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.

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 157 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

4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in Falmouth, South Cornwall.


Right on the water's edge near the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Harbour House has stunning views across Falmouth harbour from its windows and balconies. Part of the security-...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £686 - £1915

4 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


Overlooking the sea with a panoramic view of Gerrans Bay, this spacious and extremely comfortable house has been decorated throughout with a stylish and discerning contemporary eye...

  • Sleeps 7 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

Price per week £745 - £2071

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


This large dormer bungalow is ideal for family holidays, being situated in Portscatho and only a few minutes’ walk from the coastal path, which leads to the safe sandy beach at Por...

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

Price per week £439 - £1516

5 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in Portscatho.


Found in the pretty fishing village of Portscatho, this large end of terrace Georgian house is ideal for traditional family holidays as it is situated only a stone’s throw from the...

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

Price per week £571 - £1630

4 bedroom cottage with sea views near Portscatho, South Cornwall.


This charming Victorian semi-detached house, with wonderful views of Gerrans Bay, has been tastefully restored throughout to provide excellent holiday accommodation. In a quiet par...

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

Price per week £638 - £1747

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach near Gerrans.


Once a village chapel, Sunday House East is a gorgeous property converted from part of the original building and set in the centre of the village of Gerrans, just a short walk from...

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

Price per week £673 - £2059

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4 bedroom holiday cottage with sea views in St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Uplands is a very spacious dormer bungalow set in large mature gardens with superb views over St Mawes harbour. Situated in a quiet location, the property provides comfortable acco...

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

Price per week £710 - £2265

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

Price per week £731 - £2071

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

Price per week £751 - £2321

4 bedroom cottage with sea views in Mevagissey, South Cornwall.


If you love luxury, space and gorgeous interiors, Skysail is the place for you. Providing everything you need for a wonderful holiday there are four ground floor bedrooms, a fabulo...

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

Price per week £868 - £2630

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