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Rocket Cart House

Lizard, Cornwall (Ref. 1052524)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Melanie

    “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!

    - Melanie, May 2022

    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


  • 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
  • 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

Situated in The Lizard, the most southernly point in Britain, lies this attractive little cottage, Rocket Cart House.

This tiny granite building offers a lovely escape for couples eager to break away from normal life and enjoy the attractions of South Cornwall.

Holding plenty of history, the property was originally used by the Lizard lifeguard crew as a storage for lifesaving apparatus used to rescue shipwrecked sailors who ran ashore on treacherous rocks of the Lizard Point.

Internally, the space has been used very well, featuring a stylish open plan living area where you can relax each evening.

Make use of the woodburning stove on colder nights, whilst the kitchen comes amply-equipped with all the essentials for a short break, including an electric oven/microwave, induction hob, washer/dryer and even a dishwasher, so you won’t have to lift a finger when it comes to washing up!

As you tire, get yourself comfortable in the bedroom, housing a King-sized double bed against a timber clad backwall, as well as matching bedside tables and a pretty hanging space – the owner’s efforts haven’t gone unnoticed!

Slide open a wooden door to access the en-suite shower, complete with a walk-in shower enclosure, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

A pretty courtyard can be found outside, offering a lovely space for alfresco dining or to simply sit back with a favourite drink in hand.

The Lizard offers a small selection of shops, two pubs, a Deli, takeaway fish and chips plus the famous Ann's 'Pasty and a Pint' and a selection of cafés where you can refuel following a coastal adventure.

Nearby Mullion and Helston offer a greater range of amenities, including the Mullion Meadows Chocolate Factory, where you can sample a tempting range of Belgian chocolate and join in Art classes at the Gallery.

Take yourself further north and visit the market town of Helston, where you can visit the fascinating Helston Folk Museum and enjoy the Flora Day Festival in May.The Cornish Seal Sanctuary and Trebah Gardens are close by along with many other National Trust sites.

For those looking to soak up the scenery, meander along the South West Coast Path and you may stumble across the beautiful Kynance Cove, offering stunning white sands and turquoise waters.

Immersed in breath-taking scenery, a stay at Rocket Cart House will have you returning each year.

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

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