Staying in Cornish holiday cottages is simply the best way to explore Cornwall. 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.

103 cottages found 103 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

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 people. The dog-friendly house is a short walk across dunes to a beautiful sandy beach or an even shorter walk into the heart of Crantock, with good pubs a...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Farthings is a beautifully furnished 4-bedroom Fowey holiday cottage in Cornwall that sleeps 6 overlooking the sandy beach and wooded shores of Readymoney Cove. The little shops and restaurants in the picturesque centre of Fowey are just a scenic 10-minute stroll along the Estuary.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Commanding unrivalled views across the water from Flushing towards Falmouth and with its own private beach, The Point will make any dog-friendly self-catering holiday in Cornwall one to be remembered for many years to come. It sleeps 6 in 4 generous bedrooms and has 2 bathrooms and a lounge.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Buddlestone is a peaceful self-catering cottage set at the end of a private drive,surrounded by farmland. 1/4 mile from the traditional village of St Buryan and within a few miles of the Cornish coast and beaches. Sleeps 6 + cot(s), farmhouse kitchen, conservatory, large garden, parking, dogs welcom...

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • 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

Falmouth - Sea Views - Sleeps 4. 2 bedroom apartment. Placed at the top of the ancient High Street you are within the historic old town of Falmouth in Cornwall, a few minute’s walk from the many shops, bars and restaurants along the waterfront.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • 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

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. Baytree is immaculately presented from top ...

  • 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

The Beach Haven at Bude in north Cornwall is a luxury, seaside-themed four-bedroomed, dog-friendly bungalow. Ten minutes gentle stroll to beaches, National Trust cliffs & town. Sleeps 8 plus cot. Perfect for multi-generation families or those with mobility issues.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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

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

7 Harlyn Cottages is a beautifully furnished, modern, holiday home at Harlyn Bay near Padstow in North Cornwall. Within a short walk of a white sandy beach for surfing and rock-pooling, this family friendly holiday cottage sleeps 6 and welcomes pets.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

A luxurious family and baby-friendly coastal holiday cottage in a secluded rural Cornish village location in St Mawgan. It is a short drive to the coast and beautiful bathing and surfing beaches. Bryher Cottage sleeps 5 guests (+ cots) in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

Bayview is a large coastal cottage in Whitesand Bay, Cornwall with sea views in a peaceful, secluded surroundings in the tiny fishing village of Portwrinkle. Bayview is a pet friendly holiday cottage with a hot tub and sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms. Its perfect for golfing or family beach holidays.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

Perched in a stunning hill-top location, Harbour Heights looks down over the historic Cornish fishing village of Mevagissey's harbour and pier. Beyond it are sweeping sea views across Mevagissey Bay through the windows and sunny terrace of this superb 3-bedroom coastal holiday cottage.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

A luxury holiday cottage in St. Ives, Windwards is a large and spacious property overlooking the beach at Carbis Bay. This elegantly furnished and well-equipped Cornish holiday home sleeps 9 guests in 5 bedrooms. Facilities include a hot tub, games room and sauna. Stunning sea views!

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Chy-an-Brae is a large 6-bedroom Cornwall Holiday Home situated on Marcus Hill, one of Newquay?s prime locations with distant sea views and perfect for a beach holiday. Features in this well-equipped Cornish holiday property include surfboard storage and a pool table plus lots of buckets and spades....

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 3

Tamarind is a large four-bedroom holiday cottage in Cornwall that sleeps up to 10 visitors who will adore the spectacular sea views across Whitsand Bay all year round from any of the 3 terraces within its landscaped gardens above the English Channel. The cottage is very well-equipped and will sleep ...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Situated in the perfect location near Falmouth to explore South West Cornwall, on the edge of a peaceful village is a lane which leads you to a secluded spot where a large pet friendly Farmhouse stands with 3 traditional Cornish cottages sleeping 12, at least 250 years old and built of granite.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 5

Attractive spacious, rural holiday apartment in Lanreath village near Looe and Polperro. It sleeps 4-7 in a character house set in beautiful award-winning gardens with heated outdoor pool in summer. Games room Children and dogs welcome. Open all year round.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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The Stables at Woodlands Manor Farm Holiday Cottages on the North Cornwall coast near Bude is a family-friendly, luxury farm cottage sleeping 4. Guests enjoy shared use of a large indoor heated swimming pool & games room, all set within 37 rural acres of stunning unspoilt Cornish countryside.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • 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.

For history lovers, Cornwall is hapilly 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 Conrwall's histroic houses oipen to the public.

Visitors to Cornwall in search of a holiday cottage are spoilt 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.