting
  • Yoga
  • Zoo/Wildlife park


  On the map...

  Nearest Airport

Cornwall Airport Newquay - 1hr 15 mins

  Detailed Pricing Information...


7, 14, 21 November, £1300
27 November, 4 and 11 December £1200
21 December, £2500
28 December, £2500

2021 Dates
26 March, £1400
2 and 9 April, £1995
16 April to 21 May, £1500
28 May, £1995
4 to 25 June, £1800
2 and 9 July, £1995
16 July to 27 August, £2600
3 to 24 September, £1800
1 and 8 October, £1400
15 and 22 October, £1600
20 and 27 December, £2500



Have you stayed at Saltponds House?

Leave a review for this property   
Jane Zonko says...
"Wow where to start! This house is simply beautiful....the interior is just lovely with lots of attention to detail in all rooms making it a very comfortable, welcoming and warming house to stay in. The views are just stunning....seeing and hearing the sea so close by are very magical. The house is exceptionally equipped with everything you can think of. I could go on on....Gloria is a wonderful owner with excellent communication....we will be back! Visiting in winter allowed us to use the fabulous log burner and curl up on the comfy big sofas. Mousehole is a lovely Cornish village with a nice pub and cafes all within a couple of minutes from the house. You will not be disappointed!"
(Stayed: October 2019 )

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£1200-2500 per week
Please note that the minimum stay for this property is 7 nights

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How to book...

Saltponds House is owned and managed by Gloria.

You can ask a question or make a booking request directly with Gloria.

Message the owner  
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