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Daymer Bay near Rock on the Camel Estuary, North Cornwall
Daymer Bay near Rock on the Camel Estuary, North Cornwall

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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50.378407, -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

50.544347, -4.313685

Recently renovated, this Grade II listed cottage is ideal for couples or individuals who want a peaceful place where they can unwind and relax. Manor Cottage Barn has beautiful views of the nearby Tamar Valley and is close to excellent footpaths and cycling trails including the traffic-free Tamar Discovery Trail. Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor are both within easy reach, while the beaches of the south and north coast are 30 minutes and 45 minutes drive respectively. There is a village shop and cafe within walking distance, with more amenities only a few miles away in Callington and Launceston.

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £780
Short breaks from £60 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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

50.343151, -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

50.409110, -4.394688

Jopes Mill is an indulgent holiday retreat in the beautiful Cornish countryside. The 18th-Century riverside watermill sits amongst five acres of woodland and gardens, yet is just ten minutes from the vibrant harbour town of Looe. Beaches, restaurants, cafes and pubs are all within easy reach of this period property, which sleeps up to four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for couples, families or friends. There are fantastic walks from the door and ample scope for mountain biking on nearby Bodmin Moor. Plymouth, Polperro, and the Eden Project are all within half an hour's drive for fun days out.

Weekly guide price:
£560 to £1310

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.830676, -4.514138

Cornwall is a wonderful place for a self-catering holiday in all seasons. This lovely Mews holiday cottage is in picturesque Stratton, a peaceful village on the River Neet, around a mile from Bude's sandy beaches, cafes and leisure activities. The cottage is a short stroll from the village shop, two historic inns and a medieval church. It sleeps four people in two bedrooms with the potential to sleep two more on a sofa bed in the living room. There are gorgeous walks from the door, or you can hire a bicycle or kayak and explore via the Bude Canal. It's child and dog-friendly, with holiday bookings available all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£295 to £595
Short breaks from £45 per night

4+2  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

50.409110, -4.394688

If your busy life has left you feeling overwhelmed and wrung out, a holiday in Jopes Lodge is the solution you need. This romantic riverside cottage has an open-plan layout with a private verandah and beautiful woodland views. It is perfect for couples but is also ideal for a solo escape. The high standard of accommodation coupled with the tranquil setting in five acres of grounds is a wonderful place to recharge your batteries. The fishing town of Looe is only ten minutes away by car, and there is a wealth of local attractions together with beautiful walks and cycling routes.

Weekly guide price:
£380 to £840
Short breaks from £95 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.252356, -5.280275

Beautifully presented, this welcoming self-catering holiday cottage is surrounded by glorious Cornish countryside with a sandy beach within walking distance and fabulous coastal walks on the doorstep. Ideally located for visiting Falmouth, St Ives, Newquay, the Roseland Peninsula and the many attractions Cornwall has to offer. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£510 to £960
Short breaks from £120 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

50.252303, -5.280277

Comfortable and welcoming, The Roundhouse is perfect for couples looking for a self-catering holiday in Cornwall with superb beaches, coastal walks and an abundance of attractions within easy reach. Portreath beach is accessible by foot and the many other fabulous beaches of the North Coast including Newquay (great for surfing) and St Ives (fabulous galleries) are within driving distance. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £600
Short breaks from £86 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

Burgess

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 9th Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £670"Ground floor cottage with walk in shower, to sleep from 2 to 4. Close to the beach at Portreath, with lots of lovely walks in the immediate area."
50.252303, -5.280277

Sitting on the North Coast of Cornwall, this beautifully presented holiday cottage nestles amongst Cornish countryside and has the sandy beach of Portreath within walking distance. Picturesque St Ives, Newquay with its great surfing beaches, Falmouth and the Roseland Peninsula are all an easy drive away. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£460 to £760
Short breaks from £66 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

50.652816, -4.606784

An impressive English oak framed holiday lodge with a riverside garden that perfectly combines traditional charm with modern conveniences to provide a high standard of self-catering. Located close to the many beautiful beaches and attractions of North Cornwall, the lodge is within easy driving distance of Boscastle, Tintagel and Bodmin Moor and a great base for a family holiday exploring this beautiful part of the South West.

Weekly guide price:
£600 to £1725

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.252303, -5.280320

The perfect blend of style and character, this cosy 5-Star (Gold) holiday cottage is just perfect for two with an immense amount of character and charm. Surrounded by rolling Cornish countryside and with the golden sands of Portreath within walking distance, guests can enjoy easy access to many of Cornwall's top beaches, attractions and fishing villages when they stay at Mowhay. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£400 to £685
Short breaks from £94 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

50.252290, -5.280299

With a welcoming sitting room with beams and log burner, stylish kitchen and two beautifully presented bedrooms, Trengove Wing is an excellent self-catering choice for families and also couples (one or two). Affording an idyllic position with some of Cornwall's finest beaches within easy reach (including Portreath which is just twenty minutes walk), you can spend your days lazing on the beach, walking or discovering the areas many attractions. Tourist board rating: 5 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£500 to £920
Short breaks from £112 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 5 Star Gold

50.431134, -4.735850

A comfortable self catering holiday home nestling amongst five acres of beautiful Cornish countryside with panoramic views in the very heart of Cornwall. Sitting in a peaceful rural spot just two miles from Lanivet, the cottage is perfect for exploring both the north and south coasts, or simply relax enjoying facilities including a hot tub and fishing lake. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £800
Short breaks from £90 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

50.431134, -4.735850

Modern and comfortable facilities are provided in this detached holiday home that sits in five acres of fantastic rural Cornish countryside in a peaceful hamlet two miles from Lanivet. There is a fishing lake and hot tub on-site with panoramic views and an abundance of attractions within easy reach including the beaches of the north and south coast. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£550 to £800
Short breaks from £90 per night

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

50.431134, -4.735850

Located close to Lanhydrock House, Hosta House is a comfortable holiday retreat for couples and an ideal base from which to explore Cornwall and its many attractions. Set within five acres of rolling Cornish countryside, guests have the use of a fishing lake, hot tub and can enjoy panoramic views. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£480 to £620
Short breaks from £70 per night

2  |   1  |   2  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 2 (off peak) | 4 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible | 4 Star

50.387143, -4.760413

The Retreat is a detached holiday cottage in a peaceful position in the small hamlet of Treskilling in Cornwall within easy reach (just five miles) of the South Coast. Ideal for walking, cycling, golf, riding, going to the beach or visiting Cornwall's many attractions like the nearby world famous Eden Project (two miles away).

Weekly guide price:
£515 to £1395

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.159608, -5.225716

Oozing character and charm, these three granite holiday cottages afford a peaceful position in the tranquil Cornish village of Porkellis. Guests can enjoy strolling to the village pub for a pint of Cornish ale of an evening and exploring the South West's many attractions during the day.

Weekly guide price:
£536 to £1300

5  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

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.