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.

232 cottages found 232 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.

£150 off

27th Sep-4th Oct

Talland Croft Cottage Listing
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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.

£134 off

28th Sep-5th Oct

Berwyn Cottage Listing
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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.

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.

Waterside one and two bedroom Apartments at Newquay holiday apartments, alongside the Gannel Estuary, within a short walk to Fistral Beach and Newquay town centre. This Cornish Estuary apartment is perfect for a beach holiday with a lovely south facing outlook over the estuary. Sleeps 2 - 6.

Anchor Warehouse in Falmouth is a beautiful grade II listed building, transformed to create a luxurious self catering loft style Coornish retreat with every conceivable luxury. Sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, it is located at the head of the Penryn River and enjoys views across the wharf

A newly refurbished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment finished to a high standard with views across the water. The stunning riverside location means that there will always be something out of the window to occupy your attention. WiFi to keep in touch with your friends back home, and reserved parking.

Once fishermen lived in this cottage that sits on the harbour fron in the heart of St. Ives. Now it is a place for wonderful, memorable family holidays. Wake every morning to a sea view, and explore the tiny streets and beaches of this corner of Cornwall. Pelican Cottage sleeps 5 in 4 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 1

A beautiful rural retreat in West Cornwall, Rosehendra is a peaceful and dog friendly country cottage offering self-catering holidays in glorious countryside. Its woodland setting between Hayle and Marazion places it within easy reach of picturesque north and south coast beaches.

Surround yourself with luxury at Holly, a rural cottage at Woodland Retreat in Wadebridge. Gaze upon the beautiful Cornish countryside from the multiple outdoor entertaining areas and enjoy the contemporary elegance, modern comforts, vast grounds, a swimming pool and a gym, and nearby sandy beaches.

The Coach House at Woodlands Manor Farm Holiday Cottages is the perfect holiday cottage for couples set in 37 acres of unspoilt countryside on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. Guests enjoy use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and beautiful walks in our private woodlands.

The Glass House is a spacious family home with an open door to all the splendours of the Burn Park resort in Bude on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast. Guests at this child-friendly holiday home enjoy access to an indoor swimming pool and a hot tub.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Poppy Cottage is a beautifully presented fisherman’s cottage in the heart of Flushing village with a lovely courtyard garden. Fully renovated to a high standard, this traditional 18th Century house retains plenty of original features.

Located on the Pentire Headland, within walking distance of Fistral Beach, Headland View is a large, luxury Cornish holiday cottage in Newquay with a sun bathing deck and a swim spa/hot tub that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms., You'd almost be tempted never to leave the cottage.

Set amidst stunning Cornish countryside, an easy drive to local beaches, 10 Horizon is a stylishly furnished and fully-equipped homely holiday lodge with a hot tub. Located near Dobwalls in East Cornwall, it sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and accepts pets.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

9 Porth Meor Villas offers self-catering accommodation in an award-winning Newquay Holiday Apartment overlooking Porth Beach and the outdoor heated swimming pool. No.9 sleeps 6 guests in 2 (double and twin) bedrooms (both en suite) 3 minutes-walk from the beach. Available all year round.

A hot tub and woodburning stove beckon couples to Howlek, a romantic holiday cottage with a hot tub at The Park in Mawgan Porth. The eco-friendly, wood-panelled property boasts light and airy spaces and a private garden as well as access to indoor and outdoor pools, all a short walk to the beach.

Beautiful Cornish countryside and miles of sandy beaches surround Lliy, a luxurious rural cottage at Woodland Retreat in Wadebridge. The stylish cottage boasts contemporary elegance as well as multiple outdoor entertaining areas, and access to vast grounds, a swimming pool, a hot tub and a gym.

With a setting on the Woodland Retreat resort in the North Cornwall countryside near Wadebridge, Rose is a beautiful detached holiday home with a hot tub and a swimming pool, perfect for a coast and country holiday.

Check out all the stylish touches at Treath, a romantic eco-lodge near the seaside village of Mawgan Porth, in North Cornwall, featuring a host of amenities including solar thermal hot water system, country kitchen, rain dance shower, and log-burning stove that make your stay blissfully indulgent.

Nestled in the Cornish countryside and close to beaches is Clematis, a luxurious rural cottage within Woodland Retreat, Wadebridge. The lovely cottage boasts contemporary elegance as well as multiple furnished outdoor entertaining areas and access to vast grounds, an indoor swimming pool and a gym.

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.

Bask in luxury and beautiful surroundings at Honeysuckle, at Woodland Retreat in Wadebridge. Relax with rural views of the Cornish countryside and enjoy the contemporary elegance as well as multiple outdoor entertaining areas, access to vast grounds, a swimming pool, a gym and nearby sandy beaches.

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.

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.