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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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  • Green Man Cottage

    Mousehole, nr. Penzance

    Grade
    3
    2
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    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.

  • Riverview

    Looe

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: W43609


    This cosy, terraced holiday cottage enjoys views over the estuary from its elevated position and is centrally located in the resort of Looe. The traditional working harbour and a fish market that is supplied by the local day boats are just minutes’ away from the property. Stroll the lanes that lead to the harbour and wide expanse of golden sand or visit one of the multitude of restaurants that the town offers. There are boat trips, sightseeing and sea fishing from the harbour, and nearby Polperro is a quaint and historic fishing village just a short distance along the coast. There are numerous cycle routes around the area and many surfing spots.
    There is a farm shop providing local produce nearby, as well as various tourist attractions including The Monkey Sanctuary, National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth, many golf courses, Deerpark Forest, Bodmin Moor and many National Trust gardens and houses to visit. The Eden Project is an easy drive and provides an exceptional day out, as does Padstow, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Fowey, a picturesque seafaring town providing sailing, kayaking and pleasure trips along the Fowey River. You can also take the passenger ferry along the coast to the historic village of Mevagissey. Cycling, horse riding and leisure facilities are all available locally. Beach ¼ mile. Shop 100 yards, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    9 steps to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 28" Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Freezer. Small courtyard garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Car park 110 yards (£47 per week). No smoking. NB: 3 steps in garden.

  • 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.

  • Treplevna

    Lower Boscaswell, nr. Pendeen

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
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    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.

  • Pont Pill - Pont Creek Cottage

    Lanteglos-by-Fowey

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: NT011085

    National Trust Holiday Cottages

    These three cottages are located in Lanteglos-by-Fowey, about a 20-minute car and ferry journey from Fowey itself. Near the head of Pont Pill, on the southern bank, stands this fine old farmhouse, which for many years was a busy quayside pub. It has now been converted into two holiday cottages - the larger one being The Farm House ref NT011016, with attractive traditional features, and the sweet little hideaway of Mohun ref NT011020. Both cottages have lovely views of the creek and their own gardens, and next to the cottages there is also another holiday cottage, Pont Creek Cottage ref NT011085. The picturesque tidal creek is great for watching local wildlife and enjoying the lapping water. In summer months the footpaths along the creek are also popular with local walkers, and the creek itself enjoyed by boaters. These delightful holiday properties make an ideal base from which to explore the coast and countryside. Start the Hall Walk from the doorstep taking in the villages of Polruan and Fowey using the two local ferries. Fowey is a charming and bustling coastal town, and with plenty of shops, restaurants and pubs you will be spoiled for choice. The unspoilt beauty of the nearby beach at Lantic Bay awaits those who are willing to make the steep descent. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

    Living/dining room with wood-burning stove and slate floor. Galley-style kitchen. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove in living room - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, electric heaters, bed linen and towels included
    • 26’’ Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Enclosed lawned garden and furniture
    • Front courtyard
    • Parking (for 1 car)
    • Welcome pack
    • Dog free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Unfenced river 11 yards

  • Triggabrowne Farm Cottages - Meadow Cottage

    Lanteglos-by-Fowey

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
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    Ref: NT011019

    National Trust Holiday Properties


    Nestled in beautiful surroundings, these delightful properties (references NT011015, NT011017, NT011018, NT011019, NT011021 and NT011022) make a fantastic base from which to explore this area of Cornwall, whether you’re looking for coast or countryside. A short walk takes you to Pencarrow Head with its stunning coastal view, which is the jewel of this uncrowded part of Cornwall. The unspoilt beauty of Lantic Bay awaits those who are willing to make the steep descent to the beach. The South West Coastal Path takes you to the villages of Polperro and Polruan, and the charm and bustle of Fowey is a short ferry ride away with shops, restaurants and pubs. The annual Fowey regatta takes place in August and is a must see festival of art, culture and sailing.
    Most properties enjoy fabulous views and are all surrounded by lawned gardens, perfect for both games and lounging about. Part of the old farming settlement of Triggabrowne, Pitt is a traditional stone and slate barn adjoining Fortescue. Fortescue is one of several farm buildings converted into a comfortable holiday cottage. It is a substantial and traditional stone and slate barn, and adjoins Pitt. It has its living room on the first floor to make the most of the wonderful views. At the heart of the old farmstead is a handsome slate-hung farmhouse that has been converted into three holiday cottages; Dairy Cottage is a cosy cottage adjoining the main house at one side, this larger building is home to Tippett’s and The Farm House which occupy separate wings. The house’s traditional features have been retained such as slate floors, exposed beams and fireplaces, so each of the cottages have something of the look and feel of the Cornish farmhouse about it. Not far from the other buildings of Triggabrowne Farm is attractive Meadow Cottage.
    Cycling, deep sea fishing, sailing, golf and horse riding are all available nearby. The Eden Project and St Austell Bay, home to many pretty fishing villages such as Polkerris, Charlestown and Mevagissey, are within easy reach. Beach ¾ mile. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    Cosy, beamed living/dining room with wood-burning stove. Compact galley-style kitchen. Utility area. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Single bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Large lawned garden with furniture
    • Barbecue
    • On-site car park
    • Welcome pack
    • Dog free of charge

    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • CD
    • Microwave
    • Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer
    • Shared grounds with orchard
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

  • Little Cottage

    Advent, nr. Camelford

    Grade
    3
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    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. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed lawned garden and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (1 car). Natural water supply from spring. No smoking.

  • Little Granary

    Penrose, St Ervan, nr. Wadebridge

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
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    Ref: T89

    This ‘upside-down’ detatched, charming barn conversion has been renovated to a high standard and retains many original features, including high pitched ceilings, exposed rafters and window seat ledges. Full of character, it is located in a picturesque rural hamlet just 1½ miles from the North Cornish Coast with some of the most beautiful beaches to choose from, including Porthcothan and Treyarnon Bay. The historic harbour village of Padstow is just 5 miles with its interesting arts and crafts shops, pubs and array of restaurants. Surfing, cycle hire, horse riding, go-carting and golf are all available nearby. Shops and pubs 2 miles.

    Double bedroom with exposed original timbers, wash basin and French doors to patio. Single bedroom. Bathroom with shower attachment, shower cubicle and toilet. Stairs with rope handrail to first floor: Open-plan living/dining room with wood-burning stove, exposed A frame timbers, whitewashed stone walls, wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen area with stable door to external stone steps.

    • Wood-burning stove - initial fuel included thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, electricity rads central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Wi-fi
    • Telephone - incoming and emergency calls only
    • Small garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking
    • Barbecue
    • Pet free of charge
    • No smoking

  • Mount View

    Nancledra, nr. Penzance

    Grade
    3
    2
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    Ref: 18321

    This cosy holiday bungalow, which adjoins the owner’s home, is set in a well maintained private garden with spectacular views across to St Michael’s Mount. Ideal for those seeking peace and tranquillity, yet it is only a short drive from St Ives to the north and Penzance to the south. Adjacent moorland and wonderful coastal walks are nearby within the Land’s End Peninsula. Penzance provides a variety of pubs, restaurants and shops. From here you can take a boat trip to the magical Isles of Scilly. Ideal location for golf and there is horse riding close by. The village of Nancledra is just 1/2 mile. Shop and restaurant 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil heaters, electricity and bed linen included. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Wi-fi. Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Natural water supply from well. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. No children under 5 years.

  • Hillsweek

    Gunnislake

    Grade
    3
    2
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    1
    Ref: 25603

    Hillsweek is a detached stone white washed holiday cottage ideally suited for a couple or a small family. Situated just a short walk from the centre of the village of Gunnislake, in the Tamar Valley on the border between Devon and Cornwall, making this an ideal location from which to explore both counties. As well as the local mining history, there is the pretty riverside village of Calstock, the NT house at Cotehele, the historic Morwellham Quay and the market town of Tavistock. From Gunnislake you can catch the train into the maritime city of Plymouth. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Breakfast room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 single. Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in dining room included. Gas central heating, gas, electricity and bed linen included. Travel cot. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed lawned garden. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Trewetha Farm - Stable Cottage

    Port Isaac

    Grade
    3
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 2737

    Created from a barn next to the owner’s farmhouse, these two well appointed holiday cottages, adjoining a 20-acre small holding with farm animals, are less than a mile from the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac with magnificent sea and countryside views from the patio. The coastal footpath is nearby and it is a good area for walking, fishing, horse riding, water sports and golf. The sandy beaches of Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rock are not far away, with a ferry from Rock to Padstow, where bicycles may be hired for a ride along the Camel Trail to the market town of Wadebridge, (9 miles by road). Shop and pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 single. First floor: Living/dining room/kitchen.

    Towel hire. No children under 5 years. NB: Only access to shower room is via double bedroom.

    Both cottages: Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Video. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared coin-operated laundry facilities adjacent. Fridge/freezer. Private patio and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Two pets welcome (farm animals).

  • 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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