View towards the properties
Open plan lounge area
Open plan living space
Kitchen area
Open plan living space
Double bedroom
Ensuite family room
Twin bedroom
Mousehole, approximately 15 minutes’ drive from the property
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2 / 10  Open plan lounge area
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9 / 10  Mousehole, approximately 15 minutes’ drive from the property
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Forbes Retreat

Mousehole (2.5mls SW), Cornwall
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Reverse-level accommodation in spacious barn conversion
  • One of two properties on site sharing large lawn and play area
  • Stunning countryside views and beyond to Lamorna Cove
  • Close to South West Coast Path for fantastic walks
  • Quaint harbour village of Mousehole just a short drive
  • Selection of shops and facilities just along at Penzance
Property code: ROMRE

A superb barn conversion with reverse-level accommodation to take full advantage of the spectacular panoramic views across both coast and countryside that surround the property

Forbes Retreat is set in a secluded haven enjoying panoramic views of coast and countryside. Perfect for families, the large barn conversion is one of two properties which have access to a lawn and impressive play area with climbing frame, swings and slide. Take the family on an adventure walk directly from the property down the private track to the rocky shore at Lamorna Cove. Be amazed at the story behind the famous Minack Theatre at Porthcurno (6 miles); definitely worth visiting, whether or not there's a performance to see.

Back at the barn, the open-plan space means you can spend time together whilst cooking and relaxing or enjoy the separate zones which have been cleverly created. Cosy up on the sofa or sit out on the raised seating area and look out to Mount's Bay and the Lizard Peninsula. After exploring the southern tip of Cornwall, you'll be glad to sink into the space and comfort of the well-appointed bedrooms downstairs.

Experience the sights and sounds of the fishing hub of Newlyn which is 4.5 miles east of the property. The smaller harbour at Mousehole (4 miles) and the quaint village which surrounds the water is the stuff of picture postcards. For a more dramatic view, Land's End (8 miles) will have you feeling the full force of the Atlantic Ocean as it meets England's most westerly point.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 family room with a king-size and a single, 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower and WC, 1 en-suite bathroom with shower and WC, 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave
  • Climbing frame for children on shared lawn
  • Electric and central heating included
  • 2 private parking spaces
  • Wi-Fi available 
  • TV in lounge and family suite, Bluetooth speakers
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome by arrangement
  •  Beach and pub within walking distance, shop 3 miles
  • Complex of properties

This property is personally managed by Joseph.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mary 31st August 2019

We had a wonderful holiday at the Forbes Retreat. It is a spacious and well equipped barn conversion. The living area is upstairs, with access onto a balcony looking across to the sea; breakfast on the balcony was a great way to start the day. It was a good base from which to go walking and cycling, watch a play at the fabulous Minack theatre and eRead morenjoy the spectacular Cornish coast. We really enjoyed our holiday. Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 17th August 2019

The property had a fantastic balcony where we ate breakfast each morning in the sun. Easy access to garden/play area. Super sea view and short walk to pub and cove. A great space for the whole family to enjoy together.

Reviewed by Suhan 6th July 2019

Very spacious place. Very peaceful with views of the sea. Located in the South West of Cornwall, it is great if you want to explore that region. Wifi worked well. Owner was friendly. There are 4 apartments and a B&B there, so you will be sharing the outdoor space with others. It is dog friendly.

Reviewed by Alice 15th June 2019

Good location, property up a long private drive well away from any disturbance. Bedrooms on the bottom floor was a great feature although squeaking floorboards could be an issue for light sleepers. Overall great property, great location would stay again!!

Reviewed by Graeme 25th May 2019

A wonderfully located and comfortable three bed holiday cottage. The bedrooms were spacious and nice, the kitchen was well-equipped. The Freeview TV was great and the wifi signal was good. The cottage was a perfect home away from home. Located only fifteen minutes from Penzance, thirty minutes from St Ives, and ten minutes from the Minack Theatre, Read morethis holiday cottage is great for six guests. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 11th May 2019

Welcoming cream scones and equally welcoming and pleasant owners. Upstairs lounge /dining/kitchen area is huge with sea views all the way to Lizard Point. Bedrooms and bathrooms are also large and clean. Superb coastal walks and beaches within easy reach, and a 10min walk to Lamorna Cove and the local pub. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Danita 6th April 2019

Lovely location, lovely owners, lovely cream tea on arrival. Accommodation is spacious and welcoming. Beds are comfortable. Bathrooms are large. Fabulous for families. Short walk down to the harbour and to the local pub. Definitely a place to revisit.

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North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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