Holidays in winter are the perfect time to get away and enjoy all the delights the South West has to offer. Some of the most popular holiday destinations are located in the beautiful county of Cornwall and if you decide to take a holiday here, whether it’s with family, friends or your loved ones, you are spoilt for choices of cottages to complete your winter break.
There's a huge selection of cottages in Cornwall from luxury farmhouses, romantic rural retreats and big family boltholes from which you can enjoy the surrounding area.
Take a look at our top picks for holiday cottages in the region.
Bring the whole family together at this luxurious home, which is the perfect setting for a special occasion. It's just 1 mile from the family-friendly Trebah Garden and 7.5 miles from Falmouth, one of the best places in Cornwall to visit in the winter. Even on chilly days, you can enjoy the breathtaking views over Port Navas Creek towards the Helford River from the comfort of your stylish and cosy home. The roaring open fire and antique furniture add a warm feel while the traditional Aga is perfect for rustling up soul-soothing stews.
The whole family can enjoy a stay in Cornwall with this beautiful coastal cottage, perfect for everyone including your furry friend. You are a short stroll from the stunning Fistral Beach, giving you ample opportunities to enjoy lovely sea views and walk the miles of sandy shore. The surrounding area provides plenty of things to do and, if you want to stay in and keep warm, this beach cottage has everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay.
A cosy winter escape for ten guests and two dogs. One of our five-star, luxury holiday cottages, you’ll be spoilt with a trip to this cottage near the surfers’ haven of Bude. Despite the chilly winter months, this eclectic seaside town retains its chilled vibe year-round and there are plenty of shops and cafes you can drop into. Grab the woolly hat and head down to the sands of the many beaches this area has to offer for a windswept walk along the seaside or stay snuggled up and cosy by the crackling wood burner in the comfy lounge. It’s set on a farm so you’re welcome to explore the countryside and it has the all-important luxury extra – a sunken hot tub, ideal for a warm soak during the evening when you can stargaze from your Cornwall holiday home.
Ideal for a winter break, this cosy cottage in Looe has the opportunity for guests to venture out onto the wilds of beautiful Bodmin Moor, or spend lazy days swimming in the on-site shared swimming pool or soaking in the warming hot tub. It sleeps four guests so families or adult couples would find this holiday retreat the perfect fit for their small group getaway. Take a ride on the scenic Looe Valley Branch Line which travels between Liskeard and coastal Looe, visit the beautiful Golitha Falls in Bodmin (5 miles away), drop down to the charming fishing village of Polperro Harbour and the beaches of Talland Bay (both 15 miles), or venture 20 miles into the city of Plymouth. Enjoy a wonderful family winter break to this country escape.
A warm and welcoming space for six guests and two dogs during the winter months, this property is perfectly placed for a little exploration and ideal for family groups. Near the beautiful harbour town of Fowey, and just a ferry ride from the neighbouring village of Polruan, there’s lots to investigate in this area. Take the kids to the aquarium and marvel at the local fish species that live here, enjoy a blustery walk up to the majestic ruins of Catherine’s Castle, or plan a trip to the renowned Eden Project which is just 7 miles away. The holiday home itself is set in a peaceful, rural slice of South Cornwall and provides a cosy retreat perfect for big family dinners, special afternoons spoiling yourself with a soak in the shared hot tub, and cosy evenings snuggled up under blankets watching films on the TV.
A boutique-style retreat, ideal for seeing out those winter months, provides a warm and welcoming base for four guests and one dog excited to spend a few days exploring Cornwall’s breathtaking north coast. A stylish, light and bright country cottage will greet you on arrival and it won’t be long until you and the family are chilled out on the sofas planning the adventurous activities you’ll be getting up to during your winter break here. Cornwall’s mysterious ‘old world’ of mining and folklore exists along this breathtaking Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Discover the ruins of Wheal Coates, which is 2 miles away and offers a wonderful circular walk to explore, or head out to the unforgettable coastal point of St Agnes Head (3 miles) and feel like you’re standing on the edge of the world - then return to your Cornish home from home to soak in the hot tub.
Cornwall is an ideal location for any type of holiday and is perfect for visiting during the winter months. Enjoy a spectacular experience whether you are looking for a family adventure, romantic retreat or fun holiday with friends. Take a look at our range of holiday cottages in Cornwall where you can share your special winter stay.
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