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 683 luxury self catering cottages in Cornwall to rent.

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


All on one level, this stylish open plan cottage is ideal for guests with limited mobility. Set on the edge of Lamorna Cove and the South West Coast Path, The Top Shelter is the pe...

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

Price per week £287 - £717

1 bedroom, rural holiday cottage near Falmouth, West Cornwall.


This delectably simple little pied-a-terre, set midway between both coasts, makes an ideal base for exploring Cornwall. The private south-facing garden, with its handy shed for bik...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

Price per week £287 - £580

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Ideal for couples this detached, single-storey converted barn is located at Treluggan, a small country hamlet in the heart of the Roseland peninsula. There are some lovely coastal ...

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

Price per week £289 - £550

1 bedroom, dog friendly apartment near the beach in Penzance.


The Queen's Quarters has all the facilities of a good hotel with the freedom of your own private apartment. With sea glimpses from the large comfortable sitting/dining-room, this i...

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

Price per week £290 - £585

1 bedroom, rural holiday apartment near Mousehole, West Cornwall.


Just two miles from Mousehole and Newlyn lies the lovely Cumbrae Retreat, a luxurious and extremely well-equipped apartment. The multi-room Sonos audio system and Smart TV can only...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £290 - £726

1 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views near Boscastle.


Snuck down a little lane close to the shores of the north Cornish coast, Driftwood is the ideal retreat for two. Small but perfectly formed, this charming bolthole nestles next to ...

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

Price per week £291 - £550

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage near Helston, West Cornwall.


The Old Stable is a delightful semi-detached studio with original beams and stylish furnishings throughout. A well-equipped kitchen and dining-area on the mezzanine is accessed by ...

  • Sleeps 2
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £292 - £590

1 bedroom self catering cottage near Portreath, West Cornwall.


Sitting alongside but totally separate from the Owners' home and in the small hamlet of Higher Brea, this cute detached retreat has been designed and furnished with comfort and rel...

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

Price per week £292 - £590

1 bedroom, rural self catering cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.


Set on the hillside in the grounds of the Owners' house, this cute semi-detached studio barn enjoys outstanding rural views overlooking the ancient market town of Helston on the ed...

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

Price per week £292 - £590

1 bedroom, dog friendly holiday cottage in Helston, West Cornwall.


Set on the hillside in the grounds of the Owners' house, this cute semi-detached studio barn enjoys outstanding rural views overlooking the ancient market town of Helston on the ed...

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

Price per week £292 - £590

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