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.

229 cottages found 229 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.

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.

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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.

Parada Cottage is located in the heart of the stunning Mineshop Valley, a short walk through the fields and woodland to the beach at Crackington Haven near Bude in North Cornwall. Set in a secluded and tranquil spot, its the perfect getaway for families, couples and dog owners.

Cedar Lodge provides families with a relaxing yet action-packed holiday. The pet-friendly, large cottage in St Columb, Cornwall is situated in Retallack Resort which offers a water park, pitch and putt golf, swimming pool and tennis court and expansive gardens – within reach of sandy beaches.

Baytree Cottage near Truro sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms. From its idyllic location overlooking the tributary water of Restronguet Creek, this romantic and captivating holiday cottage offers a 5* setting for year-round stays on the South coast of Cornwall.

Godrevy enjoys unrivalled views from its location atop the cliffs on the southernmost point of mainland Britain. The pet-friendly, seaside cottage in the Lizard Lighthouse offers modern comforts and spectacular views plus access to coastal walking paths and the beautiful beaches of Cornwall.

Views of Newquay and the North Cornwall coast greet guests from many vantage points at 11 Quay Court. The luxury seaside apartment in Newquay boasts sea views and beautiful interior design. It is situated close to the beaches and attractions of popular Newquay. Pets welcome.

Bass Cottage is located in the peaceful village of Point between Truro and Falmouth on Restronguet Creek. The cottage faces onto the village green, and has creek views from every room. It has just been completely refurbished and combines historic character with contemporary designer finishes.

This fully restored Newlyn fishermen's cottage, with unrivalled views of the Cornish coast and St. Michael’s Mount, Chirgwin is a dream UK getaway. This family-friendly three bedroom holiday cottage overlooks Newlyn harbour near Penzance.

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.

Primrose is a traditional rural cottage with a pool nestled in the grounds of Woodland Retreat in Cornwall. The luxury, coastal cottage near Wadebridge in North Cornwall boasts period furnishings, tasteful finishes, tranquillity and a private sauna hot tub, gym, tennis courts and beautiful walks.

Once a Medieval fortified mansion, Crocadon Farm offers high quality self-catering accommodation near Saltash in Cornwall opposite the renowned St Mellion Golf and Country Club. This large, beautiful and pet friendly holiday cottage in Cornwall sleeps 14 in comfort and style.

Longships boasts spectacular views over the ocean from its position within Lizard Lighthouse near Lizard Village in Cornwall. The two-bedroom seaside cottage offers modern comforts, subtle decorations and ample grounds for children and pets to explore on a truly unique coastal holiday.

Cutting-edge design and enviable views distinguish this luxury coastal cottage in Millbrook. Balconies with lake views, a furnished garden, big corner sofas and a cinema room invite relaxation, while the Cornwall coast waits to be explored just moments from this ultra-stylish 3-bedroom cottage.

A stay at Praze, a contemporary eco cottage on The Park resort near Newquay, Cornwall, promises comfortable accommodation during your group’s visit to the South West coast, with spacious open plan living area, underfloor heating, sumptuous leather furnishings, and private garden with patio.

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.

The Crag is a truly unique secluded, seaside cottage near Housel Bay near Helston with spectacular ocean views from its cliff top position. It offers an open fire, luxury fittings, an expansive patio, space for children, artistic design features and access to sandy beaches on the Cornish coastline.

7 Harlyn Cottages is a beautifully furnished, modern, holiday home at Harlyn Bay near Padstow in North Cornwall. Within a short walk of a white sandy beach for surfing and rock-pooling, this family friendly holiday cottage sleeps 6 and welcomes pets.

Captains House, a large holiday cottage in Marazion, enjoys direct, uninterrupted views across crystal clear water to St Michael’s Mount. This luxury waterfront Cornish coast cottage is immaculately presented and enjoys direct access to a sandy beach. Sleeps 10.

Barn Cottage, a truly romantic getaway, is a stone-built Cornish cottage in Dobwells near Liskeard in South East Cornwall. The cosy rural retreat features contemporary fittings paired with traditional features as well as a four-poster bed and beautiful rural views of the hills and valley beyond.

There’s probably no better place to spend a family holiday on the West Cornwall coast than Una Argentum 71 in St. Ives, a luxury eco lodge where your family can avail itself of the onsite heated pool, spa, and fitness studio or explore nearby Carbis Bay Beach. Pets welcome.

A gorgeous cottage sits nestled in a densely wooded valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers couples an idyllic getaway. Coachman’s is a truly romantic Cornish coastal cottage featuring bundles of character, an open fire, a mezzanine bedroom and tranquillity near Tintagel.

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.