The Old Pilchard Press

Mousehole, West Cornwall

  • 4 Star Gold
  • A beautiful romantic bolthole in Mousehole designed for two guests who are welcome to bring up to two dogs to this pet friendly Cornish retreat in the heart of this traditional fishing village.

You can book this property from:

  • £557 per week
  • £80 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Range/Aga
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor WC

Important - please note

House Rules

  • No more than 2 pets
  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Stylish touches sweep through this ancient cottage respectful of its heritage while adding contemporary edges and seaside vibes to create a coastal Cornwall retreat for two. Your new favourite Cornish bolthole has landed.

Mousehole magic

Cute cottages sprawl across the picturesque and quintessential fishing village of Mousehole. Yet only a few promise wondrous havens behind their front doors. The Old Pilchard Press does just that. Shaking off its proud fishing past to revel in the comforts of modern style and flair, you’ll find only treat after treat after treat over its threshold today.

Close its stable style door behind you and ensconce yourselves - just the two of you - in its crisp white walls, comfy sofa, sumptuous sleigh bed, sinful slipper bath and exquisitely simple yet thoughtfully placed finishing touches.

Walk on into your kitchen. Centred around a range style oven, you can envisage the action here. Fresh fish or a lobster just off the boat prepared here by your own fair hands while a crisp, cool Cornish wine is sipped through the preparations. Savour your feast from the corner dining table or out in your decked courtyard around your bistro-style table with chairs. Sometimes it’s the simple things that create the best of memories.

No age-old cottage would be complete without its fabulous quirks and we adore the clever creation of space with the sitting room enjoying its first-floor position. Up the stairs, you’ll find a spacious living room with views - and a doorway - back down into your almost private alleyway in the heart of town. Reminded of your proximity to the sea, a stunning driftwood mirror adorns the wall above a wood burner begging to be lit. A stunning tripod lamp pours into the room as the sun sets and you settle down for a movie in your fully reclining sofa.

When tiredness calls, the mahogany sleigh bed and its king-size mattress draped with The White Company linen effortlessly calls you to relax a little more into a deep sleep. Awake to the sound of the sea, just a short wander away, to the bustle of fishing village life, to the squawk of a seagull calling you to enjoy the day.

You’re just a brief wander to the pub should dinner out appeal more. Where better to taste test Cornish gin, wine or brewing excellence. And from your pet-friendly Mousehole cottage explore this stunning village and the footpaths that lead from it and gaze back towards it. We think you and the dogs will love it here, time after time.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

The bedroom on the first floor provides hanging space and storage, over-bed wall lights and a single bedside table. The corner chair provides a cheeky glance over your location. The bathroom is on the ground floor with fabulous roll-top slipper bath and separate shower.


A really excellent little cottage, perfect for 2, in a lovely peaceful spot just 30 seconds walk from the Quay. Beautifully fitted out, great furnishings, especially that settee!

Mr Stephen H,

The whole property has been so well thought out with equipment etc, that the guest is wanting for nothing! Would highly recommend this property for its location just tucked away from the harbour. Delightful and charming in every way.

Mrs Jennifer H,

It’s beautiful, we loved it!

Mrs Samantha S,

The cottage was a lovely little thing indeed. We had a fantastic time and given that this is a dog friendly cottage we was extremely impressed with the level of cleanliness as well as the fixtures and fittings. We would not think twice about booking this or other cottages in the near future.

Mike P,

What a beautiful cottage in such a picturesque village. We have totally fallen in love with Mousehole. This cottage is a hidden gem and we have had a fabulous week here which got off to a great start thanks to the lovely little welcome gift. We are sad to be leaving but thank you for amazing hospitality and a super comfy bed!

Previous Customer,

We love Mousehole and try to visit at least once a year. This is our first visit to The Old Pilchard Press and hopefully not our last. An excellent property for two in a quiet but central location. High standard of furnishing, fixtures and linen. Kitchen was very well equipped with just about everything you could want. One of the best we have stayed in so far.

Mrs T,

Wonderful cottage! We've had an amazing time here and seen some lovely places too, Minack, St Ives etc. Thank you - we hope to come back!

Dave, Sam, T,