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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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                                                                                              Recent Reviews

                                                                                              2 Bed Apartment Carbis Bay

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                                                                                              Lovely clean apartment with everything you might need within walking distance of the beach and handy for the Carbis Bay train station to St. Ives. Lucy was only a phone call away if anything required. Only downside if you need to receive important calls or e-mail were the very poor mobile phone signal in the flat and very poor internet at all times of the day.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Beautiful traditional cottage.

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              We spent a week in this lovely cottage which is very well placed for St Ives. The cottage has been very tastefully and sympathetically renovated by its owner who has made good use of the space. It is decorated with lovely colour schemes and art work and has a friendly, homely vibe. From upstairs there are nice views over towards Carbis bay and the centre of St Ives is on your doorstep. There is a lovely terrace area and garden to sit in and the cottage forms part of a small row of charming cottages with lovely gardens. By the end of the week we were totally relaxed and did not want to leave - we will be back again in the future. We could happily have stayed there.
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                              Wonderful place to stay in St Ives

                                                                                              5 of 5
                                                                                              Our family of four stayed here for 4 nights and had a wonderful time. The place was perfect for us. I was very impressed with how clean everything was. Everything in the kitchen (pots, plates, pans, etc.) looked brand new. The kids loved how there was sand toys, nets, etc there for them to bring to the beach. The location was great too - quick walk to town and to the beach. Laura, the owner, was so responsive and helpful. She even left us a great welcome basket. Would definitely recommend staying here!
                                                                                              • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
                                                                                              • Date of Stay: Jul 2016