Cottages by the sea in South Cornwall

With so many miles of scenic coastline, South Cornwall is the perfect destination for a holiday by the sea. A Mecca for sailing enthusiasts, the calm blue waters surrounding the coast of South Cornwall make for perfect family-friendly seaside holidays too.Read more

Coastal cottages in South Cornwall are the perfect backdrop for a relaxed seaside holiday. Pretty little harbour towns and small flat sandy beaches make it a great place for multi generational holidays, with big attractions like The Eden Project providing days out of interest.

South Cornwall has a plethora of lovely holiday accommodation by the sea, from luxury coastal cottages up on the cliffs to bijoux beach cottages right on the shore, or stay a safe distance from the spray and book a holiday home with a view of the twinkling blue tempting you from across the fields.

Well known towns such as Looe, Mevagissey, St Mawes and Falmouth are popular places to stay, with quality cottages and lots of places to watch the waves from, as well as witnessing the comings and goings of various watercraft from harbours and marinas. There's a big sailing community around these parts, making the most of the big blue that you'll be admiring from the windows of one of our 149 holiday cottages by the sea.

Don't forget to bring the most excited member of the family - the walkies around these parts will really get the tail wagging so book into a dog friendly seaside holiday cottage.

Treat yourself and you could be waking up to the sound of the ocean from your South Cornwall cottage by the sea.

South Cornwall holiday cottages by the sea

  • Sleeps 8
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £746

4 bedroom cottage in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


The location of this traditional Cornish house can only be described as fabulous. Perfectly situated with an uninterrupted outlook over Gerrans Bay, it lies in the heart of the sma...

  • Sleeps 8
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £746

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £847

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views and hot tub near Kingsand.


Lady Emma's Cottage is one of the most stunning and exclusive retreats in the United Kingdom. The 1882 Arts and Crafts property sits framed on one side by 865 acres of Grade 1 list...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £847

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  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £914

4 bedroom holiday cottage near the beach in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Winwood is a spacious and beautiful home nestled in a private garden and just a short walk from the centre of Falmouth and two stunning beaches. The owners recently refurbished thi...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £914

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £918

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views near Fowey, South Cornwall.


Oh my, this really is a special house, perfect for family gatherings and groups of friends. From watching fishing boats, yachts and dolphins in summer to crashing waves in winter, ...

  • Sleeps 8 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £918

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £838

5 bedroom, rural cottage near the beach in Portscatho, Cornwall.


Tucked away at the end of a Cornish country lane, this lovely old farmhouse is set in idyllic surroundings, overlooking adjacent farmland to the sea beyond. Imaginatively restor...

  • Sleeps 10 + 2 cots
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £838

  • Sleeps 12 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1100

6 bedroom holiday home near the beach in Portscatho, South Cornwall.


This gorgeous Victorian double-fronted village house is set in the heart of the pretty fishing village of Portscatho with the beach, harbour, shops and galleries all within five mi...

  • Sleeps 12 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1100

Need more time? Reserve any cottage for up to 24 hours before booking.

  • Sleeps 12 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1288

6 bedroom holiday home near the beach in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


If you want masses of space and a relaxed vibe for a family get-together, this is the place for you! Just yards from the beach at Portmellon Cove on the outskirts of the ancient fi...

  • Sleeps 12 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1288

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1507

6 bedroom, dog friendly home with sea views near Kingsand, Cornwall.


Fabulous sea views from this exceptionally spacious, south-facing detached house extend from the Rame peninsula in one direction to St George’s Island at Looe in the other. A gate ...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £1507

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1006


Unique in its seclusion and romantic setting, Rosteague is a 200 acre privately-owned estate made up of surrounding pastures that undulate gently down to its own mile of coastline ...

  • Sleeps 12 + 2 cots in 2 properties
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £1006