Cornwall is one of the sunniest locations in the UK so if you’re looking for a UK holiday with sun and sand here are the best self-catering Cornwall staycations we could find. From the most unique to the most expensive and from the most romantic to the most picturesque, which one will you choose for your next trip to Cornwall?
An Eco-Friendly House: Self-Catering Cornwall
If you’re looking for your next self-catering holiday in Cornwall, consider this Californian-style eco-home just minutes from Trevaunance Cove.
Situated in Wheal Friendly Gardens, an early 19th-century tin mine pump house, with World Heritage Status, this delightful eco-friendly house has sea views and a lush garden. I just love how the roof is covered with a wildflower garden.
A Luxury Beach House
Overlooking Kingsand Beach & Cawsand Bay, this luxurious and stylish house has been renovated beautifully. With underfloor heating, a log burner, views over the white-sand beach and a stone’s throw from the village’s Devonport Inn, what more could you ask for.
This period property also sleeps eight people and is spread over three floors. If you were looking for a super-chill holiday as close to the bench as you could possibly get, this would be it.
A Unique Cornish Treehouse
Stay in this secluded luxury treehouse with a beautiful private balcony overlooking the lush, green Cornish countryside. With floor to ceiling windows, it is light and airy and is situated in a two-acre woodland for your exclusive private use.
This luxury Cornish Airbnb features a downstairs snuggery, fitted with a 3D cinema & games room, complete with comfy sofas and a 4K Ultra HD projector with a huge 5-metre screen.
Close to Salcombe Coast and Dartmoor National Park. Mothercombe Beach, just five minutes away, was used as a location for Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, as was nearby Saltram House, a huge Georgian period property, once the largest country seat in Devon.
The Most Expensive Self-Catering In Cornwall?
At over £2,000 per night, this astonishing castle can be yours.
Located in the Tamar Valley in the private Pentillie Estate, it overlooks the River Tamar. With 11 bedrooms, it also has an outdoor solar heated swimming pool, a Drawing Room with a large open fire and a Games Room with widescreen TV, billiards, table tennis and a dartboard.
Super Cheap In Cornwall
One of the cheapest, absolutely no-frills, accommodation we found was this hotel in central Newquay.
Bertie’s Lodge is in Newquay with the Great Western Beach less than a two minute walk away. There are also another four beaches within seventeen-minute walks.
There’s a bar on-site with a pool table and of course, being in central Newquay you’d be close to everything.
A Simple Campsite In Cornwall
This National Trust Farm Campsite is surrounded by the North Predannack Downs Nature Reserve and the Lizard National Nature Reserve and money from the campsites helps with their upkeep.
The South West Coast Path is only a 10-minute walk from the campsite where you’ll find grass pitches with electric hook-ups, a children’s play area, a brand new facilities block, a launderette, outdoor washing up areas and a chemical toilet disposal point.
For those who prefer a few more home comforts, there are a number of camping pods available too.
Closest To The Beach: Self-Catering Cornwall
Situated on the beach, this luxury beach apartment couldn’t get any closer to the lapping waves at Gorran Haven.
This beachside cottage boasts traditional exposed stone walls and at low tide a sandy beach just a step away.
A Cornwall Penthouse
Look at this phenomenal penthouse overlooking Fistral Beach.
With incredible views, this upmarket penthouse overlooks Newquay’s Fistral Beach. It’s another property with floor to ceiling glass and is a short distance from surf culture bars, restaurants and shops. The area is famous for its surf and with a number of local surf schools, now is the chance to learn if you haven’t already.
How Pretty Is This?
How pretty is this romantic wooden cabin tucked into the hillside? Perched overlooking the white sands of Tregonhawke Beach, Whitsand Bay you can fall asleep to the lull of rolling waves beneath you.
With a small rustic track to take you directly onto the beach and a private wooden deck to enjoy the views, this is an idyllic place to spend some time.
As Featured On TV….
This detached two-bedroom cottage that sits above Port Isaac Harbour was featured in the TV series, Doc Martin.
A Chic Garden With A View
Glamorous and cosy, this chic garden escape is beautifully decorated and is a short distance from the village of Perranuthnoe. It’s a stunning property offering exceptional panoramic sea views. How idyllic.
A ten-minute walk along the coastal footpath takes you down to a nearby sandy beach or enjoy local coastal walks around the mesmerising, Prussia Cove, rich in smuggling history.
A Shepherd’s Hut For Romance
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in Cornwall, we think this hut looks fantastic. It’s rural, with great views and pretty secluded in nature.
On the border close to Cornwall, this cute and cosy Shepherd’s Hut has a double bed tucked away into a raised alcove
What A Roundhouse!
What an unusual & amazing house. Have you ever seen a roundhouse before?
Overlooking lakes, with a balcony, lawned garden leading down to a trickling river and patio area with charcoal barbecue, you’d be a twenty-minute walk to the beach at Polzeath and there are also several footpaths running to Roserrow and St Minver.
Stay In This Cornish Walled Bothy
Can you imagine staying in an almost entirely stone house tucked into a seven-acre walled garden?
Set in the tranquil Tamar Valley on the Cornwall-Devon border this is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Bothy has an acre of wildflower meadow with fruit trees and a covered gazebo too.
The Most Stylish In Cornwall
Just look at this idyllic, stylish space with sultry colours and a ton of light. Found in the harbour town of Mousehole, the Old Fish Cellar is over 300 years old although you wouldn’t know it from its boutique-style interior.
With a bespoke kitchen and a copper sink, funky lighting, retro workbenches and a delightful handcrafted window seat, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t leave its comforts during your stay.
Best Instagrammable View
If you want to make everyone jealous of your amazing holiday, you must stay at Cliff House which overlooks Crantock Beach.
The house comes with 1 acre of gardens and private access to the beach and sea. If that isn’t enough, there’s an indoor swimming pool complete with bi-fold doors that open up onto the terrace where you’ll find a hot tub. There is also a small gym onsite!
Stay In A Yurt
Stay in a Mongolian yurt, crafted from sustainably sourced materials and heated with a wood-burning stove.
Here you’ll also find an adventure playground and games room, a communal campfire and a shared garden. There’s even a volleyball net if you’re feeling competitive.
Don’t you love how this Yurt brings the outdoors inside? We love yurts and hope you do to?
The Funkiest In Cornwall
Located between Falmouth and Truro, this 1978 Airstream Motorhome is set on five acres of land with streams and ponds running alongside fruit tree orchards.
Roaming the land you will find goats, ducks and chickens and you may see deer, kingfishers and otters as well as lots of other wildlife.
You’d be crazy not to book this for your next holiday.
An Unusual Hotel
Despite this looking like a Disney resort it was actually built in 1899 & took over five years to build.
Crenellated turrets adorn this imposing mansion hotel set on the headlands near the Southwest Coast Path. Nearby are the ruins of Tintagel Castle and Tintagel village.
Enviable For Large Families
All of the properties we’ve shown are enviable in some way but this collection of cottages with 12 bedrooms, pondside view, stone exterior and wooden balcony seem particularly aesthetically pleasing.
Trehill Cottage sits in 4 acres of grounds with a games room and is perfect for large families because it comes with an additional 4 cottages, an outdoor swimming pool and a football pitch.
Best Cornish Roof Top
Cornwall gets a significant amount of sunshine so why not stay somewhere where you can really benefit from it. Accommodation with a rooftop garden seems impressive especially as it has 180-degree views over the ocean.
The rooftop is fully decked with a hot tub and loungers whilst the local area also has a shared pool and sauna.
Could This Be The Most Relaxing?
A private beach is a certain way to avoid the stress of going oceanside. So Tranquil is located on a privately-owned estate with its own private beach, accessed with a key.
Aside from the house being gorgeous it not only exudes quietness but gives you relaxation with a private hot tub & summerhouse. Just check out those views!
A Thatched Cottage
At 250 years old, this cottage might be the oldest cottage featured here and it also comes with a boat.
A delightful cottage with beamed ceilings, a private garden and pagoda, countryside views as well as kayaks and bikes. You would be thoroughly spoilt if you decided to stay here.
A Holiday With A Heated Pool
Is there anything more unpredictable than the English weather? You wouldn’t have to worry about that with this cottage and heated pool.
Featuring a light-airy, open plan living room-kitchen with patio, bbq and views over the valley, this would be a perfect holiday spot to relax from life and lounge by the pool.
Stay On A Small Mobile Caravan Site
Golden Burn Cottage Caravan is less than 5oom’s walk from Porthcothan Bay, one of Cornwall’s finest beaches.
Nestled between Newquay and Padstow, Porthcothan Beach is a beautiful cove backed by grassy dunes. At low tide, the beach opens out to connect with smaller coves and at high tide, it is sheltered by the surrounding cliffs.
Perfect for families or couples alike.
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