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.

167 cottages found 167 match all criteria.

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

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

The one bedroom rural holiday home offers couples a romantic getaway in the tranquil Cornish countryside near Lostwithiel and the coast at Fowey. Guests can find woodland and water spots, enjoy a number of cycling routes, and walks to historic National Trust properties such as Lanhydrock.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

This family-friendly detached house is a large holiday cottage welcoming up to 10 guests in a rural location just outside the village of Tregony in Cornwall and sleeps ten people in six bedrooms. Pets welcome

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 2

Just 200 m from the water in the quaint little Cornish fishing village of Portwrinkle, Sandy Bottom’s breathtaking ocean views and private terrace make it the perfect destination for a stylish, relaxing beach getaway.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Rostowan is situated in a very private rural location, close to St.Mawes on the South Coast of Cornwall in Port Scatho. This secluded countryside holiday cottage lies just a stone's throw from the creek and a ten-minute stroll to the Beach. Pets welcome in this family-friendly seaside cottage.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

11 Horizon View is an impressively furnished and equipped 2-bedroom holiday lodge with a hot tub. It stands in a secluded rural location amidst the beautiful Cornish countryside near Dobwells with, as its name implies, superb views. It also welcomes pets

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Palmer’s Lodge induces romance with its charming exterior, cosy, contemporary open plan layout and fresh flowers and bottle of wine upon arrival. The one-bedroom romantic cottage lies on the outskirts of Elgoskerry, surrounded by lush green meadows and beautiful beaches for which Cornwall is famed.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Enjoy your West Country holiday on the South Cornwall coast with a stay at 16 Brunel Quays in Lostwithiel. Transformed from a Victorian railway building on the banks of the River Fowey into a waterside holiday cottage of timeless grace and beauty, it blends original features and modern furnishings.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Large, fully equipped self-catering 'upside down' converted granite barn in fabulous farm setting. Sleeps 6 easily but warm and cosy enough for 2. Open fire. Private Hot tub on furnished patio with BBQ and lawn. Located above Lamorna Cove between Penzance and Land's End in Cornwall. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Number 1 The Pier is a 2 bedroom Cornish luxury holiday apartment situated in a brand new development on the Prince of Wales Pier in the heart of Falmouth. This stunning duplex apartment for 2-4 guests enjoys waterside views, a large terrace, WiFi and an allocated parking space.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

This luxury Cornish seaside cottage spoils guests with its sublime blend of old-world charm and contemporary chic. The three-bedroom converted barn boasts boutique standard finishes, an alfresco dining area, hot tub, open fire, modern fittings and stunning views of St Just and the Cornish coast.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Based in the small North Cornwall coastal village of Bossiney, The Round House a semi-detached dog-friendly holiday cottage, overlooking the beautiful land of North Cornwall. Close to Tintagel, The Round House is in a prime location for enjoying the sandy Cornish beaches, for a fun family getaway.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Willow Cottage sleeps 4, with an open fire and private patio. This beautifully furnished Cornwall holiday cottage is located in the pretty medieval town of Lostwithiel, in the Fowey River Valley, near glorious South Cornwall sandy beaches, Lanhydrock House and Gardens and the local farmers’ market.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Located in the charming village of St. Merryn, Cornwall, and just minutes from Padstow and seven inviting beaches nearby, Muritai is a beautifully presented holiday home providing the perfect home base for your holiday in Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Briar boasts an interior of crisp lines, high cathedral ceilings and soft tones befitting its position in the Indian Queens the very centre of Cornwall. The semi-detached barn conversion welcomes families and pets to a luxury coastal cottage with the promise of a fun-filled seaside holiday.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

It is said that the view makes the holiday, and where better for families to discover this, than at Glintings, a Polperro holiday cottage. Sitting comfortably on a sunny hillside location, this spacious, pet friendly cottage in Cornwall sleeps 6 and offers superb views over the village and harbour.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

.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.

  • Sleeps 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.