Mid Cornwall Cottages

From famous surfing capitals to river valley villages, traditional fishing towns and lush pieces of paradise, Mid Cornwall is a majestic holiday destination. Cornwall's core contains a rich variety of offerings. It's home to a host of glorious gardens, historical sites and, of course, the outlining coastal areas of Newquay and St Agnes to the north and Falmouth and Portscatho to the south.

Arguably, it has it all. Land, sea, river and town are interspersed with striking examples of Cornwall's industrial heritage and maritime history, presenting visitors with something to suit every mood and type of stay.

What towns can we visit during our stay?

A smattering of towns and villages invite visitors to stay while exploring their exciting environs. On the north coast, St Agnes and its surrounding areas spill with picture-postcard views, from Wheal Coates' magnificent tin mine on the cliffs to the tropical-like Trevaunance Cove, Trevellas Porth and Chapel Porth. Newquay needs little introduction. One of the country's most famous surfing hubs, it's strewn with beaches, activities and an array of family-centred attractions and entertainment.

Cornwall's capital and only city is Truro, which practically lies at the midpoint location in the county. Existing largely as the commercial centre of the county, a tally of traditional and coolly modern cafés and restaurants can be found, as well as various cultural and entertainment venues including the Hall For Cornwall, Royal Cornwall Museum and striking architectural centrepiece, Truro Cathedral. South of the city, Falmouth's famous maritime town is crammed with an inexhaustible array of sights to see and things to do. A vibrant by-the-sea destination, Falmouth boasts the world's third-deepest natural harbour, which sets the remarkable cultural tone for much of its award-winning and must-see attractions.

Particularly, the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and neighbouring waterfront - along with the estuary mouth's dizzyingly beautiful headlands marked by St Mawes and Pendennis Castles - are unfailingly impressive. Portscatho lies northeast from Falmouth along the Roseland Heritage Coast, presenting a plethora of uber pretty coves and beaches along with its own sheltered east facing stretch. It provides the perfect base for coastal rambling, seaside relaxation and exploring the bevy of must-see sights in the vicinity.

The far eastern fringe encompasses the St Austell area, which is awash with top coastal destinations, world-class visitor attractions and some of Cornwall's most celebrated maritime culture.

What are the best coastal resorts and beaches in Mid Cornwall?

Newquay is undeniably Cornwall's coastal tour de force, offering seven miles of sands from surfers' paradise Fistral Beach to activity-laden Lusty Glaze and locals' treasure, Little Fistral to family favourites, Crantock and Holywell Bay. While its famous Fistral Beach remains an ever-popular destination, Newquay's lesser-known coves such as Polly Joke, Whipsiderry and Bedruthan Steps are achingly beautiful alternatives to the buzz of the town beaches.

On the southern side, Falmouth is a rambling mass of rivers and beaches that can be explored on foot, bike, boat, ferry or watercraft. Gyllyngvase Beach boasts crystal-clear waters, lifeguard cover (May-September), watersports hire and fabulous range of facilities. Similarly, Swanpool is something of an activity centre, while Maenporth's flatter beach is home to award-winning restaurant, The Cove. And don't forget to dabble in the rock-pooling fun that can be found at the more tranquil and utterly charming, Castle and Tunnel beaches.

At the western end of the Roseland Peninsula, Portscatho presents Porthcurnick Beach to the north and, to the east, dog-friendly Carne and Pendower Beaches that join together at low tide. To the west, St Anthony Head is a stunning vantage point (and also filming site for TV series, Fraggle Rock), while a beautiful bevy of other nearby beaches includes Towan and Porthboer.

Gorran Haven sits in one of Cornwall's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) at the far eastern edge of the Roseland Peninsula and is home to two sheltered (and dogs-on-lead friendly) sandy beaches: Vault, or Bow Beach and Great Perhaver Beach, which are especially suited to families. Further east, and Pentewan boasts a large sandy beach and range of facilities, while the nearby village of Mevagissey presents a majestic slice of coastal living. The boat-filled harbour is flanked by fisherman's cottages (and good selection of restaurants) on the interior and exquisite expanses of ocean on its exterior, which can be crossed to Fowey via ferry (May-September) for an extra special sea life-spotting adventure.

St Austell Bay is home to a pretty plethora of places including film set favourite, Charlestown – a Georgian harbour village complete with picturesque pebbly beaches, historic dock and fascinating Shipwreck and Heritage Centre. Meanwhile, Carlyon Bay comprises a stunning trio of south-facing beaches that arc toward the crescent-shaped and (usually) less populated, Polkerris, where watersports instruction and equipment hire is also readily available throughout the summer season.



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Wadebridge, North Coast

P00415

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£600 - £1553
per week
From £450 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • Pentire View is a luxury 5* gold property with panoramic views of the Camel estuary and to the ocean beyond. Situated within a 10 minute drive of Padstow, perfect for families and golfers, this property also offers 20% off for 4 people at certain times.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 5.7 miles
  • Pub 1.1 miles

Wadebridge, Mid Cornwall

P00594

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£1230 - £2929
per week
From £923 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • A unique, spacious hideaway, less than a mile from Wadebridge town centre. This modern, stunning house is located in a peaceful, idyllic spot at the edge of a little hamlet.
  • 14 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Games room
  • Beach 6.5 miles
  • Pub 0.8 miles

St Breward / St Tudy, Mid Cornwall

P00376

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£350 - £710
per week
From £263 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Ben's Barn is a spacious 4* gold cottage for two that is located in Trenarlett Farm near St Tudy.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 1.7 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Fowey River, Mid Cornwall

P00627

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£833 - £1985
per week
From £625 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Nestled in glorious countryside in its own 11 acre spectacular coombe, Abovetown is a traditional Cornish cottage refurbished to a high standard found in a tiny hamlet close to the village of Lerryn on the river Fowey.
  • 8 Guests
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 8 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

St Mawgan, North Coast

TREMBL

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£435 - £1035
per week
From £326 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Only a short drive away from Mawgan Porth's sandy beach. This comfortable detached, barn conversion is all on one level, has a lovely sunny decked area with countryside views.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 2.9 miles
  • Pub 1.4 miles

Wadebridge, Mid Cornwall

P00625

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£336 - £800
per week
From £252 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Spacious property close to popular tourist locations and beaches - perfect for exploring Cornwall. Located just ½ mile from Wadebridge town centre and about 15 minutes from beautiful Daymner Bay.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 7 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Bodmin Moor, Mid Cornwall

P00438

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£288 - £685
per week
From £216 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The Hayloft is a lovely 4* gold barn conversion with a beautiful enclosed patio garden and woodburning stove in the rural location of Dunmere. A stone's throw from the Camel Trail and with its own bike storage shed.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 12 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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St Breward / St Tudy, Mid Cornwall

P00417

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£256 - £523
per week
From £192 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Book before Tuesday 30th April and receive 10% off all weeks in 2019
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 1.7 miles
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Port Isaac, Mid Cornwall

BLULOD

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£199 - £473
per week
From £149 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • 10% off weeks commencing 13th and 27th April
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Wadebridge, Mid Cornwall

P00374

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£383 - £913
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Pengliddon 5 is a stunning 4* property with panoramic views across the countryside and Camel Estuary, near several countryside walks and 2 miles from Wadebridge.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 7 miles

St Columb, Mid Cornwall

P00433

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£712 - £1696
per week
From £534 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Serenade is a fantastically spacious 4* gold lodge style property on the Retallack resort within a 10 minute drive of Padstow.
  • 8 Guests
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Tennis court
  • Beach 7.5 miles

Bodmin Moor, Mid Cornwall

P00437

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£561 - £1355
per week
From £421 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • The Byre is a newly finished 4* Gold barn conversion, in the truly peaceful location of Dunmere, surrounded by countryside and woodland walks and stones throw from the famous Camel Trail cycle path.
  • 6 Guests
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 12 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner
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