Cornish Cottage Holiday Accommodation to Let

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.

102 cottages found. 102 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

20% off

15th Dec-4th Jan

Talland Croft Cottage Listing
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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

10% off

20th Feb-8th Mar

Little Leighs Cottage Listing
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Little Leighs is one of five cottages converted from 18th century farm buildings, which is located in a quiet rural setting, south of Bude near Crackington Haven in North Cornwall. A bedroom on the ground floor makes this ideal for older guests.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1

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

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

Standing in beautiful secluded countryside with panoramic views near Looe in East Cornwall, Swallow Cottage is a pet friendly, accessible holiday home in Cornwall perfectly for family holidays on the Cornish Coast. Swallow sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms - one on the ground floor with wet room.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3

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 in the historic heart of Penzance, a few minutes walk from the sea front and near the Morrab sub-tropical Gardens, Armeria House is a large and delightfully elegant 6-bedroom holiday home suitable for large families or groups of friends for celebrations or reunions in Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 12
  • Bedrooms 6
  • 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 7

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 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

Perched on the hill to enjoy the views across the river to Falmouth this former Packet Ship Captains house offer unique, flexible accommodation for all the family plus the dog! Arundell House. Sleeps up to 10 with WiFi and lovely gardens, making it perfect for large or dual family holidays or group...

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 4
  • 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

A luxury Cornish penthouse in St. Ives, sleeping 6 guests who will adore the breathtaking sea views across St. Ives Bay and the short walk to Porthminsteer Beach. With secure storage for surf-boards and cycles and a designated parking space it's perfect for an active seaside holiday.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Converted Mill in peaceful, rural surroundings, suitable for large families of groups of friends high above Port Navas, on the Helford River near Falmouth. Offers luxury, spacious accommodation for 10 guests with magnificent views across the Lizard. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

In the far west of Cornwall, Una Stannum no. 73 is a luxury lodge offering self-catering holidays in an exclusive development large enough to welcome up to 8 guests for long holidays or short breaks. Guests have access to an indoor heated swimming pool, stat-of-the-art gym, sauna and even an on-site...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

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

A luxury holiday property in Carbis Bay, St. Ives, Una Cuprum 65 is a luxury holiday home within a prestigious development close to the beach at Carbis Bay. This contemporary, and beautifully furnished property offers high quality self-catering holidays in West Cornwall for 6 guests in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2

Set deep in remote North Cornwall a mile outside the little rural village of Lanivet, a few miles west of Bodmin, the historic, ancient county town of Cornwall, The Cottage – Treliggon is an impressive, stylishly furnished and spacious Cornish holiday cottage sleeping 6 in 3 bedrooms.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • 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.