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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 55 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.7/5
      (13 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 4 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      Multiple rentals Cottage #8130947
      13
      Viewed 64 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 18 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (10 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 3 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
          10
          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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            • 4 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            House #6775068
            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (21 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Multiple rentals Barn #872464
              21
              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Multiple rentals Barn #872464
                54
                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (19 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Apartment #8159158
                  19
                  Viewed 182 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (48 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • Studio
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Apartment #1080148
                    48
                    Viewed 24 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 14 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! 4.9/5
                          (29 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #6749878
                          29
                          Viewed 256 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (15 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 3
                            Cottage #8173085
                            15
                            Viewed 68 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Apartment #1509871
                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Apartment #1497619
                                2
                                Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                  (17 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Apartment #8062135
                                  17
                                  Viewed 234 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (46 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Apartment #1402198
                                    46
                                    Viewed 114 times in the last 48 hours
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      Cottage #8015574
                                      3
                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
                                        (27 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #8130574
                                        27
                                        Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (19 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 2
                                          Apartment #8133882
                                          19
                                          Viewed 145 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (33 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Cottage #1745653
                                            33
                                            Viewed 90 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                              (29 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #1820443
                                              29
                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                (19 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Cottage #1994183
                                                19
                                                Viewed 83 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (34 reviews)
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Barn #8168616
                                                  34
                                                  Viewed 101 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                    (27 reviews)
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Apartment #8133368
                                                    27
                                                    Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (33 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Cottage #1516714
                                                      33
                                                      Viewed 104 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                        (20 reviews)
                                                        View details for price
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #8034431
                                                        20
                                                        Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                          (19 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                          Cottage #1130360
                                                          19
                                                          Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                            (23 reviews)
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8053442
                                                            23
                                                            Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (9 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Bungalow #1884571
                                                              9
                                                              Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (5 reviews)
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                House #6515953
                                                                5
                                                                Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (15 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Cottage #8165488
                                                                  15
                                                                  Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #1960425
                                                                    12
                                                                    Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Bungalow #1993277
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                        (29 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #1981815
                                                                        29
                                                                        Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (27 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #1733133
                                                                          27
                                                                          Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (20 reviews)
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            House #8152161
                                                                            20
                                                                            Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                              Cottage #1764287
                                                                              13
                                                                              Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                (15 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #8143761
                                                                                15
                                                                                Viewed 49 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (24 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  House #8103270
                                                                                  24
                                                                                  Viewed 60 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                    (16 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #8172452
                                                                                    16
                                                                                    Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                      View details for price
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8060161
                                                                                      11
                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                        (18 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #1378944
                                                                                        18
                                                                                        Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Cottage #1554035
                                                                                          5
                                                                                          Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                            (5 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Cottage #1819849
                                                                                            5
                                                                                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (13 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Apartment #6024140
                                                                                              13
                                                                                              Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (15 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                House #8061460
                                                                                                15
                                                                                                Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #6797089
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                    (13 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Chalet #6543229
                                                                                                    13
                                                                                                    Viewed 81 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                      (11 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #6488363
                                                                                                      11
                                                                                                      Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Overwhelming!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This beautiful house is just stunning. It is a jewel and we were overwhelmed. The view is fantastic.The ideal place for a relaxing holiday in this beautiful part of the world. It was very clean and we've had everything we needed. Thank you Kelvin for making our stay so pleasant. We'll return for sure!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      An oasis of peace and tranquility

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      An oasis of peace and tranquility
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017