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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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    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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    • 4 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Cottage #6082727
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      Excellent! 4.5/5
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
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        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #8147142
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          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Bungalow #6113635
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 3
            Cottage #1785071
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 3
              Barn #8161289
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                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 6
                Bungalow #8173738
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                  Excellent! 4.5/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  House #8078309
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                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Apartment #8035859
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                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cabin #8170636
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                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #1820253
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                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Barn #8166234
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                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Cottage #8121484
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                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                              • 5 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 11
                              House #8169817
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                                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Bungalow #8164974
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  Cottage #6823960
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                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
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                                    Cottage #6523010
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
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                                        • 1 BR
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                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
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                                          • 1 BR
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                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #1056319
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                                            • 1 BR
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                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
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                                              Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1056319
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                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1056319
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                                                    Multiple rentals Cottage #6479244
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                                                      Multiple rentals Cottage #1056319
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                                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Lodge #733004
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                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Cottage #8053557
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                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                            House #6547251
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                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 5 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                              House #8158924
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                                                                Good! 3.8/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #6524484
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                                                                Viewed 127 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Cabin #8166082
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                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #8144291
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      House #6809062
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        House #8059070
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #1988908
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                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #1515751
                                                                            3
                                                                            Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Bungalow #8113554
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                                                                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                House #8133883
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                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Barn #1996680
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                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Barn #1895330
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                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                      (25 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #8164148
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                                                                                      Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Barn #1883065
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                                                                                        Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 16
                                                                                          House #6711466
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                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Bungalow #6089116
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                              (23 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Cottage #8132064
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #6722683
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                                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                  (21 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #8162122
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                                                                                                  Viewed 103 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #8127088
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                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                      (19 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Cabin #1707400
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Amazing, will definitely come back again and again!!!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      My boyfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights. The cottage is beautiful and sophisticated. Loved it 😊
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      A fantastic property in a great location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is of a very high standard with no stone left unturned in providing everything required for a comfortable and enjoyable stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect place for a trip for 2. Couldn't have been better!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Beech Hut is the most wonderful little building and as soon as we got there we wanted one! Not that we have anywhere to put it. Perfectly formed and beautifully furnished it had everything we needed for a romantic break. The village is lovely and the garden is charming. Leonie and Rob made us feel very welcome. We can't wait to return! Couldn't recommend highly enough :)
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017