The central heating run from two Butane gas bottles and is set up to come on in the morning to warm the cottage and off during the day until 4 PM. There is good insulation in the cottage and it usually stays warm throughout the day except in very cold periods. It comes on at 4PM and stays on until about 10:30. This should keep the place warm until 12PM when it should be snug to go to bed. In exceptionally cold times it may be necessary to manual override the heating but this is very rare as the temperature hardly ever drops below freezing in the sub tropical village. If the heating is overridden and maxed out for days on end then guests run the risk of using up all the gas and there is a two day time lag in getting new bottles delivered. Guests are requested to turn the heating back to the timed program after they have boosted the heat manually. Experience has shown that the timed program in most cases is more than adequate to keep the cottage warm and snug for your enjoyment.
MY wife and I first went to Mousehole in 2006 and decided we wanted to own our own cottage in the village. We finally bought the cottage in 2011. I have retired as an IT consultant since then though my wife is still a teacher. This has given me the opportunity to get the cottage refurbished to as standard we want and to provide our guests with great accommodation. We love food and travel. Our favourite destinations are Italy and Mexico. We also love going to see shows in the London theatre. My wife reads more than I do and some of her collection of novels and books are left in the cottage for guests to enjoy during their stay. There are also a number of books I have collected about the local area. We successfully rented the cottage with agencies and received many good reviews but have recently started with Airbnb. I believe that success in life lies in one's ability to embrace and welcome change.