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Holiday Cottages and Self Catering in Cornwall

Cornwall is one of the most popular UK holiday destinations with a diverse landscape of spectacular sandy beaches, windswept moors, lush rolling countryside and ancient harbour towns and fishing villages with welcoming Cornish holiday cottages to rent. From the rugged romance of the north coast with its vast sandy beaches and gigantic waves popular with surfers; to the picturesque south coast with its hidden coves, whitewashed seaside villages and wooded estuaries teeming with wildlife, Cornwall has vast appeal. Offering a varied selection of holiday accommodation, including fishermen's cottages, farmstays and sail lofts, Cornwall is a magical place at any time of the year, whether you are looking for a family holiday by the sea, a romantic break or want to walk the South West Coast Path with your dog and immerse yourself in the stunning seascape. Read more

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50.403716, -4.297492

An opportunity to experience a true taste of Cornish farming life. Sitting on an extensive farm with plenty of animals to see and glorious lush countryside all around, The Stable at Markwell Farm provides a good self-catering base for exploring the many attractions of both Cornwall and South Devon.

Weekly guide price:
£300 to £420

2  |   1  |   2  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.182411, -5.417231

This charming cottage is in Hayle on the beautiful Cornish coast. Though only 300 metres from the town centre, it is peaceful and private thanks to its secluded position. In addition to being within walking distance of beaches and the South West Coastal Path, guests are within easy reach of favourite attractions like Land's End and the Minack Theatre. This cottage is ideal for couples but also perfect for families who appreciate the high standard of accommodation and sunny courtyard garden.

Weekly guide price:
£520 to £950
Short breaks from £165 per night

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.404836, -4.952293

This lovely Cornish villa is located in the countryside within easy reach of Newquay and the beautiful beaches of the North Cornwall coast. Just Beachy sleeps four people in two bedrooms with space for two more on a sofa bed and is ideal for couples or families. It's on the edge of the family-friendly Atlantic Reach holiday park, with guests able to use the site's cafe, bar/restaurant, and adventure playground. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome, and the wonderfully equipped cottage is available for bookings all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £1200
Short breaks from £100 per night

4+2  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.334035, -4.202393

Homely and comfortable, Jackdaw Cottage affords an enviable position just one hundred yards from the waters edge and beach. Sitting in the Cornish village of Kingsand, this is an ideal seaside retreat whether you want to explore South Cornwall's many attractions or simply stay put and relax with a beach, coastal path, shops and choice of pubs a short stroll away.

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £1260
Short breaks from £65 per night

8  |   4  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.343151, -4.660409

On the outskirts of the popular Cornish coastal town of Fowey, this delightful holiday cottage provides a great base for a relaxing summer holiday by the sea or a cosy winter break where you can enjoy invigorating coastal walks and evenings by the fire. Lovely beaches, an abundance of attractions and plenty of places in Fowey for a meal out - all the right ingredients for a holiday!

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £785

3  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.353174, -4.453369

Situated in a desirable location in the heart of the popular seaside town of Looe, Smuggler Cottage is perfect for anyone wanting a Cornish holiday by the sea. Located just two minutes from the beach and quayside, and just a short stroll to all the attractions and amenities in Looe, this charming 15th Century holiday cottage has everything you need for a comfortable self-catering holiday. Sleeping six guests in three bedrooms, it is ideally suited to families or friends looking to explore the sandy beaches, secluded coves, stunning walks and numerous family attractions in this beautiful part of the country.

Weekly guide price:
£535 to £855
Short breaks from £107 per night

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

Tregrehan Garden Cottages - Spry's Cottage

Last Minute Offer:Thu, 19th May 2022 for 4 nights, £340"From 3 nights at £290...£440/wk, at magnificent Tregrehan Garden & ideal to explore Cornwall's sth coast from Fowey to Mevagissey & stunning valleys of Luxulyan & Res"
50.349500, -4.740021

Garden Cottage is one of 5 welcoming holiday homes at Tregrehan. Well appointed, the self-catering cottages sit on the South Coast of Cornwall, perfectly sandwiched between the bustling harbour town of Fowey and Charlestown and within easy reach of the areas top beaches and attractions including The Eden Project.

Weekly guide price:
£420 to £480
Short breaks from £95 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.545017, -4.911778

A traditional Cornish self-catering holiday cottage located in the highly desirable village of Rock with a beautiful sandy beach just 400 yards away and a Michelin starred restaurant within walking distance. The perfect seaside destination and possibly one of Cornwall's most popular and beautiful!

Weekly guide price:
£1000 to £1550

4+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.316219, -5.202134

Everything you could wish for, Lantern Cottage sits under a pretty thatched roof and is just a short stroll (literally 400 yards!) from the lovely sandy beach of Trevaunance Cove on Cornwall's stunning north coast. Chocolate box pretty, this gorgeous holiday cottage is only a mile from St Agnes with shops and places for a meal out and offers all the right ingredients for a relaxing holiday by the sea.

Weekly guide price:
£1050 to £1600

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.540738, -4.939893

A newly built ‘fisherman’s style’ holiday cottage with parking in an exceptionally enviable position a stone's throw from the bustling quayside in the heart of Padstow, North Cornwall. Great pubs, restaurants and miles of glorious sandy beach to relax and unwind, swim or enjoy water sports. Superb coastal walking and good cycling with the Camel Trail starting in Padstow, taking you past Bodmin and beyond.

Weekly guide price:
£950 to £1400

4+2  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.289190, -5.239290

You've never seen a cottage like this one. Built in the 1930s from a vintage coach, Boskernyk has been sympathetically extended and updated to offer fantastic self-catering accommodation for one or two people and their dogs. Its elevated position above Porthtowan beach means it enjoys incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean from both the house and the garden, while the beach, shops, cafes and pubs are all within a 10-minute stroll. Truro and Falmouth are both within easy reach, and there is a wide choice of attractions and activities that make this an excellent holiday destination at any time of the year.

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £625
Short breaks from £80 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   No

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.378407, -5.115256

A characterful old holiday cottage dating back four hundred years with an impressive large inglenook fireplace housing a log burning stove in the peaceful village of Cubert, North Cornwall. Walking distance of three beaches (Crantock, Polly Joke and Holywell Bay) and pubs/restaurants in the village for a meal out. Just four miles from Newquay and a great self-catering base for exploring Cornwall's many attractions or enjoying a lazy beach holiday. Tourist board rating: 3 Star

Weekly guide price:
£695 to £1995

4  |   2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 3 Star

50.460549, -4.609896

Relax and unwind in the beautiful surroundings of Rivermead Farm. Guests staying at Owl Lodge, one of seven fantastic self-catering holiday homes set in 17-acres of grounds, can enjoy the onsite river fishing, a lake, nature walks, picnics and boules. The farm is a short drive from Liskeard and within easy reach of the south coast beaches, Bodmin Moor and Dartmoor National Park. This 4-Star cottage sleeps six people in three bedrooms, with lots of space and a layout that suits families and extended families. 

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1500
Short breaks from £120 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.460549, -4.609896

Otter Lodge is one of seven superb holiday cottages at Rivermead Farm near Liskeard. The three-bedroom property sleeps six people, with guests having beautiful woodland views towards the River Fowey. There is onsite river fishing, a lake, nature walks, and lots of space to relax, picnic and barbecue on the 17-acre grounds. Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor National Park and the beautiful beaches of the South Cornwall Coast are all within easy reach. Walk the South West Coast Path, cycle the Camel Trail, climb Dartmoor's granite tors, or discover old smuggler's haunts in Bodmin - there's something for everyone in all seasons. 

Weekly guide price:
£750 to £1500
Short breaks from £120 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.672335, -4.536515

Higher Scarsick Cottage is a real country retreat. Set on a working farm and surrounded by rolling farmland, its central location makes it ideal for exploring both the coast and the countryside, as well as beautiful market towns like Launceston and Camelford. It is easy to reach the best attractions in Cornwall including Boscastle, Tintagel and the Eden Project, while the rural location means you have ample privacy and a large garden in which to relax.

Weekly guide price:
£375 to £1260

6  |   3  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.199391, -5.505945

You can enjoy the best of the Cornish coast and countryside at Bramble Cottage. This gorgeous self-catering holiday home is just over a mile from St Ives Harbour and Beach and within a short drive of beaches like Porthgwidden and Porthmeor. The cottage is spacious enough to easily sleep up to six people in three bedrooms, but its cosy charm also makes it feel welcoming for couples. The large secure garden has sea views and is very child and dog-friendly; and with fantastic footpaths along the lane from the cottage, it's a great choice for guests who don't want to spend their entire holiday stuck in the car.

Weekly guide price:
£630 to £1695

6  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.696753, -4.646715

Sitting on the edge of the picturesque coastal village of Boscastle on the north coast of Cornwall, this self-catering cottage sits on a quiet country lane and affords distant sea views. Just a mile from the South West Coast Path and a mile and a half from the village with its beautiful harbour, pubs and shops. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly price:
£1200 all year

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.690954, -4.680840

On the North Cornish coastline, this spacious holiday home is located apx 200 yards from the coastal path, the picturesque harbour and the village of Boscastle with its pubs, shops and tea rooms. A beautiful part of North Cornwall for a self-catering holiday by the sea with an abundance of attractions, lovely beaches and fabulous walking. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £1925
Short breaks from £270 per night

8  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 3

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

50.175926, -5.306137

Luxuriate in the peace and tranquillity of the West Cornish countryside in Phoenix Cottage. Set in extensive secure grounds of some five acres, there is lots of space for children and dogs to run around and play, yet it's cosy enough for couples to enjoy. Phoenix Cottage is a few minutes' walk from the centre of Praze-an-Beeble with its popular family-friendly pub, the St Aubyn Arms, and Philps Bakery where you can buy arguably the best pasties in Cornwall. St Ives and Porthleven are within a 15-minute drive, while Penzance and Falmouth are only another 10 or 15 minutes further. All of West Cornwall's beaches and attractions are well within an hour of Phoenix Cottage which means you can visit fantastic places like the Minack Theatre, Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project without having to spend all day in the car to get there. Phoenix Cottage's owners have taken care to make sure the cottage has everything you could want for a comfortable, safe and enjoyable stay.

Weekly guide price:
£595 to £1200
Short breaks from £85 per night

4+1  |   2  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 5

Preferred arrival day: Sunday

50.684018, -4.692922

The Old Dairy is located on the outskirts of the beautiful fishing village of Boscastle on Cornwall's North Coast. With the coastal path just a mile away and excellent village amenities (including a choice of places to eat) just a pleasant stroll through the famous Valency Valley (a mile and a half) this is a perfect holiday destination for walkers and beach lovers. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£249 to £495
Short breaks from £50 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star

Cornish holidays

Well known for its glorious beaches and stunning scenery, Cornwall is not just a pretty face! Many of its towns and villages have an intriguing history with tales of smugglers, myths and legends. Attractions are plentiful including those with world famous status such as The Eden Project, the Minack Theatre and Tate St Ives. Whether you are looking for family fun, an activity holiday or a romantic break by the sea, Cornwall has plenty of attractions and adventures to fill your days come rain or shine.

Located in the far south west of the UK, Cornwall's impressive landscape provides an ideal setting for enjoying a whole host of outdoor activities, from walking along the spectacular coastal paths to the thrill of kite surfing along the sands. With over four hundred miles of stunning coastline, there are water sports to enjoy and beautiful beaches blessed with clear waters, for lazy holidays.

Many of Cornwall's fascinating towns and villages are rich in history and date back hundreds of years with fascinating tales of shipwrecks. Their narrow cobbled winding streets and tiny alleyways are home to unique boutiques, craft shops and art galleries, putting the fun back into shopping.

Cornwall has a lively art scene, which is hardly surprising, with a spectacular dramatic landscape that has inspired so many artists and provided the backdrop for many films and television programmes.

With a climate of its own, Cornwall is perfect for a cottage holiday or short break at any time of the year. Winters are short, spring starts early and even in the depths of winter, Cornwall is an ideal place to escape to, with world-class restaurants, empty beaches, quiet roads, crisp clean air and traditional pubs with log fires and a welcoming friendly Cornish smile.