The Carthouse, Porthcurno / St Buryan - Sleeps 4

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Eco-Conscious Gem

The Carthouse Porthcurno / St Buryan

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • Dogs 2
  • Eco Conscious
  • Hot tub
  • 8

A beautifully converted home within tranquil surroundings

Hidden within miles of rural landscape, and close to the wild west Cornwall coastline, The Carthouse is a place where city dwellers can completely let go, and be embraced by indulgent seclusion. Framed by oak beams, dressed with dreamy linens, and effortlessly cool, this converted eighteenth century barn is easy to fall for, and ever-so hard to leave behind. Its wood fired hot tub tempts with big starry skies, and gorgeous open plan spaces bring busy families closer with stories, suppers and plenty of laughter. The Carthouse has been lovingly and tastefully refurbished by the owners, with sustainability in mind. There's a even a cute-as-a-button summerhouse, with its own kitchen, bedroom, shower room, and outdoor seating area. 

We have had a truly fabulous week in The Carthouse. It is a very beautiful barn conversion finished to the highest standards.A great location to visit the attractions of West Cornwall and near a great village too. Just Fabulous! 

Step Inside

By blending original stone architecture with modern fittings, the owners have created something quite unique at The Carthouse. Enter into the first floor, where two sumptuous yet pared back bedrooms and a statement family shower room await. Natural tones and layered textures create inviting spaces; the master room features beautifully high ceilings with statement wicker lighting, repurposed furniture and a free standing slipper bath, whilst the second bedroom is a cosy nook with a four poster bamboo bed, cocooned within a soft linen canopy. Located downstairs is the open plan living, kitchen and dining area. Gather here for summer days with the full height doors wide open, living that indoor-outdoor lifestyle that Cornwall is best at, or hunker down beside the log burner for the cosiest evening with delicious local food. The kitchen is a dream to play chef in; and with award-winning St Buryan farm Shop selling home reared meats and vegetables in the village, cooking on the Everhot stove is a delight. The outdoor space is a wonderful area in which to relax, and for children to explore and play. The wood fired hot tub is a dream on clear evenings, there's plenty of space for dining together and there's even a lovely summer house with a double bed, seating area and ensuite shower room which is available from April until the end of September. 

On Your Doorstep

West Cornwall is our county's wild heart; a place of legend, rugged coastline and historical intrigue. A smuggling past, the castle-topped island of St Michaels Mount, and the world-renowned Minack Theatre - carved into the cliff edge at Porthcurno - are just a few of the attractions that pull visitors to this far away corner of the UK. Sennen Cove and Porthcurno beach are around ten minutes away, offering soft sands and turquoise waters. Newlyn, Mousehole and Penzance are all within a fifteen minute drive of The Carthouse, and are home to some fabulous eateries, bakeries and shops. With an ever changing menu, Argoe in Newlyn (dubbed 'the best fish restaurant ever' by the owner of The Carthouse!) use only bycatch and have veggie and vegan options, and delicious local wines. The Bridge, also in Newlyn, offers relaxed Italian dining, or why not pop down to Mousehole's artisan cafes? If you love to find those rare shops filled with dreamy homewares and clothing, Seven Stones in Penzance is chic, independent and well worth a mooch around. From St Buryan, you are perfectly placed to explore wider west Cornwall, including St Ives, Carbis Bay and Gwithian.

Additional Information
Eco-Conscious Credentials

Low carbon:

  • A/ A++ Oven
  • >70% LED bulbs
  • Light Timers/ Dimmable Lights/ Motion operated light/s
  • Air source heat pumps/hybrid heating systems
  • Underfloor Heating
  • Quooker/ Boiling Water Tap
  • Thermosts in every room/ zoned thermostats

Sustainable features:

  • Renovated/ Refurbished Property
  • Sustainably sourced timber construction
  • Locally sourced building materials
  • Repurposed Building materials/ features
  • High levels of Insulation
  • Vintage/ Antique/ Reused/ Recycled Furnishings
  • Aluminium/ Timber Window Frames
  • Triple Glazed/ High Performance Windows
  • Plant based/ethical Bedding/ Furniture

Reduced waste:

  • Dual Flush/ Low Flow Toilets
  • Water Efficient Brassware
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Zero Waste to Landfill
  • Cafetiere option
  • Water sourced from a bore hole

Biodiversity & Community:

  • Garden Landscaping using regional materials/ plants
  • Gaps in the hedge/ fence to allow hedgehogs to travel
  • Mainly local suppliers used for the WG (reduced food miles)
  • Reduced cleaning chemicals

The extra mile:

  • Solar Panels or other renewable energy generation
  • Reusable Beach toys/ equipment for the guests
  • EPC Rating B and above
  • Water based paint used
  • From the parking area, there are two steps up to the patio and then a further three steps up to the front door
  • The Carthouse is set over two floors, with five stone steps up to the first floor (with a handrail).
  • Master bedroom: First floor, king size bed, bedside tables, hanging space for clothes, roll top bath, 33" SONY TV, garden views. 
  • Bedroom 2: First floor, double four poster bed, bedside tables, hanging space for clothes, sofa, garden views. 
  • Additional bedroom in the summerhouse.
  • Family bathroom: Walk in rainfall shower, separate hand held shower attachment, heated towel rail, wash hand basin, WC.
  • Summer house ensuite: Shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC.
  • Energy efficient Everhot range cooker with induction hob
  • AEG fridge freezer
  • Sage bean to cup coffee machine
  • Quooker instant hot water tap
  • Toaster
  • Panasonic microwave
  • AEG dishwasher
  • Utilities include: AEG Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board.
Living and Dining

An open plan living and dining area, located on the ground floor.

  • Log burner in the centre of the open plan space
  • 33" wall mounted TV
  • One 2-seater sofa and one 3-seater sofa
  • Pouffe with tray for coffee etc.
  • Double glass doors which lead out into the garden and hot tub area
  • Views of the surrounding garden
  • A beautiful wooden dining table with four chairs.
Other Features
  • Separate summerhouse in the garden with one bedroom (available 30th March - 28th September 2024)
  • Luxury linens and organic wool matresses and bedding provided
  • Parking for three cars
  • Underfloor heating via an air source heat pump
  • Wood fired hot tub, made with sustainable wood
  • Welcomes two dogs
  • Locally sourced building materials and sustainably sourced timber used in the refurbishment
  • Solar panels
  • Sonos speaker
  • There is not a cot and highchair provided but you are welcome to bring your own 
  • All products used to clean The Carthouse are natural
  • The Carthouse has been restored using all original granite
  • Farrow and Ball water based paint used throughout
  • The landscaping uses local sandstone, and granite from Castle An Dinas (a Cornwall Heritage Trust site) and organic local soil
Good To Know
  • The property changeovers and maintenance are managed by the property owner.
  • Cornish Gems and the property owner provide a choice of Welcome Gift for our guests. For more details on the options available please click here.
  • The summerhouse in the garden with one bedroom (available 30th March - 28th September 2024)
  • The owner lives next to The Carthouse.
  • There is no cot or highchair
What to Expect


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