Imagine waking up to the meditative sound of waves gently lapping on the shoreline, throwing open the curtains to see the sun glistening on the ocean in front of you. Starting your day with a barefoot wander along powder-soft sands and dipping your toes in crystal-clear waters as white-sailed yachts glide across the horizon. Then as day turns into night, imagine tucking into freshly caught fish and seafood while sipping a glass of wine and watching the sunset. Nothing is more therapeutic than a holiday by the sea.
Renowned for its pristine beaches, cerulean waters, and charming harbours populated by colourful boats and rugged coastal paths, the Cornish peninsula makes for an idyllic destination for a seaside holiday in the UK. Whether you visit in the winter to watch the powerful breakers crashing against the cliffs, or in the summer to paddle in the aquamarine waters, the lure of the Cornish sea proves irresistible to many.
Here are five of our finest luxury sea-view cottages in Cornwall to inspire your next coastal getaway. Take a look at our full range of Cornwall cottages with sea views for even more seaside inspiration.
Cornwall cottages with sea views
Blue Bay, Perranporth
Perfectly positioned to offer sensational views across the sweeping sands and sparkling waters of Perranporth, Blue Bay sets the standard for luxury cottages in Cornwall. Look forward to lazy mornings gazing out to sea with a leisurely breakfast of pastries on the decking, followed by long days of sandy fun. Balmy summer evenings can be spent watching the sun dip below the ocean from the soothing hot tub while the BBQ sizzles with the freshest catch of the day. Perranporth is also popular with surfers and within 10 miles of Cornwall's surfing capital, Newquay.
Whether watching the wild crashing waves from the lounge balcony, dozing in the midsummer sun in the garden or cosying up by the warmth of the wood burner during winter storms, days at this luxury coastal retreat are easily spent. For a touch of added indulgence, a cinema room provides the comfiest of places to kick back and relax with the latest blockbuster.
Boasting awe-inspiring views along the River Fowey and out to sea, this luxurious hideaway, Trebarfoote in Polruan will captivate and delight. Polruan and neighbouring Fowey have lots of pubs, shops and cafes for you to visit, it probably hosts the highest concentration of cafes in Cornwall.
In the crisp, winter months, cosy up by the warmth of the log fire while the wind whips up a frenzy on the surf and in summer, slide open the floor-to-ceiling doors and let the salty air wash through the cottage.
A sumptuous Scandi-style interior provides a cosy space in which to sit back and watch the boats bob between the blue of the sea and sky. After an invigorating morning stroll along the South West Coast Path, afternoons are best spent tucking into cream teas on the glass-fronted balcony, or wildlife spotting whilst listening to the wheeling gulls calling to each other overhead. Offering a composed retreat of calm, this is the perfect abode for all the family to enjoy some blissful downtime.
Kennack Heights, Lizard
Wake up to infinite views of sea and sky at this indulgent penthouse apartment, Kennack Heights on the Lizard. A stylish space for complete relaxation, fling wide the impressive bi-fold doors and let the fresh sea air work its magic. With Kennack Sands Beach just a short amble away, there really is no need to venture too far and the ever-changing scenery guarantees a truly magical stay in all weathers. Kennack Sands is one of Cornwall's best beaches, and it isn't very well-known compared to some of the Lizard's others like Kynance Cove.
From days filled with building sandcastles, riding the Cornish waves and exploring the South West Coast Path, to evenings curled up watching movies, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained. Inside, you’ll be seduced by luxury with an abundance of light, space and harmonious coastal hues. Drink in the breathtaking sunsets all from the comfort of the open-plan living area - the spectacular apex window beautifully frames the unrivalled ocean vistas.
8 Chy An Eglos, St Ives
Bright and airy with outstanding views across St Ives Bay and harbour, 8 Chy An Eglos is a wonderful sea view apartment to enjoy a holiday in St Ives. Relax in luxury after a busy day exploring the iconic galleries, shops, cafes and restaurants of St Ives. Surfers will love the access to the local beaches with nearby Porthmeor Beach just half a mile away, while the quieter Godrevy Beach also has some great waves. Take a look at our guide to things to do in St Ives for even more holiday inspiration.
If you don't fancy surfing then head to Porthminster Beach and try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding. Bathe in natural light in this lovely space, whip up a storm in the chic kitchen, relax around the dining table and enjoy the incredible views.
Soak up the sea views in Cornwall
Curated for lovers of golden sands, spectacular vistas and that unmistakable salty sea breeze, our Cornwall cottages by the sea epitomise coastal living. Browse our full collection of luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall and make your next getaway a memorable one.
Cornwall cottages with sea views
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