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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (7 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 3 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    House #6790335
    7
    Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 7
      House #6775068
      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (50 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 5
        Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
        50
        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (10 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
          10
          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (22 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            Multiple rentals Barn #872464
            22
            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Multiple rentals Barn #872464
              54
              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (31 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #6749878
                31
                Viewed 441 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (48 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #1402198
                  48
                  Viewed 152 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 23 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                      (34 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Multiple rentals Cottage #80090
                      34
                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (18 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 3
                        Cottage #8173085
                        18
                        Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (20 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #8062135
                          20
                          Viewed 331 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (21 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Apartment #8133882
                            21
                            Viewed 202 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Cottage #8015574
                              3
                              Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                (35 reviews)
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Cottage #1745653
                                35
                                Viewed 108 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                  (27 reviews)
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #8130574
                                  27
                                  Viewed 122 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (32 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #1820443
                                    32
                                    Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (19 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #1994183
                                      19
                                      Viewed 147 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                        (50 reviews)
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                                        • Studio
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #1080148
                                        50
                                        Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (37 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Barn #8168616
                                          37
                                          Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (28 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #8133368
                                            28
                                            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (34 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Cottage #1516714
                                              34
                                              Viewed 106 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (21 reviews)
                                                View details for price
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                Cottage #8034431
                                                21
                                                Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (17 reviews)
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                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  Cottage #8165488
                                                  17
                                                  Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (10 reviews)
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                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    Bungalow #1884571
                                                    10
                                                    Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                      (31 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #1981815
                                                      31
                                                      Viewed 71 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        House #8152161
                                                        21
                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (24 reviews)
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                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                                                          24
                                                          Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (42 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cottage #8081922
                                                            42
                                                            Viewed 69 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (30 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Cottage #1733133
                                                              30
                                                              Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                (20 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #1130360
                                                                20
                                                                Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #1960425
                                                                  14
                                                                  Viewed 70 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                    View details for price
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Cottage #8060161
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (25 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #8103270
                                                                      25
                                                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                        (19 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #1378944
                                                                        19
                                                                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #1819849
                                                                          5
                                                                          Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (15 reviews)
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Cottage #8143761
                                                                            15
                                                                            Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #1764287
                                                                              14
                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                House #6515953
                                                                                7
                                                                                Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (16 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  House #8061460
                                                                                  16
                                                                                  Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (18 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #8172452
                                                                                    18
                                                                                    Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #6797089
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 65 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (18 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Cottage #1988846
                                                                                        18
                                                                                        Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Bungalow #1993277
                                                                                          13
                                                                                          Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (16 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #6829391
                                                                                            16
                                                                                            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (36 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #8172147
                                                                                              36
                                                                                              Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #6723068
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 78 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (7 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Barn #6812903
                                                                                                  7
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (20 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Apartment #8159158
                                                                                                    20
                                                                                                    Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (30 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Apartment #73192
                                                                                                      30
                                                                                                      Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Excellent property and very well stocked

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful house furnished to a very high standard.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Superb balcony, wonderful view, great location and careful attention from the owners.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The balcony and its superb view make 'Island Watch' a great holiday venue. The living area on the lower floor is small but just adequate for two. Very squeaky floor boards through the kitchen /lounge area caused us concern for the accommodation below, but the folk staying there were not bothered. The bath room and toilet is on an even smaller scale, but designed well and was fine. We were comfortable and we enjoyed being there. The bedroom on the higher level was more difficult. The information about the venue is clear that the bedroom is an attic/loft room and that was fine, but we found that the only place to stand upright was at the top of the stairs. I am not disabled but at 73 I found that to mount a step of between 18 and 20 inches to reach the drawers and hanging space for clothes was too difficult ..... and not even a rail or handle to grip for assistance! I think it needs a little re- planning. The owners could not have been more welcoming or helpful and the location is excellent.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017