The Old Coastguard

In an old fishing village, a ‘friendly’ welcome and the ‘young, very buzzy atmosphere’ attract visitors to this personable Victorian hotel overlooking the sea. More

Contact details

The Old Coastguard
The Parade
Mousehole
Cornwall
TR19 6PR
England
01736 731222

Hotel information

Bedrooms

14.

Open

all year except 24/25 Dec.

Facilities

bar, sun terrace, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, sea-facing garden with path to beach, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

Radio 4 at breakfast, selected music at other mealtimes.

Children

all ages welcomed; under-5s stay free.

Dogs

welcomed (treats, towels, dog bowls), not allowed in dining room.

Credit cards

MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2017] per room B&B £140–£225, D,B&B £192.50–£277.50. Set dinner £18.50–£23.50, à la carte £23.50.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In an old fishing village, a ‘friendly’ welcome and the ‘young, buzzy atmosphere’ attract visitors to this personable Victorian hotel overlooking the sea. ‘It’s a well-run spot with no flashy bits, just the things you need: good people, good rooms, a great vibe (ideal for single travellers, like me),’ said a returning guest in 2016. ‘Elegant and relaxed’, the hotel is owned by brothers Charles and Edmund Inkin, whose other properties – The Gurnard’s Head, Zennor, and The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach (see entries) – have also won much praise. Pick from ‘fantastic’, seaside-simple bedrooms overlooking the water; all rooms have books, Cornish art, a Roberts radio, all-natural bath products, ‘proper’ coffee and local tea. ‘We loved gazing out to sea as we sipped our morning coffee.’ Come dinnertime, devour Matt Smith’s bistro-style dishes, including appetising veggie options and ‘the most delicious crab starter’. A handy stop-over for travellers to or from the Isles of Scilly. ‘We had an early start to catch the Scillonian; the staff helpfully set out an excellent continental breakfast.’ (Barbara Watkinson, Michael Eldridge, Ellin Osmond)

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The Old Coastguard
The Parade
Mousehole
Cornwall
TR19 6PR

Guest comments

'We had a fantastic time at this elegant but relaxed small hotel with wonderful food. We enjoyed the 'Winter Taster which included dinner, bed and breakfast. We loved gazing out to sea as we sipped our morning coffee. Two of our friends stayed at the same time, and we played bridge in the bar every evening after dinner. The young staff couldn't have been more helpful and pleasant. ' - Ellin Osmond - February, 2016
'We had an excellent room on our first night. Room 15 had views, good seating and an enormous bathroom. Room 6 had no view to speak of and a very small bathroom. We had the most delicious crab starter I have ever tasted in their restaurant. It had a very buzzy, young atmosphere. The staff were extremely helpful. Excellent continental breakfast> ' - Barbara Watkinson - June, 2015
'A warm welcome on arrival. Great room with fantastic sea view. All staff friendly with excellent service. Great atmosphere in bar, lounge and dining areas. ' - Michael Eldridge - January, 2015
'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. All staff were welcoming, and the atmosphere was very relaxed. Breakfast hit all the buttons. Fresh orange juice, linen napkins, butter pats so none of the usual debris. Our room had the rather wacky feature of a bath by the window. Lying in the bath while watching the sun rise over the sea was a special treat for a February wedding anniversary. ' - Kay Birchley - February, 2013

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