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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St Columb, Mid Cornwall

P00556

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£247 - £502
per week
From £185 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • A haven from the hustle and bustle of modern living, this romantic cottage is located down a quite country lane in the peaceful hamlet of Tregatillian amidst lush countryside, yet a short drive to local towns and beaches.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 6.9 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

St Breward / St Tudy, Mid Cornwall

P00377

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£346 - £824
per week
From £260 for a 3-night stay
  • 5 Star Gold
  • The Granary is a gorgeous 5* gold barn conversion with stunning countryside views and patio for al fresco dining in St Mabyn, within a 20 minute drive of Polzeath.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 7.8 miles
  • Pub 1.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Bodmin Moor, Mid Cornwall

P00501

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£292 - £696
per week
From £219 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • The perfect getaway, this beautiful cottage has stunning views over Bodmin Moor and beyond to the Camel Estuary. The village of St Breward is only slightly over a mile away and a 20-minute drive will find you in the pretty market town of Wadebridge.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 11.4 miles
  • Pub 1.3 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

St Breward / St Tudy, Mid Cornwall

P00664

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£361 - £710
per week
From £271 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Beautiful cottage in an idyllic rural spot on Bodmin Moor. Stunning countryside views, cosy woodburning stove and spacious, modern interior make it the perfect retreat. A mile walk to the fantastic local pub.
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Open fire or woodburner

St Breward / St Tudy, Mid Cornwall

P00461

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£367 - £874
per week
From £275 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Gam Bridge Barn is a lovely traditional 4* Gold stone barn conversion, set in the stunning, tranquil Cornish countryside. Perfectly located for exploring Bodmin Moor.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 8.1 miles
  • Pub 1.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Bodmin Moor, Mid Cornwall

P00405

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£382 - £930
per week
From £287 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Beautiful barn conversion with an enclosed courtyard garden, in wonderful extensive grounds, next to the Camel Trail, near to Bodmin, only 10 minutes drive from the A30. Offers 20% off for 2 people (except August).
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 12 miles
  • Pub 0.4 miles

Camelford, Mid Cornwall

P00578

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£355 - £843
per week
From £266 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • A bright, modern spacious property set in a quiet position with well-equipped facilities, Kernyk is perfect for a couple or friends holidaying together where your pet can come too.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles

Wadebridge, Mid Cornwall

P00586

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£326 - £778
per week
From £245 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Beautiful cottage set in the stunning Cornish countryside, with cosy woodburner and WiFi, only a short walk from the Camel trail.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Beach 7 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Wadebridge, Mid Cornwall

P00497

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£352 - £838
per week
From £264 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Perfect Cornish cottage complete with private parking and pretty enclosed patio garden. Only a 10 minute walk to the centre of Wadebridge.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 7 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles

St Breward / St Tudy, Mid Cornwall

P00345

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£420 - £955
per week
From £315 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Dickins Cottage is a spacious 4* gold restored stone barn conversion on Trenarlett Farm near St Tudy.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 3 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 9 miles
  • Pub 1.7 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

Port Isaac, Mid Cornwall

P00429

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£303 - £721
per week
From £227 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • The Aviaries is a charming, traditional 4* character cottage, in the heart of the tranquil village of St Teath near the renowned Port Isaac.
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Open fire or woodburner

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
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