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Holidays in Cornwall

Magical countryside and breathtaking coastal views, wonderful towns and villages to explore – there is so much to see and do during your holidays in Cornwall, whether you’re here for a short break, a long weekend, or a family summer holiday.

There are many small fishing towns and villages along the coast that make for the perfect place to while away a day in the sunshine on your holidays in Cornwall. Try Mevagissey with its picturesque shops and galleries hidden down narrow lanes, Mousehole with its safe sheltered beach, or Polperro with its notorious smuggling history, which you can learn all about in the local museum.

For something a little more lively, head to Penzance, with its shopping quarter consisting of a mix of high street and independent stores. Once you’re shopped out, take a walk on the wide promenade for views out across the water to St Michael’s Mount, and see if you can spot any dolphins following the boats into the fishing port at neighbouring Newlyn.

Art lovers have plenty of choice when it comes indulging their passion on holiday in Cornwall, but make sure to put St Ives firmly at the top of their ‘to visit’ list. This coastal town was a hotspot for artists like Alfred Wallace and Barbara Hepworth during the war years, and today still attracts many painters and sculptors with its exceptional light and bohemian atmosphere. The Tate St Ives is, of course, a good place to start, but don’t forget to explore all the smaller galleries and independent studios in the area too.

Newquay is renowned as a destination for surfers, located on the blustery Atlantic north coast with nine sandy beaches – including the popular Fistral Beach – and some impressive waves. The town is also known for its lively nightlife, making it a great spot for those who want to enjoy a drink and a dance once the sun goes down.

If some of the towns and villages you visit on your holidays in Cornwall look familiar, it may well be that you’ve seen them on TV. The recent series of Poldark, for example, was filmed at locations including Charlestown, Porthgwarra and Padstow, while fans of Doc Martin should definitely visit Port Isaac – aka Port Wenn – even if it’s just to take a selfie outside the Doc’s surgery.

And that’s just a start – from Bodmin to Boscastle, Falmouth to Fowey, Launceston to Lostwithiel, there are so many towns and villages to explore on your holidays in Cornwall that you’ll just want to keep coming back.

Places to stay...

  • Higher Lank Farm Cornwall Higher Lank Farm is exclusively for families with young children. A warm welcome awaits you at our working beef and...
  • Bosinver Farm Holiday Cottages Cornwall Winner of the Visit England Gold award for best self-catering in England and Family Friendly Accommodation in 2017 Set in...
  • Tredethick Farm Cottages Cornwall Tredethick Farm Cottages are winners of six awards in five years, including 'Best Self Catering Holiday for the whole of...
  • Court Farm Holidays Cornwall Court Farm Holidays are family-friendly cottage holidays, just 2 miles inland from the sand and surf of the North Cornwall...
  • Lanwithan Estate Cornwall Charming cottages and apartments set in Lanwithan Estate's parkland running down to the banks of the river Fowey, and waterside...
  • Ta Mill Lodges Cornwall Stay in our beautiful detached two bedroomed Ta Mill Lodges with sunny south-facing verandas offering spectacular views across the valley...
  • Mudgeon Vean Farm Holiday Cottages Cornwall Mudgeon Vean Farm's Gold award 4 star cottage and three 3 star holiday cottages are in an idyllic location near...
  • Pollaughan Farm Holiday Cottages Cornwall Pollaughan Farm Holiday Cottages are stylish, luxurious holiday cottages on our farmstead in the tranquil Roseland Peninsula near Portscatho and...
  • Ta Mill Cottages Cornwall Ta Mill Cottages are a peaceful rural hideaway, nestled in a pretty hollow on the fringes of Bodmin Moor. Uniquely Cornish,...
  • Talehay Holiday Cottages Cornwall Approached down a quiet country lane, Talehay Holiday Cottages are five stone built cottages set in some of the most...
  • Deer Park Farm Cornwall Deer Park Farm is a 280 acre family-run beef, sheep and arable farm set in the peaceful Tamar Valley Area of...
  • Cargurra Farm Holiday Cottages Cornwall Have a wonderful Cornish holiday at Cargurra Farm Holiday Cottages, in the beautiful Valency Valley near Boscastle on the North...
  • Trenake Manor Farm Cornwall Trenake Manor Farm is a gorgeous 4 star Gold bed and breakfast on our working dairy farm in Cornwall. A real...
  • Cornhill Farm Cottages Cornwall Cornhill Farm Cottages are five comfortable holiday cottages on our family farm near St Austell Bay and just 15 minutes...
  • The Old Rectory Cornwall Luxurious, tranquil The Old Rectory Bed and Breakfast surrounded by 3 acres of beautiful gardens, close to the picturesque village of...
  • Tamar Valley Tipis Cornwall For a truly unique camping experience, stay at Tamar Valley Tipis; Sioux-designed tipis set in a peaceful glade overlooking a...
  • Hendra Paul Cottages Cornwall Four beautiful, character barn conversions at Hendra Paul Cottages sleeping 2-8 people, all with open beams and vaulted ceilings, just...
  • Polean Farm Cottages Cornwall Set in idyllic Cornish countryside between Looe and Polperro, Polean Farm Cottages offer seven charming, quality holiday cottages just two...
  • The Olde House Cornwall The Olde House has a great choice of holiday cottages on our 500 acre working farm in the pretty village...

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