Whoever you are, whatever you’re like, no matter what kind of Cornish holiday cottages you’re looking for, the sheer variety of what our coastline offers ensures there’s something for everyone: young or old, mooching or surfing, watching or doing, never-resting or often-snoozing …
Even within the context of the north coast, which is mainly waves, cliffs, giant beaches and non-stop drama, there are more or less shallow, sheltered and family-friendly spots.
For example, we’re close to both Rock (to the east of the Camel Estuary) and Padstow (opposite, to the west); both are big enough to absorb the numbers drawn by their liveliness, beauty, big sands and great surf. But we’re also close to Daymer Bay and Greenaways Beach: smaller, more hidden, great for safe swimming, rock-pooling, dunes and an inland wander to (for example) St Enodoc Church, where the former Poet Laureate, John Betjeman, is buried.
We somehow haven’t even managed to mention Polzeath yet, either, and that’s a lovely, lively, Blue Flag beach where it’s easy to park and equally straightforward to find yourself a lovely spot for eating and / or drinking.
These are just the most St Moritz-adjacent places, hardly any distance away: but the county’s coastline is vast, and regardless of the direction you take you’ll find a beach worth the trip, with the (general, but not cast-iron) condition that the north coast is mainly bigger seas and boards, the south being more sheltered and easier for swimming and sailing.
All of these options are right on your doorstep, whatever kind of stay you’re thinking of booking.
And if you are still at the planning stage, it’s worth keeping in mind the amazing blend of space and seclusion to be enjoyed if you stay in one of our luxury Cornish holiday cottages.
The range we offer accommodates groups and budgets of all sizes, all having in common both privacy and luxury, all of these fabulous villas, apartments and off-site houses offering everything you would expect from 4 and 5 star self-catering accommodation; choose between 4 star and 4 star Gold villas, 5 star self-catering apartments (spacious, open-plan living and dining spaces, sea and garden views) and – as of this year – our off-site houses.
They make all kinds of holiday possible all at the same time: you can construct yourselves packed, all-day timetables of interest and exertion if that’s your thing, or, if you’d rather, you can stay put, wrap yourselves in luxury, hunker down and enjoy …
There’s no need to choose, either, if you stay in one of our luxurious Cornish holiday cottages you can have it all: beautiful views and high-quality leisure amenities, such as the Cowshed Spa, the Shorecrest restaurant and Seaside café, air-conditioned and well-equipped gym, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi, as well as an asphalt tennis court with a sea view and a biomass heated outdoor pool (kids’ pool included), plus of course an easy to wander to wonderful beaches.
There’s no shortage of options when it comes to ways to explore the local area and things to do. Have a look here for a round-up of ideas to spend your time not far from the hotel, while this blog takes you through the many and varied charms of the small port of Port Isaac, home of Doc Marten and much more besides.
And if it’s food and drink you’re thinking of, then this guide to the best of what Cornwall has to offer has something to suit all appetites and budgets.
These pages will help to guide you through the many ways to relish the sea, whether you’re a beginner, an expert or somewhere in between. We have excellent relationships with plenty of businesses with the expertise and experience to help you with wake-boarding, surfing, water-skiing and paddle-boarding, as well as with guided trips in boats or boat-hire.
Not that there’s any shortage of great ways to spend your time should you prefer to stay dry. We’ve rounded up a few ideas here, and of course the further you roam, the greater the choice. Cornwall’s never had more to do for more of the year, and Visit Cornwall’s an excellent way to keep up to date with all the choice on offer …