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10 gorgeous homes away from home

Get away from it all in a seaside setting, but with all the comforts of home. We’ve selected ten of our gorgeous homes away from home across Cornwall for your perusal, or you can browse all of our holiday cottages and apartments here >

Net Loft, Mevagissey

Escape to an idyllic Cornish fishing village at this welcoming cottage in Mevagissey. Net Loft sleeps 4 and has a beautiful open plan living area which is perfect for enjoying dinner together or playing a board game by the woodburner. This homely property has been designed with comfort in mind and is perfect for a romantic break or for a family getaway by the sea. The surrounding area is great for outdoor adventures, with breathtaking scenery to explore either walking, cycling or on the water. Net Loft is dog-friendly, so you can take the wagging-tailed member of your family on your adventures too. 

Mincarlo House, Newquay

Dating back to 1750, this characterful holiday home is a unique base from which to explore Newquay and the north coast. Sleeping 6, Mincarlo House is ideal for families or friends wishing to explore this popular part of Cornwall. Up to two dogs are welcome at this charming property, which is surrounded by spectacular scenery and coastal walks. Not only will you have easy access to the south west coast path, Newquay’s shops, cafes, pubs and bars can be reached easily on foot. Plus, Great Western Beach and Towan Beach are right on the doorstep, where you can find beach bars, watersport centres and fantastic coastal scenery. This part of Cornwall is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, so you can enjoy an evening drink by the beach, or return to Mincarlo House for a cosy night in front of the woodburner.

Sunny Bank, Mevagissey

Sunny Bank is a bright and airy cottage with gorgeous coastal themed interiors and everything you need for a relaxing break. This characterful property sleeps 4, has a small patio area and a parking space, so it’s very convenient for exploring the beaches and harbour towns on the south coast, and visiting The Eden Project or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. The sitting room is a lovely spot to start your day with a cuppa, whilst the woodburner makes it really cosy in the evenings. The quaint fishing village of Mevagissey has plenty on offer, including shops, pubs and eateries, and there are spectacular coastal walks and beautiful beaches nearby.

10 Ayr Lane, St Ives Town

Step inside 10 Ayr Lane to find a beautifully cosy, two bedroom, cottage that has been lovingly refurbished by the owners, maintaining its characterful appearance both inside and out. The ground floor sitting room, kitchen and bathroom provide plenty of space and comfort, perfect for a couple or small family to enjoy as their holiday home. Your four-legged friend need not be left behind, as they are more than welcome to join in on your holiday and even have their own little courtyard area to the side of the cottage. You are within a stone's throw of Fore Street, where you will be spoilt for a choice of shops, bars and restaurants, enough to do for all ages and interests.

Elsa's Cottage, Mousehole

Elsa's Cottage is a charming country cottage full of character within a small terrace of original farmworkers' cottages dating back to the early nineteenth century. Inside, muted blues, mustard and greys soften the stone floors, which are warmed beneath your bare toes by the two cosy woodburners. Set off a quiet, no-through lane with a stream running along one side, you can feel the peace and quiet as you enter the kitchen through the stable door which in summer you can open and let the fragrant country air float in. Upstairs there are three comfortable bedrooms where you can even catch glimpses of the sea at Mount's Bay from the single room.

Chy Bean, Mousehole

This comfy home from home is located right in the heart of Mousehole, just a few moments from the pretty harbour. Chy Bean is a beautifully furnished property sleeping 4, with delightful sea glimpses from some of the rooms. After a day out exploring Mousehole’s narrow cobbled streets, walking the spectacular surrounding coastal path or discovering nearby beaches and coves, Chy Bean is a relaxing place to return to in the evening. Snuggle up by the woodburner or cook up a feast in the well-equipped kitchen, or you could stroll down to the harbour and dine at one of the waterside pubs or eateries. 

Avarack, Pendeen

With incredible views across the dramatic scenery of West Penwith and out to sea, Avarack is a gorgeous coastal holiday home in a tranquil setting. A family of 6 can get away from it all at this welcoming holiday property, which has plenty of parking and a lovely decked area outside. Inside the property, each room has been decorated with gorgeous coastal themed wall art, tiles and cushions. Situated in the sleepy rural village of Pendeen, this charming property is just a short walk from the sea, with breathtaking views from the coastal path and plenty of secret coves to discover. 

2 St Eia Street, St Ives

Tucked away in a quiet location, this characterful Victorian property is perfectly placed for exploring the enchanting streets and gorgeous sandy beaches of St Ives. 2 St Eia Street sleeps 4 and has been designed elegantly, with many of the original features remaining such as the exposed beams and the cast iron fireplace in the kitchen. There’s a homely kitchen with a pretty window seat, and the sitting room is very welcoming with its stunning artwork, gas feature fireplace and bookcase full of holiday reads. This spacious property is perfect for family seaside holidays. 

Rose Cottage, Lelant

Whisk the whole family away, including the four-legged members, at this traditional cottage in Lelant. Rose Cottage sleeps 6 (plus two dogs) and has a secluded, fully enclosed garden with a barbecue for those summer evenings. This family holiday home benefits from private parking, making it easy for you to explore the local coastal towns including Hayle and St Ives, plus it’s perfectly positioned to walk to local eateries and to access the south west coast path. You can also take the scenic train journey from Lelant to St Ives and enjoy the incredible views of St Ives Bay. 

Trylewyth, Sennen

Overlooking the dazzling turquoise waters of Sennen Cove, Trylewyth is ideally placed for a family holiday by the sea. The seaside inspired décor is a lovely reminder of just how close this holiday home is to the soft white sand. This spacious dog-friendly property sleeps 4 and is perfectly situated for surfing, coastal walks and picnics on the beach. There’s a lovely decked area with sea views, perfect for al fresco dining or enjoying a drink together. Spend your evenings watching the sun go down over the sea and wake up each morning to the enchanting sound of the waves. This holiday home is the perfect base for an unforgettable seaside holiday. 

Heatherlands, Porthcurno

Situated in a unique and elevated position above Porth Chapel Cove, this stunning Edwardian property offers a magical setting for a coastal break. Sleeping 6, Heatherlands has everything you need for a memorable holiday in West Cornwall. The cosy living room has a gorgeous woodburning stove, comfy sofas and a window seat, with doors out to the secluded sea view garden. The iconic Minack Theatre and tropical-looking Porthcurno Beach are just down the road, with dramatic coastal scenery to explore in every direction. Escape from it all with your nearest and dearest at this truly special holiday home. 

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