Where to stay around North Cornwall?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 5,634 holiday lettings near North Cornwall. From 2,363 Houses to 2,056 Cabins, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near North Cornwall is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in North Cornwall?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in North Cornwall. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Devon: 5,395 holiday homes
  • Newquay: 2,018 holiday homes
  • Padstow: 1,701 holiday homes
  • Bude: 854 holiday homes
  • Looe: 1,738 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in North Cornwall! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in North Cornwall?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in North Cornwall with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Newquay: 2,018 holiday lettings
  • Padstow: 1,701 holiday lettings
  • Bude: 854 holiday lettings
  • Looe: 1,738 holiday lettings
  • Fowey: 1,613 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in North Cornwall?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in North Cornwall. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Watergate Bay: 3,592 holiday rentals
  • Eden Project: 4,454 holiday rentals
  • Fistral Beach: 3,719 holiday rentals
  • Polzeath Beach: 3,221 holiday rentals
  • Looe Beach: 2,440 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around North Cornwall listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Holidaymakers searching for holiday cottages in North Cornwall also enquired about apartments in Newquay, cottages in Callington and cottages in Praa Sands

Make a holiday cottage in North Cornwall your home away from home

Situated along an enviable stretch of Atlantic coastline, North Cornwall is a playground for outdoor enthusiasts, surfers, and beach goers. Filled with picturesque beaches, sandy bays and dramatic cliffs, the beauty of North Cornwall is only rivalled by its cultural offerings. Driving along the scenic winding roads of this small slice of paradise, visitors will discover castles, charming villages, and plenty of cosy pubs serving authentic Cornish cuisine. With everything that North Cornwall has to offer, it should come as no surprise that it is a favourite holiday destination for couples, families with children, and outdoor adventurers.

HomeAway has an impressive selection of holiday cottages in North Cornwall where guests will feel right at home. Most cottages have two to three bedrooms and come fully furnished with everything guests could possibly need for their stay. In North Cornwall, amenities such as easy beach access, ocean views, and Wi-Fi are commonplace. Prices for these rentals vary, but start at as little as £30 per night, making North Cornwall holiday cottages affordable for all budget ranges.

Things to do

-Beaches: There are dozens of excellent beaches to choose from when staying in a North Cornwall holiday cottage. Polzeath Beach, located at the mouth of the River Camel, stretches over 1,500 feet and is popular with surfers and families alike. Crantock Beach, near the cottages of popular holiday town Newquay, is another broad beach where visitors can enjoy swimming or dog walking. In addition to these great beaches, there are a number of smaller bays and coves dotting the North Cornwall coastline that can be discovered by driving or walking along the coast.

-Watersports: North Cornwall is famous for its surfing beaches. Some of the best in the area are located near the lovely accommodation of seaside village Bude. The breaks in this region are suitable for beginners as well as experts. Duckpool, Sandymouth, and Crooklets in particular are excellent for surfing. Polzeath is another good area for surfing as well as windsurfing. Lessons and equipment hire are available from both Bude and Polzeath.

-Food and drink: Cornwall boasts a strong culinary heritage and guests staying in North Cornwall holiday cottages will have plenty of opportunities to sample local delicacies. Fish pies and Cornish pasties are both must-tries. Cornwall is also well known for its high-quality dairy products, including a wide selection of cheeses, fudge, and clotted cream.

-Outdoor attractions: Walking, cycling and horse riding are all popular outdoor activities in North Cornwall. There are numerous paths that allow visitors to explore the region. The Camel Trail, which is a cycling path up the River Camel, is quite popular. North Cornwall also lies along the 630-mile South West Coast Path, which carves its way through hidden coves and cliff-top ridges.

-Family activities: Cornwall’s Crealy Adventure Park in Tredinnick is a must-visit for families with young children. Combining rides with opportunities for animal encounters, the adventure park is a great place to spend the afternoon. Animals lovers can head to the Newquay Zoo or the Blue Reef Aquarium, both located in Newquay. Other top family attractions in North Cornwall include the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, and Dairyland Farm World.

Weather in North Cornwall

Sunny North Cornwall enjoys lovely weather in the summer. July and August are the warmest months with high temperatures near 20°C and well over ten hours of sunshine per day. Autumn and winter are chilly, but are still well suited for walking, cycling, and other outdoor excursions. Rain is more common in the winter than in the summer.

Travel to North Cornwall

Though smaller villages and towns can be quite remote, North Cornwall is well connected from a transport perspective. Newquay is one of the largest towns in the area and has a rail station in addition to an airport that receives flights from throughout the UK. From Newquay, it’s possible to hire a car and make the short drive to the numerous locations of holiday cottages in North Cornwall.