Find and Book Coastal Cottages for Self-Catering Holidays in Cornwall

Holiday cottages in North Cornwall are surrounded by sandy beaches, rugged moors and ancient fishing villages. This wild region is best known for its spectacular coast, where smugglers once hauled their cargo ashore. The Southwest Coast Path covers its entire length, passing ruined castles, laid-back resorts and sweeping bays where the sun sets on the Atlantic and waves crash against towering cliffs. Self-catering holidays in North Cornwall are particularly popular among walkers, surfers and anyone who wants to enjoy seafood straight from the harbour in cosy seaside pubs and restaurants.

The border between North Cornwall and Devon lies east of Bude, a lively resort and mecca for watersports thanks to its sandy beaches, canal and exceptional surfing conditions. There's a beautiful sea pool beneath the cliffs, which is revealed by the falling tide, and a variety of independent businesses, including Zuma Jay, one of Europe's oldest surf shops. West of Bude, Widemouth Bay is a long, sandy beach overlooked by a couple of good cafes, and nearby, Crackington Haven is a rocky cove where you can watch the waves from the comfort of the Coombe Barton Inn.

34 cottages found 34 match all criteria.

Luxury self-catering cottage for couples in this spacious, detached, dog and toddler-friendly cottage close to the North Cornwall coast, between Bude and Port Isaac. "The Cottage is quite simply the best we have ever stayed in and we have been going on 2 or 3 holidays a year for the past 6 years."

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Cornwall

Luxury coastal cottage in the Cornish countryside with ocean views just 10-minutes outside Padstow. Mowhay Barn is a large holiday cottage - family friendly and within easy reach of classic Cornish beaches.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
  • North Cornwall

Coastal cottage in North Cornwall offering self-catering holidays in a quiet rural location with magnificent sea views over Trebarwith Strand. This Family-friendly farm cottage is a 20-minute walk to the local sandy beach and within easy reach of beaches at Tintagel, Port Isaac and Boscastle.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

Beech Cottage our 'upside down house' is perfect for couples through to families of up to five, looking for peace and tranquillity, being set in large grounds surrounded by open countryside. A great touring base, south of Bude near Crackington Haven. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

Sansa is just 10 minutes from the coastal town of Bude in North Cornwall is the dreamy East Thorne Glamping Resort. It’s a traditional and sustainably sourced Mongolian hut with cosy and contemporary furnishings.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

Bridge House, a countryside cottage on the North Cornwall coast just outside Perranporth is a large five-bedroom holiday cottage, in Goonhavern. This family-friendly home sleeps 10.

  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Cornwall

A family-friendly farm cottage in a quiet rural location in North Cornwall, Crowsnest is a coastal cottage offering magnificent sea and rural views of Trebarwith Valley and Trebarwith Strand. 5 mins drive from the beach and a short drive from Port Isaac, Boscastle and many other beaches.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

The Roundhouse at Trenannick Cottages, which sleeps two guests, is set in a quiet rural area five miles from the coast at Crackington Haven and 10 miles south of Bude. Surrounded by open countryside with distant views of Dartmoor, the cottage and gardens are a great place to chill out and relax.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

There’s nothing better than an escape to a spectacular setting with your favourite group of people, and Beachcomber’s pretty much perfect for that break with friends or family.

  • Sleeps 9
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Cornwall

Directly imported from Mongolia, the Theon Yurt at the East Thorne site in Bude offers the complete luxury glamping experience with homely authenticity and an unrivalled proximity to the best of Cornwall.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

The Garden Apartment is a small and romantic cottage for couples with sea views on the spectacular North Cornwall coast between Tintagel and Bossiney Cove. Features a wood burner, TV, double bedroom, and fitted kitchen. Close to great beaches, and stunning seaside scenery. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

Based in the small North Cornwall coastal village of Bossiney, The Round House a semi-detached dog-friendly holiday cottage, overlooking the beautiful land of North Cornwall. Close to Tintagel, The Round House is in a prime location for enjoying the sandy Cornish beaches, for a fun family getaway.

  • Sleeps 7
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

For a memorable Cornish glamping experience, book the Brae Yurt at The Park in Mawgan Porth near Newquay provides peace, comfort and a hot tub for couples amongst serene countryside between rolling hills and the scenic Atlantic coast.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

Guests at Quay House in Newquay enjoy private access down a set of step to Porth Beach. This large waterfront holiday let with superb sea views sleeps 8.

  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3
  • North Cornwall

Waters Edge is the perfect name for this Portreath getaway only steps away from a delightful harbour and sandy beach. With room for five, modern furnishings, and ocean views, this is the perfect destination for ocean lovers. Hiking, golf, and outdoor sports are also nearby.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

Honeysuckle Cottage at Woodlands Manor Farm is a romantic rural hideaway for couples on the North Cornwall coast near Bude. It is set within 37 acres of idyllic countryside and has the benefit of access to a shared large indoor heated swimming pool and woodland walks.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

The ultimate family holiday home, Sea View House is a spectacular contemporary property in a prime Newquay location, with unbeatable panoramic views of the golden coasts and Cornish landscapes. The luxury three-bedroom home is a perfect family-friendly seaside holiday home. Pets welcome.

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 3
  • North Cornwall

Kingsley House, with its sleek, modernized décor, is the ideal home base for your next holiday on the waterfront. Explore the picturesque Newquay and Cornwall's dramatic North Atlantic coast at your leisure for an added fun factor, and don't forget to bring your dog!

  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • North Cornwall

With an indoor heated swimming pool and games room, Bluebell Cottage offers large self-catering holiday accommodation for up to 10 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 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 3
  • North Cornwall

Pond Meadow for couples and families of up to five, is located in a beautiful rural setting, south of Bude, five miles from Crackington Haven. After a hard day exploring the delights of North Cornwall, there is nothing better than coming back to relax in the gardens or in front of an open fire.

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

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
  • North Cornwall

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
  • North Cornwall

Enjoy a relaxing Cornish seaside holiday at Stone House, a large and impressively furnished holiday home with superb sea views in Perranporth. Surfboard storage and outdoor shower.

  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 3
  • North Cornwall

Simple and inviting, this traditional yurt will provide a comfortable and easy rural setting to enjoy the outdoors, friends, and family. Stay at Hodor for a glamping holiday on the North Cornwall coast near Bude you’ll want to share again and again. Dog friendly.

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Bathrooms 1
  • North Cornwall

Continue westward and you will reach Boscastle, a pretty fishing village with a witchcraft museum and Boscastle Bakery, known for serving some of the region's best Cornish pasties. The clifftop town of Tintagel is famous for its ruined castle and association with King Arthur, while further west, Port Isaac is home to steep, narrow lanes leading to a harbour overlooked by a pub, restaurants and fish cellar. By the camel estuary, Polzeath has a lovely beach, surf shops and cafes, and on the other side of the river, Padstow is a popular fishing town, best known for Rick Stein's award-winning restaurants. Neighbouring Constantine is a huge bay backed by sand dunes, and Newquay is a lively town packed with bars and nightclubs.

Travel inland from your North Cornwall holiday cottage and you will discover atmospheric moors, fields and woods, scattered with peaceful farming communities and charming market towns such as Wadebridge, Bodmin and Launceston.