These days, in Cornwall, holiday cottages are without doubt the most popular accommodation option when it comes to finding a place to stay. Here at the Cornwall Guide we have one of the most extensive collections of quality Cornwall cottages on the net ranging from archetypal character cottages in charming Cornish fishing villages to traditional farmhouses, perfect for family breaks.
Our selection of cottages in Cornwall allows you to search for the ideal holiday cottage to rent, whatever you're looking for and wherever in Cornwall you fancy - from Altarnun to Zennor...
It's not hard to see the attractions of self catering holidays in Cornwall. A veritable home from home but within a stone's throw of the most popular destinations such as St Ives, Padstow, the great gardens of Cornwall and the rugged far west.
Whilst classic Cornish cottages, with whitewashed granite walls, open fires and maybe a thatched roof, are full of romantic charm there are more options. Town houses, (accessible) bungalows and chalets all fall within the self-catering category. And whilst not always as family friendly as a cottage, apartments can offer great value accommodation for couples and small groups.
Holiday cottages can also mean indulgence; whilst a wood burning stove and a harbour view are a good start, imagine having a hot tub, or maybe even a swimming pool. Many of our properties also come with gardens - ideal for a family barbeque after the beach.
One of the great things about holiday cottages is you can bring the whole family; and by that we mean pets can come too. We've made it easy for you to find dog friendly cottages in Cornwall. It is a scientific fact that dogs love beaches, so instead of 'Rover' languishing in kennels he can be having the time of his life
This being Cornwall you're never too far from beach and we have plenty of cottages by the sea. From beach huts tucked away in sand dunes on the North Coast to fishermen's cottages overlooking picture postcard harbours in villages such as Mousehole, Port Isaac and Polperro, they are all here.
Believe us, there's nothing quite like being able to stroll down to the beach after breakfast without having to think about loading up the car.
Of course there is more to Cornwall than beaches and there is plenty of stunning countryside dotted with the remains of ancient stones and mining heritage. Admittedly it is quite difficult to get too far away from a beach, but there is some very dramatic, rugged coast in between all of which is accessible from the South West Coast Path. In fact a cottage off the beaten track might just be the ideal base for the perfect walking holiday.
Whether you're looking for somewhere pet friendly, within walking distance of the beach or maybe even a luxury cottage we can help you start planning with our Cornwall holiday cottages.
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Cottages by Region
North Coast Cottages
This dramatic stretch of coast is known for its long sandy beaches and great surf. Along with well known spots such as Newquay's Fistral beach are lesser known gems such as the National Trust's Chapel Porth. The harbour town of Padstow is in this region and is a well known foodie paradise.
West Cornwall Cottages
Cornwall's west is known for its rugged coastline, picturesque coves and charming fishing villages. Once the centre of the Cornish mining industry this area is rich in heritage and history - ancient and modern.
North Cornwall Cottages
Much of North Cornwall has a remoteness not seen in other parts of the county. A wild and rugged coast meets the bleak beauty of Bodmin Moor. Amongst this wilderness you will find some charming villages and stunning, wide sandy beaches.
South Cornwall cottages
This sheltered stretch of coast was once referred to as the Cornish Riviera. It includes the popular beaches of St Austell and a plethora of charming fishing villages. At the eastern end, beyond Looe, is the Rame Peninsula - the forgotten corner of Cornwall.