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.

144 cottages found 144 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.

  • 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

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

One of the most beautiful three storey town houses in the ultra-exclusive gated community of Port Pendennis Marina in Falmouth. This stunning waterside house has everything to offer up to 6 lucky guests looking for a peaceful, luxurious place to stay.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

A little inland from the Helford River and Falmouth's beaches, Stag at Trecombe Lakes is a cosy eco-lodge in a woodland setting. Sleeping 2-4 it offers self-catering holidays in Cornwall for couples or a young family. Private terrace with BBQ and Firepit.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Overlooking Whitsand Bay in Portwrinkle, this luxury 4-bedroom holiday cottage with a hot tub and glorious sea views sleeps 9 guests in 4 bedrooms. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Coastal cottage in North Cornwall offering self-catering holidays in a quiet rural location with magnificent sea views over Trebarwith Strand. This Family-friendly farm cottage is a 20-minute walk to the local sandy beach and within easy reach of beaches at Tintagel, Port Isaac and Boscastle.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Beech Cottage our 'upside down house' is perfect for couples through to families of up to five, looking for peace and tranquillity, being set in large grounds surrounded by open countryside. A great touring base, south of Bude near Crackington Haven. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Sansa is just 10 minutes from the coastal town of Bude in North Cornwall is the dreamy East Thorne Glamping Resort. It’s a traditional and sustainably sourced Mongolian hut with cosy and contemporary furnishings.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Byron's Retreat is a wonderful 2 bedroom apartment furnished to a high standard in an unrivalled position looking out over Port Pendennis Marina with the most amazing views across the harbour and onwards out to sea.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Where better to enjoy uninterrupted views of the picturesque 14th Century Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey than from the balconies at The Pink House, a large holiday cottage perched above the village offering breath-taking harbour and sea views.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Rabbit is a charmingly cosy, coastal eco-lodge sleeping 2-4 in a peaceful woodland setting with private BBQ and fire-pit. The lodge lies within easy reach of the coast and beaches at Falmouth. Perfect for young families or as a romantic break for couples in Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Bridge House, a countryside cottage on the North Cornwall coast just outside Perranporth is a large five-bedroom holiday cottage, in Goonhavern. This family-friendly home sleeps 10.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 2

Farthings is a charming three bedroom, family-friendly coastal cottage (plus child's room with a child's bed) located in a desirable location right on the beach at Readymoney Cove in Fowey, Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

A family-friendly farm cottage in a quiet rural location in North Cornwall, Crowsnest is a coastal cottage offering magnificent sea and rural views of Trebarwith Valley and Trebarwith Strand. 5 mins drive from the beach and a short drive from Port Isaac, Boscastle and many other beaches.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

The Roundhouse at Trenannick Cottages, which sleeps two guests, is set in a quiet rural area five miles from the coast at Crackington Haven and 10 miles south of Bude. Surrounded by open countryside with distant views of Dartmoor, the cottage and gardens are a great place to chill out and relax.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Arya, is a beautifully furnished yurt in East Thorne a glamping retreat close to the North Cornwall coast. Set amongst fir trees with lovely sunny enclosed garden, it is just a 10-minute stroll into Bude and its fabulous beaches. Sleeps 4. Dog friendly.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

The Green House near Falmouth is a traditional Cornish fisherman's cottage sleeping 6, refurbished to an exceptional 5 star standard. We set out to create something special, a real luxury, dog friendly home from home with everything you could wish for to make your holiday very special.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

With all its wonderful facilities, Fox, a beautiful eco-pod in Trecombe Lakes close to the Cornish coast in Falmouth, gives you a homey cosy interior mixed with a touch of the great outdoors. The luxury pod sleeps four people making it perfect for glamping holiday with the family and friends.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

This Cornish holiday cottage in Newquay overlooks Porth Beach from the 17-acre grounds of a private hotel. Beachcombers' guests enjoy use of the hotels indoor heated pool, gym, bar and restaurant. The house sleeps 5 guests in 2 bedrooms (1 ensuite): perfect for a family seaside holiday in Newquay.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

There’s nothing better than an escape to a spectacular setting with your favourite group of people, and Beachcomber’s pretty much perfect for that break with friends or family.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Directly imported from Mongolia, the Theon Yurt at the East Thorne site in Bude offers the complete luxury glamping experience with homely authenticity and an unrivalled proximity to the best of Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

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.