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Our favourite holiday cottages for a cosy Christmas stay

Think woodburners, hot tubs and twinkling lights around the Christmas tree. Whether you’re looking to escape just before the big day, dreaming of spending the festive season in a picture-postcard cottage, or looking to wander around the local Christmas markets, we have put together a selection of our favourite cottages for the ultimate cosy Christmas getaway in Cornwall.

Trewinel, West Cornwall

Cosy cottage in west Cornwall

Trewinel is the ultimate cosy Cornish cottage, where you would be forgiven for thinking you were stepping into a scene from The Holiday! Tucked in a rural village in West Cornwall, arrive at Trewinel and be greeted with charming leafy trees climbing the rustic stone walls and gorgeous cosy interiors. If you can tear yourself away from the twinkling lights on the Christmas tree and the warmth of the woodburner, Perranuthanoe beach is just a mile away for blowing the cobwebs away.

Roselyn, Carbis Bay

Cottage in Carbis Bay perfect for families

Offering extended family or groups of friends the ultimate luxurious winter getaway, Roselyn has five spacious bedrooms, each with an en suite. The stylish sitting room is perfect for enjoying nights together with your favourite Christmas movies playing whilst you sip a delicious mulled wine. Look out across St Ives Bay and beyond Godrevy Lighthouse, and within 10 minutes you can stroll down to the picturesque Carbis Bay Beach, perhaps for a Christmas Day dip?!

Schooner- Sandy Acres, Gwithian

Schooner- Sandy Acres

A modern and stylish coastal lodge, Schooner has all you need to celebrate Christmas as a family for up to six. Kick back and relax in front of the Christmas tree with the crackling of the cosy woodburner in the background after a blustery beach walk along the three miles of golden sand just minutes from the door. Take a Christmas eve dip in your very own hot tub with a glass of mulled wine on the side.

The Quarterdeck, St Ives

The Quarterdeck, St Ives

Offering the ideal romantic getaway for two, The Quarterdeck is in the perfect location for a holiday with dreamy views! Step straight out onto The Wharf to admire the quaint harbour, that’s if you can drag yourself away from the bedroom with its beautiful harbour views - the perfect place to enjoy your Christmas Day breakfast in bed.

Clearwater, Carbis Bay

Clearwater, Carbis Bay

With commanding 180-degree views, Clearwater is a luxury seaside apartment for up to four guests. Let your stresses drift away as you gaze out at the unrivalled views. There is direct access onto the South West Coast Path, perfect to blow out the cobwebs on a Boxing Day scenic walk, why not stop at a local pub for a hearty meal en route?

The Cove, Newquay

The Cove, Newquay

The perfect choice for families wanting to spend time together, The Cove is a gorgeous home in a superb location. Just a stone’s throw from Porth beach, this property boasts views of the beach from almost every room. Tuck into your Christmas dinner in the stylish dining room with a stunning backdrop. You could even enjoy a Christmas Day dip in the sea!

14 Bay View, Porthleven

Cosy cottage with a woodburner in Porthleven

Located in the quaint harbour town of Porthleven and sleeping eight, 14 Bay View is a stunning property for a magical Christmas break with the entire family. Wake up to the sound of the waves lapping in the harbour each morning, and at night, wrap up in blankets in front of the crackling woodburner watching a storm unfold from the window, so cosy! 

The Fern, Bude

The Fern, Bude

Set within rolling countryside with views that stretch as far as the sea, The Fern is the perfect choice for active families. With a plethora of scenic walks in the area, both countryside and coastal, wrap up warm for wintery wanders. Complete with a pool table for games nights and a hot tub perfect for stargazing.

Corner House Loft, Mevagissey

Luxurious bedroom and bath tub at Corner House Loft, Mevagissey

This gorgeous retreat for two is perfect for spending quality time together with your loved one. Corner House Loft is ideally located to immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas in the village of Mevagissey, just a short drive from The Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan, where you can experience Heligan Night Garden, an enchanting winter lantern trail. Return to the sumptuous apartment and relax in the luxurious bath with a glass of Bailey’s. 

Number 71, Newquay

Number 71, Newquay

Perched on a clifftop above Newquay’s quaint harbour, Number 71 is a luxurious Victorian townhouse offering up to 12 guests the utmost relaxing stay. Escape to Cornwall at this Unique and Boutique property for a truly memorable Christmas with the whole family around you. Open your presents in the morning with the stunning backdrop of the boats bobbing in the harbour.

Saltwater Penthouse, Newquay

Hot tub on the balcony at Saltwater Penthouse overlooking Fistral beach

Dream-worthy views across Fistral beach greet you at Saltwater Penthouse. Sleeping eight guests, this large family apartment is perfect for bringing extended family together for an unforgettable Christmas. Watch the little ones open their gifts around the tree before wrapping up and heading down for a walk across the beach, letting the pooch run off some steam! The hot tub is the perfect addition for Christmas nights looking out for shooting stars.


Tempted by a Christmas getaway? Take a look at all of our holiday cottages here.

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