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The Cart House

(Ref. 976851)

Dobwalls, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "What a lovely stay we have had the cart house is of high standard every thing ..."

    What a lovely stay we have had the cart house is of high standard every thing you could need or want from a holiday matt was such a great guy very helpfull and sausage pure delight

    Reviewed by Priscilla5.0May 2024

  • "The Cart House offers us a great location to explore Cornwall."

    Matt (the owner) ensures a great stay- offering a warm welcome, is on-hand to assist with anything, including on-site help or in advising on places to visit, thus giving guests a 5* experience!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Cart House is a top rate accommodation, all facilities needed for a comfortable stay."

    Matt and his brother Dan have done an excellent conversation of two dilapidated barns to a very high standard, nothing was to much trouble. Situated in the countryside for a peaceful stay. The accommodation is situated less than 5 minutes from the A38 and less than 10 minutes from Liskeard for local supermarkets. Ideally situated for places like Looe, Polperro, Mevigissey, Newquay, all within 3/4 hour and Truro and Falmouth within 1-1/2 hr Some lovely places to eat in all mentioned above and also a lovely pub in st Neot the London Inn, well recommended about 15 minutes away. We would like wish Matt and Dan all the very best and we are sure to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Jan 2024

  • "We recently spent a week at the Cart House."

    It is a fantastic barn conversion in a countryside location and really does look as good in real life as it does in the photographs. Matt is a great host, with plenty of helpful local advice. Brother Dan has fitted and repurposed some brilliant retro-phone tech to satisfy your inner geek. Matt also showed us around their neighbouring property Elvan Cottage (Ref. 976855) which is finished to an equally high standard. We would have no hesitation in booking either property again in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "I spent another week for the fourth time at both cottages."

    They are just so relaxing and the family and the cats are all friendly. What an amazing holiday

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay at The Cart House , a lovely , clean & comfortable well equipped cottage in a peaceful quiet location ."

    Easy to get to main routes for getting out & about . Matt (owner) was friendly & welcoming on arrival & see us off on departure. Both Matt & brother Dan were helpful with directions , places to visit & would stop for a chat . "Thanks" again , we had a great week . All the best Tracy & Sean

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The Cart House is superbly well kept, Matt the owner is polite and ensured our stay was welcoming and thoroughly enjoyable."

    The location is ideal for travelling around the South Coast of Cornwall as well as the countryside. A perfect getaway.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent, superbly appointed barn conversion, probably the best we have stayed in."

    Great location for touring South Cornwall just off A38. Loved the outside bar and spa pool and the 2 extremely friendly owners cats , Sausage and Dominic. 100 % recommended

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Brilliant really enjoyable week, the owners could not have been more friendly or helpful, if you need any information about the area just ask Matt or Dan, We would certainly stay here again."

    Well done guys!

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Cart House is well situated to explore the surrounding area being so close to the A38, but still in a very rural location."

    The upside down nature of accommodation lends itself so well to the property in terms of views and the bedrooms being cool which is of considerable benefit when sleeping in hot weather. All facilities you could ever want are provided, supplemented by quirky tech and made all the more pleasurable by the owners. Thanks in particular to Matt and his assistant sausage …the cat.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2023

  • "Excellent cottage ,friendly host , great location"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our return visit."

    We had a really relaxing stay and Matt was super helpful and informative in helping us to have a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Apr 2023

  • "The Cart House is set in a beautiful location, with both the countryside and coast near to hand."

    Matt (owner) is a superb host, setting up the property, ensuring a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. 10/10 first class experience. TY

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely the best cottage we’ve stayed at by far!"

    Matt and the team were very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. Plenty to do in the surrounding areas and a few visits from Sausage the cat kept us busy! Will be looking to rebook again very soon!

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay at the carthouse , it was lovely, everything we ..."

    We had a really lovely stay at the carthouse , it was lovely, everything we could need , the cottage is beautiful, in a great location, the owners are very friendly, we will be booking again , thankyou

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great holiday property, great hosts."

    The perfect getaway when seeking a rural location in Cornwall. Looe is a pleasant stones throw away at 7ish miles. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely barn conversion , emaculate finish , very comfortable , equipped with everything that you would need & more , mod cons & great quirky touches inside & round the grounds ."

    Matt a great host met us on arrival showed us where everything was , milk , juice , vase of flowers on arrival " nice touch ", Matt was very helpful for any info directions etc , brother Dan helped out with some tools for broken light on car . Met Dad who stopped to have a chat & not forgetting Sausage the cat a regular visitor. The orchard was an added bonus nice & peaceful , hot tub was spot on hot & clean we managed to get a bbq in on our last day . Location is remote peaceful only a few minutes drive from main roads is ideal & pretty central for getting out & about . Had a great week , would definitely go back to the Carthouse & would recommend Thank you to Matt for phoning us to let us know we had left something behind !! Big Thanks & all the best Matt & Dan . Sean , Tracy , Derrick , Caroline

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing property with beautiful views and absolutely everything you could need in self-catering accommodation."

    Hot tub was a nice touch and kept clean and as hygienic as possible throughout the week as a shared facility. Owners Matt and Dan were very helpful and friendly! Their cats Dom and Sausage were even more so coming for sleepovers on several of the nights and popping in for the occasional fuss- lovely, furry friends. The house in is a great location for people wanting to explore the local area; during the week we visited: Adrenaline Quarry (great for the dare devils), Carnglaze Caves (beautiful underground experience), Truro Farmers Market (a little further out, around 50 minutes but a nice shopping day), Looe Bay (amazing pasties, fish and chips at Kelly’s and a lovely soft sand beach) and 2 local supermarkets to get supplies for the week (Morrisons and Aldi). We may very well be returning in the future!

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Good central location."

    Very helpful and friendly introduction by Matt and his Brother. The grounds are well kept with great views over the fields and woods. The cottage itself was immaculate and well presented, it is spacious with a fabulous kitchen. The beds could be more comfortable but I accept it comes down to individual requirements. The welcome pack was basic and a few additions would be generally well received. I would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2022

  • "Over all a beautiful place."

    Would love to return one day!

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday in The Cart House The property was lovely - in a quiet ..."

    We had a lovely holiday in The Cart House The property was lovely - in a quiet location - 2 minutes to the nearest pub The owner Matt was very helpful

    Reviewed by Miu Chi Grace5.0Jul 2022

  • "A truly superb location and property."

    Exceeded our expectations. Definitely going to book again. Want to let everyone know how good it is, but want to keep it quiet so we can go again!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "WOW WOW Wow had the best experience fantastic cottage ever"

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great hosts,made us feel welcome and gave us good information on the Carthouse."

    Nice touches the hot tub and the outdoor bar. Great location for travelling around to places of interest. Many thanks Matt &Dan.

    Reviewed by Jennie3.8Jun 2022

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay at The Cart House but we did have a few issues."

    The main one being mould growing on the blinds in the bedrooms. The smaller bedroom smelt damp which wasn’t nice. We also had to share the one wardrobe between four adults. Showers were good though. The cottage was in a great position to visit the both the north and south coasts.

    Reviewed by Angela3.1May 2022

  • "Matt and Dan were excellent hosts."

    The property was everything you could wish for with amazing gadgets that kept us amused. Had it's own telephone exchange, Hot Tub, Bar and Bar-B-Q. It was immaculate, clean and comfortable. Great location, easy to get to the south or north coasts. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    The cottage had all the amenities needed, with a comfy and homely feel. We would love to come back one day, with it being such a great base for you to explore Cornwall. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0May 2022

  • "Brilliant location, amazing conversion and great hosts."

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a great stay in great accommodation and the the owners were really friendly and helpful."

    We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2022

  • "The Cart House is a fabulous property, the owner Matt made us feel very welcome for the duration of our stay."

    It is ideally located to visit local attractions and seaside towns. It is well furnished and in excellent condition. All in all 10 out of 10. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2022

  • "A real gem!"

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by R5.0Mar 2022

  • "There was everything you could ever need in the kitchen, every detail has been well though out."

    Matt and Dan are very kind and friendly. Many thanks for a enjoyable week, we are sure that we will book again.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Feb 2022

  • "Such an amazing week!"

    Loved the area and the hot tub!! Partner loved being able to see how phones work too! My only regret was not taking a run and jump and what looked like a rope swing haha I passed it every day and every day told the partner I was gunna do it ahh well maybe next time

    Reviewed by Kerry-ann5.0Feb 2022

  • "An excellent choice for a reasonably priced cottage with all modern facilities."

    Spacious rooms comfortable chairs and beds ,large tv and tv’s in both bedrooms. Heating is excellent. We are already in the process of re booking.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jan 2022

  • "A really wonderful and beautiful space."

    The Cart House was so special for New Year and we really enjoyed our stay. Matt was a lovely host and had everything prepared, finding a bottle of fresh milk at our door step on our first morning was a really lovely touch. Great facilities especially the kitchen which was perfect for cooking. The bedrooms were a great size and super comfy. A great location that was peaceful but also easy to then explore the area. Only a couple of small suggestions, I would have liked a full length mirror or better dressing table style mirror in the main bedroom. The hot tub was such a treat and we enjoyed it our first night but the second time we went to use it, it was very cold and too late to speak to our host which was a little disappointing. We’d absolutely go back again, such a wonderful place! Thank you for our stay.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Dec 2021

  • "Had a fabulous week here celebrating my mums 90th."

    Matt & Dan were friendly & more than helpful nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was well equipped and we needed nothing . The hot tub was amazing, will definitely be recommending The Carthouse to friends & family and hopefully returning there soon.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Nov 2021

  • "Everything about this cottage was first class."

    The owner, Matt was always happy to answer any questions we had. Could not complain about a thing and will definitely be returning. I think this was the perfect location for a touring holiday and can’t recommend it enough

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Sep 2021

  • "Meet by Matt at the cottage, very thorough introduction of the facilities and the running of the cottage, cottage was very well furnished with everything we needed, hot tub was well used, Matt checked if we needed anything and that everything was ok whenever we saw him."

    I will definitely going back for another visit, very well done to Matt

    Reviewed by Tim4.7Sep 2021

  • "Perfect accommodation in a perfect area to explore cornwall."

    The owners where friendly and welcoming and was always about to help or just have a friendly chat. We enjoyed our week stay and would like to return with family again. The cart house was equipped to a high standard and was amazing. Everything had been thought about and the hot tub, hammocks and bbq/bar area was an added bonus

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Matt, Dan and Dad and Sausage the Cat were really friendly."

    Mrs Riches suggests to get a mirror for the bedrooms for when drying your hair as both bathrooms have 2 mirrors.

    Reviewed by J D5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Cart House is a fantastic property with great facilities."

    The location is quiet and close to local amenities. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "This Holiday home was just perfect."

    The location was amazing. The interior was stylish and well equipped. Beds comfy and outdoor space was an added bonus. It felt cosy and that's always a nice feeling. The owners were welcoming and friendly. I recommend taking time out to lie in the hammock and take it in. The jacuzzi was needed and appreciated at the end of a busy day exploring Looe, Polperro, Fowey, St Ives etc..... as this property is located perfectly to pop to all these harbours or inland villages. We shall definitely be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2021

  • "Matt was excellent with his communication."

    The cottage was first class. It all helped to give us a great holiday. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "This location is awsum the people fantastic no words to explain who I felt will describe it"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage."

    No expense spared on this conversion. It has everything you could need. Surround sound Bluetooth system. Tvs in both bedrooms. Hot tub in the garden with a cool outdoor bar. Changing area and other seating also. If you are bored one night try the phone system with the codes you get some fun results! Would definitely recommend the cart house and hope to return soon

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Dec 2020

  • "Absolutely great accommodation."

    Absolutely cleanliness! Great views. Just off the A38. Owners great nothing to much to ask. Will be booking again next year!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2020

  • "Our hosts were amazing."

    ....Very thoughtful and happy to help in any way . The hot tub was superb and the location quiet and tranquil. TheCarthouse was very well appointed, incredibly comfortable and beautifully presented with great attention to detail. Delightful.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage, hosts are nice and the grounds are lovely."

    Booking again for next year in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2020

  • "The general standard of cleaning at the Carthouse was satisfactory but could have been better bearing in mind the current circumstances."

    Reviewed by Paul3.4Jul 2020

  • "WOW! the Carthouse is amazing, everything has been thought of and more."

    It’s unique, modern, quirky and you won’t want to leave. The hosts could not have been more welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2020

  • "From browsing for a property, to booking, to arrival, to staying and to checking out - the whole experience was easy, faultless and a pleasure."

    When we booked we had a few queries which were answered very promptly and we cannot fault Beth who took our booking. The property itself was amazing and the hosts Matt and Dan were exceptional in making sure everything was perfect. The attention to detail was incredible, well and truly exceeded our expectations. We had one of the best Christmases away ever. We will definately be booking again with Sykes Holiday Cottages and plan to return to the Cart House again. Thank you for a very happy experience.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2019

  • "Amazing place, would 100% return, loved every second of it and didn’t want to leave!"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2019

  • "Really beautifully appointed barn conversion."

    All the essentials, dishwasher was a nice touch. Master bedroom great size. Second bedroom has ground floor access as well, which was useful for couple with a baby. Hot tub great and outdoor bar well stocked.

    Reviewed by Catriona5.0Oct 2019

  • "We were greeted by Matt and instantly made most welcome."

    Matt took us for a tour of the property and explained how gadgets worked . The whole experience was fabulous and the hot tub just topped it off . Have already booked to go again in February/March next year . Close to so many beautiful areas ,it was a delight . Thank you for recommending the Carthouse .Cherry and Paul .

    Reviewed by Cherry5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cart house is a lovely renovation and credit to Matt and Dan for all the little touches , the hot tub and bar area is perfectly set out , en suite for both bedrooms are perfect, don't be put off by the kennels near by as you don't hear anything."

    Matt and Dan couldn't help enough . Thanks for a lovely few days. Regards Anthony, Debbie, Peter and Rachel.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Oct 2019

  • "Matt was really helpful."

    Let us use the washing machine for the kids clothes. Put a baby gate up for us. Was lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a brilliant stay at the carthouse and really enjoyed our holiday to Cornwall."

    The house was really comfortable and the facilities excellent. We would stay again. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Nancy4.4Sep 2019

  • "Absolutely stunning holiday home coildnt of asked for more, extremely well thought out."

    Owners have made a great effort in making sure you have everything you need with all the extras making your stay relaxing and enjoyable. Couldnt ask for better hosts looking forward to returning in the near future

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2019

  • "Great barn conversation/ situated in a good place for exploring Cornwall/ lovely hosts/ hot tub a bonus."

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation, and hosts Matt and Dan have thought of everything, the Carthouse is equipped with so many gadgets and is a mix of modern and traditional with a personal twist."

    The hot tub, bar and bbq area is amazing - a great way to end the day. The best cottage we have ever stayed at and the friendliest, most welcoming hosts, nothing was too much trouble. Centrally located for everything Cornwall. We loved it so much we will be back next year. Don’t miss out, try it for yourselves, you won’t regret it.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage, everything you could need and Matt and Dan the owners could not have been more welcoming and helpful."

    Wonderful additions like the surround sound system and hot tub were thoroughly enjoyed and the garden and bar are brilliant. Excellent location for exploring Cornwall. Thank you for our best Sykes holiday yet!

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Cart House was lovely, warm, very comfortable, everything you needed."

    The Hosts were amazing so friendly & helpful. We are definitely going back.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a beautiful renovation."

    the Cart House is beautiful, everything has been done very well, and has everything you need . Great gadgets including Surround Sound, Smart TV, lovely lighting. Excellent quailty, beautiful setting. The Orchard area, hot tub and BBQ are great. Matt & Dan are fantastic hosts, nothing is too much trouble, very welcoming and kind. 3 days was not enough. Thankyou Matt & Dan ( Will too Oh and Cleo and Dominique, the cat and dog who live on site ) No problems from Kennel, so don’t worry about that folks Debi, Dan & Kristi xx

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2019

  • "The Cart House is the most magnificent place to stay."

    You couldn't wish for better accommodation or better hosts. A lovely welcome on arrival with a milk and orange juice in the fridge and tea and coffee provided. The barn conversion is really clean and modern with bluetooth speakers installed, Smart TV's in each room and other little quirky gadgets which is just great. Everything you would need is provided. A laundry room is available with washing machine and tumble dryer. All towels, tea towels and bedding are provided as is fully equipped kitchen with every pan and utensil you would need plus a Tassimo coffee machine! The Orchard containing the hot tub is just a dream, it has it's own private little bar and the scenery around you is fantastic. Some people may be put off by the fact there is a kennels and cattery on site - don't be. The animals didn't disturb us at all - we didn't really know they were there to be honest. A massive thank you to Matt and his family for making us feel so welcome. We will be back! :-)

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Apr 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower room; shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • 1 x super king-size double (zip and link to 2 x singles) with en-suite shower room; shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, 3 x TV’s, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • External laundry room with washing machine
  • Communal garden towards the rear with hot tub, bar, garden furniture and barbecue
  • Private patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Coast 12 miles
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept pets, however, pets are permitted if boarding in kennels by prior arrangement with the owner (discounted fees apply)
  • Note: Check in is 3pm and check out is 10:30am
  • Please contact us if any further information is required
  • Please note: Garden and hot tub is shared with owners other property let, ref: 976855 Please Note: There is an electric vehicle charging point which is shared with owners other property ref: 976855

The property

The Cart House is a superbly renovated and styled barn conversion with a shared hot tub and meadow garden, set just outside Liskeard, 12 miles from Looe resort with a boarding kennels and cattery tucked away onsite.

The semi-detached homestay offers reverse level accommodation over two floors with two bedrooms and two en-suite shower rooms and sleeps four guests.

From the external iron staircase, enter into the open plan living room on the first floor with apex beams, wooden floors, comfy sofas, unique dining table and smart kitchen.

The interior throughout is a fabulous fusion of character and contemporary comfort with mood lighting options and quirky artwork.

Triple aspect views offer green landscapes over the hills and owners’ own garden.

On the ground floor, the two bedrooms boast pristine en-suite shower rooms.

At the front of the property is a little patio area for relaxation, and the meadow at the rear is a generous space with luxury hot tub, lawn for ball games and picnics, and benches for blue-sky dining, barbecue and undercover bar, plus ample off-road parking to the side.

The Cart House sits in the grounds of the owners own home down a country lane, and their kennels boarding business is tucked away.

Coastal attractions are reached within a 30 minute drive.

Harbourside Looe with long stretch of sandy beach and galleries, fish and chip shop and eateries galore will beckon for waterside adventures.

Polperro, the picturesque fishing village and fabulous Fowey are much-loved destinations for boating activities, super restaurants, inns and galleries.

Walk the south west coastal path promising scenic seascapes, pretty villages and good Cornish beer along the way!

Liskeard is a short drive away for shops and provisions.

Discover the rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor, visit the Monkey Sanctuary or head to the sea for a boat trip or day at the beach.

Perfect for friends, families and couples who enjoy both countryside and coastal capers, The Cart House is an ideal escape.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 976855, together sleeping eight guests.

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About the location


Liskeard 2.6 miles; Looe 8.4 miles.

The rural village of Dobwalls is surrounded by open fields and wooded countryside, and is close to the market town of Liskeard, the slopes of Bodmin Moor and the glorious north and south Cornish coastlines. This is a perfect base for exploring the many delights the region has to offer, with the picturesque fishing harbours of Looe, Fowey and Polperro within 15 miles to the south whilst Padstow and the surfing beach at Polzeath lie a comfortable drive away on the North Coast. Take a trip to Siblyback Lake and enjoy the wonderful sailing, fishing and watersports on offer, or travel a little further and take advantage of the superb walking on Bodmin Moor. The Eden project lies within 15 miles and Plymouth is just a 30 minute drive, or 25 minute train ride from nearby Liskeard station. With the Barbican harbour district, renowned aquarium, and good selection of shops, restaurants and theatres, this is a great holiday base.

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Note: This property does not accept pets, however, pets are permitted if boarding in kennels by prior arrangement with the owner (discounted fees apply).

Note: Ground floor access to the king size bedroom is via patio doors.

Note: This property only accepts bookings that start on a Saturday.

Note: Check in is 3pm and check out is 10:30am.