Holiday cottages in West Cornwall

Stretches of white sand, glistening waters and sub-tropical greenery; you’d be mistaken for thinking that you were in a far-away land. But with its traditional fishing villages and rugged cliffs, this is Cornwall at its finest.

Tucked into the most westerly and southerly corners of the UK, West Cornwall is well worth the journey. For adrenaline seekers and culture enthusiasts alike this part of Cornwall has cool surfing scenes along the entire coastline and artsy hang-outs such as the chic harbour village of St. Ives.

We’ve got lots of cottages to help you make the most of West Cornwall’s coastlines, villages and countryside.

The exterior of The Water Tower, Trelissick, Cornwall

The Water Tower, Truro 

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair! Live out your own fairy-tale in this iconic Water Tower. The Victorian spin on a utilitarian building offers an enchanting stay in the gardens and countryside of Trelissick. Its circular walls hug you in to cosy rooms based over four floors and reached by a narrow spiral staircase.

The exterior of Count House Cottage, Botallack, Cornwall

Count House Cottage, Botallack 

Stay in Poldark territory in this former workshop set high on the slopes of the secluded Cot Valley. Go on set and explore the turbulent seascapes, secret coves and rich mining history made famous in the BBC hit drama. Nearby Botallack Mine is a must-see for Poldark fanatics and history enthusiasts alike.

The exterior of Lower Pentire Farm House, Helston, Cornwall

Lower Pentire Barn, Helston 

With a dreamy position right on the edge of Carminowe Creek, Pentire Farm overlooks still, shimmering waters with the distant rumble of waves breaking on Loe Bar beyond. A converted 18th-century barn, it retains its original slate floors and low beams. Porthleven is a two-mile walk along the sands from here and Helston is just two miles inland.

The exterior of New Lodge, Trelissick, Cornwall

New Lodge, Truro 

A classic Victorian cottage, New Lodge is the perfect country retreat with its own garden and miles of woodland and open countryside to explore. The calm waters of the Fal Estuary are a short distance and hop-on ferries can be used to visit Falmouth, Truro and all points in between.

The exterior of Powders, Helston, Cornwall

Powders, Helston 

In the perfect 'get-away-from-it-all' location, this stylish, 1930s wooden bungalow nestles amongst the whispering pine trees where Frenchman's Creek meets the main Helford River. The former home of artist and sailor Powders Thurburn, it has its own woodland garden and a path leading down to a private quay.

A double bedroom at Godolphin House, Cornwall

Godolphin House, Godolphin Cross 

Enjoy a week of luxury in the hugely atmospheric Godolphin House. Four-poster beds and linenfold panelling are just some of the exquisite interiors inside. You'll enjoy your own private garden and use of the Godolphin estate too.

Exterior of Chatham, Falmouth, Cornwall

Chatham, Falmouth 

With its Arts-and-Crafts elegance, Chatham occupies the imposing west wing of Bosloe House. Its main rooms enjoy views over the rolling lawns and wildflower meadows towards the Helford River and its interiors combine splendid style with careful historic detailing.

The exterior the quayside cottages, Durgan, Cornwall

Beach Cottage, Falmouth 

Wake up to the sound of the waves in this beach-side hideout. The stone building is made up of two cottages each sharing a small garden and uninterrupted views over the Helford and the shingle beach below.

The exterior of The Old School House, Durgan, Falmouth, Cornwall

The Old School House, Falmouth 

Make the beach your playground in this former Victorian school. It looks out over the Helford river and stands just above the beach on Durgan’s historic quay from which tin used to be shipped.

An aerial view of Wireless Cottage, Helston, Cornwall

Wireless Cottage, Helston 

Get away from everyday distractions in this remote, cabin-like cottage. Part of the Grade II-listed Lizard Wireless Station, this little hideaway provides sweeping views of Falmouth Bay to the east and Lizard Lighthouse to the west. Ramblers with a head for heights can set out on the coastal path straight from their doorstep.

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