Top cottages in Cornwall for 2021

Accommodation, Large cottages, Glamping

Posted by Kate Williams on 16th January 2021

Cornwall for 2021

This spectacular corner of the UK is always a popular holiday destination due to the crashing waves, glistening sandy beaches and excellent attractions – discover your ideal cottage getaway in Cornwall for 2021 in our collection.

Whisk your family away to one of these stylish Cornwall cottages, book a trip with a few mates or take your partner for a romantic weekend break – anyone and everyone can enjoy a trip to this fantastic region.

Take a look through our full collection of cottages to rent in Cornwall to find your perfect South West getaway. From cottages with hot tubs to dog-friendly cottages, we’ve got a wonderful range for you to discover…

Discover Cornwall cottages

To make your trip extra-special, ensure you pick out the right holiday cottage to suit your guests. You may need a large cottage with plenty of play facilities and entertainment or be looking for a luxury cottage for an anniversary treat.

What are you searching for? Browse through our pet-friendly cottages, luxury cottages or cottages with swimming pools. We have country cottages for those after a taste of rural life, cottages with sea views so you can wake up each day to lapping waves, and hidden boltholes for quiet, tranquil, private getaways for a true break.

Enjoy a Cornish break

Sarah's Cottage family-friendly Cornwall

Sarah's Cottage | Sleeps: 5 + 2 dogs

Best family-friendly cottage in Cornwall

With beautiful Carbis Bay 10 miles away, Sarah's Cottage is a great place to take the kids on a fun holiday. The play area is perfect for energetic children who can clamber about, whoosh down the slide and play tag on the grass. After the kids have disappeared to settle down in their snuggly farmhouse-style beds, the grown-ups can unwind in the sitting room or make the most of the bubbling hot tub. If you’re travelling with youngsters, discover great family attractions in Cornwall that the kids will love!

What our guests say:

‘The large gardens with children's swings and climbing frames were great for the kids and the hot tub a nice extra for the adults! The cottages are decorated beautifully, and Caroline kindly organised some BBQ meat from their farm for us. The cottages are located in the perfect location - equal distance from the west coast and south coast.– Eleanor

Idleour romantic cottage

Idleour | Sleeps: 4 guests

Best romantic retreat in Cornwall

Set in the cliffs above tranquil Whitsand Bay, Idleour is the perfect place for a romantic escape with your partner. Relax out on the deck enjoying private views of the sea immediately before you or wander down to the sandy beach for morning swims and starlit evening walks. Inside, the stylish yet cosy space is bright and light thanks to the epic floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors through which you can take in that incredible view. If you’re thinking of popping the question, take a look at our guide to the best places to propose in Devon and Cornwall and find an unforgettable spot…

What our guests say:

‘We had the most amazing time at Idleour, the location is perfect for long walks, but we chilled out most of the time as the views are breathtaking. We will definitely use this property again. Lovely touches like the Nespresso coffee machines and super-soft throws. I could go on, so a massive thank you to the owners.’ – Rachel

Dog-friendly cottage Dene Farmhouse

Dene Farmhouse | Sleeps: 10 + 5 dogs

Best dog-friendly cottage in Cornwall

A wonderful holiday retreat for a family or big group – Dene Farmhouse welcomes an amazing five dogs to come and stay! The beautiful ‘contemporary country’ interior offers a warm and welcoming space for everyone to spend their time and will give you a real taste of rural life. There’s a fantastic garden for dogs to race around and chase each other and pups can flop down on the rug in front of the open fire at the end of the day.

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What our guests say:

‘Lovely holiday at Dene Farmhouse! Beautiful old farmhouse and grounds, the hot tub was great too after days out. Perfect for larger groups and dogs of course!’ – Jo 

Hot tub cott\age in Cornwall Pendavey Lodge

Pendavey Lodge | Sleeps: 4 guests

Best hot tub cottage in Cornwall

Unwind in this exquisite private hot tub, set beneath a shelter at Pendavey Lodge so you can enjoy this special holiday extra at any time of year. The garden is well-cared for and provides a delightful view from your hot tub location, while the interior of this country cottage is full of farmhouse-style touches – including an old feature fireplace. 

Retreat to this cottage with a hot tub for a family holiday or romantic escape in this pretty getaway where you can relax while on holiday in Cornwall. There’s nothing quite like taking an indulgent dip on a hot tub holiday, so explore our full collection of luxury cottages with hot tubs in Cornwall and find your next getaway.

What our guests say:

‘Fantastic cottage, fabulous gardens and facilities. Hot tub a wonderful bonus. Perfect location. Cannot wait to come back!’ – Gemma

The Light House

The Light House | Sleeps: 8 + 2 dogs

Best Cornish cottage by the beach 

Brightly coloured and full of style, The Light House by the beach is the perfect place to stay if you are hoping for days filled with sandcastle-building, surfing and dining beside the sea.

The view of the sea from the balcony of this excellent holiday home is stunning and the design itself is impressive, having been built by a couple whose own home has featured on Grand Designs – you’re certainly in for something special!

What our guests say:

‘This beach house is a total gem. It’s spacious, luxurious and in a prime location. We felt instantly at home and settled in straight away. Everything we needed was provided. To have an en-suite with every bedroom was a lovely surprise and the back entrance/shower area is genius! So much thought has gone into making this the perfect beach holiday accommodation. Spacious and luxurious with breathtaking views... Highly recommend.’ Georgie

Glamping holiday to Cornwall Valley View Glamping

Valley View Glamping | Sleeps: 2 + 1 dog

Best glamping getaway in Cornwall 

Head to this wonderfully unique retreat, Valley View Glamping, for a glamping holiday with plenty of creature comforts for a break to remember.

It’s only 3 miles from The Lost Gardens of Heligan and just 4 miles from the coast so you can make the most of the area’s great attractions and beautiful coastline. There’s also a bubbling hot tub, BBQ, wood burner and rural views so you may prefer to stay in and unwind with your guests.

What our guests say:

‘We had an amazing time, there were scones, cream and jam on arrival and the hot tub and wood burner were amazing. The views were superb, and the accommodation was so warm and cosy - would definitely come back again!’ – Kim

Sunny Retreat, Newquay - top cottages in Cornwall

Sunny Retreat | Sleeps: 4 guests + 1 dog

Best town break in Cornwall

Set just a short walk from the centre of Newquay and its wonderful selection of golden sandy beaches, Sunny Retreat is ideally positioned for making the most of Cornwall’s buzzing coastal town.

The immaculate penthouse apartment has its own parking space and a lift which makes heading out with all your beach gear a breeze. Light and airy with an open-plan living area, stylish bedrooms and sleek bathrooms, as well as a terrace area perfect for BBQs and sundowner drinks, it’s a lovely place for families to relax after riding the surf, visiting attractions such as Newquay aquarium and trying out some of the enticing eateries in town.

There are no reviews for this property yet, but if you choose to head here for your holidays, please let us know your thoughts!

The Glass House - Polruan Sea view cottage

The Glass House - Polruan| Sleeps: 10 guests + 2 dogs

Best sea view cottage in Cornwall

Gaze down on the pretty seaside village from the top floor of this exquisite reverse-level holiday property in Polruan. It’s a particularly luxurious getaway as The Glass House that boasts a cinema room, hot tub and sauna – ideal for anyone and everyone who may wish to stay here. Relax with pamper days, dine whilst overlooking the pretty village, or head out to visit Fowey, Polperro and St Austell.

Why not browse our full collection of holiday cottages throughout the UK and find your ideal coastal cottage with a sea view?

The Glass House at Polruan is situated high on a hill with terrific views overlooking the Fowey Estuary, The house is large with five beautiful double bedrooms and can accommodate a group or family of ten more than comfortably - Martin

Fourteen Mawgan Porth

Fourteen Mawgan Porth | Sleeps: 4 guests

Best Cornish cottage with an indoor swimming pool

Visit this tranquil holiday apartment right by Mawgan Porth Beach for a wonderful escape with the option of swimming in the sea or in the on-site swimming pool, just steps from your cottage.

Fourteen Mawgan Porth itself is light, bright and beachy themed with comfy sofas where you can settle down after exploring North Cornwall. French doors lead onto your own patio where you can enjoy a morning coffee before the day begins. Wake up for a morning dip in the pool during your Cornwall holiday by choosing to stay in a cottage with a swimming pool.

What our guests say:

‘Great apartment - very well-equipped and comfortable. Fantastic location, a few steps away from the beach so not far to carry beach gear and easy to pop back if you forget anything. Good location for coastal walks, particularly if you take the bus one way. Mawgan Porth is a lovely, chilled little place with everything you need to forget the car for a week. Would definitely return.’ – Sarah

Sea Valley Regent House Celebration houses

Sea Valley Regent House| Sleeps: 18 guests

Best celebration house in Cornwall

This beautiful Victorian manor, Sea Valley Regent House has magnificent sea views and makes a fantastic celebration house – get everyone down to Cornwall for games, big dinners and evenings socialising on the well-kept lawn.

The wonderful conservatory/dining room is a real draw with scenic rural surroundings to enjoy while you dine and catch-up over lunches and dinners together. You can pop into Looe, a pretty old fishing village, to explore and visit the quaint cafes and shops, or gather the group together for snooker or to unwind in the sitting room, or simply chill in the hot tub.

What our guests say:

‘Fabulous house with a great layout in the bedrooms, it was perfect for our family holiday. Pool room and hot tub were great assets and kept us all entertained. The on-site swimming pool was literally across from the house which was also great as when we went there was hardly anyone else on-site, so it was like having a private pool too! Also minutes away from Looe which is lovely.’ – Nicole 

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