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20 of our most loved holiday cottages in Cornwall

Magical at any time of the year, Cornwall is a destination like no other. If you're looking for an equally special place to stay, discover our collection of beautiful holiday homes that are perfect for your next Cornish adventure.  

All of our properties are reviewed by our lovely guests to help you choose, and we've compiled our top 20 most loved cottages in Cornwall to give you some inspiration...

Turnstones, Rural St Ives

Lovingly restored by the owners, Turnstones is a beautiful barn conversion for four. Enjoy mesmerising views across meadows and out to sea and cosy evenings by the woodburner, or head into St Ives, which is just a short drive away. 

Location: Rural St Ives

Sleeps: 4

Best for: a secluded escape close to St Ives 

What our guests say: "From the minute we arrived at Turnstones, to our departure, we had smiles on our faces. This property is exceptional and is a credit to the owners. The quality of the renovation of this property is exceptional. The location is perfect, close to the SW coastal path, and close enough to walk into St Ives, yet far enough out to escape the crowds. The perfect holiday property, and the perfect location, where you can either relax in a great rural setting, or enjoy busy St Ives."

Virgin Place Net Loft, Mousehole

A former fisherman's loft tucked away in the heart of Mousehole, Virgin Place Net Loft is charming and well-appointed. Explore the maze of cobbled streets off the stunning harbour, before heading back to enjoy drinks on your private decked area.

Location: Mousehole

Sleeps: 2

Best for: a couples break by the sea

What our guests say: "This is our fifth stay in this cottage and our umpteenth stay in Mousehole. Both are very special and didn’t disappoint this time. We will definitely return next year both to Mousehole and the Netloft (if there are any vacancies!)."

Safe Harbour, St Ives

A truly one-off Cornish cottage with a rich history, Safe Harbour is perfectly located, only moments away from St Ives' picturesque harbour. Catering for couples or solo travellers, the cottage seamlessly blends traditional features with modern luxury.

Location: St Ives

Sleeps: 2

Best for: a solo or couples trip away

What our guests say: "What can I say... perfect in everyway, I will definitely be booking my next stay in St Ives to come back to safe harbour, thank you for making my 50th Birthday one to remember."

Apartment 2, at Thirty Six, Newquay

This two-bedroom apartment has been beautifully finished and offers a fantastic base, just a short walk from Fistral beach. With parking provided, you can leave the car behind and explore this vibrant town and the breathtaking coastal paths that circle it.

Location: Newquay

Sleeps: 4

Best for: small families or couples sharing

What our guests say: "This was probably the nicest holiday apartment we have ever stayed in. It was fantastic! Beautifully decorated, brilliant showers, all the mod cons and utensils you could ever need! The owners had thought of everything!"

Songbirds, Bude

Painstakingly restored, Songbirds is sat within the secluded grounds of a sixteenth-century farmhouse. Offering every modern luxury, you can say goodbye to the hectic world and escape in total privacy surrounded by an oasis of nature.

Location: Bude

Sleeps: 6

Best for: families looking for a luxury escape to the countryside

What our guests say: "Fantastic property, 5 star luxury, we could not ask for anything more it exceeded our expectations! Fantastic views, Location superb totally private. We did not want to leave. Only wish we had booked two weeks not just one!!"

Carn Stables, mid Cornwall

Carn Stables

Situated at the end of a peaceful lane, Carn Stables is surrounded by the sprawling Cornish countryside, explore miles footpaths by day and spend blissful evenings watching the sunset from your very own private hot tub. Beautifully restored, mixing traditional features with contemporary style. A stunning rural escape from the everyday!

Location: mid Cornwall

Sleeps: 2

Best for: couples (and dogs) who love a rural ramble

What our guests say: "This was our second stay at Carn Stables. After our first trip we loved it so much we knew we would be back! It’s the perfect countryside retreat - so peaceful and was very cosy during the week of storms we had this time. The beautiful property is spotlessly clean, has very comfortable furnishings and the hot tub is amazing. The owners are the nicest people you could hope to meet who really care that you enjoy your holiday there. Thank you so much for another perfect stay."

Howldreval, Mousehole

Howldreval is a Grade II listed cottage perched on the edge of the sea wall. Commanding postcard-worthy views, this delightful cottage exudes charm, with a half-timbered staircase, painted ceiling beams and original doors adding to its quirky Cornish appeal! 

Location: Mousehole

Sleeps: 6

Best for: larger families wanting a quintessentially Cornish break

What our guests say: "Howldreval' is probably the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in, and that is saying something, as we've stayed in very many all over the country over 40 odd years! There is almost always something that makes a holiday cottage less than perfect, but in this case, we would be struggling to find anything negative to say."

Villa Messina, Rosudgeon

Villa Messina

Villa Messina is a modern holiday hideaway, where you’ll live alfresco basking in the Cornish sunshine and enjoy long balmy evenings under golden skies. Discover the beauty of the South Cornwall coast with the picturesque harbour or Porthleven, the sandy beach of Perranuthnoe and the iconic St Michaels Mount nearby. Endless adventures await! 


Location: Rosudgeon (near Marazion)

Sleeps: 4

Best for: couples and families wanting to escape the everyday

What our guests say:  "A beautiful villa, well placed and with a view of the sea on the horizion. The biggest bed, well equipped for every eventuality and perfect relaxation. We would thoroughly recommend a stay here."

Tranquility, Carbis Bay

The ultimate romantic getaway for couples, Tranquility provides memories you'll never forget and will want to recreate year after year. Get settled in, grab a glass of something chilled, and head straight into the hot tub.

Location: Carbis Bay

Sleeps: 2

Best for: romantic breaks by the sea

What our guests say: "We were absolutely blown away with how amazing our week holiday at Tranquility was. We were welcomed with a personalised welcome message on the chalk board and a selection of local treats which was lovely. The location and property itself is perfect with the incredible hot tub and log fire. Thank you for a lovely stay."

Countryside Hideout, Mevagissey

This apartment sits in a fabulous location, just a short walk from the fishing village of Mevagissey where you can wander around the shops or enjoy some local cuisine. It's been beautifully furnished by interior designers and your four-legged friends are also welcome!

Location: Mevagissey

Sleeps: 4

Best for: friends, couples or families looking for a perfect bolthole

What our guests say: "We had a lovely few days in the apartment. It was so clean and comfortable. We really enjoyed the location, it was so nice to walk into Mevagissey to enjoy the restaurants and pubs. Also the coastal walk to Goran was beautiful. Looking forward to returning in the near future."

Blue Coral, St Ives

Blue Coral, St Ives

Overlooking the golden sands and blue seas of Porthminster beach, Blue Coral is a luxurious seaside holiday home, where family and friends can get together for an unforgettable Cornish getaway. Stunning decor, far-reaching sea views and an abundance of natural light create a relaxing retreat, and all moments away from the beautiful harbour town of St Ives.

Location: St Ives

Sleeps: 6

Best for: couples or families wanting a stylish seaside retreat

What our guests say: "Blue Coral undeniably exceeded all our expectations! One of the most beautiful locations we’ve stayed at: its interior design provided an original, modern, creative flair while remaining perfectly practical in every detail. We very much appreciated the thoughtful welcome pack on arrival. The view of St Ives from the top bedroom was truly inspiring! It was an absolute pleasure staying there."

Hideaway House, Penzance 

Located in a pretty, traffic free area of Penzance, between the promenade and the sub-tropical Morrab Garden, is this delightful town house. Hideaway House boasts open plan, light filled spaces that welcome you inside after a busy day exploring.

Location: Penzance

Sleeps: 4

Best for: those wanting a homely base for exploring West Cornwall

What our guests say: "We really enjoyed our stay at Hideaway House and have already booked again for next year. It's a bright, modern cottage in a great location with a very homely feel to it. Honestly I didn't want to leave! Would definitely recommend if you are thinking of booking."

Kerensa, St Ives

The cosy living room at Kerensa in St Ives

A stylish cottage renovation, where classic features are beautifully blended with modern interiors and amenities. Kerensa is a few minutes’ walk from St Ives harbour, shops, bars and restaurants with sandy beaches a stone’s throw away. It’s the ultimate family (and dog) friendly holiday destination.  

Location: St Ives

Sleeps: 4

Best for: families looking for the ultimate Cornish seaside holiday

What our guests say: "I have just had the most enjoyable stay at Kerensa. The property is in a great location, easy to walk into St Ives and great for taking the dog to the beach. Kerensa has everything you need for a holiday. The kitchen was well equipped with everything you would need. My bed was super comfortable, lovely bedding and towels. In fact it was so homely I could have imagined living there! I would definitely book it again. Thank you"

7 Saltwater, Newquay

Stylish décor, tastefully furnished and with views of Fistral beach and beyond, 7 Saltwater is a gorgeous and homely apartment, sleeping up to four guests in one of Newquay's most affluent locations.

Location: Newquay

Sleeps: 4

Best for: family holidays with easy access to the beach

What our guests say: "This apartment was perfect! It had everything we needed and the location was fantastic. We were a party of 4, 2 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of space. The children just loved it. Would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking to explore Newquay. We really hope to make a return visit and will definitely choose to stay here again."

Far West, Sennen

This captivating property sits in a commanding elevated position on the cliff above Sennen Cove and boasts striking views. Sleeping up to six in three en suite bedrooms, with a gorgeous open plan lounge, complete with cosy woodburner, this is the perfect retreat whatever the season.

Location: Sennen

Sleeps: 6

Best for: those wanting a luxury stay with unrivalled sea views

What our guests say: "My family and I absolutely love this accommodation, the views are absolutely fantastic with just a short walk to Sennen beach and also a short walk to Lands End. Everything is done to a high standard, its very comfortable. We enjoyed it so much we booked to go again next year."

1 Harbour House, St Ives

A beautifully finished apartment, 1 Harbour House spans the ground floor of a period conversion on the favoured side of St Ives Wharf. From the private front door, you can virtually walk out onto Harbour beach, whilst large windows allow you to admire the views.

Location: The Wharf, St Ives

Sleeps: 4

Best for: small families or couples looking for a seaside haven 

What our guests say: "Wonderful apartment. Spectacular harbour views Exudes class and luxury. New window seat is the most amazing place to sit and watch the harbour come alive. Perfect location for all the glorious treats st ives has to offer. The smells of the restaurants waft in thru the huge windows- the only problem being deciding which to go for. Comfortable beds fully equipped kitchen and a real feeling of decadence in the best location in St ives."

Paddles, Hayle

Looking out across Hayle estuary and situated in a new and centrally located apartment block, a stay at Paddles will mean you will have the many delights of this popular working heritage town right on your doorstep. Make the most of the private balcony to soak up the views!

Location: Hayle

Sleeps: 4

Best for: families wanting a central location and easy beach access

What our guests say: "Wonderful place to stay to get away from it all. Real home from home with everything provided for an enjoyable stay. The balcony has the sun on it all day which is a real bonus for al fresco eating and drinking."

Little Wheal Speed, Carbis Bay

Set in attractive landscaped gardens in a secluded and peaceful setting, Little Wheal Speed boasts truly stunning views with a sunny aspect and plenty of outside space. Ideal for couples, this special little getaway is close to Carbis Bay beach and St Ives.

Location: Carbis Bay

Sleeps: 3

Best for: couples looking for a quiet getaway

What our guests say: "The property was even better in reality than the photos, we were already excited to see it from the photos. It was nice and clean, lovely and warm with the heating working nicely and felt very homely. John was really friendly and welcoming, he even dropped round fresh mackerel for us and the dog, it was delicious, how lovely. There was also milk, teabags, coffee, kitchen roll and washing up liquid, a nice touch. The property location was perfect, the view from the living room was amazing and getting down to Carbis Bay and St Ives was a lovely easy walk. We will be back. It really did feel like home. Thank you, a definite recommendation from us, you won’t be disappointed."

Mullion Cottage, Mullion

The cosy living room with a fireplace at Mullion Cottage

In the heart of the village of Mullion on the magnificent Lizard Peninsula, find yourself surrounded by the otherworldly beauty of this unchanged National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) in Cornwall. Explore the quaint village, historic fishing harbour and sandy coves nearby before returning to this charming cottage, with its vintage features and stylish, coastal décor. A relaxing haven for all, including the dog!

Location: Mullion

Sleeps: 4

Best for: couples and small families seeking a peaceful retreat

What our guests say: "Great little cottage in Mullion. Perfect for two. Beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Lovely week walking the coastal path exploring the Lizard and all its wonderful little coves. Can't wait to return!"

31 St Nicholas Court, St Ives

Superbly located, Number 31 is a two bedroom apartment that is perfectly situated to offer peace and tranquility whilst still being next to the beach and just a 5 minute walk from the hustle and bustle of the centre of St Ives.

Location: Porthmeor, St Ives

Sleeps: 4

Best for: those wanting to be as close as possible to the beach!

What our guests say: "This holiday was fantastic. The location is brilliant. The view is wonderful. We just stare at it in wonder. The apartment is great. Well appointed and lovely comfy beds. We loved it last year so came back this year and we are hooked. Booking again for next year. Aspects provide excellent service. Thank you everyone for making this holiday so wonderful."

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