Wild brooding moors, soft white sands lapped by the sparkling azure sea and whitewashed fishing villages tucked into the pristine coastline; it’s no surprise that Cornwall makes an idyllic destination for laid-back romantic getaways.
If you’re looking to sweep your significant other off their feet, we’ve chosen some of our finest romantic cottages in Cornwall where you can spend quality time with the one you love, creating special memories together.
Beautifully crafted from granite with original oak beams, this gorgeous ground-floor apartment for two offers a much-needed escape within a harbour town where time seemingly stands still. Rest and relaxation are a given here with a welcome pack on arrival, a deep sink-into sofa just calling for romantic movie nights, and chic interiors dressed with nautical details.
When the call of the sea becomes too much, simply step out from the front door and feel the sand within your toes on Charlestown Beach, less than a half-mile walk away. Sit side by side on the harbour wall with an ice cream watching the fishing boats gently bob in the breeze or cosy up in a harbourside inn with a steaming bowl of local mussels caught that very morning.
If you and your loved one dream of being gently woken by birdsong, sipping your morning cuppa in the warmth of a soothing wood-fired hot tub and spending the day fishing on your own lake, then this sweet little shepherd’s hut is just for you. Enjoying an idyllic lakeside setting on a remote organic farm, this adorable hut is perfect for some off-grid romance.
Switch off from the world for a while and spend some quality time in each other’s company. A roaring wood burner will keep you nice and toasty inside, while a fire pit on the patio is perfect for toasting marshmallows under starry night skies. And when you fancy popping on your walking boots, there are miles of unspoilt coast and countryside trails to discover all around.
Tucked away within Poldark country, this bijou barn conversion is the ultimate place to kick back and unwind with someone special. Toast your romantic holiday in Cornwall in the pretty garden and watch the sun set over Chapel Carn Brea and the rolling hills in the distance - views don’t come much better than this.
Inside, the fresh coastal-themed interiors set the mood for relaxation, with a sumptuous king-size bed for the deepest of slumbers. And if the seaside décor makes you long for a taste of the ocean, the swimming, surfing and sunbathing paradise of Sennen Cove is only 3 miles away. Grab your wetsuits, jump in the car and you’ll be riding the wild waves of the Atlantic together in minutes.
From the moment you arrive at this romantic holiday home in Cornwall, you will feel all your troubles melt away. In its peaceful, rural setting you will be spoilt for choice with the myriad of walks and outdoor pursuits on offer. Pack a picnic and explore the rugged wilderness of Bodmin Moor or take to the South West Coast Path and relish hand-in-hand strolls along cliff tops and sheltered coves.
Once you’ve had your fill of the wonderful outdoors, you can curl up in the cosy glow of the wood burner, fill the bath up with bubbles and indulge in a long soak, or pop open a bottle of fizz in the garden and watch the last of the sun’s rays dip below the horizon.
It doesn’t get much dreamier than this characterful Cornish cottage. Wake up to the sound of the birds singing and sunlight streaming through the windows, and watch the trees swaying in the gentle breeze. Meander into the stylish open-plan living area where hopefully your beloved has got the wood burner roaring and laid out a spread of delicious breakfast treats.
On a sunny day, pack a picnic of scones, clotted cream and strawberry jam, and relax on a blanket among the flowers in the surrounding countryside or hop in the car to take your goodies to beautiful Talland Bay, 4 miles away. For a romantic meal for two, why not treat your partner to a freshly caught seafood feast in one of the pretty fishing villages nearby such as Polruan, Fowey or Looe.
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A traditional fisherman’s cottage tucked away down a winding cobbled street, a stylish apartment overlooking the sea, or a rustic log cabin hidden away in the depths of the countryside; which will you choose for your next romantic getaway?
Our romantic Cornwall cottages are blessed with lavish extra touches such as crackling wood burners, bubbling hot tubs, soothing roll-top baths and even sumptuous four-poster beds. From the countryside to the coast, turn your next holiday for two into something special with a handpicked hideaway from our collection.
Some more inspiration…
For more Cornish holiday inspiration for couples, have a read of our guide to the most romantic places in Cornwall, or the best places to catch a Cornish sunset and surprise your partner with a day trip that will take their breath away.