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Cottages Lizard will allow you to please yourself

The Lizard (Lizard Point) with its lighthouse is a peninsula of Cornwall and the most southerly point of England apart from the Scilly Isles. This area is famous for a distinctive metamorphic rock, Serpentine. Lizard Point has had a lighthouse since 1751 to warn shipping about this attractive but dangerous coastline and its "Man O' War" rocks. There are many quaint coves on the Lizard including Mullion, Church Cove, Kynance Cove, Coverack, Cadgwith, Kennack Cove and Gunwalloe. Poldue Cove is where Marconi sent his first radio signal in 1901

Places to holiday on the Lizard

The face of tourism in Cornwall is changing, especially the types of accommodation available and this applies equally to South and North Cornwall. Many hotels and guest house are closing down and being converted into self catering holiday lets and the most popular choice by holidaymakers these days is holiday cottages.

Several nature spots exist on the Lizard including Mullion Island, the nature reserve at Predannack, Gweek National Seal Sanctuary and Goonhilly Downs. The Lizard is also home to the Cornish Chough, one of Englands rare breeds of bird. Cornish cottages are a perfect base for birdwatching, walking, getting close to nature and Cornwall beaches.

A holiday rental on the Lizard Peninsula is close to the Helford River and its numerous hamlets that evoke an atmosphere of past times. There are several inlets and creeks like Frenchman's Creek where Daphne du Maurier was inspired to write her book about romance and smuggling.

Things to do on the Lizard

The Lizard has many galleries, gift and craft shops and numerous places to eat, drink and try out Cornish specialities such as the pasty, clotted cream and Cornish ice cream. The Mullion Gallery in Helston has crafts and works of art from more than eight local craftspeople. You will never be short of gift ideas and even fisherman's smocks are very apparent in the area.

The Lizard Peninsula is the ideal place to take it easy and just mosey around the harbours and take in the views, with small cottages, whitewashed and thatched clustered around and colourful fishing boats moored on the beach. You can surf, swim, walk, windsurf, play golf, go horse riding a join one of the many scuba diving or surf schools in the area. There are numerous gardens to visit, fishing trips or join in a village barbecue.

Life in a Cornish holiday cottage really is about pleasing yourself. If you want to cook then this area has a multitude of organic farms or you can eat out, as many of the hotels, pubs and restaurants serve locally caught or grown food. Attractions near to Lizard cottages include Flambards, Trevarno Estate Gardens and National Museum of Gardening and Trebah Garden Trust or you can catch the Skybus from Lands End airport to the Isles of Scilly.

Weather at the Lizard

The Lizards climate is the warmest in Britain and the air is clear, crisp and untainted by industry.

Travel to the Lizard

Newquay airport is only an hour's drive away from the Lizard and National Express coaches have a direct service. Truro and Penzance are the nearest mainline railway stations and bus operators include Truronian, First and Western Greyhound.

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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 4
    Cottage #8110600
    12
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Cottage #1133002
      Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #6837789
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 5
          Cottage #1969833
          1
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            • 5 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Sleeps 10
            Villa #8052527
            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 10
              House #6864180
                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Cottage #1689529
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Cottage #8129486
                    • 5 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #1902842
                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Cottage #1902843
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (17 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                        17
                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (7 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #1993395
                          7
                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (38 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #8081922
                            38
                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (11 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Chalet #6543229
                              11
                              Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (3 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Cottage #8173033
                                3
                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (10 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                                  10
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (8 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #8155440
                                    8
                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Bungalow #6544231
                                      1
                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                                        14
                                        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Very Good! 4/5
                                          (3 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Bungalow #1788861
                                          3
                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #1947559
                                            3
                                            Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Cabin #8053442
                                              10
                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                Apartment #8133882
                                                18
                                                Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (10 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Bungalow #720645
                                                  10
                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #8118857
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #8118857
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Cottage #712913
                                                        5
                                                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          House #1995272
                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                            Chalet #6998031
                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (18 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #8157138
                                                              18
                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Bungalow #1690782
                                                                1
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  House #1902254
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8114225
                                                                    2
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Multiple rentals Farmhouse #8114225
                                                                      3
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8067232
                                                                        1
                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #8144134
                                                                          1
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #6559071
                                                                            6
                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8067232
                                                                              5
                                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                (3 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Bungalow #8071545
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                  Cottage #6886377
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                    (4 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 9
                                                                                    House #8125790
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #1967483
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #8114225
                                                                                        5
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Cottage #6524626
                                                                                          2
                                                                                          Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Cottage #814270
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #8082823
                                                                                              8
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                Barn #6736762
                                                                                                2
                                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #8101188
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Barn #8114225
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                                                                                                    Self Catering Holiday Cottages Lizard (300+)

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    A beautiful cottage in a gorgeous location!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Our hosts greeted us when we arrived and made sure we had everything we needed, they even organised an Easter egg hunt for our children! When we got into the cottage there was a Cornish cream tea waiting for us! The cottage was well equipped for our family including a garden for our children to play in. Our hosts were helpful when we asked for assistance but discreet at the same time; allowing us to enjoy our tranquil getaway. There is a gorgeous beach just ten minutes walk away. If you're looking for a cosy home from home in a quiet secluded area this is the place for you! Highly recommended!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                    Perfect Holiday in a tasteful and pretty cottage

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We stayed in The Farmhouse for one week and enjoyed every minute there! The accommodation is very tasteful furnished and very well equipped, surrounded by a beautiful garden and very close to great coastal paths to explore the coast! Very good information about lizard island and what to do and see in Cornwall!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Apr 2017