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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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Perran in St Ives, Cornwall, South West England

Perran, St Ives, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £330 to £740

Self catering accommodation in St Ives sleeps 4.

Features include: Short Breaks • Near the Beach • Close to the Sea Easy Walk access • Pub near by sleeps 4

Accommodation overview: A beach of silver sand and a choice of shops inns and restaurants at Carbis Bay are within half a mile of this attractive property which boasts its own private garden and attractive conservatory. It is an idyllic holiday base. The pretty fishing port of St Ives is a pleasant 2 mile coastal walk and Hayle’s golden sands are just 3 miles away. Carbis Bay is popular for water skiing parascending and wind surfing. Local golf riding and tennis. Penzance 12 miles. Lands End 22 miles.

Accommodation Detail

2 steps to entrance. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. Conservatory. 2 bedrooms: 1 double 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Little Pengarrock in Porthallow, Cornwall, South West England

Little Pengarrock, Porthallow, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £545 to £1636

Self catering accommodation in Porthallow sleeps 6.

Features include: • Garden • Close to the Beach • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

Standing proudly overlooking the cove at Porthallow, Little Pengarrock’s elevated position commands exceptional views from all rooms of the surrounding coastline across to Falmouth Bay. The detached single-storey property has a separate annexe and provides a tranquil holiday retreat for guests looking for a peaceful location with magnificent views and a large garden with winding paths exploring secret areas, a large pond with bridge over and quiet sitting areas. Porthallow, once a busy village engaged in the pilchard industry, is still used by some fishermen with many visitors each year visiting to share a wonderful view of Falmouth Bay. The village itself consists of a pub, café and gift shop. Marine history enthusiasts can visit the local pub which houses a vast collection of relics and old photographs. The famous Helford river is 4 miles to the north; nearby Nare Point is ideal for those who love walking with excellent coastal paths to explore, and there are beaches at Godrevy Cove, Coverack, Kennack Sands and Kynance Cove. A scuba diving centre can be found nearby and other leisure activities available locally include sailing, fishing and golf. Day excursions could include visiting St Ives and Falmouth, or further afield The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan can easily be reached. There is a village shop providing all amenities and an organic butchers at St Keverne 2 miles away. Shops 2 miles, pub 400 yards.

Spacious living room with electric ‘coal-effect’ fire and patio doors to large decked area with bay views. Spacious dining room/conservatory with tiled floor and French windows to balcony. Well-equipped kitchen with TV, breakfast area and tiled floor. Utility. Conservatory with TV. Double bedroom with triple aspect and 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Fully tiled shower room with double shower cubicle, twin wash basins, bidet and toilet. Separate toilet. Annexe: Spacious beamed living room with TV, dining table, kitchenette, oak floor, patio doors to decked balcony with glass surround and coastal views. Double bedroom with 5ft bed and fully tiled en-suite shower room with double shower cubicle and toilet.

  • Elec ‘coal-effect’ fire inc
  • Elec, full oil CH, bed linen and towels inc
  • Four TVs, (one Satellite, three Freeview)
  • DVD
  • M/wave
  • W/machine
  • T/dryer
  • D/washer
  • American-style f/freezer
  • Broadband connection
  • Tel-incoming and local calls only
  • Large enclosed decked area with glass balcony, patio, terrace and furniture
  • Large landscaped garden with woodland, seating areas, lawned areas
  • BBQ
  • Parking (for 4 cars)
  • Secure cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • Wednesday to Wednesday
  • No children under 15 years
  • NB: Several steps, steep banks, drops and pond in garden

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Curlew Cottage in Cubert, Cornwall, South West England

Curlew Cottage, Cubert, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £319 to £824

Self catering accommodation in Cubert sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Set to one side of a quiet country lane between Cubert village and the sea, this 200 year old detached and double glazed cottage has been freshly renovated to a high standard and is surrounded by lovely countryside with glimpses of the sea on the horizon.

Well placed for access to Holywell Bay, 1 mile, Porth Joke and West Pentire beaches which can be reached by road or by public footpath to Cubert Common and the cliff path which links all three for the more energetic.

Entered through a glazed front porch with room for the storage of coats, an inner door leads directly into a bright and sunny, dual aspect sitting room with comfortable lounge seating arranged before the wood burning stove. Beyond is a recently enlarged modern kitchen/dining room with smart fitted units, quarry tiled floor and ample dining space; there is also a door to an enclosed paved courtyard with patio furniture and a shed for storage of beachgear.

Painted stairs lead up from the lounge to the first floor where there is a newly fitted bathroom W.C. with hand basin, bath and shower cubicle and two charming bedrooms with a 5ft king-size and twin beds respectively. From the master bedroom views of the sea on the horizon can be enjoyed.

The sheltered garden has a good sized level lawn and there is off road parking for two cars on the gravel drive which can be gated to enclose the garden. A lockable garage is also available and there is a seldom used right of way to one other cottage. The village has a grocery store/P.O., pub and two restaurants all within a 15 minute walk and there is a regular bus service to Newquay and the cathedral city of Truro.

The sandy beach at Holywell Bay is about 1 mile and Crantock 2.5 miles, with West Pentire slightly further where there is a summer passenger ferry to Newquay which with its amenities is 5 miles by road. The immediate vicinity provides several golf courses and riding stables, there are local walks across Cubert Common to the coastal footpath, a fun park nearby offers go karting and childrens amusements and Newquay Zoo and Sea Life Centre are about a 15 minute drive.

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Beachcombers Penthouse 2 in Newquay, Cornwall, South West England

Beachcombers Penthouse 2, Newquay, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £581 to £1315

Self catering accommodation in Newquay sleeps 6.

Features include: Beach 3 Miles

Accommodation overview: Two storey spacious and luxury penthouse served by lift and with air conditioning throughout. Lower floor: One twin with balcony off kitchen and lounge. Upper floor: Master double with ensuite bath. Balcony. Tue and Sat starts. Superbly situated just 200 yards from a beautiful sandy beach surrounded by towering cliffs these luxury apartments in stunning Watergate Bay are perfect for a relaxing Cornish seaside break. The renowned fresh seafood and Jamie Olivers 'Fifteen' restaurant offer unmissable local treats. Kite surfing kite buggying wave skiing and surfing are all available in the local area. Visitors also have the use of facilities at Porth Veor (2 miles) including an outdoor pool (Apr 1–Oct 30) bar and restaurant.

All other facilities available for all dates. *Charges apply.

Phone enquiries: 0345 498 6152

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Kosel in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Kosel, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £435 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Kosel forms one of three terraced cottages which provide cosy, warm and comfortable accommodation within The Eco Village. This mid terrace property is decorated to a good standard and is perfect for both small family gatherings and couples alike. This property is also perfectly suitable for the more elderly as its arranged on one level both inside and out.

On entering the property through the large French windows, access is straight into a cosy but well furnished and equipped lounge/kitchen/ diner with electric living flame fire and flat screen TV. The lounge is on one side which provides comfortable seating and a fully fitted kitchen/ diner on the opposite side.

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

Back in the main lounge/ kitchen/ diner, the large French windows provide access onto an open paved patio outside with picnic table for visitors sole use. Kosel provides one parking space at the end of the terrace with additional parking on site.

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Thyme Cottage in St Ives, Cornwall, South West England

Thyme Cottage, St Ives, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £285 to £0

Self catering accommodation in St Ives sleeps 4.

Features include: Sea views|Parking|Pets allowed|Baby Friendly|Children allowed|Garden|Internet Access|Rural retreat|Good for couples|Elderly friendly

Accommodation overview: A peaceful cottage in a quiet location yet walking distance to St Ives

Features include: A 2 bedroom cottage sleeps 4. Peaceful location with shared relaxing grounds and access to the moors. Enclosed front patio with seating. Close to Carbis Bay and Porthminster Beach. Off-street parking for 1 car.

Thyme Cottage is a two bedroom cottage located in a secluded area of St Ives. Both bedrooms offer stunning views over the garden, Godrevy lighthouse and out to sea. Internally, the cottage benefits from an open plan living, kitchen and dining area with direct access to the rear furnished enclosed patio area which lead to communal mature and beautiful well maintained gardens.

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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34 Tre Lowen in Newquay, Cornwall, South West England

34 Tre Lowen, Newquay, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £292 to £0

Self catering accommodation in Newquay sleeps 4.

Features include: Near beach|Sea views|Parking|Children allowed|Internet Access|Good for couples

Accommodation overview: Stylish third floor apartment in one of the most sought after areas of Newquay

Features include: A 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4. Stylishly furnished to a high standard throughout. Perfectly situated for easy access to Fistral Beach and Newquay town. Offering views over Crantock and out towards the sea. Designated parking for 1 car.

Tre Lowen is a newly built development which features well-appointed apartments and is situated in a desirable residential area of Newquay.  Tre Lowen is located within a ten minute walk from Newquay town centre and Fistral Beach.

Phone enquiries: 0844 704 4966

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Rumsdale in Lanreath, Cornwall, South West England

Rumsdale, Lanreath, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £419 to £914

Self catering accommodation in Lanreath sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Entered from a walled and gated garden with a level lawn, three steps and a gravel path leads up to the front door which opens to a spacious entrance hall with a high beamed ceiling and underfloor heating.

The ground floor accommodation consists of a well equipped farmhouse style fitted kitchen/breakfast room, an adjacent utility room with laundry facilities, and a cloakroom W.C. with hand basin.

There is also a very generous sized living room with beamed ceiling, a Cornish stone fireplace, comfortable seating overlooking the lawned front garden and an additional dining area.

From the hallway carpeted stairs lead up to a sunny first floor landing and three pleasant bedrooms, all with views of the surrounding farmland; there is a dual aspect master bedroom with a 5ft double and en-suite shower room W.C. and hand basin, a twin bedded room, and the third bedroom with the option of a 6ft double or 3ft zip linked twin beds.

A bathroom W.C. with hand basin, bath and shower cubicle completes the accommodation.

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Kernewek in Playing Place, Cornwall, South West England

Kernewek, Playing Place, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £264 to £508

Self catering accommodation in Playing Place sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Just 2 miles south of the cathedral city of Truro and a few minutes drive from the boating beach at Loe, this modern, semi detached double glazed property is set in a courtyard of 4 houses in the village of Playing Place, to one side of the main road between Truro and Falmouth.

Approached from the parking area where there is space for one large or two small cars, one step leads up to the glazed front door which opens into an entrance lobby with an understairs coats cupboard. Leading off the hall are a bright and sunny, pine fitted kitchen with a circular dining suite, and a comfortably furnished, light sitting room with leather seating and sliding doors that open to the rear paved patio.

In one corner of the lounge, carpeted stairs lead directly up to the first floor landing, a bathroom W.C. with hand basin, heated towel rail and shower over the bath, and two pleasant bedrooms. There is a double and one with pine 3ft bunk beds, both with built-in wardrobes and dressing tables. Pets and young children will require supervision outside as the small patio at the rear is not enclosed.

There is a local store/P.O. and telephone box 50 yards away and a choice of four good pubs offering food in the immediate vicinity, the closest just three quarters of a mile. A regular bus service operates to Truro, Falmouth and Helston. Kernewek offers a good base for walkers with woodland and creekside paths in abundance and there is also a coast to coast picturesque cycle trail nearby with bike hire.

The boating beach at Loe with watersports tuition and equipment hire is within a few minutes drive as is the King Harry Ferry providing a gateway to explore the delightful Roseland Peninsula. Trelissick Gardens, Killiow golf course with driving range and Foxhole riding stables are all close by and the nearest sandy beaches are at Falmouth, approximately 7 miles.

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Primrose Cottage in Whitstone, Cornwall, South West England

Primrose Cottage, Whitstone, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £419 to £914

Self catering accommodation in Whitstone sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Primrose Cottage forms part of a small family run complex of properties surrounded by 11 acres of grounds and accessed via a private tree lined driveway. Extensive sea views of Bude and Widemouth Bay can be seen from the property, and can easily be reached within a 15 minute drive. The grounds provide an array of entertainment, including an outdoor swimming pool, playground and climbing frame, a table tennis barn, a large field for sports plus a wonderful small herd of alpacas which can be visited along with the rabbits and guinea pigs.

The property itself is a spacious two storey mid terraced stone and cob built cottage, forming part of an original 18th century granary. On entering the property, a light and airy corridor will lead you straight down to two spacious downstairs twin bedrooms with standard sized twin beds, one on either side of the corridor plus a downstairs bathroom with shower over and WC. From here, a carpeted staircase leads to the first floor with a spacious open plan lounge, kitchen and diner. A further double bedroom is accessed on the first floor by a doorway from the lounge area.

The complex of properties are located in a quiet location and when entering the site, private parking can be found in front of the cottage, along with a picturesque garden seating area. A communal area is nearby and provides a coin operated washing machine and tumble dyer as well as tourist information for Cornwall. Just a stones throw away is the wonderful outdoor swimming pool which sits alongside the owners property, as well as a small herd of alpacas. The children are welcome to assist the owner at feeding times.

The seaside town of Bude provides a wonderful day out for all the family. With its long sandy beaches, selection of shops and restaurants. A scenic canal footpath is fantastic for walks or cycling and the nearby beach at Widemouth Bay is famous for its surfing. Slightly further afield are the picturesque villages of Boscastle, Tintagel and Clovelly, all worth a visit and easily accessible within a 35 minute drive.

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Tregolva in Looe, Cornwall, South West England

Tregolva, Looe, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £388 to £1196

Self catering accommodation in Looe sleeps 6.

Features include: • Internet Access • Pub near by • Detached Property • Cottage Sleeps 6

Accommodation overview:

This detached, contemporary holiday home is located in the quaint, fishing village of Looe and has an outstanding view across the estuary and the sea. Looe has two beaches and many restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops. Deep sea fishing, watersports, woodland, river and coastal walks nearby. Plymouth and its National Marine Aquarium, Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Padstow, Mount Edgecombe, Bodmin Moor and Polperro are easily reached. Shop and pub 150 yards.

20 steps to entrance. Large living/dining room with wood-burning stove, wooden floor, French doors to decking and kitchen area. Utility/drying room. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Two single bedrooms. Bathroom with toilet.

  • Wood-burning stove - no fuel provided
  • Elec, gas CH, bed linen, towels inc
  • T/cot on request
  • H/chair
  • Freeview TV (BT Vision)
  • DVD
  • Blu-ray
  • Radio/CD
  • Combi m/wave/oven/grill
  • W/machine
  • D/washer
  • F/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with furniture
  • Enclosed decked area
  • BBQ
  • Parking (3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Single step to decking. Property accessed
    by narrow lane.

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Woodentops in Lanner, Cornwall, South West England

Woodentops, Lanner, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £260 to £501

Self catering accommodation in Lanner sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: In the heart of Cornwall only 7 miles from both the North and South Coast this single storey, detached and double glazed timber lodge is set to one side of the owners 11 acre smallholding and enjoys panoramic countryside views. Despite its rural location,Woodentops is conveniently situated for visiting the wonderful beaches and attractions that the whole county has to offer and is furnished to a high standard with gas central heating and provides warm and comfortable year round accommodation.

Entered from the concrete parking area where there is space for two cars a gated path leads to the front door with a step up into the modern well fitted kitchen with quarry tile floor and skylight window. From the kitchen an inner hall gives access to two comfortable and attractive bedrooms a double with 5ft bed and one with 3ft metal bunk beds. Opposite the bedrooms is a well finished shower room W.C with hand basin.

The light and airy living room with views over the surrounding countryside has comfortable lounge seating arranged to one side and a solid wood dining table and chairs. A sliding patio door leads out to the railed decking area with a step down to the small enclosed lawn with panoramic countryside views to Falmouth on the horizon and a gravelled side path to the entrance.

The village of Lanner a 5 minute drive has a local shop, post office, pub and bakery and Falmouth with a wider selection of amenities and a choice of beaches is just 7 miles. The beaches at Porthtowan and Portreath on the north coast are both 6 miles away, and the famous resorts of Newquay and St Ives are just a 30 minute drive respectively.

The cathedral city of Truro and the glorious Roseland Peninsula can be reached in 20 minutes by car. There are numerous gardens within easy reach and a watersports centre at Stithians Lake 4 miles away. There is a golf course 5 miles away, riding stables close by and the Cornish Way Coast to Coast Cycle Trail is nearby with bicycle hire available from Bissoe Tramways.

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