Making footprints in the sand for the first time, building sandcastles together on the beach, family picnics and BBQ’s, and enjoying ice cream with a view…Cornwall is a fantastic holiday destination to create long-lasting memories together.
Whether you’re a family of four or a clan of ten planning a multi-generational adventure, you can be sure to find your ideal family friendly holiday home here in Cornwall.
Escape to Cornwall for a family adventure on the coast. Links Loft in Bude is perfect for a family of four and is located just a short walk away from the golden sand at Crooklets beach. This seaside apartment has an outdoor area with chairs and bean bags for enjoying lunch al fresco, or reading books in the sunshine, whilst indoors there’s a comfy sofa and board games to keep everyone entertained.
A dog bed and bowls are provided if you want to bring your pooch along too, and you’ll be perfectly placed for exploring the nearby beaches and coastal paths. Children will love splashing about at Bude sea pool, playing games on the beach and having a go at surfing or another watersport. A travel cot and high chair can be provided if required and the property is also available for short breaks.
Resoon in Mousehole is a spacious four bedroom property with incredible panoramic sea views. With space for up to eight people, this ocean front apartment is perfect for larger families planning a coastal break together. Outdoors there’s enough seating for everyone to enjoy a meal with a sea view and indoors there’s a comfy living room, plus a cosy snug area with bean bags, an Xbox and games.
Enjoy a walk down to Mousehole harbour or over to the fishing port of Newlyn, or spend the day at Roskilly beach. The spacious garden is ideal for children and wagging-tailed family members (the property accepts 2 dogs) and there’s plenty of beautiful scenery to explore from your doorstep.
2 Tregenna Terrace
Imagine waking up to idyllic views across St Ives Bay and finishing the day with an evening BBQ, from your sea view rooftop terrace. 2 Tregenna Terrace is a spacious and contemporary holiday home in St Ives, which is perfect for large families of up to eight people.
This impressive coastal property boasts two comfy lounges, both with sea views, as well as parking space for two cars right outside the door. Up to two dogs are welcome and there’s plenty of space in the garden for everyone to relax, plus spectacular coastal walks from the doorstep. If the weather is too chilly for a BBQ, why not snuggle up indoors by the woodburner and enjoy some quality family time.
Get away from it all at this hidden escape on the outskirts of Bude, surrounded by rolling hills and stunning countryside views. Songbirds is a sixteenth century farmhouse that has been stunningly renovated and restored. Expect luxury bathrooms, opulent bedrooms and extravagant oversized sofas; Songbirds has been designed with comfort in mind.
The underfloor heating makes the property cosy in winter and the sitting room is bright and welcoming, with the added bonus of an additional mezzanine lounge area. There’s plenty of space for the whole family to snuggle up indoors after a long walk in the countryside, and outdoors there’s a fire pit with chairs, a BBQ and a pizza oven for long summer evenings. The property sleeps six plus one canine.
You’ll feel totally relaxed at Blue Waters in Newlyn as soon as you arrive. This contemporary holiday home sleeps four and is perfect for a family getaway. The panoramic sea views from the open plan living area are mesmerising and offer the perfect backdrop for socialising together.
Blue Waters benefits from its own games room with a table tennis table, Nintendo Wii, books and games to keep the kids entertained while the adults enjoy a drink with a wonderful sea view. There’s plenty to do nearby including the popular Newlyn Filmhouse, shops and galleries, and lovely restaurants.
St Nicholas Cottage
St Nicholas Cottage is located right in the heart of St Ives, just metres from Porthgwidden beach. This fantastic property sleeps ten, making it ideal for extended family gatherings and celebrations. Enjoy a film together in the cosy living room or gather around the outdoor seating area for a picnic or barbecue.
There’s a separate snug area where the kids can watch some TV on comfy bean bags, if you manage to drag them away from the beach! Porthgwidden beach is perfect for paddling, sandcastles and beach games, whilst there are plenty of shops, galleries and restaurants in St Ives town.
Oyston Park Cottage, Bude
Whisk the whole family away on an exciting coastal adventure at Oyston Park Cottage. Perfectly located just up the hill from the Bude Canal, and the pretty and vibrant wharf area, this charming cottage sleeps four and has plenty of space for everyone to enjoy a relaxing holiday; even the pooch can come along!
Nestled nicely at the end of its own private, brick paved driveway, it enjoys a very pretty, enclosed patio garden, which is the perfect sun trap. Just a few minutes' walk from Bude town centre, you will find a variety of restaurants, cafes, shops and the larger beaches of Summerleaze and Crooklets nearby. The location here is perfect for everyone, as it's ideal for easy strolls to the beach, the town and the canal side.
Harmony Cottage, St Ives
This beautiful home from home is a lovely setting for a special family holiday. Harmony Cottage in St Ives sleeps four and is a traditional Cornish cottage which still retains many of its original features, including impressive granite walls and characterful beamed ceilings.
Beaches, shops and restaurants are just a short walk away, whilst the well-equipped kitchen and comfy living area have everything you need for a cosy evening in. The children’s room has lovely bunk beds and thoughtful finishing touches, such as toys and games. There’s also an additional travel cot if required.
This seaside escape is positioned in a fantastic location, just a short walk from Praa Sands beach. Rosemary is a dog-friendly holiday home with vibrant interiors and has everything you need for a fun-filled family getaway.
The children’s table and chairs in the kitchen is a thoughtful touch, enabling guests to keep an eye on the little ones whilst they’re cooking up a storm in the kitchen. It’s the perfect property for families who love to explore, with a storage room for wet suits, bikes and wellies, and an outdoor shower to rinse off muddy paws and boots.
Just a stone’s throw from the gorgeous sandy beach at Praa Sands, Surfside is a beautiful coastal retreat for a family of six. Gather around the woodburner in the bright and comfy living room or tuck into some delicious food on the decking, listening to the sound of the sea.
The additional snug area offers a secret hideaway for kids, complete with comfy seating, TV, books and games. When you return from a day at the beach, there’s a handy outside shower to rinse off the sea salt and sand, plus a barbecue and chiminea to light in the evening.
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