Welcome to The Old Cart House!
The beautiful living space.
Open plan living.
A Hypnos 6' bed makes for the perfect night's sleep.
Unwind with a luxurious soak.
The bespoke kitchen and dining area.
The bedroom is light and airy.
The bathroom.
The 6' bed is 'zip and link' (can be a double or made into a twin).
Night, night.
Dine in.
Peace and quiet inside and out.
An easy to use Aga City.
Extra facilities in the walk-in larder.
Prepare a romantic meal for two.
Enjoy al fresco dining in the private courtyard.
The kitchen and dining area.
Contemporary decor.
A smile to welcome you.
Time to wash-up.
St Michael's Mount in Marazion.
The Jubilee outdoor swimming pool in Penzance.
Porthcurno beach.
The Tate Gallery St Ives.
Mousehole is just a short drive away.
St Ives nearby.
Beautiful beaches for winter walks and summer bathing.

The Old Cart House


4.9 miles SW of St Ives / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from  £308

October 2020

I really enjoyed staying at The Old Cart House. The accommodation was excellent and it was perfectly located for exploring the rugged coast and coves, St Ives, Penzance and ancient Cornish sites. I would definitely like to stay there again.

September 2020

A delightful cottage; would definitely recommend.

September 2020

This was Our third Classic Cottage in Cornwall and we would highly recommend Classic Cottages to all. With straightforward booking, good service and clean well equipped Cozy Cottages in beautiful rural locations We couldn’t ask for more. Thank you for another perfect holiday.

August 2020

A clean, bright and beautifully styled and comfortable place to stay. Quiet location which is just what we wanted away from the crowds. Great walks locally and Penzance and St Ives nearby if you feel the need to mingle.

September 2019

We loved our stay in the Old Cart House. It was so cosy and comfortable, from the big squishy sofa to the homemade cake on the cake stand. An open plan main room meant we could easily cook dinner in the evenings whilst relaxing and spending time together. It was simply a lovely place to return to after a day out walking or exploring.

September 2019

My husband and I just returned from a wonderful stay at The Old Cart House. It's a lovely and comfortable property, decorated in a beautiful way and was perfect for our holiday. Although the location is very quiet and peaceful you aren't far from the local towns and attractions, there are also numerous supermarkets nearby to buy food and things from. Penny gave us a very warm welcome and explained how to use the Aga (which I'd never used before, but I was pleasantly surprised how easy it was to use and cook with!) we visit Cornwall quite often due to having family living in the area so we'll definitely be looking to book The Old Cart House again.

August 2019

We found the cottage to be a peaceful haven. It was beautifully decorated, comfortable, and had everything two people could possibly need. We would definitely come back.

Reply from Classic Cottages

It's lovely to see that you enjoyed your time in this perfect little spot - so easy to reach moorland, town and sea, as well as everything in between. We hope to see you again soon! Tanya, Customer Support

June 2019

The Old Carthouse is an amazing holiday cottage! The hosts were very friendly and everything felt really welcoming. It was a great stay and we would definitely come back!!!

June 2019

Lovely location all places of interest very accessible from the cottage had a lovely holiday would highly recommend couldn't fault anything very welcoming hosts

June 2019

This is are second visit to The Old Cart House.What a find. Beautiful spot.Decor and property second to none.David and Penny wonderful Hosts.Just right for all locations on the beautiful Cornish Coast.

April 2019

Lovely property, superbly equipped and well located. Very friendly, helpful and welcoming hosts.

January 2019

Handy for St Ives and Penzance, a rural property furnished in style with an artistic flair.

September 2018

A lovely cottage. We were made very welcome.

August 2018

Beautiful cottage, furnished to really high standard with everything you need. Amazing comfortable, supersized bed! Welcoming and very helpful owners. We will return again.

July 2018

This was a delightful property & we have just returned from a wonderful week's stay there. It's tucked away & off the beaten track but with relative ease of access to both St Ives & Penzance. Penny & David were very welcome hosts and it was a lovely surprise to find tea & coffee, milk in the fridge & some delicious cake in the cottage on our arrival. We would definitely recommend.

June 2018

The Old Cart house is one of the best holiday lets we have stayed in, extremely comfortable and with lovely decor (we particularly enjoyed the owner's art work). Location is great with lots of lovely places to visit nearby. Thank you to Penny and David for providing a superb holiday home, the welcome home made cake and for being such great hosts! We had a fabulous time...

June 2018

The cart house is outstanding .Penny and David are superb.Beautiful location out in the Cornish countryside what more could you ask for yet so close to the coast .Our little secret.

June 2018

We would like to thank David and Penny for a very comfortable stay and the lovely lemon drizzle cake left for our arrival. This is most certainly a perfect retreat.

May 2018

True comfort and luxury in a fabulously peaceful setting. Penny and David were wonderful ‘hosts’ leaving me in peace but always on hand if I needed anything. Warm welcome with delicious cake and proper ground coffee. Everything easy to use with helpful instructions for heating and appliances. Comfortable Hypnos mattress and bedding gave me the best nights sleep I’ve enjoyed for a while. I will certainly return! Thank you!!

April 2018

A very comfortable and peaceful cottage, perfect for two and ideal base for travelling around Cornwall and surrounding areas. A lovely welcome with home made cake, fresh milk, coffee and tea, thank you Penny!

We will definitely return.

April 2018

The cottage was very comfortable and cosy. Very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Nice and warm, light and bright. Pretty seating areas in the garden. Great central location for visiting north and south coast. We loved it.

February 2018

Really great holiday cottage for 2 people. Penny and David have done a superb conversion on the old farm building making it a very comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Penny's artwork matches the decor perfectly and is a delightful addition to the cottage.

The City AGA was a treat to use, and this is from someone who has had a 2 oven Aga in the past.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would love to return soon.

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