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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
    (27 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Cottage #8147142
    27
    Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.5/5
      (12 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
      12
      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (18 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Cottage #6082727
        18
        Viewed 99 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (4 reviews)
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          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Cottage #6823960
          4
          Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
            Excellent! 4.5/5
            (28 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1305587
            28
            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (25 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Bungalow #6113635
              25
              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (51 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8121484
                51
                Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (14 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 4 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Cottage #8121395
                  14
                  Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (21 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Bungalow #8173738
                    21
                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                      (17 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Apartment #8035859
                      17
                      Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                        (8 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8118992
                        8
                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Chalet #6497451
                          2
                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (24 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cabin #8170636
                            24
                            Viewed 18 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 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                (7 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                Bungalow #6576500
                                7
                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (19 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Cottage #8108950
                                  19
                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (18 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #6466401
                                    18
                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                      (12 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #8053557
                                      12
                                      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (6 reviews)
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                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 7
                                        Cottage #8158245
                                        6
                                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (18 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 3
                                          Barn #8161289
                                          18
                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (7 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            House #6547251
                                            7
                                            Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (15 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              House #8144291
                                              15
                                              Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 11
                                                House #8169817
                                                15
                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #6523010
                                                  13
                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #8030881
                                                    10
                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Bungalow #6504675
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #6809062
                                                        10
                                                        Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          Cottage #8027943
                                                          4
                                                          Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                            (20 reviews)
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            Lodge #733004
                                                            20
                                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #428907
                                                              5
                                                              Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                                                9
                                                                Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  House #8158924
                                                                  13
                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cabin #8166082
                                                                    23
                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #8059070
                                                                      11
                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #8162122
                                                                        21
                                                                        Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (26 reviews)
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                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Apartment #8164148
                                                                          26
                                                                          Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (21 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Barn #8166234
                                                                            21
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              House #8154409
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (15 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #8169716
                                                                                15
                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (15 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  Barn #1883065
                                                                                  15
                                                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (4 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Cottage #6541990
                                                                                    4
                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      House #6873113
                                                                                      2
                                                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #8078309
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (4 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Bungalow #1873226
                                                                                          4
                                                                                          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Bungalow #8113554
                                                                                            6
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (28 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #1820253
                                                                                              28
                                                                                              Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (15 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #8158903
                                                                                                15
                                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Cottage #719145
                                                                                                  9
                                                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                    (9 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Bungalow #8164974
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Good! 3.9/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #6524484
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely character cottage with quality furnishings

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a four night break in this lovely cottage with our dog. The setting is very quiet and peaceful. While we were there the weather turned very cold but the wood burner kept the cottage very warm and cosy. The owners are very pleasant and on hand if you need them.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Stylish and equipped with everything you will need for a Cornish holiday at any time of year.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Our stay at the Summer House over Easter weekend was fantastic. It is well located for the beach and for going further afield - we visited the Eden Project which was only an hour away. Close to Bude for more eating and shopping. We walked the coastal path to Crackington Haven which was spectacular if not for the faint hearted. The Summer House was cosy on the chilly evenings with very effective heating. It is well equipped for cooking at home and the cream tea welcome was a nice touch. Nicola and Bob were very welcoming and on hand for any advice or help if needed. We would recommend and return for another stay in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017