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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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Elmar

Last Minute Offer:Sat, 11th Dec 2021 for 7 nights, £695"Any 3 nights this week £395. Also available over Christmas and New Year"
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: Flexible | 3 Star

50.626493, -4.713796

An attractive holiday cottage in a rural position one mile inland from the North Cornish coastline and within easy reach of Port Isaac (the film set for Doc Martin), picturesque Boscastle, Tintagel, the surfing beaches of Crackington Haven and Bude, the Camel estuary and Bodmin Moor.

Weekly guide price:
£950 to £1500
Short breaks from £150 per night

7+2  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

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

50.252290, -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

50.252303, -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

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

50.252303, -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

50.329313, -4.646144

Seaweed Cottage is a lovely double fronted holiday cottage in possibly one of the best positions in Fowey, just 20 metres from the sheltered sandy beach at Readymoney Cove. With direct access onto the coastal footpath from the front door, great pubs, restaurants and shops a short stroll away and a plethora of attractions for day trips out, this is an ideal retreat for those looking for a seaside or walking holiday.

Weekly guide price:
£1100 to £2400

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.720939, -4.602729

The Dutch Barn is a stunning self-catering holiday home on a private farm close to Crackington Haven. It sleeps up to eight people in four bedrooms with a perfect layout for families or groups of friends. The owners have done a sensational job with this conversion, transforming a tired agricultural building into a contemporary holiday retreat with hot tub that would not look out of place in a glossy lifestyle magazine. It is one of four gorgeous self-catering properties at Pencuke Farm, where the owners raise sheep, alpacas, pigs and chickens in 18 quiet acres of land in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Weekly guide price:
£1295 to £3425
Short breaks from £323 per night

8  |   4  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Friday

50.720939, -4.602729

Skyber Barn is quite simply stunning and sits on a quiet, family-run smallholding in North Cornwall, just over two miles from Crackington Haven and close to Bude and Widemouth Bay. It is ideal for families as it sleeps up to eight guests in three beautiful bedrooms, with an open-plan living/dining area and accommodation over two levels. It is one of just four holiday homes at Pencuke Farm, where the owners raise sheep, pigs, alpacas and chickens in 18-acres of stunning farmland with distant panoramic views of the Atlantic. Guests have use of the grounds, a barbecue terrace, boules court and indoor games room, and there is also storage for bikes, surfboards and other equipment. Dogs are welcome. 

Weekly guide price:
£899 to £2199
Short breaks from £167 per night

8  |   3  |   3+  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.720939, -4.602729

In a fabulous position just inland of Cornwall's stunning north coast, this gorgeous shepherds hut enjoys an abundance of sea air and luxurious touches like a log burner and hot tub. A popular choice with couples looking for a little romance, and small families wanting a fun glamping type holiday experience without forsaking creature comforts. Crackington Haven beach is just two miles and the many attractions of Cornwall are close by.

Weekly guide price:
£700 to £1499
Short breaks from £150 per night

2+2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 1 (off peak) | 1 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.720939, -4.602729

Darzona is one of 4 superb holiday homes that puts you close to North Cornwall's premier attractions. Crackington Haven is just two miles away with Widemouth Bay and Bude also within easy reach by car. Sitting on the peaceful family-run smallholding Pencuke Farm, where the owners raise alpacas, chickens, sheep and pigs, you can enjoy distant panoramic views of the Atlantic from the BBQ terrace, 18 acres of land to explore and plenty of space inside the cottage. Darzona is a popular choice for couples and can accommodate a third person with the additional of an extra trundle bed (extra charge applies). Dogs are most welcome. 

Weekly guide price:
£350 to £999
Short breaks from £82 per night

2+1  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

50.319303, -4.189130

You can't turn down the opportunity to stay in this gorgeous holiday home which boasts an incredible location overlooking Plymouth Sound and Cawsand Bay. The end-terrace cottage is perfect for families and friends as it can sleep up to six people in three comfortable bedrooms, with fantastic sea views from most rooms as well as the roof-top terrace and the patio. Walk along the coastal footpath to Cawsands, where you can eat in a cafe, drink in a pub or catch the ferry to Plymouth. There's plenty to do at any time of the year, assuming you can drag yourself away from the breathtaking views.

Weekly guide price:
£835 to £2295

6  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

50.404244, -4.769941

This lovely two-bedroom holiday cottage is perfect for couples or families who want to explore Cornwall fully, without tying themselves to either the coast or the countryside. It is on a private estate about 15 minutes from St Austell and within easy reach of beaches on the north and the south coasts, as well as favourite attractions like the Eden Project, Lanhydrock House, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tintagel Castle and Bodmin Moor. The peaceful setting gives guests the flexibility to be active or relaxed depending on their mood. Guests have the use of indoor swimming pool, outdoor play and space, and games room.  Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£535 to £1600
Short breaks from £123 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

50.404244, -4.769941

Haydon provides a 4* Gold standard of accommodation for four people in two bedrooms, within easy reach of beaches on the north and south coast of Cornwall. The cottage is only 15-minutes from St Austell, 10-minutes from the Eden Project, and convenient for Bodmin Moor and a host of attractions. Amenities include a heated swimming pool, games room and a play area providing all the right ingredients for a perfect holiday. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£535 to £1600
Short breaks from £123 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

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

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

50.404244, -4.769941

This charming studio cottage is ideal for couples or solo guests who want a peaceful base from which to explore the beautiful Cornish coast and countryside. It is on a farm in a quiet hamlet 15-minutes from St Austell and beaches on the south coast, and only 25-minutes from Padstow and beaches on the north coast. The famous Eden Project is just 10-minutes away, and there are many country houses, gardens, museums and castles within easy reach. Guests at Ryland have use of an indoor swimming pool and games room, and the cottage is available all year round. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£365 to £600

2  |   1  |   No  |   Enquire  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

50.404244, -4.769941

Relax in the rural surroundings of Lamorna - a 4-Star Gold holiday cottage tucked away on Higher Menadew Farm within easy reach of beautiful beaches on the north and south coast, as well as popular towns like Padstow and St Austell. Guests have access to excellent amenities that include a heated indoor swimming pool, games room, swings and playground. The cottage sleeps four people in two bedrooms, with accommodation all on ground floor level. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£530 to £1560

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

50.404244, -4.769941

Swallow's Nest is one of seven superb self-catering cottages at Higher Menadwe Farm, within easy reach of St Austell and beaches on both the north and south coasts of Cornwall, and only a 10-minute drive from the famous Eden Project. The cottage sleeps up to six people in three bedrooms and guests have access to facilities that include a swimming pool, games room and a playground. It is perfect for families either on their own or on holiday together with friends or their extended family. Tourist board rating: 4 Star Gold

Weekly guide price:
£650 to £1980

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday | 4 Star Gold

50.313660, -5.138421

Settle back and relax in this lovely holiday cottage that is tucked away in a peaceful location between Newquay and Truro. The Forge comfortably sleeps up to four people in two ensuite bedrooms, with a layout that is ideal for couples, friends or small families. Accommodation is all on one level and is dog-friendly with practical hardwood floors and a private, fenced garden. The cottage is in Penhallow, within walking distance of the village pub and less than three miles from Perranporth beach. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£368 to £993

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 4 Star

50.313660, -5.138421

This comfortable holiday cottage is in Penhallow, within walking distance of the village pub and less than three miles from the Perranporth and the beautiful beaches of the Cornish coast. It is perfect for couples or independent travellers with features that make it suitable for guests who use a wheelchair or who want to bring their dog on holiday. There are beautiful walks and bike rides from the door, and the cottage is close to fantastic attractions like the National Trust Tresillick Gardens and Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm. Tourist board rating: 4 Star

Weekly guide price:
£508 to £1473

2  |   1  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Mon/Fri | 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.