Buried in the hillside of the quaint fishing village of Mousehole sits a sub-tropical eco home of dreams known as Fallen Angel.
Mousehole retains a lot of its historical charm and whimsy, with its narrow, wonky architecture of the old Fisherman’s cottages and such like are barely separated by thin roads and pathways all centred around a modest sized harbour. Fallen Angel is easily missed from a distance as it sits high up and back from everything else and given its black exterior it sinks back seemingly further. From street level it is practically invisible.After a somewhat wet drive down past Penzance and in to Mousehole, we parked up by the harbour. Like many small Cornish fishing villages the roads are not well suited to driving through so we walked through the sleepy streets and up a footpath to our luxury hideout for the night. Surprisingly, we both found the novelty of not parking directly outside actually really nice, despite getting wet whilst doing so, and it added to the feeling of remoteness and detachment from everyday living.
Initially confronted by a huge and imposing gate we were further held from catching a first glimpse of the house. By the shear impressiveness of the gate, which, had been shipped all the way from Morocco and the beautiful sub-tropical garden beyond, we knew we were in for a real treat. The landscape of the garden and the way it had been planted out totally removed you from feeling like you were in Cornwall. Then came the grand unveiling of where we were about to spend the most romantic night. Just a few more steps up the old sleepers that originated from Falmouth docks, we were greeted by a property that looks like it could have been featured on TV’s Grand Designs.
As we walked into Fallen Angel still wet and a little cold from the heavens opening, it was so lovely to feel our toes getting warmed through from the underfloor heating. The vibes of house felt so welcoming with a real Moroccan theme throughout. It boasts a very impressive clean, sharp open plan living space dressed with considered worldly artwork and furniture.
The kitchen is fitted with all the modern conveniences and appliances you could possibly need within this self catering property. I love how your eyes are immediately drawn to the welcoming log burner and then out to the balcony where one can sit and ponder whilst looking out across of the rooftops of Mousehole and out past the harbour to the distant horizon.The house is fitted with a Sonos sound system allowing you to truly unwind whilst you immerse yourself in your favourite songs. Tucked into the corner of the lounge was a small cosy alcove where there is a comfy sofa and a modern flat screen TV. Should you wish to sit down and catch a movie, Fallen Angel has even gone to the effort of providing Sky Movies and Sports for you to indulge in.
Next, we explored what can only (in our opinion) be described as the best part of the house. Down the beautiful tiled staircase you walk into the most luxurious bedroom. With its king size bed, en-suite toilet and a two person walk-in rainfall shower that has its own window for you to enjoy views into the garden and beyond.Perched at the end of the bed sat the most beautiful two person free standing roll top bath placed perfectly in front of a huge panoramic window pain allowing you to stop in time and watch the world go by. The view is breath-taking, you can even see right over to St Michael’s Mount.We were provided with everything we could possibly want from gorgeous scented bubble bath right through to fresh ingredients for breakfast and the yummiest sparkling wine from Polgoon (which is just based down the road if you wanted to visit).
Should you want to go out for dinner, Mousehole holds some wonderful eateries. The Old Coastguard and The Rock Pool are a couple of our favourites.
First things first, Stu went and popped the wine and ran a bubble bath, whilst I put a playlist on and started the log burner. We were in pure relaxation mode; I can see why this is the perfect couples getaway.We just sat in the tub for ages, chatting away, whilst watching Storm Callum’s waves crashing over the small island out to sea. It was just perfect to switch off and connect with each other and the ocean. When we hopped out, we cosied up in the fluffy robes provided before heading upstairs to spend some quality time together star gazing and snuggling in front of the fire.When we went to bed we decided to leave the electric bedroom blinds up so as to wake up naturally and enjoy the sea views from our bed. The bed was so comfortable, with the weighty feather duvet and pillows your head just melts into it.
That morning, we both woke up so rejuvenated and to the force Storm Callum raging even more. However, this didn’t dishearten us, there is something so nice about sitting inside in a bed, warm and cosy watching the howling weather outside.
After trying out the two person walk-in shower and enjoying the fresh breakfast and coffee left for us to enjoy by our hosts, it was time to leave the wonderful Fallen Angel.We highly recommend this perfect getaway; whether you want to celebrate an occasion or just escape, this is the place to go. Thank you so much to Jane and Mark for inviting us to stay at your incredible property.