The Old Pilchard Works

Mousehole, Penzance, Cornwall
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1736 732699

Your own mini apartment in the heart of lively Mousehole – cafes on the doorstep. Take both rooms if you come with friends or family


2 rooms


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

Hidden down the side of Tracey’s house are two little flats each with their own door. One has stairs to an airy bedroom and a glimpse of the sea. Find a calm, sleek feel with modern white furniture, cool linen, snug wool blankets; zinc coat hooks, bright cushions, clever lighting add interest. Tracey leaves you a niftily upcycled 7UP box stuffed with homemade granola, croissants, pain au chocolat, homemade compote and yogurt, fruit, organic oatmeal porridge, agave syrup… Eat outside on the shared suntrap terrace – or in bed if you fancy. Stroll along the harbour, book a boat trip; St Ives and atmospheric Minack Theatre are nearby.


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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
Check out
10am, 10.30am on Sunday
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Nearby car park £3 for 24 hours.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Pubs/restaurants 2-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £90
1 Double
From £100
1 Twin/double
From £90



We had the most wonderful stay here. Tracey is absolutely lovely and went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect, even walking us to the harbour carpark upon arrival to make sure we found a space. The apartment was spotlessly clean, with fresh flowers and biscuits in the jar each day, a comfy bed and a fab shower. We had breakfast in the beautiful garden each morning and it was the perfect start to the day - a great selection from boiled eggs & toast to croissants, porridge, yoghurt & fruit etc. We'll be recommending Tracey's B&B to everyone we know :)

Samantha, Bristol

This wonderful bed and breakfast retreat is a favourite. Very comfortable, immaculately maintained with lovely linens and towels. Tracey, our host is so welcoming and each morning serves a delicious, sizable breakfast of lovely fruit, homemade cereals and croissants perfect for a day of walking and exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall. Nothing is too much trouble and Tracey is so helpful in recommending areas of interest as well as lovely local fish restaurants and cafes in the area. We had such a lovely relaxing stay in February 2019 that we stayed again in September 2019!

Julia, Marlborough

The only smell at The Old Pilchard Works is the sweet smell of zesty lime from the local hand made shower gel, generously available in the large and luxurious bathroom at this delightful 2 room b&b. Tucked away in the historic streets and close to the quay and coastal path, Tracey runs her b&b with attention to every detail. Breakfast is a real treat. Choose from an array of homemade goodies the night before and it is delivered, beautifully and ingeniously boxed up to either your room or the sunny terraced garden. Lovely restaurants nearby major on excellent fresh fish. We loved our stay.

Angela, Oakham

Tracey was an incredibly hospitable host, and the place was beautiful and spacious. The included breakfast was delicious as well, strongly recommend Pilchard Works to anyone visiting Cornwall

Anna, London

Tracey was a fantastic hostess. The accommodation was immaculate and finished to an incredibly high standard. Each delicious breakfast was hand prepared with selection of homemade and local ingredients; gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives were available as well. I would highly recommend staying at the The Old Pilchard Works. I would happily stay here again in the future.


On arrival we had a lovely warm welcome by Tracey. The rooms were spotless, best continental breakfast ever, so much attention to detail, nothing was too much trouble. Couldn’t fault anything about our stay from start to finish. We would definitely stay here again, and would highly recommend it to others.

Joan & Phil

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tracey Wearne

  • Mousehole is one of the most captivating villages in Cornwall, Dylan Thomas once called it the prettiest village in England. At its centre lies the harbour and beach, overlooked by a collection of houses and narrow streets.
  • Restaurants, cafes, deli, galleries, shops and cosy village pub, are all just a few metres from The Old Pilchard Works. What better way than to spend your days getting lost among the narrow streets, enjoying stunning sea views or perhaps even a boat trip
  • From Mousehole explore the dramatic south west coast path and search out the stunning beaches such as Porthcurno and Sennen.
  • Go and visit or watch a performance at the unique Minnack Theatre with the Atlantic ocean as a back drop, just 20 minutes drive away.
  • Explore iron age settlements at Chysauster and Carn Euny or ancient standing stones such as the Merry Maidens.
  • Just a few miles across the bay is St Michaels Mount, a medieval hilltop castle surrounded by subtropical gardens and a quaint harbour village. This can be reached on foot across the causeway at low tide or by ferry at high tide.