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Cornwall

The county of Cornwall has been attracting holidaymakers for decades and is without doubt one of the UK’s most loved holiday destinations, with its rich abundance of natural assets; beautiful beaches, dramatic sea cliffs, pretty fishing harbours and winding country lanes.

Cornwall’s unique charm and its stunning countryside and coastal landscapes are easy to access in this compact corner of south west England and you won’t have to travel far from your Cornish cottage to find it!

A host of top quality visitor attractions and holiday activities await you and here you’ll also find a fine selection of Cornish cottages, suitable for families and couples alike. But before you start packing your bags you might like a few suggestions for things to see and places to go on your break.

The Eden Project is undeniably one of the most popular attractions in Cornwall. This all-weather oasis offers a wealth of stunning flora in an amazing collection of ‘biomes’. Or, if you fancy getting out in the open-air then a visit to the Lost Gardens of Heligan is a must.

Padstow is highly recommended for those seeking the fine Cornish cuisine. This lovely coastal town offers an endearing sense of community and, thanks to the involvement of Rick Stein, several fantastic eateries.

For a unique occasion why not take in a play at the Minack Theatre, one of the world’s most spectacular open-air venues perched on the cliff side facing the sea. Similarly, St Ives celebrates a rich and varied artistic heritage through its Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden and much more.

With Cornwall’s temperate climate its beaches are perhaps one of the biggest attractions; a spectacular coastline extends for mile after mile and whether you want to surf, swim, stroll or just relax, you won’t be short of fantastic activities and great seaside locations.

With an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty that covers 12 separate geographical areas, walking in Cornwall is a delight. Enjoy the beautiful moorland and towering tors of Bodmin Moor, take a cycle ride down the Camel Trail or gaze out from Rame Head; there’s a wealth of wonderful choices.

Alternatively you may prefer to relax and enjoy the comfort offered by a holiday cottage in Cornwall. So start a search for your dream holiday home right now.
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  • Tokenbury Manor - Cowshed

    Pensilva, nr. Liskeard

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 16359

    Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

    Set in an AONB on the edge of the village of Pensilva, these beautifully converted holiday properties stand amongst the most spectacular scenery in Cornwall. The stepping stone to exploring the beauty, cultural and wildlife of south east Cornwall is literally at the end of your drive via the footpaths which take you through unspoilt wooded riverbanks, where herons and kingfishers dwell.
    There is so much to do in the area - you can fish for blue sharks, ride a steam train, take a river cruise, play championship golf or visit some of the finest historic houses in the country. A short drive will take you to the South Cornwall Heritage Coast with beautiful walks from Polperro and Looe to Talland with secluded sandy coves. Don’t miss the windswept uplands of Bodmin Moor shrouded in mystery with burial chambers and holy wells, giant stones and Bronze Age settlements. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with patio doors. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    NSH, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with two washing machines and two tumble dryers. Freezer. Courtyard with sitting-out area and furniture. Footpath through shared woodland. Parking (1 car). No children under 5 years.

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  • Talland Bay

    Liskeard

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43075


    This detached bungalow has been furnished to provide a comfortable holiday home, set in a rural location. The property has patio doors leading directly out to a patio, with a stream running close by and easy walking access. Set on the owners’ site, Rosecraddoc Holiday Village, which is situated in a quiet wooded valley, and has access to a fishing lake (licence required, at cost). Ideally located to visit many gardens such as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Trebah Gardens, and the Eden Project. There are many historic houses close by including Llanhydrock, Cotehele and Anthony House. Visit the north coast villages of Boscastle, Port Isaac and Padstow. Horse riding nearby. Shop 2 miles, pub and restaurant 500 yards.

    All on ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    NSH and electricity included (£10per week October-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Lawned garden with patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Shared tennis court. No smoking. NB: Unfenced stream in grounds. Fishing lake 300 yards.

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  • Bal-maiden’s Cottage

    Trewellard, nr. Pendeen

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W42922

    This pretty terraced former miner’s cottage, in the centre of Trewellard village, makes the perfect base for exploring this beautiful and unspoilt part of Cornwall. The nearby coast path offers superb walking, spectacular views, and access to many delightful beaches and coves. The cottage is conveniently located on the St Ives to St Just road, and within easy reach of Land’s End, Sennen Cove, Penzance, Newlyn Harbour, Mousehole and the open-air Minack Theatre. St Just, 3 miles. Pub 100 yards, shop 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden and stone floor. 1 step down to kitchen with tiled floor. Steep turning stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single, both with wooden floor. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 NSH, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD and small library. CD. iPod dock. Gas hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer.Telephone-incoming calls only. Enclosed lawned garden, sitting-out area and furniture. Patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking. No children under 6 years due to steep stairs.

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  • Cotehele Estate - Retainers’ Court

    Cotehele, nr. Callington

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: NT011087

    National Trust Property

    A most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.

    From early spring, bright flowers adorn the grounds and the colourful herbaceous borders are simply stunning in high season. With orchards bearing fruit in the autumn and dainty snowdrops peeking through in winter, there will be horticultural activity all year round. This very popular National Trust property appeals to people of all ages, but Cotehele will be available to guests in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home.

    In the 19th century, local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards, and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market. The restored sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay and a proper Cornish cream tea can be enjoyed in the Edgcumbe tea room. The Discovery Centre here tells the story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate and is just a short walk through the Morden Valley to the sister property Cotehele Mill. Cotehele welcome dogs and there are some great walks on the miles of paths around the estate, at the quay and in the mill grounds. Dogs are also welcome in the outside seating area of the restaurants. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the house and garden.
    Retainers’ Court is a charming 15th-century stone building set just off the superb enclosed courtyard at the main house. Once a dairy or still room for the main house in the 18th century, it is now converted to a comfortable holiday cottage. Its granite mullioned windows overlook a cobbled courtyard leading to Cotehele’s ancient chapel, and the Upper Garden and orchards are filled with daffodils in the spring. Retainers’ Court is a wonderful property right in the heart of Cotehele House and Gardens itself and guests staying here have access to the extensive gardens at all times. Beach 16 miles. Shop 5½ miles, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Step to entrance. Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Separate toilet. Steep stairs to first floor: Living room with dining area. Kitchen. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Small fridge/freezer
    • Shared gardens of Cotehele House (National Trust)
    • Public car park 110 yards
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

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  • Cherry Tree Cottage

    Breage, nr. Helston

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41541

    Fantastic views

    Cherry Cottage is situated on the outskirts of Breage in a peaceful location, and is well-placed for fantastic rural views. This is a delightful, terraced, Cornish cottage with exposed stone walls, beams and private parking and is ideal for couples or small families. With an open-plan living area and kitchen, the holiday property benefits from an enclosed cottage garden and sheltered courtyard. There is a wealth of footpaths and links to the coastal path leading you to quiet coves and sandy beaches. Helston is 4 miles with shops, leisure facilities and a supermarket; Porthleven with beach and harbour is also 2 miles. Penzance is just 8 miles, from where visitors can take day trips to the Scilly Isles either by boat or helicopter. St Michael’s Mount (NT), St Ives and Godolphin House are also well worth a visit. The north coast, including the 3 mile sandy surfing beach at Hayle, is within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurant 0.25 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room/kitchen. Shower room with toilet. Steep, turning stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden. Private courtyard. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Cotehele Estate - Danescombe Cottage

    Cotehele, nr. Callington

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: NT011003

    National Trust Property

    A most beautiful National Trust estate, set on the banks of the River Tamar, Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family for centuries. This magnificent Tudor house, perched high above the River Tamar, is decorated with tapestries, arms and armour, pewter, brass and old oak furniture. In the gardens and grounds of Cotehele, you can easily lose yourself exploring this most tranquil and beautiful location. Admire the stunning, formally planted terraces of gorgeous, colourful plants, or wander down to the Valley Garden, which includes a medieval stewpond and dovecote, which in turn leads down to the River Tamar. Sit a while and seek tranquillity in the beautiful Upper Garden and explore the orchards planted with local varieties of apples and cherry trees.

    From early spring, bright flowers adorn the grounds and the colourful herbaceous borders are simply stunning in high season. With orchards bearing fruit in the autumn and dainty snowdrops peeking through in winter, there will be horticultural activity all year round. This very popular National Trust property appeals to people of all ages, but Cotehele will be available to guests in early mornings and after the day visitors have gone home.

    In the 19th century, local industries boomed and Cotehele Quay bustled with vessels loading and unloading cargo. Paddle steamers came upriver to see the Tamar Valley’s famous blossoming orchards, and small boats carried market-gardening produce back down the river for sale at Devonport Market. The restored sailing barge Shamrock is moored at the quay and a proper Cornish cream tea can be enjoyed in the Edgcumbe tea room. The Discovery Centre here tells the story of the Tamar Valley, offering a gateway to the wider estate and is just a short walk through the Morden Valley to the sister property Cotehele Mill. Cotehele welcome dogs and there are some great walks on the miles of paths around the estate, at the quay and in the mill grounds. Dogs are also welcome in the outside seating area of the restaurants. Assistance dogs only are welcome in the house and garden.
    Nestling in Danescombe Woods on the banks of the River Tamar, just a short walk along the riverside to the historic village of Calstock. Danescombe Woods is part of the National Trust Cotehele Estate, once a thriving copper mining area. The old ruins of tin mines from last century are scattered through the woodland scenery. The iconic tall chimney stacks can still be seen and Danescombe Cottage and sits below one of these towering above. Set off the beaten track, along a trail through the woods, this is a very tranquil place to cosy up in one of these delightful cottages and relax. For the adventurous, there are some wonderful woodland and riverside walks through to Cotehele House and Gardens. The woodland abounds with wildlife and a little stream run to the front of the cottages. Calstock is a delightful village, with two pubs and a little village shop; it is very picturesque with its spectacular Victorian railway viaduct spanning the river and still in operation today taking train passengers from Cornwall into Plymouth. Beach 16 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

    Cosy living room with wood-burning stove. Kitchen/dining room with flagstone floor. First floor: Double bedroom. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, NSH, electric convector heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot and high chair on request
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • DVD
    • DAB radio
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Patio garden
    • Parking adjacent
    • Welcome pack
    • Dogs free of charge
    • No smoking

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  • Treplevna

    Lower Boscaswell, nr. Pendeen

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 28295

    This end terraced holiday cottage, enjoys sea views and sits close to the coastal path and Cornish coastline, ideal for walkers. The scenic coastal route from Pendeen to St Ives has been voted one of the most spectacular coastal drives in Europe. The coastline with its Crown Mines (6 historic engine houses) standing proud on the cliff face, Cape Cornwall, Pendeen Light House and coves, are all close by. Discover Sennen, Lands End, Minack Open Air Theatre, Mounts Bay and St Michaels Mount. Shop and pub ½ mile, restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room/kitchen. Conservatory. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Slate floors throughout. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Ceramic hob. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small enclosed front garden with patio. Rear patio. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Betty’s Retreat

    Penzance

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: UKC747

    Tucked away in a quiet location, yet conveniently close to the centre of Penzance, Betty’s Retreat is a quirky, split-level, traditionally furnished, first-floor apartment that’s ideal for couples, small families or friends looking to explore western Cornwall. The property is just a hop, skip and a jump from the train station, so it’s ideal for holidaymakers wanting to leave the car behind – you can arrive by train, and Penzance has fantastic public transport for getting out and exploring the region. Access couldn’t be easier to points of interest in the area, so pay a visit to Sennen Cove, Land’s End, St Just and the magical coastal walks of the Penwith Peninsula. Alternatively, if you’d rather save your feet, you can take a scenic train ride to the picturesque harbour town of St Ives, passing numerous beautiful beaches en-route. There are also a number of sub-tropical gardens and National Trust properties nearby. Sure enough, Penzance’s title of ‘gateway to West Cornwall’ is well earned.

    The town itself offers a broad range of local amenities, including art galleries, a museum, marina, harbour, an array of independent shops and many a fine restaurant. Take a stroll along the promenade past the open-air Lido and café to the nearby fishing harbour of Newlyn, which is famous for its Newlyn Art School and Gallery. Further along the coast is the quaint fishing village of Mousehole, with its charming old-world ambience, winding streets, cobbled alleyways and sandy harbour beach.

    Owing to the South West Coastal Paths that follows the coastline, the area is popular with walkers. To the east of Penzance lies Marazion – a birdwatcher’s paradise thanks to the nature reserve of Marazion Marshes. There’s also St Michael’s Mount to visit – a rocky outcrop that rises out of the sea crowned with a medieval castle. St Michael’s Mount can be reached on foot via a causeway at low tide, or by a small boat at high tide.

    For more adventurous holidaymakers, why not take a boat trip to the stunning isles of Scilly? If you’re not so keen on travelling by boat, you can also get there by air from Land’s End Airport. Beach 1 mile. Shop and restaurant ¼ mile, pub 800 yards.

    All on the first floor.
    Step up to...
    Bedroom 1: With single bed and en-suite wet room with shower (no toilet).
    Bathroom: With bath and toilet.
    4 steps up to...
    Living/dining room: With 21" Freeview TV, DVD player and gas fire.
    Kitchen: Galley style with electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge.
    Bedroom 2: With double bed.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Small, shared, enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. On road parking, public car park nearby (£30 per week). No smoking. Please note: No children under 11 years old except babes in arms. There is a step to the garden.

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  • Little Cottage

    Advent, nr. Camelford

    Grade
    3
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W43076

    This semi-detached holiday cottage is situated on a charming smallholding, just 2 miles from Camelford. There are lovely walks along the footpaths, which pass the property and views of Bodmin Moor. It is well placed to visit the coastline of North Cornwall, including Tintagel, the mythical home of King Arthur and some of the most breathtaking coastal views. Truro and the Eden Project are easily accessible, as are the coastal harbours of Port Isaac. Visit Boscastle and Padstow with its array of shops, pubs and restaurants. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single.

    Open fire in living room (inital fuel included). Oil central heating in living room and landing, electric heaters in all other rooms and electricity included (£20per week October-May). Bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freeview TV. DVD and small library. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

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  • Owls Cry

    Chacewater, nr. Truro

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: W41590

    Secluded country location

    This converted barn, attached to the owner’s home, is situated deep in the Cornish countryside. The north coast with its surfing beaches and cliff walks is approximately 8 miles, while the south coast with its sub tropical climate is within 6 miles. The ancient sea faring town of Falmouth provides many activities such as sailing, windsurfing, pleasure trips and diving. It is also home to the National Maritime Museum, 2 yacht marinas and numerous National Trust gardens. The famous Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Lizard Peninsula are all easily accessible. Nearby Truro has great shopping, restaurants and theatre. Shops, pub and restaurant 2.5 miles.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet. Open tread stairs to first floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. Wooden floors throughout.

    Electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Freesat TV. DVD and small library. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities. Freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden and patio. Built-in barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. NB. There are 3 steps and a pond in the garden.

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  • Green Man Cottage

    Mousehole, nr. Penzance

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 29950


    Green Man Cottage is the perfect holiday retreat, ideal for couples or a small family. This charming Grade II listed, semi-detached property includes some original period features, and is believed to be one of the oldest cottages in the village of Mousehole. The cottage has been sympathetically updated and is located in central position just yards from the harbour, beach and main village amenities. Mousehole has a quaint, picturesque harbour with two small fine sand beaches and winding streets hiding a delight of craft and curiosity shops. The area has some outstanding coastal walks and nearby Newlyn is famous for its fish market and art galleries. This is a perfect base from which to explore West and South Cornwall, with easy access to Land’s End and the beautiful Sennen Cove, popular with surfers and sun worshippers. Visit Lamorna Cove and Porthcurno, with the Minack Theatre cut in to the rock face overlooking the ocean. The historic town of Marazion is just a short drive with St Michaels Mount rising from the sea like a fairytale castle. The mount can be reached on foot at low tide or by small boat at high tide. The busy town and harbour at Penzance provides a great range of shops, bars and cafés and has a long promenade with an open air lido. It is possible to walk all the way from Mousehole to Penzance via Newlyn along the coast. There is a daily ferry service from Penzance to the beautiful Isles of Scilly or regular small aircraft service from Land’s End airport. Take the scenic coastal train from St Erth to St Ives, passing the Hayle Estuary and some of Cornwall’s finest beaches. St Ives is a hub for artists and is the home of the Tate Gallery and Barbara Hepworth Museum. Beach 75 yards. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with low beams. Kitchen with dining area and tiled floor. Step to wet room with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double (5ft), 1 single.

    Woodburner in living room (no fuel provided). Electric heaters, NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. iPod dock. Halogen hob. Electric oven. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Shared courtyard. Car park, 100 yards (£3 per day). Welcome pack. No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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  • Sunrise

    Looe

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 18181

    In an elevated position this cosy mid terraced holiday cottage has views across the Looe estuary and harbour. Within walking distance of a sandy beach, shops, restaurants and pubs. Magnificent coastlines and countryside for wonderful walks. The bustling quayside is great for watching the fishing boats. Attractions close by include the Monkey Sanctuary, the Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, Folk and Farm museums, and the Eden Project, about 40 minutes drive. Shop and pubs 400 yards.

    10 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with ceramic tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single leading to bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

    Gas woodburner in living room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair on request. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Decked area at front of property and furniture. Public car park (at cost) 5 minutes’ walk. No smoking. NB: Cottage accessed via slope.

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