Rural cottages in Cornwall for the ultimate retreat holiday cottages

Rural cottages in Cornwall for the ultimate retreat

Laura 03 December 2021

Take some time out from it all with a little seclusion, peace and tranquillity. Escape to somewhere off the beaten track and enjoy quality time alone, as a couple or with a group of loved ones. 

We’ve rounded up some of our best rural cottages in Cornwall to be your safe haven for a few days so you can take a break from the every day somewhere special. 

Tuck yourself away in a rural setting, be it a barn conversion in the countryside, a petite retreat, a mansion on a vast estate, a cottage on a working farm, or a spectacular castle by the water. While some are truly rural, we’ve also got cottages that feel and look remote, but are actually only a short walk to the nearest pub or friendly village. 

We’ve delicately handpicked some of our favourite rural holiday cottages in Cornwall for your next great escape.

Large rural retreats in Cornwall

Eliot Manor, St Germans, sleeps 14 + 4 🐕

Eliot Manor

This sympathetically restored and sensitively decorated Grade I-listed 16th-century farmhouse in Cornwall forms part of the Port Eliot Estate. Eliot Manor is ideal for celebrating that special occasion in beautiful surroundings or simply taking time out to relax in tranquil privacy, enjoying the superb views of rolling countryside.

Lower Ossington, Bude, sleeps 10 + 2 🐕

Lower Ossington

This tranquil detached country house with a luxury hot tub is set in 60 acres of beautiful Cornish countryside near the seaside town of Bude. Escape the every day and embrace the wild, rugged soul of North Cornwall. Get back to nature and help out on the working farm feeding the cows, sheep, and chickens.  

Get to know Bude with our things to do guide…

Castle By The Water, Saltash, sleeps 22 + 4 🐕

Castle By The Water

Enjoy relaxing views of the River Tamar from this remarkable castle! Experience a magical escape in this special haven full of history, elegance, style and grandeur. Enjoy exploring 55 acres of gorgeous gardens and woodland. Take a refreshing boat trip or kayak along the scenic river. There’s also clay pigeon shooting, 4x4 off-roading and more! Float about in the heated outdoor pool, before watching the beautiful sunsets while beside the fire pit.  

Get to know Saltash with our things to do guide…

You’ll find even more fantastic large cottages in our full collection across North, South and West Cornwall. 

Rural hot tub getaways in Cornwall

Reddivallen, Boscastle, sleeps 4 + 1 🐕


Runaway to this fantastic 17th-century barn conversion with amazing views overlooking a stunning Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Be surrounded by beautiful original features and enjoy fishing on the carp fishing lake and relaxing in the bubbling hot tub with stunning views of the grounds. 

Get to know Boscastle with our things to do guide…

Pendavey Lodge, Padstow, sleeps 4

Pendavey Lodge

This pretty property provides a relaxing and comfortable base for families and couples to enjoy a rural retreat. Unwind in the sheltered hot tub while gazing out over the beautiful cottage garden. Set in the midst of rural Cornwall whilst being close enough to popular local attractions should you fancy an adventure together.

Get to know Padstow with our things to do guide…

Pennywort Mill - Tylers Cottage, Callington, sleeps 4 + 1 🐕

Pennywort Mill - Tylers Cottage

This delightful cottage is set in a peaceful hamlet within 11 acres of a private estate. Enjoy beautiful countryside strolls right from the doorstep and say hello to the resident animals. Soak away your troubles surrounded by nature in the private hot tub after exploring this wonderful section of Cornwall. Enjoy all this with loved ones, not forgetting your four-legged friend. 

You’ll find even more indulgent hot tub cottages by browsing our full collection across North, South and West Cornwall. 

Cosy countryside escapes in Cornwall

Countryside View, Polperro, sleeps 2

Countryside View

Cosy up in this lovely barn conversion set on a peaceful farm - the ideal countryside escape. Remote enough for a romantic getaway whilst being close to some of South Cornwall’s famous beaches and coastal towns. Relax and enjoy golden sunsets from the balcony across this perfect patchwork of Cornish countryside. 

Get to know Polperro with our things to do guide...

Puffins Nest, Callington, sleeps 2 + 2 🐕

Puffins Nest

This perfectly placed petite retreat is located on a working farm in a fabulous secluded rural location on the stunning Hartland Peninsula, close to the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy bracing cliff top walks together from the doorstep, taking in the amazing and dramatic landscape, before heading home to cosy up in front of the warming wood burner. 

Valley View Glamping, Mevagissey, sleeps 2

Valley View Glamping

Retreat to this unique rural holiday experience. Breathe and take in the idyllic views across farmland and out to sea. Unwind together in the bubbling hot tub after exploring the many beaches and attractions. Cosy up next to the fire pit, watch the day pass and gaze at the stars from this rural boutique retreat. 

Get to know Mevagissey with our things to do guide...

Reddivallen Lakeside Hut, Boscastle, sleeps 2

Reddivallen Lakeside Hut

This beautiful shepherd’s hut is nestled on an organic farm surrounded by lush Cornish countryside with glorious and breathtaking views. Lovingly fitted and beautifully furnished throughout in a contemporary country style. Cosy up in the lovely wood-fired hot tub after a day exploring - an idyllic romantic retreat.

Get to know Boscastle with our things to do guide…

You’ll find even more cosy romantic cottages in our full collection across North, South and West Cornwall. 

Stay somewhere special

River Tamar

If we’ve got you craving peace, tranquillity, and the glorious Cornish countryside, that’s not all we have to offer! Take a look at our full range of rural and farm cottages in Cornwall for even more holiday inspiration. From tennis courts to hot tubs and swimming pools, these handpicked retreats are perfect for some rest and relaxation. 

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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