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 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £681 *

4 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in St Mawes, Cornwall.


Right at the water’s edge on the beautiful Percuil River and tucked at the end of a quiet lane, Westward’s tranquil location and stunning views are sublime. Nearly all the rooms ha...

  • Sleeps 8 + 2 cots
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £681 *

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  • 30% off

    22 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019

    £1121.00 £784.70

  • 30% off

    1 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019

    £973.50 £681.80

  • 30% off

    8 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019

    £973.50 £681.80

  • Sleeps 14 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £776 *

6 bedroom holiday home near the beach near St Mawes, South Cornwall.


Cuilan is situated overlooking the Percuil River in what can only be described as one of the most idyllic spots on the Roseland. A large house built to a very high specification, o...

  • Sleeps 14 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £776 *

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

7 nights from £1187 *

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


This impressive, recently-built eco-house is situated in a commanding elevated position on one of St Mawes' most exclusive roads. Enjoying panoramic sea views over the whole of Fal...

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

7 nights from £1187 *

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £389

3 bedroom cottage near the beach near Gerrans, South Cornwall.


This traditionally designed modern cottage, with period-style furnishings and fittings, is set close to the lovely village green at Gerrans in the heart of the beautiful Roseland p...

  • Sleeps 5
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £389

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £408

3 bedroom self catering cottage near the beach near Portscatho.


Close to the centre of the village of Portscatho, with its harbour, slipway, shops, galleries, pub and beach, Sanderling is a great base for a family holiday. This immaculately fur...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Regret no pets
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £408

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £436

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


Lowenna is a delightful semi-detached barn conversion with Bryher (3132) next door. Perfect for families, it is located in a lovely rural setting just a five minute walk from Porth...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £436

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

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £458

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Flushing, Cornwall.


Trefusis Lodge is just outside the delightfully pretty waterside village of Flushing, across the Penryn River from bustling maritime Falmouth. This lovely semi-detached Victorian c...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome
  • Changeover Fri

7 nights from £458

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Thu

7 nights from £521

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage near the beach in Portscatho.


Beautifully situated just above the picturesque harbour in Portscatho, from the garden Cliff Cottage enjoys incredible panoramic sea views of Gerrans Bay including Porthcurnick Bea...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Thu

7 nights from £521

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  • 25% off

    28 Feb 2019 - 7 Mar 2019

    £694.96 £521.25

  • 25% off

    7 Mar 2019 - 14 Mar 2019

    £694.96 £521.25

  • 25% off

    14 Mar 2019 - 21 Mar 2019

    £694.96 £521.25

  • 25% off

    21 Mar 2019 - 28 Mar 2019

    £771.12 £578.25

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £549

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in St Mawes, Cornwall.


This charming bungalow, painted blue and white, commands fabulous panoramic sea views over St Mawes harbour, the Percuil river and also towards St Anthony headland and the wide ope...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £549

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £559

3 bedroom, dog friendly cottage with sea views in St Mawes, Cornwall.


Set at the end of a quiet lane in the heart of St Mawes, with wonderful views over the Percuil River, this single-storey cottage is a perfect holiday bolthole. Accessed by a couple...

  • Sleeps 5 + cot
  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Changeover Sat

7 nights from £559

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