Short Breaks in Cornwall

A rugged rural landscape fringed by a staggeringly scenic coastline: Cornwall presents outdoor living at its finest. Together with a range of things to see and do – from fine dining in celebrity chef restaurants to festivals, world-renowned cultural attractions, historic sites and family-centred fun – it is the perfect place for some downtime amongst dreamy surrounds. Whether you’re weekending, spending a short holiday or planning an extended stay, there’s something spectacular to suit all time frames and type of visitor.

Cornwall’s array of top destinations especially lend themselves to shorter style breaks, as every town has a series of nearby attractions and sights of interest to see, with the must-sees never impossibly far away. Newquay is home to surfing hub Fistral Beach and presents a range of other adrenalised action. Watergate Bay’s Extreme Academy offers everything from surfing and stand up paddleboarding (SUP) to waveskiing, while Lusty Glaze’s activity and climbing centre presents jet ski adventures, zip wiring, abseiling and beach dodgeball.

Alternatively, couples can kick back at quieter locations like Bedruthan Steps, take long coastal walks around the dramatic headlands, or tuck into top-notch cuisine courtesy of Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall. Similarly, Padstow’s plethora of charms sees the traditional fishing village proffer beaches for families, quiet coves for couples, Rick Steins’ restaurants for foodies and a wealth of inland activities and attractions. Still on the coast, St Ives is a quaint seaside village of varying scenes – from eating and drinking delights like the Seafood Café to surfing, shopping and sailing expeditions. Then there’s acclaimed art at Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum, along with a staggering amount of artists’ studios and galleries.

The far western end of Cornwall redefines wild beauty: gorse-covered granite outcrops crawl toward tropical blue ocean while mines and megaliths signpost mythological moorlands interspersed with lush gardens and woodlands. Cross the cobbled causeway to Mount’s Bay’s iconic St Michael’s Mount, take in a show at the magnificent Minack Theatre, venture to the end of the world at Land’s End and spend a day at a seemingly endless variety of coves, beaches and dramatic cliffscapes in-between.

The highlights surrounding South Cornwall’s main resorts can be explored in a matter of days. Stand at the country’s most southerly point and try spotting basking sharks at The Lizard, and spend the rest of the day dipping in the ocean at Kynance or Mullion Coves, eating homemade ice cream at Roskilly’s Farm and exploring the winding creeks and wooded valleys of Helford River. Stay in Falmouth for maritime-themed fun and enjoy a range of adrenalised activities – or simply sunbathe – on its beautiful series of beaches for a magnetic mix of action and relaxation. Alternatively, eat and shop your way round the famous waterfront town or decamp to nearby Truro or St Mawes to experience Cornwall’s only cityscape and fabulous yachting society.

Cornwall’s South East peninsula provides visitors with oodles to do and see, which can easily be packed into short stays. Traditional fishing villages like Mevagissey, Fowey, Looe and Polperro lend themselves to an array of attractions - from their own unique sections of coastline, coves and beaches to Cornwall’s world-renowned landmarks like Eden Project, Lost Gardens of Heligan and World Heritage Site (WHS) mining heritage. Whether weekending, day tripping or half terming – Cornwall provides the perfect place for any type of wish-you-were-here escape.


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Padstow Town, North Coast

P00735

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£450 - £811
per week
From £338 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Enjoy complete luxury in this contemporary apartment in the heart of Padstow. Surrounded by an abundance of amazing restaurants and shops, with its own secret garden and summer house to enjoy.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles

St Ives, West Coast

LHSE

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£459 - £1160
per week
From £344 for a 3-night stay
  • Right on the harbour front, this cosy 3 storey cottage is ideal for those wanting to be close to the sounds and sights of the harbour area as well as the town center being only a short walk away.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
20% Off!

St Ives, West Coast

CTCK6

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£411 - £1023
per week
From £308 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offer20% off remaining weeks in July
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
Special Offer

Little Petherick, North Coast

P00223

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£214 - £520
per week
From £161 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star
  • Special offerAny 3 night stay from 1st November until 21st December ONLY £120 (excludes festive and school holidays as set by Cornish Horizons)
  • Special offerAll available August 2019 weeks were £510 NOW £450 per week
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Pub 1 mile

St Ives, West Coast

TEE19

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£306 - £768
per week
From £230 for a 3-night stay
  • The perfect bolthole for two, this ground floor apartment is great for a couple wanting to enjoy the hustle and bustle of St Ives. There's even a cute front court yard to relax in after a day in the surf.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
10% Off!

Porthleven, South Coast

GRANDA

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£396 - £921
per week
From £297 for a 3-night stay
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • Special offerWeek commencing 2nd August 2019 was £903 NOW £813
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
10% Off!

Padstow Town, North Coast

P00137

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£269 - £651
per week
From £202 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles

St Ives, West Coast

CRAB03

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£438 - £1086
per week
From £329 for a 3-night stay
  • With the harbour, beautiful beaches and shops very close by, this second floor apartment is suitable for making the most of the town or as a base to explore further out by foot, bus or train.
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
£50 Off!

Coverack, South Coast

P00588

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£270 - £595
per week
From £203 for a 3-night stay
  • 3 Star Gold
  • Special offerAll available July & August weeks now with £50 off
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
10% Off!

St Merryn, North Coast

P00645

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£248 - £602
per week
From £186 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 1.8 miles
  • Pub 0.3 miles
10% Off!

Looe, South East Coast

L30060

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£300 - £622
per week
From £225 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • No Parking
  • Beach 0.1 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
10% Off!

Newquay, North Coast

P00750

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£372 - £886
per week
From £279 for a 3-night stay
  • 4 Star Gold
  • Special offerLast minute discount! 10% off bookings starting within 14 days (may not apply in conjunction with other offers)
  • 2 Guests
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Beach 7 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
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