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Cornwall self catering and cottages

The South West of England has the best of the British weather and some of the best coastlines to enjoy it and so Cornwall makes the ideal holiday location for a family holiday or a short break. Whether you are looking for an active holiday or a relaxing retreat you are sure to find it in this beautiful part of Britain.

Enjoy your stay in some superb self catering cottages and accommodation in Cornwall. Our self catering holiday accommodation listings are perfect for couples and large family groups and ideally located near the coast or at the heart of the countryside.

Self catering accommodation in Cornwall is great value for money and if you are after luxury then check out the cottages with hot tubs, sauna's, gyms, heated swimming pools and much more! Refine your search of Cornwall self catering accommodation listed by using the county and region menus on the left or above. If you want to do a fast search with less descriptions and more properties click here>


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Robins Nest in Trenale, Cornwall, South West England

Robins Nest, Trenale, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £277 to £463

Self catering accommodation in Trenale sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: A pretty little single storey cottage with a dual aspect overlooking the attractive flowered courtyard on one side and its own sunken patio garden on the other.

The entrance is reached from the parking area down a few gated steps to the sheltered patio garden with lovely sea views.

A fully glazed door opens into a cosy living room with comfortable seating, dining and fitted kitchen areas, and a door leads off to a pretty double bedroom with en suite bathroom W.C. hand basin and electric shower over the bath.

Please note:
Towels are not available.

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Honeycomb in Tintagel, Cornwall, South West England

Honeycomb, Tintagel, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £338 to £763

Self catering accommodation in Tintagel sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Set in a private gated mews in the heart of Tintagel, this light and airy double glazed cottage is one of a small development tastefully converted from a historic 19th century hotel and bakery, just a short level walk from all the local attractions steeped in romantic Arthurian legend.

Tucked away
in a quiet corner facing a pleasant stone flagged sunny courtyard, Honeycomb is ideally situated in secure grounds set back from the main street, yet it is within a five minute walk of the dramatic South West Coast Path and only a short drive from the wonderful surfing beaches of North Cornwall.

The front door opens from the central courtyard directly into a charming and spacious sitting room with comfortable lounge furniture and a warm rug on the slate flagstones. To one side an inner door leads through to a country style kitchen with pine fitted units, slate floor and a pine dining suite in the centre of the room, and from here, a stable door opens to a small sheltered patio area with rockery.

A carpeted staircase leads up in one corner of the lounge to the first floor landing, a family bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath and three attractive bedrooms with natural wooden floorboards. There is a master bedroom with a double bed and en-suite shower room W.C. and hand basin, a smaller double bedroom and a twin bedded room. A large gravelled car park at the rear has ample parking space for one car per property.

The village itself offers a wide selection of shops, restaurants and inns and Tintagel Castle famous for its myths and legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is within easy walking distance. The sandy beaches of Trebarwith Strand, Bossiney Cove, Polzeath and Daymer Bay are a short drive away as are the picturesque fishing villages of Boscastle and Port Isaac.

There are also spectacular coastal and moorland walks, coarse fishing, golf club and sports centre nearby. BT Openzone is available in Tintagel vouchers can be purchased online.

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Atlantic Spray in Crantock, Cornwall, South West England

Atlantic Spray, Crantock, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £357 to £767

Self catering accommodation in Crantock sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: A semi detached, double glazed corner bungalow in a quiet close a few minutes walk from the sandy beach and River Gannel. A low walled and gated garden extends around two sides with a short path to the front door which opens into a light hallway with a pleasant sitting room opening from the hall.

The decor is simple and unfussy with board floors, rugs and light painted walls. A kitchen / dining room with a ceramic tiled floor has a door that opens to a useful utility porch and rear entrance with room to store wet coats and beach gear.

A shower room W.C. with hand basin and two bedrooms complete the accommodation. A twin bedded room looks out over the front garden and a double bedroom with en-suite W.C. has a patio door to a secluded walled and gated terrace with wooden decking, an ideal outdoor room with picnic table.

There is room for one car on the driveway. A nearby footpath offers a short cut to the beach road and Crantock Village has small shops and two public houses (pub food) and local buses to Newquay and Truro stop in the square. There are lovely cliff walks in the area around to Porth Joke and coarse fishing and riding are available in the area.

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Cornflower in Portholland, Cornwall, South West England

Cornflower, Portholland, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £264 to £494

Self catering accommodation in Portholland sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: French Windows to the front of the cottage lead directly into the open-plan ground floor with rustic board and beam ceiling, a slate floor and white painted stone walls.

To one side is a small neatly fitted galley kitchen with a ceramic two ring hob, combination microwave and a small oak dining suite. One step leads up beneath a timber archway to the seating area at the rear with period furniture, comfortable leather armchairs facing the wood burning stove and a window overlooking the sunny terraced area.

A narrow winding staircase leads up to the delightful bedroom with a canopied beam ceiling, rustic pine floorboards and a king-size bed. A skylight allows visitors to watch the stars at night. A small en-suite bathroom W.C. with wash basin and a bath with hand shower fitment completes the accommodation.

The owner regrets that only adults will be accepted because of the potential danger of the river.

Please note: Wireless internet is available but not inside the property

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Banana Pancakes in Ashton, Cornwall, South West England

Banana Pancakes, Ashton, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £260 to £487

Self catering accommodation in Ashton sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: Less than a 10 minute drive from the golden sandy beach at Praa Sands and just under 5 miles from the picturesque fishing harbour of Porthleven, Banana Pancakes is ideally situated for exploring West Cornwall, midway between Helston and Penzance.

This freshly renovated, detached and double glazed small garden studio, offers a peaceful haven for couples set within the grounds of the owners home surrounded by unspoilt countryside and peaceful rolling hills. Entered from the shared driveway where there is visitor parking for one car, a gravel footpath leads to the rear garden where a sunken patio area catches the morning sun and French Windows open to the single storey property.

The self contained accommodation in a light crisp dcor consists of a general open-plan living room with a reclaimed pine floor and a skylight window allowing visitors to watch the stars at night. There is a neatly fitted galley kitchen with a ceramic two ring hob, Belfast sink and oak worktop, a small occasional table with dining chairs, two casual lounge chairs and a standard double Victorian brass bed.

At the rear, a door opens to a fully tiled, separate shower room W.C. with hand basin, heated towel rail and electric underfloor heating. Four granite steps lead up from the patio to a sheltered lawn exclusively for the visitors use with a garden hammock, mature shrub borders and views of the southern slopes of the NTs Godolphin Hill. The owners can arrange for fresh lobster to be delivered from local fishermen.

There are traditional village pubs in Godolphin Cross 1 mile, and Ashton 2 miles, and a good selection of amenities in the market town of Helston 6 miles away. Praa Sands, 2.5 miles, has a local shop, a beachside bar and restaurant and golden sands popular with surfers; there are also five other stunning beaches within a 15 minute drive.

Footpaths lead to Godolphin Hill & Tregonning Hill offering panoramic views of West Cornwall and there are also lovely coastal walks nearby to the famous Prussia Cove and the rocky NT headlands of Cudden Point and Rinsey Head. Godolphin House and garden set within an historic estate is just a 5 minute drive or a short stroll on foot across the hill.

There is a golf course close by, and the seaside resorts of Penzance and St Ives are within a half hour car journey. There are numerous attractions within easy reach including St Michaels Mount, Lands End, Flambards and the National Seal Sanctuary to name but a few.

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Plover Cottage in Trenale, Cornwall, South West England

Plover Cottage, Trenale, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £277 to £463

Self catering accommodation in Trenale sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: Tucked into a sheltered sunny corner of the courtyard, Plover looks out over the gardens through a larger than usual window - a favourite all year round.

Entered from the courtyard the front door opens into a small hallway. There is a bathroom / W.C. with shower over the bath, a bedroom with a double bed and a light living room with views of the coastline from a doorway which leads out to a fenced and gated garden which opens to the car park and has access to the paddock.

Please note:
Towels are not available. Carrycot not accepted.

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Poldhu Cottage in St. Buryan, Cornwall, South West England

Poldhu Cottage, St. Buryan, Cornwall

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £296 to £623

Self catering accommodation in St. Buryan sleeps 3.

Accommodation overview: A semi detached granite cottage of considerable character, 2 miles from Lamorna Cove, a few minutes drive from the famous open air Minack cliff theatre and only a hundred yards from the historic church, village pub and the two general stores that comprise the nucleus of the little village of St Buryan.

The front entrance is through a tiny walled patio garden with flowering shrubs. From here the front door opens through a conservatory with an inner door into a long low beamed sitting / dining room with exposed granite walls, small windows, an Inglenook fireplace. There is a neat kitchen area also with low beams. At the rear of the cottage an entrance / cloaks hall has an adjacent bathroom / W.C. with shower over the bath.

Stairs go up directly from the sitting area to two bedrooms, one open to the landing, each with a double bed, one being king size. The limited space makes it unsuitable for children under 8 and large dogs. Parking on the road outside is unrestricted. Lands End is 5.5 miles.

Please note:
Bed linen is available at 10 perbed, per weekpayable on arrival. Towels are not available.

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Wild Rose in Treligga, Cornwall, South West England

Wild Rose, Treligga, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £301 to £654

Self catering accommodation in Treligga sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: The end cottage, entered from its own fenced and gated patio garden the glazed front door opens to a slate paved hallway and an adjacent bathroom W.C. with hand basin and a shower over the bath.

A step down from the hallway leads to a living room, part beamed and comprising a fitted kitchen area, a dining area and comfortable seating with books provided. There are two bedrooms, a double with a hand basin and one with 3ft bunks.

Please note: Towels are not available.

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Penntir in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Penntir, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £450 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Penntir forms one of four superior semi-detached terraced cottages which have been decorated and furnished to a good standard. The cosy accommodation is perfect for small family gatherings or couples and the property offers wonderful countryside views across The Eco Village and beyond.

The property is arranged on one floor and one step leads up to the paved patio where you access the property through the large French windows. The entrance is straight into a cosy but well furnished and equipped lounge/kitchen/ diner. On the lounge side, the property offers comfortable seating with electric living flame fire and flat screen TV and a fully fitted kitchen/ diner on the other side.

Off the main lounge area, an inner hallway leads to the bedrooms which consist of one double bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC and one twin bedroom. An additional doorway leads to a separate bathroom with shower over the bath and WC.

Back in the main living room, the large French windows provide access onto a paved patio with picnic table and rural views. Penntir provides parking for one car adjacent to the property with additional parking on site.

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Wharfinger in Bude, Cornwall, South West England

Wharfinger, Bude, Cornwall

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £599 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Bude sleeps 8.

Accommodation overview: With views of Bude Canal and glimpses of the sea and beach about 500 yards away, Wharfinger combines period charm and modern comforts with spacious accommodation and a secluded garden and is an excellent base from which to enjoy the facilities of Bude.

An open driveway with parking for one large or two small cars leads to the entrance porch with space for beach clothes or coats leading into a welcoming inner hall. The ground floor provides two sitting rooms: the one at the front has a gas fire set in a marble hearth for cosy spring or autumn evenings and a bay window looking across the canal with oblique views of the beach; the sitting room to the rear has patio doors leading on to a small terrace and steps up to the garden as well as a double sofa bed for extra sleeping accommodation by prior arrangement.

Beyond the sitting rooms is a large, well fitted galley kitchen with an archway through to a light and spacious conservatory/breakfast room with table and seating for ten. The ground floor is completed by a shower room WC with power shower and wash basin.

Carpeted stairs lead up from the hall to the first floor bedrooms. The stairs divide at the top and to the right are two twin bedrooms; to the front looking over the canal and to the rear overlooking the garden and parish church with French doors to a small railed balcony. To the left of the stairs the front bedroom has a 5ft double bed and an attractive bay window facing the canal; the rear bedroom has twin beds, a vanity basin and views over the garden.

From the landing there are three steps down to a spacious upstairs bathroom WC with shower over the bath and wash basin.
The rear garden can be reached by several quite steep steps from a terrace accessed from both the breakfast room and rear sitting room.

The garden
has a paved area suitable for outside dining,and a pleasant expanse of lawn with an attractive central tree. For returning customers,the garden layout has beenaltered to accommodate a new detachedcottage at the top of the garden.

For parties of 4 or less wishing to book the property outside of the period 1 May to 11 September and the Spring, Autumn and Winter holidays please contact our office for an under occupancy reduction.

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Clarendon House in Fowey, Cornwall, South West England

Clarendon House, Fowey, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £842 to £2

Self catering accommodation in Fowey sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: On the waterfront with extensive views of the River Fowey, Clarendon House is an elegant, late Georgian town house with spacious accommodation on four floors, direct water access and the benefit of garaged parking only a short walk from the property. Set on the Esplanade, this freshly renovated home furnished to a high standard is now an ideal choice for families with a love of the sea, boating and the outdoors lifestyle just a 15 minute stroll to the sandy beach at Readymoney Cove.

Entered at road level, the front door opens to an entrance lobby with coat pegs and an inner door leads into the hallway with natural wood flooring. To one side, there is a library and a wide archway leading through to an attractive sitting room with comfortable seating arranged before the fireplace and excellent views of the river, sea and across to Polruan from the large bay window.

At the rear of the hallway, stairs lead down to the lower level with a spacious, well equipped kitchen/dining room and a door opening to a small lawned garden. There is a dining area with additional casual seating enjoying wonderful views of the harbour, a country-style fitted kitchen with an island unit, and a utility room with laundry facilities and cloakroom W.C.

The first floor accommodation consists of a shower room W.C. with hand basin, a bathroom W.C. with hand basin, walk-in shower and claw foot bath and two charming bedrooms. The master bedroom has a king-size bed which overlooks the river and out to sea, and the second bedroom on the landward side has a double bed. Stairs continue up to a third bedroom on the top floor with twin beds tucked under the eaves, a vanity basin and fine river views across to the wooded banks from the dormer windows.

From the rear garden, a gated flight of 20 railed steps lead down to the original boatyard with further gated access to the tidal foreshore by steel landing steps and a frape for small dinghies/tenders. Due to the proximity of the water, children and pets must be supervised at all times. It is possible to unload the car outside the property and there is secure parking for one large car in a garage approximately 250 yards away.

There is an abundance of shops, pubs and restaurants within a 5 minute walk as is the town quay where sea and river boat trips depart. There are glorious circular walks incorporating the Hall Walk, and from Readymoney Cove the coastal footpath leads out to Gribbin Head via St Catherines Castle. The villages of Bodinnick and Polruan can be reached by their respective ferries and the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan are within a 30 minute drive as well as many other beaches. A local bus service operates to Charlestown and St Austell.

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Lighthouse Cottage in Trevarrian, Cornwall, South West England

Lighthouse Cottage, Trevarrian, Cornwall

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £346 to £940

Self catering accommodation in Trevarrian sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview: Only a five minute drive to the lovely sandy beaches at Mawgan Porth & Watergate Bay this spacious accommodation is in the major part of a 200 year old extended double glazed cottage and provides an ideal base for a family to explore the dramatic coastline and many attractive beaches on the North Cornish Coast.

From the shared brick paved drive a couple of steps and stable door open into the entrance porch with a tiled floor and coat hooks. A further glazed inner door leads into the sitting room with a large double glazed window, wood burning stove with comfortable lounge seating. This light and spacious room leads onto the kitchen through a doorway opening into the bright and modern well equipped fitted kitchen with ample storage. A large archway leads through to the conservatory with a dining suite and an adjacent utility room with W.C. Sliding patio doors lead out to the securely enclosed walled courtyard garden from the conservatory with a sunny terrace, raised beds and a step up to a decking area.

A carpeted staircase leads to the first floor with three light and pleasant bedrooms, a Kingsize double with digital TV, a twin and a single all with storage and a family bathroom W.C with hand basin and shower over the bath.To the front of the property is a shared open brick paved drive with two reserved parking spaces for Lighthouse cottage. There is a pub in the hamlet within five minutes walk.

Mawgan Porth 1.5 miles has a pub, caf, surf hire and local store and for a wider selection of amenities the resort of Newquay is 5 miles with many beaches, a zoo, leisure centre, bowling, cinema and aquarium. The famous harbour at Padstow is 9 miles where you can enjoy one of Rick Steins many eateries, visit the Elizabethan house at Prideaux Place, cycle the Camel trail to Wadebridge or take a ferry across to Rock with access to the beaches at Damer Bay and Polzeath by foot. For the water enthusiast the Extreme Academy at Watergate Bay provides many water based activities 1 mile away and is home to Jamie Olivers Fifteen restaurant. There are many golf courses in the area and the national Trust house Trerice and Lappa Valley Railway are within 6 miles.

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