With the evenings becoming longer and the weather getting chillier, it’s the perfect excuse to hunker down indoors for the evening.
Why not escape to Cornwall for a winter getaway? We’ve got more than 100 holiday cottages with woodburners or open fires, offering the ideal setting for a cosy retreat. Read on to discover the Cornish holiday home you’ve been dreaming of…
Rock House, Porthleven
Escape to a stylish coastal home in Porthleven for a wonderful winter break. Rock House is a spacious holiday home which sleeps 8 and dogs are welcome too. With dreamy glimpses of the sea from some of the windows, you can watch the stormy waves from the comfy open plan living area. Wander down to Porthleven harbour and you’ll find a delicious selection of pubs and restaurants, cosy cafes and lovely boutiques. Wrap up warm for a coastal walk or retreat into a coastal café for some wild weather watching. Later, indulge in a relaxing soak in the freestanding bath tub or snuggle up by the woodburner with a movie. Rock House offers a peaceful setting to unwind with family or friends.
The Retreat, Hayle
Situated above Hayle beach with incredible coastal views, The Retreat is a spacious seaside sanctuary. With direct access to the 3 mile stretch of sand from the garden and room for up to 8 people, this lovely property offers the perfect home from home for a family adventure. There are large open plan living spaces with spectacular sea views and private gates with parking for up to 4 cars. You can find lots of delicious restaurants in Hayle and nearby St Ives as well as a selection of beachside cafes where you can spend a relaxing afternoon. The Retreat is ideal for surfers because you can walk straight onto the beach with your boards, which can be stored in the garage. After a cold water surf or an invigorating walk across the beach, return to your beachfront house and snuggle up by the stylish fire or gather round the dining table for some delicious food, a board game and some drinks with fantastic sea views.
Sea View Kitchen, Marazion
Positioned in a beautiful hamlet called Ludgvan, Sea View Kitchen has unrivalled views across Mount’s Bay. The floor to ceiling windows in the living areas provide panoramic views over the garden and out over St Michael’s Mount, which looks like a magical castle in the sea. Both the sunrises and sunsets look amazing from this lovely coastal property. Relax with a drink at the dining table or in an armchair by the window and enjoy mesmerising views, or light the woodburner for a cosy evening on the sofa. The contemporary property sleeps 5 and is ideal for small family gatherings in a peaceful setting. There’s a pub within walking distance and Marazion, Penzance and St Ives are all just a short drive away, making it a great base for exploring West Cornwall.
St Breca, Prussia Cove
The name of this gorgeous timber framed house is Cornish for ‘unique’ and it certainly stands out from your typical holiday home in Cornwall. Unwind in a luxurious holiday home which has been furnished beautifully by the owners, just a ten minute walk from the atmospheric Prussia Cove. The pretty secluded cove was a notorious smuggling cove in the late 18th Century and is surrounded by dramatic coastline, perfect for coastal walks towards Praa Sands or Perranuthnoe. St Breca sleeps 4 and both bedrooms have super king beds and luxury bathrooms, so it’s ideal for two couples. After a busy day exploring, you can watch the sun go down from the comfort of the relaxing living room with the lovely open fire keeping you snug all evening.
Dolphin Watch, Hawkes Point, Carbis Bay
Imagine relaxing with the family on a lovely corner sofa, feeling toasty from the woodburner with mesmerising views towards Hayle Towans and Godrevy Lighthouse through your balcony windows. The open plan living area at Dolphin Watch means you can enjoy a movie or a game together whilst cooking a tasty meal, or for something more special, there are plenty of delicious restaurants in St Ives to choose from. This stunning seaside property sleeps 4 with a double bedroom and twin room, which both boast idyllic coastal views, so you can wake up to dreamy views of the Atlantic Ocean every morning. You can join the south west coast path right outside the property and walk the two miles to St Ives, with incredible ocean views all the way along.
Cherrybrook Cottage, Perranuthnoe
If you’re looking for a traditional Cornish cottage with heaps of character, Cherrybrook Cottage will not disappoint. This charming dog-friendly cottage sleeps 6 and still has many of its original features. Explore the sleepy village of Perranuthnoe which has lovely pubs and cafes, or head over to Marazion for the day where you can have a wander across the sand at Mount's Bay or go over to St Michael’s Mount. After a busy day exploring West Cornwall, Cherrybrook Cottage awaits for a relaxing evening in the cosy living room which has a beautiful woodburner as its main feature. There are also two traditional village pubs right on the doorstep of the property if you fancy a change of scenery and a chat with the locals.
Escape from it all at Morningtide, a wonderful holiday home tucked away in a tranquil spot in Mousehole. The property sleeps 6 and you can gaze out to sea from every window. The pretty courtyard to the rear is dotted with pots of Mediterranean flowers and the property has two woodburners, one in the open plan kitchen and dining area and another in the cosy living room. The harbour is just a short stroll away where you’ll find galleries, restaurants and a small sandy beach. After a leisurely day exploring the narrow cobbled streets of Mousehole, Morningtide is a homely place to come back to for a lazy evening.
Little Hollabury, Bude
Warm up by the woodburner at Little Hollabury after a busy day on the north Cornish coast. Whether you spend your time surfing some of the best waves in Cornwall, swimming in Bude’s natural sea pool which is open 365 days a year, or exploring the dramatic coastline by foot, this is a lovely cosy property to come back to. Little Hollabury is within easy walking distance of the beach and the town so it’s a great base for your adventures on the rugged North Cornwall coast. After a busy day, you can relax and unwind in this peaceful terraced cottage. For a livelier evening, Bude has a range of eateries including a floating barge serving food and drink so you can enjoy a unique dinner on the water.
Captain's House, Porthmeor
Plan a memorable family gathering or a group holiday with friends in this large period property, perched above Porthmeor Beach, with superb sea views. Captain's House sleeps 10 people, so you can bring the whole gang along for a wonderful seaside adventure. Captain's House is beautifully decorated and has plenty of space for everyone, with a stylish woodburner, five lovely bedrooms and an enclosed outdoor area. Enjoy breathtaking sea views and stroll down to the beach within minutes.
On the Rocks Mevagissey
Nestled in the heart of the fishing village of Mevagissey, On The Rocks is bursting with character and comfort. The dog-friendly property sleeps 5 and is furnished with soft hues of white and blue which is very calming, much like Mevagissey harbour itself. Sit on the harbourside with a drink, watching fishing boats sail in and out or get out on the water yourself on a fishing trip or boat ride. Whether you’re on the water or nearby, we’re sure you’ll agree it will have a soothing effect on you. Stroll down to the harbour early to watch the sunrise or enjoy a sunset from the window of a Cornish pub. Return to On The Rocks to snuggle up on the sofa or relax on the rocking chair, enjoying the warmth of the woodburner and the tranquil setting. Bliss.
Tempted by a winter getaway by the sea? View all of our holiday cottages with woodburners or open fires for more inspiration.