Cornwall holiday cottages
Why go on holiday to Cornwall?
Home to some of Britain's most fantastic beaches and a mild climate, Cornwall is understandably one of our most popular holiday destinations. The county is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors and although it's known for its surf scene, hiking the cliff-tops and cycling trails are just some of the other ways to enjoy the area.
With so many beautiful parts of Cornwall, everyone has their favourite resort town to visit. For some, it is Newquay, for some St Ives, whilst others prefer Truro – whichever you decide on, there is plenty to do and see in each.
The drive south – or west - might be a long one for some, but it’s certainly worth it. If you have time and fancy yourself as a bit of an explorer, you might tie in a visit to more than one resort on your trip.
Things to see on holiday in Cornwall
Hundreds of thousands of people descend on Cornwall every year and many return simply because there is so much to see. Holidays makers come back year after years because it’s so difficult to fit it all into one trip!
From the dramatic landscape and plunging cliffs of the north coast to the more sheltered picturesque fishing harbours of the south coast, there is something for everyone.
If the surfing hotspot of Newquay isn’t your thing, perhaps the vast open wilderness of Bodmin Moor or pretty fishing village of Polperro will be more suitable?
One of Cornwall’s yearly highlights is one of the UK’s largest music festivals held in Newquay, Boardmasters. The festival has musicians perform on the coastline and also includes a world-class international surfing competition on Fistral Beach for visitors to watch. If you get the opportunity to visit the area around the time of the festival, it’s a must.
Things to do on holiday in Cornwall
The question really is what do you want to do in Cornwall? Whatever your interests or desires are, Cornwall caters for all. You could visit a gorgeous garden, gallery or museum one day, have a day on the beach the next the next, or ride the waves with surfers, take a boat trip and do some cliff top walking.
Although there is plenty to do, there are some iconic attractions that we’d recommend you try and tie into your trip: St Michael's Mount; the Lost Gardens of Heligan; the Minack Theatre (with the sea making an incredible back drop); Tate St Ives; Land's End; Tintagel Castle and the Eden Project.
Find out more, in our blog post on the 10 best must do activities in Cornwall.
The best holiday cottages in Cornwall
We want to make sure that you book the best holiday let for you, so that your holiday in Cornwall is the best that it can be. At Holiday Cottage Compare, you can browse holiday cottages in Bude, Newquay, St Mawes, Penzance, St. Ives, Truro, Falmouth and more.
We give you so much variety and choice that it’s easy to find exactly what you are looking for. Take a closer look at our stunning collection of self-catering holiday cottages and apartments in Cornwall below.
Booking a holiday cottage in Cornwall
A selection of the vacation rentals in Cornwall are displayed below. To find the best one for you, use our filter options to the left, to narrow down what’s available until you find your favourite.
At any point, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have about booking a holiday cottage in Cornwall – we’re happy to help with all questions about the cottages and to give you advice before you go ahead and book.