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Ludgvan, near Penzance, Cornwall
The Piggery (UKC1540)
The perfect location for exploring west Cornwall between St Ives and Penzance. The Piggery is a one bedroom, single-storey, detached….
Buryas Bridge, near Penzance, Cornwall
Lower Trembath (UKC1516)
Lower Trembath is perfect for family gatherings, special occasions or those looking for a relaxing and tranquil setting. This delightful,….
St Wenn, near Bodmin, Cornwall
Bryn Cottage (UKC1475)
Bryn Cottage is in a fabulous rural location, just 6 miles from the coast and the wonderful beaches of north….
Jacobstow, near Bude, Cornwall
Beckaveans Granary (UKC1451)
Ground Floor:Living room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player and slate floor.Dining room: With slate floor.Kitchen: With electric oven,….
This ‘n’ That (UKC1455)
Situated in the historic village of Tintagel, in North Cornwall, this cosy, contemporary ground floor apartment makes the ideal base….
Mevagissey, near St Austell, Cornwall
Casa Mia (UKC1285)
Casa Mia is a well-presented, single-storey apartment, which is tucked away in a quiet area of Mevagissey with only a….
Redruth, near Portreath, Cornwall
The Cottage (UKC707)
The Cottage is a detached, 200-year-old Cornish mining property, close to the owner’s home, set off the road and accessed….
Trelayna is a beautifully presented, spacious detached house within easy walking distance of the historic town of Camelford, and just….
Why You Should Rent a Holiday Cottage in Cornwall
A county surrounded by, defined by and occasionally battered by water. Take a holiday cottage in Cornwall and you’re never far from it; if you like towering cliffs and crashing waves, hidden coves and harbours full of working fishing boats, this is the place for you.
But there’s another side to it too. As Cornwall pushes west, it also pushes south, and the relatively mild climate means you can find lush exotic gardens just a little way inland.
An Unmatched Coastline
Cornwall accounts for nearly half the total length of the South West Coastal path – 300 miles out of 630. It’s wilder on the Atlantic coast, but the south still has its fair share of drama, including the Lizard Peninsula – an endlessly explorable grab-bag of rocky outcrops and sandy beaches, and the most southerly point on the UK mainland. Take a holiday cottage on the north coast to be within reach of surfing hotspots Rock and Fistral Beach, as well as Padstow, made famous by celebrity chef Rick Stein.
Fresh Fish and Seafood
From the famous pilchards (aka sardines) to local crab and lobster, it’s here in abundance and it’s as fresh as you could wish for. Most fishing charter companies will let you keep your catch – so if you’ve rented a cottage you can whisk it back to your own kitchen and tuck in knowing you caught it yourself just a few hours ago. Finally, don’t leave before trying a Cornish cream tea, with lashings of strawberry jam and clotted cream – the perfect pick-me-up after a long hike or a day on the water.
They’re endlessly varied and constantly surprising. Try Glendurgan, which tumbles into a steep gorge and emerges onto a picture-postcard pebble beach by the Helford River; the small but riotously colourful Hidden Valley; and of course the huge Eden Project, one of the most influential ecotourism projects in the world. For something more formal, head to Mount Edgcumbe House, whose Grade I-listed gardens feature English, French and Italian styles.
Cosy quayside bars with wooden interiors and nautical memorabilia on the walls; patios and beer gardens where you can relax in the late afternoon sun while boats bob up and down on the water. Cornwall does pubs exceptionally well, and real ale fans will love sampling the wares of much-loved regional breweries such as Skinners, Sharp’s and St Austell. More of a cider fan? Head to Healey’s near Truro, a working farm where you can see the process from orchard to barrel – and taste the results for yourself.
A holiday cottage in Cornwall puts you in a landscape of big characters and big stories, from notorious smugglers to hardworking fishermen and miners. Redruth is the place for mining heritage, with East Pool Mine and Tolgus Tin Mill both nearby, and you’ll find the fun, interactive National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, which buzzes with creatives from the local arts college. If you’re a big art fan, you’ll also want to visit St Ives, whose light, airy Tate Gallery overlooks Porthmeor beach.