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.

206 cottages found 206 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

£230 off

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Talland Croft Cottage Listing
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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.

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20th-27th Apr

Berwyn Cottage Listing
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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.

£130 off

20th-27th Apr

The Shippen Cottage Listing
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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

The Coach House at Woodlands Manor Farm Holiday Cottages is the perfect holiday cottage for couples set in 37 acres of unspoilt countryside on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. Guests enjoy use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and beautiful walks in our private woodlands.

The Glass House is a spacious family home with an open door to all the splendours of the Burn Park resort in Bude on Cornwall’s Atlantic coast. Guests at this child-friendly holiday home enjoy access to an indoor swimming pool and a hot tub.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

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

A fresh, home-made pie welcomes guests to Tregadjack Farmhouse, a luxurious country cottage near Helston surrounded by gorgeous gardens in Tregathenan. Inglenook fireplaces and exposed beams, antique furnishings and contemporary fittings fill this gorgeous, pet-friendly rural property in Cornwall.

Place View is a well-appointed, modern, seaside cottage in Fowey with an open fire and gorgeous estuary views from its terrace. The charming cottage sits atop the hill and is situated in the heart of the lovely Cornish village with its narrow, winding streets and abundance of eateries.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

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

Woodhall is a remote rural holiday cottage with a hot tub surrounded by green pastures replete with luxury finishes, modern comforts and stunning rural views across North Cornwall. The pet-friendly cottage possesses extensive grounds and lovingly-appointed rooms, as well as peaceful seclusion.

St Corantyn Cottage lies on the gorgeous Bonython Estate and enjoys the seclusion of 20 acres of beautiful grounds near Helston in Cornwall. The light-filled, elegant country cottage near Helston offers an open fire and multiple outdoor relaxation spaces as well as gorgeous rural views.

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

2 Kitts Hill is a fully restored 1840s Victorian stone-built cottage set among the rolling green hills on the edge of the tranquil hamlet of Trewethern. The rural cottage boasts contemporary fittings and design features as well as a woodburning stove and proximity to the delights of North Cornwall.

Rosemundy Villa is a large cottage in picturesque St. Agnes, Cornwall, perfect accommodation for groups of eight looking for self-catering accommodation on the North Cornwall coast. This four-bedroom dog-friendly home includes open fireplace, roll-top bath, and large enclosed rear garden. Sleeps 8.

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

Romance is assured at The Langley Tarne, a pet-friendly, one-bedroom holiday cottage Mousehole that boasts many traditional features as well as an open fire, modern comforts, contemporary style a 2-minute stroll from the gorgeous harbour and the beautiful coastline of Cornwall.

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

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.