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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.

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                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                    Fantastic!!

                                                    5 of 5
                                                    Couldn't recommend these cottages enough! We brought our 18 month old daughter for a weeks stay, travel cot was a good size, clean and sturdy for her with a fresh sheet (we brought her blanket from home) there was also a highchair and a baby bath (both also very clean). We were also provided with a bottle steriliser which we did not need but nice to see they had gone to such an effort. Wonderful garden outside where she could play, she also enjoyed the child's play area on site. Kitchen was well equipped and very clean as was the rest of the cottage. Comfy beds, lovely shower, easy access to laundry room which is equipped with large washing machine and tumble dryer. Great location, lovely beaches just a short drive away and fabulous ports and harbours to stroll around also an hour or less away. All in all a fabulous holiday and can't wait to return next year!!
                                                    • Review Submitted: 12-Jul-2016
                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                    Wonderful holiday

                                                    5 of 5
                                                    We loved the Sea Shells cottage and we plan to come back next year. The cottage was so homely and comfortable. We meet the owners and they were lovely, helpful and friendly. Plus we loved all the cats they had ;-) Thank you for our holiday.
                                                    • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2016
                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016

                                                    Lovely holiday home with breathtaking views

                                                    5 of 5
                                                    My family stayed at Seagull cottage for 9 nights, not even the odd rainy day could dampen our holiday. The cottage is ideally located in a quiet cute de sac, the main town centre shops, restaurants etc are a short ten minute walk. The beach at Crooklets can be viewed from the garden and ground floor windows of the cottage, and is a defo minutes walk away. The National trust coastal path/walk to northcote beach and sandy mouth beach is right outside the front door. The cottage is very clean, fully equipped with everything you would need, a previous reviewer mentioned the ground floor bedrooms bed were uncomfortable, we didn't have this problem finding them very comfortable. The owners were extremely helpful prior to our arrival, there is a welcome pack providing all the info you need during your stay. I honestly cannot fault the cottage and will definately be returning.
                                                    • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2016
                                                    • Date of Stay: Jun 2016