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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Port Isaac, North Coast

P00733

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£414 - £985
per week
From £311 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • 20% off all available April weeks and short breaks
  • 15% off all available weeks and short breaks in May
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

St Ives, West Coast

COTSP

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£411 - £1023
per week
From £308 for a 3-night stay
  • A cosy flat tucked in a pedestrian courtyard, this property is a short walk to the local shops, bars and restaurants in the popular town of St Ives. The harbour is also very nearby to enjoy watching the world go by.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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Looe, South East Coast

L30066

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£334 - £795
per week
From £251 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • 10% off all available weeks in April and May (excludes w/c 25th May)
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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Padstow Town, North Coast

P00738

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£567 - £1350
per week
From £425 for a 3-night stay
  • Just a short walk from the heart of Padstow, Sandbars is the perfect Cornish getaway to watch the boats sail by with stunning panoramic estuary views.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
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St Ives, West Coast

LYON04

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£540 - £1317
per week
From £405 for a 3-night stay
  • 15% off all remaining weeks for 2019
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
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St Ives, West Coast

P00568

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£420 - £950
per week
From £315 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • £50 OFF week bookings throughout April
  • Short breaks available in April - please enquire for details
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.03 miles
  • Pub 0.02 miles
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St Just, West Coast

WILLSC

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£312 - £777
per week
From £234 for a 3-night stay
  • W/c 10th May was £402 NOW £362
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Wadebridge, Mid Cornwall

P00625

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£336 - £800
per week
From £252 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Spacious property close to popular tourist locations and beaches - perfect for exploring Cornwall. Located just ½ mile from Wadebridge town centre and about 15 minutes from beautiful Daymner Bay.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 7 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Padstow Area, North Coast

P00527

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£445 - £1019
per week
From £334 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A spacious and modern reverse level cottage, situated in a country setting only 2 miles from the harbour town of Padstow. The open plan living space makes this property ideal for entertaining friends and family.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 1.6 miles

Constantine Bay, North Coast

P00051

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£1097 - £2611
per week
From £823 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Quillets is a gorgeous 5* property in Constantine Bay, within a 12 minute walk of the beach. This property can sleep an additional 4 people at extra cost.
  • 9 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.8 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Wadebridge, Mid Cornwall

P00594

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£1230 - £2929
per week
From £923 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • A unique, spacious hideaway, less than a mile from Wadebridge town centre. This modern, stunning house is located in a peaceful, idyllic spot at the edge of a little hamlet.
  • 14 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Games room
  • Beach 6.5 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles
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Little Petherick, North Coast

P00736

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£1323 - £3600
per week
From £992 for a 3-night stay
  • An immaculately presented and well equipped spacious five bedroomed house, set over three floors. This stunning property located a just few miles from the fishing harbour of Padstow and many stunning North coast beaches that the locals treasure.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Games room
  • Beach 3.5 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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