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 Ives, West Coast

CTCK6

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£411 - £1023
per week
From £308 for a 3-night stay
  • Set in the heart of town is Cousin Jacks, a three-storey cottage full of character and charm, situated between Fore Street and the Harbour and ideal for exploring the shops and Porthmeor and Porthgwidden beaches.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
10% Off!

Wadebridge, Mid Cornwall

P00232

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£226 - £481
per week
From £170 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 6.7 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
25% Off!

St Ives, West Coast

CHER4

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£264 - £692
per week
From £198 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offer25% off all available weeks until the end of September
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • No WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

Port Isaac, Mid Cornwall

BLULOD

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£199 - £473
per week
From £149 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • A well-equipped lodge located in a peaceful, beautifully-maintained park just outside the quaint village of St Teath and within close proximity of the north Cornish coast.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

St Ives, West Coast

SUND01

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£321 - £786
per week
From £241 for a 3-night stay
  • This attractive bolthole for 2 rests tucked away in the heart of town providing a cosy base for exploring St Ives with sandy beaches located right on your doorstep.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Ives, West Coast

ISLNT

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£243 - £588
per week
From £182 for a 3-night stay
  • Only a few minutes away from the shops, bars and restaurants, Netherton is decorated in a modern country style and is close to local beaches so is perfect for couples to have a romantic getaway.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

St Ives, West Coast

CT5B

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£306 - £753
per week
From £230 for a 3-night stay
  • Horizon Apartment boasts a modern interior and brilliant views across Porthmeor and further out. For those wanting to explore the local area, it's only a short walk to all the shops, bars and restaurants.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.4 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
15% Off!

St Ives, West Coast

CRAB03

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£438 - £1065
per week
From £329 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offer15% off remaining weeks left in August 2019!
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
10% Off!

St Breward / St Tudy, Mid Cornwall

P00377

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£346 - £824
per week
From £260 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • Special offer10% off all available weeks until the end of October 2019
  • Special offer15% off any fortnightly booking until end of October 2019
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 7.8 miles
  • Pub 1.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

St Merryn, North Coast

P00035

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£180 - £428
per week
From £135 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Little Robin is a modern and welcoming 3* studio apartment with its own little garden and patio, near the centre of St Merryn village and 3 miles from Padstow.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 1.5 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles

Looe, South East Coast

L00063

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£308 - £612
per week
From £231 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • A perfect choice for a couple looking to get away and escape the hustle and bustle of day to day life.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
10% Off!

Looe, South East Coast

L30038

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£232 - £550
per week
From £174 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
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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