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.

150 cottages found 150 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.

  • 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

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

Ash Cottage is perfect for couples and families of up to four and is set in three acre grounds, surrounded by fields, just south of Bude near Crackington Haven. Whether you want to relax, tour or be adventurous, Ash is the place to stay. Sorry this is one of our pet free cottages.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Poppy Cottage is a beautifully presented fisherman’s cottage in the heart of Flushing village with a lovely courtyard garden. Fully renovated to a high standard, this traditional 18th Century house retains plenty of original features.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Located on the Pentire Headland, within walking distance of Fistral Beach, Headland View is a large, luxury Cornish holiday cottage in Newquay with a sun bathing deck and a swim spa/hot tub that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms., You'd almost be tempted never to leave the cottage.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Set amidst stunning Cornish countryside, an easy drive to local beaches, 10 Horizon is a stylishly furnished and fully-equipped homely holiday lodge with a hot tub. Located near Dobwalls in East Cornwall, it sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms and accepts pets.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

9 Porth Meor Villas offers self-catering accommodation in an award-winning Newquay Holiday Apartment overlooking Porth Beach and the outdoor heated swimming pool. No.9 sleeps 6 guests in 2 (double and twin) bedrooms (both en suite) 3 minutes-walk from the beach. Available all year round.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Grade II listed 18th Century Riverside House near Falmouth is a pet-friendly Cornish holiday cottage offering spectacular sea views. Newly refurbished to provide the ultimate luxury seaside accommodation with 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Reserved parking & beautiful waterside courtyard.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Trencrom is a large Cornish luxury seaside holiday villa overlooking Carbis Pay in St. Ives. Facilities include a sauna, games room with cinema and indoor dip pool. Trenrcom in Carbis Bay sleeps 11 in 6 bedrooms and lies in a spectacular elevated position above the clean white sandy beach.

  • Sleeps 11
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 7

The home of an interior designer with 180-degree waterfront views across the River Penryn towards Flushing, out to the harbour and sea beyond. This holiday property will appeal to extended families and friends looking for a spacious and comfortable holiday home.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Fabulous, uninterrupted views across the expanse of Falmouth Bay from the open plan living-room and balconies of this contemporary first floor apartment always provide something of interest to catch your eye. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 luxury bathrooms, WiFi and off-road parking.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Immaculately presented throughout after a meticulous renovation, Ninevah is a large period village house near Falmouth offering a rich blend of coastal charm and luxury modern comfort across two floors, with versatile and pet friendly self catering accommodation for up to 8 guests in 4 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

With beautiful sea views across Whitsand Bay, Lavender Hill House is a large and spacious pet friendly holiday cottage in Cornwall sleeping 8. It is full of those little touches that will make your holiday more than a little special. Perfect for extended family holidays or groups of friends looking ...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

With far-reaching sea views from its lofty location above Whitsand Bay in Cornwall, Laburnham is a beautifully furnished, wekll-equipped, warm and cosy 'front line' holiday lodge.Is sleeps 2-4 in comfort and style at any time of year. Includes 2 surfboards! Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Una Stannum 49 is a child friendly, contemporary self-catering apartment with a pool in an exclusive development close to beaches in St. Ives, Cornwall. This large apartment sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

The spacious accommodation and amenities at Una Argentum 50, located just minutes from Carbis Bay in St. Ives, Cornwall, make it the ideal base camp for your Cornish holiday. Families can enjoy the Cornish coastline while staying at a family resort that includes an indoor pool, spa, and restaurant.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

As featured in Good Homes and 25 Beautiful Homes magazines. A high quality, detached, dog and toddler friendly cottage close to the North Cornwall coast twix Bude and Port Isaac. Luxury self-catering accommodation for couples, families and friends. 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 6 + infant + dogs

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Travel to West Cornwall and come upon Harbour Moon in Mousehole, Cornwall, where a romantic interlude awaits. Enjoy this unique cottage for couples, take in the sights in this picturesque and enjoy all the charm this quaint Cornish fishing village offers.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Luxury coastal cottage in the Cornish countryside with ocean views just 10-minutes outside Padstow. Mowhay Barn is a large holiday cottage - family friendly and within easy reach of classic Cornish beaches.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Based in a prestigious development on the West Cornwall Coast, Una Stannum 69 is a large, luxurious and homely seaside holiday lodge sleeping 8 with use of an indoor swimming pool in Carbis Bay near St.Ives.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Una Cuprum 53 is a luxury seaside holiday let in West Cornwall's most prestigious development of designer holiday homes for self-catering holidays near Carbis Bay Beach in St. Ives. Guests enjoy use of a pool while staying at this beautifully designed and furnished holiday property.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

One of the most beautiful three storey town houses in the ultra-exclusive gated community of Port Pendennis Marina in Falmouth. This stunning waterside house has everything to offer up to 6 lucky guests looking for a peaceful, luxurious place to stay.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

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.