Mousehole (pronounced “Mowzel”) is a tiny fishing village in West Cornwall, 3 miles west of Penzance.
Dylan Thomas described Mousehole as ’ the loveliest village in England’, a title that remains true to the present day.
It is is one of Cornwall’s most picturesque hamlets; a stunning collection of yellow-lichened houses, built from the local finely grained Lamorna granite, huddled together around the inner edge of the harbour – protected from the force of the sea coming across Mounts Bay by two sturdy breakwaters. The village developed around its harbour appearing in the record books as an important fishing port from as early as 1266.
Mousehole lies within the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Almost a third of Cornwall has AONB designation, with the same status and protection as a National Park.