Cornwall

 

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 mealtimes, 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 are still around), 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 among the world's best. 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 by small self-hire boat from many 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. Take another ferry across the estuary from Falmouth to St Mawes.

 

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Curlews Cwtch offers country charm within reach of the ocean. The pet-friendly cottage lies moments from the beaches of Polzeath and boasts views of the Cornish countryside from its ample garden, as well as a pastel palette with local art, open-plan design, picture windows and a wood-burning stove.

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8
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A newly renovated, luxury Cornish cottage, full of character and charm, set in a peaceful countryside location. A short drive from Padstow, the Camel Trail and many North Cornwall beaches. Sleeps 8 in 4 ensuite bedrooms. Delightful garden with a private sunny patio. Dog-friendly.

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Falmouth plays host to Marine Cottage, a gorgeous Grade II listed 18th Century house in the heart of the charming Cornish town. The seaside cottage features luxurious detailing and an open fire as well as a sun-drenched courtyard which captures views of the seaside, which is but a short stroll away.

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2

A log-burning fire crackles in Cranny, a cosy rural holiday cottage near Bude at East Thorne Farm. This pet-friendly holiday cottage in North Cornwall is surrounded by countryside and includes a beautiful garden, adventure playground, spa, indoor games room and proximity to the sea.

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6
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Located on Flushing Quay and fully refurbished, this beautiful cottage has enchanting sea views, a balcony and private parking. Blue Water Cottage sleeps up to 6 guests in 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, and it is also dog friendly

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8
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4

Western House is an 18th Century property which sits on the banks of the river in Malpas, just 2 miles from Truro and 13 miles from Falmouth. The house sleeps up to 8 people with parking for up to 3 cars and has its own jetty with waterfront access. It’s also dog friendly!

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8
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4

Higher Close lies just steps from Mawgan Porth and enjoys views of the Cornish coastline. Sleeping 8, the luxurious coastal cottage catches the sea breeze in its generous furnished garden & boasts architectural design with sunlit rooms, chic décor, a wood-burning stove, a games room & a pizza oven.

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1

The Retreat is featured in the Daphne Du Maurier novel The King’s General. Couples can write their own holiday narrative at this romantic cottage with a cute patio in St Keyne near Liskeard, Cornwall. The pet-friendly, 1-bedroom rural cottage features inviting, modern décor blended with rural charm.

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4
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2

Little Gull is a delightful stone-built barn conversion nestles inland from Polzeath in Cornwall. The pet-friendly property offers neutral tones & elegant décor beneath vaulted beamed ceilings, an open-plan design and a wood-burning stove, plus a generous south-facing lawned garden.

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Inland, the countryside ranges from steep wooded valleys and deep green lanes to the rugged Bodmin Moor's wide spaces. 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 Witchcraft Museum houses the largest collection of witch-related 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 Adventure Park and the magnificent Eden Project, all 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, Lanhydrock 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.