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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Carbis Bay, West Coast

PC485A

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£376 - £782
per week
From £282 for a 3-night stay
  • A first floor modern apartment in Carbis Bay, with allocated parking. Well equipped, sleeps 2 and has wi-fi and linen available.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
10% Off!

St Ives, West Coast

LCYARD

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£243 - £600
per week
From £182 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.06 miles
10% Off!

Porthleven, South Coast

ABCNOO

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£412 - £792
per week
From £309 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.4 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Padstow Town, North Coast

P00137

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£269 - £651
per week
From £202 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

Helston, South Coast

P00480

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£235 - £562
per week
From £176 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • This beautifully furnished apartment with its private sunny verandah provides style and comfort and is located within easy reach of the local facilities.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 3.8 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Ives, West Coast

CLVCAP

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£372 - £927
per week
From £279 for a 3-night stay
  • In an elevated area of St Ives, this newly built bungalow has a private patio and a private parking space offering an ideal location to explore the town or further out.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
10% Off!

Padstow Town, North Coast

P00386

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£405 - £725
per week
From £304 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • No WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.8 miles
  • Pub 0.05 miles

Fowey River, South East Coast

CLMER2

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£194 - £463
per week
From £146 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • A peaceful waterside property with a garden and parking just a couple of miles from Fowey. Great for kayaking or birdwatching.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles

Padstow Area, North Coast

P00301

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£326 - £776
per week
From £245 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Tresallyn Cottage is a stylish 5* gold cottage with lovely countryside views, in picturesque rural surroundings about a mile from St Merryn and 2 miles from Padstow.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 2.6 miles
  • Pub 1.4 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
10% Off!

Mevagissey, South East Coast

P00684

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£250 - £607
per week
From £188 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 6 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

St Ives, West Coast

WROCK2

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£288 - £708
per week
From £216 for a 3-night stay
  • Perfect for a couple to get away from it all, this flat is ideally located in central St Ives and is equipped with everything you could need to enjoy your self-catering holiday.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

St Ives, West Coast

LYO15

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£306 - £768
per week
From £230 for a 3-night stay
  • This modern and well equipped apartment is ideal for those wanting to take strolls along the coastline and harbour then into town with it's selection of shops, bars and restaurants.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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