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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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  • Tresidder Barn

    Constantine, nr. Falmouth

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: UKC193


    Tresidder Barn is a spacious, comfortable and cosy single storey barn conversion, perfect for families, groups of friends and couples all year round. The barn is reached down a private lane and is independently situated in the owner’s grounds. It makes an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful and secret side of Cornwall. Nearby are the beautiful Helford River and creeks with some of Cornwall’s most scenic coastal walks, while the Lizard Peninsula has hidden coves and tiny fishing villages, and the UK’s most southerly point. The busy maritime port and town of Falmouth with its prestigious marina’s deep water harbour attracts an array of large ships, ocean liners, sailing vessels and super yachts. Falmouth has a busy social calendar, hosting high profile sailing events, and food and music festivals. It is home to The National Maritime Museum located in the heart of Events Square, with an array of restaurants, many offering al fresco dining from local cafés to Rick Stein’s restaurant. It also hosts a great selection of shops, bars, art and craft galleries, restaurants, cinema, bowling, golf course and water sports. Take one of the local ferry services or water taxis to St Mawes, Flushing, or a sea safari to watch seals, dolphins, basking sharks and much more. The area boasts some stunning beaches including Gyllingvase Beach, Maenporth Cove, Swanpool Beach and wildlife reserve. With easy access to both west Cornwall and the rugged north coast popular with surfers, you couldn’t have a more convenient, peaceful location surrounded by glorious countryside. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living room with oak floor and patio doors. Dining room/step to kitchen with slate floor. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower cubicle and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 38" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric cooker. Combi microwave/oven/grill. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Small enclosed patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Barnyard - Badgers Corner

    Portreath

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: 2994

    Perfect for families and couples all year round
    Set in a tranquil location
    Secluded valley 5 minutes from beach

    The Barnyard is ideally situated to explore the Cornish coast. Nestled in a quiet valley it is only a 30 minute walk to a sandy beach, ideal for surfing, water sports or cliff walks. Its central location means you are only minutes away from local attractions such as the Eden Project, Tate Gallery and Minack Theatre. Within easy reach are a number of National Trust retreats such as Godrevy Headland and the famous gardens. There is also an 18 hole golf course less than a mile away. Most of the cottages are 2 storey reverse accommodation and give unspoilt views of the private gardens. There is a private drive and the 3-acre grounds are secluded, ideal for picnics, barbecues and sunbathing. The small wooden play area is excellent for children to explore, and there is a games room with pool table, table football, wide screen TV, DVDs and videos.
    The Barnyard was imaginatively converted from a traditional range of farm buildings which have been refurbished whilst retaining much of their rustic character, with exposed beams and natural pine doors and stairs. The owners have taken great care to provide a very good standards of comfort, and the kitchens and bathrooms are well-appointed. Shop and pub within 1 mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/2 steps to kitchen (split level). 2 bedrooms: 4 steps up to 1 double, 1 bunk. Step up to bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Couples and family bookings only.

    High chair.

    All properties: NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot (except property ref 2996). Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry with washing machines and tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Private patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 3-acre enclosed gardens with wooden play area for small children. Gas barbecue on request. Ample parking. Shared games room with pool table, table football, wide screen TV, DVDs and videos. No smoking.

  • The Apple Store

    Coombe, nr. St Austell

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: 28626

    This 19th century, semi-detached holiday cottage lies adjacent the owner’s Tudor farmhouse with 30 acres of farmland. Set 50 yards from a minor road, deep in the countryside, it is perfect for relaxing. Only 6 miles off the A30, it is easy to reach and centrally placed for exploring all areas of Cornwall; Eden and Heligan are 7 miles, Charelestown and Porthpean beach 4 miles, Truro is close by and has a theatre, cinema, museum and river trips to Falmouth. St Austell with all facilities, 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 1½ miles.

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

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating included (£15per week November-March). Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Small patio with sitting-out area and furniture. Shared use of owner’s garden and woodland area with furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Pond and lake in grounds.

  • Hendra Cottage

    St Wenn, nr. Bodmin

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: T92

    This spacious barn conversion, adjoining another property, has been finished to a high specification and enjoys extensive views over the valley to St. Breock Downs and provides easy access to the North Cornwall coast. Famous for seafood restaurants and its old port, the charismatic, picturesque village of Padstow, overlooks the scenic Camel Estuary, which is less than 10 miles away. Wadebridge with its variety of shops, pubs, restaurants and famous Camel Trail with bicycle hire is approximately 7 miles. There is an excellent choice of fine sandy beaches including Watergate Bay, Harlyn and Constantine, and Bedruthen steps which are all within easy reach. Hendra Cottage is close to Cornwall’s surfing capital Newquay, and the Eden Project. Visitors can relax and enjoy the peace and quiet, explore Bodmin Moor, walk the coastal path, play golf, or wander through some of Cornwall’s beautiful gardens, such as Heligan, Trebah and Caerhays. Shops 3 miles.

    Two steps to entrance. Spacious living room with wood-burning stove, rugs on wooden floor, French doors to patio and garden. Well-equipped kitchen/dining room. Two steps down to double bedroom with 5ft bed, built in wardrobes, en-suite shower room with toilet. Two steps up to twin bedroom. Bathroom and toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel available locally
    • electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • Video
    • DVD
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Selection of games, videos, guide books
    • Large unenclosed garden with patio and furniture
    • Parking (for 1 car)

  • Old Pottery House

    St Ewe, nr. Mevagissey

    Grade
    4
    3
    1
    1
    Ref: T54

    Set in the hamlet of St Ewe, just 1½ miles from the Lost Gardens of Heligan, this holiday property has been furnished with taste and flair and typifies the very word ‘English’. One of a pair, it lies a short drive from the fishing village of Megavissey, with its narrow streets and quaint shops. Sandy beaches abound in this area, as well as good walking and scenery along the South West Coastal Path. Shop 2 miles, pub 30 yards.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living/dining room with wooden floor. Kitchen with flagstone floor. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 2 double (6ft), 1 single (for alternative sleeping). Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Most rooms with wooden floor.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Two Freeview TVs. DVD. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Courtyard with decked patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

  • Little Content Farm Cottage

    Gunwalloe, nr. Helston

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: E4598

    Wonderfully situated just 3 miles from the little village of Gunwalloe and the unspoilt sandy beach at Church Cove, these converted traditional stone barns offer spacious and very comfortable holiday accommodation, perfect for that relaxing break. Set on an attractive courtyard on the owners’ working farm, they are ideally placed for enjoying the numerous beaches and hidden coves that dot the coastline. Glorious cliff-top walks lead to Mullion or further west to Porthleven and Loe bar where Cornwall’s largest freshwater lake attracts abundant bird life, especially wildfowl using it as a winter haven. Walkers can enjoy a 5 mile circuit round the lake and numerous footpaths thread their way through the surrounding National Trust farmland and woodland. The thriving town of Helston’s shops, art galleries, cafes, bars and restaurants are about 3 miles away as are Gweek Seal Sanctuary and the award winning Flambards theme park, with its thrilling rides and Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz exhibitions. Goonhilly Earth Station, the Lizard Point Lighthouse, Kynance Cove and the National Trust’s Godolphin House, St Michael’s Mount and Trengwainton Gardens are all within easy reach. Shops 3 miles, pub and restaurant 2 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen with beams. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Enclosed garden with terrace and furniture.

    Both properties: Underfloor electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Broadband connection. Barbecue. Parking. Indoor heated swimming pool (9.7m x 3.3m), open all year. No smoking.

  • Talehay Cottages - Owl

    Pelynt, nr. Looe

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: UKC216

    Approached down a quiet country lane, Talehay is a Grade II listed Cornish farmhouse which dates back some 300 years. The farmhouse and the detached stone cottages retain much of their original character and beauty, whilst providing tastefully furnished accommodation around a central courtyard. During the warm summer months, the lawned areas and spacious communal gardens that encompass the properties are ideal for picnics and barbecues. All cottages are supplied with their own seating area, and to the rear of the main house is a further 3½ acres of fully enclosed meadowland, so youngsters and their 4-legged friends can get a good run around.

    Set amidst delightfully unspoilt countryside, Talehay Cottages are situated a mile from the village of Pelynt and just 3 miles from the sea. Owing to its serene location, the cottages are ideal for guests wanting some peace and quiet on their holiday. It also makes a convenient base for exploring the many attractions Cornwall provides; its beaches, stately homes, famous gardens, coastal and inland walks, not to mention the world-renowned Eden Project.

    Characterised by busy fishing harbours, dramatic headlands and secluded sandy coves, Cornwall’s coastlines feature some of the most evocative, breath-taking scenery in Britain. For those wanting to escape the crowds, there are hidden gems scattered along Cornwall’s south-east coast, and if you know where to look, you can find empty golden beaches even in the height of the tourist season. Head to Lantivet or Lansallos, and Lantic Bay is regarded as one of Cornwall’s best kept secrets.

    There’s more dynamic terrain to be found further inland; Bodmin Moor possesses a stark ruggedness of its own, which has long drawn holiday goers up into the hills. An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, The Cheesewring is a striking granite tor, Roughtor features a Neolithic tor enclosure, and Brown Willy (the highest point in Cornwall) enjoys vast unbroken views over moor and mire. Bodmin Moor is also famous for its Jamaica Inn, which was immortalised by Dauphne Du Maurier, and also used as the film location of the much-loved Poldark drama.

    From fine dining to quirky beach cafés, Cornwall is known as a prime foodie destination, with Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver, Nathan Outlaw and Paul Ainsworth among the many top chefs championing the county’s culinary field. Other attractions in the area include Cornwall’s finest country house Lanhydrock, the fine fortress built by Henry VIII Pendennis, the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, the Tate Gallery in St Ives, and for a completely unique theatre experience, head to Minack Theatre; an open-air theatre that sits atop the cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There’s also sailing, fishing, diving, golf and horse riding to be found locally, and with many country and coastal paths criss-crossing the region, Cornwall is a paradise for walkers and cyclists. Beach 2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ½ mile.

    Step to entrance. Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room with beams. Kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Travel cot. High chair. 40" Freeview TV. Electric hob. Parking (2 cars).

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. Towel hire (£4per week). DVD. CD. iPod dock. Electric oven. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Shared freezer. Wi-fi. Sitting-out area with furniture. Shared 3½-acre grounds. Barbecue. Cycle store. Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • The Park - Edhen

    Mawgan Porth, nr. Newquay

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    2
    Ref: W44351

    The Park is a secret huddle of distinctively chic holiday properties, hidden in a tranquil valley garden just yards from a stunning beach on the north Cornwall coast. No two holiday homes are the same at this holiday park, with stylish lodges and cosy cottages which are all nestled in 27 acres of tranquil grounds. Some of these have private terraces with hot tubs, many have enclosed garden spaces. Most of the homes are dog-friendly, as is the beach, no matter what time of year you come and stay. You can swim in one of our two swimming pools, let off steam in the spa, or lounge in the café. There’s also a children’s play area, table tennis and a DVD library. The Park grounds offer sun traps, hidden pathways and fruit and herb gardens which guests are invited to sample. Next to the café is the heated indoor pool, sauna and steam room. Outside, you’ll find another heated pool in a south-facing garden setting with views across the valley, complete with a bar serving food and drinks throughout the summer.

    If you’re looking for adventure, take a stroll along north Cornwall’s breath-taking coastal paths, beaches and cliffs. For something more extreme, learn to surf at a surf school on Mawgan Porth Beach, or maybe try kite surfing at Watergate Bay, just two miles down the coast. If your food supplies are running low, pick up some holiday essentials at the convenience store in Mawgan Porth Village, or dine at Jamie Oliver’s ’Fifteen’ restaurant at Watergate Bay, or Rick Stein’s Seafood Café at Padstow.

    Cornwall has plenty of family attractions, and is also well-known for arts, culture, history, heritage, gardens, food, drink, film, TV and literature. Beaches in the local area, Watergate Bay, and the surf beaches of Newquay, lie within five miles along the coast road southwards, and the seven bays and beaches of St Merryn and Padstow are 10 miles to the north. Further afield, the beaches of Marazion, St Ives, Sennen, Kynance Cove, Falmouth, Perranporth and Porthcurno are among the top ten in the county (according to the Cornwall Guide). Even if the weather is poor, do what the locals do - wrap up warm, take a brisk walk in the wind, watch the waves crash on the rocks and let the Cornish sea air blow the cobwebs away!

    Other attractions including the educational Eden Project and Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, are not far away. Cornwall is steeped in myths, legends and folklore, from ‘piskies’ and ’faeries’ to kings and castles. Cornwall’s 50-plus gardens all enjoy the warmth of the Gulf Stream, which means that many are home to rare tropical plants, flowers and trees. There are gardens of different scales in Cornwall, from the small and unusual to the large and more famous. Beach 300 yards. Shop and pub 250 yards, restaurant on-site.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room with patio doors/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double with en-suite shower room and toilet, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 26" Freeview TV. DVD. Gas cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed, lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Shared 27-acre grounds. Parking (1 car). Shared indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools in grounds (15m x 5m, depth 1.47m) with shower and changing facilities, open 8am - 7pm. Shared sauna and steam room. Shared children’s play area. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: Steps and fenced stream in grounds.

  • Mount Cottages - Pepper Cottage

    Marazion, Penzance

    Grade
    4
    3
    0
    1
    Ref: GD3

    These two delightful cottages are only 60 yards from sandy beaches and both enjoy some sea views over Mount’s Bay. Forming an adjoining pair, they stand on the main street of the ancient, silk-trading town of Marazion. Both holiday cottages enjoy their own south-facing garden and patio with garden furniture. In the bay, rising out of the sea and topped by its magnificent castle, is St Michael’s Mount (NT) – reached on foot at low tide, otherwise by ferry. There are shops, pubs, restaurants, sailing and windsurfing within yards, and nearby are cliff-top walks and excellent bird-watching on Marazion Marshes. Penzance (3 miles) is a relaxed town with many amenities and boat trips to the Isles of Scilly. Riding, golf and sea-fishing nearby. Shops 200 yards. Several pubs locally.

    Entrance into living room with open fire set in antique fire-surround . Open-plan, oak-fitted kitchen with dining area and door to garden. First floor: Three bedrooms; one double with sloping ceiling, and two single with partial sea views. Small bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Washer/dryer
    • Freezer

    • Open fire - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV
    • Stereo/CD
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Wi-fi
    • Enclosed, south-facing garden with patio and furniture
    • Barbecue
    • Public car park 40yards (permit supplied foc)
    • No smoking

  • Chapel Cottage

    Liskeard

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 23328

    Attached to the chapel, this was formerly the preacher’s cottage and dates back to the 1840s. It is a traditional holiday cottage with exposed beams and a secluded courtyard garden. Set on the edge of Bodmin Moor it is ideally situated to explore this historic area with many footpaths close by. The beaches of both the north and south coasts of Cornwall are easily reached and the Eden Project is a short drive. The fishing ports of Looe and Polperro are close by. You will also find fishing, sailing and windsurfing within easy reach and the market town of Liskeard is approximately 4 miles away. Shops and pub 1/2 mile.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Digital TV. DVD and small library. Range cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Small enclosed patio and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking.

  • Elm Cottage

    Boscastle

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: NT011049

    National Trust Holiday Cottage

    This Grade ll listed property is a rare example of a beautiful, unspoilt 17th-century cottage which has been restored to maintain the essential character and features such as the slate flag floors and low beamed ceilings. The cottage has a garden and is tucked away on its own in the lovely wooded Valency Valley, just metres from the river, and a mile upstream from Boscastle, one of the most unspoilt and breathtakingly beautiful villages in Cornwall. Home to quaint, stone built cottages, shops, art galleries, tea rooms, an Elizabethan quay and coastal walks.
    Step outside the door onto footpaths of the Valency Valley, leading to the almost forgotten churches of Minster and St Juliot, once made famous by Thomas Hardy.
    The valley sides are lined with one of the largest expanses of oak woodland in North Cornwall, and the valley meadows are home to many butterflies including the pearl-bordered fritillary, and birds such as the dipper.
    There are sandy and surfing beaches in either direction. Bude, Tintagel and Port Isaac are a short drive away, and this is the perfect base from which to explore both the coast and the countryside.
    Just a short drive away or even accessible on foot, about 11/2 miles from the cottage is West Country Trout Fishing, where you can fish for rainbow trout and even the Boscastle Blue. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/3 miles.

    Large, beamed living room with wood-burning stove and slate floor. Large, beamed dining room with slate floor. Kitchen with slate floor. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with toilet.

    • Wood-burning stove - fuel is included for the first night, then available at additional cost
    • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
    • 32" Freeview TV
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Large garden with gravelled area and bench
    • Lawned area leading to woodland
    • Parking (for 2 cars)
    • Welcome pack
    • Pets free of charge
    • No smoking
    • NB: Gated river, 10 yards

  • Spindrift

    Marazion, Penzance

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: 17786


    This garden apartment is situated on the ground floor of the owner’s home and has its own private entrance. Spindrift is complete with a light and airy conservatory with dining table and chairs, together with lounge seating, overlooking the enclosed well-kept garden. Private art workshops by the owner, who is a local artist are available on request. Set quietly on the outskirts of Marazion, it’s only a few minutes’ walk to the beach and town centre. St Michael’s Mount, also within walking distance, can be reached on foot at low tide or by boat at high tide. Marazion is popular with sailing, wind and kite surfing enthusiasts. There are coastal, cliff top and beach walks nearby together with golf, riding and fishing. Penzance 3 miles. Shops and pubs 5 minutes’ walk.

    8 shallow steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room/conservatory with patio doors. Kitchen. 2 double bedrooms, both with en-suite shower room and toilet.

    Electric woodburner in living room included. Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. Video. Stereo/CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer in external utility. Enclosed garden with patio, summer house, raised decking area and furniture. Barbecue. Parking (2 cars). No smoking. Couples and family bookings only.

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