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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Looe, South East Coast

L30048

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£1209 - £2879
per week
From £907 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Games room
  • Beach 4.5 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Mevagissey, South East Coast

TAMAR1

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£878 - £2749
per week
From £659 for a 3-night stay
  • Tamar is a fabulous house in a great location. The spacious rooms have Art Deco style living and high quality furnishings, also many private areas and superb views. Portmellon Cove and local pub are close by.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Games room
  • Beach 0.2 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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Mevagissey, South East Coast

FOURWI

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£829 - £2592
per week
From £622 for a 3-night stay
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  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Padstow Town, North Coast

P00595

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£1777 - £4090
per week
From £1,333 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • Court House is a Grade ll listed building providing an exquisite place for entertaining and relaxing in the heart of Padstow. Pet friendly.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.8 miles
  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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Bude, North Coast

N2113

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£540 - £1409
per week
From £405 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 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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Downderry, South East Coast

P00707

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£1470 - £3500
per week
From £1,103 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
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  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Games room
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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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

Praa Sands, West Coast

SEACRO

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£826 - £2587
per week
From £620 for a 3-night stay
  • Decorated in an Art Deco style, Seacroft Barton is a large property overlooking the beach at Praa Sands. It is perfect for family get-togethers with 5 bedrooms, 4 of which are en-suite.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
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Constantine Bay, North Coast

P00053

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£937 - £2276
per week
From £703 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
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  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.4 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
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Portreath, West Coast

P00712

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£1050 - £3250
per week
From £788 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star
  • A beautiful 5 bedroom barn conversion with hot tub, situated in a rural setting only one mile from the popular harbour town of Portreath on the North coast.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 1 mile

Polruan, South East Coast

CCMEAD

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£1160 - £2762
per week
From £870 for a 3-night stay
  • Chapel Mead is a spacious and superb waterside property with stunning views. It is in the village of Polruan and has a lovely garden, veranda, balcony, woodburner and ample parking.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 1.8 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Padstow Town, North Coast

P00628

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£1226 - £2919
per week
From £920 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Stylish and contemporary Edwardian property in prime Padstow location, with stunning estuary views and large kitchen/diner; complete with AGA.
  • 10 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles
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