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Treverbyn House 3 rooms from $92Padstow, Cornwall
Under the same ownership for over 20 years, Treverbyn House is a well oiled machine. With just three rooms, each individually decorated with exposed wood floors, antique furnishings, fireplaces and impressive views. A famous Full English is served. The property is a short walk from Padstow Harbour.Surfing - Cornwall has the best surf beaches in the country. Harlyn Surf School caters for beginners and improvers.Local markets - Padstow Harbour, a traditional fishing town, is worth a wander.Sailing - Daily boat trips run from Padstow to Rock.Full of character
Artist Residence 11 rooms from $92Cornwall
Eclectic B&B. Unique rooms have mural works by local artists, flat screen TVs; en-suites have free standing tubs and eco-friendly products. Breakfast room-come-gallery has recycled furniture and plenty of art. Walking distance to buzzy cafes and pubs. Chic, colourful and authentic.Active Holiday - Don your wetsuit and hit the waves, followed by a blustery coastal walk, bike ride and back for a hearty nights sleepFoodies - Nearby cookery schools offer foraging courses, and the town is peppered with lovely organic meat and produce shopsSights nearby - Fairytale island castle of St Michael’s MountSurfing - At Sennen Cove where everything can be hiredRecommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
Tommy Jacks Beach Hotel 20 rooms from $103Bude (North Cornwall)
One of Cornwall's newest hotels offers modern, fashionable rooms in a relaxed, surfer-inspired beach environment. Rooms available to suit couples and families. Hotel restaurant offers locally caught seafood and other hearty fare. Ideal for beach-loving people who fancy something a bit different.Surfing - Suitable beaches nearby.Quirky - Amazon basin, Mangrove and rockpool aquarium tanks.Great walks - Perfect for exploring the Cornish coast.Full of character
The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate 65 rooms from $104St Austell, Cornwall
Traditional meets woodland contemporary at The Cornwall Hotel Spa & Estate. Large bedrooms are tastefully designed and the spa is top notch. If you prefer to self-cater they can offer 5 star Woodland Homes with all the hotel benefits.Swimming Pool - Indoor PoolFour poster beds - For romantics.SpaGreat walks - Good for walkers.
The Old Rectory 4 rooms from $104Boscastle, Cornwall
Where Thomas Hardy met his wife, now a welcoming B&B. Secluded, tranquil and romantic- the traditional rooms feature, large sash windows and delicately patterned curtains. Lovely walks and a charming walled veggie garden. Beautifully cooked cornish food. Ideal for a typically British country stay.Eco break - Dedicated to sustainablity- where possible produce comes from the gardens and farm and power comes from their solar panels.Country Escape - A stunning Cornish country house with chickens roaming the garden and fantastic walks from the property.Great walks - Grab a packed lunch from the hotel and set out to explore the rugged coastal landscape just five minutes away.Surfing - The nearest surf beach is Crackington Haven, a ten minute drive away.Recommended by - Fodors, Good Hotel Guide
The Godolphin Arms 10 rooms from $110West Cornwall
Recently renovated, family run beachside hotel on the unspoilt Cornish coast with beautiful views and modern, well-equipped rooms. The restaurant and bar offer local Cornish dishes and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Suited for families and couples alike due to excellence of staff and location.Bar - Beachside barSeaviews - From some rooms.On the beach - In front of the hotel.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
Nearwater 3 rooms from $110St Mawes (South Cornwall)
Luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation in St Mawes, a stone's throw from the beach. Three gorgeous bedrooms with a nautical feel and a cosy lounge area with fireplace. Plus an inviting flower filled garden for sitting out. You can even book a day's sailing with the owner!Value chic - Doubles from only £90 per nightSurfing - Surfing at many nearby beachesFishing - Makerel Fishing nearbySailing - Sailing schools nearbyRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
Talland Bay Hotel from $116Cornwall
Glorious hotel set in 2 acres of sub tropical gardens just two minutes from the beach. Stunning interiors feature sleigh beds, funky fabrics and bedrooms have a New England Beach House vibe. Award winning fine dining or more relaxed Brasserie. Perfect family friendly beach-chic retreat!Back to Nature - Views of the sea and the coastal path just 2 minute walk away keeps you in touch with natureGreat walks - Miles of coastal paths can be explored right from the Talland Bay Hotel doorstepSights nearby - The Eden Project which is just 40 minutes easy driving from the hotelSailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Sawdays, Good Hotel Guide
Pendragon country house 7 rooms from $116Camelford, Cornwall
A lovely B&B located in the stunning North Cornwall countryside, only 6 miles from the sea. Relax in the cosy sitting room and enjoy a board game or good book in front of a roaring open fire. Bedrooms feature antique furnishings and luxuriously comfortable mattresses for the perfect night's sleep.Birdwatching - This area of Cornwall offers some of the most exciting birding in the UK during migration, particularly in the autumn.Great walks - The perfect base for walking sections of the Coastal Path or moorland area.Views - Beautiful views of the North Cornwall countrysideSailing - Can be booked nearby.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Ednovean Farm 3 rooms from $116Cornwall
The beach is but a short stroll from this coastal haven. Each of the three rooms are decorated in a French country style. The B&B's small capacity allows for an intimate, romantic atmosphere (and it's adults only). No lunch or dinner but award winning restaurants are close by.Sights nearby - Trewidden, Trengwaiton, Godolphin House are just a short drive awayGreat walks - Along the Prussia coastSailing - Boat trips depart dailyRestrictions on children - Over sixteens onlyRecommended by - Sawdays
Woodlands Country House 8 rooms from $120Padstow, Cornwall
Charismatic owners, Hugo and Pippa, ensure that guests have an unforgettable stay. Breakfast is a veritable feast and Hugo's granola is sold throughout Padstow. Antique filled, brightly coloured rooms and bathrooms are Victorian in decor and proportions. There is a delightful terrace and garden.Surfing - Cornwall has the best surf beaches in the country and Waves Surf School provides lessons for all abilities.Sights nearby - The Eden Project is a must visit for the family and horticultural enthusiasts alike.Sailing - There are daily boats to the pretty seaside town of Rock.Views - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Sawdays
Botelet 4 rooms from $122Liskeard, Cornwall
Charming off-the-beaten track farmhouse B+B. Self catering cottages and yurts in a stunning location. Beautifully renovated interiors keep all the old world charm whilst providing top notch comfort. Cosy yurts give a wild camping feel. Indulgent breakfasts are offered. A great escape.Country Escape - A converted family farm in a beautiful corner of the UK- drink in the pure air, explore the farm and walk the wooded valley.Total relaxation - You're sure to sleep well after long walks, therapeutic massages in the treatment room, and toasting evenings by the fire.Surfing - Surf on Polzeath beach 45 mins from the hotel. Equipment and lessons are available on the beachGreat walks - Wander across the fields at Botelet and explore the woodlands in a beautiful circular walk.Recommended by - Sawdays
Ennys 4 rooms from $129St Hilary, Cornwall
Historic Georgian estate providing a gateway to local activities and a fine B&B as a base.Surfing - Surf lessons available via GlobalboardersYoga - Group classes and yoga weekendsGarden - Beautiful landscaped gardenKayaking - kayaking, creek canoeing, wild swimming, stand-up paddleboarding availableRecommended by - Frommers
Seafood Restaurant 32 rooms from $135Padstow, Cornwall
Beautifully simple rooms attached to Rick Stein's renowned restaurant. Splashes of blue's and white give a Cornish flourish. Friendly and well trained staff are a pleasure. The restaurant hardly needs an introduction. The perfect weekend escape.Foodies - Renowned for his seafood prowess this restaurant has become a must visit for all foodies in Padstow.Back to Nature - Right on the sea, watch the fisherman at work, before head out on an exhilarating coastal ramble.Fishing - Leave from Padstow harbour for a morning fishing trip and hopefully catch some dinner!Sailing - Sail out of Padstow and explore the beautiful coastline, an idyllic day out.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Gurnard's Head Hotel 7 rooms from $141Zennor, Cornwall
A charming Cornish Inn surrounded by breathtaking countryside. A magnet for walkers, the traditional rooms are designed to afford every comfort to these weary travelers. An informal coastal gastropub serves up the best local ingredients, cooked to perfection. Simple, characterful and homely.Exclusive offer - The Winter EscapeRestaurant - Excellent locally sourced foodGreat walks - Take part in the interesting and informative foraging walks with Caroline Arkley.Surfing - Sennen Cove is the best known beach in the area, and very popular with surfers.Views - Sweeping coastal viewsRecommended by - I Escape, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Polurrian Bay Hotel 39 rooms from $147West Cornwall
Family friendly hotel in an incredible setting with a fabulous sandy beach a stone's throw away. Breathtaking sea views can be enjoyed from the comfort of lovely, airy, bright bedrooms. Indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and gym combined with the sea air means you can't help but feel rejuvenated.Child friendly - Polurrian Bay Hotel has an Ofsted-registered crèche and there are indoor and outdoor play areas.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.FamiliesKayaking - Go on a kayaking or coasteering trip with Lizard Adventure.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, I Escape
St Moritz 48 rooms from $147Trebetherick, Cornwall
An airy, stylish and family friendly seaside hotel near great surfing and walking. Offers a Cowshed spa, two pools and good deals off season.Great walks - Good for walkers.FamiliesSurfing - Suitable beaches nearby.Swimming Pool - Outdoor and Indoor Pools
Pebble House 6 rooms from $147Mevagissey, Cornwall
Contemporary adults only guesthouse with views to die for on the cliffs above Mevagissey. Spacious rooms and suites with contemporary interiors and luxury fittings as standard. A relaxed, grown up spot for a romantic seaside break with a home from home vibe accompanied by top notch service.Views - Panoramic views over Mevagissey BaySights nearby - Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligon are both close by, plus country houses and much noreGreat walks - The coastal path is on your doorstep and there is a drying room for muddy boots and clothes!Restrictions on children - Adults only propertyRecommended by - Johansens
The Beach at Bude 15 rooms from $153Bude, Cornwall
Revamped B&B, now a boutique bolthole by the sea, overlooking the beach. Spacious airy rooms, a business centre and sun terrace keep all ages happy.Surfing - Surfing on the beach with plenty of room to store surfboardsViews - Overlooks a beach on the Heritage Coast.Restrictions on children - No children under 12Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Mount Haven 18 rooms from $159Nr Penzance, Cornwall
Soothing contemporary haven overlooking St Michael’s Mount. Modern and simple rooms with large glass doors leading onto balconies. The best have sea views. An excellent restaurant using the fresh local produce. A lovely spot for a romantic getaway.Foodies - An award winning restaurant using excellent local produce.Romantic Break - A boutique hotel in a stunning and tranquil location.Great walks - Walk along the famously stunning South West Coast Path where many isolated beaches are to be discovered.Sights nearby - A number of nearby ancient stone circles including Lanyon Quoit and the Merry Maidens.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
The Old Coastguard, Mousehole 14 rooms from $165West Cornwall
Fun, laid back hotel with good food and spectacular views out to sea. Rough edges, simple rooms, very hospitable.Exclusive offer - The Winter EscapeViews - To St Michael's Mount and the LizardGarden - Tropical garden down to the seaQuirky - No TVs - and an eclectic mix of furnitureOutstanding location
Trevalsa Court Hotel 15 rooms from $171Mevagissey, Cornwall
Elegance and understated style make up this romantic Arts and Crafts coastal boutique - a home away from home. Standing on the cliffs, the sea breeze makes for a blowy Cornish escape. Comfortable rooms decked with paintings and log fires. Enjoy locally sourced food at the wood paneled restaurant.Total relaxation - Chill out in your plush room overlooking the bay, take a morning stroll to the beach or sit and watch the fishermen at work.Local exploring - Ideal spot for exporing the Cornish coast by sea or land, full of hidden treasures and secluded spots.Sights nearby - Mevagissey Village is just ten minutes down the road and is an ancient fishing village with a Grade 2 listed double harbour.Sailing - Plenty of boat rentals available, head out with a skilled skipper or charter your own course.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Lewinnick Lodge 10 rooms from $178Newquay (North Cornwall)
Wake up to views of the rugged Cornish coastline. Simple yet stylish, modern rooms decorated in light palettes with modern bathroom suites to match. The beach is quite literally on your doorstep. Enjoy dinner and a drink out on the breezy terrace.This hotel is like a breath of fresh sea air.Sights nearby - The Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Zoo are a short driveSailing - Newquay sailing club for all your nautical needsSurfing - Newquay surf school is a great place to learnGreat walks - Ask for a map of the many coastal walks
Boskerris Hotel 15 rooms from $184St. Ives (West Cornwall)
A sophisticated seaside hotel, the ideal place to relax and take in the sea air. Light, airy contemporary decor with a Mediterranean feel. Afternoon tea is served on the decked terrace, where you can enjoy spectacular views across St Ives Bay.Views - Wide coastal views from most roomsSit-out Terrace - Coastal views are beautifulSights nearby - Tate St Ives within walking distanceRomantic - A tranquil retreat for couplesRecommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
Bedruthan Steps Hotel 101 rooms from $195Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Fantastic spot overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from a family-friendly hotel. Modern interiors throughout with the comfortable rooms capturing the beach views. Herring Restaurant is Cornish throughout using locally sourced ingredients. Relax by one of the two pools, or at the spa.Eco break - A sustainable and environmentally minded hotel with an extensive responsible tourism pledge, see website for further details.Groups - This hotel is ideal for an active creative group holiday with workshops, open air theatre and plenty of fun facilities.Spa breaks - Pamper yourself at the top of the range luxury spa, using all natural products and treatments- heaven!Families - With family orientated rooms, activities, nursery and kids club its ideal for all the family.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide
Trevose Harbour House 6 rooms from $202St. Ives (West Cornwall)
As refreshing as the Cornish coastline you can see from your window this nautical inspired B&B is simply stunning. Six individually designed bedrooms ooze style with colour palettes to match the sky and surf of St Ives. The downstairs snug offers an honesty bar & breakfast is totally organic.Sights nearby - For art lovers the Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden are worth a visit.Sailing - Take a boat trip to Seal Island where you can spot seals, dolphins and much more.Great walks - To the Lizard Peninsula and the Kynance Cove makes for an excellent day out.Surfing - Nearby Porthmeor Beach is where surfers go to hang ten.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, I Escape
Fowey Hall 36 rooms from $214Fowey, Cornwall
Small country house hotel overlooking the south Cornish coast, kitted out for families, with pool and spa - so beware if you have none in tow.FamiliesSwimming Pool - Indoor PoolViews - Great views from hotelKids Club - Fully staffed.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith
The Idle Rocks 20 rooms from $220St Mawes, Cornwall
Seaside boutique hotel, attracting the younger crowd, with a perfect position right on the harbour wall in St Mawes. Up to the moment design and wonderful restaurant with the freshest fishy ingredients.Child friendly - Family rooms, children's mealsSailing - Can be booked nearby.Lively - Hip and happening.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.
St Mawes Hotel 9 rooms from $227St Mawes (South Cornwall)
St Mawes Hotel is awash with charm and character, and captures the nautical essence of it's surroundings. The rooms are elegant and simple with crisp design features and tasteful furnishings. After a days sailing or surfing, return for some delicious seafood dishes in the restaurant. A coastal gem.Beach Life - A lovely beach-chic coastal property only a few minutes from the beach with excellent seafood restaurant.Local exploring - Perfectly placed for exploring the beautiful south coast of Cornwall either by foot or by boat.Sights nearby - Visit Cornwall castles such as St Mawes Castle and Pendennis Castle, both within two miles.Sailing - This makes a great stopping point for a sailing holiday in Cornwall.Recommended by - Sawdays
Blue Hayes 6 rooms from $233St. Ives (West Cornwall)
Glamourous and discreet 5 room boutique hotel in buzzy St Ives. A tranquil spot with sweeping views. Large airy rooms and suites with neutral tones and splashes or pastel colours. Informal dining based on Cornish produce. Excellent and personal service. Perfectly achieved laid backed luxury.Exclusive offerHideaway - A real jem that is almost impossible to leave, with friendly and welcoming staff, cosy rooms, great views and spectacular food.Sights nearby - Tate St Ives Modern art museum is a brisk 20 minute walk away.Great walks - Walk from St Ives around the stunning rugged coast to Zennor.Restrictions on children - No children under the age of 10Recommended by - Frommers, Sawdays
Driftwood Hotel 14 rooms from $233Near Portscatho, Cornwall
Sitting in privates acres, this chic and intimate hotel overlooks stunning Gerrans Bay. Light, marine inspired rooms are the perfect example of comfort meets plush. A Michelin Star at the restaurant makes dining a spoiling yet casual affair, matched by a fine wine list. A dream Cornish location.Great walks - Grab a hotel picnic and head out through the private estate right down to the coast and explore the beautiful beaches!Fishing - Right on the coast, there are plenty of fishing boats to rent for the day with equippment and guides if necessary.Hideaway - A hideaway location just off the beach and in extensive private gardens, why would you leave?Surfing - No trip to Cornwall is complete without a surf session in the bracingly cold Atlantic.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Sawdays
The Scarlet 37 rooms from $239Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
Relaxing, purpose-designed eco-friendly hotel overlooking Mawgan Porth beach. Contemporary furniture and modern local art adorns bedroom walls. Great sea views from the cocktail lounge and stylish hotel restaurant. Fantastic spa facility for ultimate relaxation and great outdoor activities nearby.Romantic Break - You, your loved one (and even the pooch) can enjoy an indulgent coastal staySpa breaks - Excellent spa with a range of Ayurvedic treatmentsSwimming Pool - Outdoor and Indoor PoolGreat walks - South West Coast Path.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Good Hotel Guide, Sawdays
St Enodoc Hotel 16 rooms from $239Rock, Cornwall
Charming beachside hotel with views of Camel Estuary. Modern, breezy rooms are chic and comfortable. The lively restaurant serves healthy, modern dishes. Vibrant and cosy, with top marks for stunning location and warmth of service.Families - Family suites, games room, special kiddies menus and a wealth of fun beachside activities make this an ideal family getaway.Foodies - Fresh, local, seasonal produce is used in the hotels seafood restaurant to create flavoursome innovative cuisine.Beach Life - Right on the beach, with nautical blue and white interiors and plenty of water based fun at hand.Surfing - The hotel will organise a private surf lessons with George Stoy, a perfect introduction to Cornwall's most popular sport!
Watergate Bay Hotel from $245Watergate Bay, Cornwall
Overlooking one of Cornwall's superb surfing beaches, Watergate Bay Hotel is a prime, retro beachside getaway. Chic rooms are decorated in contrasting palettes of greys, yellows and blues. The Living Space boasts panoramic glass walls whilst Zacry's restaurant serves up locally sourced cuisine.Great walks - Try your hands (and feet) at Nordic walking.Surfing - Watergate Bay is a prime surf spot.Seaside - Ideal for a seaside holiday.Views - Great views from hotel
Old Quay House Hotel 11 rooms from $245Fowey, Cornwall
Boutique luxury in the heart of Fowey with ample amounts of sea air, estuary views and contemporary charm. Crisp, minimalist rooms are breezy and comfortable. The restaurant serves an inventive menu of local seafood delights. An ideal spot for a romantic mini break away from city life.Great walks - Wonderful walking all around this area, a particualr favourite is the picturesque Hall Walk, which ends in pretty Polruan.Sights nearby - The ruins of St Catherine’s Castle sit on the edge of the town and command spectacular views of the harbour.Sailing - Yacht rental is available nearby, head off with a professional skipper or simply charter your own course.Kayaking - Kayak rental is possible from the village of Golant, the perfect way to explore this stunning coast.Recommended by - Good Hotel Guide, Kiwi Collection, Sawdays, Tablet, I Escape
Hotel Tresanton 30 rooms from $318St Mawes, Cornwall
Stylish, laid back coastal hotel resting over St Mawes with views of the great blue. Marine inspired rooms are cosy, comfortable and plush. Seafood and local produce make up the innovative menu. Ideal for a romantic weekend, a family getaway and adventure enthusiasts with sailing, walks and more.Exclusive offer - One Night StaysGreat walks - One of the most picturesque parts of the British Isles with miles of coastal trails and paths to explore.Sights nearby - Stunning three mile walk past St Mawes Castle - built by Henry VIII.Kids Club - Summer months onlyHouse party feel - Be prepared to meet people.Recommended by - Mr & Mrs Smith, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, I Escape
The Nare 36 rooms from $355Cornwall
A country-style hotel on the beach. Large, elegant rooms with colonial furniture and sea views. Outdoor and indoor pool, spa, a tennis court and a croquet pitch for your enjoyment. Choice of two restaurants and a bar and lounge. Secluded and magnificent.Beach Life - Situated at the Carne Beach, guests may indulge in volleyball, cricket or a short stroll by the sea. Dogs are welcome too.Local exploring - Cornwalls world famous gardens, art galleries, hidden churches are not to be missedSights nearby - The Lost gardens of Heligan and The Eden Project are worth a visitGreat walks - Roseland offers many secrets best explored on foot
The Rosevine 12 rooms from $362South Cornwall
A charming family-run hotel overlooking the south Cornwall coast. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, with tasteful furnishings and warm colour schemes. The family restaurant serves delicious local specialities and also caters for kids. A great choice for a family holiday in Cornwall.Families - An ideal family getaway with spacious apartments, a lovely playroom, and free stay for children under sixteen.Beach Life - A charming beach-chic hotel with stunning seaside views, just one minute from the beach.Sailing - An excellent stopping point for a sailing trip around the south coast.Great walks - Enjoy the beautiful coastal walk to Portscatho from the hotel.Recommended by - I Escape, Sawdays
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At the farthermost reaches of England's West Country, with its scintillating coastlines, astonishing beaches, huge skies, bucket-and-spade seaside villages, wild moorland, secret valleys and deep, high-sided lanes it is one of the most memorable English holiday destinations. The best places to stay in Cornwall can be found in the more popular haunts like St Ives and Padstow, but a large number are popping up in less touristy destinations and off the beaten track country spots.
Cornwall's north coast is known for its big waves, beloved of surfers and offers 60 miles of dramatic Atlantic Heritage Coast from Bude to Bedruthan – cliffs, coves, market towns, farmsteads and atmospheric Bodmin Moor.
Our favourite properties among the best places to stay in Cornwall are hotels which are either dramatically sited on the coast or lost in countryside, many of them reflecting the region’s chic image while still providing endless summer fun for families; others are cosy old favourites. For those wanting a holiday cottage or apartment we recommend our online partner, booking.com.
The south coast boasts sparkling seas, hidden coves, tropical gardens, working ports, charming harbour towns plus some of the best places to stay in Cornwall. Many rooms are booked up early in the summer tourist season so early booking is definitely advisable, but its always worth trying for something more last minute.
Smart Sophistication on Cornwall's South Coast
- The Driftwood Hotel near Portscatho feels as much Côte d'Azur as Cornwall with its light, airy, cleanly stylish but very comfortable interiors. There is a semi-private beach at the foot of the garden, decked terraces overlooking the dreamy view and a romantic cabin halfway down the cliff.
- A similarly smart spot on the south coast overlooking St Mawes Bay is the Hotel Tresanton, all natural materials, well chosen colours and quiet sophistication. They have a screening room (some might call it a cinema) and a private yacht.
More South Cornish Coast Hotels with WOW factor
- Outstanding views of the sea come as standard in all of our best places to stay in Cornwall's south coast and the Old Quay House in Fowey with its estuary views make it perfect for boat watching. The outside spaces are excellent and the rooms are simply decorated but very comfortable.
- The homely Arts and Crafts style Trevalsa Court Hotel on a dramatic cliff top near Mevagissey has an oak-panelled dining room and a private cove below.
Laid-back (with a Lovely Fire)
Along the coast at Mousehole is The Old Coastguard with its pleasing mix of palm trees and open fires. The emphasis is on fun in the huge bar, the restaurant and in the big garden leading to the sea. Everything is pretty laid back - a vibe that is almost unanimous amongst our choice of the best places to stay in Cornwall.
The West Coast
Moving round to the West Coast and the best places to stay in Cornwall just keep coming.
- The Mount Haven has incredible views overlooking St Michael's Mount and a pleasing Cornish abundance of palm trees. For an affordable treat it is very good value with lovely local produce such as Newlyn crab on the menu.
- The Blue Hayes in buzzy St Ives has five bedrooms and a white balustraded terrace overlooking the harbour. A quiet oasis near the popular Porthminster Beach Cafe.
- The Gurnard's Head Hotel in Zennor is an informal coastal gastropub full of character.Rooms are simple and tasteful with comfortable beds and all en-suite although the bathrooms have mostly showers not baths.
The North Coast
The north coast has become a bit of a cliché in recent years. Teenagers going wild in Newquay....West London moving en masse to Rock and Padstow for August...etc, etc. However if you look hard enough, some of the best places to stay in Cornwall manage to avoid all that and offer unpretentious, quality accommodation to suit tastes and budgets across the board.
Family Friendly Luxury
The wilder North coast of Cornwall is where the surf beaches are and the popular holiday spot of Rock, home to the St Enodoc Hotel. It pulls off being both stylish and child friendly which has endeared it to the well-heeled families who flock to this part of Cornwall for beach holidays every year. One Michelin-starred restaurant and a seafood and grill reastaurant overseen by the same chef. A buzzy family paradise.
North Cornwall Coast, No Kids
- For those who would rather holiday without children, The Scarlet is purpose-built, eco-friendly and has lovely views of Mawgan Porth Beach through the many floor to ceiling windows.There is an infinity pool and a Ayuverdic spa and a no children policy.
- For something altogether less chi-chi on the North coast, The Old Rectory at Boscastle, where Thomas Hardy met his wife, is a cosy, welcoming B & B. Much of the produce for the breakfasts comes from the garden.
For a holiday cottage or apartment
- Cornwall is awash with holiday accommodation for those who want to self cater from basic apartments, to top of the range large houses. We'd recommend you visit our online partner, booking.com for a full range.