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.

104 cottages found 104 match all criteria.

The Boathouse is a large, detached Cornish holiday cottage, beautifully furnished, in a special waterside spot on its own quay on the tidal reaches of the Tamar in Cargreen near Saltash. Relax and watch riverside life drift gently by. Enjoy, superb waterside and rural views in every direction.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Beachside Cornwall holiday let in St, Ives, The Poopdeck sleeps 5

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Marine Villa is a luxury Cornish seaside villa overlooking the historic harbour in Charlestown in Cornwall just a hop and a skip from the waterside . Its stylishly designed 3-bedroom interior can accommodate 2 -6 guests for long summer holidays or short and cosy weekend breaks in winter.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Tucked away in Trevone, a tiny Cornish village just outside Padstow, The Old Cabbage Patch is a large and spacious holiday cottage within walking distance of a popular family beach. Sleeping 4 in 4 bedrooms (all en-suite) and furnished in a stylish, restful design, where better for large families!

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 4

Honeysuckle Cottage at Woodlands Manor Farm is a romantic rural hideaway for couples on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. It is set within 37 acres of idyllic countryside and has the benefit of access to a shared large indoor heated swimming pool and woodland walks.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Driftwood House is a large, dog friendly holiday cottage in Newquay within walking distance of Fistral Beach and the Pentire Headland. Driftwood sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms. It's hard to believe that it is a modern house, so beautifully has it been designed by Duchy of Cornwall Architects.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

The Old Shippon Cottage sleeps up to 6 in 3 bedrooms in the stunning Valley at Mineshop, pet friendly cottage with Wi-Fi in a peaceful location within walking distance to the beach at Crackington Haven and just a short drive from the coastal resorts of Bude, Tintagel and Widemouth Bay.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

With an indoor heated swimming pool and games room, Bluebell Cottage offers large self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 10 guests in an idyllic setting on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. Enjoy walking in our private woodland and meet and help feed our small menagerie of animals.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Pond Meadow for couples and families of up to five, is located in a beautiful rural setting, south of Bude, five miles from Crackington Haven. After a hard day exploring the delights of North Cornwall, there is nothing better than coming back to relax in the gardens or in front of an open fire.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

The Kosel is a stylish, spacious seaside retreat in Mawgan Porth. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. This pet friendly lodge is located on The Park, a popular resort with facilities such as a indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and a giant trampoline. The lodge has its own parking, private terrace.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Warmington House offers impressive self-catering accommodation for large families or groups of friends in a stylish period period property, a few miles inland from the North Cornwall coast. This large holiday cottage in Camelford sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms and welcomes pets.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 6

Little Leighs is one of five cottages converted from 18th century farm buildings, which is located in a quiet rural setting, south of Bude near Crackington Haven in North Cornwall. A bedroom on the ground floor makes this ideal for older guests.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Barn Owl is a traditional Cornish Holiday Cottage with beautiful rural views on the South Coast of Cornwall near Looe within walking distance of the South West Coast Path. Barn Owl sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms - perfect for a family holiday or short break.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Charming converted Cornish barn sleeping 6 on quiet working farm in an idyllic coastal setting between Penzance and Land?s End. Fully equipped self-catering. Private Hot Tub on furnished patio. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

This quaint St. Ives Fishermens Cottage has been beautifully restored to offer a homely holiday cottage for seaside self-catering holidays within a short walk of the harbour and beaches. This light and airy cottage extends over 4-floors and sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms - perfect for a family holiday.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Blue Moon fully justifies its claim as the most luxurious and romantic holiday cottages for couples in St. Ives. This dog-friendly coastal cottage in the heart of this Cornish resort oozes sophistication, style and comfort and, with underfloor heating, it’s also perfect for out of season holidays.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Overlooking Mounts Bay and the harbour, The Abbey is a historic luxury holiday cottage in Penzance. This large and pet friendly Cornwall holiday property sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms, and everywhere, exudes style and quality. Perfect for luxurious seaside holidays with family or friends all year round.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 6

Located right on the waterfront overlooking Falmouth Harbour with amazing views from most rooms and the huge terrace, Nightingale House provides you with an unrivalled location from which to enjoy your Cornish holiday. It has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, off-road parking for 2 cars and WiFi.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

My View is a large, detached Cornish holiday house with an indoor heated swimming pool offering luxury self-catering holidays in Cawsand. It sleeps 11 guests in 6 bedrooms (4 ensuite). This family friendly Cornwall holiday home overlooks Cawsand Beach with amazing sea views across Plymouth Sound.

  • Sleeps 11
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 7

Lovely single storey converted 2-bedroom holiday barn on a quiet working farm with stunning views from the living room across Lamorna valley in Cornwall between Penzance and Land's End. Fully equipped self-catering, set in its own grounds with outdoor Hot Tub. Pet friendly.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Located in the quiet hamlet of Treviades, The Farmhouse is just five miles from Falmouth, in a central yet secluded location. It provides the perfect base for a holiday spent exploring Cornwall, and with four bedrooms and plenty of extras, it works equally well as a quiet, relaxing family getaway.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 1

The Dell: a cliff-top holiday cottage in Cornwall with panoramic sea views over Whitsand Bay. A real romantic bolthole for two. Dine out on warm summer evenings on a glass-fronted deck overlooking the ocean, or spend winter evenings listening to the waves roar from the warmth of your king-size bed.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

A beautiful seaside cottage nestled in a quiet nook a few steps from the water in the pretty, lively harbour town of Fowey, Cornwall. Furnished to exceptional standards of style and comfort The Sea Swallow sleeps up to 5 plus cot. Your well behaved dog is very welcome to join you on holiday.

  • Sleeps 5
  • 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.