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.
Hideaway House, Bude
A converted Methodist chapel, Hideaway House is a truly one of a kind property. Tucked away down a cobbled path in the tranquil town of Stratton, this exquisite holiday home combines original Wesleyan design with modern features. Indulge in luxurious features such as the spacious copper bath with silver overlay, or cook up a feast in the bespoke kitchen with oak and polished concrete accents, complete with a fantastic Aga. The property benefits from an enclosed garden, an added security benefit for those who plan to bring their four-legged family members with them. Hideaway House is also just a mile from Bude making it ideally located to explore beaches, restaurants and an array of independent shops, as well as being close to Statton’s local amenities. Perfect for all the family!
Trenventon, St Ives
Trenventon is a well presented reverse level property enjoying an elevated position overlooking the popular Porthmeor surfing beach and situated on a private road. Perfect for a family of up to 14, (or two families sharing), this gorgeous property was previously laid out as two properties with adjoining doors, and as such has two kitchens and two living rooms allowing guests to have the space to spread out. The gem in this house’s crown is the large patio balcony which extends from the first floor living area. During the warmer months dine al fresco and soak up the spectacular views. Treventon is also well-equipped with families in mind, with bodyboards, windbreakers and garden toys such as giant Jenga, swingball and boules available, as well as a library of books, DVDs and board games. Every little homely touch has been thought of.
Quay House, Newquay
Situated in one of the most exclusive streets in Newquay, Quay House is at the very end of a peaceful road and has direct views of the sandy Gannel Estuary and out towards Crantock beach. Quay House has been built over three floors with the living area on the first floor to take advantage of the incredible views. Enjoy the open plan kitchen, dining room and day lounge offering a perfect place for everyone to socialise and eat together, with enough space across the house to still allow for privacy. The property is also ideally situated for fun filled, family days out at famous Newquay attractions, such as the Blue Reef Aquarium and Pirate’s Quest.
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!
Hawkes Point Cottage, Carbis Bay
The story goes that a recluse lived in the original cottage with his cat Spriggans, a pony and a cow. Certainly, when you arrive at Hawkes Point Cottage you’ll understand why he chose to make it his sanctuary to avoid the whirlwind speed of everyday life. Now a renovated and luxurious holiday home, Hawkes Point Cottage offers awe-inspiring views across Porthkidney Beach over to Godrevy Lighthouse and beyond. Just moments from the front door you’ll find a footpath that crosses the St Ives scenic brand line leading down to Porthkidney beach or around the headland to Carbis Bay and St Ives. For larger gatherings, two eco-lodges located within the grounds, and with equally jaw-dropping views are available to book alongside the cottage or separately.
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.
Morrab View, Penzance
Prepare for a family holiday in grandeur at this elegant, period townhouse. Located in a quiet area of Penzance, the house overlooks the exquisite Morrab Gardens with its extensive collection of sub-tropical plants. Set over five floors, Morrab View offers ample space for a large family to relax and socialise. Enjoy the luxurious bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen and stunning dining room, which opens up into the sitting room. With the seafront and town center both just a short walk away, your family can truly enjoy the magic of a holiday in Cornwall.
The Carlton Apartments, Penzance
Bonus property! The Carlton Apartments are bookable together and can sleep up to 18 people! Occupying a promenande fronted position, this stunning block of four, brand new flats overlook a spectacular part of West Cornwall's dramatic coastline. Stylishly decorated with luxurious touches throughout, such as Smart TV's with Netflix and Amazon prime, king size beds, ensuite bathrooms, balconies and bespoke, well-equipped kitchens, these apartments are sure to delight everyone! The Carlton Penthouse is also capable of accommodating all 18 guests so the whole family can enjoy quality time together. Perfectly located to explore Penzance and the surrounding area, two of the apartments also welcome dogs, so canine family members don't need to be left behind!