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.

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

There’s probably no better place to spend a family holiday on the West Cornwall coast than Una Argentum 71 in St. Ives, a luxury eco lodge where your family can avail itself of the onsite heated pool, spa, and fitness studio or explore nearby Carbis Bay Beach. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Cosy relaxation for two awaits in West Cornwall at Una Aurum 56 on the Una St Ives resort. If you want a romantic holiday, the Una Aurum 56 lodge at Una St Ives resort is ready for you. From an indoor pool to a full spa to an onsite restaurant, the lodge and resort await to welcome you.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

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

Rich with amenities, Una Argentum 63 on the Una St Ives resort in Cornwall is the ideal family seaside getaway. This modern, stylish, and accessible escape gives you access to relaxing, luxurious resort facilities including an indoor pool, spa, and restaurant.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

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

Watermark on the grounds of The beachside Glendorgal Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall, comfortably sleeps five in this reverse-level mid-terrace home. Stay in this dog and child-friendly cottage and use the hotel’s amenities including private access to secluded Porth Beach, ideal for a family holiday.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Designed for a family getaway, Una Argentum 61 is a dog-friendly luxury eco-lodge in Cornwall ready for you and yours to enjoy some serious relaxation. Here on the grounds of Una St Ives, in Carbis Bay enjoy an indoor pool, spa, restaurant, and modern, relaxing comfort.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1

What could be more romantic than getting back to nature with a break in a traditional yurt Brae sits on The Park, Cornwall resort close to the north Cornwall coast, and it is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

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.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Petite Maison is a detached coastal cottage on the bank of the River Pol in Polperro, one of Cornwall's prettiest fishing villages. Designed in a French romantic style and tastefully furnished to a high standard the cottage lies a short stroll from a sandy beach and coastal walks. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

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

Featuring plenty of space and a panoramic view over the Camel Estuary, The Boat House is a superb waterfront holiday cottage for 2-6 guests. Including a well-furnished living area, indoor and outdoor dining options, and 3 bedrooms. You can explore Rock, nearby Padstow, or just enjoy the sea view!

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

A stylish and far more comfortable reinvention of the family camping trip, the Tehidy Yurt in Newquay, Cornwall brings you back to nature with a touch of rural charm in the great outdoors - plus access to a hot tub and swimming pool! Tehidy is a bright, welcoming yurt that sleeps up to four.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

Renowned for its' surfing culture, Newquay’s undoubted attraction is the magnificent stretch of stunning coastline the Cornish town is positioned along.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

Hobart House is a large, luxury holiday cottage a short stroll from Fistral Beach in Newquay. This 5-bedroom elegantly restored period house with sea views is perfect for a seaside holiday in Cornwall in any season.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3

Treverna is a modern and very desirable reverse level open plan coastal holiday cottage with a parking space in Newquay enjoying the panoramic view across Newquay and out to sea. This trendy 2-bedroom house in one of Cornwall's most popular seaside resorts and will appeal to a small family.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

A great Cornish holiday cottage set in the peaceful rural setting of Woodlands Manor Farm on the North Cornwall coast, near Bude. Rose Cottage benefits from the use of a lovely large indoor heated swimming pool and games room.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

An utterly desirable Cornish holiday cottage for two, Moonshadow is a true, romantic retreat for couples of all ages. Beautifully designed, sumptuously furnished and a hop and a skip from Porthmeor Beach, this luxury cottage in St.Ives welcomes guests for short breaks or long holidays all year round

  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1

With an indoor heated swimming pool and games room, Woodlands Manor House offers large self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 12 guests in an idyllic setting on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. Enjoy walking in our private woodland and meet and help feed our small menagerie of animals.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • 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.