Find and Book Holiday Cottages in North 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. It passes 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.

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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. 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.

Treat yourself to a luxury stay in Newquay. This modern mews house has been designed with complete comfort in mind, with designer furnishings and stylish touches throughout. Within walking distance from the beach it also has a fab outdoor area, surfboard storage and private parking.

Set in a gorgeous countryside location near Holywell Bay just six miles west of Newquay, this beautifully restored eco home is perfect for four and accept two dogs. Tastefully furnished with a spacious living area, two luxurious bedrooms and fantastic rural views, it is the ideal family retreat.

A gorgeous cottage sits nestled in a densely wooded valley in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and offers couples an idyllic getaway. Coachman’s is a truly romantic Cornish coastal cottage featuring bundles of character, an open fire, a mezzanine bedroom and tranquillity near Tintagel.

Salty Sea Dog lies just a few steps from the beach in Trebarwith Strand and the ground-floor, pet-friendly beach apartment in North Cornwall lives up to its name combining joyful beach-themed décor with refinement and modern comfort plus views of the beautiful Cornish coastline. Sleeps 4.

Miller’s House is a stone-built miller’s residence restored with modern comforts providing a restful haven for families and pets near Tintagel in St Nectan’s Glen. This rural cottage in North Cornwall is surrounded by gorgeous gardens and a babbling stream in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Fall asleep to the sound of owls and savour the serenity of Owl House, a romantic cottage set on spacious grounds in the hamlet of Treneague. Relax with your loved one and your pet, and enjoy the wood-burning stove, the blend of charm and modernity, the mature garden and the Cornish coastline.

Wheal Hart is a stunning rural cottage offering rural tranquillity and proximity to the gorgeous Cornish coastline. Situated among rolling green hills near St Newlyn East, the barn conversion retains much of its original character and has large gardens ideal for entertaining and enjoying the views.

Overlooking picturesque green pastures, this cottage provides well-presented and attractive accommodation for up to four people, with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

A large refurbished country cottage just a short drive from Watergate Bay, this gorgeous property has three spacious bedrooms and a huge open plan kitchen. A wood burner keeps things cosy in the living room, and wonderful countryside views make this the ideal place to enjoy a Cornish family holiday

A large family holiday home with wonderful views over one of the UK's best beaches; Fistral Beach. Enjoy sunsets from your own private balcony, or kick back in the open-plan living space. Just a five minute walk to the beach and town centre this is the perfect home for a beach break in Newquay.

Panoramic ocean views stretch before Verity Cottage, a sophisticated coastal cottage within Trevose Head Lighthouse. The coast of Cornwall lies either side of the cottage, which boasts outdoor entertaining spaces, contemporary comfort, light and airy design and the chance to get away from it all.

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.

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.

Woodhall is a remote rural holiday cottage with a hot tub surrounded by green pastures replete with luxury finishes, modern comforts and stunning rural views across North Cornwall. The pet-friendly cottage possesses extensive grounds and lovingly-appointed rooms, as well as peaceful seclusion.

A bijou bolt hole for two in the centre of the pretty harbour town of Padstow, this cottage is beautifully presented and offers features like a wood burning stove, hand made king size bed and underfloor heating.

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.

Pelorus Cottage promises spectacular ocean views from its position within Trevose Head Lighthouse. Nestled between Harlyn and Constantine Bays, the special coastal cottage promises seclusion and modernity as well as outdoor spaces and a sea breeze. Enjoy a unique getaway on the Cornish coast.

Elm Terrace welcomes families and pets to a gorgeous coastal cottage located in the sought-after town of Mevagissey, Cornwall. The seaside property boasts ocean views and a sleek modern interior encased in an original stone façade. A small garden completes the attractions of this hill-top property.

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.

Palmer’s Lodge induces romance with its charming exterior, cosy, contemporary open plan layout and fresh flowers and 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.

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.

Millstream is a Tintagel holiday cottage set in the picturesque St. Nectan’s Glen along the North Cornwall coast. This romantic rural retreat for two in a one-time corn mill retains its character, with quaint arched door and sofa that converts into full-size double bed.

Perched atop West Pentire headland, Cormorant enjoys uninterrupted ocean views and a short walk to the beach. The pet-friendly cottage in Crantock, Cornwall boasts beautiful gardens, a sun-trap conservatory and open fire, as well as an open-plan design with contemporary elegance and a sea breeze.

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. A little 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. 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 large 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.