Janie's Cottage

Mousehole, Cornwall
07833 512201

Eclectic interiors and vintage charm tucked into a quiet corner of Mousehole – beach, restaurants and coastal walks a stroll away


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Set back from the harbour above a gallery, this cosy granite cottage has been renovated beautifully and sits alongside others with its back to the village.

It’s a compact and sociable space – a sitting area one end with all the mod cons hidden away, and a convivial kitchen-diner where you can settle around the big wooden table to chat while others cook. Families will be quite happy here: you’ll find basics for cooking and books and toys for children.

There’s no garden but the outside steps are a lovely spot for sitting with a morning coffee before a day of exploring. Stick to Mousehole for crabbing and cake shops, strike out along the South West Coastal Path for as long as your legs will carry you. The Minack Theatre’s a 25-minute drive, St Ives and Penzance a touch closer.

Janie's Cottage - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • Being two minutes’ walk from the centre of Mousehole
  • Access to the coastal path and plenty of beaches
  • The sociable kitchen and living room
Janie's Cottage - Gallery

You should know

  • No parking. You can drop off your stuff then head for the public car park
  • The bedrooms share a bathroom which is down a small flight of steps


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £115
Weekly price
from £800
Damage deposit
1 Cottage for 5
From £1154 beds3 bedrooms


We had a lovely stay in Janie's cottage. It is such a wonderful place perfectly positioned within Mousehole. Sarah is a fantastic host, her recommendations for places to eat and visit were exactly what we wanted as a family. We would love to come back again.

Lisa, Bristol

Just back home from a week at Janie's Cottage. It is such a lovely place - ticked all the boxes. Creative interior - vintage feel, pictures, interesting objects; warm and cosy with log burner, lots of radiators and underfloor heating in the bathroom; and a kitchen stocked with everything you could possibly need. A few minutes walk from the harbour with a lively bustle of activity. Highly recommend.

Penelope, Uley

Absolutely loved the cottage! Feels like a home away from home. So well equipped and very peaceful. Would thoroughly recommend. Enjoyed it so much, we are booked in again for later this year.

Clive, Flackwell Heath

A wonderful home in a prime location within easy walking distance to all amenities within Mousehole. I would stay here again in a heartbeat.

Anthony, London

A beautiful characterful cottage in a stunning location - just a short walk to the waterfront and restaurants. The cottage is well equipped with a homely feel and with great artwork on the walls. Would definitely recommend.

Lisa, London

We thought Janie's Cottage was outstanding. We really enjoyed our stay - the house is beautiful, atmospheric and well equipped while Mousehole and the surrounding area are a wild and magical part of England. The owner was very thoughtful and responsive to a question we had and, unlike some rental properties, Janie's Cottage had the feel of much loved family home.

Tom, London

We had a fantastic stay in this beautiful cottage. It’s fantastically well equipped with stylish vintage touches. Really well located for getting out with a teenager - kayaking, paddle boarding and wild beaches a short hop away. Beautiful walks direct from the cottage up onto the headland... my daughter loved spotting seals on the rocks. (Boat trips to watch for Dolphin and Basking sharks were also close by in Penzance.) The owners were incredibly helpful when we had queries and we will definitely be going back.

Tracey, London

Janie’s Cottage is a beautiful place to stay right in the heart of Mousehole. It is only a minute or so to the harbour and nestled right in a little secluded courtyard. The owners were really wonderful and helped make our stay comfortable with extra advice about what to do with a toddler in Cornwall during the bigger storm of the year! We loved the retro furnishings and the care and attention paid to the house- especially the books on local foraging. We’ll definitely be back.

Nicola, Evesham

What a lovely place. Janie’s cottage and Mousehole. Super comfortable house, very cosy, and tucked away in just the right place to enjoy Mousehole. The hosts Sarah and Mark were really helpful and friendly. Helped us choose the best pubs & restaurants, organise an early morning fishing trip and also a foraging trip which involved trying different types of seaweed - surprisingly nice. Me, my husband and our teenage son really enjoyed the visit and would love to visit again in the Summer. If there are so many things to do there in the Winter there must be even more to do in the warmer months.

Jo and Dominic, London

Janie's cottage is a beautiful example of a traditional granite fisherman's cottage. Tucked away in the heart of Mousehole it is a hidden gem with really eclectic and stylish decor. Light, airy but cosy, it is the perfect place to spend a holiday with family.

Naomi, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

Down a narrow lane and just a pebble's throw from the colourful boats bobbing in Mousehole’s charming harbour. Great restaurants are within a short stagger; 2 Fore Street is just around the corner and has views that sweep across the harbour, while the Rockpool cafe does proper Cornish cream teas and has sea views to St Clement's Isle. Aside from Mousehole’s safe, sandy beach, there are several swathes of sand to explore, plus cliff walking.

Local points of interest from Sarah Dargan

  • The cottage was once the home of Janie Pender and lies in the pretty back-lanes at the heart of Mousehole village. It sits above the Tyler Gallery, one of the many art galleries in the village.
  • Once a busy fishing port, Mousehole harbour is protected from the wind and waves by ancient granite harbour walls with their own historic Pilgrim's Steps.
  • The area is popular with walkers - follow Raginnis HIll up towards the beautiful South West coastal path to Lamorna cove