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Harbourside Cottage
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Nestled in the heart of the village, Little Dorrit benefits from its location right opposite the harbour front. Our eye for detail and passion for collecting has re-instated all the aesthetic charm of 'bygone days' in this Grade II listed Cobblers Cottage. The decor is in period style with antiques and curios. A Sitting room with comfortable leather chesterfield and matching chairs. pine chests and free standing dressers display choice pieces of china and copper. Free unlimited Wi-fi is also available at the cottage The Fully equipped kitchen leads out onto a sheltered courtyard with plants and garden furniture for outdoor relaxation. Just step outside the door and you can stroll or relax on the two harbour beaches, for the more energetic, the coastal path will take you to Lamorna, or ...Nestled in the heart of the village, Little Dorrit benefits from its location right opposite the harbour front. Our eye for detail and passion for collecting has re-instated all the aesthetic charm of 'bygone days' in this Grade II listed Cobblers Cottage. The decor is in period style with antiques and curios. A Sitting room with comfortable leather chesterfield and matching chairs. pine chests and free standing dressers display choice pieces of china and copper. Free unlimited Wi-fi is also available at the cottage The Fully equipped kitchen leads out onto a sheltered courtyard with plants and garden furniture for outdoor relaxation. Just step outside the door and you can stroll or relax on the two harbour beaches, for the more energetic, the coastal path will take you to Lamorna, or a more sedate stroll into Newlyn.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Patricia H
Hosting since March 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (21)
Sherpa37018981791
Sherpa37018981791
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Disappointed with Cottage - very dark, cluttered & not a seaview (only through a gap in the bathroom window !)
Mousehole is a very picturesque fishing village. Lots a beautiful places to visit within a ten mile radius. It was a shame that Little Dorrit was so small inside, the photos made it look a lot more spacious & Light ! Also no privacy - locals walked passed the front & side windows often looking in. The Ship Inn Mousehole was closed most of the week.
Visited September 2021
Written September 23, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Catherine D
Catherine D
1 contribution
Stunning Location
Amazing picturesque location right on the harbour front. Within walking distance from everything you would need. A great base for driving to beaches.
Visited August 2020
Written August 30, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

anitaluby
anitaluby
Wonderful holiday cottage
We recently stayed at Little Dorrit - it’s a gorgeous clean and cosy cottage filled with interesting objects and very well equipped for a family holiday. It was a lovely place to come back to after a long day out. It’s right by all the local amenities (shops, restaurants & bus stop) and of course the little beach and harbour - perfect if you have young kids. Mousehole is gorgeous and a good base to get around west Cornwall. Only downsides for us (but not of major concern) were the intermittent WiFi and the mattress in main room is softer than we are used to but the beds in the second room were perfect. Thank you Patricia for your warm welcome and the goodies you left for us on arrival, they were much appreciated. We loved our stay in your cottage and hope to be back one day. (Ps my little boy counted 21 clocks in the cottage)
Visited August 2019
Written September 7, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

nigelwilson954
nigelwilson954
Cannock, United Kingdom12 contributions
Super Cottage
Wonderful location, easy access to everything in the village, carnival was on so lots of locals. Weather was super till Thursday then the storm came but it was a great place to be stranded.
Visited August 2019
Written August 11, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad293770
Nomad293770
Thank you Nigel & Kate for your very kind comments about Little Dorrit. It was a great pleasure to meet you on your arrival and you were the perfect guests. Thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy it was perfect. Kind regards Patricia
Written September 8, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Relax800216
Relax800216
1 contribution
Cluttered little cottage
Close to but certainly not overlooking the harbour, Over sized furniture and clutter in all rooms spoil what could be a charming cottage. The heating is very complicated to operate.(good job the electric stove worked) as the cottage is cold in the evenings. Mousehole itself is charming but I imagine it would be difficult to park during peak season, however it was a great base to visit the surrounding areas.
Visited June 2019
Written June 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad293770
Nomad293770
Hello Mr & Mrs Embleton Sorry to hear that the cottage was not to your taste, we offer an eclectic mix of antiques and curios together with modern appliances. We have installed the latest electric Haverland heaters in the downstairs and both bedrooms - instructions are in the book provided, we are also only a phone call away from any problems and visit to the cottage to help you. Because we are located on the Harbour Front, a couple of doors from the Ship Inn, the cottage has no vacillity for parking, but the 3 car parks in the village are always accommodating. However, I would like to thank you for leaving the cottage very clean and tidy, it was much appreciated. Kind regards Patricia & Allan
Written July 7, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Fihance
Fihance
Bristol, United Kingdom19 contributions
Character with comfort
This place has clearly been furnished with a lot of love. No bland neutrals here! However it’s modern where you need it The WiFi’s good, the beds are really comfy and the cooker and telly are modern. Great location a step from the harbour for those early morning swims and no noise that we noticed from the ship inn a few doors down. If you haven’t been before, Mousehole is Enid Blyton idyllic. Thoroughly recommend.
Visited May 2019
Written June 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Nomad293770
Nomad293770
Thank you so much for your kind comments about Little Dorrit. A lovely family, great communication on arrival and a pleasure to have you all at the cottage. Thanks again Patricia
Written June 16, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

zipster75
zipster75
22 contributions
Perfect Stay
I post very reviews on Tripadvisor. This property is well worth a review, it is in an excellent location by the harbour and only 2 doors up from the excellent Ship Inn. The cottage is well furnished in an antique style and was warm and cosy. The hospitality from the owners is second to none, we were greeted warmly by Pat on arrival and she explained all to us, she even had purchased some basic groceries for us and a complimentary bottle of Bubbles which was very much appreciated. The only slight question I had during our stay was answered promptly and resolved without issue. The property was spotlessly clean. All in all an excellent find and we would love to return another day. Thank You Pat 😊
Visited February 2019
Written February 26, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jacquiel62
jacquiel62
Sydney, Australia37 contributions
Mrs
Thanks to Pat and Alan for making such a comfortable and well appointed place for us to call home for our wonderful 20 night stay. Mousehole is a charming, character filled village with lots of great walks. We also enjoyed a little boat trip from the harbour. The whole of Cornwall was delightful and it was awesome to come back each evening and be able to really relax with a wine or two whilst making dinner in the kitchen. Nothing was too much bother for Pat and Alan who had a plumbing issue quickly sorted whilst we were out and bought summer weight quilts while we were there as the weather was so WARM. Flowers and champagne on arrival certainly started our visit the right way as did the supply of immediate essentials. Could not be happier with our stay.
Visited May 2018
Written May 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Quizzini Q
Quizzini Q
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom15 contributions
Wonderful !
We stayed here for a week , I wish it had been a month ! Beautiful cottage full of character , dressed and furnished with such care , very traditional , which we personally prefer to some ‘ikea’ decor , nothing plastic in sight ! , Mousehole feels enchanting , even if you’ve not been before , you end up feeling sad leaving , little Dorrit adds to this experience, Patricia is lovely and very welcoming , lots of lovely touches when we arrived, the effort and care is very much appreciated , and we can’t wait to re book .
Visited December 2017
Written January 21, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Blodwench
Blodwench
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom36 contributions
This cottage is a work of art
This is a beautiful cottage in a bygone style. The owner, who is very pleasant and generous, must have gone to no end of trouble with the furnishings to make it into almost a museum-piece! I mean that in a complimentary way! There are disadvantages, because it is very tiny but nonetheless, very comfortable. It does not have the minimum amount of furnishings to "get by" but it is full of antiques, old pictures, lovely curtains, and a million cushions. The modern equipment all works well - the shower, washing machine and cooker. The stairs are very steep, but despite being arthritic, I was able to get up and down them well after a few goes. I would mention though, like a previous guest, that it would help if the left-hand rail could be mounted the right way up, as it is upside down at the moment so you can't grip it. We stayed over Christmas, and we were bowled over by the beautiful decorations, and generosity in providing champagne (as opposed to Prosecco which I hate!) and Christmas crackers, as well as preserves. The bed was very comfortable too. I would say it was quite cold upstairs for the first 24 hours, but it warmed up after that. It is a lovely place to stay around Christmas. We got to join in Tom Bawcocks Eve and even got some stargazey pie! It helps to be next-door-but-one to The Ship and in the middle of it all. The price is also very reasonable - this is an owner you can trust. Note that for loading and unloading, you can usually use the tiny space outside the Ship Inn.
Visited December 2017
Written January 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Private Yard
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
  • Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighborhood
Mousehole is a picturesque fishing village on the south coast of Cornwall, between Penzance and Lands End. A hundred years ago Mousehole (pronounced Mowzel) was a bustling port, crowded with local fishing boats landing pilchards, this has declined over the years but Mousehole has retained much of its old world charm. Its narrow streets are filled with small shops. galleries and restaurants. Local cottage built with local stone huddle together around the inner edge of the harbour. Dylan Thomas described the village as the 'loveliest in England'. Just offshore from the harbour is St Clements Isle, a small cluster of rocks when an ancient hermit is said to have lived and a few hundred yards along the coast from the village is a huge cave which is believe to give rise to the strange name of the village. The surrounding area offers a wealth of things to do.
Access
Car not needed
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveThere Are Tennis Courts NearbyWatersports Nearby
Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Dorrit

Little Dorrit is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Little Dorrit has one bathroom available. See all property details.

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