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Make a holiday rental home or cottage in West Cornwall, England your home away from home

Cornwall is carries a strong identity that is unlike to anywhere else in the UK, with a distinct history, unique culture and even its own language. West Cornwall is the choice of many visitors heading to this diverse region, as it offers some of the best beaches and surfing options, historical towns such as St Ives and Penzance, and close proximity to Land’s End – the very tip of south-east Britain.

Things to do in West Cornwall, England

Many people head to Cornwall for a beach holiday, and West Cornwall boasts some of the finest beaches in the UK, with clear waters and great surfing opportunities. Some of the most popular beaches lie at St. Ives, Perranporth and Sennen. There are also many historical landmarks to visit and a great range of art and culture museums to be enjoyed.

Places to visit on holiday in West Cornwall, England

St Ives is a picturesque town that attracts many tourists every year to its cobbled streets and great beaches. The town has a laid-back atmosphere, and is perfect for culture-vultures, with a branch of the Tate Gallery, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and other art and history attractions some of the main draws. St Ives also has great beaches, of both the sand and pebble variety.

Further great surfing beaches lie at Sennen, Carbis Bay and Perranporth, and breathing in the crisp ‘Cornish Champagne’ sea air certainly is exhilarating. As well as surfing, many other water sports can be found on these beaches, and you can also explore the rock pools and tranquillity of the many pebble beaches than also exist along the west coast.

Penzance is another great destination from which to base yourself when enjoying a holiday in West Cornwall. The town has many historical museums such as the Maritime Museum and the National Lighthouse Museum, as well as a promenade and open-air bathing pool – one of the oldest of its type in the country, and St Michael’s Mount, a famous 14th Century castle.

No vacation in West Cornwall would be complete without a trip to Land’s End, the tip of the south-east mainland, which offers some excellent photographic opportunities. The most southerly point is at Lizard, a few miles to the south-east.

Weather in West Cornwall, England

Cornwall receives possibly the best climate in the UK, with mild winters and warm and sunny summer months. The best months to visit are June, July and August, with an average temperature of 18C – though these are also the busiest tourist months. Crowds can be avoided by visiting West Cornwall out of this period, when temperatures drop just a few degrees.

Travel to West Cornwall, England

Newquay Cornwall Airport (NQY) is the nearest airport to West Cornwall, and lies around 12 miles from your holiday rental destination in West Cornwall. Most incoming flights are of the domestic variety, so foreign visitors may need to change at aLondonairport. Plymouth Airport (PLH) is an alternative option, but requires a slightly longer drive upon arrival.

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                              Cottage #400351
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                                Multiple rentals Cottage #845297
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                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                  Cottage #1988846
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                                                                    Cottage #1516714
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                                                                      Cottage #6749878
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                                                                        Cottage #8130574
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                                                                            Apartment #6024140
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  Apartment #1960425
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                                                                                    House #8103270
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                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                      Apartment #8130604
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                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                        Bungalow #6513228
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                          Apartment #8172147
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                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              Cottage #8174376
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                Cottage #1871557
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                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  Apartment #8154784
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                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                    House #8168767
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                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The property was lovely and the perfect setting for our mini break. It was easy to find and in a great location. Everything we could need was supplied in the cottage. Very clean and tidy as as well plus a great shower. I would go back here in a heartbeat. Thank you Michelle
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent cosy cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Ideally situated for everything,the cottage is beautiful would definitely return and recommend to others.thanks to Rob≥ri.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Feb 2017

                                                                                                      Best Ever!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      It's a little difficult to add any further praise that has not already been stated by other travellers! The simple fact is that this place is stunning and fitted out to a very high standard. Our hosts were unbelievably fantastic and they make sure you have everything you need for the best vacation possible - we wanted for nothing. To have a parking space added into the package is the icing on the cake! The "money shot" however is the view from the window seat - we sat there for hours watching the waves and ever changing views....and weather! Two days into our week there and we booked for 2018 - that's how fab this place is! Bring on 2018!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017