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Make a holiday cottage in South West Cornwall your home away from home

With miles of untamed Atlantic coastline and dozens of charming seaside villages, South West Cornwall is an appealing holiday destinations for couples, families, and lovers of the outdoors. This region of the UK is renowned for its beautiful, windswept beaches, breathtaking coastal trails, outdoor pursuits and wealth of family-friendly attractions.

HomeAway has a wide selection of holiday cottages in South West Cornwall to choose from. Most cottages have two to three bedrooms, but some holiday homes offer six bedrooms or more to suit larger families and groups. In addition to being fully furnished, many rentals come with a host of amenities such as sea views, Wi-Fi, and a swimming pool. Weekly rates for South West Cornwall holiday homes are based on location and size, but three bedroom cottages can generally be booked for £350 - £400 per week.

Things to do

-Beaches: There are dozens of great beaches within reach of holiday cottages in South West Cornwall. Porthmeor Beach near the holiday accommodation in Helston when staying in a South West Cornwall holiday cottage. Theme park Flambards has rides, attractions, and play areas for children of all ages. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is also located in Helston and open daily to families. For all the fun of the beach but in a safer setting, head to the Jubilee Pool at Penzance. The Art Deco lido provides families with a safe place to enjoy the water.

-Outdoor activities: This part of the country is an outdoor haven, with a multitude of trails well suited for cycling, walking, and horse riding. From holiday homes in South West Cornwall the coastline can be explored via the South West Coast Path, which offers walks ranging from easy to challenging and stretches out over 630 miles of coastline. On the water, St. Ives has a few beaches that are good for surfing and windsurfing.

Weather in South West Cornwall

South West Cornwall enjoys a mild coastal climate that is characterised by mostly sunny summers and chilly winters. The warmest months of the year are July and August, when high temperatures can hit 20°C or more. Spring, early summer, and autumn are pleasantly cool, with highs typically ranging from 12°C to 17°C. Winters are a fair bit colder and rainier, but freezing temperatures are a fairly rare occurrence.

Travel to North Cornwall

Drivers can take the A30 or A39 into the heart of South West Cornwall. The A30 provides fairly easy access to towns on the north coastline, whilst the A39 is closer to Falmouth and Helston. A few of the major towns in the area can also be reached by rail, including St. Ives, Penzance, and Falmouth.

Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6790335
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Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #6775068
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(50 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
50
Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
10
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(22 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Barn #872464
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Barn #872464
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Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(31 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6749878
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Viewed 436 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(48 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1402198
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Viewed 142 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #80090
19
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(34 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Cottage #80090
34
Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8062135
20
Viewed 313 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #8173085
18
Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #8133882
21
Viewed 208 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #8015574
3
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(35 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1745653
35
Viewed 115 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8130574
27
Viewed 125 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1994183
19
Viewed 157 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(32 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1820443
32
Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(50 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1080148
50
Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(37 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Barn #8168616
37
Viewed 109 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(28 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8133368
28
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(34 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1516714
34
Viewed 117 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(21 reviews)
View details for price
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8034431
21
Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(17 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8165488
17
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Bungalow #1884571
10
Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(32 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1981815
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Viewed 80 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(21 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #8152161
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Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(24 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
24
Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(42 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #8081922
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Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(30 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1733133
30
Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #1130360
20
Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1960425
14
Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(12 reviews)
View details for price
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8060161
12
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8103270
25
Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1378944
19
Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1819849
5
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8143761
15
Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Cottage #1764287
14
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
House #6515953
7
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #8061460
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Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8172452
18
Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
House #6905529
3
Viewed 95 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Bungalow #1993277
13
Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(16 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6829391
16
Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(36 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #8172147
36
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #6723068
8
Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6797089
4
Viewed 75 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Barn #6812903
7
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #8159158
20
Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #73192
30
Viewed 82 times in the last 48 hours
 

Recent Reviews

Excellent property and very well stocked

5 of 5
Beautiful house furnished to a very high standard.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Superb balcony, wonderful view, great location and careful attention from the owners.

4 of 5
The balcony and its superb view make 'Island Watch' a great holiday venue. The living area on the lower floor is small but just adequate for two. Very squeaky floor boards through the kitchen /lounge area caused us concern for the accommodation below, but the folk staying there were not bothered. The bath room and toilet is on an even smaller scale, but designed well and was fine. We were comfortable and we enjoyed being there. The bedroom on the higher level was more difficult. The information about the venue is clear that the bedroom is an attic/loft room and that was fine, but we found that the only place to stand upright was at the top of the stairs. I am not disabled but at 73 I found that to mount a step of between 18 and 20 inches to reach the drawers and hanging space for clothes was too difficult ..... and not even a rail or handle to grip for assistance! I think it needs a little re- planning. The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful and the location is excellent.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017