Recently listed as number one in the Sunday Times’ round up of “50 Best Self-catering Cottages”, this beautiful Grade II listed 17th century former net loft has got to be the absolute perfect getaway. Located in the quaint harbour town of Mousehole, West Cornwall and notably, “the prettiest village in England” according to writer Dylan Thomas, we love the calming interior design which is rustic chic at its finest.
The Oyster Catcher has one of the most coveted positions in the village and has unrivalled harbour views. (If Mousehole harbour rings a bell, it may be because of The Mousehole Cat, a story based on the legend of Tom Bawcock. This wonderful children’s book dates back to the 16th century.)
The luxury self-catering holiday home has beautifully appointed interiors with a calming colour palette, blend of textures and clever use of space, which, combined with the laps of the tide on your doorstop, makes a most relaxing escape.
“Luxury must be comfortable otherwise it is not luxury” perfectly sums up the feel of this seaside holiday home. It has such a peaceful and calming design you couldn’t help but switch off.
The Oyster Catcher sleeps four and has two beautifully-appointed ground floor double rooms (one with en suite shower room), both of which boast marshmallow king-size beds which are luxuriously swathed in superior Siberian goose-down and ultra soft linens. The wood-panelled bathroom has a deep stand-alone claw foot tub with hand-held shower, perfect for melting away your troubles in a tub full of bubbles. The utility room has a walk-in shower perfect for washing sandy toes after a day at the beach.
The kitchen really captures the true spirit of rustic chic. The antique dining table has a lovely bench with linen sack cushions – a great spot for a low-key simple supper and a few glasses of red wine after a day out surfing.
We love the cobbled courtyard garden, a tranquil haven of peace and filled to bursting with roses and blooms. It is the perfect spot for alfresco dining in the mild Cornish climate. The wraparound veranda is approached by the kitchen and is chock-full of leafy foliage ensuring guests have a private spot to daydream and to breath in the fresh salty air – a welcoming tonic for weary souls.
As you can imagine, the Oyster Catcher does get booked up in advance but the second week in August is still available – click here for more details.