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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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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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Wild Rose in Treligga, Cornwall, South West England

Wild Rose, Treligga, Cornwall

Sleeps 4
Weekly price range £301 to £654

Self catering accommodation in Treligga sleeps 4.

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

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

Please note: Towels are not available.

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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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Arvor in Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, South West England

Arvor, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £345 to £805

Self catering accommodation in Mawgan Porth sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: Arvor has been decorated and furnished to a high standard and provides a perfect warm and cosy environment for couples wishing to get away from it all. The property which is light and airy forms just one of two luxury holiday lodges situated within the Mawgan Porth Eco Village.

The property is arranged on one floor and is accessed via a gate into the small patio garden area. The sliding doors open into the cosy living area with lounge seating and electric living flame fire. The lounge joins seamlessly with the dining area and 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.

Back in the main lounge/ kitchen/ diner, the large sliding windows provide access onto the secluded patio and terrace with small lawn and patio furniture. Arvor provides one parking space nearby with additional parking on site.

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Flora Dora in Mylor Bridge, Cornwall, South West England

Flora Dora, Mylor Bridge, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £386 to £839

Self catering accommodation in Mylor Bridge sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Just five minutes walk from the head of Mylor Creek and local shops and only a 15 minute drive to the Cathedral City Truro and the historic nautical town of Falmouth, this detached, light and pleasantly furnished bungalow in a mature enclosed garden is set in a quiet residential close offering a convenient base for touring.

Approached from a sloping driveway with parking for two cars a step and front door opens into an entrance hall with an adjacent twin bedroom and en suite shower, hand basin and a separate cloakroom W.C. An inner glazed door leads into an open plan living room with comfortable lounge seating and picture window with partial creek views over the rooftops and access to the light conservatory leading out to the sun deck and garden. At the rear is a dining area with door to the well fitted spacious kitchen, small utility and access to the rear garden.

From the dining area a door leads to an inner hall off which are two light and airy bedrooms, a 6ft double and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, W.C and basin and a twin with en-suite bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, W.C and hand basin. The large enclosed sheltered garden extends round three sides of the property and has a decking area, mature shrubs, a sloping lawn and an elevated sunny patio. A wooden shed offers storage for bikes and beach gear and there is access to the open drive via two gates.

Mylor Bridge just a five minute walk has local shops, a pub, playing field with views of the tidal creek. A Marina and boat hire is 2 miles away at Mylor Harbour next to the Pandora Inn. The cathedral city of Truro is 8 miles, there is a golf course and horse riding nearby, and Bissoe bike hire have a good selection of cycles to explore the picturesque Coast to Coast cycle trail.

Falmouth with a variety of glorious sandy beaches is 5 miles and there is also a plenitude of public and National Trust gardens to visit in the area. Flora Dora offers an ideal base from which to explore the inland and coastal locations of this area.

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Rosehill Cottage in St Breward, Cornwall, South West England

Rosehill Cottage, St Breward, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £386 to £839

Self catering accommodation in St Breward sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Rosehill Cottage is perfectly situated within the small picturesque village of St Breward, and is nestled away with a large garden and views across the valley. The property which is full of character features and dates back to the 18th century but was recently renovated to provide a wonderful home for a family or couples alike. Rosehill Cottage is a tranquil retreat for guests wishing to escape from it all, yet provides easy access to many magnificent beaches on the North Cornish Coast, as well as the popular fishing towns of Padstow and Port Isaac which is famously known for the Doc Martin series.

With parking for 3 cars outside the property, Rosehill Cottage is accessed via a few small steps and leads straight into a traditional dining room with wood burning stove and original tiled flooring. To one side, a doorway leads into a cosy lounge which provides an open fireplace, television and views across the garden. Straight through from the dining room, a well-equipped galley style kitchen is to the left which also provides a stable door with access straight back into the garden. On the other side of the hallway, the sole bathroom with shower over, WC, basin and traditional tiled flooring is based on the ground floor adjacent to the kitchen and sits at the bottom of the wooden staircase that leads up to the first floor landing.

On the first floor there are two double bedrooms both with standard sized double beds, plus two additional spacious single bedrooms which sit either side of the upstairs landing. To the front of the property there is a large stone driveway which can park up to three cars. The generous sized garden with garden furniture provides views across the valley.

The moorland village of St Breward is the highest and largest on Bodmin Moor. The village provides its own Post Office, village store and The Old Inn pub with restaurant (dating back to the 11th century). The Camel Trail is also very popular with cyclists and easily accessible from the property. A 10 mile drive will take you to the popular fishing villages on the north coast such as Trebarwith, Port Isaac and Polzeath and the larger towns of Bodmin, Wadebridge and Camelford are all within a 10 mile radius.

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The Old Forge in Bossiney, Cornwall, South West England

The Old Forge, Bossiney, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £336 to £599

Self catering accommodation in Bossiney sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: A pretty 17th century detached cottage full of charm and character, the old forge was once part of the Earl of Wharncliffe's estate and is set beside a narrow road in the ancient borough of Bossiney, just half a mile from Tintagel, the legendary birthplace of King Arthur and a 10 minute walk from Bossiney Cove.

Sympathetically furnished to compliment many original features, the cottage has slight changes of level and is entered from the road by a few steps leading up to the front porch and an inner glazed door opens directly into a light and sunny sitting room with an electric living flame fire in the stone fireplace, warm and comfortably furnished.

An inner hallway leads to a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath and an attractive double bedroom, with a 5ft bed and deep window seat looking across to the methodist chapel and Bossiney Mound, famed for where Sir Francis Drake was proclaimed MP.

A pleasant dining room, with oil fired Rayburn for background heat in the colder months, still has the original ledge and brace door leading out to an extension at the rear with a bright and spacious modern fitted kitchen with a double oven and a window overlooking the sheltered garden. The back door opens from here to a pretty little cottage garden with mature shrubs and 3 steps leading up to the lawn area surrounded by a cornish stone and hedge border.

Parking for one car is available on the sloping drive at one end of the property. The nearest beach is Bossiney Cove which has fine sand at low tide reached by a 10 minute walk down a fairly steep incline. The famous ruins of Tintagel castle and Merlins sea cave below are approximately 1 and a half miles. King Arthurs Great Halls / Information Centre and a good selection of local shops, pubs and restaurants are within one mile. The attractive NT harbour at Boscastle is 3 miles and the coastal footpath is very close by leading to the dramatic Rocky Valley. St Nectans Glen is approximately 1 mile.

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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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Stable Cottage in Treligga, Cornwall, South West England

Stable Cottage, Treligga, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £285 to £484

Self catering accommodation in Treligga sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: A single storey detached barn within the grounds of Treligga Farm Cottages, slightly set apart from the main courtyard yet within easy reach via a gated path. The cottage was once a stable housing the pony which pulled the family in their trap to market, but now offers warm and cosy, double glazed accommodation all year round.

The front door leads through a small sunroom into a pretty beamed living room with partial sea views, a fitted kitchen area, comfortable seating and dining space. Leading off the hall is a bathroom W.C. with shower over a whirlpool bath and hand basin, and at the opposite end, two steps lead down to an attractive beamed double bedroom with a four poster bed and wash basin and a large window looking out across the countryside towards the sea.

There is a small patio adjacent to the cottage and ample parking is also provided. Port Isaac 6 miles and Delabole 3 miles have a selection of local shops and public houses.

Please note: Towels are not available.

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Clarendon House in Fowey, Cornwall, South West England

Clarendon House, Fowey, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £842 to £2

Self catering accommodation in Fowey sleeps 6.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Honnor Cottage, St. Buryan, Cornwall

Sleeps 2
Weekly price range £238 to £400

Self catering accommodation in St. Buryan sleeps 2.

Accommodation overview: Only three miles from the beautiful beach at Porthcurno, also home to the renowned open-air Minack Theatre, this traditional grade II listed terraced cottage is set in the quiet village of St Buryan.

Approached through a pretty little walled and gated garden, the front door opens to an entrance porch with coat pegs and an inner door leads directly into a warm and cosy sitting/dining room with a beamed ceiling, a large granite hearth housing the stove and a window overlooking the hedged front lawn. Beyond the living room, a short hallway gives access to a neatly fitted kitchen with rustic pine units and a low doorway, and a back door opens to the sheltered rear garden.

A rather steep and narrow carpeted staircase leads up to a small landing, a bathroom W.C. with hand basin and shower over the bath and a pine furnished double bedroom with scatter rugs on the rustic wood floorboards, some exposed granite stone and wooden shutters across the double glazed windows. There is unrestricted roadside parking outside the cottage and the village pub and general store/P.O. are only a two minute walk away.

The golden sands at Sennen, Lands End, Lamorna Cove, Mousehole and Penzance are all within a 5 mile radius, and St Ives is also within easy reach. The dramatic south west coast path has stunning views across the sea and a scenic circular bus route follows the coastal road around West Penwith. There is also a ferry service from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly.

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Gannel Cottage in Pentire, Cornwall, South West England

Gannel Cottage, Pentire, Cornwall

Sleeps 6
Weekly price range £467 to £1

Self catering accommodation in Pentire sleeps 6.

Accommodation overview: Less than a ten minute walk from Fistral beach and with delightful views of the Gannel Estuary and National Trust land towards Crantock beach, this comfortable and spacious split level detached house is set on the hillside just half a mile from Pentire Headland. The house was architecturally designed in the 1970's and still retains the charm of the era. It is perfectly situated in a sheltered position on a south facing slope with lovely coastal walks nearby and just a mile from the harbour and town of Newquay.

Approached from the gated driveway where there is parking for 2 cars, a few steps lead down through the garden to the front door which opens to an entrance hallway at mid level and an adjacent twin bedroom overlooking the tree shaded lawn. From the hallway, a short flight of carpeted stairs leads up to a large open plan split level dining and living area. The bright and sunny sitting area has comfortable leather furniture. The lounge opens out through wide patio doors to a timber railed balcony. From here there are stunning views over the rear garden and the tidal estuary across to Crantock beach and the sea beyond. Also on this level is a well equipped fitted kitchen sharing the same marvellous views.

On the ground floor there is a shower room W.C. with hand basin, a bathroom W.C. with vanity basin and sunken bath. There are two further bedrooms; a twin bedded room and the master bedroom with a 5ft double and views of the River Gannel.

At the rear of the property, a pretty landscaped garden built into the hillside has a paved terrace with lovely views of the river Gannel as the tide ebbs and flows.There are several areas of lawn well screened with mature trees and shrubs. Beyond the gate at the bottom of the garden, a rough hillside path with a very steep descent leads to the water front where it is possible to swim when the tide is in only for the more adventurous.

The nearest pub and local store are within a ten minute walk and for a wider choice of shops, pubs and restaurants Newquay is one mile. There are several excellent beaches nearby, including Crantock and Fistral with its fine golden sands and surfing centre which is the nearest about half a mile away. There is an abundance of visitor attractions in Newquay including a cinema, zoo, aquarium and waterworld leisure park. Riding stables, golf, a bowling alley and boating lake are all close by and a regular bus service operates to Newquay town and railway station. It is also within easy driving distance to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Watergate Bay and Rick Steins in Padstow.

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