West Cornwall, from Newquay, around Land’s End to the Lizard, the Roseland peninsula and the south coast to St Austell, is the beautiful ‘end of England’. Choose self-catering holiday cottages here to enjoy the mildest climate in the country, best appreciated in one of the region’s little sandy coves which are a joy to discover.
Whether you go for self-catering cottages on the north coast, close to Newquay’s golden stretches of beach, or holiday cottages tucked away beside creeks on the south coast, it’s easy to explore the whole peninsula. Bring your bikes or walking boots to Cornwall holiday cottages and park up the car if you like – the Coast to Coast Trail stretches just 11 miles along old railways to link Devoran on the south coast to Portreath on the north coast.
And what superb coastline to enjoy from holiday cottages in Cornwall! From Newquay to St Ives is an almost continuous stretch of superb sand/surf beaches with plenty to keep the adrenaline flowing – surfing, waveskiing and paddleboarding will provide thrills aplenty. Around Land’s End and the Lizard the rocky headlands, terrific cliffs and sandy coves below the ruins of spectacularly sited tin mine buildings can feel like an escape to a different world. Or for a mellower outing from Cornwall holiday cottages, explore the deep-blue-sea coast punctuated by small fishing villages and the mouths of broad, wooded rivers from St Mawes to Mevagissey and Fowey.
An inlet off the glorious Helford River is the setting for Daphne du Maurier’s ‘Frenchman’s Creek’, so perhaps curl up by the fire in your holiday cottage after investigating the beauty of west Cornwall and lose yourself in some swashbuckling pirate adventures; we even offer holiday cottages with stunning views over that same creek. For more artistic revelations, a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, perched dramatically on a rocky promontory over the sea, will leave you with a wonderful memory to take home, whilst the many galleries showcasing work inspired by the unique light and beauty of the region, such as St Ives’ renowned Tate Gallery, will tempt you to take home a more material scene as a memento of happy cottage holidays in Cornwall.