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The 5 best holiday cottages in Cornwall

Liam Graham July 10th, 2019 4,297 views

Cornwall is one of the most beautiful regions of the UK, with scenic countryside, exotic beaches and charming towns. Here are 5 of the best places to stay in Cornwall...


Situated on the North Coast of Cornwall, Newquay is well known for its beaches Sandy Fistral and Watergate Bay. There is a Blue Reef Aquarium on the seafront which features an underwater tunnel, and a coral-reef tank with pufferfish, sharks and rays. Further inland, surrounded by tropical gardens you will find Newquay Zoo, which is home to lions, wildebeest and sloths.

Where to stay

The Sun Burnbury Barn is a high quality and luxury place to stay if you are visiting Newquay. This unique barn conversion is only a 20 minute drive for the sandy town of Newquay, and has very good facilities such as a hot tub and an open fireplace. The property has a large garden with a football goal and it is pet friendly too! It sleeps 4 people with 2 bedrooms - one double bedroom and en-suite - and one bedroom with 2 single beds.  Set over two floors, this is an impressive property with captivating countryside views, a quirky reverse-level interior, fabulous contemporary furnishings and decor, and a brilliant open-plan area where you can enjoy quality family time. 7 night prices start at £497


Penzance is a parish and port town, situated in the shelter of Mount's Bay with a population of 21,200. There's plenty to do here, including the beachfront Jubilee Pool, the Golowan Music Festival (on from the 21st to the 30th June). The town also has a great theatre called Minack Theatre, along with other gems like Penlee House Gallery and Museum - great for art lovers.

Where to stay

The Seascape Cottage near Penzance sleeps 10 people and has a hot tub and a well-maintained garden with spectacular horizon sea views. The property is furnished and decorated to a high standard, with polished concrete flooring and underfloor heating throughout its spacious open-plan layout. The cottage is pet-friendly too. Please note that stag/hen parties are not permitted. 7-night breaks are available from £103pp.

Falmouth is a town just off the coast of Cornwall, with a deep natural harbour on the Fal Estuary. The town has some interesting architecture, such on Pendennis point. For history lovers, vivit Pendennis Castle, a well-presented 16th-century fortress built by King Henry VIII. Another tourist hotspor is The National Maritime Museum Cornwall, which has interactive galleries and a flotilla of model boats.

Where to stay
The Pig House sleeps 6 people, which has a luxury hot tub and great off road parking. You can let your children roam free in the enclosed garden which is fenced, gated and offers a good degree of privacy. In the garden, you can sink into the giant hot tub for some boutique heaven and relax on the terrace with a glass of red at hand, or fire up the barbecue. Customers have described the house as 'High end, clean, lovely welcome tray...all our expectations firmly met. Great location to strike out from and explore South Cornwall' as well as ' A little piece of luxury in Cornwall'.

Other great choices...

Boscarne in St Ives - sleeps 10 people.

Sunset View in Porth - sleeps 6 people.

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