When choosing accommodation in Cornwall, holiday cottages are a fabulous option. By booking a self catering Cornwall cottage, you can not only cook and eat in when it suits you, but will get a whole place of your own for less than a comparatively expensive hotel room. HouseTrip has a number of quality holiday cottages in Cornwall as well as self catering apartment and pet-friendly rentals, many available to book in as little as six clicks.
One of Britain’s most breathtaking corners, it’s easy to see why Cornwall is one of England’s most popular tourist destinations. While the coastline and its beaches are an undeniable draw, there’s far more to see and do on a holiday in this picturesque county. Choose from the range of quality apartments and holiday cottages in Cornwall, and really experience the destination like a local. Visit the birthplace of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, explore the twin space age domes of The Eden Project, or ogle the modern art at The Fate St Ives, one of the UKs four Tate Galleries. If you have the kids in tow, show them Britain’s most southwesterly point at Land’s End, or enjoy a day of thrills at Crealy Great Adventure Park, Cornwall’s premier theme park. Active types can walk the South West Coast Path or cycle The Camel Trail, while culture buffs can take in a show overlooking the ocean at the Minack Theatre. After all that you’ll have earned a drink, so enjoy a pint of local beer from Skinners, Sharps or St Austell Breweries, or perhaps a glass of mead wine. If you’re after something you can chew, there are plenty of dining options too. While Cornwall may be famous for its pasties, cream teas and ice cream, there are plenty of other options when hunger strikes. Seafood is key, and you’ll find it a menu staple of seaside, rural and farm restaurants alike, as well as at celebrity chef Rick Stein’s famed seafood restaurant. If you choose self catering Cornwall accommodation, you can also make the most of Cornwall’s many farmers’ markets, home to a delightful array of seasonal produce direct from local producers.
When to go to Cornwall
While summer is the most popular period to travel to Cornwall, the region enjoys some of England’s mildest weather and is lovely to visit at any time. Spring and autumn in Cornwall mean cheaper holiday accommodation and fewer tourists, while a winter break affords the opportunity to curl up by your Cornwall cottage’s fire with a book and a glass of wine.
Getting to and around Cornwall
Most tourists arrive in Cornwall by car or train, with lines from London to Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth, Newquay and Looe. Once in Cornwall, bus is a good public transport option.