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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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                                                                                                      Great holidays in a nice cottage with gorgeous sea views

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                                                                                                      We - that is my husband, me and our Australian Shepherd - enjoyed two lovely weeks exploring Cornwall during a period of sunny weather - lucky us! - always coming "home" to this very nice cottage after a long day out . It is situated in the small town of Marazion, so many shops are in walking distance. To reach the South West Coast Path you have to walk briskly for 10-15 minutes or you get acces over the beach, which is 3 min. away. From the spacious balcony, one can look at the sea and remember the day. The kitchen equipment is complete - we didn´t miss a thing. The Lady who cares for the cottage is very nice and helpful. The property was absolutely clean and well-maintained. And - good if you want to bring children or a pet: It is enclosed, so no one can get away (if you close the doors) :-) For the workoholis and surfoholics: The WIFI is excellent! We can only recommend this cottage!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2016
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                                                                                                      Comfortable Stay

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                                                                                                      We enjoyed our stay in this property. The house was clean and comfortable and had pretty much everything you could need. There are 3 lovely cosy bedrooms upstairs from the lounge which the children loved. As they are away from the other two main bedrooms the children were able to make as much noise as they wanted in the morning without waking us up! The garden is huge and beautiful. Very much a home from home stay.
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                                                                                                      Fabulous House and Amazing Location!

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                                                                                                      We had an amazing stay at Paul and Oona's house. There were between 6 and 12 of us throughout the week, and there was plenty of space for everyone! The location is great, and the views are just beautiful. We really enjoyed the huge kitchen/dining area and we spent quite a few evenings sitting round the table and playing cards! We also made use of the garden and played volleyball and badminton, sat out for breakfast, and had a couple of BBQs. The property was really clean when we arrived, with towels provided and various bits and pieces (including wine, thank you!) in the kitchen. There were also board games and lots of info about the local area. It was a perfect base for exploring, with St. Ives, Penzance (and St. Michael's Mount) and the rather lovely Sennen Cove all within easy reach. Paul and Oona were great, and recommended various local amenities including a fantastic farm shop down the road which we made good use of! There are also several large supermarkets close by. Would definitely recommend, and we may well be back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016