A sandy cove in Cornwall surrounded by rugged cliffs. One of Hundreds of Sandy Coves and Beaches in Cornwall.

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There is Nothing 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 mealtimes, 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 are still around), 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 among the world's best. 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 by small self-hire boat from many 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. Take another ferry across the estuary from Falmouth to St Mawes.

A spacious lounge with sofas, woodburner and coffee table
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

A log-burning fire crackles in Cranny, a cosy rural holiday cottage near Bude at East Thorne Farm. This pet-friendly holiday cottage in North Cornwall is surrounded by countryside and includes a beautiful garden, adventure playground, spa, indoor games room and proximity to the sea.

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A semi-detached, 4-storey holiday home with a full-width shaded balcony overlooks the waterside.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Discover La Follie, a premier Cornish coastal cottage offering luxurious self-catering holidays in Fowey. With stunning estuary views, three elegant bedrooms, and stylish interiors, it's the perfect retreat. Enjoy spacious living areas, a well-equipped kitchen, and outdoor spaces, including a courtyard and roof terrace. Book now for an unforgettable escape on the south coast of Cornwall.

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An outdoor table laid for dinner on a deck overlooks a boat-filled Falmouth esturary.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3

The Watch House is a holiday cottage in Falmouth located right on the waterfront in the heart of this fabulous Cornish resort. Through its windows, guests can enjoy the most amazing 180-degree views across all of Falmouth Harbour. It sleeps up to 8 guests with reserved parking, and well-behaved dogs are welcome.

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Single storey exterior of a white-rendered bungalow with hanging flower baskets.
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1

Palmer’s Lodge induces romance with its charming exterior, cosy, contemporary open-plan layout, fresh flowers and a bottle of wine upon arrival. The one-bedroom romantic cottage lies on the outskirts of Elgoskerry, surrounded by lush green meadows and beautiful beaches for which Cornwall is famed.

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A double-fronted stone cottage overlooks a sunny lawn edged with flowers.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Mill Cottage is a delightful two-bedroom holiday property near Tintagel in North Cornwall, nestled in a designated National Landscape. It offers families an idyllic getaway in the village of St Nectan’s Glen. The coastal cottage boasts gorgeous gardens surrounded by trees with a babbling brook.

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A waterfront terrace overlooks a harbour with small boats stored on the Quay.
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4

Harbour Master’s House offers water frontage and luxury. The pet-friendly Cornish coastal cottage sits above the harbour at Portreath, within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and promises ocean views and a sea breeze, plus multiple balconies, coastal chic, a log fire and access to the delights of Cornwall.

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Falmouth waterfront lined with fishermen's cottages and waterside apartments.
Sleeps
9
Bedrooms
4

Located in the quiet hamlet of Treviades, The Farmhouse Cottage 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 relaxing family getaway.

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A wide tree-lined drive leads to a long, Boscastle holiday bungalow.
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3

Anneth Lowen, a remarkable North Cornwall holiday cottage, welcomes couples, families, and friends to experience peaceful coastal holidays in the serene hamlet of Tresparrett near Boscastle. Recently refurbished to exacting standards, this pet-friendly 3-bedroom holiday home for up to five guests provides a comfortable rural retreat within easy reach of fabulous Cornish throughout the year.

Situated within a designated National Landscape, Anneth  Lowen occupies a spacious plot, providing an ideal escape for those seeking peace and privacy. The village, though rural, is just three miles from the stunning Cornish coast, boasting a host of remarkable beaches like Crackington Haven, Trebarwith, Bossinney, Bude, Widemouth Bay, Polzeath, Strangles, and Tregardock.

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Exterior of a row of modern 3-storey holiday apartments in Falmouth.
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2

Moonraker is a luxury 5-star waterside holiday apartment in Falmouth with waterfront views just half a mile from the centre of the town. It sleeps four guests in two bedrooms with two bathrooms, parking, and shared use of the private slipway.

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