Waking up to a glistening of frost, leaves crunching beneath the feet, evenings snuggled around a crackling woodburner, it must be Autumn again! We have put together a selection of our favourite cottages for an autumnal break in Cornwall.
A very wholesome autumnal break awaits at Trevarnon Cottage, a newly renovated barn conversion tucked away down a leafy lane in the West Cornwall countryside. Sleeping five guests and featuring two woodburners, the cottage is the perfect place to come back to after days exploring. Take a stroll to nearby Trevaskis Farm and enjoy a day out at the pumpkin patch! Head to their farm shop to get all the ingredients for a delicious roast dinner, which you can enjoy back at the cottage with the woodburner flickering in the background, the perfect end to an autumnal day out!
Blissfully isolated from the world’s worries, Carn Stables is a stylish all-weather retreat for two, and their furry friends. Keen walkers can step into their walking boots and explore Cornwall's rich mining heritage, the historic Gwennap Pit, the Great Flat Lode and the peak of Carn Marth are all nearby. On return, the warm outdoor shower is perfect for washing muddy paws, and the hot tub is a luxurious addition for stargazing soaks.
Fair Isle- Sandy Acres
Nestled in the sand dunes, Fair Isle is a Scandi-style lodge making for the perfect coastal break at a quieter time of year. Located a stone’s throw from the beach at Sandy Acres, start each morning with a stroll along the sand with your four-legged friend, or venture a little further down the beach to Gwithian, a surfer’s paradise! With stylish interiors, a hot tub and a woodburner, you won’t want to tear yourself away from this lodge on chilly evenings!
The Old Dairy
A haven for wildlife lovers and those seeking peace and tranquillity, The Old Dairy is a perfectly cosy barn conversion that sleeps four guests and pets. Meet the inquisitive neighbours next door, Norma and her alpaca brother and sisters, the perfect company to enjoy a cuppa with! Not far from Bude town, on sunny autumn days take an invigorating dip in Bude Sea Pool and enjoy some cold-water therapy. Head back to The Old Dairy and wrap up in blankets, roasting marshmallows around the firepit. For larger parties you can book The Milk House next door.
Cornish for unique, St Breca is a stunning home for spending quality time with a loved one in Cornwall at this quieter time. Nestled near Prussia Cove, a Cornish hidden gem, explore the quaint Smugglers coves on the doorstep, which you may even find deserted at this time of year. Return to St Breca and settle in for an evening on the veranda with a warming hot chocolate in the moonlight.
A Grade II listed cottage in an idyllic village, Bridge Cottage offers the perfect escape to wind down after a busy summer. Situated in a beautiful Creekside setting, sink into a slower pace of life at this quintessential Cornish abode. Comfortably furnished for cosy nights in with a crackling woodburner, making lasting family memories in this large property sleeping eight. Fall asleep listening to the resident owl in the trees after a memorable day exploring all the tranquil south coast has to offer.
The Old Stables
The Old Stables is a beautifully renovated countryside retreat in the pretty village of Mawgan, on the unspoilt Helford River. Head out to explore the great outdoors, Roskilly’s is nearby and has a wonderful woodland walk, perfect for an autumn stroll through the trees, finishing with a delicious ice cream. End the day tucking into the sumptuous super king size bed with charming church views.
The Engine House
Whether it’s a romantic getaway for two, or a much-needed solo retreat to rejuvenate, The Engine House is bursting with unique character. Situated within a World Heritage Conservation Area, in over an acre of garden, this is the ideal spot to enjoy the turning of leaves to shades of orange and brown. The large pond is a peaceful spot to catch the bright hues of an autumn sunset, head back to cosy up in the converted mine at dusk.
This picture-perfect cottage in the heart of idyllic St Agnes is a fantastic base to explore Cornwall at all times of the year. Offshore Cottage sleeps six guests and is just a short walk from Trevaunance Cove, a sandy beach with a plethora of rockpools to explore. For a wholesome woodland walk, head to Tehidy Woods just a short drive away and stomp through muddy puddles and crunchy leaves on the 9-mile stretch. Come back to curl up in front of the woodburner on chilly evenings and tuck into delicious cakes from St Agnes Bakery.
Tucked away down a leafy peaceful country lane in the heart of the countryside, Tivoli Cottage is a gorgeous abode sleeping four. Just a stone’s throw from Rinsey Cove, a secluded beach tucked beneath Wheal Prosper tin mine. The granite fireplace complete with roaring woodburner is perfect for snuggling up after coming back from an evening of watching fireworks and toasting marshmallows over the bonfire.
18 Sea View Crescent
Tucked away from the seaside hustle and bustle, yet still just a 10-minute walk to the beach, 18 Sea View Crescent promises a memorable break. Sleeping seven and accepting pets, this large home has something for everyone, from the 3-mile long dog friendly beach and pubs in Perranporth to the cliff top walks with unforgettable views on the South West Coast Path. Blow out the cobwebs on blustery beach walks, then return for a relaxing dip in the hot tub.