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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St Breward / St Tudy, Mid Cornwall

P00417

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£256 - £523
per week
From £192 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Book before Tuesday 30th April and receive 10% off all weeks in 2019
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 1.7 miles

Penzance, West Coast

26CHAP

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£497 - £1557
per week
From £373 for a 3-night stay
  • Great location for this delightful holiday home which has been beautifully refurbished and is close to the shops and many attractions of Penzance including the famous Minack Theatre and Jubilee Pool.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Little Petherick, North Coast

P00110

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£525 - £1400
per week
From £394 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Creekside is a tastefully furnished 4* Canadian log home located in Little Petherick, only two miles from Padstow and a short drive from several sandy beaches.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 3 miles

Fowey River, Mid Cornwall

P00627

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£833 - £1985
per week
From £625 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Nestled in glorious countryside in its own 11 acre spectacular coombe, Abovetown is a traditional Cornish cottage refurbished to a high standard found in a tiny hamlet close to the village of Lerryn on the river Fowey.
  • 8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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Porthleven, South Coast

11BAYV

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£669 - £1777
per week
From £502 for a 3-night stay
  • 11 Bay View is a fully-equipped holiday home that commands spectacular views overlooking the harbour, making it the ideal base for exploring Porthleven and beyond.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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Looe, South East Coast

L30008

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£388 - £780
per week
From £291 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A private penthouse apartment with sea views from most rooms and a rear sun terrace to sit and enjoy views across to St George's Island. A perfect bolthole for two.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Mevagissey, South East Coast

P00684

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£250 - £595
per week
From £188 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Stunning converted hayloft with original features, countryside views and cosy kitchen. 6 miles from the coast and a perfect base to explore Cornwall.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 6 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Treyarnon Bay, North Coast

P00043

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£464 - £1104
per week
From £348 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Trearth is an attractively furnished 4* property, with countryside views located one mile from Treyarnon Bay. This property offers 30% off for 2 at certain times.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.9 miles

Porthcurno, West Coast

SEAWAY

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£429 - £983
per week
From £322 for a 3-night stay
  • Tucked away in beautiful countryside you will find Seaways, a 1930's wooden chalet with modern interior and many seating areas. Spacious living room with log fire and board games, well equipped kitchen.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Open fire or woodburner

Looe, South East Coast

L30005

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£565 - £1340
per week
From £424 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Hannafore is the biggest apartment within the complex. Located on the ground floor with a pretty front veranda, terrace and patio.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Bude, North Coast

N2113

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£540 - £1409
per week
From £405 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Spacious, character farmhouse with enclosed garden, set in the idyllic Cornish countryside. Explore the amazing walks from this peaceful location or enjoy the ever popular Widemouth Bay – only a 20 minute drive.
  • 10 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 10.7 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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Looe, South East Coast

L30060

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£300 - £610
per week
From £225 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • A stylish one bedroom cottage tucked away on a quiet street in the centre of East Looe, but just moments from the sandy beach and harbour front.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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