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Rocket Cart House

(Ref. 1052524)

Lizard, Cornwall Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "As described … a nice cosy bolt hole, facilities were spot on lovely log burner … easy walking distance to pub and the southwest coast path."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Oct 2023

  • "The property is small, so it would best suit a couple who travel without lots of baggage."

    That said, it is really well thought out in terms of how the space has been used. The sofa and the bed were very comfortable. The location is perfect for quick and easy access to the coastal path, but also just a couple of minutes walk into Lizard. The lane on which it is located is very quiet. We loved our week staying here and have marked it as a favourite if we want to stay at Lizard again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2023

  • "A very pleasant stay at Rocket Cart House."

    A very well thought out little place. We were initially a bit concerned regarding a review we read about the mattress being uncomfortable! We were happy we slept soundly. It’s a very small place but it is mentioned in the information. We were prepared to practically live out of our suitcase. ❤️❤️

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Too small to be comfortable."

    The description of "courtyard garden" for us was a stretch to far. It truth it is just the entrance to the property, and with the gate closed no view at all. The bedroom was so small there was not even room to store clothing apart from on the wals. Bathroom tiny with no window and extractor did nor work. Curtains very poor. Water stained and needed changing. On a positive short walk to coast path & village, but not worth the money, & owner very helpful in getting the cooker to work Soory to be negative, but these are our thoughts

    Reviewed by Jeffrey2.8Jun 2023

  • "Hi, a wonderful cottage and location."

    Loved it, small and bijou and beautifully styled. But. It was let down by the mattress which was like sleeping on a bag of dirty laundry. Lumpy, thin and uncomfortable to such an extent that as a side sleeper my arms would wake me up due to lack of blood flow every few hours. Spent 4 nights on the couch away from my wife as I needed to sleep. Such a shame, it’s a lovely place but a holiday with no sleep kind of ruined it for us. A simple fix, drop £800 on a new mattress and it would be 5 Stars.

    Thank you for your feedback we are pleased you loved the cottage and its wonderful location. We can assure you the Kingsize mattress is less than 2 years old, and is an award winning, 23cm deep memory foam 'Emma' mattress. It is checked weekly and has been thoroughly double checked by our housekeeper and myself : neither of us could find any faults such as you describe-it remains a comfortable mattress. It is kept scrupulously clean with 2 mattress protectors one of which is also padded. Our Housekeeper would have been more than happy to help if you had called her with your concerns. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

  • "The property was well thought out, and fittings and fixtures were to a high standard."

    It was smaller than we envisage, but perfectly adequate. The bed and sofa were a little low for my hubby , but very comfortable and we slept like babies. Great location with a 4 minute walk to the coastal path.

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Mar 2023

  • "The accomodation is good however,few details we noticed would improve it,ironing board and iron might be nice,kitchen items such as splatter guard,oven gloves, sweeping brush ,dust pan,and non slip bathmat."

    Apart from these small things it was lovely.

    Thank you for your feedback which we always welcome. Unfortunately, there is not enough room to store an ironing board but we will consider the addition of an iron. All our saucepans have lids and there is a hoover and broom for guests to use. I will look into purchasing an oven mitt and a non slip mat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Feb 2023

  • "This cottage is a great base to work from if you are walking sections of the coastal path."

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Jan 2023

  • "Rocket Cart House is a truly unique property in a perfect location for exploring the beautiful Lizard peninsula."

    The property seemed more spacious than we imagined. The attention to detail, tasteful decor and clever use of space made this a very comfortable holiday properly. Our only minor suggestion is that it would be nice to have the option to open the roof lights on warmer days. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and may well return!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "With great thanks to the housekeeper Jane who went out of her way to make sure I had a hairdryer to use, providing her own for my use!"

    I am also very interested to know about the water heating system at the property, being electric and very efficient, I need to upgrade my own home system and this would seem to be perfect. If you can get in touch I would really appreciate it. This week in the Landewednack/Lizard was perfect, just as I had hoped it would be. Rocket Cart House really is a lovely bolt hole and we didn't want to leave the area, will certainly be back!

    Hi Melanie, We are so happy you had a lovely stay at The Rocket and enjoyed the Lizard.The water heating system we have is as follows: Hope this proves useful for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2022

  • "Nice little cottage in a good location!"

    Really glad you enjoyed your time here at Rocket Cart House. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timea5.0Apr 2022

  • "The home was fantastic!"

    Nice quiet and cosy little home, perfect for a couple to get away from everyday life.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0Mar 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, it was a welcome break."

    Accommodation was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Parking space is rather small but we managed to park our Mini Cooper with no problems. Thank you for the welcoming gifts on arrival they were much appreciated. Overall we were very impressed with this property and would recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very small for the price"

    Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback: we’re sad to learn you were disappointed on this occasion. The accuracy of our descriptions and photographs are very important to us. We have added a few extra words to help further clarify the size of the property and the storage space available to guests. Rocket Cart House is a quirky, cosy and compact property and exactly as you see in the pictures. Our reservations team are always on hand and happy to help with any queries you might have when booking to help you ensure you pick the right place for you. Please do get in touch when you are planning your next Cornish break. From the Helpful Holidays team. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean2.8Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, fabulous amenities and in a great location."

    The extra touch of gifts from the owners in the welcome pack was a lovely touch

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2021

  • "The house looks very similar to the photos, if not a little smaller."

    Space is utilised well throughout and the place was fully functional - hot showers and a very comfortable bed! The location is amazing, feels very remote but still within walking distance to restaurants etc. The only improvement was that although the kitchen/facilities and bed was clean, the sofa and floor felt very dusty/covered in bits which could have done with a Hoover. Perfect stay!

    Thank you for your feedback and we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Rocket Cart House. In order to give guests a more luxurious touch the owners invested in a black velvet Chesterfield sofa and sometimes this can pick up lint which can be difficult to remove even though the sofa has been thoroughly cleaned. They have therefore taken your comment on board and will be using a different upholstery brush in future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and we hope you'll return to Rocket Cart House when you next holiday in Cornwall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nina3.8Jul 2021

  • "Outside area was disappointing and we had to clean on arrival to make it usable"

    Thank you for your review. The owners are in the first two months of letting out Rocket Cart House and are sorry the outside area was not to your liking. They have taken up your comment with their House keeping service and understand that when heavy Southwesterlies blow through the Lizard, the honeysuckle around the outside area can shed small leaves and twigs. They will ensure at every change over this area is thoroughly swept in future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Jul 2021

  • "Everything was as promised - we knew it would be very small."

    However - the cutlery was slightly irritating - trying to manage with tiny teaspoons, then large soupspoons for eating was a problem. The pillows on the bed were very hard - easily remedied. Beautifully dressed and in a great location, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.4Jun 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric radiators and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven/microwave and induction hob, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, Smart TV and high speed Wi-Fi
  • A starter pack of wood, kindling and firelighters and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Please note: Electric vehicle charging is not permitted
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Limited storage space
  • Courtyard with seating
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: Strictly no pets permitted

The property

Rocket Cart House is a beautifully presented, tiny granite cottage situated in the southernly village of Lizard, Cornwall.

Dating back to 1869, this little building used to store the cart and rocket lifesaving equipment for the lifeboat crew on the Lizard.

Now a converted dwelling, it offers a romantic bolthole for couples wanting to explore South Cornwall.

The craftsmanship of the interior should be appreciated, featuring exposed beams and stylish touches throughout, creating a heart-warming base to return to each evening.

Get the woodburning stove fire up as you sink into the sumptuous velvet sofa, taking a moment to relax following a day of coastal rambles.

The kitchen has a fantastic use of space, housing an electric combi-oven/microwave and induction hob, fridge, dishwasher and washer/dryer, ensuring you are fully catered for.

Preparing a light dinner here will be no trouble however, a 3 minute walk down the lane or into the Village provides a multitude of choices ranging from fine dining with Atlantic views to delicious locally sourced takeaways.

After dinner, look forward to curling up in the delightful bedroom, presented with stylish hanging storage baskets, a timber clad backwall and open beams into the roof space to view the stars.

The en-suite shower room continues to exude style, featuring a slate floor, walk-in shower enclosure, basin, heated towel rail and WC.

When the weathers nice, throw open the patio doors and access the pretty courtyard, the perfect spot for a well-deserved gin and tonic or local Lizard Ale.

Wander into the centre of the village, home to a selection of eateries and pubs, as well as a farmer's shop and Deli where you can pick up the essentials.

Famed for being the most southerly point of the British mainland, the Lizard Peninsula offers a beautiful coastline filled with pretty coves, little shipwrecks and gorgeous bays and beaches.

It also has one of the UK’s warmest climates, meaning you’ll have even more opportunity to enjoy sunshine long coastal walks and beach days, particularly at Kynance Cove, where you can see one of the most photographed and painted locations in Cornwall.

If exploration takes you further afield, visit the iconic Poldark Mine, one of the best underground experiences in the south west, or spend an afternoon wandering the streets of Falmouth, home to many unique shops and fascination attractions and a rich maritime history.

Surrounded by glorious scenery, Rocket Cart House promises to be an excellent base for touring Cornwall, walking the South west Path and bird watching.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Mullion 5 miles; Helston 11 miles.

The village of Lizard is situated on the Lizard Peninsula, the most southerly point in mainland England. Lizard offers a village green, small shops, a pub and cafes, with Lizard Lighthouse being the oldest mainland light in Cornwall. Lizard Peninsula is surrounded on three sides by the sea, with the fourth by the still waters of the Helford River, and boasts many golden beaches, cliff tops and coastal villages. Just five miles away is the large village of Mullion, which is home to a selection of popular restaurants, shops and pubs, along with Mullion Meadows Chocolate Factory and coffee shop and Mullion Cove, a pretty working harbour. Within driving distance is the busy market town of Helston, which is most famous for its Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. Nearby is the Poldark Mine, one of the best underground experiences in the south west, and further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Lizard village is a convenient base for a visiting a variety of attractions.

Note: Strictly no pets permitted