Thinking of heading to Cornwall for a holiday? You’re in luck – Cornwall has an amazing range of accommodation, from quirky and unique places to luxury properties. Get inspired with our guide to the best places to stay in Cornwall.
The Chapel at Gorran
The Chapel at Gorran is a 200 year old converted Chapel with original period features including stained glass windows, pulpit and organ. The property can sleep up to nine people, with three bedrooms – two doubles and a bunk room with five singles. There is a well-equipped kitchen that comes with two large dining areas. But the highlight of the property is the stunning old chapel room. With surround-sound HIFI, 55” TV and a kid’s den hidden underneath the TV, it’s the perfect place to relax. You’ll find surfboards, wetsuits and other beach equipment free to use. The property is only a five minute drive to Caerhays Beach & Castle as well as the Lost Gardens of Heligans.
Luxury Cornish Yurts
Luxury Cornish Yurts is a relaxing getaway in the quiet Cornish countryside of Little Fursdon. There are three yurts onsite, each of them fully furnished with oak furniture, king-sized bed, crisp linen, wood-burning stove and a veranda with a garden view. You’ll also get your own heated shower room, as well as a utility room which is free to use. There is a communal kitchen onsite which also has a great social space with plenty of seating. The yurts are on the edge of Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall’s designated AONBs. You’ll also find that the north and south coast beaches are only a short drive away.
Okel Tor Mine
One of the most unusual places to stay in Cornwall, Okel Tor Mine is actually two holiday cottages on the site of a former Victorian tin and copper mine. The two historic former mine buildings – The Count House and The Smithy – have been converted into self-catering cottages. Each sleep two, so are perfect for a romantic getaway. Both have king-sized double bedrooms with shower rooms, as well as cosy open plan living areas complete with wood-burning stoves, comfy sofas and rugs. Each cottage is screened from each other for extra privacy, so you can enjoy unspoilt sweeping views over the River Tamar and tree-covered hillsides. The village of Calstock is a short stroll away, where you’ll find pubs and cafes. Only 30 minutes away you’ll find Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Whitsand Bay.
Buddha Beach House
This spectacular house near the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand is truly a property you won’t forget. Set across three floors, the house has four bedrooms, which can sleep up to 10 people. There is an open plan kitchen and dining area as well as a generously sized indoor living area. On a warm summer’s evening, the terrace outside is the place to be, with 180 degree views, hot tub, BBQ and sun loungers. Kids and adults alike will love the game room, complete with Wii, Sony PS3, table football, pool and board games. But that’s not all. After a long day of exploring, relax in the spa – complete with a hydrotherapy bath, steam shower and hot tub.
The Floathouse Amelie
Let the day drift away at The Floathouse Amelie. This family boathouse is a unique property on the Penryn River, not far from Falmouth. There are three cabins below deck, and can sleep up to six people. The open plan space on the top deck has huge corner windows, the perfect suntrap. The owners have put special care into making sure the boathouse is eco-friendly, and the heating, water and electricity all come from renewable resources. There is a rowing boat that comes with the property, so you can row out to the nature reserve and spot wading birds and the occasional otter. There are plenty of other things to do in the area, including paddleboarding, surfing and sailing.
The Old Signal House
Set in a secluded spot on the headland at Penlee Point, The Old Signal House is an incredible period property, once used as a home for the families of the staff who worked in the nearby Eddystone Lighthouse. With spectacular panoramic sea views, the house is ideal for older families, friends and couples. There are three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a utility room and an open plan living space with a kitchen, dining area and wood burning stove. The fishing villages of Kingsand and Cawsand are a short walk away, where you’ll find plenty of pubs and restaurants. You can also take the Cremyll foot ferry across the Tamar to explore Plymouth.
The Okeltor Boathouse is a unique waterside accommodation built within the walls of an 18th century granary. Situated within the Tamar Valley AONB and World Mining Heritage Site, the property is a comfortable and peaceful retreat. The accommodation comes with its own quay, and you can explore the river with your own boat. The property sleeps four people, with two bedrooms, a bathroom and a lounge, dining and kitchen area overlooking the river. There is a south facing balcony, perfect for warm summer evenings. There are tons of National Trust sites in the area, including Buckland Abbey, Cotehele and Cotehele Mill.
The Woodcutters Cabin
Enjoy peace and tranquility in this unique, handcrafted wooden cabin. This luxury, open plan accommodation sleeps two, and comes with a cosy living area centred around a large wood burner. There is a fully-equipped kitchen as well as a luxury shower room with underfloor heating. Feeling adventurous? Take a dip in the secluded outdoor bath, surrounded by almost an acre of lush greenery. There is also an outdoor seating area with a fire pit.
Located between St Ives and Penzance, there are plenty of beaches and villages nearby.