Cottages by the Sea in Cornwall

Welcome to our selection of Cornish self catering properties close to the sea. Perfect for family breaks or a holiday with friends, we list everything from beach front cottages in Sennen to old fisherman’s cottages in Portmellon… and everything in between! Many of the properties here are within a stones throw from the coast so quite often you don’t even need the car to visit the beach.

We’ve also commented on those properties that boast wide ranging views, as we don’t think there’s a much better way to spend the evening than with a glass of wine in the garden watching the sunset over the Atlantic!

For more information, including prices and availability, simply click on the name of the property. Alternatively you can click here to browse all cottages in Cornwall, including those properties further inland.

Featured Accommodation

Mariners Cottage

Boscastle, Cornwall.

Sleeps 3. Set in a quiet lane, Mariners is one of a charming little row of listed coastguard cottages, just a minute’s walk from the heart of Boscastle. With its spectacular harbour, the village boasts shops, pubs, restaurants and a Witchcraft Museum. Cottage Code: GRJ.

  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

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The Old School House

Veryan, Cornwall.

Sleeps 4. Set in the heart of the picturesque Cornish village of Veryan, this thatched, former school house lies less than a mile from two of the best beaches on the lovely Roseland peninsula. Veryan is famous for its 19th century thatched roundhouses. Cottage Code: TT5.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Manor Cottage

West Pentire, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 3. Set in the pretty Cornish hamlet of West Pentire, this cosy, adjoining holiday cottage is just a walk away from the cliff path leading to a large sandy beach. The nearby, historic Bowgie Inn offers a classic selection of food and real ales. Cottage Code: GAX.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Fairmaiden

Polruan-by-Fowey, Cornwall.

Sleeps 5. This delightful character cottage lies in the heart of Fowey and features two bathrooms and a courtyard garden for sitting out. Thoughtfully furnished and equipped, it is just a two minute stroll from the quay and beautiful harbour. Cottage Code: GK3.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Mini Barn

Pendeen, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2. This delightful converted barn lies just off the coastal path on the edge of the village and enjoys lovely sea views overlooking Pendeen Watch lighthouse. This cosy detached holiday cottage also benefits from slate floor with underfloor heating. Cottage Code: TC8.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

Lamorna Stream Studio

Lamorna, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2. Just 10 minutes’ walk from spectacular Lamorna Cove, this cosy, split-level studio cottage with its own secluded south-facing garden, makes a romantic hide-away. Hidden down a track, Newlyn and Penzance are just an eight mile drive away. Cottage Code: GXM.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Treburthick House

Porthpean, nr. Charlestown, Cornwall.

Sleeps 15. Just a short stroll from a secluded sandy cove, this spacious detached holiday property enjoys stunning views over the beautiful south Cornish coast. Set in lawned landscaped grounds, inside enjoy a game of table tennis in the games room. Cottage Code: TPJ.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Games room
  • Open Fire
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century

Downhouse

Trebarwith, nr. Tintangel, Cornwall.

Sleeps 5. Boasting a large lawned garden with panoramic sea views, this historic stone built holiday property dates from the 1600s. A short drive from the mystical Tintagel Castle, Downhouse lies just a mile from the surf at Trebarwith Strand. Cottage Code: TJU.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 17th Century

Manor House

West Pentire, nr. Newquay, Cornwall.

Sleeps 13. Enjoying a picturesque setting on the green in the peaceful hamlet of West Pentire, this 15th century manor house enjoys wonderful coastal views. Extremely well furnished, it is just 300 yards down a cliff path to acres of clean golden sand. Cottage Code: GAW.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 15th Century

Woodbine Cottage

Mullion, Cornwall.

Sleeps 8. A short walk from Mullion Cove, this lovely stone cottage lies peacefully in a sunny sheltered garden. A haven for wildlife, the garden features a wooden summerhouse, lily pond and stream, as well as an octagonal gazebo / brick barbecue area. Cottage Code: GVP.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 19th Century

Kilcummer Stables

Tintagel, Cornwall.

Sleeps 2 – 3. Set in its own small enclosed garden, this little single-storey stable conversion offers simple holiday accommodation. Just a mile from a long sandy beach and the centre of Tintagel, with its ruined castle and Celtic monastery. Cottage Code: GVR.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Close to Sea
  • Pet friendly
  • 20th Century