The living room is spacious and filled with light. Decorated in muted tones, with sumptuous handmade linen sofa and chairs, a gorgeous logburner and Loewe TV. Crammed full of beautiful things.
The beds in both of the bedrooms are covered with superior siberian goosedown and ultra soft linens, so close to the water one can hear the tides lapping the shore, but it’s the view that grabs one’s attention, as far across the bay as the eye can see.
The kitchen is ultra stylish and fully equipped, with industrial coffee machine and easy to use range cooker. There’s a separate entrance to the verandah, a perfect suntrap for secret sunbathing and relaxing.
The wood panelled bathroom boasts an enviably deep bath to melt away the cares of the day. There is a powerful walk in shower, and utility room equipped with washing machine and tumble dryer.
A cobbled courtyard garden, tucked away from the madding crowd, is filled to bursting with roses and blooms, perfect for alfresco eating in the mild Cornish climate. The calm beauty of this impressive home provides a refined and luxurious seaside retreat for two couples.
Available to let by special arrangement only.
Stop Press: We’re really excited that The Hope Mousehole is going to be featured in the June 2012 issue of Livingetc magazine!
We’re on England’s edge, where the land meets the sea, which is part of the appeal; but you might be surprised at how quickly you can get here.
Pootle at your own pace by car. From the M5 at Exeter take the A30, (mostly dual carriageway) and follow right through to Penzance. Expect about 5 hours journey time from London. For more scenic routes either join the A39 Atlantic Highway in north Devon from the M5′s junction 22, or drive the coastal A38 road through Plymouth and East Cornwall.
Be aware roads may get congested during holidays so aim to travel outside of peak rush hours, and watch out for the speed cameras on the A30, near Marazanvose and Roseworthy.
From Penzance follow the coast and the signs to Newlyn and Mousehole (about 2 miles). Go straight through Newlyn and out the other side still following the coast. In about a mile you’ll see the sign for Mousehole. Go past The Old Coastguards Hotel on your left, follow the road a short distance until you see ‘Janners’ chip shop ahead of you. Turn left here and down the short hill until you see the harbour ahead of you. Turn right and follow the road past ‘The Cornishman Newsagents’ and ‘The Ship’ pub. The road winds up, then left past ‘The Cornish Range’ restaurant, and Marshall’s estate agent. Take the next turn left and head back down to the harbour and sea. You’re now in the South Quay car park, stop, and park! If you’re arriving in season you’ll meet the lovely Paul, Mousehole’s local weather oracle, who can sell you daily or weekly parking tickets and point you in our direction, a small stone’s throw away. Arriving evenings or out of season? Facing the sea turn left and walk directly along the harbour front, about 30 paces, and when you get to the third house along you’ll see a little alleyway on your left leading into a courtyard – you’re here! Up the granite steps, key safe on the right. Enjoy.
Plan your journey in detail and plot mileage and timings with the AA route planner,
Check bbc.co.uk/travelnews/cornwall for possible delays and roadworks before you set off.
You can saunter by romantic sleeper train. Catch the Night Riviera from London Paddington and wake in Penzance bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in time for an early breakfast. There are regular and high speed trains from Paddington, Bristol, Bath, the Cotswolds, Birmingham, The Midlands, South Wales and Edinburgh with First Great Western, Virgin and Cross Country Trains.
Newquay Airport is less than an hour away and runs regular and seasonal domestic and international flights. Fly from London Gatwick, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Dublin, Cork and Belfast.
Try Hertz (01637 860869) and Europcar (01637860337) amongst others- cars can be rented from Newquay airport.
Europcar in Penzance is right outside the railway and bus station 01736 360356
Mousehole is about a ten minute drive away from Penzance. There are usually a number of taxis outside Penzance station, or try
- Penzance taxi company 01736 366366
- Nippy cabs 01736 366666
- A2Btaxis 01736 369000
- Anytime Taxis 01736 888888
Daily (£3) or weekly (£15) tickets for the South Quay car park can be purchased from April to October from Paul the attendant, a stone’s throw from Hope Loft. An honesty box is in use for the rest of the year. Failing that, there is the North Quay car park, just on the left once you have entered the village, a short walk away from the property, where tickets can be bought from Roy. There is another car park just outside the village (£2 per day), or try the laybys on the coast road a short walk away for free! Be warned though, it gets busy on high days and holidays, and parking can be troublesome then.
The number of guests staying at Hope House may not exceed four adults.
We love our four legged friends but unfortunately Hope House is not large enough to accommodate them. Many apologies.
Smoking is not permitted inside the property.
Check in is from 4pm on the arrival day, until the departure day when check out is by 10:30am, unless there is a clearly stated written agreement and confirmation between the guest and property owners.
The property is available for a maximum rental of 4 weeks, the contract does not constitute a Landlord and Tenant relationship within the meaning of the Rent Acts or confer a short hold tenancy.
The period booked cannot be extended without written agreement or approval of the property owners. Any damages incurrerd for whatever nature because of an unauthorised extension will be liable by the guest.
Bookings, Deposits and Payments
AA 30% booking deposit secures your booking with the balance due eight weeks before your holiday starts. All bookings must be accompanied by the booking deposit
A £500 damage deposit is required at the time of balance payment, to be refunded within seven days after guests departure and property check.
If a booking is made less than eight weeks before the holiday’s due date, full payment including damage deposit and any extra charges must be made at the time of the booking. Bookings may be subject to cancellation by the property owners if the payment balance is not received by the due date. The property owners will not remind guests of the due date, this will be given at the time of booking confirmation.
Payments can be made by cheque (post dated cheques are not accepted), or electronic bank transfer. Cheques can only be accepted up to two weeks prior to the holiday. Bank details are available on request. The guest will be liable to pay for any charges incurred by the property owners in handling dishonoured cheques, bank transfers or any other payments.
Any cancellations must be notified in writing from the guest to the property owners. The effective date of cancellation will be the date that the written instructions are received by the property owners. The cancellation fee will be 30% before 56 days of the commencement of the let. If the cancellation is less than 56 days the fee would be the full cost of the let. In the event that the property owners are able to re-let the property for the same period at the same cost, the fee and damage deposit will be reimbursed to the guest less an administration cost. t.
The guest undertakes to keep the property, and all furniture, fixtures and fittings in the same state of repair, cleanliness and condition in which it was found. Should the owners be dissatisfied with the condition of the property on inspection upon the guests departure, they reserve the right to refuse future bookings. An additional charge may be made if extra cleaning is required. The guests will be notified within seven days of their departure of any additional cleaning costs or charges for damages, losses or repairs for which the guest is liable. In the eventuality of no damage deposit having been taken, payment shall be made by the guest within seven days on receipt of the invoice in respect of the above charges. The cost of any breakages, losses or damages must be paid to the property owners. In the eventuality of the guests losing their keys a fee of £200 is payable to cover the cost of fitting new locks and key cutting.
The owners will be allowed access at all reasonable times throughout the duration of the holiday if it is deemed necessary by the property owners for the purpose of inspection or to carry out any necessary repairs or maintenance.
The booking is made on the understanding that the property is available to the guest on the stated dates. If for any reasons beyond the property owners control (fire, storm damage, illness etc) the property is unavailable on the date booked, the owner will use his best endeavours to locate alternative accommodation but cannot guarantee that such will be located and in such an eventuality all monies will be refunded in full to the guest within seven days. The owner shall not be liable for any loss expense or inconvenience.
The guest shall not carry out any activity on the property which might cause a nuisance or annoyance to the property owners or occupiers of any adjoining property, and in particular, no instrument, CD, radio or television shall be operated on the property between the hours of midnight and 8am
In the event of any problem arrising on arrival or during the holiday, the guest should immediately bring this to the property owners attention, which will then be fully and promptly investigated.The owners regret that complaints and claims for compensation cannot be considered after the holiday has ended if the owners have not been previously informed.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that information on this website is correct and in good faith (but without liablility), no warranty or responsibility for loss or damage resulting from information given is accepted.
The property owners reserve the right to refuse bookings from parties which may in their opinion be unsuitable. In such a case the contract will be discharged.
In the case of exceptional weather conditions within the property, the property owners do not accept responsibility for any damage, loss, additional expense or inconvenience directly or indirectly caused by the failure of its plumbing, gas electrical or other facilities etc.
The property owners accept no responsibility for the guests personal belongings or vehicle. It is the guests responsibility to arrange appropriate insurance cover in respect of these items.