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.

162 cottages found 162 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

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

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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

This quaint St. Ives Fishermens Cottage has been beautifully restored to offer a homely holiday cottage for seaside self-catering holidays within a short walk of the harbour and beaches. This light and airy cottage extends over 4-floors and sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms - perfect for a family holiday.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 14
  • Bedrooms 7
  • Bathrooms 6

Located right on the waterfront overlooking Falmouth Harbour with amazing views from most rooms and the huge terrace, Nightingale House provides you with an unrivalled location from which to enjoy your Cornish holiday. It has 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, off-road parking for 2 cars and WiFi.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

My View is a large, detached Cornish holiday house with an indoor heated swimming pool offering luxury self-catering holidays in Cawsand. It sleeps 11 guests in 6 bedrooms (4 ensuite). This family friendly Cornwall holiday home overlooks Cawsand Beach with amazing sea views across Plymouth Sound.

  • Sleeps 11
  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 5

Headland House offers guests spectacular ocean views and sunsets on the north Cornwall coast in a quiet location yet within walking distance of Newquay's famous beaches. This luxury Cornish holiday cottage sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Lovely single storey converted 2-bedroom holiday barn on a quiet working farm with stunning views from the living room across Lamorna valley in Cornwall between Penzance and Land's End. Fully equipped self-catering, set in its own grounds with outdoor Hot Tub. Pet friendly.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Located in the quiet hamlet of Treviades, The Farmhouse is just five miles from Falmouth, in a central yet secluded location. It provides the perfect base for a holiday spent exploring Cornwall, and with four bedrooms and plenty of extras, it works equally well as a quiet, relaxing family getaway.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 1

The Dell: a cliff-top holiday cottage in Cornwall with panoramic sea views over Whitsand Bay. A real romantic bolthole for two. Dine out on warm summer evenings on a glass-fronted deck overlooking the ocean, or spend winter evenings listening to the waves roar from the warmth of your king-size bed.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

A spacious, updated, and comfortable Cornish cottage with a hot tub in a tranquil wooded setting, With a stylish plan offering room for six, this pet-friendly lodge near the River Tamar, No.50 Valley Lodge has everything a family or friends need for a relaxing rural holiday near Callington.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

A beautiful seaside cottage nestled in a quiet nook a few steps from the water in the pretty, lively harbour town of Fowey, Cornwall. Furnished to exceptional standards of style and comfort The Sea Swallow sleeps up to 5 plus cot. Your well behaved dog is very welcome to join you on holiday.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Pendeen is a large coastal holiday rental in Cornwall sleeping up to 9 with spectacular river views across the estuary towards Falmouth. Located in sought-after Flushing village. this luxury holiday home offers memorable holidays for groups of friends and families. Pets Welcome.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 2

The Gig is a beautiful, newly refurbished sea-facing house with wonderful views across Falmouth harbour to Flushing and St Mawes in a quiet location, yet just a few steps from Falmouth town centre.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

Want the ideal base camp from which your family embarks daily on its holiday? Book Una Argentum 51, just minutes from the beach at Carbis Bay in St. Ives, Cornwall. Families can enjoy the Cornish coastline from a quaint eco-cottage with private hot tub and large indoor heated pool.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

In the far west of Cornwall, Una Stannum 73 is a large luxury lodge offering self-catering holidays in an exclusive development sleeping 8 guests for holidays and short breaks. Guests have access to an indoor heated swimming pool, stat-of-the-art gym, sauna and even an on-site cafe.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

This large and homely, dog-friendly four-bedroom holiday lodge in Carbis Bay sleeps up to eight guests. It offers a luxuriously comfortable base to unwind in, as you enjoy the sprawling views and sunny beaches of St. Ives and the Cornish coast.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3

A few miles inland from Padstow, Bryn Cottage is a lovely Cornish stone barn conversion. Tucked away in the peaceful rolling countryside it has bright, stunning views across open fields and farmland to the nearby hamlet of St. Wenn and Bodmin beyond.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 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.