“Having grown up in Cornwall I know first-hand the beauty of this amazing county, but as both myself and partner have extremely busy jobs the opportunity to spend time discovering new areas for longer than a snatched afternoon is rare. I met Jane through work, (in the hotel industry) where she excitedly told me about her new honeymoon bolthole and gave us the wonderful opportunity to experience our county a little more by invited me and my partner to discover Fallen Angel…
We arrived on a Friday evening having driven down to the harbour of Mousehole after work. I navigated the tiny streets lined with traditional granite stone cottages even in the darkness. Eventually arriving at an impressive wooden gate, once through it is like stepping into your own little world. Walking through the sculptured gardens to catch the first glimpses of Fallen Angel the excitement builds, turning the key and turning on the lights we both let out childlike squeals at the stunning surroundings revealed. High spec, beautiful and with a touch of Moroccan inspiration, Jane and her partner have created the most beautiful space.
An impressive cocoon shaped fire takes centre stage in the large kitchen/lounge, and this is where we spent our first evening chatting, eating a picnic and sipping a bottle of champagne in front of the roaring flames. Down stairs to the bedroom the world’s most beautiful bath tub shines back at you from the end of the bed, a walk in rainforest shower and a bespoke stone sink add to the luxury, as does the underfloor heating throughout. Having arrived after dark we purposely left the electric blinds up so we would be woken by the sun rising and our first proper look at the view.
Boy did it not disappoint! Bright and early (7am) we began to stir and once our eyes were open we could not believe the sight in front of us. Past the tops of our toes, the glimmering tub, the town’s tiny rooftops and harbour wall, the view stretches out across the bay. Even on a grey and raining November morning there is no getting away from the sheer uninterrupted view point we found ourselves, all from one of the most comfortable beds. Sonos speakers on, a book in one hand and a hot coffee in the other we spent an hour dozing and reading during intervals of staring out to sea.
Wrapped up warm we headed out to the local deli for coffee followed by brunch at nearby 2 Fore Street restaurant. The weather was still grey and miserable so a road trip round the nearby towns and villages commenced, before stopping at one of 3 nearby supermarkets for supplies. We were thankful for the heavy rain as this gave us even more of an excuse to head back to our bolthole and spend the afternoon watching DVDs in the TV snug. However the tub proved too tempting, so while my partner snoozed I gathered my book and a glass of white and spent the afternoon unwinding from my vantage point.
Following a last minute cancellation we secured a table at the very popular Old Coast Guard, which we strolled to as the rain had finally cleared by late afternoon. We enjoyed a wonderful two course dinner of local fish and fine flavours before heading back with a bottle of bubbles in hand to enjoy sat outside on the balcony.
On our last morning we were greeted by the sun finally rising over the harbour, I instantly dashed outside to watch the glowing spectacle from the garden. We spent our last morning cooking brunch with ingredients from the local village shop, enjoying a walk right around the harbour and a quick drink in the waterside Ship Inn.
Finally spending some time enjoying Cornwall and ‘holidaying at home’, was one of the most relaxing and blissful weekends we have both enjoyed for a while. Our two nights seemed much longer, as we truly switched off and chilled out for the duration of our stay. Fallen Angel is the place to go to spend quality time with your partner, in a perfectly placed and luxuriously styled cocoon. We left having completely ‘fallen’ in love with property and a little bit more for each other.”