There is Northing Quite Like a Self-Catering Holiday In Cornwall

Staying in Cornish holiday cottages 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.

117 cottages found 117 match all criteria.

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

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Pendeen is a large coastal holiday rental in Cornwall sleeping up to 9 with spectacular river views across the estuary towards Falmouth. Located in sought-after Flushing village. this luxury holiday home offers memorable holidays for groups of friends and families. Pets Welcome.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 2

The Gig is a beautiful, newly refurbished sea-facing house with wonderful views across Falmouth harbour to Flushing and St Mawes in a quiet location, yet just a few steps from Falmouth town centre.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

A luxury Cornish penthouse in St. Ives, sleeping 6 guests who will adore the breathtaking sea views across St. Ives Bay and the short walk to Porthminsteer Beach. With secure storage for surf-boards and cycles and a designated parking space it's perfect for an active seaside holiday.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Converted Mill in peaceful, rural surroundings, suitable for large families of groups of friends high above Port Navas, on the Helford River near Falmouth. Offers luxury, spacious accommodation for 10 guests with magnificent views across the Lizard. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

In the far west of Cornwall, Una Stannum no. 73 is a luxury lodge offering self-catering holidays in an exclusive development large enough to welcome up to 8 guests for long holidays or short breaks. Guests have access to an indoor heated swimming pool, stat-of-the-art gym, sauna and even an on-site...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

A few miles inland from Padstow, Bryn Cottage is a lovely Cornish stone barn conversion. Tucked away in the peaceful rolling countryside it has bright, stunning views across open fields and farmland to the nearby hamlet of St. Wenn and Bodmin beyond.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

A luxury holiday property in Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Una Cuprum 65 is a luxury holiday home within a prestigious development close to the beach at Carbis Bay. This contemporary, and beautifully furnished property offers high quality self-catering holidays in West Cornwall for 6 guests in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

The Slipway is a stunning 5 Star waterside apartment located just half a mile from the centre of Falmouth. It sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, parking, and shared use of the private slipway.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Overlooking Towan Bay and the famous surf of Fistral Beach, Penthouse 50 Zinc is a stylish Penthouse holiday apartment in Newquay. This Cornish self-catering apartment is perfect for seaside or surfing holidays in Cornwall at any time of year.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Starling, a pine-timbered eco-lodge nestles in a tranquil woodland location just inland from Falmouth and the Helford River in Cornwall. This fully equipped and well-insulated pod is perfect for couples or a young family with 1-2 children.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Farthings is a beautifully furnished 4-bedroom Fowey holiday cottage in Cornwall that sleeps 6 overlooking the sandy beach and wooded shores of Readymoney Cove. The little shops and restaurants in the picturesque centre of Fowey are just a scenic 10-minute stroll along the Estuary.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Just imagine how it feels to wake up to the sound of birds singing, cosied up in your very own treehouse.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Commanding unrivalled views across the water from Flushing towards Falmouth and with its own private beach, 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 lounge.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Buddlestone is a peaceful self-catering cottage set at the end of a private drive,surrounded by farmland. 1/4 mile from the traditional village of St Buryan and within a few miles of the Cornish coast and beaches. Sleeps 6 + cot(s), farmhouse kitchen, conservatory, large garden, parking, dogs welcom...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Squirrel is a chic eco-lodge sleeping 2-4 in a peaceful woodland setting at Trecombe Lakes above the Helford River near Falmouth in Cornwall. This snug and cosy self-catering property is perfect for couples or a young family for short breaks or longer holidays.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Enjoy a relaxing Cornish seaside holiday at Stone House, a large and impressively furnished holiday home with superb sea views in Perranporth. Surfboard storage and outdoor shower.

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Hedgehog is a chic eco-lodge in a woodland setting sleeping 2-4 - perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday with young children. This cosy lodge is fully equipped with every comfort for a self-catering holiday in the Cornish countryside near Falmouth.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

A charming wood-built lodge offers plenty of scope for play and relaxation on the South Cornwall Coast at Trecombe Lakes. Dormouse is a family-friendly coastal eco-lodge sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms just inland from Maenporth.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

3 miles from the North Cornwall coast at Perranporth, Trelydarth is a large Cornish holiday cottage set in a secluded rural location sleeping 12 guests in the village of Penhallow. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • 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.