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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.


The pictures don't do it justice. It's much nicer than you think. Great, quiet location. Wonderful space. Tastefully decorated. Areas of improvement: we wished they would have provided enough wood for the whole week so we don't hunt around for wood. We had no idea where to buy it from. Some soap in the soap dispenser.

September 2021

A very comfortable cottage in a superb location. Highly recommended.

September 2021

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Holidays in Coverack

Located on the Lizard Peninsula, Coverack is a small fishing village steeped in history, with its harbour dating back to 1724. Though the cove itself is sheltered, the area was once notorious for shipwrecks due to the Manacles Reef just a few miles along the coast. Today, the village is a calm and peaceful haven, perfect for a Cornish holiday.

Visit Coverack and you can spend your days meandering through the traditional harbour town, enjoying food from one of the restaurants or cafes, relaxing on the beach, enjoying coastal walks or simply soaking up the seaside views. 

Protected from the south westerly winds, Coverack is a fantastic location to try a range of watersports, including stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and windsurfing. If you’re new to these activities, consider booking lessons, or if you’re more experienced, you hire equipment in the village.  


Did you know...

in Cornish, Coverack means 'cove of the stream'.

Things to do 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. 

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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 pictures don't do it justice. It's much nicer than you think. Great, quiet location. Wonderful space. Tastefully decorated. Areas of improvement: we wished they would have provided enough wood for the whole week so we don't hunt around for wood. We had no idea where to buy it from. Some soap in the soap dispenser.

A very comfortable cottage in a superb location. Highly recommended.

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.