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Destination guide

Discover serene settings from Hayle holiday lettings

For those looking for a quaint and serene holiday trip, the riverside village of Hayle in Cornwall could be the ideal solution. This small town dating to the 19th century offers quiet natural surroundings, plenty of parkland and green space, and historic surroundings dating as far back as the Bronze Age. Here you’ll enjoy fine dining, great shopping and quiet walks along the water. Holiday lettings near Hayle offer an unforgettable holiday experience, whether for a romantic couple’s visit, a family travel experience or any other trip.

History

Historic sites and attractions near Hayle holiday homes

The town of Hayle itself is a historic attraction, dating back to the 18th century, and it is a World Heritage site. But other historic attractions are located near Hayle holiday homes as well. The Godrevy Lighthouse along St Ives Bay is said to have been the inspiration for the Virginia Woolf novel ‘To the Lighthouse’. While visiting the area, you can explore the Devonian mudstones and ice age deposits. The Church of St Elwyn was built in 1888 and was designed by famed architect J.D. Sedding. Bodriggy House is a granite home dating to 1710 and is a Grade II heritage-listed building.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Hayle

Do you want to find things to do in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Hayle has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Hayle Golf Range (0.1 mi / 0.2 km)
  • Paradise Park and JungleBarn (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Hayle Towans Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • West Cornwall Golf Club (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Gwinear Pitch & Putt (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Trevaskis Farm (2.3 mi / 3.6 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Hayle

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Hayle is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Land's End (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
  • Hayle Towans Beach (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
  • Carbis Bay Beach (3 mi / 4.9 km)
  • Godrevy Beach (3.3 mi / 5.3 km)
  • Godrevy Head (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Porthminster Beach (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Hayle

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 24.8 mi (39.9 km) from the city centre.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Hayle Station or Hayle St Erth Station to see more of the city.

How to get around

How to get to and around Hayle holiday cottages

Most people arrive at Hayle holiday cottages by train directly into the open-platform Hayle Station or by car from elsewhere in Cornwall. Car hires offer the freedom to travel as you like, see the surrounding countryside and take day trips to other locations. While in town, however, you shouldn’t need a car for transport. The town is quite walkable and can be traversed end-to-end in about an hour. For those who can’t or don’t want to walk, taxi and bus services are available.

Food & drink 

Food and drink to try near your Hayle holiday rental

While staying in your Hayle holiday rental, be sure to try some regional Cornish cuisine. Stargazy pie is a local fish-based dish with fish heads looking skyward as though stargazing. Pasties are famous in Cornwall and are savoury pastries filled with beef, onions, potatoes and seasonings. Squab pies are also a traditional food in the area made with a variety of ingredients often including mutton and apples. You might also enjoy a Cornish tea treat bun, a rich and spiced sweet bun with saffron, cinnamon and currants.

Essential info

Essential information about Hayle villa rentals

Hayle has a full-time population of just around 9,000 residents, classifying it as a small town. The area near villa rentals is generally quite safe for visitors, but you should use the same common sense you would elsewhere, such as not walking alone in unfamiliar areas at night. Plenty of things to do are available just blocks from villa rentals, including both indoor and outdoor attractions. Hayle is a very walkable town, with sights, attractions, dining, historic and heritage sites, nature walks and entertainment all within a few steps of one another.

How many holiday rentals are available around Hayle?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,971 holiday lettings around Hayle. From 29 chalets to 854 cottages, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a seaside property in Hayle?

Perhaps it's the dreamy sea views, or maybe it's the chance to bliss out all day, every day. There's just something about a beach holiday that appeals to one and all. There are 744 beachside rental homes to select from. Alternatively, you may prefer to try something a little different. HomeAway has loads of rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 508 beach holiday accommodation options.
  • 338 rural holiday accommodation options.
  • 318 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Hayle?

Instead of staying in a cookie-cutter hotel room this holiday, you could just rent an entire house. You'll feel like a part of the neighbourhood in no time! There are 830 houses available on HomeAway. Prices start at £64 per night. If that doesn't suit your crew's style, we've got a range of other self-catering accommodation options to pick from, such as:

  • Cottage: 676 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £56 per night.
  • Apartment: 384 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £50 per night.
  • Barn: 67 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £67 per night.

Can I stay in Hayle in a large group?

There's nothing more memorable than staying somewhere totally new with family and friends. The great news is HomeAway has options suitable for big groups. Why not have a squiz at the 196 house holiday rentals featured here? They're the leading choice for large groups of guests. If you're planning on travelling in a big group, the rental options that can meet your needs include:

  • If yours is a squad of 6, we've got 486 holiday rentals perfect for that size. Book a night for as little as £60.
  • Need a rental property for 5 guests? We have 167 that will serve you well. The starting price is £57 per night.
  • Seeking properties for rent suitable for 8 people? You'll be delighted to know we have 154 that'll be ideal. You can bag one from just £84 a night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you arrange your Hayle adventure through us!