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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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    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #8173085
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (38 reviews)
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #1402198
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      Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
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        • Sleeps 6
        House #444149
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 6 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 11
          Farmhouse #6542289
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            House #6579724
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              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (9 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
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              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (46 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
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                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Multiple rentals Barn #872464
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                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (20 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals Barn #872464
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                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (24 reviews)
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                      • 1 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Cottage #1820443
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                      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (44 reviews)
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                        • Studio
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Apartment #1080148
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                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                          (19 reviews)
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                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Multiple rentals Cottage #80090
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                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (33 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #1032456
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                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (32 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Multiple rentals Cottage #80090
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                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 5 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Cottage #6713066
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (9 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Bungalow #1993277
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                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                    (20 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Apartment #1995266
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                                    Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #1509871
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Apartment #1497619
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                                        Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (24 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1733133
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                                          Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (34 reviews)
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                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 6
                                            Farmhouse #413733
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                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (13 reviews)
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #1132438
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                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Multiple rentals Farmhouse #1132438
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                                                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #819616
                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                    • 5 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Chateau / Country House #827287
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                                                      • 5 BR
                                                      • 4 BA
                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                      Multiple rentals House #819616
                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #8034431
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                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          House #8152161
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                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                            Cottage #1554035
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                                                            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Cottage #8165488
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                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                House #1922476
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                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                  Cottage #8173500
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                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #6496070
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                                                                    Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                      Cottage #1764287
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                                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        House #6502270
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                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #8060161
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                                                                          Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #1819849
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                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              House #6555324
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                                                                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                House #6790335
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                                                                                Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Cottage #8077483
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                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Barn #8126279
                                                                                    6
                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                      (18 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #718523
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                                                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                        (5 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #8144045
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                                                                                        Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #1889038
                                                                                          3
                                                                                            Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Apartment #8054104
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                                                                                            Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #6540492
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                                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #8132098
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                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Cottage #8170956
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                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Multiple rentals Bungalow #1882660
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (15 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #8141008
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Brillant family holiday.Piece of heaven on earth!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in this beautiful extremely high-spec, immaculate property for a week in February. It is within walking distance of the gorgeous Gwynver beach and only 15 minute drive from Sennen Cove and lots of other great attractions. Our only problem was that the house was so lovely that we didn't want to leave. Hundreds of books, music in every room and the best bed I have ever slept in. I have left with house envy and plans to redecorate my home! Kelvin and Amanda are the perfect hosts and provided lots of useful info and local tips. We ate at the Gurnard Inn en route to St Ives. The drive there was amazing and the food was superb. I can't recommend this highly enough and will definitely book with thecornishway.co.uk again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      A perfect Holiday Hideaway

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved our days here in this lovely place. A great location, with parking. Short stroll into the village, and a bus stop right outside for trips into Newlyn and Penzance....you really don't need your car. Everything you could want, and a beautiful view. Enjoyed the sound of the nearby sea lulling us to sleep. Friendly owner, and lots of extra goodies such as cookies and local onion relish! We'll be back in warmer weather so that we can relax on the balcony.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent property, Superb location and stunning views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a great cottage, warm and welcoming and in a superb location. The photo's don't do it justice! I felt really at home there as soon as I saw the old miners lamps on the window ledge as I was a coal miner. Everything you could need is in the property, 3 tv's (which we never even turned on)' Wifi internet access & plenty of power sockets for all your gadgets. A very adequately supplied kitchen with full cooker, microwave & dishwasher and all you need to cook fantastic family meals. The lounge has two comfortable and spacious three-seater sofa's. The property layout has been really well planned, the upstairs has three sets of patio doors that give access to the outside balcony and even on wet days (of which we had more than our fair share) gives great views from Penzance to St Micheals Mount, and of course the railway line (which caused us no bother at all). The bedrooms are well proportioned and we found the beds very comfortable. The owners responded very quickly to help us sort out a couple of minor issues and could not have been more helpful. Staying here certainly lifted our spirits as unfortunately we were down to attend a family funeral :( Would we come here again? Most certainly if the slightest opportunity arises.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Mar-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017