Cornish Cottage Holiday Accommodation to Let

Staying in Cornish holiday cottages is simply the best way to explore Cornwall. From being the isolated home of Celtic Kings, Seafarers, tin-miners and fishermen (many of the latter can still be found), Cornwall has re-invented itself to appeal to beach lovers, surfers, artists and families in search of relaxing, sometimes active, self catering holidays.  Cornwall's beaches such as Sennan Cove, Fistral Beach and Crantock are regularly listed amongst the best in the world. The coastal villages of Padstow, Falmouth and Fowey make attractive harbours for yachtsmen. St Ives, now home to a Tate Gallery, (The Tate St. Ives) has a wonderful collection of the many artists who found their spiritual home here. Being surrounded on both sides by the sea, taking to the water in Cornwall is very easy. Most beaches will have desirable holiday cottages within easy reach of lovely stretches of sand, swimming and surfing opportunities. There are also plenty of opportunities to hire boats. Chunter around the coastline in a small self-hire boat from many of the small fishing villages such as Mevagissey, Mousehole or Looe, or take the passenger ferry from the Cathedral city of Truro down to the sea past the yachting haven of Mylor to Falmouth or from Falmouth across the estuary to St Mawes.

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The Beach Haven, Bude, Cornwall

The Beach Haven, Bude

The Beach Haven at Bude in north Cornwall is a luxury, seaside-themed four-bedroomed, dog-friendly bungalow. Ten minutes gentle stroll to beaches, National Trust cliffs & town. Sleeps 8 plus cot. Perfect for multi-generation families or those with mobility issues.

Windwards, Carbis Bay, Cornwall

Windwards, Carbis Bay

A luxury holiday cottage in St. Ives, Windwards is a large and spacious property overlooking the beach at Carbis Bay. This elegantly furnished and well-equipped Cornish holiday home sleeps 9 guests in 5 bedrooms. Facilities include a hot tub, games room and sauna. Stunning sea views!

Bayview, Portwrinkle, Portwrinkle, Cornwall

Bayview, Portwrinkle, Portwrinkle

Bayview is a large coastal cottage in Whitesand Bay, Cornwall with sea views in a peaceful, secluded surroundings in the tiny fishing village of Portwrinkle. Bayview is a pet friendly holiday cottage with a hot tub and sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms. Its perfect for golfing or family beach holidays.

Sailor's Penthouse, Falmouth, Cornwall

Sailor's Penthouse, Falmouth

A stunning 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom penthouse apartment with large rooftop terrace offering wonderful views of Falmouth harbour, The Carrick Roads and beyond.

Berwyn, Crantock, Cornwall

Berwyn, Crantock

Berwyn is a large stylish pet friendly Victorian house situated in the charming Cornish, coastal village of Crantock. It has 5 bedrooms and sleeps 10 people. The interior has been tastefully designed to provide, comfortable rooms, ideal for a large family holiday.

The Blue House, Flushing, Cornwall

The Blue House, Flushing

The Blue House is a traditional Cornish fisherman's cottage in the pretty waterside village of Flushing near Falmouth. It has been recently renovated throughout to a high 5 Star standard. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, with 2 luxury bathrooms, a new kitchen and a large lounge/diner. Pets are welcome.

Turnstones, Falmouth, Cornwall

Turnstones, Falmouth

Huge Cornish house on the banks of the River sleeping up to 10 in 5 bedrooms with 4 bathrooms. Facilities include Media room, Wi-Fi and parking. One well behaved dog is welcome. The beach and watersports centre is just a minutes walk away

The Sea Swallow, Fowey, Cornwall

The Sea Swallow, Fowey

A beautiful seaside cottage nestled in a quiet nook a few steps from the water in the pretty, lively harbour town of Fowey, Cornwall. Furnished to exceptional standards of style and comfort The Sea Swallow sleeps up to 5 plus cot. Your well behaved dog is very welcome to join you on holiday.

The Farmhouse, Falmouth, Cornwall

The Farmhouse, Falmouth

Located in the quiet hamlet of Treviades, The Farmhouse is just five miles from Falmouth, in a central yet secluded location. It provides the perfect base for a holiday spent exploring Cornwall, and with four bedrooms and plenty of extras, it works equally well as a quiet, relaxing family getaway.

Ruby Farmhouse Holiday Cottages, Falmouth, Cornwall

Ruby Farmhouse Holiday Cottages, Falmouth

Situated in the perfect location near Falmouth to explore South West Cornwall, on the edge of a peaceful village is a lane which leads you to a secluded spot where a large pet friendly Farmhouse stands with 3 traditional Cornish cottages sleeping 12, at least 250 years old and built of granite.

The Boathouse, Cargreen, Cornwall, Saltash, Cornwall

The Boathouse, Cargreen, Cornwall, Saltash

The Boathouse is a large, detached Cornish holiday cottage, beautifully furnished, in a special waterside spot on its own quay on the tidal reaches of the Tamar in Cargreen near Saltash. Relax and watch riverside life drift gently by. Enjoy, superb waterside and rural views in every direction.

Haywain, Tintagel, Cornwall

Haywain, Tintagel

Cornish stone cottages overlooking magnificent sea views in a quiet rural location of Trebarwith Valley and Trebarwith Strand. 20 mins walk from the local sandy beach and a short distance from many other beaches, Port Isaac and Boscastle.

Higher Shute, Polperro, Cornwall

Higher Shute, Polperro

Relax with family or friends in this large country house by the sea overlooking Polperro in Cornwall. This spacious 4 bedroom house with 4 bathrooms sleeps 8 guests has panoramic sea views from its windows and covered terrace and, rare for Polperro, even has off-street parking for 2 cars.

The Point, Flushing, Cornwall

The Point, Flushing

Commanding unrivalled views across the water from Flushing towards Falmouth and out towards the St Anthony lighthouse, The Point will make any dog friendly self catering holiday in Cornwall one to be remembered for many years to come. It sleeps 6 in 4 generous bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms and a loun...

Looe Island View, Downderry, Cornwall

Looe Island View, Downderry

Looe Island View is a large newly built 5-star luxury detached 4-bed holiday home set in a spectacular hillside location in Downderry, Cornwall. The property has wonderful panoramic sea views all the way to Looe Island and beyond. Pets welcome.

Colquite Holiday Cottage, Fowey, Cornwall

Colquite Holiday Cottage, Fowey

Our quiet comfortable centrally heated cottage with use of outdoor pool in summer, near Fowey, Cornwall, Is in a beautiful, unspoilt area. Sleeps 6 plus cot. Dogs welcome. South-facing with patio and enclosed garden. Lovely views and walks from the cottage. Parking. Wifi.

Harbour Heights House, Mevagissey, Cornwall

Harbour Heights House, Mevagissey

Perched in a stunning hill-top location, Harbour Heights looks down over the historic Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey?s harbour and pier. Beyond it are sweeping sea views across Mevagissey Bay. It?s a view you would be content with gazing at all day through the windows or from the sunny terrac...

The Abbey, Penzance, Cornwall

The Abbey, Penzance

Overlooking Mounts Bay and the harbour, The Abbey is a historic luxury holiday cottage in Penzance. This large and pet friendly Cornwall holiday property sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms, and everywhere, exudes style and quality. Perfect for luxurious seaside holidays with family or friends all year round.

Poppy Cottage, Falmouth, Cornwall

Poppy Cottage, Falmouth

Poppy Cottage is a beautifully presented fisherman’s cottage in the heart of Flushing village with a lovely courtyard garden. Fully renovated to a high standard, this traditional 18th Century house retains plenty of original features.

Overlinks House, St. Ives, Cornwall

Overlinks House, St. Ives

Standing in beautiful secluded countryside with panoramic views near Looe in East Cornwall, Swallow Cottage is a pet friendly, accessible holiday home in Cornwall perfectly for family holidays on the Cornish Coast. Swallow sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms - one on the ground floor with wet room.

Badgers Set, Granite Henge., Polperro, Cornwall

Badgers Set, Granite Henge., Polperro

Badgers Set is a Cornwall holiday cottage set in a sub tropical garden with a swimming pool. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms in delightful rural surroundings just a mile from the beach at Talland Bay and 2 miles from Polperro.

Beachcombers, Falmouth, Cornwall

Beachcombers, Falmouth

‘Beachcombers’ is a spacious bright house spread over three floors providing 3 bedrooms (one with ensuite bathroom), a family bathroom and a large downstairs cloakroom. In addition to this, there is a spacious lounge and an open kitchen diner which opens onto a decked terrace.

Fowey @ The Old Rectory - Lanreath, Fowey, Cornwall

Fowey @ The Old Rectory - Lanreath, Fowey

Attractive spacious, rural holiday apartment in Lanreath village near Looe and Polperro. It sleeps 4-7 in a character house set in beautiful award-winning gardens with heated outdoor pool in summer. Games room Children and dogs welcome. Open all year round.

The Coach House, Bude, Cornwall

The Coach House, Bude

Woodlands Manor Farm & holiday cottages with indoor heated swimming pool & games room is set in 37 acres of unspoilt North Cornwall countryside.

Bew Cottage, Penzance, Cornwall

Bew Cottage, Penzance

Charming converted Cornish barn sleeping 6 on quiet working farm in an idyllic coastal setting between Penzance and Land?s End. Fully equipped self-catering. Private Hot Tub on furnished patio. Pets welcome.

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Inland, the country side ranges from steep wooded valleys and deep green lanes to the wide spaces of rugged Bodmin Moor. Here too, those booking a holiday cottage will find plenty of attractions to fill their days, such as the magnificent Eden Project, built in an old china clay pit near St. Austell. It seems that each little fishing village has its own unique visitor attraction; in Boscastle for example, The Whitchcraft Museum houses the largest collection of witchcraft artifacts in the world.

For history lovers, Cornwall is hapilly over-endowed with stately homes open to the public. Examples include Trerice near Newquay, a fine National Trust managed Elizabethan Manor, Lanhrdrock House near Bodmin and Mount Edgcumbe (home of the National Camelia Collection) at Torpoint are just three examples of Conrwall's histroic houses oipen to the public.

Visitors to Cornwall in search of a holiday cottage are spoilt for choice. Every resort, town and village will have a choice of cottages, barn conversions or seaside apartments in old dockside buildings. Because there are so many cottages - and partly because Cornwall is such a creative County, the standards of holiday lets in Cornwall are reassuringly and comfortably high. Cornwall is a county that gives a warm and exciting welcome to all its visitors.