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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.

    Excellent! 4.7/5
    (31 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Cottage #8147142
    31
    Viewed 117 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (19 reviews)
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      Cottage #6082727
      19
      Viewed 96 times in the last 48 hours
        Excellent! 4.5/5
        (14 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
        14
        Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (8 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6823960
          8
          Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.5/5
            (29 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1305587
            29
            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (11 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Cottage #8037623
              11
              Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (55 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 2
                Cottage #8121484
                55
                Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (15 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Cottage #8121395
                  15
                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (30 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Bungalow #6113635
                    30
                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (20 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #8108950
                      20
                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                        (12 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8118992
                        12
                        Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (24 reviews)
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Bungalow #8173738
                          24
                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                            (21 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Apartment #8035859
                            21
                            Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                              (11 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #8030881
                              11
                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (27 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Cabin #8170636
                                27
                                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                  (6 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #428907
                                  6
                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (20 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 3
                                    Barn #8161289
                                    20
                                    Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (7 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 7
                                      Cottage #8158245
                                      7
                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (14 reviews)
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Cottage #8153134
                                        14
                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (17 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          House #8144291
                                          17
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (22 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #6466401
                                            22
                                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.5/5
                                              (10 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                              10
                                              Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (15 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                House #8169817
                                                15
                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  House #6809062
                                                  12
                                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    House #6873113
                                                    6
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                      Cottage #8027943
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (31 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #1820253
                                                        31
                                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (21 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Lodge #733004
                                                          21
                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                            (7 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Bungalow #6576500
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                              (12 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #8059070
                                                              12
                                                              Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                (13 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #8053557
                                                                13
                                                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  House #8154409
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (15 reviews)
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                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                    • 4 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                    House #8158924
                                                                    15
                                                                    Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Cottage #719145
                                                                      11
                                                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (25 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8162122
                                                                        25
                                                                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (10 reviews)
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                                                                          • 5 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 16
                                                                          House #6711466
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (8 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8076410
                                                                            8
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (8 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilets
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              House #899338
                                                                              8
                                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (22 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Barn #8166234
                                                                                22
                                                                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Bungalow #8113554
                                                                                  7
                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Chalet #6497451
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 59 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                      (12 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Bungalow #8164974
                                                                                      12
                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Bungalow #1873226
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (19 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Apartment #8158903
                                                                                          19
                                                                                          Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (30 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #8164148
                                                                                            30
                                                                                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #6892376
                                                                                              1
                                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (16 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                Barn #1883065
                                                                                                16
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Bungalow #6782114
                                                                                                  4
                                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Farmhouse #6920978
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                    Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (17 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #6523010
                                                                                                      17
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Fabulous cottage and location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have just returned from a wonderful 5 days at Wain cottage which was beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable, a real home from home. We would not hesitate to highly recommend this as the perfect holiday cottage and look forward to returning as soon as we can.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect could fault anything

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We have stayed at many cottages, but this one is the best. Made very welcome by the owners and really want to make sure that we were ok. The cottage is spotless and very well appointed and a lovely welcome basket awaits your arrival. The only fault is we didn't stay long enough. Thank you for letting us use your wonderful cottage.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017