Short Breaks in Cornwall

A rugged rural landscape fringed by a staggeringly scenic coastline: Cornwall presents outdoor living at its finest. Together with a range of things to see and do – from fine dining in celebrity chef restaurants to festivals, world-renowned cultural attractions, historic sites and family-centred fun – it is the perfect place for some downtime amongst dreamy surrounds. Whether you’re weekending, spending a short holiday or planning an extended stay, there’s something spectacular to suit all time frames and type of visitor.

Cornwall’s array of top destinations especially lend themselves to shorter style breaks, as every town has a series of nearby attractions and sights of interest to see, with the must-sees never impossibly far away. Newquay is home to surfing hub Fistral Beach and presents a range of other adrenalised action. Watergate Bay’s Extreme Academy offers everything from surfing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) to waveskiing, while Lusty Glaze’s activity and climbing centre presents jet ski adventures, zip wiring, abseiling and beach dodgeball.

Alternatively, couples can kick back at quieter locations like Bedruthan Steps, take long coastal walks around the dramatic headlands, or tuck into top-notch cuisine courtesy of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall. Similarly, Padstow’s plethora of charms sees the traditional fishing village proffer beaches for families, quiet coves for couples, Rick Steins’ restaurants for foodies and a wealth of inland activities and attractions. Still on the coast, St Ives is a quaint seaside village of varying scenes – from eating and drinking delights like the Seafood Café to surfing, shopping and sailing expeditions. Then there’s acclaimed art at Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum, along with a staggering amount of artists’ studios and galleries.

The far western end of Cornwall redefines wild beauty: gorse-covered granite outcrops crawl toward tropical blue ocean while mines and megaliths signpost mythological moorlands interspersed with lush gardens and woodlands. Cross the cobbled causeway to Mount’s Bay’s iconic St Michael’s Mount, take in a show at the magnificent Minack Theatre, venture to the end of the world at Land’s End and spend a day at a seemingly endless variety of coves, beaches and dramatic cliffscapes in-between.

The highlights surrounding South Cornwall’s main resorts can be explored in a matter of days. Stand at the country’s most southerly point and try spotting basking sharks at The Lizard, and spend the rest of the day dipping in the ocean at Kynance or Mullion Coves, eating homemade ice cream at Roskilly’s Farm and exploring the winding creeks and wooded valleys of Helford River. Stay in Falmouth for maritime-themed fun and enjoy a range of adrenalised activities – or simply sunbathe – on its beautiful series of beaches for a magnetic mix of action and relaxation. Alternatively, eat and shop your way round the famous waterfront town or decamp to nearby Truro or St Mawes to experience Cornwall’s only cityscape and fabulous yachting society.

Cornwall’s South East peninsula provides visitors with oodles to do and see, which can easily be packed into short stays. Traditional fishing villages like Mevagissey, Fowey, Looe and Polperro lend themselves to an array of attractions - from their own unique sections of coastline, coves and beaches to Cornwall’s world-renowned landmarks like Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and World Heritage Site (WHS) mining heritage. Whether weekending, day tripping or half terming – Cornwall provides the perfect place for any type of wish-you-were-here escape.


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Little Petherick, North Coast

P00223

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£254 - £560
per week
From £201 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Special offerAny 3 night stay from now until before Easter and from 30th October until 21st December ONLY £170 includes booking fee (excludes festive and school holidays as set by Cornish Horizons)
  • Special offer3 nights from 14 -17th April for £200 - includes booking fee
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

St Ives, West Coast

WROCK2

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£328 - £762
per week
From £256 for a 3-night stay
  • Perfect for a couple to get away from it all, this modern apartment with sea views is ideally located in central St Ives, just a 7-minute walk to the beach, and is equipped with everything you could need to enjoy your holiday.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Mousehole, West Coast

PPRESS

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£510 - £975
per week
From £393 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A beautiful cottage, hidden away in Mousehole, yet close enough to everything you need. Sleeping just 2.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Ives, West Coast

SEACFT

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£334 - £762
per week
From £261 for a 3-night stay
  • Seacroft is an attractive bolthole set against a backdrop of lush palm trees and tranquil blue seas, resting just a short stroll from the centre of St Ives and the popular Porthmeor Beach.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Penzance, West Coast

CARTHE

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£368 - £789
per week
From £286 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerMake your booking before 29th February and get 15% off any 2020 week
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 3 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 3 miles

Looe, South East Coast

L30039

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£340 - £713
per week
From £265 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Beautiful character cottage in East Looe, yards from the beach, harbour, shops and restaurants. The woodburner is an added luxury for cooler weeks making this a perfect base for a couple no matter what time of year.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Ives, West Coast

DECKE

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£352 - £808
per week
From £274 for a 3-night stay
  • Stylish loft style apartment centrally located in the Market Place and with the bonus of a roof terrace. Wonderful views across the Bay to Hayle Towans, the West pier and Harbour.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Ives, West Coast

LYON10

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£346 - £808
per week
From £270 for a 3-night stay
  • On the Porthminster side of St Ives, this ground floor apartment is close to the bus and rail links for exploring further out if you've already explored the attractions and amenities of St Ives by foot.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

St Ives, West Coast

HIGHFL

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£346 - £808
per week
From £270 for a 3-night stay
  • Highfield is quietly located down a leafy lane in an area of outstanding beauty. From its elevated position it offers panoramic views across St Ives Bay and has easy access to the coastal path and also the town.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Looe, South East Coast

L30038

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£272 - £601
per week
From £214 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • This stylishly-finished apartment is ideal for a couple wanting a great location with a range of shops, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. Only a couple of minutes walk from the beach.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • No Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Bodmin Moor, North Coast

P00501

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£332 - £750
per week
From £259 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • The perfect getaway, this beautiful cottage has stunning views over Bodmin Moor and beyond to the Camel Estuary. The village of St Breward is only slightly over a mile away and a 20-minute drive will find you in the pretty market town of Wadebridge.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 2 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Private parking
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Beach 11.4 miles
  • Pub 1.3 miles

Looe, South East Coast

L30057

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£366 - £642
per week
From £285 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offer10% off all January breaks
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 3 Pets
  • 1 Bathroom
  • WiFi
  • Garden
  • Private parking
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
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