Saltponds House is located in the historic and unspoilt village of Mousehole in West Cornwall.

The cottage is perfectly situated within easy walking distance of all the wonderful restaurants and eclectic galleries and shops that the village has to offer.

We hope you find the following information helpful – all are personal recommendations from us, restaurants we have eaten in many, many times and places we have visited and loved. Please feel free to contact us if you would benefit from further information.

Food Glorious Food

2 Fore Street Restaurant

2 Fore Street Restaurant, Fore Street, Mousehole, Penzance, UK

My favourite - just around the corner from our self catering cottage in Mousehole, is a very relaxed stylish bistro with stunning harbour views across to St Michael's Mount and beyond. There is a beautiful secluded garden and it is right in the heart of the village. The menu changes regularly always reflecting fresh local produce at its best. Their scallops are a firm favourite with us! Definitely book in advance.

Visit Website Call: 01736 731164

The Old Coastguard Hotel

The Old Coastguard Hotel, Mousehole, Penzance, UK

A super relaxed, very friendly hotel where you can chill out in palm tree filled gardens extending to the sea beyond.  There is an excellent restaurant and extensive wine list. G&T or Pink Champagne in the garden is our idea of heaven! Children and dogs (in one area) welcome. Book in advance.

Visit Website Call: 01736 731222

The Ship Inn

3 Fore St, Mousehole, Penzance TR19 6TQ, UK

A great place to have a drink with the friendly locals when you stay at our self catering cottage in Mousehole. It has the best view of the harbour and beyond, family-friendly. There is also a wonderful waitress who can discuss football with the best of them!

Visit Website Call: 01736 731234

The Rock Pool Cafe

The Rock Pool Cafe, The Parade, Mousehole, Penzance, UK

A fabulous licensed cafe with outstanding views serving lovely lunches, tea, coffee and cakes. There is also a great outdoor seating area right on the sea front. 

Visit Website Call: 01736 732645

Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar

Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, UK

A great addition to Newlyn, this popular seafood bar is a must if you have time. No bookings taken. The lovely coastal walk to Newlyn takes about half an hour, good local bus service if you prefer!

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The Tolcarne Inn

The Tolcarne Inn, Tolcarne Terrace, Newlyn, Penzance, UK

Historic maritime pub nestled next to the sea wall in Newlyn. Great emphasis on local seafood, reflecting seasonal abundance. Perfect trip out when staying at our lovely self catering cottage in Mousehole.

Visit Website Call: 01736 363074

Ben’s Cornish Kitchen

Ben's Cornish Kitchen, West End, Marazion, UK

Top quality creative food with an emphasis on seasonal, locally sourced produce. Excellent menu and wine list. Perhaps unsuitable, in our opinion, for young children. Book in advance.

Visit Website Call: 01736 719200

Hole Foods Deli

Hole Foods, North Cliff, Mousehole, Penzance, UK

A great deli offering a lovely breakfast and lunch menu. They have freshly baked sourdough to take away plus luxury goodies (do try the Cornish gin!). 

Visit Website Call: 01736 732843

Stevenson Fish, Newlyn

Stevenson Fish, Newlyn

Delicious fresh fish landed about 10 feet away! Great display and always the best fish we have found. They will also box up fish for you to take home.

Visit Website Call: 01736 362982

Trelawney Fish

Trelawney Fish, Strand, Newlyn, Penzance, UK

Excellent fish, they will also box up for you take home.

Visit Website Call: 01736 332043

Newlyn Cheese and Charcuterie

Newlyn Cheese and Charcuterie, New Road, Newlyn, Penzance, UK

A small independent cheese shop in the heart of bustling Newlyn. Specialising in Cornish and West Country cheeses. 

Visit Website Call: 01736 368714

Amazing Things To Do

Jubilee Pool, Penzance

Jubilee Pool Penzance, Battery Road, Penzance, UK

Cornwall's celebrated Art Deco lido on Penzance's Prom. A fantastic and unique swimming experience, there is also a good café - a must do.

Visit Website Call: 01736 369224

Helicopter Flights to the Isles of Scilly

Land’s End Airport, Saint Just, Penzance, UK

Helicopter Flights to the Isles of Scilly with Island Helicopters. What a brilliant day out! Flights from Lands End Airport only 20 minutes away from Saltponds House. Wonderful for a special occasion.

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St Michael´s Mount, Marazion, National Trust

Saint Michael's Mount, Marazion, UK

A great day out! Depending on the tide, you can walk across the causeway or get the St Michael's Mount boat across. Mounts Bay is renowned for St Michael’s Mount where the tower and battlements rise to a height of almost 230 feet above sea level. It is still occupied by the St Aubyn family today. A definite must visit!

Visit Website Call: 01736 710265

Trelissick Gardens, near Truro, National Trust

Trelissick Gardens, Truro, UK

A tranquil varied garden in a fabulous position, with a superb collection of tender and exotic plants.

Visit Website Call: 0344 800 1895

Trengwainton Garden, Madron, National Trust

Trengwainton Garden, Boscathnoe Lane, Madron, Penzance, UK

A beautiful and sheltered garden bursting with exotic trees and shrubs.

Visit Website Call: 01736 363148

Godolphin Estate, Helston, National Trust

National Trust - Godolphin, Godolphin Cross, Helston, UK

An ancient and atmospheric estate with a medieval garden and historic house.

Visit Website Call: 01736 763194

Trebah Garden, Mawnam Smith

Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth, UK

A sub-tropical paradise. My absolute favourite place to visit. There are wonderful gardens leading down to a private beach, definitely visit if you can!

Visit Website Call: 01326 252200

St. Ives

St Ives, Saint Ives, UK

A beautiful seaside town with wonderful shops and restaurants. Fantastic beaches and, of course, also home to the famous Tate St Ives. I would get the train from St Erth if visiting during the summer when it is extraordinarily busy!

Visit Website Call: 01736 796297

East Pool Mine, Redruth

East Pool Mine, Agar Road, Pool, Redruth, UK

Explore impressive Cornish beam engines and industrial heritage discovery centre.

Visit Website Call: 01209 315027

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno

Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, Porthcurno, Penzance, UK

Right beneath your feet, messages from all corners of the globe have been buzzing through undersea cables since 1870 making Porthcurno one of the most connected places on the planet and a hub of global communications to this very day. Explore the underground World War II wartime tunnels and experience the sights and sounds of a working telegraph station. 

Visit Website Call: 01736 810966

Mousehole Harbour Lights, Mousehole

Mousehole, UK

This is the most fantastic place to visit from mid-December until around 7th January to see the world-famous lights. Switched on daily from 5pm until 11pm, the spectacular lights are a huge draw to the picturesque village.

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Ocean High, Marazion

Ocean High Paddleboard and Kayak, Marazion, UK

Try paddle boarding, which is becoming increasingly popular, or kayaking. Equipment rental can usually be delivered to Mousehole as well.

Visit Website Call: 07801 438320

Coast 2 Coast Karting, Hayle

Coast 2 Coast Karting, Chenhalls Road, Saint Erth, Hayle, UK

Test your racing skills with laps around the track. A fun day out, just remember to book. 

Visit Website Call: 01736 754960

Coastal Path Walk, top of Raginnis Hill, Mousehole

Raginnis Hill, Mousehole, Penzance, UK

Explore the rugged, stunning Cornish coastline and all it has to offer. There are a number of walks right on the door step; visit Lamorna 2.5 miles, Porthcurno 8 miles and Land's End 13.5 miles away.

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Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

The Minack Theatre, Porthcurno, Penzance, UK

You MUST visit the Minack Theatre if you possibly can, it is one of the most amazing venues anywhere in the world. Actors love playing here, a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic Ocean. Make sure you book in advance for productions although you can also usually visit during the day to see its wonderful location if you can’t get an evening show ticket.

Visit Website Call: 01736 810181

Newlyn Filmhouse, Newlyn

Newlyn Filmhouse, The Coombe, Newlyn, Penzance, UK

A great cinema venue which is hugely popular. There is a cafe/bar on site.

Visit Website Call: 01736 332222

Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Penzance

Penlee House Gallery & Museum, Morrab Road, Penzance, UK

Many exhibitions and events are held throughout the year, please check their website for current information. 

Visit Website Call: 01736 363625

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives, Saint Ives, UK

Iconic art gallery, recently reopened following an extensive expansion programme. Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 winner.

Visit Website Call: 01736 796226

Mousehole Beach, Mousehole

Mousehole, UK

A lovely, safe and brilliant family beach. Small, but perfectly formed!

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Porthcurno Beach

Porthcurno Beach, Porthcurno, Cornwall, UK

This is a beautiful beach and one of our firm favourites. With gorgeous fine soft white sand and high cliffs on both sides providing shelter, it’s an oasis of stunning natural beauty and has won many awards. Tie in with visit to the Minack Theatre or the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum if you can.

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Sennen Beach

Sennen Beach, Sennen, Penzance, UK

The absolute go-to sandy beach for surfing, bodyboarding etc. You can hire equipment easily from the beach and there is an excellent cafe and loos all on site. 

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