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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! 4.9/5
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #1402198
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      Cottage #8173085
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
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        Cottage #1820443
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
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          Apartment #1995266
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 3 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 6
            House #444149
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              Exceptional! 5.0/5
              (6 reviews)
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              • 6 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 11
              Farmhouse #6542289
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              Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 8
                House #6579724
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                    (44 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
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                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (43 reviews)
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                      • Studio
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 2
                      Apartment #1080148
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                        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 40 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Villa #1055858
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                            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 55 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
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                              Cottage #1032456
                              33
                                • 5 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Cottage #6713066
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                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  House #8117097
                                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • Studio
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cabin #6120636
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #1509871
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #1497619
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                                        Viewed 86 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (7 reviews)
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Cottage #8170490
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                                          Viewed 19 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 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                              (34 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Farmhouse #413733
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                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                Cottage #93377
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                                                Viewed 123 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (13 reviews)
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #1132438
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                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Multiple rentals Farmhouse #1132438
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                                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                      • Studio
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      Cottage #411162
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                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Multiple rentals Cottage #819616
                                                        Viewed 13 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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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Barn #1391779
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                                                              • Studio
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Cottage #6495720
                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 5 BR
                                                                • 4 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                Multiple rentals House #819616
                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  Cottage #8034431
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                                                                  Viewed 155 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Bungalow #1993277
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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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                                                                      Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (9 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #8165488
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                                                                        Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                                          Cottage #1554035
                                                                          4
                                                                          Viewed 51 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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                                                                            Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                              Cottage #1819849
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (14 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Cottage #6496070
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                                                                                Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                                  House #6502270
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Cottage #8173500
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                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                                      Cottage #8141008
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                                                                                      Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Cottage #8144045
                                                                                        5
                                                                                        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Apartment #720643
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                                                            Apartment #721117
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                                                                                            Viewed 45 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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                                                                                                • 2 BR
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                                                                                                Cottage #8129505
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                                  Cottage #1889038
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                                                                                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1764287
                                                                                                    9
                                                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                                      House #6790335
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Stunning

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Trevara is a beautiful, characterful cottage. A lot bigger than expected and in a perfect setting with views over to St Michael's Mount. Only a few minutes walk into the small town with a few lovely shops and some great places to eat, we particularly enjoyed the food at the Godolphin. A very child and dog friendly place with a gorgeous beach, we enjoyed every minute of our stay over the new year. The cottage has everything you need, it's like home from home and the Xmas decorations were lovely. Thank you
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Lovely short break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely property, dog friendly a real bonus! Had a fabulous break as the surrounding area is gorgeous with tonnes to do. Highly recommended.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Excellent location. Warm and cozy. Very well equipped

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a fabulous week over Xmas. The wood burning stove made the week very cozy. The Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely touch. The bungalow is in an excellent location walking distance to the harbour with pubs and everything else. We would love to return in the near future . Dawn and louise. 😃
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016