Cornwall is the UK’s best-loved holiday destination and it’s not hard to understand why. Located at the most southerly part of Great Britain, with 300 miles of glorious coastal scenery, the county is a holidaymaker’s paradise. The region is popular all year round for short breaks or long weekends. Many families choose to spend their main summer break here. There is also a fantastic selection of quality holiday cottages to choose from, which goes some way to explaining why Cornwall is the UK's most popular holiday destination.

Cornwall’s spectacular landscape and moderate weather provides the ideal setting for long country walks, sunbathing on the beach and surfing the waves. The beautiful beaches and excellent surfing conditions attract thousands of tourists and watersports enthusiasts to the area each year. Some of the best surfing beaches are near Polzeath, Newquay and Looe. The natural beauty of the county and its limitless options for food, culture and entertainment make it the obvious choice for a holiday in the UK.

Cornwall boasts a richly diverse community. Here you’ll find everything from small, isolated fishing villages, such as Porthleven, Mevagissey and Port Isaac, through to lively seaside towns, like Fowey, Newquay and Falmouth. The county is well known for its vibrant art scene (including the Tate at St Ives) as well as its world class culinary status. Many famous Michelin-starred chefs, inspired by the quality of local produce, own restaurants here. Celebrity chef Rick Stein has a fish-and-chip restaurant in Padstow, and Jamie Oliver has an Italian restaurant on the beach at Watergate Bay. With fresh home-grown ingredients on the doorstep, local business owners have made Cornwall a foodie’s paradise.

A wide range of holiday cottages are available in Cornwall. We have some superb traditional cottages to let, along with a number of lodges, caravans and apartments. There is something for every price point. If you are unsure, please give us a call and we will help you choose the best accommodation for your needs. Our number is 01275 371133. Alternatively, click the button to see all our Cornish holiday properties.

Cornwall Attractions

There are heaps of things to do. The Eden Project, situated near our St Austell Luxury Villas, is a must-visit attraction. The project is internationally renowned for the architecturally sensational rainforest biome, full of rare plant life and incredible art and sculptures.

Another unmissable attraction is the Minack Theatre, an amazing outdoor theatre hewn out of the clifftop by dedicated visionary Rowena Cade. The theatre regularly hosts amateur and professional productions, and offers a unique visitor experience. To buy tickets to a show, visit the Minack Theatre website.

There are some amazing landmarks, such as Tintagel Castle, St Michael's Mount and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, During the low season, Cornwall is idyllically peaceful, with miles of deserted coast and countryside. During summer, the region comes alive with visitors, sunshine, events and festivals.

We also recommend the Lizard Peninsula — the most southerly point of the UK mainland is at Lizard Point. You can often see seals basking in the crystal-clear water along this stretch of coast. The rare geology supports many uncommon species of plant and flower. Kynance Cove is a super beach and well worth a visit. The Lizard is a truly magical area of Cornwall.