There is Nothing Quite Like a Self-Catering Holiday In Cornwall

Staying in a Cornish holiday cottage is simply the best way to explore Cornwall. They give you the freedom to explore the whole county from coast to coast without being tied to hotel meal times, forsaking queueing for campsite showers after a day on the beach. 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.

211 cottages found 211 match all criteria.

A secluded retreat with spectacular views down the valley towards Fowey, Cornwall and the sea. Located just over a mile from Fowey, it is a unique coastal cottage for couples in the grounds of an old watermill with parking, garden and barbeque area. Pets welcome.

Set on the edge of the pretty village of Crantock on the North Cornwall coast, Talland Croft is a large and charming 5-bedroom house sleeping 10. The dog-friendly house is a short walk across dunes to a Crantock or an even shorter walk into the heart of Crantock, with good pubs and local shops.

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.

Beautiful stone-built Cornish holiday cottage, sleeping up to 4. Set in the historic Cornish town of Fowey and within walking distance of the beach. Dogs welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

The Garden Apartment is a small and romantic cottage for couples with sea views on the spectacular North Cornwall coast between Tintagel and Bossiney Cove. Features a wood burner, TV, double bedroom, and fitted kitchen. Close to great beaches, and stunning seaside scenery. Pets welcome.

The one bedroom rural holiday home offers couples a romantic getaway in the tranquil Cornish countryside near Lostwithiel and the coast at Fowey. Guests can find woodland and water spots, enjoy a number of cycling routes, and walks to historic National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock.

This family-friendly detached house is a large holiday cottage welcoming up to 10 guests in a rural location just outside the village of Tregony in Cornwall and sleeps ten people in six bedrooms. Pets welcome

Just 200 m from the water in the quaint little Cornish fishing village of Portwrinkle, Sandy Bottom’s breathtaking ocean views and private terrace make it the perfect destination for a stylish, relaxing beach getaway.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

11 Horizon View is an impressively furnished and equipped 2-bedroom holiday lodge with a hot tub. It stands in a secluded rural location amidst the beautiful Cornish countryside near Dobwells with, as its name implies, superb views. It also welcomes pets

Palmer’s Lodge induces romance with its charming exterior, cosy, contemporary open plan layout and fresh flowers and bottle of wine upon arrival. The one-bedroom romantic cottage lies on the outskirts of Elgoskerry, surrounded by lush green meadows and beautiful beaches for which Cornwall is famed.

Enjoy your West Country holiday on the South Cornwall coast with a stay at 16 Brunel Quays in Lostwithiel. Transformed from a Victorian railway building on the banks of the River Fowey into a waterside holiday cottage of timeless grace and beauty, it blends original features and modern furnishings.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Large, fully equipped self-catering 'upside down' converted granite barn in fabulous farm setting. Sleeps 6 easily but warm and cosy enough for 2. Open fire. Private Hot tub on furnished patio with BBQ and lawn. Located above Lamorna Cove between Penzance and Land's End in Cornwall. Pets welcome.

Number 1 The Pier is a 2 bedroom Cornish luxury holiday apartment situated in a brand new development on the Prince of Wales Pier in the heart of Falmouth. This stunning duplex apartment for 2-4 guests enjoys waterside views, a large terrace, WiFi and an allocated parking space.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Bishop Rock is a cosy seaside cottage located within Lizard Lighthouse which boasts panoramic views over the ocean from atop the cliffs. The unique property near Lizard Village promises modern comforts and subtle décor as well as direct access to this wonderful stretch of the Cornish coast.

The balcony at No.1 Quay Court with views over Newquay and the ocean beyond and the interior of this large 4-bedroom holiday cottage in Newquay are equally impressive. With modern furnishings and appliances, this stylish holiday cottage offers guests and their pets a perfect Cornish coast getaway.

Bishop Rock is a former Cornish lighthouse keeper’s cottage located within the Lizard Lighthouse grounds boasting panoramic ocean views from its clifftop location. The unique much modernized comfortable property near Helston provides direct access to this wonderful stretch of the Cornish coast.

This luxury Cornish seaside cottage spoils guests with its sublime blend of old-world charm and contemporary chic. The three-bedroom converted barn boasts boutique standard finishes, an alfresco dining area, hot tub, open fire, modern fittings and stunning views of St Just and the Cornish coast.

Based in the small North Cornwall coastal village of Bossiney, The Round House a semi-detached dog-friendly holiday cottage, overlooking the beautiful land of North Cornwall. Close to Tintagel, The Round House is in a prime location for enjoying the sandy Cornish beaches, for a fun family getaway.

Millstream is a Tintagel holiday cottage set in the picturesque St. Nectan’s Glen along the North Cornwall coast. This romantic rural retreat for two in a one-time corn mill retains its character, with quaint arched door and sofa that converts into full-size double bed.

Willow Cottage sleeps 4, with an open fire and private patio. This beautifully furnished Cornwall holiday cottage is located in the pretty medieval town of Lostwithiel, in the Fowey River Valley, near glorious South Cornwall sandy beaches, Lanhydrock House and Gardens and the local farmers’ market.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Merlins Cottage is a luxury cottage near Tintagel having spectacular sea views from its gardens and an interior with an open fire and contemporary design features. The pet-friendly cottage enjoys expansive views across Port Isaac Bay from its secluded position in the Cornish hamlet of Trevellick.

Kerensa is a delightfully-decorated coastal cottage boasting harbour views and modern comfort in the village of Looe in Cornwall. Dashes of colour imbue the family cottage with a coastal vibe and the sun-drenched terrace invites the sea breeze and the promise of relaxation into this cosy property.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Lookout is a luxury seaside cottage in North Cornwall designed with one feature in mind: The view. The ocean stretches before your eyes from the living areas and gardens of this cottage in Downderry on the Cornish coast. It has an open fire, contemporary chic and is a short stroll to a sandy beach.

Located in the charming village of St. Merryn, Cornwall, and just minutes from Padstow and seven inviting beaches nearby, Muritai is a beautifully presented holiday home providing the perfect home base for your holiday in Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

Throughout Cornwall, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained from young to old, even on the wettest of days. Superb theme parks such as Flambards near Helston or Crealy Adverture Park and the magnificent Eden Project re there for your entertainment, education and pleasure.

For history lovers, Cornwall is happily 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 Cornwall's historic houses open to the public.

Visitors to Cornwall in search of a holiday cottage are spoiled 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.