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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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Queensgate in London Apprentice, Cornwall, South West England

Queensgate, London Apprentice, Cornwall

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £260 to £494

Self catering accommodation in London Apprentice sleeps 3.

Accommodation overview: A semi detached cottage set within a small hamlet about 2 miles from the coast at Pentewan which can be reached by car or by cycle path alongside the river. Set to one side of the Mevagissey road and fronted by a small but very pretty walled and gated garden it is entered via a side path to a service courtyard at one side.

A door opens directly into a small fitted kitchen with a glazed door leading into an attractive beamed sitting / dining room with comfortable seating and a fireplace with an electric fire at the further end.

Open tread stairs go directly up to the first floor where there is a bathroom W.C. with hand basin, bath and shower cubicle and a bedroom with a double bed. A traditional staircase continues up to the top floor and a delightful bedroom with a 4ft double bed. There is a useful shed for bike and beach gear storage.

A small shop about 150 yards away has long opening hours during the season There is a bistro restaurant in the village and a pub a short walk away. Pentewan village about 2 miles has a pub, restaurant and small shops. Ideally situated for touring the County, the cottage is approximately midway between the Lost Gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project, with beaches and golf courses within easy reach.

On one side of the valley between London Apprentice and Pentewan is the beautiful and ancient Kings Wood popular with walkers and cyclists. St Austell 2 miles has a leisure centre, shops and cinema and its main line railway station and bus terminus can be easily accessed from a bus stop at London Apprentice. The picturesque harbours of Mevagissey and Charlestown are approximately 4 miles.

Please note:-
departure time for this property is 10am.


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Crumpet Cottage in Mylor Bridge, Cornwall, South West England

Crumpet Cottage, Mylor Bridge, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £296 to £630

Self catering accommodation in Mylor Bridge sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: An attractively renovated traditional terraced cottage in a quiet village lane in the heart of Mylor Bridge.

Entered from the lane via two granite steps into a pretty slate floored lobby with glazed roof which has a useful cloaks area leading to a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath to one side. From the lobby an inner door opens to the dining area of an L shaped kitchen fitted with Maple units. A step down leads into a light and pretty sitting room with an electric fire in the hearth.

Stairs wind up from the dining area to two cottage bedrooms, a double and a twin bedded room, both with corner basins and views across the village gardens. Across the lane is a parking space for one car and further free parking in the nearby car park. There are gated steps up to a very pretty flat lawned garden which is not totally pet proof and very young children will require supervision.

The pub, small shops and Mylor's tidal creek are only a couple of minutes walk away, the Pandora Inn and Mylor Harbour, where there is a marina and boat hire, is 2 miles and Falmouth is 5 miles.



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Treath in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Treath, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £345 to £805

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: Treath provides cosy and relaxed accommodation in one of two luxury holiday lodges situated within the Mawgan Porth Eco Village. Decorated and furnished to a high standard, the property forms one of a pair and is perfect for couples wishing to get away from it all.

The property which is arranged on one level is accessed via one steep step and a gate into the small garden area and the sliding doors open into a light and cosy living area with lounge seating and electric living flame fire. The lounge joins seamlessly with the kitchen/ dining area with well equipped and modern fitted kitchen.

Off the main lounge area, a doorway leads to one king-size bedroom (5ft) with en-suite shower room and WC and a roll-top bath which is positioned within the bedroom. A glazed doorway leads from the bedroom into the rear lawned woodland area.

Back in the main lounge/ kitchen/ diner, the large French sliding windows provide access onto a patio outside with patio furniture with the addition of a small lawn. Treath provides one parking space nearby with additional parking on site.



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Lowenek in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Lowenek, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £450 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Decorated and furnished to a good standard, Lowenek provides cosy and attractive accommodation which is perfect for small family gatherings and couples. The property forms one of four superior semi-detached terraced cottages and offers wonderful countryside views.

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. Pets must be supervised as the terrace is not enclosed. Lowenek provides parking for one car adjacent to the property with additional parking on site.



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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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Woodlands Cottage in Grampound Road, Cornwall, South West England

Woodlands Cottage, Grampound Road, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £299 to £679

Self catering accommodation in Grampound Road sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Nestling in a small peaceful hamlet on the southern edge of Trenowth Wood in an area of outstanding natural beauty, centrally located midway between Truro and St Austell. This comfortable double glazed single storey cottage in lovely countryside, recently converted from a 17th century barn with exposed beams and quarry tile flooring throughout, is set to one side of the owners home around an attractive courtyard.

Entered from the patio area, one step leads up to the front door which opens directly into a light and pleasant sitting room with a restful seating area and sash windows that look out over the courtyard garden which is for the sole use of the visitors, and an arched doorway leads through to a traditionally furnished dining room with a well equipped kitchen area.

At one end of the cottage is a twin bedded room with an en suite bathroom W.C. with wash basin and a bath with hand shower fitment, and at the other end is a bedroom with a 5ft double, a door out to the enclosed garden, and an en suite shower room W.C. with hand basin. There are no internal steps making the accommodation ideal for the less mobile, and parking for one car is in a garage at the rear of the property.

The area abounds with country footpaths and woodland walks. Within a 10 mile radius there are several lovely beaches on the south coast, Newquay on the north coast, and many gardens open to the public including The Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Trewithen. The nearest pub and village store / P.O. is in Grampound Road 2 miles, larger shops are available in St Austell approximately 6 miles.


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Song of the Sea in St Ives, Cornwall, South West England

Song of the Sea, St Ives, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £306 to £685

Self catering accommodation in St Ives sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: With a glorious view over the rooftops to the harbour and across St Ives Bay, this first floor apartment is one of three recently converted from an original Presbytery set right in the heart of the picturesque harbour town of St Ives. This double glazed, light and airy apartment offers warm and comfortable year round accommodation and is just a short stroll from the harbour and the splendid sandy beaches that form a golden fringe around the town.

Accessed from the bustling main street, a couple of steps lead up to the communal hallway and an internal railed stairway leads to the private front door on the first floor which opens to a carpeted hallway. Furnished in a contemporary style, the accommodation comprises of a living room with a smartly fitted kitchen area, comfortable lounge seating and a dining suite next to a large window with delightful views extending over the rooftops across St Ives Bay and out to sea.

There are two pleasantly furnished bedrooms in a crisp dcor on the landward side; a spacious master bedroom with a 5ft double, and one with a standard double bed and the original ornamental fireplace. To complete the accommodation, there is a modern shower room W.C. with hand basin and heated towel rail accessed from the hallway. The bell of the Sacred Heart and St la church attached only rings on a Sunday morning.

There are a wide selection of shops, restaurants, pubs and art galleries within easy walking distance, as are several sandy beaches, the nearest being either the Harbour or Porthminster Blue Flag beach which also has a watersports centre.

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 incorporating the South West Coastal Path. A local bus service operates to Penzance, Hayle, St Agnes, Perranporth & Newquay and this apartment is also conveniently located for the railway station if wishing to holiday without a car.

Please note: No cot travel cot/carrycot accepted. Weekly car park ticket currently costs 35.



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Sea Merchant House in Penzance, Cornwall, South West England

Sea Merchant House, Penzance, Cornwall

Sleeps 9
Weekly price range £996 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Penzance sleeps 9.

Accommodation overview: With partial sea views and just 500 yards from the harbour of Penzance, this mid terrace Georgian house, extended in Victorian times, is tucked away in a quiet residential no through road. Double fronted, the property offers spacious family accommodation arranged on three floors with high ceilings, sash windows and some of the original wooden window shutters.

Approached from the narrow lane, a neat path leads through the walled and gated garden with a small lawn to the front entrance porch and from there into a central hallway with reception rooms on either side. To the left is a comfortable sitting room with lounge seating for five arranged before the fireplace, and an inter connecting day room with a piano,seating for fourand French Windows opening to a shelteredsunken garden with outdoor seating.

On the opposite side of the hall, there is a second sitting room with comfortable seating for five set before the open fire and a spacious kitchen / dining room at the rear with shaker style fitted units and a large bay window overlooking the Georgian sunken garden. In one corner of the kitchen, four unrailed steps lead up to a rear lobby with space for beachgear and a back door opens to a walled and gated gravel terrace and parking area for two cars.

Stairs from the main hallway lead down to the lower ground floor where there are a coats area and a utility room with W.C., shower cubicle, Belfast sink and laundry facilities. The first floor accommodation comprises of five pleasant bedrooms and a family bathroom W.C. with wash basin, shower cubicle and a bath with hand shower attachment.

There are two double bedrooms at the rear of the property, one with a double bed and the other with a 6ft bed; and three front facing bedrooms with oblique sea views over the rooftops and with a 5ft bed, a single, and twin beds respectively. There is parking available for 2 cars.

The attractive town centre with an extensive range of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars are within a quarter of a mile, as is the bus and railway station in the town. A daily ferry service also operate from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. A lovely level promenade and the Jubilee open air bathing pools are less than a mile away and Marazion, 2 miles, has beautiful sandy beaches and a causeway leading to St Michaels Mount. The picturesque villages of Newlyn and Mousehole are just a short drive away.

Please note:
Towels areavailable at 4 per person per week payable on arrival.


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Ten Steps in Polperro, Cornwall, South West England

Ten Steps, Polperro, Cornwall

Sleeps 3
Weekly price range £258 to £489

Self catering accommodation in Polperro sleeps 3.

Accommodation overview: With superb harbour and coastline views from the garden, this grade II listed traditional terraced cottage with accommodation on three floors is tucked into a traffic free area known as The Warren lying in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Polperro.

Set to one side of a narrow lane that forms part of the South West Coast Path, this quaint cottage benefits from its own unique sun terrace and summerhouse and retains great charm and character with low beamed ceilings and doorways.

Sharing an outer front door and lobby, the inner glazed door opens directly into a rustic beamed kitchen/diner with a bespoke galley kitchen, pine dining suite with a glimpse of the harbour and at the rear, a compact shower room W.C. with hand basin.

A rather steep and narrow rope railed stairway leads up to a cosy sitting room on the first floor with a board and beam ceiling, comfortable lounge seating including a sofa bed, an electric log effect fire and the sound of the sea filling the window. There is also a stable door opening out to a railed flight of ten steps that lead down to the pedestrian lane from which the cottage takes its name and offers an alternative, slightly easier access to the property.

A further steep staircase continues up to the second floor and two cottage style bedrooms; the master bedroom with a 4ft double enjoying a birds eye view overlooking the working fishing harbour and a small single bedroom at the rear with trundle bed. There are electric convector heaters in both bedrooms.

From the latter, a low door gives access to the rear hillside garden with nine steps that lead up to a sheltered paved patio and a further nine steps continue up to a south facing wooden sun deck with summerhouse and glorious views over the harbour, rugged cliffs and far out to sea. Young children and pets will require supervision outside.

There is one reserved parking space in the main village car park just under half a mile away and approximately a 10 minute walk - there is no vehicle access to the property however a luggage taxi service is available.

The many cafes, restaurants, pubs, galleries and local shops are close at hand as is the Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing. Seasonal pleasure boat trips depart from the harbour, and the coastal footpath offers fine walks eastwards to Talland Bay & Looe, and westbound to Lansallos & Polruan.

There is a small sandy beach that sits outside the harbour walls and is accessible during low tide, and further beaches can be found along the coast at Talland, Lantivet and Lantic Bays. Looe is 4 miles by road and Fowey 7 miles via the Bodinnick ferry. This property can be rented with next door but one Warren Cottage for larger parties.

Please note: Towels are not supplied. No cot carrycot/travel cot accepted.



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Warren Cottage in Polperro, Cornwall, South West England

Warren Cottage, Polperro, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £328 to £679

Self catering accommodation in Polperro sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: Enjoying wonderful harbour and sea views from most windows, this grade II listed 18th century former fishermans cottage is located in The Warren, a quintessentially Cornish traffic free area, offering light and airy accommodation on three floors.

Set right in the heart of the pretty village of Polperro with a picturesque harbour and the South West Coast Path on the doorstep, this quaint cottage is ideally situated only a few paces from the quayside and is entered from the narrow pedestrian lane.

Three steep steps lead up to the stable front door which opens directly into a spacious beamed kitchen/diner with an attractive run of pine kitchen units, a rustic dining suite and fine views of the fishing boats in the harbour from both a cushioned window seat and the stable door.

From the kitchen, a carpeted staircase leads up to a lovely beamed sitting room with comfortable lounge seating and two sunny window seats overlooking the active fishing harbour below. To complete the first floor accommodation there is a fully tiled shower room W.C. with hand basin at the rear.

In one corner, a further staircase continues up to the top floor landing and two cosy bedrooms with hip shaped ceilings, some of the original 300 year old exposed beams and a double and twin beds respectively. The former enjoys a birds eye view across the harbour towards the original net houses and Peak Rock, Polperros iconic rock and far out to sea.

Although the cottage has no garden, the front steps provide an excellent vantage point to sit and enjoy the sun and there are also plenty of places to sit around the quay and watch the boats entering and leaving the harbour. There is one reserved parking space in a private garage just under half a mile away and approximately a 10 minute walk - there is no vehicle access to the property however a luggage taxi service is available.

Formerly the birthplace of Jonathan Couch a distinguished local historian, details can be found in the Heritage Museum of Smuggling and Fishing nearby. The many cafes, restaurants, pubs, galleries and local shops are close at hand as is Polperro Model Village and Land of Legend. Seasonal pleasure boat trips depart from the harbour, and the coastal footpath offers fine walks eastwards to Talland Bay & Looe, and westbound to Lansallos & Polruan.

There is a small sandy beach that sits outside the harbour walls and is accessible during low tide, and further beaches can be found along the coast at Talland, Lantivet and Lantic Bays. Looe is 4 miles by road and Fowey 7 miles via the Bodinnick ferry. This property can be rented with next door but one Ten Steps for larger parties.

Please note: Towels are not supplied.



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Karrek in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Karrek, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £775 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Karrek provides luxurious accommodation and is one of eight architecturally designed eco properties. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, Karrek provides luxurious and spacious living along with an attractive outside space for relaxation.

Karrek is detached and uses sustainable, natural materials and timbers along with solar panels to provide excellent insulation whilst taking care of the planet. Arranged on one floor and on entering the property, a hallway divides and to one side is the spacious lounge/ kitchen/ diner with wood burner and French windows which open onto the decking area and garden via steps. The dining area sits adjacent to the well equipped kitchen and the open plan design makes Karrek perfect for families and group gatherings.

On the other side of the hallway, the property provides three bedrooms. One double bedroom is situated on one side of the corridor and opposite is a twin bedroom with standard size twin beds. A separate bathroom with bath and hand held shower and WC is situated next door to the bedrooms. At the end of the corridor, a doorway leads into a spacious king size (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and WC.

The decking extends along the front of the property to the small lawned garden area with garden seating and an additional flight of steps at the rear lead up to a hilltop bench seat. Karrek provides one parking space nearby to the property with additional parking on site.

The property is accessed via four steps from the parking area.



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Fraggle Rock in Port Isaac, Cornwall, South West England

Fraggle Rock, Port Isaac, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £351 to £756

Self catering accommodation in Port Isaac sleeps 4.

Accommodation overview: With partial views of the coastline and out to sea, this charming former coastguard cottage is set in a slightly elevated position above the lovely old Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac with the advantage of on-site parking. One of a small row of double glazed cottages set in a quiet sheltered courtyard; it is just a couple of minutes walk down the hill to the picturesque harbour, famously known as the fictional setting of Doc Martin.

The front door opens to a useful entrance lobby with cloaks cupboard and an inner door leads directly into a fully fitted kitchen/diner with a Cornish slate floor and dining table and chairs arranged in one corner. To one side, an attractive warm and cosy sitting room has natural exposed stonework on one wall, a pine dresser and comfortable lounge seating arranged before the stone fireplace housing the multi fuel burner.

In one corner of the sitting room, cottage stairs lead directly up to a small first floor landing, a modern shower room W.C. with heated towel rail and two pleasantly furnished bedrooms each with a wash basin. There is a double bedroom and a master bedroom with the choice of a 6ft double or 3ft zip linked twin beds; both bedrooms have oblique views over the village, headland and sea.

From the latter, an unusual first floor French door opens to a stoutly built wooden bridge leading directly out to the enclosed rear garden partly terraced into the hillside with steps up to a sloping lawn and a decked patio with views over the cottage rooftops to the sea and cliffs. There is parking for one car directly outside the property and all the village amenities are a short walk down the steep hill where there are several good restaurants serving freshly caught fish and it is usually possible to watch the singers the Fishermans Friends perform on the quayside in summer evenings.

There is also a pub offering food and a supermarket at the top of the village and for a wider choice of amenities the market town of Wadebridge is about 9 miles. Port Isaac and Port Gaverne have small shingly beaches at low tide and the glorious sandy beaches on the Camel Estuary, including Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rock are all approximately a 15 minute drive. The South West Coast Path meanders out of the village in both directions offering spectacular scenery and there are watersports and three golf courses within easy reach.



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