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.

108 cottages found 108 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

Grade II listed 18th Century Riverside House near Falmouth is a pet-friendly Cornish holiday cottage offering spectacular sea views. Newly refurbished to provide the ultimate luxury seaside accommodation with 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Reserved parking & beautiful waterside courtyard.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Trencrom is a large Cornish luxury seaside holiday villa overlooking Carbis Pay in St. Ives. Facilities include a sauna, games room with cinema and indoor dip pool. Trenrcom in Carbis Bay sleeps 11 in 6 bedrooms and lies in a spectacular elevated position above the clean white sandy beach.

  • Sleeps 11
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 7

The home of an interior designer with 180-degree waterfront views across the River Penryn towards Flushing, out to the harbour and sea beyond. This holiday property will appeal to extended families and friends looking for a spacious and comfortable holiday home.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Fabulous, uninterrupted views across the expanse of Falmouth Bay from the open plan living-room and balconies of this contemporary first floor apartment always provide something of interest to catch your eye. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 luxury bathrooms, WiFi and off-road parking.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Immaculately presented throughout after a meticulous renovation, Ninevah is a large period village house near Falmouth offering a rich blend of coastal charm and luxury modern comfort across two floors, with versatile and pet friendly self catering accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

With beautiful sea views across Whitsand Bay, Lavender Hill House is a large and spacious pet friendly holiday cottage in Cornwall sleeping 8. It is full of those little touches that will make your holiday more than a little special. Perfect for extended family holidays or groups of friends looking ...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

With far-reaching sea views from its lofty location above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, Laburnham is a beautifully furnished, wekll-equipped, warm and cosy 'front line' holiday lodge.Is sleeps 2-4 in comfort and style at any time of year. Includes 2 surfboards! Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

As featured in Good Homes and 25 Beautiful Homes magazines. A high quality, detached, dog and toddler friendly cottage close to the North Cornwall coast twix Bude and Port Isaac. Luxury self-catering accommodation for couples, families and friends. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6 + infant + dogs

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Travel to West Cornwall and come upon Harbour Moon in Mousehole, Cornwall, where a romantic interlude awaits. Enjoy this unique cottage for couples, take in the sights in this picturesque and enjoy all the charm this quaint Cornish fishing village offers.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Luxury coastal cottage in the Cornish countryside with ocean views just 10-minutes outside Padstow. Mowhay Barn is a large holiday cottage - family friendly and within easy reach of classic Cornish beaches.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Based in a prestigious development on the West Cornwall Coast, Una Stannum 69 is a large, luxurious and homely seaside holiday lodge sleeping 8 with use of an indoor swimming pool in Carbis Bay near St.Ives.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Una Cuprum 53 is a luxury seaside holiday let in West Cornwall's most prestigious development of designer holiday homes for self-catering holidays near Carbis Bay Beach in St. Ives. Guests enjoy use of a pool while staying at this beautifully designed and furnished holiday property.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

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

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

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

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.