Cornwall is a popular holiday destination and is therefore awash with fantastic places to stay! If self-catered accommodation is more your thing, rather than a hotel or B&B, then you’ve come to the right place. We asked our loyal social media following for recommendations, and they didn’t disappoint. Keep reading to find the perfect place for you to book….
Higher Menadew, St Austell
Higher Menadew boasts seven 4 & 5 Star Gold self-catering country cottages which are stylish, comfortable, welcoming and superbly equipped, simply a wonderful home for your relaxing holiday escape. Set in the Cornish countryside just to the north of St Austell Bay, they have a lovely peaceful and tranquil setting where you can really refresh, relax and unwind. Yet, all of Cornwall’s fabulous attractions are easily accessible from their holiday cottages
Bosinver, St Austell
Bosinver Farm Cottages in Cornwall has 20 individual detached self-catering cottages set in 30 acres of peaceful farm and woodland in a sheltered valley near the coast. Children can play freely, couples and families can relax together and nature is truly on the doorstep. They are very proud of the awards and accreditations they have achieved over the years, mostly notably Gold at the 2015 VisitEngland Awards, the highest accolade for any self-catering business in the country.
Breakwater Holidays, Bude
Simply, luxury self-catering Holidays in Bude, Cornwall, offering wonderful self-catering Bude accommodation, on the rugged North Cornwall coast. Explore the beauty of Cornwall, staying in one of their luxury self-catering cottages, the perfect base for your holiday. Beautiful beaches, stunning countryside and something for the whole family are why so many people return time & time again. They are passionate about Cornwall and have a desire to ensure their guests find the holiday rental they are looking for and enjoy themselves.
Trennanick Holiday Cottages, Warbstow
The five delightful four-star self-catering holiday cottages at Trenannick Farm nestle within a peaceful wooded hollow, five miles from Crackington Haven on the north Cornwall coast. A home from home awaits their guests in this quiet rural haven where birdsong fills the air and relaxation comes naturally. Standing in a quiet picturesque rural area the cottages are approached by a private tree lined drive, leading to The Roundhouse, Beech, Ash, Pond Meadow and Little Leighs, all having been converted from 18th century farm buildings.
North Coast Holiday Cottages, Redruth
Relax and unwind amongst the beautiful Cornish countryside. Offering luxurious and unique cottages, North Coast Holiday Cottages are the ultimate holiday retreat in a central location. Choose from 14 stylish purpose-built cottages and enjoy the glorious views with your family. Each cottage has its very own private patio area, complete with parking. The purpose built homes are family friendly, and there are plenty of open spaces for little ones to run around in. The interiors are comfortable, homely, and stylish; ensuring that you have a relaxing stay.
Old Barn Tregonetha, Saint Columb
Multi Award Winning! With its unique contemporary eco-friendly design and quiet rural location not too far from Padstow, Old Barn Tregonetha is a true luxury self-catering gem. The vaulted ceiling of the first floor sitting room creates a large open space for accomplished pianists to play the regularly tuned quality piano. During summer months open the south facing balcony door to welcome in the all-day sunshine and enjoy the peaceful wildlife in the mature well-kept garden. Old Barn Tregonetha has everything you need including a modern kitchen including state of the art electric Aga and separate utility room.
The Sail Lofts, St Ives
Nestled in the heart of St Ives the Sail Lofts’ luxury self-catering apartments are just minutes away from the golden sands of Porthmeor beach. Arguably one of the most beautiful spots in Cornwall, St Ives offers blue flag beaches, restaurants, cafes and boutique shops all within a two minute walk of their award winning luxury accommodation. They offer something a little different to the usual self-catering holidays in St Ives as their concierge office is open six days a week and their team is always happy to help with any aspect of your holiday.
St Mawes Retreats, St Mawes
Their properties are ideal for 2 to 14 guests, couples looking for a relaxing holiday together or larger groups of families and friends gathering for a special occasion, reunion or holiday. Whether you are looking for a short weekend break of 3 nights, midweek break of 4 nights or a week or two week holiday they would be delighted to welcome you to St Mawes Retreats. They have been taking family holidays in St Mawes for the past 12 years so know what makes the perfect holiday house! They are passionate about the quality of your stay and whether it is a personal chef, concierge service or arranging childcare they can arrange the perfect break or event with you.
Ta Mill, St Clether
Whether you are a couple looking for a romantic getaway, a family or group of friends, you’ll be able to find the right self catering accommodation to suit you during your holiday. Set on the fringes of Bodmin Moor, their accommodation is well equipped and versatile, so whether you’re looking for a holiday for the whole family, or a romantic getaway for just the two of you, they’re able to cater for any type of stay.
Tregongeeves, St Austell
Tregongeeves is a cluster of luxury farm cottages in Cornwall. Close to the beach and coast path yet a walk away from village amenities, 7 cottages are set in 22 acres at the end of a winding country lane. Judith and John extend a warm welcome and no attention to detail is overlooked. For short breaks, family vacations and walking holidays, Tregongeeves is your home away from home – all the year round.
Wringworthy Cottages, Looe
Nestling amongst unspoilt Cornish hills and surrounded by acres of countryside lies the hidden hamlet of Wringworthy. The perfect spot to chill out and listen to the countryside yet just a few minutes drive from the sea and the delightful fishing villages of Looe and Polperro. Their 8 self-catering holiday cottages, grouped around the lawns, are ideal for everyone – cosy and full of character for couples, safe and fun for families with toddlers and children or book them all for a great group getaway. They are committed to high quality and sustainable tourism and have been awarded 4 stars by Visit Britain and the Green Acorn sustainable tourism award.
Glynn Barton Cottages, Bodmin
Glynn Barton specialises in child friendly holidays in Cornwall, with an emphasis on providing excellent facilities, not only for the children but for the rest of the family too.
Glynn Barton have transformed the cluster of cottages into a haven of safety and tranquility. All the cottages are unique and of a high standard excellently restored from the original stone and slate with beautiful exposed beams. Whatever time of year they are always warm and welcoming with central heating and cast iron stoves. They are all very well equipped with cots, highchairs, built in stair gates, bed guards, monitors, food blenders and child friendly crockery and cutlery.
Green Door Holiday Cottages, Port Issac
Individuality is at the heart these lovely self-catering cottages. Some feature slate floors, beamed ceilings and wood-burning stoves; others have sweeping seaviews, balconies and private patios. The apartments are in a converted house on a cliff-top overlooking the cove. Light, bright and stylish, these are perfect for secluded self-catering holidays in Cornwall. Wherever you choose you’ll enjoy the ‘mod cons’ you need, including free superfast WiFi. Fun and flexible, you can stay with them for short breaks in Cornwall, cosying up for just a couple of nights, or much longer! All their accommodation is dog friendly.
Rayle Farm Holidays Cottages, Illogan
Rayle Farm self-catering holiday cottages are set in the heart of beautiful western Cornwall. The traditional farm buildings have been sensitively converted by local craftsmen and are perfect for relaxing short breaks or longer family holidays. Each cottage rental accommodates between two and six people and dogs are welcome. The seven holiday cottages and self-contained farmhouse wing are ideally suited for families or couples wishing to take a holiday in this picturesque part of the country. Cornwall is a fantastic holiday destination throughout the year and Rayle Farm Cottages are available for winter or spring breaks and Easter breaks as well as longer summer holidays.
The Valley Cornwall, Carnon Downs
Hidden away in thirteen acres of gardens and woodland at the heart of Cornwall lies an oasis of serenity, a unique collection of luxury self-catering holiday cottages that offers the perfect escape at any time of the year. The Valley is a picturesque gated hamlet near Falmouth and Truro, offering you the combination of space and privacy of your own cottage perfectly coupled with all the perks of staying in a great hotel. This tranquil rural location only a few miles from the city of Truro and the bustling port town of Falmouth also provides the ideal base to explore the best of Cornwall.