Planning a big family get away? Cornwall is the perfect destination for all generations! With a huge selection of family-friendly attractions, beaches, walks and restaurants, Cornwall offers a magical holiday experience that you and your family will remember forever.
We’ve selected ten properties that are ideal for those large family get-togethers…
Moonbeams, Carbis Bay
A striking coastal property, Moonbeams occupies a stunning, elevated location in Carbis Bay. Set over three floors with a glorious patio terrace, you’ll feel like the sea is close enough to touch. Every bedroom has its own en suite allowing everyone to have their own private sanctuary. For socialising you’ll find the conservatory doubles as a games room and there is ample space in the kitchen and dining area to enjoy a meal together. Moonbeams is perfectly located for easy access to the golden, glimmering sands of Carbis Bay beach as well as an array of restaurants and bars. This property is also pet friendly, so even your four-legged family member can join in the fun!
Praaloha, Praa Sands
As featured in The Guardian's '50 Best UK Holiday Cottages', Praaloha is an extraordinary property, boasting its very own heated swimming pool overlooking the Atlantic, and the kind of unimaginable views you get on postcards from almost every room. Set within private ocean-front gardens, it has to be one of the most impressive properties on this coast, ticking all the right boxes for a family escape to remember. Located in the village of Praa Sands, you are a few minutes stroll from the famous mile-long beach and some of the best surf breaks in the area. Praaloha offers a remarkable space for guests to spread out in, relax and socialise.
The Cove, Newquay
You’ll find The Cove on the outskirts of Newquay, just a stone’s throw from Porth beach. This light and spacious property can comfortably sleep up to ten people and is ideally located for the seaside holiday of your dreams. Offering direct views of the beach from most rooms and with plenty of parking provided, The Cove is perfect for leaving the car behind and enjoying the fresh air with your family. Porth beach is fabulous for the little members of the family, with the river that runs along it being perfect for dipping tiny toes in. After a paddle, head to The Mermaid Inn right on the beach and enjoy a delicious lunch to refuel before your evening adventures.
Tolvan House, Helston
Leave all of the stresses of city life behind as you settle into the calm, serene surroundings of Tolvan House. Nestled in idyllic countryside with commanding rural views from the front of the property, this is the perfect property to unwind in with the whole family around you. Walk down to the hidden, and completely private woodland, with a stream and picnic area, which offers a magical carpet of bluebells to marvel at in the springtime. Flambards and the wonderful Helford River are just a short drive away from Tolvan House and there is a myriad of walks available in Gweek and the surrounding areas.
Bentleys is a fabulous holiday home in a fantastic location. Overlooking Bude town centre, it provides an excellent base for exploring all this seaside town has to offer! The spacious rooms are decorated with a calming contemporary style, whilst the ample bathroom and shower facilities throughout the property are perfect for accommodating larger families and friendship groups. Bright, spacious bedrooms with plenty of storage ensure that everyone will have their own space and privacy. Bentleys ideal location means it is within easy walking distance of family favourite locations such as Summerleaze beach and Bude Sea Pool, where you can enjoy a fun-filled beach day!
The Retreat at Mount, Newquay
The stunning detached house The Retreat at Mount overlooks rolling countryside with distant sea glimpses of Holywell Bay. It has been stylishly designed offering plenty of living space and the large front garden and secluded patio at the rear, are perfect for relaxing after a day at the beach. With walks galore close by, this is a great location for amblers and dog walkers. With its tranquil location and abundance of space, this is an ideal holiday home for larger families, the perfect base to explore this part of Cornwall.
Old Eastcliffe House, Marazion
The views don’t get much more incredible than those at Old Eastcliffe House! This property is a lovingly restored, mid-19th century, Grade II listed house with unbeatable views of the historic St Michael’s Mount. This spacious house can sleep 12 and is a seamless blend of traditional and modern. With the original cornicing and ceiling roses, along with a traditional 32 paned sash window on the wide sweeping staircase, you could almost believe you’ve stepped straight into a Daphne du Maurier novel. Yet the underfloor heating, PS4, and fabulously well-equipped kitchen provide you with all the modern day comforts you'd expect from a luxury holiday home. The generous gardens are also well-maintained and sure to please any canine family members!
Lamorna House, Praa Sands
Lamorna House is a truly stunning four-bedroom retreat, complete with bubbly hot tub and never-ending views out across Praa Sands beach. The spacious living areas and bedrooms make the perfect holiday home for families, the terrace with floor-to-ceiling glass doors blur the boundary between inside and out, filling the living area with natural light and giving the feel of a blue sky summer all year round. The first-floor balcony is a truly a wonderful addition for simply taking it all in, Atlantic winds bring changeable weathers, so when azure views turn to moody skies you are in for a treat. Lamorna House is as seaside chic as they come where holiday memories are made that will last a lifetime.
Lauriston, Carbis Bay
A large and beautifully presented, reverse level, detached house, Lauriston also boasts a self-contained annexe with its own bathroom. Situated on a favoured street en route to Carbis Bay beach, the large balconies enjoy spectacular views out to sea and along the breath-taking coastline. Relax in the large, enclosed garden, south facing with a swing set and ping pong table, making it a firm favourite with four-legged and two-legged family members! Close to beaches, gorgeous coastlines and the railway station into St Ives, Lauriston is ideally located for your family to enjoy Carbis Bay and the surrounding area.
Flaunting a glorious cliffside position, overlooking the turquoise waters of the Atlantic Ocean, Rosevear sits within the popular village of Sennen Cove, this seaside family home is set over two floors. On the ground floor, the master bedroom features a superking-size bed, en suite bathroom and patio doors which lead to a terrace, commanding dramatic views of Sennen Cove. From surfing to picnics and sandcastle building at low tide on the golden sandy beach, a holiday at Rosevear may only last for a short while, but will remain in your memory for a lifetime.
The Captain's House, Pendeen
Situated on the dramatic Pendeen peninsular, with sea views from both the front and back The Captain's House is only a 5 minute drive from Pendeen village. Whether you are seeking a space to slow down and reflect, to ramble the many paths in the area, or just looking for a base from which to tour the local attractions and fabulous beaches of West Penwith, The Captain's House is ideally located, away from the hustle and bustle of the seaside resorts, yet close enough to them to dip in and out at will. Maybe you will prefer to close the blinds, huddle up together and play one of the board games on offer in the study, or just sit and watch the large-screen TV in the lounge.