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The Carthouse

£361 - £775 per week

Nestled in a tranquil corner on the Lizard Peninsula, The Carthouse is a blissful retreat for couples craving peace and quiet or just a break from everyday stresses. Enjoy lazy mornings with a coffee on the sunny terrace, before heading out to explore the stunning coastline. Cosy up on an evening in front of the Woodburner or spend summer nights indulging in a spot of star gazing. This contemporary barn, just outside the village of Coverack, has a chic interior with state of the art accessories, ensuring guests have a relaxing sojourn, also allowing one a slower pace of life in glorious surroundings, a sanctuary in which to rest and rejuvenate.

Enjoy spending time in beautiful Coverack with its working fishing harbour and fabulous beach, only about a mile from The Carthouse. Explore The Lizard, an area of outstanding natural beauty which boasts picture postcard fishing villages, spectacular coastal walks and glorious peace and seclusion. The Carthouse is just a short drive from popular sites such as Lizard Point or Kynance Cove but it is also the perfect base to discover your own favourite secluded beach or local eateries. Being at the most southerly point of England, you may be lucky enough to spot a seal or a mysterious Cornish Chough! Explore untrodden corners of this special part of Cornwall at your own pace, returning to a warm welcome at the Carthouse.


access from the parking space, one step into:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, table and two chairs, sofa, TV. woodburner, doors out to:


two chairs and a table.

Shower room

shower cubicle, WC, basin.


king size bed.

Additional information

gas central heating and Woodburner, please note that there is NO washing machine at the property WiFi, short breaks available.


The Carthouse is a beautiful cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery in a picturesque part of Cornwall. Furnished and well maintained with everything you need to make our stay comfortable. We can’t wait to come back!

July 2021

Wonderful area if you like walking We really enjoyed our time there

June 2021

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Holidays in Coverack

Coverack Beach

Enjoy the small sandy and pebbly beach, which is life guarded during the summer season, and allows dogs year round (they must be kept on leads during the summer months). Coverack beach is popular with families and is ideal for swimming and rock-pooling. 


For the more adventurous, Coverack has its own windsurfing centre where you can take lessons and courses in windsurfing. The conditions in Coverack are among the best for windsurfing in Cornwall. Or, why not hire a stand up paddle board or kayak from the centre and experience the bay from a completely different angle?

Alternatively, some choose to take the adventures below water; due to the many shipwrecks off the coast, the area is popular with divers who wish to explore the area under the sea. 


With easy access onto the South West Coast Path, Coverack is popular with walkers. Head North towards Porthhallow, and South towards Cadgwith. Whichever direction you choose to walk, you'll be treated to stunning sea views. 

Food and Drink

There are a selection of places to eat and drink in Coverack, including the local pub, The Paris Hotel, named after the ship which ran aground in 1899; The Lifeboat House which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and take-away food, with the main focus being fish; the restaurant at The Bay Hotel serving a selection of fresh, local food and a selection of smaller cafes serving teas, coffees, cakes and ice creams. 


Please note, the final two photos are supplied by Ross Farnham.


Local events

International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

19th June 2021 VIRTUAL 

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Stithians Show

Celebrated since the early 1800s, the Stihtains Show is a fine agricultural event showcasing animals, arts and crafts, food and drink, music and more. This year's events will be virtual, so you can watch and interact online!

12th - 16th July 2021 VIRTUAL

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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days. The full events line-up includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

6th - 15th August 2021

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Fowey Royal Regatta

The Fowey Royal Regatta includes sailing contests, a carnival, the crowning of the Fowey Queen, a pasty eating contest, and as per tradition, a giant pasty which is shared out among the community. 

18th August 2021

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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Upcoming performers include Ben Howard, Mcgly, Snow Patrol, The Script, Idles, My Chemical Romance, Lionel Richie and Bryan Adams. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.

11th September 2021 - 29th June 2022

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

7th - 10th October 2021

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Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival showcases shanty and accapella groups from all over the UK. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am. The main stage at Mevagissey Activity Centre also features a Cornish beer festival.

15th - 17th October 2021

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Looe Raft Race

This fun event is organised by Looe Boat Owners Association in support of Looe RNLI. Enjoy the fun by making and entering your own raft, or just come and cheer everyone on. 

31st October 2021

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Charlestown Christmas Market

Located at Penrice Academy, Charlestown Christmas Market hosts 100 Cornish traders, showcasing some of the best food, drinks and crafts in Cornwall, alongside live entertainment. With plenty of parking and an inside venue, it's perfect for some Christmas shopping. 

20th - 21st November 2021

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Eden Project Winter Festival

Winter is perhaps the most magical time to visit the Eden Project. Not only can you explore the biomes, there's also the opportunity to go ice-skating, watch live storytelling and meet Father Christmas! 

TBC 2021

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Truro City of Lights

Enjoy a festival of light as giant handmade lanterns are paraded through the streets along to an array of music and flamboyant dancers. Craft and food stalls line the streets; pick up a tasty snack or warming drink while doing some Christmas shopping.

TBC November 2021

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Browse an impressive selection of Cornish crafts and delicious food on the Piazza in Truro. It's a great place to find special Christmas gifts for loved ones with plenty of choice from local artisans, artists and food and drink producers.

TBC November 2021

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Fowey Christmas Market

Head to Fowey for a weekend of festivities! Get your Christmas shopping underway with over 100 local traders selling high quality food, drink and crafts, while enjoying some live music and entertainment.

26th - 28th November 2021

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Truro Winter Gift Fayre

Find the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest at Truro's Winter Gift Fayre. You can expect to find luxury food and drink, festive decorations and gorgeous gifts, with more than 80 stalls from local South West producers.

TBC December 2021

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World Pasty Championships

The World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project is a great day out. With 8 different categories, many companies, professionals and amateurs from around the UK compete for the title of the best Cornish pasty.  

5th March 2022

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Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week, including spring clean days to tidy the town and beaches.

TBC 2022

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening

On this special weekend, Tregothnan will open its private gardens to the public. These secluded gardens have diverse trees and rare collections of flowers and plants. There are more than 100 acres of gardens to explore, featuring ancient camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. 

TBC 2022

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Roseland Festival

Held on the Roseland Pensinsula, this wonderful festival offers a diverse programme of events, including music, history, films, art, walks, talks and photography. With so many activities and events, there's something for everyone. 

16th April - 2nd May 2022

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Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Celebrating the life and works of the renowned author, Daphne Du Maurier (who spent a large proportion of her life in and around Fowey) this community festival has grown into a popular annual event.

6th - 14th May 2022

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Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day features traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession. In addition, visitors can enjoy craft, food and drinks stalls, as well as a large fairground.

8th May 2022

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Mevagissey Feast Week

Celebrated since 1754, Mevagissey Feast Week is a celebration of food, music, dance and more. With a host of colourful events being held throughout the week, this is a festival not to be missed!

26th June - 2nd July 2022

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Charlestown Regatta

Enjoy a week of live music, watersports, competitions, pasty-making, children's sports, raft races and a carnival, all with the backdrop of the famous Georgian harbour in Charlestown

TBC 2022

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

The Carthouse is a beautiful cottage surrounded by beautiful scenery in a picturesque part of Cornwall. Furnished and well maintained with everything you need to make our stay comfortable. We can’t wait to come back!

Wonderful area if you like walking We really enjoyed our time there

We enjoyed our stay near Coverack at the Carthouse. The cottage is ideally located so that you can access lots of beautiful attractions including Mount St Michael, Lizard Point, Coverack, Helford and Porthleven. We were very lucky that the weather was beautiful and the sun shone throughout our stay making it even more special. The cottage has a log burning stove which was great for cooler evenings and there are some lovely pieces of art work on display. If you are happy to walk along the coastline or through the fields you can visit Coverack which is a lovely local village by the sea.

Fantastic little cottage.. peaceful and beautiful inside .. exactly what we wanted ..perfect base for our 5 days exploring highly recommended and definitely be back ..

Had a lovely stay at The Carthouse - beautiful secluded location and well furnished to a high standard. Exceeded our expectations!

Although small, the Carthouse provided everything we needed and was in easy reach of lots of good places on the Lizard. Staying there helped us enjoy our short visit to the Lizard - we would have liked to have stayed for longer!

The Carthouse is a cosy retreat for two people which we enjoyed with the fire in a cold wet week! It has all the essentials for cooking and close to Coverack for amazing fish and chips! Easy to make cosy and a great place to have as a base to explore the Lizard and beyond.

I can't fault the property or Aspects Holidays, we had one small issue but this was dealt with professionally by friendly staff, keeping us informed even out of office hours. We will be booking with Aspects again.