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An Old Carthouse with breathtaking views of the Cornish coastline

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom Cottage in Perranuthnoe, Cornwall, England - peaceful and unspoilt location, 10 minute walk to a beautiful safe beach and the nearby village

The Old Carthouse is perfectly positioned to enjoy all that South Cornwall has to offer. You can relax on the rear terrace and gaze at a beautiful blue Cornish sea, or pack up your surfboards, bucket and spade and walk to the local beach in 10 minutes. The house is ideal for all ages and abilities as it is on a single level with an open plan and airy feel. The house is fully equipped as it is our family home away from home and we do comfortable very well. We include all towels and linen, plus there is free Wi-Fi for those that can't resist the lure of getting online. The town of Penzance is just under 3 miles away and contains everything you could possibly need. However, the house is served by a well stocked farm shop (15 min walk) and there are two cafes and a classic English pub in the village, all of which have a superb range of high quality meals and snacks. If you arrive without a car then there is a good local taxi service and a bus stop near the house where you can catch the No.2 that takes you on a spectacular ride to Penzance and beyond. For those that want to travel slightly further, we are only 8 miles from St.Ives, with its host of restaurants, pubs, beautiful beaches and the very excellent Tate Gallery.

Property Manager
Kathleen Gearhart- Filmer
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 10, 2018

About Kathleen Gearhart- Filmer

We are the Filmer family from London and The Old Carthouse is our home away from home. With two children aged 13 and 7, they are literally bursting with excitement every time we head to Perranuthnoe.

Kathleen Gearhart- Filmer purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Kathleen Gearhart- Filmer chose Perranuthnoe

You only need take one look at this property and the location to absolutely fall in love it. It really offers the best of both worlds, with plenty to do within a few miles of the house and one of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall, it is truly a home for any time of the year.

With Penzance just three miles away, you can easily obtain whatever you need from the huge range of cafes, restaurants and shops. Closer to the house and within a 15 minute walk is an excellent and friendly farm shop that sells a wide range of food, with a very good stock of organic and gluten free options. Then there is the village pub in Perranuthnoe, easily reached from the house on foot and serving some of the best dishes and Cornish beers that you'll ever taste.

What makes this cottage unique

The house is located at the end of a lane which is a no through road. We have neighbours, but only a few so you can enjoy an extremely quiet and relaxed location without feeling that you are totaly removed from the world. There are numerous paths to walk along that run by the property and you can walk to the village and beach within 15 minutes.

The beach at Perranuthnoe is beautiful and unspoilt. It really is a local hangout that doesn't get taken over by hoards of people. The locals of all ages come to this spot two or three times a day, every day to surf and swim, as the beach is very safe, sandy and easily accessible.

Finally, we must mention the sunset. To sit on the terrace in our garden and watch the sun disappear behind St. Michaels Mount each day is an endless joy.


Perranuthnoe Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with wc, wash basin and spacious shower. Family bathroom with wc, wash basin, bath and shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - Kingsize double bed with en-suite bathroom, Bedroom 2 - Standard double bed with a single bed on a mezzanine - 'the perfect teen hideout', Bedroom 3 - A single bed with a second single pull-out bed if you need to sleep a 7th person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: The property has underfloor heating throughout which will be preset prior to your arrival. There are no radiators other than two electric heated towel rails in the bathrooms. Outside: The rear terrace extends across the width of the house and it provides the perfect resting place to sit and watch the sun set. There is a table with 2 benches, plus two deck chair/recliners. In the small storage shed to the side of the house you will find a washing line umbrella, plus a small amount of dry wood for the wood burning stove in the lounge. There is also a barbecue and an outside tap with hose for washing wellies and wetsuits. The garden at the rear has a small lawn area and our gardener will appear from time to time to carry out a small amount of maintenance. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer and a large sink for cleaning wellies. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels are provided and included (except beach towels). The house is fully cleaned prior to arrival and there is no cleaning service during a one week stay. For a two week stay the house will be serviced at the end of the first week.


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An Old Carthouse with breathtaking views of the Cornish coastline
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Very well appointed

  • 5 of 5

The old carthouse was a 5 star home away from home. The home is bright and clean. We were greeted with fresh flowers, delicious scones, clotted cream and jam. And that view!!! Wow!!! St Michaels mount was the highlight of a stunning panorama of the ocean. Location was fabulous. Short drives to st Ives, land's End and about an hour and a half from tintagel castle. The coastal path just outside our door! If we ever return to this area we would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home away plus incredible sea views !

  • 5 of 5

Lovely house in a lovely location in a lovely village with amazing views !

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Dreamy views

  • 5 of 5

Amazing views of Mount St Michael from this beautiful home.

The house is well appointed, very clean and in a quiet location.

The owner has thought of everything needed for a self catering holiday, in fact the best we have experienced.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location, and views. Property quiet and central to all amenities and site seeing locations.

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home, with breath taking views. Party of five, but could accommodate more. All facilities at a high speck with everything you would need for an incredible holiday

Highly recommended. Thank you

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful well equipped home. Fantastic views. Great location

  • 5 of 5

Well designed, clean and cared for.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property - amazing view

  • 5 of 5

We had four nights here. The location was excellent, with most of the best beaches and sights only a short drive away. The property is on one of the best sections of the southwest coast path from Marizion to Portleven. The owners had thought of everything - the house is very well stocked. We were left fresh scones with clotted cream and jam which was a nice touch. The house is decorated to a very high standard and has a lovely garden. The pub in the village served delicious food and has a Michelin Bib Gourmand. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Victoria Inn, Perranuthnoe
Nearest Beach
0.5 Kilometres
Perran Sands
Car: recommended


The beach at Perranuthnoe is beautiful and easily accessible for all. It is a 15 minute walk from the house down one of the many footpaths, or 10 minutes to drive. There is a small car park with toilets near the beach, currently the charge is £4 per day during peak season.

This popular local beach that is used by the community all year round for surfing and fishing. The beach is all sand, it is flat and very safe for families of all ages. There is also a great beach cafe serving everything you could want.


There are various travel options for getting to the house and we would recommend having a car to get around.

The train station in Penzance is 3 miles away with frequent services to London. The nearest airport is Newquay which is roughly 1.5 hours drive. Rental cars are available at the airport although you must book in advance. There are also rental locations in Penzance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $101.99

Booking Notes:
Please note that £200 of any deposit paid is non-refundable.

Changeover Day:
Arrival time is from 3pm and we ask all guests to vacate the house by 10am on the last day.

Notes on prices:
Our weekly rates range from £700 to £1200 depending on the time of year, plus an £80 cleaning charge.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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