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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 BA
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    Apartment #1402198
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      Cottage #1820443
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 3 BR
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        House #444149
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          Exceptional! 5/5
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          • 6 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Farmhouse #6542289
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
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            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! 5/5
                (45 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
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                  Multiple rentals Barn #872464
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (20 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Multiple rentals Barn #872464
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                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (43 reviews)
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                      • Studio
                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #1080148
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                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
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                        Multiple rentals Cottage #80090
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                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                          • 5 BR
                          • 4 BA
                          • Separate Toilet
                          • Sleeps 12
                          Villa #1055858
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                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
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                            Cottage #1032456
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                            Viewed 14 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 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 5 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Separate Toilet
                                • Sleeps 9
                                Cottage #6713066
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
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                                  House #8117097
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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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                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Cottage #8170490
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                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (24 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1733133
                                          24
                                          Viewed 43 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 15 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 28 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
                                                7
                                                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Multiple rentals Cottage #819616
                                                  Viewed 5 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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                                                      • Studio
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Cottage #6495720
                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 5 BR
                                                        • 4 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
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                                                        Multiple rentals House #819616
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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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                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                            • 1 BR
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                                                            Apartment #1995266
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Bungalow #1993277
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                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                Cottage #8034431
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                                                                Viewed 85 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                                  House #8152161
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                                                                  Viewed 50 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 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                      Cottage #1554035
                                                                      4
                                                                      Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #6496070
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                                                                        Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #8165488
                                                                          10
                                                                          Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (9 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #1764287
                                                                            9
                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (4 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #1819849
                                                                              4
                                                                              Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                House #6502270
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                                                                                Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
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                                                                                  Cottage #8173500
                                                                                  1
                                                                                  Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #8077483
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                                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8060161
                                                                                      10
                                                                                      Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                        (18 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #718523
                                                                                        18
                                                                                        Viewed 120 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          Cottage #1889038
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            House #6555324
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (6 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Multiple rentals Barn #8109241
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Barn #8126279
                                                                                                6
                                                                                                Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  House #6790335
                                                                                                  5
                                                                                                  Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Cottage #8144045
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 47 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                      (14 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Apartment #720643
                                                                                                      14
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautful house in central of Penzance

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is a very high quality, well furnished and equipped townhouse set over 3 levels with a good view over the bay from the top floor master bedroom. We arrived on a bitterly cold February day and were very pleasantly relieved to find the house toasty warm. After our long journey the bottle of French wine kindly left for us was a lovely additional touch. Mike, the next door housekeeper, is friendly and helpful and keeps the house immaculately clean. The main shopping street (including a supermarket) is a few minutes away along with a good choice of pubs and restaurants. There is a short walk downhill to the front passing by an excellent Indian restaurant where we ate one evening. The 2 bathrooms are very modern and the style of the house is a lovely eclectic blend of french rustic chic and modernity. Although the house is in the centre and of the town it lies in a very quiet location where only the seagulls will occasionally disturb your peace. We loved the little courtyard whch would be perfect for alfresco dining in the warmer months. We had a problem one morning trying to turn into the road from the alley as 2 cars had been illegally parked on double yellow lines opposite the exit. I wonder if the council could put some obstuction there to prevent this happening? As we have family in Penzance (the reason for our visit) we will look to rent this house for future visits. Linda was excellent at communicating with us and very helpful.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 26-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property is immaculately maintained with every possible home comfort you could possibly wish for. Incredible! Set back from the road and accessed via a gate, the cottage has so much charm, warmth and is very cosey with its brick walls, beams and a log fire. Living space and bedrooms were very comfortable and served all of our family needs. The owner provided a wonderful cream tea for our arrival which was very welcome indeed! Close by to Praa Sands beach and cafe, we were able to walk in the breezy sea air and watch the waves crashing in. Awesome! Lovely pub is just a short walk up the road to the Lion and Lamb where they serve great food at good prices. Easy to access all areas in this part of Cornwall- Lands End, Falmouth, St Ives and Penzance. Would highly recommend Porthleven, a lovely little village with great pubs! This was our first time to this area and we have loved every minute there as an immediate relief to our normal hectic lifestyles. Would highly recommend staying here and would most definitely return again (except we make a rule to never go to the same place twice!).
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect little getaway

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful and cosy little cottage, perfect for coastal walks and country pubs. Property was well decorated and looked after, and genuinely nice owners. We hope to return in the near future
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 22-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017