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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.

    Very Good! 4.1/5
    (19 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 5
    Cottage #104
    19
    Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (13 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      House #444149
      13
      Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (47 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
        47
        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (9 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
          9
          Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (20 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Barn #872464
            20
            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Multiple rentals Barn #872464
              53
              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (7 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 6 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 11
                Farmhouse #6542289
                7
                Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                  avg/night
                  • 4 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 8
                  House #6579724
                  1
                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • 4 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    House #6775068
                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (32 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Multiple rentals Cottage #80090
                      32
                      Viewed 39 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 15 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (34 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #1032456
                          34
                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (44 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • Studio
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #1080148
                            44
                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 5 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 9
                              Cottage #6713066
                              3
                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (5 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #6790335
                                5
                                Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Apartment #1497619
                                  2
                                  Viewed 89 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #1509871
                                    Viewed 150 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (9 reviews)
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #6798268
                                      9
                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                        (7 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Apartment #6798433
                                        7
                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (37 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Farmhouse #413733
                                          37
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (12 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            Chateau / Country House #827287
                                            12
                                            Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (7 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Multiple rentals Farmhouse #1132438
                                              7
                                              Viewed 87 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (13 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #1132438
                                                13
                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Apartment #6798325
                                                  5
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #6798319
                                                    3
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Apartment #6798320
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (10 reviews)
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #1541
                                                        10
                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                          (12 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Cottage #702272
                                                          12
                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            House #716772
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                              Cottage #8015574
                                                              2
                                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                (19 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Cottage #718523
                                                                19
                                                                Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                  (14 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Apartment #720643
                                                                  14
                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #721117
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Cottage #93377
                                                                      11
                                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (17 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #8034431
                                                                        17
                                                                        Viewed 111 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (27 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • Studio
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #411162
                                                                          27
                                                                          Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (34 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #411096
                                                                            34
                                                                            Viewed 94 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #1969064
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #1969098
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Cottage #1965076
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Apartment #1965080
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                      Cottage #1967488
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #1966660
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1969503
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Cottage #1964534
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #1968788
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                                                                                                • 7 BR
                                                                                                • 6 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                                                                Cottage #1968787
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #1968789
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #427648
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #8049026
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great place

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Tonkins cottage was absolutely perfect fir us. Great price, great position , helpful owners. Spent just over a week there and were very disappointed to leave. I am 6 foot 4 tall and banged my head everywhere within this house, however if anyone leaves a negative comment about tonkins cottage they are wrongly overestimating their own importance in life.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Characterful and authentic

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent a lovely week here. Superb location very near the coast. Amazing views in an unspoilt par
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017