A couple of weekends ago we had a refreshing walk around Mousehole, way down in the far South West of Cornwall.
We like to experience our lovely villages in all types of weather at different times of the year and we weren’t disappointed! The famous Christmas lights were being dismantled by a team of hard working volunteers, and most of the shops and cafes were closed and only a few die-hard holiday makers were around to enjoy the weather!
The sea was pretty choppy, not a good idea to stand on the sea wall, as the tide was high as well.
We noted on a walk around the quiet village that houses were selling even in the winter, which just goes to show the market is very buoyant in this area, as is much of Cornwall.
It’s nice to explore the tiny windy lanes without hoards of tourists!
We had a delicious snack lunch of Homity pie in a busy Hole Foods Deli overlooking the harbour which in winter is closed off by wooden baulks to help keep the waves out.
After warming up we had another wander around, exploring every nook and cranny. There is a lot of history in this quaint village. The Mousehole shop appeared in the Nationwide adverts. It was closed for the winter, but is a delight to browse through when it’s open.
We had a much welcome cup of tea and coffee in the Old Pilchard Press Tea Room, which we were delighted to find open.
We are looking forward to our next visit very soon. It’s one of our favourite Cornish villages, and we hope it will be yours too. If you need help find a property in Cornwall or Devon – we can help you – just give us a shout!