The Old Coastguard – Mousehole, Cornwall

By Guest Writer

1 year ago

Of Charlie and Edmund Inkin’s collection (see also Felin Fach Griffin and The Gurnard’s Head) this has the best location: overlooking the sea in the enchanting fishing village of Mousehole, noted for its artists, Christmas illuminations and invention of stargazy pie. A hotel since Victorian times, the 14 attractive sea-facing bedrooms have superb beds, Roberts radios, Bramley products, auction room finds and striped curtains (the best come with knockout views from the balcony). Downstairs in the open-plan bar and dining room, you’ll tuck into superb dishes showcasing local ingredients, from Tregassow asparagus and dressed Newlyn crab to plaice and cod caught that morning – all cooked by head chef, Danny Garland. Making the most of the vista through picture windows, the sun-filled sitting area runs the length of the ground floor. Lazing there, looking through the palm trees and agapanthus, or reclining on the new sea-facing garden sun terrace, you’ll keep delaying your departure by another hour. It’s that kind of place.

Doubles from £185; from £265 including dinner

+44 (0)1736 731222;

Outside the Old Coastguard by the sea