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.

Nestled on the grounds of the magnificent Bonython Estate just south of Helston in Cornwall sits Mews Cottage, a delightful child-friendly cottage renovated to a five-star standard that comfortably accommodates up to six guests, with private courtyard and three bedrooms, two with en-suite shower.

Pendeen is a large coastal holiday rental in Cornwall sleeping up to 9 with spectacular river views across the estuary towards Falmouth. Located in sought-after Flushing village. this luxury holiday home offers memorable holidays for groups of friends and families. Pets Welcome.

Bonython Farmhouse is a large luxury cottage on Bonython Estate which boasts one of ‘The Great Gardens of Cornwall’ including a hidden valley and lakes. The pet-friendly cottage near Helston and the ocean boasts woodburning stoves plus a perfect blend of rural charm and modern design.

Tregadjack Barn is a small and private, secluded cottage with two beautiful gardens near the town of Helston, Cornwall, offering beautiful long views along the rolling tree-covered countryside to the sea at Mounts Bay, The two-bedroom, pet-friendly oasis welcomes guests with a homemade fish pie!

The Gig is a beautiful, newly refurbished sea-facing house with wonderful views across Falmouth harbour to Flushing and St Mawes in a quiet location, yet just a few steps from Falmouth town centre.

Boconnoc House is a luxury holiday home in Cornwall. The large, pet-friendly property boasts splendid grounds, meticulous design and antique furnishings married with contemporary style. Situated in Lostwithiel, the luxury house is ideal for special occasions and lasting memories.

Want the ideal base camp from which your family embarks daily on its holiday? Book Una Argentum 51, just minutes from the beach at Carbis Bay in St. Ives, Cornwall. Families can enjoy the Cornish coastline from a quaint eco-cottage with private hot tub and large indoor heated pool.

In the far west of Cornwall, Una Stannum 73 is a large luxury lodge offering self-catering holidays in an exclusive development sleeping 8 guests for holidays and short breaks. Guests have access to an indoor heated swimming pool, stat-of-the-art gym, sauna and even an on-site cafe.

This large and homely, dog-friendly four-bedroom holiday lodge in Carbis Bay sleeps up to eight guests. It offers a luxuriously comfortable base to unwind in, as you enjoy the sprawling views and sunny beaches of St. Ives and the Cornish coast.

A luxury holiday property in Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Una Cuprum 65 is a luxury holiday home within a prestigious development close to the beach at Carbis Bay. This contemporary, and beautifully furnished property offers high quality self-catering holidays in West Cornwall for 6 guests in 3 bedrooms.

The Slipway is a stunning 5 Star waterside apartment located just half a mile from the centre of Falmouth. It sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, parking, and shared use of the private slipway.

A stunning detached reverse level new home offering outstanding finish and style with spacious 5 bedroom accommodation. Situated in a slightly elevated location with fine sea and coastal views from the front across and up the coast to Godrevy Lighthouse and as far as St Agnes Head on a clear day.

With the fresh greens of the exuberant countryside and sunny blues of the coastal skies all on your doorstep, the Stannum 68 is an idyllic slice of St. Ives beauty. This large and luxurious Cornish Holiday Lodge with use of an indoor pool in Carbis Bay near St.Ives sleeps 8.

Cosy Cottage offers compact, yet comfortable accommodation for couples on holiday in the West Country, a delightful romantic country cottage situated on the edge of Dobwalls in Cornwall. It features a lovely double bedroom, modern kitchen, and a small garden with rural views.

Starling, a pine-timbered eco-lodge nestles in a tranquil woodland location just inland from Falmouth and the Helford River in Cornwall. This fully equipped and well-insulated pod is perfect for couples or a young family with 1-2 children.

Look no further than Una Stannum 66 for a magnificent coastal holiday at Carnis Bay in picturesque St. Ives, Cornwall. This large, luxury home away from home with a bespoke interior design comfortably sleeps eight and is part of a resort that includes swimming pool, spa, and restaurant.

A quiet and pretty spacious Cornish cottage perfect for a peaceful break from all the city hustle. Positioned near Torpoint in the village of Kingsland, this beautiful coastal property is comfortable and private. Its facilities have all you and your family need for a weekend break or longer holiday.

Just imagine how it feels to wake up to the sound of birds singing, cosied up in your very own treehouse.

Commanding unrivalled views across the water from Flushing towards Falmouth and with its own private beach, The Point will make any dog-friendly self-catering holiday in Cornwall one to be remembered for many years to come. It sleeps 6 in 4 generous bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms and a lounge.

Squirrel is a chic eco-lodge sleeping 2-4 in a peaceful woodland setting at Trecombe Lakes above the Helford River near Falmouth in Cornwall. This snug and cosy self-catering property is perfect for couples or a young family for short breaks or longer holidays.

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.