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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Bude, North Coast

MILLE2

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£329 - £783
per week
From £247 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Spacious cottage located in idyllic countryside near the Devon border. Enjoy fabulous walks right from your doorstep and the open fire and private courtyard - ideal for barbecues. The perfect base whatever the season.
  • 5 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 10.7 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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Penzance, West Coast

P00729

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£435 - £1035
per week
From £326 for a 3-night stay
  • Book by 30th April and receive 10% off any 2019 week
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.5 miles
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Looe, South East Coast

L30058

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£307 - £730
per week
From £230 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Located in the fishing port of Looe, this beautiful 3 storey fisherman's cottage offers great accommodation for family getaways. Enjoy walks to the lovely town of Looe where you can get an ice cream and enjoy the beautiful views.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Breward / St Tudy, Mid Cornwall

P00376

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£350 - £710
per week
From £263 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Ben's Barn is a spacious 4* gold cottage for two that is located in Trenarlett Farm near St Tudy.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 1.7 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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Porthleven, South Coast

1HIGHB

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£656 - £1847
per week
From £492 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • 10% off all available April and May holidays
  • Easter Weekend: 3 nights from 20th April was £721 now £541
  • Porthleven Food Festival: 3 nights from 26th April was £610 now £488
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Looe, South East Coast

L10020

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£317 - £754
per week
From £238 for a 3-night stay
  • A lovely end of terrace property with panaramic sea views and comfortably furnished throughout.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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Porthleven, South Coast

ABCCHA

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£919 - £2296
per week
From £689 for a 3-night stay
  • 15% off week commencing 20th April was £1,378 now £1,171
  • 7 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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Port Isaac, Mid Cornwall

BLULOD

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£199 - £473
per week
From £149 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • 10% off weeks commencing 13th and 27th April
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
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Looe, South East Coast

L30064

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£375 - £900
per week
From £281 for a 3-night stay
  • A spacious three bedroom property with private parking perched on the hillside in East Looe, offering beautiful views across the river.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Looe, South East Coast

L30040

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£389 - £925
per week
From £292 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Located in a popular area in East Looe, Cel Mawr enjoys an elevated position with fantastic far reaching views of the estuary. Within walking distance to pubs, restaurants, shops and a family friendly sandy beach.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Porthleven, South Coast

14BAYV

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£824 - £2576
per week
From £618 for a 3-night stay
  • Combining wonderful sea views with the comforts of home, this pet-friendly accommodation is only a two minute walk to the harbour and has a private terrace at the front.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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St Ives, West Coast

FERNC4

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£507 - £1239
per week
From £380 for a 3-night stay
  • 20% off all remaining 2019 weeks
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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