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 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.

241 cottages found 241 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.

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.

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.

Petite Maison is a detached coastal cottage on the bank of the River Pol in Polperro, one of Cornwall's prettiest fishing villages. Designed in a French romantic style and tastefully furnished to a high standard the cottage lies a short stroll from a sandy beach and coastal walks. Pets welcome.

Enjoy the tranquil setting of this home that's set in a fabulous woodland resort just a few miles from Truro. Features include a furnished patio as well as private balcony; and on-site facilities such as spa pool, fitness suite, bar and restaurant mean plenty to do whilst enjoying your Cornish break

Overlooking picturesque green pastures, this cottage provides well-presented and attractive accommodation for up to four people, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

The Stables at Woodlands Manor Farm Holiday Cottages on the North Cornwall coast near Bude is a family-friendly, luxury farm cottage sleeping 4. Guests enjoy shared use of a large indoor heated swimming pool & games room, all set within 37 rural acres of stunning unspoilt Cornish countryside.

Featuring plenty of space and a panoramic view over the Camel Estuary, The Boat House is a superb waterfront holiday cottage for 2-6 guests. Including a well-furnished living area, indoor and outdoor dining options, and 3 bedrooms. You can explore Rock, nearby Padstow, or just enjoy the sea view!

A stylish and far more comfortable reinvention of the family camping trip, the Tehidy Yurt in Newquay, Cornwall brings you back to nature with a touch of rural charm in the great outdoors - plus access to a hot tub and swimming pool! Tehidy is a bright, welcoming yurt that sleeps up to four.

Renowned for its' surfing culture, Newquay’s undoubted attraction is the magnificent stretch of stunning coastline the Cornish town is positioned along.

Hobart House is a large, luxury holiday cottage a short stroll from Fistral Beach in Newquay. This 5-bedroom elegantly restored period house with sea views is perfect for a seaside holiday in Cornwall in any season.

Watch the waves lap the shore from the terrace of Sea Home, Praa Sands, and soak up the panoramic ocean views from this seaside cottage in Penzance. Retire to a pet-friendly and welcoming property boasting neutral tones, a log burner, Neff appliances and access to the wonders of Cornwall.

A large refurbished country cottage just a short drive from Watergate Bay, this gorgeous property has three spacious bedrooms and a huge open plan kitchen. A wood burner keeps things cosy in the living room, and wonderful countryside views make this the ideal place to enjoy a Cornish family holiday

Hadleigh Lodge is a luxury Canadian-style lodge situated just two miles from the fishing village of Padstow, in the peaceful village of Little Petherick, this beautiful lodge provides easy access to the beautiful valley that links the River Camel to Saints Way.

A great Cornish holiday cottage set in the peaceful rural setting of Woodlands Manor Farm on the North Cornwall coast, near Bude. Rose Cottage benefits from the use of a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool and games room.

The Fish Cellars is a magnificent eco-friendly cottage in the coastal village of Portwrinkle, Cornwall, boasting magnificent sea views and wonderful artwork, a three-storey child-friendly holiday home with cinema room, double master with spa bath, and four bedrooms with Amazon Echo devices.

A large family holiday home with wonderful views over one of the UK's best beaches; Fistral Beach. Enjoy sunsets from your own private balcony, or kick back in the open-plan living space. Just a five minute walk to the beach and town centre this is the perfect home for a beach break in Newquay.

With an indoor heated swimming pool and games room, Woodlands Manor House offers large self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 12 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.

Barn Cottage is a delightful conversion in the charming locale of St Mawgan, and it lies between the countryside and the coast of Cornwall. The award-winning, pet-friendly cottage rewards guests with luxury, children’s games, an open fire, high-end appliances, a sun-drenched garden and seclusion.

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.

This beautiful apartment is the perfect escape for two in Newquay. With wonderful views over the Pentire Headland you'll be welcomed by a bright and contemporary interior and a furnished balcony from which to enjoy the spectacular sea views.

Anchor Warehouse in Falmouth is a beautiful grade II listed building, transformed to create a luxurious self-catering loft style Cornish 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.

Whether you're after relaxation or adventure, this cottage provides the perfect base for a holiday in Cornwall.

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.