With the days becoming shorter and the temperatures starting to drop, it’s the perfect excuse to think about an out-of-season getaway in Cornwall.
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 out-of-season 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.
FitzRoy, Sandy Acres, Gwithian
Situated right on the coast, just a short stroll from the beautiful beach at Sandy Acres, FitzRoy is a spacious seaside sanctuary. With direct access to the 3 miles of golden sand which stretches from Hayle to nearby Gwithian, Sandy Acres is a fantastic destination for a beach holiday. This chic beachside retreat offers the epitome of relaxed, seaside living, with space for 6 people, an open plan luxury living space and sumptuous interiors. FitzRoy is pet-friendly which is perfect for making the most of the coastal walks on the doorstep with the pooch in tow, plus it's the ideal setting for surfers too. After a cold water surf or an invigorating walk across the beach, return to your coastal lodge and snuggle up by the stylish fire, or gather around the dining table for some delicious food, a board game and some refreshing drinks.
Gunvor Cottage, Coverack
Positioned in the beautiful seaside village of Coverack, the charming Gunvor Cottage offers a traditional Cornish cottage holiday on the water's edge. Steeped in history, this old fisherman's cottage dates back more than 100 years, and has been lovingly restored, featuring a stylish interior and all the mod-cons required for a comfortable and relaxing stay. With a statement log burner taking pride of place in the granite inglenook fireplace, incorporating a historic ship's beam, cooler nights can be spent snuggled up in front of the roaring fire, listening to the sounds of the waves outside. This quaint cottage sleeps 4, perfect for a family, two couples or a couple looking for a romantic break. Spend your days exploring the beautiful area, try your hand at some water sports or simply relax in the comfort of Gunvor Cottage.
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.
Tranquility, Carbis Bay
If you’re looking for a stylish Cornish cottage with heaps of character, Tranquility will not disappoint. This charming property sleeps 2 and has been thoughtfully decorated to create a relaxing and romantic retreat. Explore the sleepy town of Carbis Bay, head into bustling St Ives (try the scenic train journey) or over to the picturesque coastline of Mount's Bay. Carbis Bay offers many opportunities for watersports and is surrounded by spectacular coastal walks. After a busy day exploring West Cornwall, Tranquility awaits for a relaxing evening in the cosy living room, which has a beautiful woodburner as its focal point.
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.
4 Farmers Meadow, Newlyn
Nestled away down a quiet lane in the quaint fishing village of Newlyn, 4 Farmers Meadow is a wonderful retreat for a couple or small family. With an array of eateries, bakeries, shops, a film house and the famous Jelbert's ice cream all on your doorstop, you won't need to travel far during your stay. If you wish to head further afield, you'll discover Penzance, Marazion and the famous St Michael's Mount, Land's End, Porthcurno and more! After spending your days exploring the nearby area, return to 4 Farmers Meadow and settle down in front of the classic log burner for the evening. Why not enjoy a glass of wine and some cheese from Newlyn Cheese and Charcuterie?
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.
Rose Cottage, Portloe
Nestled in the heart of the sleepy village of Portloe, Rose Cottage is bursting with character and comfort. The dog-friendly property sleeps 6 and is furnished with pretty, coastal themed interiors, providing a peaceful and calming base for your Cornish holiday. Explore picturesque Portloe, St Mawes and Falmouth and make the most of the boating and kayaking opportunities on this beautiful part of the coastline. Whether you’re on the water or nearby, we’re sure you’ll agree it will have a soothing effect on you. Find a quaint Cornish pub to enjoy a leisurely drink or return to Rose Cottage for a BBQ in the sunny garden. Later, snuggle up on the sofa, 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.