Holidays and weekend breaks in Cornwall

Malthouse Holiday Cottage in Cornwall

Looking for inspiration for a weekend getaway in Cornwall? There's plenty of holiday cottages, campsites and places to stay for a weekend break in Cornwall. Once you've journeyed to the warmer climes of Cornwall for a weekend there's gardens, houses, coast and more to make a full holiday.

Here's our recipe for a great weekend away in Cornwall with the National Trust. 

Top five holiday cottages

First you need a beautiful place to rest your head. Somewhere comfortable, perhaps with a view of the sea? Or countryside walks the moment you step outside the door? 

  1. Malt House, Cotehele, sleeps 6
    Sitting near the water, with the historic Cothele Quay below , and yet only 10 minutes from Plymouth, this cottage has a balcony and it's very own integral tower.
  2. Dairy Cottage, Gwendra, Veryan, sleeps 2
    With far reaching views out to sea, this cottage is one of five in Gwendra; perfect for a group getaway by the beach.
  3. Ferris's Cottage, Trelissick, sleeps 4
    This pretty whitewashed cottage used to be home to a Trelissick gardener and sits in a lush spot surrounded by trees.
  4. Stable Cottage, Port Quin, sleeps 4
    You can gaze out over the Atlantic from one of the many wide windows of this coastal cottage, or enjoy the fresh air on the patio.
  5. Count House Cottage, Botallack, sleeps 2
    Once home to the workshop of the neighbouring Count House, this cottage has a sheltered garden and sits on a stretch of coast dotted with hints to its mining history.

Once you've got that sorted, its just case of deciding what you feel like doing today.

Man and woman walking on long grass in summer

Summer walking in Cornwall 

The National Trust conserves and cares for miles of coast and foot paths for walking. With so many types of walks for all abilities, you can find the right trail for you.

Surfing at Poldhu, Helston

Beaches and surfing in Cornwall 

Cornwall is home to some fantastic places to visit the beach and go for surf. Here are a few to get you started.

Cornish cream tea at Trengwainton tea-room

Top places to eat in Cornwall 

From quaint tea-rooms to airy canteens, here's a round up of the top places to have a bite to eat or relax in a café in Cornwall.