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 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 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.

236 cottages found 236 match all criteria.

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.

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.

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.

Barn Cottage is a delightful conversion in the charming locale of St Mawgan, and it lies between the countryside and the coast of Cornwall. The award-winning, pet-friendly cottage rewards guests with luxury, children’s games, an open fire, high-end appliances, a sun-drenched garden and seclusion.

Waterside one and two bedroom Apartments at Newquay holiday apartments, alongside the Gannel Estuary, within a short walk to Fistral Beach and Newquay town centre. This Cornish Estuary apartment is perfect for a beach holiday with a lovely south facing outlook over the estuary. Sleeps 2 - 6.

This beautiful apartment is the perfect escape for two in Newquay. With wonderful views over the Pentire Headland you'll be welcomed by a bright and contemporary interior and a furnished balcony from which to enjoy the spectacular sea views.

Anchor Warehouse in Falmouth is a beautiful grade II listed building, transformed to create a luxurious self-catering loft style Cornish retreat with every conceivable luxury. Sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms, it is located at the head of the Penryn River and enjoys views across the wharf

A newly refurbished 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment finished to a high standard with views across the water. The stunning riverside location means that there will always be something out of the window to occupy your attention. WiFi to keep in touch with your friends back home, and reserved parking.

Whether you're after relaxation or adventure, this cottage provides the perfect base for a holiday in Cornwall.

A beautiful rural retreat in West Cornwall, Rosehendra is a peaceful and dog friendly country cottage offering self-catering holidays in glorious countryside. Its woodland setting between Hayle and Marazion places it within easy reach of picturesque north and south coast beaches.

A beautifully restored, refurbished barn less than ten minutes' walk from Lanhdrock Estate. Original features add to the charm of this home which includes a wood burning stove and spacious open plan living. The Barn is perfect for families or friends and welcomes two pets so is ideal for dog owners.

Surround yourself with luxury at Holly, a rural cottage at Woodland Retreat in Wadebridge. Gaze upon the beautiful Cornish countryside from the multiple outdoor entertaining areas and enjoy the contemporary elegance, modern comforts, vast grounds, a swimming pool and a gym, and nearby sandy beaches.

The Coach House at Woodlands Manor Farm Holiday Cottages is the perfect holiday cottage for couples set in 37 acres of unspoilt countryside on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. Guests enjoy use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and beautiful walks in our private woodlands.

Poppy Cottage is a beautifully presented fisherman’s cottage in the heart of Flushing village with a lovely courtyard garden. Fully renovated to a high standard, this traditional 18th Century house retains plenty of original features and has the added benefit of a reserved parking space on the quay.

6 Jubilee Close is a spacious modern coastal cottage set in the village of St Merryn in Cornwall. Situated just minutes from Padstow, the cottage offers a sun-drenched lawned garden, contemporary design features and space to relax after exploring this popular stretch of coastline.

Located on the Pentire Headland, within walking distance of Fistral Beach, Headland View is a large, luxury Cornish holiday cottage in Newquay with a sun bathing deck and a swim spa/hot tub that sleeps 8 guests in 4 bedrooms., You'd almost be tempted never to leave the cottage.

Absolute water frontage and stunning views greet couples at Blue Seas, a romantic apartment in Fort Picklecombe, Cornwall. The balcony enjoys panoramic ocean views and connects to the living space of a sophisticated apartment boasting modern comforts and a desirable waterfront location.

A traditional Cornish cottage perfectly positioned on the coast at Marazion with wonderful views of St Michael's Mount. Three spacious bedrooms, original features and a luxurious interior make this holiday home a truly relaxing retreat.

9 Porth Meor Villas offers self-catering accommodation in an award-winning Newquay Holiday Apartment overlooking Porth Beach and the outdoor heated swimming pool. No.9 sleeps 6 guests in 2 (double and twin) bedrooms (both en suite) 3 minutes-walk from the beach. Available all year round.

A hot tub and woodburning stove beckon couples to Howlek, a romantic holiday cottage with a hot tub at The Park in Mawgan Porth. The eco-friendly, wood-panelled property boasts light and airy spaces and a private garden as well as access to indoor and outdoor pools, all a short walk to the beach.

Beautiful Cornish countryside and miles of sandy beaches surround Lliy, a luxurious rural cottage at Woodland Retreat in Wadebridge. The stylish cottage boasts contemporary elegance as well as multiple outdoor entertaining areas, and access to vast grounds, a swimming pool, a hot tub and a gym.

With a setting on the Woodland Retreat resort in the North Cornwall countryside near Wadebridge, Rose is a beautiful detached holiday home with a hot tub and a swimming pool, perfect for a coast and country holiday.

Check out all the stylish touches at Treath, a romantic eco-lodge near the seaside village of Mawgan Porth, in North Cornwall, featuring a host of amenities including solar thermal hot water system, country kitchen, rain dance shower, and log-burning stove that make your stay blissfully indulgent.

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.