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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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    • 1 BR
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    Cottage #1133002
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      Cottage #8110600
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        Villa #8052527
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          Cottage #6837789
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            • 2 BA
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            Cottage #1969833
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              House #6864180
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                • 3 BR
                • 3 BA
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                Cottage #8129486
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                  Cottage #8304110
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (24 reviews)
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                    • 2 BA
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                    Apartment #1992428
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                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                      • 1 BR
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                      Cottage #8173085
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        Apartment #1402198
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                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                          • 1 BR
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                          Apartment #8133882
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 1 BR
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                            Cottage #1745653
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                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
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                              Cottage #1994183
                              19
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Barn #8168616
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                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Cottage #8034431
                                  20
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Cottage #6712453
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                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Cottage #1130360
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #8103973
                                        16
                                        Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
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                                          Cottage #8134710
                                          12
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                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                            • 1 BA
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                                            Apartment #1080148
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Bungalow #1884571
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                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8165488
                                                  15
                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Bungalow #1993277
                                                    12
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                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #1733133
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        House #8152161
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                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6559071
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Cottage #8172452
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                                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Cottage #8060161
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                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Cottage #1554035
                                                                5
                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Chalet #6543229
                                                                  13
                                                                  Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #6488363
                                                                    11
                                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      House #8145222
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                                                                        Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        House #6580401
                                                                        5
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8166734
                                                                          27
                                                                          Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Bungalow #6513228
                                                                            15
                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              House #6790335
                                                                              7
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                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                                Cottage #8081922
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                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (26 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #420864
                                                                                  26
                                                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Farmhouse #8153133
                                                                                    6
                                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8077483
                                                                                      15
                                                                                      Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (13 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #6829391
                                                                                        13
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #8173500
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #8119512
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Chalet #6721732
                                                                                              10
                                                                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #6502270
                                                                                                11
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                  Bungalow #6811922
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (32 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Barn #1060481
                                                                                                    32
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      House #1922476
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Self Catering Holiday Cottages Lizard (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely house with fantastic views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely spacious house in a great location. Walking distance to the town centre and overlooking the beach. Well equipped kitchen with everything you need to cater for yourself. Friendly housekeeper who called to change sheets and towels after the first week. Very easy to relax and enjoy your holiday here.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful Cornwall

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great break, thanks in part to the superb hospitality of Bette and Graham. They were always on hand with tips or advice when needed. The cottage is clean and comfortable in an ideal setting for touring or walking.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017