This beautifully renovated fisherman’s cottage occupies an unrivalled central position on a private mews, in the sought-after Cornish village of Mousehole. With far-reaching sea views from each of the three storeys, the house also has a pretty landscaped garden and terrace overlooking the water’s edge. Renovated with acute attention to detail and the addition of sensitive modern interventions, the cottage also draws a significant holiday let income and will be sold as a going concern.
A private, gated terrace leads up to the entrance at the front of the house, where a stable door opens into the primary living space. The subject of an extensive renovation and restoration in recent years, the interior has been sensitively modernised to create an exceptionally light space, with a calm and quiet aesthetic throughout.
The ground floor living and dining area is arranged in a predominantly open-plan layout, with whitewashed walls and charcoal slate and underfloor heating underfoot. A large log-burning stove is positioned centrally, and front-facing windows frame the magnificent sea views. The contemporary kitchen lies at the far end of the ground floor plan, well-equipped with modern appliances and a butler sink set neatly into bespoke joinery and underfloor heating here also.
A timber staircase leads up to the first floor, where the main bedroom can be found. A tranquil sleeping area is positioned at the front of the plan, where it enjoys breath-taking sea views, while an original stone fireplace occupies the centre of the room. Hand-crafted cabinetry and deep-set shelving offer a good provision of storage space. On the opposite side of the level is a beautifully finished en suite bathroom with vintage fixtures and fittings, decorative tiling and underfloor heating. A cleverly conceived glass floor panel on the landing provides a visual connection to the lower levels and large skylights allow light to flood through.
The well-proportioned second bedroom occupies the upper floor of the house; a flexible space which would also befit a wonderfully quiet writing room or studio. There are pitched ceilings and exposed stone walls, which speak to the architectural character of the cottage, and original pine floorboards run throughout. The views from this floor are also spectacular and are framed by bespoke timber shutters.
The private garden is positioned at the front of the house. An original stone wall provides a natural boundary, while the internal borders are beautifully planted with lavender and hardy perennials. The stone terrace is the perfect spot for alfresco dining and enjoys exceptional views across the crystal clear water and Mount’s Bay.
Saltponds is ideally positioned for the independent shops, cafes and restaurants of central Mousehole, which are just a few minutes’ walk from the house, as well as the pretty village bay and beachfront. Mousehole offers excellent access to the west Cornwall coastline and the popular destinations of Porthcurno, Sennen and Land’s End. The picturesque fishing village of Newlyn is a short drive away; an area that has long been associated with artists who have been attracted by the light, the sea and the historic architecture. The ‘Newlyn School’ is among the best known of the artist groups.
Saltponds is around 3.5 miles (a 15 to 20-minute drive) from Penzance, a larger town with a wide variety of services including a train station that runs direct services to London Paddington.
|Property Type||%||Avg. current value||Avg. # beds||Avg. # bathrooms|
|End terrace house||12.7%||£299,056||2.6||1.1|
|Property Type||1 Bed||2 Beds||3 Beds||4 Beds||5 Beds|
|Houses||£212,980 (5)||£259,661 (36)||£350,886 (59)||£435,517 (15)||£375,000 (2)|
|Flats||£174,500 (5)||-||£397,492 (6)||£225,000 (1)||-|
|All||£193,740 (10)||£259,661 (36)||£358,821 (66)||£422,359 (16)||£375,000 (2)|