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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.

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                                                                                                      Lovely cottage!!

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                                                                                                      We really didn't know what to expect! Having seen the photos online we thought it looked good but in real life the cottage is lovely. It was our base for five nights while we toured around south Cornwall and was so comfortable to come back too after a day exploring - it felt like home!! It has all the amenities you could think of although we used very few of them but a comfortable bed, good shower and a delightful conservatory to chill in before going out for a meal made the stay very enjoyable. Thoroughly recommend this cottage for a very quiet relaxing homely feel!!
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Cosy comfortable cottage in Penzance

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                                                                                                      The cottage is cosy and comfortable and ideally located in the centre of Penzance. Restaurants, pubs and shops are all within a couple of minutes walk, but as the cottage is tucked away and located off a courtyard, it's very quiet (apart from some rather loud seagulls!) The only downside is that to access the parking space, you have to go down a very narrow alleyway, and as people park on the double yellow lines opposite, it's sometimes impossible to turn into the alleyway and very difficult to get out again. However, we did manage to find a space on the roadside leading up to the cottage, so parked there instead. Once inside, the cottage is warm and welcoming. The open plan ground floor is light and spacious and it was great to be able to sit outside in the courtyard in the September sunshine. The double room in the eaves is lovely, with a comfortable bed and nice ensuite bathroom. We cooked in the cottage for a couple of nights, and the kitchen is generally well equipped, although we'd have liked a potato masher! We loved the artwork and decorative bits and pieces and would be very happy to stay again.
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017