Experience the UK’s best beach destination

You can’t beat a good seaside break, and where better to enjoy one than the sunny county of Cornwall? Home to a great number of coastal towns and villages (and not to mention over 300 beaches), you’ll have everything you need for a relaxed weekend away by the sea. Cornwall isn’t just loved for its coastal regions, though – the Cornish countryside is home to acres of rolling fields and valleys.

If a chilled out break in Cornwall sounds like a good plan, then we’ve got a huge selection of cosy cottages awaiting your arrival. Whether you’re stopping by the North Coast or heading as far down south as you can, you’ll get to enjoy the county’s sub-tropical microclimate. 

 On the search for stylish cottages with sea views? We’ve got plenty. Or how about a cosy hut on a working farm? There’s something for everyone here at Staycation UK. We’ve even got a lovely choice of dog-friendly cottages, so your four-legged friends don’t have to miss out on the adventure. From holiday parks to picturesque fishing villages, our delightful holiday homes are dotted all along the stunning south coast.




Burlorne is the perfect holiday home for Cornish adventures on the North coast with the added advantage of an outdoor heated swimming pool.

From £90 pppn | Sleeps 8



A classic Cornish cottage set in the mature, landscaped grounds of the Hustyns Resort, with full use of the on-site gym, pool, Jacuzzi and tennis court.

From £45 pppn | Sleeps 6




One of two simply beautiful holiday cottages, tastefully furnished and with their own hot tub in the private and secluded garden.

From £50 pppn | Sleeps 4

Rose Cottage


One of two simply beautiful holiday cottages, tastefully furnished and with their own hot tub in the private and secluded garden.

From £115 pppn | Sleeps 4



Westaway has it all … panoramic sea views, a short walk to the beach and amenities of Portreath, superbly appointed accommodation, and a soothing hot tub on the decked balcony.

From £62 pppn | Sleeps 6



Relax at this stunning house in the heart of St Agnes on the North Cornish Coast. The hot tub, beautiful landscaped gardens and ample parking, are all you could want for your well-earned holiday.

From £65 pppn | Sleeps 8




Nestled in a tranquil setting within the grounds of the Caerhays Estate and close to St Austell, sits The Vean, a beautifully restored Georgian country house with views over Caerhays Castle Gardens.

From £57 pppn | Sleeps 16



The Summerhouse has been beautifully furnished and is in immaculate condition throughout. With large amounts of space and roomy accommodation, this beautiful holiday home is perfect for groups and families, or those looking to relax in style.

From £60 pppn | Sleeps 12



Rosevean House is a spectacular property on the North Coast of Cornwall believed to have been built for the Captain of the Mines, a real rarity in the heart of St Agnes.

From £108 pppn | Sleeps 12



Penhayle is a large, detached house in a magnificent lakeside position with wonderful views across the valley to the golf course. The property has been beautifully furnished in a farmhouse style and comfortably accommodates ten to twelve guests in very large bedrooms.

From £34 pppn | Sleeps 12



With panoramic views of St Michael’s Mount, this is an ideal choice for families. The house has five bedrooms, an electric gated drive, walled garden and sun terrace. Guests have easy access to the beach without crossing any roads.

From £65 pppn | Sleeps 10



A handsome, Victorian house, lovingly renovated to provide exceptional accommodation, situated right in the heart of the picturesque village of St Agnes and only 15 minutes’ walk to the beach.

From £56 pppn | Sleeps 10



This contemporary coastal retreat is the perfect place for enjoying a seaside holiday with friends and family. With wonderful sea views, stylish interior and modern furnishings, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable stay in this popular part of Cornwall.

From £33 pppn | Sleeps 10



Superbly situated overlooking Portreath’s golden sandy beach, with wonderful sea views and three balconies, Lucy’s Beach House is an exceptional four-storey townhouse with all the amenities of Portreath right on your doorstep.

From £87 pppn | Sleeps 8



Superbly situated overlooking Portreath’s golden sandy beach, with wonderful sea views and three balconies, Ben’s Beach House is an exceptional four-storey townhouse with all the amenities of Portreath right on your doorstep.

From £85 pppn | Sleeps 8



21 Silvershells is a stunning, contemporary property, furnished to a very high standard and ideal for families with children, just a short walk down to the quaint fishing harbour of Port Isaac.

From £55 pppn | Sleeps 8


The Deck House


A stunning detached eco-home with cedar cladding and a sedum roof, with breath-taking countryside views from the magnificent deck.

From £69 pppn | Sleeps 4

Tregadjack Barn


Situated in a very private, tranquil setting of 20 acres near Sithney, Helston, this is an enchanting granite property, elegantly furnished with antiques. Nearby is the pretty harbour of Porthleven with a host of excellent restaurants and pubs.

From £66 pppn | Sleeps 4



Within walking distance of beautiful Chapel Porth beach, Stargazy is a contemporary eco-home, with breath-taking countryside views from the magnificent deck.

From £40 pppn | Sleeps 6

Argus Cottage


This comfortable cottage offers sea views. You may be lucky enough to spot seals on the rocks below the lighthouse headland, as well as a variety of seabirds. 

From £45 pppn | Sleeps 3



Miss Fishers is a charming two bedroom cottage less than five minutes walk from the centre of Port Isaac, where the iconic “Doc Martin” is filmed. This beautifully renovated holiday home boasts a shepherds hut, wood burning stove and a fire pit.

From £44 pppn | Sleeps 4



An idyllic bolthole for two, The Sail Loft is a charming Grade II listed property in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Port Isaac (the filming location of television series “Doc Martin’s” Port Wenn), one of the most appealing fishing villages on the north coast of Cornwall.

From £115 pppn | Sleeps 2

Best locations for a staycation in Cornwall

Planning a holiday in Cornwall? Here are just a few of the most popular destinations within the county.

St Ives

Best for: Checking out the famous art galleries in the town.

An award-winning town on Cornwall’s scenic North West Coast, St Ives is one of the most popular destinations in the county. Famed for its surf beaches and art galleries, a weekend simply isn’t enough to enjoy everything this town has to offer! Whether you’d prefer to spend your holiday basking on the golden sands of Bamaluz Beach or admiring the exhibitions at the renowned Tate St Ives, there’s plenty to keep every kind of visitor busy.


Best for: Enjoying the gorgeous Cornish countryside

Prefer the sights of rolling valleys and quaint English towns? Bodmin might just be the place for you. Planning on getting out and about among nature? The Camel Trail begins at this historic town, giving keen walkers and cyclists an excellent opportunity to enjoy some of the best sights in the region. If you’d rather see the sights in comfort, the Bodmin and Wenford Railway offers a unique steam train journey through the town and the surrounding areas.


Best for: Spending a weekend by the seaside

One of the oldest towns in Cornwall, Marazion sits on the shore of Mount’s Bay. With a choice of two beaches and plenty of bars and cafes, it’s the ideal location for a classic seaside holiday. You’ll also find a lovely choice of independent shops, including a number of galleries selling work from local artists and handmade pottery. If you’re a bit of a thrill-seeker, there’s a fantastic range of kitesurfing, paddleboarding and kayaking excursions available!


Best for: Making the most of all the fantastic activities in the area

A great base for family holidays, Liskeard is a small town in the South East of Cornwall. Within the town and the surrounding areas, you’ll find plenty of options for activity days including horse riding, zip-lining and go-karting. While you’re there, be sure to take a stroll along the Liskeard Heritage Trail, which takes you through all the major historic landmarks of the town. Once you’ve seen everything in the town, hop on a scenic train journey over to the nearby fishing port of Looe.

St Austell

Best for: Visiting the Eden Project!

Just a few miles from the coast, St Austell is a popular market town in South Cornwall. While the town itself doesn’t have much to offer in terms of activities, there are some fantastic attractions to discover in the nearby area. These include the incredible Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project – both of which are less than a 15-minute drive away from the town.

Best coastal walks in Cornwall

You’ll want to make the most of your beautiful surroundings in Cornwall! Here’s our shortlist of the best walks in the south-west.

Carbis Bay

Location: St Ives
Difficulty: Easy
Walk length: Just over a mile

The route along Carbis Bay is perfect for those who don’t want anything too strenuous. It follows the old railway line and offers spectacular views across the town of St Ives. Along the way, you’ll discover the rich history of the area through a medieval chapel, a fisherman’s lookout hut, as well as a number of shipwrecks along the coast.

Blisland to Lavethan Wood

Location: Bodmin
Difficulty: Easy
Walk length: Just under three miles

A delightful route through woodlands, meadows and along gently flowing streams, the Blisland to Lavethan Wood is absolutely gorgeous on warm summer afternoons. The route begins just outside of The Blisland Inn, which you can return to and refuel at after your journey! It’s just a 10-minute drive from the centre of Bodmin.

Perranuthnoe Circular

Location: Marazion
Difficulty: Medium
Walk length: Just under six miles

The Perranuthnoe Circular walk offers breathtaking views of the coast, from St Michael’s Mount over to Penzance. Along the way, you’ll follow a scenic path through dunes, quiet lanes, and footpaths. Best of all is that it’s circular, so you can finish up at a bar or cafe in the bustling town of Marazion!

Golitha Falls and Siblyback Lake

Location: Liskeard
Difficulty: Medium
Walk length: Six miles

The Golitha Falls and Siblyback Lake route lets you enjoy two beautiful locations in the surrounding area of Liskeard. This pretty trail loops through the Golitha Falls nature reserve and around Siblyback Lake, taking you through enchanting woodlands and rapids before opening out onto the serene lakeside.

Wheal Martyn to Sky Spur

Location: St Austell
Difficulty: Medium
Walk length: Two miles

The Clay Trails are a series of mostly traffic-free routes that follow the northern and western edges of St Austell. One of the most popular routes is the Wheal Martyn to Sky Spur, a reasonably short yet challenging hike through rugged and wooded paths. The views from Sky Spur are absolutely fantastic, so be sure to pick a clear day!

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