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

LYON10

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£306 - £753
per week
From £230 for a 3-night stay
  • On the Porthminster side of St Ives, this ground floor apartment is close to the bus and rail links for exploring further out if you've already explored the attractions and amenities of St Ives by foot.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
10% Off!

Bodmin Moor, Mid Cornwall

P00438

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£288 - £685
per week
From £216 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)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 12 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Constantine Bay, North Coast

P00167

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£289 - £660
per week
From £217 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Boskenna Apartment is a 3* property, situated only a 10 minute walk from Constantine Bay nr Padstow.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

Looe, South East Coast

L30010

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£325 - £675
per week
From £244 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A lovely, ground floor, 1 bed apartment with open-plan living, a bedroom with walk-in wardrobe and a well-appointed bathroom. There is a patio to the front with table and chairs and a small garden with border plants.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Ives, West Coast

CHER1

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£264 - £678
per week
From £198 for a 3-night stay
  • Centrally located and close to the harbour and beach, the modernly decorated Cheriton House offers an ideal location for a couple to explore all the options that are available in the local area.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
10% Off!

Padstow Area, North Coast

P00234

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£276 - £657
per week
From £207 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)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 4 miles
  • Pub 2.8 miles
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Perranuthnoe, West Coast

LITCOT

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£240 - £495
per week
From £180 for a 3-night stay
  • Littlecot is a cute little open plan cottage located in the heart of Perranuthnoe, just a short stroll from the beach and less than 5 minutes' drive from Marazion.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Ives, West Coast

LHSE

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£459 - £1137
per week
From £344 for a 3-night stay
  • Right on the harbour front, this cosy 3 storey cottage is ideal for those wanting to be close to the sounds and sights of the harbour area as well as the town center being only a short walk away.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Ives, West Coast

GODCT2

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£372 - £927
per week
From £279 for a 3-night stay
  • On the first floor and looking towards Carbis Bay, this apartment is a perfect romantic getaway to enjoy the stunning views over the local coastline. The town center is also not far away.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
10% Off!

Helford, South Coast

P00717

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£350 - £695
per week
From £263 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 3 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
10% Off!

St Merryn, North Coast

P00554

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£263 - £626
per week
From £197 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)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 2.5 miles
  • Pub 1.2 miles
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Penzance, West Coast

P00728

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£233 - £555
per week
From £175 for a 3-night stay
  • This cosy cottage for two is the perfect couple’s getaway, just a short walk from Penzance’s array of shops, pubs and restaurants. A perfect base after exploring Cornwall’s West Coast.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Private Parking
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Pub 0.5 miles
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