• Sleeps 12
  • Stunning Sea Views
  • Wonderful location above Mousehole
  • Infinity style swimming pool
  • Big bedrooms with large windows
  • Large reception rooms
  • Beautifully presented
  • Dog-Friendly


A stunning Edwardian Villa with glorious sea views, beautifully presented large rooms, sleeping 12 people comfortably, an incredible infinity style pool with one of the best views in West Cornwall and lovely private garden.  The ideal choice for a large family, group of friends or those looking for a venue for a special occasion, walkers, surfers and dog owners.

Built in 1912 for a French sea captain who wanted to feel as close to the sea as he could, Carn Du is a spectacular house set on the hill outside Mousehole but within walking distance to the village. The principal rooms all have panoramic views of the Atlantic from Penzance, Mount’s Bay and the Lizard to the rocky coastline stretching west towards Lamorna and Land’s End.  Mousehole described by Dylan Thomas as “the loveliest village in England” is a traditional, picture postcard Cornish harbour with small sandy beach ideal for little ones at the far end. Mousehole is made up of winding streets, alleyways, old net lofts, art galleries, gift shops and several very good pubs, restaurants and cafes. There are many sandy beaches nearby, Porthcurno and Sennen to name but a few. The larger historic town of Penzance is 3 miles away with a wider range of shops, supermarkets, leisure centre, outdoor lido, pubs and critically acclaimed restaurants. The Scillonian ferry runs from Penzance to the stunning Scilly Isles.


The front door leads into a small outer hallway and into a large hallway, with the reception rooms set to the front of the house overlooking the sea.

The Drawing Room, has a bright triple-aspect with a large bay window giving outstanding panoramic ocean views across Mount’s Bay to St Michael’s Mount, the Lizard, open sea and up the coast towards Lamorna Cove. There is a Georgian fireplace for log fires whenever needed. Doors lead to the garden, conservatory and dining room.

The Conservatory, with its American oak flooring is an ideal place to sit and read a book or simply to take in the view.

The Dining Room, has a large table that can seat up to 18. Doors open on to garden and drawing room. The large bay windows offer stunning views over the approaches to Mousehole harbour, St Clement’s island, the garden and paddock.

The Kitchen, opening from dining room, has an Aga, microwave, dishwasher, large American style  fridge / freezer, large pantry cupboard.  It is well equipped with plenty of crockery, glasses and cutlery and plenty of kitchen cupboards for storage.  All the reception rooms have wonderful large windows and all open into each other creating a fabulous sense of space and light.

The Utility Room, at the back of the kitchen houses the washing machine and tumble dryer with an additional six hob Rangemaster cooker.  The Utility room opens onto the garden, outside WC and pool area.

First Floor

A light airy landing, typical of a house of this period, leads to five large bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Bedroom 1, at the front of the house, looking over the sea with a doubled-ended Victorian enamelled bath beneath the bay window. Doors lead onto the balcony high above the sea. The luxurious Emperor size Hypnos bed can be unzipped to provide two single beds if requested, large wardrobe and dressing table. In addition to the freestanding bath in the bay there is also an en-suite W.C. and basin.

Bedroom 2, also at the front with similar views, bay window and a door leading to the balcony. An Emperor sized Hypnos bed, which can be split to form two singles if required, large wardrobe and chest of drawers.  The en-suite bathroom has a large bath, basin and WC with slate tiled walls and solid American oak waxed flooring.

Bedroom 3, another large bedroom with views towards Lamorna, with superking bed which can be split to twin beds if requested, chest of drawers and hooks for hanging.  With en-suite slate tiled wet room style shower, W.C. and wash basin.

Bedroom 4, has views over the paddock, pool and the sea towards Penzance. Another room with comfortable superking bed which can be split to twins if requested. Chest of drawers, hooks for hanging and a wash basin.

Bedroom 5, has built in yacht cabin style 6’4” bunk beds with individual lighting. The views are over the field towards Penzance across Mount’s Bay.

The Family Bathroom, contains a vast, deep antique crackle-glazed bath, wash basin and WC, with views over the paddocks behind the house.


The house has a self-contained attached annex with a separate entrance which can be rented with the house (but not individually). It has a sea view to the side, and includes a galley style kitchen, shower room, WC and basin and bedroom / sitting room with superking bed, small sofa, TV and DVD player.  The entrance is located to the left of the house. The annex sleeps 2 people, please add £280 to the published prices if you wish to rent the annex with the house.


Outside is a large garden to 3 sides of the house, mostly laid to lawn with well stocked flower beds, different levels and a heated infinity pool (7m x 4m) open from April until mid-September. Guests are requested to bring pool and beach towels.  The pool is solely for the use of House guests, if the Cottage is rented separately guests from the Cottage may not use the pool.

The driveway provides parking for 2 -3 cars but guests must be respectful of the Cottage guests if the cottage has been rented separately.  Carn Du Cottage is located on the driveway up to the house. It is totally separate, both properties retain a good deal of privacy.


Parking for 2-3 cars. Private swimming pool, barbeque. Shops, Pub & restaurants located in Mousehole approx. 0.5 miles away. Welcome basket on arrival. Pets welcome by prior agreement. Separate self-contained Annex sleeping 2 can be rented by prior agreement (add £280 to the published prices). Carn Du House is a non-smoking property. Arrival/Departure: Saturday

Carn Du House and Cottage can be rented together, please contact us for prices.

Facilities and Services

Inclusive electricity, Central heating (winter only), WiFi broadband. The house is fully cleaned before your arrival and all bed linen, towels (selection of pool towels available but beach towels not provided) and the final laundry are included in the price. Initial basket of logs provided in the winter.


Garden furniture and barbecue. Shop, Pub and small beach in Mousehole 0.5miles. Pets welcome by prior arrangement. Carn Du House is a non-smoking property. Arrival/Departure Saturday


Please contact me for Availability and Pricing

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Mousehole, Penzance TR19 6SS, UK

Short Breaks

Short breaks available contact us for more information and rates




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