Holiday Cottages in Cornwall

With more coastline than any other county, Cornwall has some of the best beaches, coastal walks and cliffscapes you’re likely to find, as featured in the BBC's Poldark. If you're wondering where to stay in Cornwall, look no further. We've handpicked some of Cornwall's best cottages for you.

Holidays in Cornwall are what childhood memories are made of; Cornish beaches for bucket and spade holidays, miles of moor for walking holidays and an altogether more relaxed way of life that make Cornwall holidays stay in your memories forever. It’s no wonder Cornwall has won the Best UK Holiday County for so many consecutive years.

Stay in Cornwall’s cottages on the south coast for the safe, family-friendly beaches around Mevagissey or Looe, explore the lunar-esque landscapes of china clay pits around the Eden Project and learn about the county’s industrial past. Travel down to the Roseland peninsula for rolling countryside, pretty villages lined with Cornish cottages, quiet spots to sit and ponder the view. Continue south to the Lizard peninsula for treasure troves of hidden coves dotted with fishermen’s cottages reflecting in turquoise seas. Head around the headland up past Porthleven (you’ll recognise it from the storm watching photos) to Mount’s Bay, where majestic St Michael’s Mount looms over the town of Marazion and Penzance further along. 

The panorama of aquamarine seas around Sennen, Porthcurno and St Ives is interspersed with its mining heritage, chimneys clinging to every cliff top and tiny streets crammed with the cottages Cornwall is known for. Travel the north coast, spreading out from the centres of Newquay and Bude where every beach is bustling with surfers and every other water craft you can imagine. If you're not a water baby, head inland for landscapes that are out of this world. Sit atop a tor on Bodmin Moor and survey the 360 panorama over Bodmin round to Camelford, over to Launceston and down to Liskeard.

This most westerly county of England even has its own language, with quirky place names and signpost translations. Along with a very mild climate you could be forgiven for thinking you weren’t in England.

If you’re wondering where to stay in Cornwall, we’ve got the best places to stay covered, from Cornish coastal cottages - beautiful little boltholes by the sea or great big manors with private mooring; thatched rural retreats hidden down leafy lanes; modern, high tech houses with all the mod cons and luxury cottages you won’t want to leave, accommodation in Cornwall comes in all shapes and sizes.

Cornwall holidays are always something to write home about and we've found cottages for you in unrivalled locations to make your Cornwall stay the best ever. Your holidays to Cornwall will exceed expectations whether you stay for a four night short break or a fortnight. Pick your favourites from our self catering properties in Cornwall, safe in the knowledge that we handpick and personally inspect every single one. If we wouldn’t want to stay there, we wouldn’t want you to either.

We have 680 luxury self catering cottages in Cornwall to rent.

1 bedroom self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.


Tucked away from view behind the Owners’ Georgian home, The Garden Lodge is a welcoming retreat on the edge of Helston making it the perfect base for exploring this unspoilt area o...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £270 - £510

1 bedroom apartment near the beach in Penzance, West Cornwall.


Overlooking the beautiful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, a short walk from the Penlee Gallery and just 200 yards from Penzance promenade, The Garden Flat is the perfect base for expl...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £272 - £681

1 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Mousehole, West Cornwall.


The Net Loft is set in the heart of Mousehole, originally a fisherman's net loft it then became an artist's studio. It is located up a pedestrian alley, a minute from the harbour a...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £272 - £681

1 bedroom apartment near the beach near Sennen, West Cornwall.


Peace and privacy are assured in this stylish first floor apartment just one mile from Cape Cornwall and the spectacular South West Coast Path. Tegen’s light and airy open plan liv...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £276 - £690

1 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach near Marazion, West Cornwall.


Gorgeous, stylish and cosy, Little Bambaroo is the perfect retreat for a short break or a holiday in the heart of the pretty village of Gulval in the far west of Cornwall. The exce...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £279 - £698

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage in a creekside hamlet near Truro, Cornwall.


A short stroll from the waters of Restronguet Creek, halfway between Truro and Falmouth, this is the ideal location for exploring both north and south coasts and all points in betw...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £283 - £775

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Lamorna Cove.


Cosy and all on one level, the open plan living area in Munnings Studio has a modern kitchen, dining-table and a comfortable sofa facing the wall-mounted plasma television. The com...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £285 - £576

1 bedroom, dog-friendly cottage near the beach near Lamorna Cove.


Owned by a local artist and originally part of the historic Boskenna Estate, The Coach House Cottage is set within a sunny courtyard and is full of quirky charm and interesting art...

  • Sleeps 2 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £286 - £621

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Meadowsweet is the slightly larger of the two barns. Two steps lead up into the living-room, with its polished wood floors and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen-area is fitted i...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £286 - £540

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage near Fowey.


Cowslip, like Meadowsweet (1430), has two steps leading into the living-room, where neutral walls and polished wood floors frame the warmly coloured furnishings. There is a pine fi...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £286 - £540

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