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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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Ocean Retreat in Praa Sands, Cornwall, South West England

Ocean Retreat, Praa Sands, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £392 to £924

Self catering accommodation in Praa Sands sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: With lovely views extending over rooftops, out to sea and across Mounts Bay, this detached, older style, double fronted bungalow is set in a grassy informal garden about 300 yards from the mile long beach at Praa Sands, midway between Penzance and Helston.

Approached from a short open drive with off road parking available for two cars, half a dozen steps lead up to the glazed entrance doors which open into a small integral lobby with coats area. The accommodation consists of a bright and spacious living room with comfortable leather seating, a dining suite and fine sea views looking over the hedged front garden from a large bay window.

Leading off to one side is a small inner hallway giving access to two bedrooms, a double enjoying views of the sea and a twin bedded room with garden views to the rear. To the rear of the bungalow, also accessed from the living room, are a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath, a fitted kitchen and an adjacent porch with laundry facilities.

Five steps lead up to the fully enclosed rear garden which has a sunny patio area, a level lawn and gates to both the front drive and a back lane providing a short cut to the village shop. There is a useful outbuilding available for storage of beachgear. The sandy beach can be reached on foot in a couple of minutes and is popular for bathing, has good surf and there are rock pools at each end of the beach.

There is a pub/restaurant, a post office, surfboard hire and general store close by, as well as Praa Sands 9 hole golf course overlooking the sea. For a wider selection of facilities, Marazion, Penzance, Porthleven and Helston are all within a 15 minute drive. There are lovely walks along the South West Coastal Path to the famous Prussia Cove and the rocky NT headlands of Cudden Point and Rinsey Head.

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Pentref in St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall, South West England

Pentref, St Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £370 to £801

Self catering accommodation in St Just-in-Roseland sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Just two miles north of the pretty harbourside village of St Mawes, this detached part double glazed house with beautiful views, is set in a private road which runs almost down to the creek at St Just in Roseland.

On the ground floor the front door opens into a wide hallway with a wing to the right containing a bathroom / W.C. with hand basin and two bedrooms; a twin bedded room and one with two single beds that can be joined together to make a king size. On the extended side of the house is a recently enlarged sitting / dining room with large picture windows and patio doors to the garden and a newly fitted kitchen, all with lovely water views.

Open tread stairs lead directly from the sitting / dining room up to the spacious, gallery style, open plan master bedroom which has a double bed and an en-suite shower room W.C. with hand basin. A large window makes it possible to enjoy the view without getting out of bed and a glazed door opens to a new roof terrace overlooking St Just Creek with a glass balustrade.

The garden is bounded bv a waist high stone wall and although the grass itself is level the sloping site gives a considerable drop on one side of the wall - not for adventurous toddlers. There is on-site parking for two cars. The coastal footpath nearby leads down to thepicturesque church set in magnificent semi tropical gardens andSt Just Pool.

The nearest beach is Rosevine, a five minute drive, with an expanse of flat sand at low tide. St Mawes has two beaches on either side of the harbour, a small selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, a passenger ferry operating to Falmouth, and the 16th century St Mawes Castle.

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Corner Cottage in Portmellon, Cornwall, South West England

Corner Cottage, Portmellon, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £425 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Portmellon sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: At one end of a row of fisherman's cottages built with their backs to the coastal approach road to Portmellon, Corner Cottage is right by the sea, the sound and sight of it fills the windows. A long low walled patio serves both this cottage and the one next door.

There are steps down onto the rocks, where visitors can fish at high tide, or onto the sand at low tide. Comfortably furnished for holiday accommodation, the cottage retains much of the simplicity of a genuine Cornish cottage, with an entrance from the road leading into a small hallway with an adjacent bathroom / W.C. and basin. A long beamed sitting room takes up the full width of the cottage.

On the floor above are three bedrooms, a double with vanity basin, one with twin beds, the third with bunks. Beneath the sitting room is a kitchen / dining room and a utility entrance hall, shower and a W.C. with hand basin. The back door opens to the patio, also reached by gated steps, down from the road. Small children will require supervision both inside and out.

Free use of an all year indoor swimming pool is available at Bodrugan Farm, half a mile. Free parking for 2 cars is available in a private yard about 200 yards away. Portmellon has safe bathing and a seasonal pub. Mevagissey, its more famous neighbour, is about half a mile along the coast.

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Seascape in Marazion, Cornwall, South West England

Seascape, Marazion, Cornwall

Sleeps 8
Weekly price range £1195 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Marazion sleeps 8.

Accommodation overview: Just 300 yards from the beautiful sandy beach and with panoramic sea views overlooking Mounts Bay towards St Michael's Mount, this deceptively light and spacious semi detached family home is set in a quiet residential close.

and furnished to a high standard, this south west facing property is ideally placed for family beach holidays and for exploring both the Coastal Footpath and the West of Cornwall by car.

Fronted by a paved terrace that catches the morning sun, a door opens directly into a light and airy, modern fitted kitchen/dining room with electric operated Velux Windows, casual seating and French Windows opening to the patio. Adjacent to the kitchen is a shower room W.C. with hand basin, and access to the integral garage where there are laundry facilities and secure storage for bicycles and beach gear.

Leading off in one corner of the kitchen, an inner hallway leads to a bright and sunny sitting room with comfortable furniture, an ornamental marble fireplace and sliding patio doors enjoying wonderful sea views. There are three ground floor bedrooms; one twin bedded room with views across the garden towards the sea, and two single bedrooms. A family bathroom W.C. with bath, shower cubicle and hand basin completes the accommodation on the ground floor.

In a new extension to the property, upstairs are two further bedrooms; a kingsize on the seaward side with glorious sea views and a double,an adjacent bathroom W.C. with handbasin and shower over the bath and a second sitting room with sliding French Doors onto a balcony with glass surround and uninterrupted sea views overlooking St Michael's Mount and the Bay.

The rear garden is securely enclosed and comprises a raised sun deck that spans the width of the property, perfect for watching the sun set in the west, and a dozen railed steps lead down to a large lawn sheltered by mature shrubs. There is parking for one car on the drive with additional roadside parking nearby.

The golden sandy beach is just a two minute walk away, popular with families and for water sports and the local marshes are renowned for birdwatching. Marazion has a selection of pubs,cafes and local shops about 500 yards away, as is the causeway, which leads to St Michael's Mount at low tide.

There is a local bus route that connects to the shopping town of Penzance, 2 miles, where there is a railway station and a regular ferry service to the Isles of Scilly. Praa Sands golf club is just a short drive and there are riding stables nearby.

Please note: 500 refundable security deposit payable direct to owner.

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Seamew in Cawsand, Cornwall, South West England

Seamew, Cawsand, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £260 to £621

Self catering accommodation in Cawsand sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: A traditional terraced cottage in the colourful village of Cawsand on the Rame Peninsula where the pretty little beach which offers safe bathing and all the village amenities are only a couple of minutes walk away. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with spectacular walks along the coastline to Rame Head, the cottage is tucked into a narrow winding street that actually forms part of the South West Coast Path.

The front door leads directly into a cosy open plan living room which takes up the whole of the ground floor with a rustic dining table and comfortable seating next to an electric log effect fire and there is a smart fitted kitchen area at the rear with a dark laminate wood floor. In one corner of the kitchen, rather steep stairs lead up to the first floor where there are a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath and two bedrooms, a small room has a 3ft single and a 2ft 4in childs bed and a double bedroom which has a decorative fireplace, both with low doorways.

A further steep staircase with a door at the bottom leads up to a good size loft room with a futon sofa bed as an alternative sleeping arrangement, oblique sea views between the rooftops from a skylight window and plenty of floor space for children to play.

Parking is in the pay and display village car park about 500 yards away and there are a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants both in Cawsand and Kingsand within a five minute stroll. The sheltered cove is popular for swimming and water sports and a summer ferry runs from Plymouth landing on Cawsand beach. Antony House and Mount Edgcumbe Park are within a few minutes drive and fishing, bird watching, golf and horse riding are all available locally.

Please note: A weekly car park ticket costs 28. Bed linen & towels only available for overseas guests.

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Rospletha Bungalow in Porthcurno, Cornwall, South West England

Rospletha Bungalow, Porthcurno, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £396 to £941

Self catering accommodation in Porthcurno sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: A double glazed detached bungalow in a lovely cliff top position at the side of an open field above Porthcurno, a few minutes walk from the large sandy beach and the Minack Theatre. Set to one side of the lane that leads down to the sandy cove of Porth Chapel, it is ideally situated for the beach going family and for easy access to the stunning viewpoints on the coastal path.

From the gravel parking area a short path skirts the front of the bungalow to the front door which opens directly into a sitting room with some exposed granite walling and a slate floor. To one side a useful hall has an adjacent W.C. with hand basin. At the further end of the sitting room an open arch leads into a small conservatory with French doors to a patio area sheltered within the L shaped wings of the building and with wonderful views eastwards across The Lizard and west towards Lands End.

A galley kitchen opens from one end of the conservatory and leads through to a dining room with views across the field from a large window and from a glazed door at the far end which opens out to a mown grassy area. There are two bedrooms on this side, a double and one with 2ft 6in bunk beds respectively and a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath. A third bedroom with twin beds and an en suite shower room W.C. and hand basin opens off the sitting room.

has a pub and cafe (in season) and tennis courts for hire. St Buryan, 3 miles, has a pub, shop and post office and a seasonal surf school is available in Sennen, 3 miles. Lands End is 4 miles and Penzance 9 miles.

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The Dove Cot in Trenale, Cornwall, South West England

The Dove Cot, Trenale, Cornwall

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £311 to £564

Self catering accommodation in Trenale sleeps 3.

Accommodation overview: As the name suggests, the walls of this two storey cottage boast half a dozen small recesses to house doves, now departed.

A charming beamed living room has a window and door to a patio area, an ideal spot for sundowners while watching the sun sink into the sea. A gate from the patio gives access to the paddock.

Upstairs are a bathroom / W.C. with shower over the bath and heated towel rail and two bedrooms, both with sea views, a double and a single.

Please note:
Towels are not available.

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Seaspray in Penzance, Cornwall, South West England

Seaspray, Penzance, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £331 to £756

Self catering accommodation in Penzance sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: With magnificent sea views far across Mounts Bay towards Newlyn harbour and the Lizard Peninsula and the sea only a few yards away across the road, this partially double-glazed, mid terrace cottage is situated on the promenade in the attractive seaside town of Penzance.

Approached through a walled and gated garden with a small lawn and terrace, a couple of shallow steps and a path lead to the front door set beneath a porch roof which opens to an entrance lobby with coat pegs. A doorway to one side leads into a pleasantly light living room with some exposed beams,white painted stone walls, a large bay window overlooking the front terrace and beyond to the sea, and comfortable seating arranged before the granite fireplace housing a gas coal-effect stove. At the rear, adjacent to the small dining suite, a door leads through to a neatly fitted kitchen, a utility room with laundry facilities and a service courtyard.

Carpeted stairs go directly up from the sitting room to a landing with a cloakroom W.C., bathroom with hand basin, heated towel rail and shower over the bath and two charming bedrooms. There is a double at the rear with a king-size bed and built-in furniture, and a delightful twin bedded room with two single beds that can be pushed together and easy chairs set in the huge bay window to take full advantage of the uninterrupted sea views across Mounts Bay.

The enclosed front terrace has patio table and chairs where you can enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea across the road. It is usually possible to park on the seafront outside the property, or alternatively there is a pay and display car park 150 yards away.

has a wide range of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants all within a quarter of a mile and the open air Jubilee bathing pools are just a couple of minutes walk. St Michael's Mount and the sandy beaches of Marazion are about 3 miles, and there is also a pebbled beach revealed at low tide just yards from the cottage. Newlyn, Mousehole, Lamorna and Porthcurno are all just a short drive, the latter being home to the cliff top Minack Theatre, and both Trengwainton and Trewidden Gardens are less than 2 miles. There are daily services by ferry to the Isles of Scilly and glorious coastal walks nearby.

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Dewey in Herniss, Cornwall, South West England

Dewey, Herniss, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £247 to £412

Self catering accommodation in Herniss sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: The middle cottage and actually the larger of the three is entered via six railed steps leading up to the fully glazed front door.

A light and airy open plan living room in a soft mellow colour scheme has a neatly fitted galley kitchen, dining suite and exposed beams rising to the apex of the roof. There is a three seater settee and one armchair arranged before an electric living flame fire and wall mounted flat screen TV.

In one corner, carpeted stairs lead to the ground floor accommodation and a large pine furnished bedroom with the choice of a 6ft double or 3ft zip linked twin beds and an adjacent bathroom W.C. with hand basin, heated towel rail and shower over the bath.

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Pear Trees in Portholland, Cornwall, South West England

Pear Trees, Portholland, Cornwall

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £319 to £634

Self catering accommodation in Portholland sleeps 3.

Accommodation overview: Just 3 miles from the sea at Portholland, this self contained loft apartment is the entire upper level of a newly built, double glazed detached barn surrounded by peaceful unspoilt countryside. Built on land once owned by the Caerhays estate, the property has been sympathetically designed with local stone, wood cladding and a slate roof.

Entered from the private parking area where there is space for two cars, shallow steps lead up to a sheltered paved patio and small lawn for the sole use of the visitors, adjacent to the owners extensive landscaped garden. From here, a dozen wooden railed steps lead up to a small elevated sun deck with patio furniture enjoying lovely views of rolling hills and the front door which opens to a pleasant living room in a light and airy dcor with oak flooring.

To one side is comfortable lounge seating facing the wood burning stove set on a slate hearth and on the other is a smartly fitted kitchen area with solid oak units and a dining suite. There is a spacious bedroom with a 6ft 6in double bed; zip linked which can be separated into two 3ft 3in singles, plus an additional child/day bed. To complete the accommodation, an en-suite bathroom W.C. with hand basin, bath and shower cubicle leads off the bedroom. There are two wall mounted electric dimplex heaters.

Below the apartment is the washing machine and the owner's garage where there is space available for the storage of beachgear and bicycles and drying wet gear. Tregony, 1 mile, has a pub, P.O. and grocery shop, as do the nearby picturesque villages of Portloe and Veryan. Portholland has two quiet south facing beaches relatively uncommercialised and there is also a sheltered beach in the foreground of Caerhays Castle and Gardens which are open to the public in the spring.

The coastal foot path close by provides stunning views across Veryan Bay, there is a regular passenger ferry to Falmouth departing from St Mawes 10 miles away and The Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project are within a 30 minute drive.

Please note
: This property is not suitable for toddlers.

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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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Hay Barn in St Breock, Cornwall, South West England

Hay Barn, St Breock, Cornwall

Sleeps 5
Weekly price range £331 to £756

Self catering accommodation in St Breock sleeps 5.

Accommodation overview: A detached, spacious, double glazed stone barn conversion with extensive views of unspoilt countryside, only a few minutes drive from the market town of Wadebridge and within easy reach of all the beaches around the Camel Estuary. Set at the end of a long farm drive, which leads up from a quiet country lane to the Hay Barn, the owners home and the existing working pasture farm is to one side.

From the parking area, a couple of steps lead up through the patio garden with stone chippings and flower borders to the stable front door which opens into the ground floor hallway. Downstairs there are a shower room W.C. with hand basin, a family bedroom with a double and single bed and a master bedroom with a kingsize bed and an en-suite bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and French Windows overlooking the original farmyard.

Wooden stairs lead up to the centre of an attractive open-plan living room comprising the whole of the upper floor with windows on two sides giving views of the surrounding countryside. With a light and airy dcor, there is a comfortable sitting area with a wood burning stove and a stable door in one corner. At the opposite end of the large living room bisected by the stairwell, there is a modern kitchen area with oak fitted units, a ceramic tiled floor and a farmhouse style dining table and chairs. To one side of the parking area, there is a small level lawn for the sole use of the visitors.

Wadebridge, 2 miles, has a good selection of shops, restaurants, a cinema and a sports centre with swimming pool, and there is also a supermarket within a 5 minute drive. There are several village pubs offering food within a short drive, as are a good variety of beaches, golf courses and watersport activities. The area has good rural walks, riding stables and cycle trails including the popular Camel Trail, bicycle hire is available in both Padstow and Wadebridge.

Please note:
1st log basket inclusive. 30 cleaning deposit per week is payable direct to the owner on arrival.

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