Cornwall is one of the most popular cottage holiday destinations in the UK, featuring a dramatic, wind-swept coastline and pictureque countryside, of which large swathes are AONB-designated. Our hand-picked, featured range of Cornwall holiday cottages and self-catering properties can be found in some of the most idyllic locations this county has to offer. Each one has received excellent reviews from previous occupants.
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Balcony Cottage is set in the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand with their picture-postcard cottages and narrow winding streets. Its laid out over the first two floors of an 18th century, Grade II listed fisherman’s cottage and has 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 king-size double), one of which affords sea views. The interior also comprises a shower-room with shower, a bathroom with bath and shower, a dining room and fitted kitchen and a first floor living room with character fireplace. To the rear of this beautifully renovated property is a private courtyard with furniture. Balcony Cottage is very well appointed with a collection of highly-rated pubs just a short walk away. The local embarkation point for the Cawsand ferry is also nearby which travels to the historic port of Plymouth and its impressive seafront.
Near the village of St Columb Major, this Cornwall cottage is a 300 year-old farm house that’s been restored to a very high standard. Although contemporary in style, the luxurious interior manages to retain many of character features such as a stone fireplace and exposed beams. It has two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single) which can be reached via a spiral staircase and a shower room with shower. The open-plan interior consists of a modern kitchen with breakfast bar, dining area and two sitting rooms, one of which leads to a utility room and exterior. The exterior comprises a private garden with patio area that includes furniture and a barbecue. The charming St Columb Major is about a mile away and includes a good collection of shops, while the highly regarded Mawgan Porth Beach is about four miles from the property.
Gwelavon is a three-floor townhouse that sleeps up to 6 guests with three bedrooms. Two are on the first floor (1 king-size double, 1 twin) while a king-size double can be found on the top floor with a TV and en-suite facilities. The interior also comprises an open-plan configuration decorated in a contemporary style which includes a modern kitchen with dining area, three bathrooms and a living room that offers superb riverside views. Outside is a raised deck area and enclosed patio garden. Gwelavon is within easy access of numerous beautiful Cornish seaside towns such as Falmouth, St Mawes and Truro. Top location attractions include Pendennis Castle, Swanpool Nature Reserve and the stunning AONB-designated, Roseland Peninsula.
Spacious barn conversion that’s set on a farm near the village of East Taphouse – it’s one of three similar on-site properties and has three bedrooms (2 king-size, 1 family room, 1 bunk-room for children), one with en-suite facilities. The interior is graced with numerous character features such as vaulted and beamed ceilings. The kitchen is well-equipped with the usual modern conveniences and includes a breakfast table, while the sitting room features a wood-burner as well as a full-size pool table. Guests have access to a private, enclosed terrace with furniture to rear of this superb holiday property. Kingfisher Barn is also within 10 miles of a collection of historic towns like Liskeard and Looe as well as top visitor attractions such as the Eden Project.
This former corn mill is located in the wooded valley of St Nectan’s Glen, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty. The interior is an absolute delight and comprises original, rustic features such as exposed ceiling beams. There are two bedrooms (1 four poster double, 1 twin), a bathroom with bath and shower over, a modern kitchen and a sitting room with dining section and wood-burner stove. Its garden affords some wonderful views of a millstream and the dense woodland that surrounds the property. Guests have shared use of a lawn garden with patio and furniture. The famous Tintagel, which is associated with King Arthur, is within walking distance as is an excellent collection of local beaches such as Trebarwith Strand and Bossiney Cove. Tintagel is also well served by a good selection of top restaurants and pubs.
Set near the picturesque village of Mawnan Smith, this luxurious Cornwall barn conversion sleeps up to eight guests. The well-presented stylish interior has 4 bedrooms (2 super king-size doubles, 1 double, 1 twin), all of which are equipped with smart TVs. The spacious open-plan living area incorporates a large, modern kitchen with island as well as dining and sitting areas. Outside is a fenced garden complete with patio, furniture, barbecue and hot tub. Mill House is set near the mouth of the Helford River which is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In addition, the popular resort of Falmouth is 6 miles away and is home to a vibrant collection of highly-rated restaurants as well as nationally significant visitor attractions such as the National Maritime Museum. A shop and pub are also very close to the property (about a 10 minute walk).
Ideal for those searching for Cornwall holiday cottages, Oak Cottage has two bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin) and is able to accommodate up to four guests. With a reverse-level layout, it includes numerous character features such as wooden ceiling beams. The spacious, tastefully furnished interior consists of a bathroom with power shower, an open-plan living room with modern kitchen and a dining section with sitting area. Outside, guests will find an enclosed garden with patio, furniture and a barbecue. Oak Cottage nestles on the fringes of the stunning Roseland Peninsula and is set in the historical village of Tregony. An excellent collection of famous local attractions are in the vicinity too such as the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the National Maritime Museum. The dramatic Cornish coast, with its numerous sandy beaches, is also within easy reach.
This modern end-of-terrace holiday property is located in the harbour town of Charlestown and set in the grounds of Custom House. It sleeps up to four guests with two bedrooms, (1 super king size double, 1 double with TV), one with en-suite facilities. The open-plan living area comprises a modern, stylish kitchen, a dining section and sitting area. Outside is a private courtyard with furniture. Porthmeur Harber is extremely well-appointed, offering easy access to the picturesque south coast. There are also plenty of major visitor attractions in the vicinity including the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project. In addition, the delightful seaside towns, Fowey and Mevagissey, are just a short drive away.
300 year-old self catering holiday cottage in Cornwall that’s situated close to the historic town of Padstow – occupying three floors, it’s tastefully renovated and brimming in character. There are three bedrooms (1 king-size with en-suite facilities, 1 double, 1 twin) a shower room with shower and an open-plan living area with a large kitchen, a utility room, dining and sitting areas. The exterior includes a small enclosed patio area. This charming cottage is just a short stroll from numerous highly-rated restaurants and shops as well as Padstow’s vibrant quay area. As is typical of most top Cornwall cottages, the Wearne is near a variety of excellent beaches like Harlyn (3 miles) and Constantine (4 miles). The South West Coastal path is close-by too, offering some breathtaking coastal vistas.
Set near the picturesque village of St Ewe, this charming period holiday cottage in Cornwall has three bedrooms (1 king-size double with en-suite facilities, 1 double and 1 twin), and a bathroom with bath and shower over. The interior combines rustic with contemporary to great effect and features a modern kitchen equipped with the usual array of mod-cons, as well as a dining area and two sitting rooms, one with wood-burner stove. Outside this terraced property is an enclosed garden with lawn and a paved terrace that includes furniture and a barbecue. Trelan is located in the attractive village of St Ewe with its narrow cobbled streets and picture-postcard harbour. St Austell is about five miles away and is easily reached by car. Also close by is the charming Mevagissey which features an excellent sandy beach.