This 17th-century stone house in West Cornwall is called “The Oyster Catcher.” It sits right on the water in a tiny fishing village called Mousehole (gotta love that name), and you can rent it for vacations. The rooms look like something out of a magazine, with “grown-up sophisticated seaside chic,” as the listing describes it.
The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas dubbed Mousehole “the loveliest village in England.”
The listing says you’ll enjoy “the gentle lapping of the tide on your doorstep…”
“Ethereal and enchanting, the chalky whites and muted hues lend a peaceful ambiance to this most exquisite of homes, rewriting the rule book for seaside shabby chic. With spacious vaulted ceilings, stripped wooden floors and panelled interiors, each window offers unrivalled harbour views or a delightful garden aspect.”
Just reading the descriptions of properties like this on the Unique Home Stays website is relaxing: “Two beautifully-appointed ground floor double rooms, one with en suite shower room, both boast marshmallow king-size beds which are luxuriously swathed in superior Siberian goose-down and ultra soft linens.” Ahhh…
“The wood-panelled bathroom has a deep stand alone claw foot tub with shower over–perfect for melting away your troubles in a tub-ful of bubbles.”
My favorite room is the kitchen:
The stocked pantry:
Love the Smeg fridge.
“A cobbled courtyard garden, tucked away from the madding crowd, is filled to bursting with roses and blooms, perfect for alfresco dining in the mild Cornish climate.”
“The wraparound verandah is approached by a separate entrance 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.”
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