The Old Pilchard Works

Penzance, Cornwall
Bed & Breakfast

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


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • 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 £80
1 Double
From £85
1 Twin/double
From £80


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

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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.