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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.

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The Shippen in Boscastle, Cornwall, South West England

The Shippen, Boscastle, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £370 to £809

Self catering accommodation in Boscastle sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: A traditional character cottage with uninterrupted harbour views at the seaward end of an attractive row of three, set on rising ground overlooking the Valency river as it tumbles into the picturesque National Trust harbour about 400 yards away.

The cottage is approached by a flight of railed rustic steps that lead up from the private parking area below to a small lawn which fronts the cottage and a stable door which opens first to an entrance porch with an inner glazed door leading to a slate flagged hallway.

At the end of the hall there is an attractive stone floored, modern fitted kitchen with a large picture window to one side and a view over the harbour on the other. A step leads down from the hall into a beamed sitting/dining room which has a feature stone-built fireplace and a wide panoramic window which overlooks the garden and harbour below.

A carpeted staircase leads up to the first floor landing and to one side, a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the corner bath. Also off the landing are two pretty cottage-style bedrooms, the master bedroom has a kingsize bed with a beamed ceiling and fine views of the harbour and the cliffs beyond, the other smaller beamed bedroom has a double bed and a little low window facing the river.

Outside, a low walled garden has two small lawns, flower beds and a large terrace which has wooden garden furniture, perfect for al fresco dining but young children will require supervision. Boscastle harbour is a 2 minute walk as is the main village with its shops and famous 17th century Cobweb Inn. The area offers good cliff and country walking and the long sandy beach at Trebarwith Strand is about 4 miles away.

Please note:
Towels are not available.

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Valletort Cottage in Kingsand, Cornwall, South West England

Valletort Cottage, Kingsand, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £326 to £487

Self catering accommodation in Kingsand sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: Just yards from a sheltered beach in the picturesque village of Kingsand, this traditional end of terrace small stone cottage with inverted accommodation is ideally situated with easy access to all the village amenities and a perfect base for walking and touring this forgotten corner of South East Cornwall.

Three steps lead up to the stable front door which opens to an entrance lobby with coats area and underfloor heating. The ground floor consists of a double bedroom with a 5ft kingsize bed and an adjacent bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath.

From the lobby, a rather steep winding staircase leads directly up to an open plan living room (1 night storage heater) with beamed ceilings, natural wood floor and a glimpse of the sea from one window. A fitted kitchen occupies one corner of the room with a rustic dining suite and comfortable lounge seating completes the accommodation. It is possible to very briefly unload outside the property and parking is in the village car park 50 yards away.

The twin fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand have a selection of pubs, cafes and local shops, all within a couple of minutes walk and wireless internet access is available by purchasing a voucher from the local gallery. Both villages have small beaches of sand and shingle, yet Whitsand Bay with a 4 mile stretch of sand is about a 10 minute drive where diving is also available at the HMS Scylla artificial reef.

Cawsand has a seasonal ferry running directly across to the Mayflower steps on the Barbican and there are wonderful coastal walks past Penlee Point to Rame Head with spectacular scenery and far reaching views. Mount Edgcumbe Country Park and Antony House and Gardens are close by, and there is a golf course at Portwrinkle with panoramic coastal views. Plymouth is about 20 minutes by car via the Torpoint ferry.

Please note
: A weekly car park ticket currently costs Oct Mar 18, Apr/May/Jun 20, Jul/Sep 22, Aug 24.

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Kingsmill Farm Cottage in Botus Fleming, Cornwall, South West England

Kingsmill Farm Cottage, Botus Fleming, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £423 to £953

Self catering accommodation in Botus Fleming sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: A waterside retreat in an AONB, this detached double glazed cottage is a delight for nature lovers. Quiet and secluded, it sits on the banks of a tidal creek with views over it to oak woodland and fields beyond. The area has an abundance of birds and wildlife. For further details of this nature haven please visit Kingsmill Farm Cottage. Approached via a private drive shared with the owners, the garden gate opens on to a large patio with raised fish pond and flower beds.

The front door leads into a small lobby. An inner door leads to a light, airy dual-aspect living room with French doors opening on to the patio and garden, with views over the creek. A fitted kitchen runs along one wall, and there are comfortable dining and sitting areas with a quarry tiled floor. At the far end, one step leads to a double bedded room with views of the river and forest, and a bathroom W.C. with wash basin and bath with hand shower attachment.

From the living room carpeted stairs lead up to two bedrooms and a shower room W.C. with hand basin and double width shower. The large bedroom has a 5ft double bedand views over the creek and forest. The smaller bedroom has two single beds and a window looking over a pretty fountain, the river and forest. The garden, with lawn, flower beds and barbecue area, is stock fenced, but the proximity of water and wildlife may make it unsuitable for toddlers. Dogs must be kept under control.

Hatt , 1 mile away, has a garage, post office and small shop and there are two village pubs within a 10 minute drive.
There are two golf courses including the famous St Mellion (handicap required), yacht clubs and canoeing within a few minutes drive. There is horse riding, walking, and beautiful gardens to visit, and the beaches of Seaton and Whitsand Bay are about 30 minutes drive, as is the historic city of Plymouth with numerous attractions including Europe's largest marine aquarium.

Please note:
Towels are available at 1 per towel per week to be paid on arrival.

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Kres in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Kres, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £425 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Decorated and furnished to a good standard, Kres forms one of three terraced cottages and provides cosy accommodation for small family gatherings and couples.

The mid terrace property is arranged on one floor and is accessed via an incline from the parking area. A private gate opens into a paved patio and enclosed garden with lawn and a pathway that leads to 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 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 French windows provide access onto a paved patio with picnic table. Dorvil provides parking for one car with additional parking on site.

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Brane End Farm in Brane, Cornwall, South West England

Brane End Farm, Brane, Cornwall

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £419 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Brane sleeps 8.

Accommodation overview: Set in the middle of the farming hamlet of Brane, this detached farmhouse stands in a huddle of farm buildings at the end of a long and winding country lane, within fifteen minutes drive of the lovely surfing beach at Sennen Cove.

The house is entered through a small porch with coat pegs into an inner hallway and an adjacent utility room with a larder cupboard and belfast sink. To one side, a door opens to a large open-plan L shaped kitchen/dining room with fitted units, a tiled floor and an adjoining day sitting room. At the far side, a door leads through to a central hallway with a cloakroom W.C. and hand basin, and a light and airy sitting room with a big open fireplace and a small reading/study area.

On the first floor are four bedrooms, a bathroom W.C. with vanity basin and bath with hand shower attachment, and a shower room W.C. with hand basin. The master double bedroom has triple aspect windows with sea views on the horizon and a walk-in dressing/cot room, and there are three simply furnished twin bedded rooms, one with 2ft 6in bed.

There is on-site parking for at least three cars, and the informal garden is divided into four separate areas, with a level lawn sheltered on three sides by old stable buildings, a small grassy garden enclosed by a low wall and reached by a granite stile, a fenced area of private lawn and a gated shrub garden with a fish pond.

The gardens are not suitable for toddlers or totally secure for pets which must be under control in this working dairy farming region. The area abounds with footpaths and Carn Euny, an impressive iron age settlement, is a 15 minute walk. A personal perspective by the owner's niece can be found on her online newspaper.

The beach at Sennen Cove is about 6 miles, as is the attractive town of Penzance with an extensive range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Lands End, the picturesque harbour village of Mousehole and the Minack open air theatre are all within a 30 minute drive, and there is fly fishing for trout at the nearby Drift reservoir.

Please note:
Bed linen is available at 5 per person, per week payable on arrival. Towels available at 5 per person, per week payable on arrival.

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Victory Cottage in St Ives, Cornwall, South West England

Victory Cottage, St Ives, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £363 to £782

Self catering accommodation in St Ives sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Formerly the Victory Inn dating back to the 17th century, this grade II listed corner cottage with considerable character is set in a cobbled alleyway leading from the bustling main street in the heart of the delightful resort of St Ives. Just a few paces from the picturesque harbour and close to the shops, the renovated and comfortably furnished accommodation is on three floors with sea views over the neighbouring rooftops from the top two floors.

Entered directly from the street, half a dozen steep steps lead up to the front door which opens to a hallway with coat pegs. A wide carpeted staircase leads straight up from the hall to a half landing, a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath, and then to the first floor. Leading off are a neatly fitted kitchen with modern units and a cushioned window seat overlooking the cobbled lane below, and a warm and cosy living room with a cottage style lounge suite, dining furniture and glimpses of the sea over the rooftops.

On this level there are also two double bedded rooms with pine bedroom furniture and partial views of the harbour and sea over the rooftops, the larger of the two with a vanity basin and cushioned window seat. A small doorway on the landing opens to a very steep narrow staircase with a rope hand rail and leads directly up to an attic room set under a low, sloping, beamed ceiling with comfortable seating and stunning views from a dormer window over the roofs to the attractive harbour and beyond to St Ives Bay. There are four portable heaters to make the cottage feel cosy at any time of the year.

It is possible to unload close by but parking is in any of the pay and display car parks within the town. All the amenities of the town are on the doorstep with an extensive range of galleries, restaurants, pubs and cafes, and there are a choice of four magnificent beaches all within easy walking distance. The original pub sign now resides in the local St Ives Museum, and both the Tate Gallery on Porthmeor beach and the Barbara Hepworth Museum are a short stroll away. Fishing boats still operate from the lovely harbour as do pleasure boat trips and self hire boats, there is a leisure centre with swimming pool nearby and scenic circular and cliff walks around St Ives.

Please note:
Weekly car park ticket currently costs 35. Towels not available. 2 oil filled radiators and 2 electric convector heaters (inclusive). Not suitable for children under 8.

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Cob Loaf Cottage in Fowey, Cornwall, South West England

Cob Loaf Cottage, Fowey, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £292 to £621

Self catering accommodation in Fowey sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Situated on the outskirts of the stunning natural port of Fowey and only half a mile from the sandy beach at Readymoney Cove, this comfortable attractive cottage, tastefully converted from a former mill, is tucked into one corner of a small group of stone-built cottages.

Set in over an acre of beautiful communal grounds with childrens play area, picnic benches and barbecues for all the visitors to enjoy, the property has the added bonus of its own private lawned garden area to the front and rear of the cottage.

Approached from the parking area, where there is one reserved space, a couple of steps and gently sloping path lead up to the fully-glazed low front doorway, which opens directly into a living room of great character with natural exposed stonework and a beamed ceiling.

There is a little dining area with pine table and chairs, a galley-style kitchen with light-coloured fitted units and one step leads up to a warm and cosy lounge with seating arranged before an electric coal-effect stove set in the fireplace and a fully glazed back door.

In one corner of the living room carpeted stairs lead up to the first floor landing, where is a bathroom with a W.C., hand basin and shower over the bath, along with two cottage-style bedrooms with pleasant garden views. One is a pine-furnished double bedroom with fitted wardrobe and the other is a childrens bedroom with two 2ft 6in single beds (more suitable for preteens due to the size of the room).

A low patio door opens from the lounge into a small rear garden with a gravel terrace and half a dozen steps leading up to a sheltered lawn with post and rail fencing and garden furniture overlooking the landscaped grounds. Pets must be supervised at all times, as should children when using the play area.

Fowey, half a mile downhill, is a charming waterside town with shops, restaurants, pubs and gift shops, and it is also half a mile by public footpath to the small sheltered beach at Readymoney Cove below St Catherines Castle. Pleasure boats leave from Town Quay during the season, there are lovely creek and coastal walks nearby, including The Hall Walk, a ferry crosses the harbour to Polruan and The Saints Way footpath can be taken from Fowey to Padstow on the North Coast.

Lanhydrock House and the Eden Project are a 15-minute drive away, and the picturesque villages of Polperro and Looe can be accessed by the Bodinnick car ferry nearby. There is also a seasonal passenger ferry to the fishing village of Mevagissey.

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Sunnyside in Penpol, Cornwall, South West England

Sunnyside, Penpol, Cornwall

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £391 to £898

Self catering accommodation in Penpol sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview: With uninterrupted water views overlooking Restronguet Creek and direct access to the water from the private garden this spacious, light and airy double glazed apartment is the entire top floor, one of two apartments in the peaceful hamlet of Penpol.

Approached from the large shared parking area a dozen railed steps lead up to a small sun terrace and the front door which opens to a lobby and a wide central hallway. The accommodation comprises a bright living/dining room with an electric log effect fire and huge picture windows to fully appreciate the waterside position, a modern fitted kitchen with a useful breakfast bar and stools, a newly refurbished bathroom W.C. with vanity basin, bidet and bath with hand shower fitment and an adjoining utility storage area.

There are three bedrooms, a master double with a 5ft bed enjoying lovely views of the creek, a twin bedded room with a newly refurbished ensuite W.C. hand basin and large walk-in enclosure with a shower, and a spacious room with a 4ft 6in double bed and a nice easy chair next to the window overlooking the water. On the opposite side of the lane a gate opens to a small secluded garden which leads down to the waters edge with a flight of unrailed steps down to the actual foreshore (young children will require supervision).

It is possible to launch canoes and small dinghies from here subject to the tide and the owners may require occasional access to their boat mooring. A pleasant walk along the creekside leads to Devoran where there is the Old Quay Inn or a 3 minute drive in the opposite direction is the old thatched pub, The Punchbowl and Ladle. The National Trust gardens at Trelissick and the watersports centre at Loe Beach are within easy reach as is the King Harry Ferry for access to the beaches on the Roseland Peninsula.

Cycles can be hired for the Mineral Tramways Path to the north coast harbour of Portreath and local shops and post offices are a 5 minutes drive. With Truro only a few miles in one direction and Falmouth and Mylor in the other, Sunnyside is conveniently situated for beaches, boating and shopping.

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Meadow Barn in Rose, Cornwall, South West England

Meadow Barn, Rose, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £309 to £715

Self catering accommodation in Rose sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: A delightful converted detached, double glazed, stone and slate barn in a walled and gated gravel garden, quietly set in the small hamlet of Rose, just one and a half miles inland from the golden sandy beaches at Perranporth.

Ideally situated as a base from which to explore the coves and coastal footpaths of the North Coast, the property is entered down a quiet narrow unmade lane and a gate which opens to a wide gravel courtyard which has space for a car and small boat trailer.

The stable front door opens at one end of the barn to a smartly fitted kitchen area where there are hand made natural pine units with a granite worktop and quarry tiled floor, and an adjacent bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath. The remainder of the ground floor accommodation comprises a comfortable long carpeted living room with a rustic dining table and chairs, French Windows overlooking the courtyard, some exposed stonework and lounge seating facing the multi fuel stove.

A carpeted stairway leads directly up from the living room to the first floor landing and two bedrooms; an attractive master bedroom with a hand carved pine double bed and a hip shaped ceiling, and a small children's bedroom with twin 2ft 6in beds. There are thermostatically controlled electric wall radiators in every room.

Within the enclosed gravel courtyard attached to the far end of the barn, a gazebo has climbing plants and patio furniture set beneath, two neighbours have a right of way to the rear of their properties but this is seldom ever used.

The village of Goonhavern, 1 mile, has a pub and post office stores and the immediate area offers horse riding, coarse fishing, a golf club and of course the sandy surfing beach, shops and amenities in Perranporth all within a few minutes drive. Truro and Newquay are about a 15 minute drive respectively.

Please note:Towels are not available.

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Breakwater in Bude, Cornwall, South West England

Breakwater, Bude, Cornwall

Sleeps 10
Weekly price range £789 to £2

Self catering accommodation in Bude sleeps 10.

Accommodation overview: Superbly positioned within 100 yards of Summerleaze beach with outstanding views from the first floor sitting room, this delightful early 19th century character cottage and detached annexe provides extensive and homely accommodation and good outside space.

The gated parking area is large enough for two good sized cars and gives the option of entering the cottage by the front door or, as most people choose, through the breakfast/dining area with table and seating for ten and open plan kitchen with high quality fittings and unusual dual porthole windows overlooking Bude Canal. This area leads to the ground floor sitting room with two sofas, fireplace and bay window to the canal.

At the rear of the ground floor is a twin bedroom with French doors to a small outside patio/eating area and adjacent bathroom WC with power shower over the bath and wash basin.

Upstairs the feature is the sitting room with bay window facing the beach and sea which seems almost in line with the water when the tides are at their highest. The master bedroom faces the garden and has an en-suite bathroom WC with power shower over the roll-top bath and wash basin. There is also a comfortable twin bedroom facing the canal and beach.

From the rear terrace a flight of steps leads to a level lawned area surrounded by shrubs and flower beds from which another flight of steps leads to the annexe, recently constructed with a slate roof to echo the main cottage. Inside there is a twin bedroom, sitting room with double sofa bed and French doors to the garden, and a spacious bathroom WC with shower over the bath and wash basin.

Young children will require supervision in the main cottage as upstairs windows are low although supplied with security locks. For parties of six people or less wishing to book the cottage only, outside of the period 1 May to 1 September and the Spring, Autumn and Winter holidays please contact our office for an under-occupancy reduction. Children are not permitted to occupy the annexe without adult supervision.

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Longships in Portmellon, Cornwall, South West England

Longships, Portmellon, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £391 to £938

Self catering accommodation in Portmellon sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: A detached older style bungalow with superb sea views. Set in a cliffside garden looking across the cove of Portmellon and beyond to the far side of St Austell Bay and along the coast for several miles.

Tucked below a lane that leads to Chapel Point cove (with a detached garage and space for an additional car at lane level), a gate and path with three steps down leads to a fence and second gate into the garden immediately adjoining the bungalow. The front door leads through a sun room into a pleasant sitting / dining room with superb sea views from the window. The adjacent kitchen "borrows" the views through a wide hatchway.

A small hallway to one side of the sitting room gives access to a bathroom W.C. with vanity basin and a shower over the bath, a twin bedded room with sea views and a double bedroom with a 5' kingsize bed which has direct access to a utility area with sink, a W.C. and a shower room with hand basin.

From the sitting room a covered verandah leads through a stable door to one of the lawned areas of the garden which is on several levels and not suitable for unsupervised young children since it is not fenced on the seaward side. There is a detached garage and space for an additional car at lane level. Portmellon has safe bathing and a seasonal pub and the shops, pubs, restaurants and harbour at Mevagissey are half a mile.

Please note:Towels areavailable at 2 per person per week payable on arrival.

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Scatho in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Scatho, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £640 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Scatho provides light and airy accommodation which had been furnished to a high standard and is perfect for both families and group gatherings, also for wheelchair users and those that require easy access. Forming one of six bright holiday lodges situated within the Eco Village, Scatho forms just one of a pair.

The property is arranged on one level and offers wheelchair friendly facilities with a slight slope to the front door. On entering the property, access is straight into the light and welcoming lounge/ kitchen/ diner with electric effect living flame fire and flat screen TV. The well equipped and modern fitted kitchen with dining area enjoy large French windows that lead straight out on the private patio with garden furniture with the addition of a small lawn.

Off the main lounge area, there are three separate doorways that lead to the three bedrooms. One double bedroom (5ft) with en-suite wet room with WC and wheelchair friendly facilities. The second bedroom with two single beds and an additional double bedroom with vanity basin. An additional doorway from the main hallway leads into a separate bathroom with handheld shower on the bath and WC.

Scatho provides a communal lawned area to the rear and one parking space adjacent to the property with additional parking on site.

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