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.

Mill Cottage is a delightful two-bedroom property nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers families an idyllic getaway in the village of St Nectan’s Glen. The coastal cottage near Tintagel boasts gorgeous gardens with a babbling stream and is surrounded by trees.

An indoor pool, full spa, and onsite restaurant are just the beginning of what Una St Ives resort offers. A luxury seaside getaway for two in Cornwall, the Una Aurum 55 lodge gives you access to the resort, the beach at Carbis Bay and surrounding area’s charms.

Urban chic and gorgeous views distinguish 3 Broadmeadows, a wonderfully-appointed luxury cottage in the Cornish town of Wadebridge, which boasts a delightful courtyard and ultra-modern comforts. Situated near Camel Estuary, the rural cottage promises sophistication and a relaxing holiday.

Watch Cornish fishing trawlers unload their catch from through the windows of this superb waterside apartment in St. Ives. The Poop Deck is a modern family-friendly coastal holiday let in Cornwall that sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.

Amidst the Cornish countryside, one finds Chapel Green, a large countryside cottage in the former mining village of Polgooth featuring a swimming pool, gym, sun deck, and five cosy bedrooms to comfortably house groups of up to 10 looking to holiday in the splendour of St. Austell Bay. Pets welcome.

Indulge yourself in this contemporary, child-friendly eco holiday lodge in St Ives above Carbis Bay in West Cornwall. Full use of outstanding resort facilities including heated indoor pool, spa, and restaurant await you at Una Argentum 62. Pets welcome.

.Jasmine is a luxuriously furnished Shepherds Hut - an utterly romantic bolthole for couples in the countryside at Melody Farm near Truro in Cornwall. Indoor swimming pool. Woodburner. Pets Welcome.

Tucked away in Trevone, a tiny Cornish village just outside Padstow, The Old Cabbage Patch is a large, luxurious holiday cottage a short walk to a popular family beach. Sleeping 10 in 4 bedrooms (all en-suite) and beautifully furnished, where better for large families to holiday than here!

Just minutes from Carbis Bay, Una Argentum 59, a luxury Cornish eco-lodge provides the ideal base camp for families to enjoy their holiday in St. Ives, Cornwall, with spacious accommodation sleeping 4 and amenities including an indoor pool to suit everyone.

Wheal Rose is a romantic cottage tucked away in the hills near St Newlyn East in Cornwall. The rural cottage boasts exposed beams and a delightful garden as well as modern comforts and proximity to the Cornish coast. Relax, connect, unwind and sample the delights of this wonderful county.

For a memorable Cornish glamping experience, book the Brae Yurt at The Park in Mawgan Porth near Newquay provides peace, comfort and a hot tub for couples amongst serene countryside between rolling hills and the scenic Atlantic coast.

4 Faraway Fields is a delightful romantic cottage boasting modern interiors and seclusion. The nicely-appointed hilltop cottage on the outskirts of Dobwalls in Cornwall features a hot tub and offers wonderful rural views of the sunset, especially from the sky deck with a glass in hand.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Guests at Quay House in Newquay enjoy private access down a set of step to Porth Beach. This large waterfront holiday let with superb sea views sleeps 8.

If you’ve always fancied yourself cosied up in a traditional cottage watching the log burning stove cast its glow, Anchor Cottage is perfect.

Waters Edge is the perfect name for this Portreath getaway only steps away from a delightful harbour and sandy beach. With room for five, modern furnishings, and ocean views, this is the perfect destination for ocean lovers. Hiking, golf, and outdoor sports are also nearby.

Fun for all the family, the traditional Mongolian styling within Penryn, a luxury and colourful eco-friendly yurt complete with use of swimming pool and hot tub in North Cornwall countryside close to the coast at Mawgan Porth near Newquay. Sleeps 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.

The ultimate family holiday home, Sea View House is a spectacular contemporary property in a prime Newquay location, with unbeatable panoramic views of the golden coasts and Cornish landscapes. The luxury three-bedroom home is a perfect family-friendly seaside holiday home. Pets welcome.

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.

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.