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.

166 cottages found 166 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.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

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

There is a traditional feel to this home from home that makes it a friendly place to spend time with those people you just do not catch up with often enough.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Simple and inviting, this traditional yurt will provide a comfortable and easy rural setting to enjoy the outdoors, friends, and family. Stay at Hodor for a glamping holiday on the North Cornwall coast near Bude you’ll want to share again and again. Dog friendly.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

The Blue House is a traditional Cornish fisherman's cottage in the pretty waterside village of Flushing near Falmouth. It has been recently renovated throughout to a high 5 Star standard. It sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms, with 2 luxury bathrooms, a new kitchen and a large lounge/diner. Pets are welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Hedgehog is a chic eco-lodge in a woodland setting sleeping 2-4 - perfect for a romantic break or a family holiday with young children. This cosy lodge is fully equipped with every comfort for a self-catering holiday in the Cornish countryside near Falmouth.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Create enduring memories at this scenic East Throne glamping resort. Families seeking an enchanting coast and countryside retreat need look no further than our luxurious Mongolian yurts, which fits up to 4 guests.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Bask in the sea air in this large coastal house overlooking Carbis Bay Beach. Enjoy the ocean view at Mordros, where a short path leads directly from the house to the sandy beach. Relax and enjoy your beachside holiday in this luxury two-story, four-bedroom house.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

A charming wood-built lodge offers plenty of scope for play and relaxation on the South Cornwall Coast at Trecombe Lakes. Dormouse is a family-friendly coastal eco-lodge sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms just inland from Maenporth.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

For a luxury coast and countryside glamping holiday, the Round House at East Thorne Farm near Bude in North Cornwall is the ultimate in contemporary design and glamorous living for couples. Sleeps 2.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Situated along the Cornish Riviera, Kara Mor is a spacious, modern house located in Duporth with access to the private beach of Duporth Sands. Guests can enjoy the lovely sea air while sitting waterside, take a stroll through idyllic woodlands, or visit historic Charlestown harbour and St. Austell.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

3 miles from the North Cornwall coast at Perranporth, Trelydarth is a large Cornish holiday cottage set in a secluded rural location sleeping 12 guests in the village of Penhallow. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 2

Tucked away in rural Cornwall, Lanhydrock Barn provides the perfect base for exploring an area renowned for its famous historic houses and gardens.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

This charming Lostwithiel rural holiday property with a hot tub combines preserved character features with thoroughly modern facilities for a self-catering holiday on the South Cornwall coast. Guests have access to a footpath to the vast Lanhydrock estate, maintained by the National Trust.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

A lovingly maintained coastal retreat for couples in Pentewan between St Austell and Mevagissey, Kingfisher Cottage offers a modern studio-style holiday home in South Cornwall. Located amidst picturesque rural scenery in a calm and quiet hamlet, it’s a perfect bolt hole away for two.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Blue Bay of Marazion lies in a rural location close to the coast between Penzance and St.Michaels Mount. This superbly furnished holiday cottage in West Cornwall sleeps 5 and welcomes pets.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Baytree Cottage near Truro sleeps 5 guests in 3 bedrooms. From its idyllic location overlooking the tributary water of Restronguet Creek, this romantic and captivating holiday cottage offers a 5* setting for year-round stays on the South coast of Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Bass Cottage is located in the peaceful village of Point between Truro and Falmouth on Restronguet Creek. The cottage faces onto the village green, and has creek views from every room. It has just been completely refurbished and combines historic character with contemporary designer finishes.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

This fully restored Newlyn fishermen's cottage, with unrivalled views of the Cornish coast and St. Michael’s Mount, Chirgwin is a dream UK getaway. This family-friendly three bedroom holiday cottage overlooks Newlyn harbour near Penzance.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Once a Medieval fortified mansion, Crocadon Farm offers high quality self-catering accommodation near Saltash in Cornwall opposite the renowned St Mellion Golf and Country Club. This large, beautiful and pet friendly holiday cottage in Cornwall sleeps 14 in comfort and style.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 4

Cutting-edge design and enviable views distinguish this luxury coastal cottage in Millbrook. Balconies with lake views, a furnished garden, big corner sofas and a cinema room invite relaxation, while the Cornwall coast waits to be explored just moments from this ultra-stylish 3-bedroom cottage.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Looe Island View is a large newly built 5-star luxury detached 4-bed holiday home set in a spectacular hillside location in Downderry, Cornwall. The property has wonderful panoramic sea views all the way to Looe Island and beyond. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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.