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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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                                                                                                      Unforgettable place!

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                                                                                                      From the moment we spotted Rinsey Head house as we approached on the cliff-top drive we didn't want to leave. The house is the perfect base from which to explore a lovely part of Cornwall. From beach and country walks to Medieval church wall paintings and mining heritage there is always something to do whatever the weather. We also spent a large amount of time with eyes glued to telescopes and binoculars as the views from the house over the sea are absolutely breathtaking. The house itself is clean, warm and comfortable with a really well equipped kitchen. It's the sort of place that should be booked up years in advance and part of me doesn't want to share how wonderful it was in case it gets too busy and we can't come back. If you want a holiday you will never forget then book this house. I promise you won't be disappointed.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 28-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Very good. Clean, tidy and inviting

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                                                                                                      We were four couples who enjoyed the privacy of the house and its interiors. It gave us an opportunity to get together under one roof around the clock in an homely atmosphere. It was a good base for our activities during the day. We got what we came for and much more.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                      Fabulous position providing a lovely relaxed stay in one of the most convenient places in Cornwall.

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                                                                                                      We were greeted and made very welcome by Linda with fruit loaf and local jam after a long drive, just perfect. Having spent a week enjoying all the Cornish coastline it was great to return each night to the peace and tranquility the property offered. The impact the house has had is reflected in the fact that we are about to book a further break. Can't recommend highly enough 5*.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Sep-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016