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.

204 cottages found 204 match all criteria.

£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

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.

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.

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.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

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

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

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.

Kingsley House, with its sleek, modernized décor, is the ideal home base for your next holiday on the waterfront. Explore the picturesque Newquay and Cornwall's dramatic North Atlantic coast at your leisure for an added fun factor, and don't forget to bring your dog!

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

With an indoor heated swimming pool and games room, Bluebell Cottage is a large holiday home near Bude sleeping up to 10 guests in an idyllic rural setting on the North Cornwall coast. Enjoy walking in our private woodland and meet and help feed our small menagerie of animals.

The Kosel is a stylish, spacious seaside retreat in Mawgan Porth. It sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. This pet friendly lodge is located on The Park, a popular resort with facilities such as a indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna and a giant trampoline. The lodge has its own parking, private terrace.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Once Mevagissey’s first bank, this large, luxury Grade II listed cottage now accommodates up to 10 people within six bedrooms spread across three floors. The well-appointed interior of this pet-friendly coastal cottage spoils guests with inner-city chic in a delightful rural location.

Warmington House offers impressive self-catering accommodation for large families or groups of friends in a stylish period period property, a few miles inland from the North Cornwall coast. This large holiday cottage in Camelford sleeps 14 in 6 bedrooms and welcomes pets.

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27th Apr-11th May

Apt 11, 270 North Cottage Listing
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Stunning modern (2 bedroom Apt). The closest apartment to the famous Fistral Beach, Newquay. Modern 2nd floor Apartment alongside the beach / sea with own wrap round balcony, lift to own floor (Code protected) and with your own garage. Access onto site via electric gates. 2nd floor overlooking sea.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Relax with family or friends in this large country house by the sea overlooking Polperro in Cornwall. This spacious 4-bedroom house with 4 bathrooms sleeps 8 guests has panoramic sea views from its windows and covered terrace and, rare for Polperro, has off-street parking for 2 cars,

Barn Owl is a traditional Cornish Holiday Cottage with beautiful rural views on the South Coast of Cornwall near Looe within walking distance of the South West Coast Path. Barn Owl sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms - perfect for a family holiday or short break.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Charming converted Cornish barn sleeping 6 on quiet working farm in an idyllic coastal setting between Penzance and Land?s End. Fully equipped self-catering. Private Hot Tub on furnished patio. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

The St. Austell Lodge truly defines sweet surrender. Its select amenities (think swimming pool and hot tub), sweeping lawns and sunken, inviting patio are a true jewel in the crown that is the Clowance Estate, all within easy reach of stunning Atlantic coast beaches.

Blue Moon fully justifies its claim as the most luxurious and romantic holiday cottages for couples in St. Ives. This dog-friendly coastal cottage in the heart of this Cornish resort oozes sophistication, style and comfort and, with underfloor heating, it’s also perfect for out of season holidays.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Overlooking Mounts Bay and the harbour, The Abbey is a historic luxury holiday cottage in Penzance. This large and pet friendly Cornwall holiday property sleeps 14 in 7 bedrooms, and everywhere, exudes style and quality. Perfect for luxurious seaside holidays with family or friends all year round.

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.