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Last-minute luxury breaks in Cornwall

Stuff a suitcase with knitwear and nibbles: now is the time for throwing caution to the wind. Why have a humdrum weekend at home when there's last-minute luxury breaks in Cornwall up for grabs?

There's nothing quite like slinging some bits in a weekend bag, dashing to the train, and making yourself at home in a one-of-a-kind retreat to add a little impulse into life. We all need to escape the rat race from time to time, and our last-minute luxury breaks in Cornwall are just the ticket for seekers of spur-of-the-moment escapes. If spontaneity's missing from your schedule, these blink-and-you-miss-it medley of homes with eleventh hour availability are just what the wayfarer ordered. We're sure the dog-friendly spots will send tails wagging, too!

These luxurious homes in bustling villages and secret coastlines, from Whitstand Bay to Perranporth to Newquay, will have you striding out on long walks, tucking into fireside suppers, and plunging into hot tubs in no time. All available for at least three nights within the next fortnight, we encourage you to take advantage of a rare free weekend, throw caution to the wind, and book a last-minute luxury break; whether you opt for a St Ives cob cottage or a Porthcurno manor, where you choose to indulge in down time is up to you. Out of office, officially on.

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Little Portion

Little Portion

Tresean, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

Crooked and charming, pretty red tin retreat Little Portion is a luxury coastal cottage just one mile away from Cornwall's Holywell Bay, with reclaimed finishes, trailing plants, and an al fresco hot tub.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub

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Juneberry

Juneberry

Cubert, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

Tucked away between the trees on Cornwall’s north coast near Holywell Bay, Juneberry is a luxury self-catering cabin settled in the quiet idyll of rural bliss.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Yoga deck with mats and blocks, outdoor shower, firepit

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The Crafters´ Hut

The Crafters´ Hut

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

Whether in the Swedish wood-fired tub or beneath the pergola watching the rain over the sea, an intoxicating vista is guaranteed at this architect-designed cabin overlooking Mousehole harbour.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: A Swedish wood-fired tub, summerhouse, fire pit

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The Hide

The Hide

Callestick, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

An unexpected discovery at the end of a Cornish country lane, this modern luxury cottage hideaway near Perranporth beach combines rusticity with contemporary clean-line appeal. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub, fire pit, yoga deck with mats

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Little Inka

Little Inka

St Breward, Bodmin Moor, Cornwall, UK

Hidden on the northern edge of Bodmin Moor, Little Inka's hot tub, roll top and king-size bed beneath a window looking up to the stars make this secluded escape the perfect couples' retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and fire pit

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Libertine

Libertine

Goonhavern, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Libertine; a luxury self-catering bolthole set amidst a milieu of pretty woodland just outside Goonhavern village on the north Cornwall coast. This fashionista’s cottage is positioned within a few miles of Holywell Bay, St Agnes and Perranporth beach.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and garden deck

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Orlagh

Orlagh

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Perched high above the golden sands of Cornwall's Whitsand Bay, a fusion of designer-led interiors and Miller-esque seascapes combine at Orlagh.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and outdoor heated shower

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The Edge

The Edge

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Set in a cliff top location with a bird’s eye view of Whitsand Bay and the surrounding coast, The Edge is the perfect eco-friendly luxury self-catering beach hut for honeymoons with a difference.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, heated outdoor shower

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Aurora

Aurora

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Facing the rise and fall of the sun as it journeys from day to night, Aurora and its al fresco hot tub clings to the tumbling cliffs above Freathy Beach at Whitsand Bay.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub

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Aphrodite

Aphrodite

Trevalga, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

Nestled between the popular villages of Boscastle and Tintagel, Aphrodite flaunts magnificent sea views and secluded romance. Set over five floors, this luxury coastal holiday home offers an unforgettable escape to Cornwall's north coast.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request

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Seaglass

Seaglass

Tregonhawke, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Seaglass is a stylish self-catering beach hut in Cornwall boasting awe-inspiring views which will captivate and delight. This eco-friendly cabin overlooking Whitsand Bay is the perfect luxury hideaway for lovebirds looking for some romance by the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and heated outdoor shower

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The Cotton Tree

The Cotton Tree

Tresean, Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

The Cotton Tree is a Queenslander-style luxury self-catering cottage inspired by tropical beach houses and barefoot living. Set on the north Cornwall coast, Holywell Bay and Polly Joke beach are within easy reach.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub

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The Meadows

The Meadows

Retyn, St Newlyn East, Cornwall, UK

There's a flavour of Balearic island style to this weathered stone couples' retreat. Tucked into the hills, occupying a secret location seven miles inland between Crantock and Watergate Bay on the north Cornwall coast, The Meadows was designed for simple country living in the twenty first century.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, outside fire

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Kailani

Kailani

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

It’s all mackerel greys and storm-cloud blues, folded linens and timeworn maps; an extension of Mousehole's tangible spirit, Kailani a luxury cottage in Mousehole, Cornwall, with a hot tub and views over the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Petit Alvius hot tub

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Ukiyo

Ukiyo

Coverack, Cornwall, UK

A striking structure on Cornwall's untamed south coast, Ukiyo is a nod to the modern Scandinavian summerhouse. Inside is a contemporary haven of poured concrete and sculptural furnishings, offset with silvering Siberian larch cladding which seamlessly melts into the ocean.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Gypsea Rocks

Gypsea Rocks

Trebarwith Strand, Cornwall, UK

Gypsea Rocks nestles between the soaring cliffs of a hidden valley in north Cornwall, 500 metres from Trebarwith Strand beach. This luxury self-catering cottage is a perfect seaside haven combining vintage finds with rustic flourishes.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome

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The Wool Shed

The Wool Shed

Trebudannon, Newquay, Cornwall, UK

With an off-the-beaten-track feel, but set within a pretty North Cornwall hamlet, The Wool Shed is a hand-crafted luxury holiday cottage exuding rusticity, where scorched wooden floors, knotty textures, and a palette of calm greys combine to create a modern-day abode near Newquay.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub and outside stone fireplace

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The Fable

The Fable

Ventongimps, Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Deep within pastoral Poldark country, at the end of a winding lane, sits The Fable – a nostalgic cottage with reams of fairytale flavour, where ambrosial rose gardens and wonky windows are made modern by the Scandi hot tub.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub

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The Spyglass

The Spyglass

Gorran Haven, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the call of the sea and let The Spyglass seduce you into a world of maritime Cornwall. Just a stone’s throw from the sea with access to the beach, this luxury self-catering beach cottage is one of Gorran Haven’s best kept secrets.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two medium well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Tangle Belle

Tangle Belle

St Martin, Helford, Cornwall, UK

Situated in acres of private woodland with the pretty stream meandering along beside, this wooden-cladded self-catering cottage near Helford is the epitome of rural charm and exudes oodles of rustic country character.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Tempest

Tempest

Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Surrender to the majesty of Whitsand Bay with a luxury self-catering beach house break at Tempest. Fall asleep to the sound of the waves and gaze out to infinite sea and sky views as you let this 'forgotten corner' of Cornwall lure you under its spell.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One large or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Holanen

Holanen

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

It’s Cornwall, but feels like the Aegean Islands. At Holanen, a luxury writer's home in the idyllic township of Mousehole, clever contemporary design rises from the rocks, a trio of terraces overlook the open ocean, and there’s nothing to distract but the call of the kittiwakes.

Sleeps: Up to 4 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets

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Nevada

Nevada

Drift, Newlyn, Cornwall, UK

An award-winning copper-clad home in Cornwall's wild west, this waterside residence occupies an enviable location on the Drift Reservoir.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Oska

Oska

Week St Mary, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall, UK

Contemporary yet soft, new but still humble, this luxury self-catering barn is a joyous, modern retreat just five miles from the North Cornwall coast.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request

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Villa Boden

Villa Boden

Porthleven, Cornwall, UK

If you see beauty in simplicity, Villa Boden is for you. Kept in the family for over twenty years, two sisters have re-imagined their adored Cornish beach house, embracing Nordic design concepts and taking a modern approach on luxury hygge living.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Signal Station

The Signal Station

The Lizard, Cornwall, UK

Journey to the end of the earth to this iconic maritime home settled high on the cliffs of Cornwall’s wild Lizard Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Gwendolyn

Gwendolyn

Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

Nestled above the sand dunes of Perranporth Beach, Gwendolyn is a luxury coastal cottage with hot tub and far-reaching sea views in North Cornwall, where troves of rustic riches hide.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Hot tub, al fresco BBQ area

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Pomona

Pomona

Coverack, Cornwall, UK

On an isolated clifftop close to the Cornish fishing village of Coverack, this mid-century modern home is a celebration of art, nature and retro style. A hidden gem tucked within the Terence Coventry Sculpture Park.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: Dogs will be considered on prior agreement
Features: Heated outdoor swimming pool (available May- September inclusive), cinema den, table tennis

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Raffia

Raffia

Polperro, Cornwall, UK

Approached via a zigzagging path that tumbles down the cliff towards the cove at Polperro, this Scandinavian-style beach house takes in scrumptious sea views from floor-to-ceiling windows and a balcony that seems to hang over the end of the earth.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 2 guests
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome

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Valency Wood

Valency Wood

Lesnewth, Boscastle, Cornwall, UK

This stunning family-friendly self-catering cottage is in a rural location, yet within striking distance of the Cornish coastal villages of Tintagel, Boscastle and Crackington Haven.

Sleeps: Up to 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Three well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Jacuzzi hot tub

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Mesmire

Mesmire

St Just In Roseland, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

With the Fal Estuary ebbing and flowing with the tides below and a hot tub settled within architect-designed gardens teeming with tropical plants, this contemporary self-catering home on Cornwall's soft south coast was designed to calm.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Wood-fired hot tub

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Galleon

Galleon

Portreath, Cornwall, UK

This luxury beach house with a pool has been cleverly redesigned into the cliffside to make the most of the spectacular views over Portreath beach. Welcoming families and friends to beach break in style. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool

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The Viewing Gallery

The Viewing Gallery

Portreath, Cornwall, UK

Experience 'life on the ocean wave' without leaving the safety of the shore, watch for dolphins and seals playing in the surf and sit agog at the breath-taking sunsets all from the comfort of the private deck at The Viewing Gallery in Portreath.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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River House

River House

St Just In Roseland, Cornwall, UK

Contemporary self-catering coastal pad with far-reaching views over St Just In Roseland and Mylor harbour. From your hilltop vantage point overlooking Mylor harbour, watch the kites and gulls soar and the busy oyster boats trawling Carrick Roads. 

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Gym

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Morwell

Morwell

Calstock, Tamar Valley, Cornwall, UK

Tenderly cosseted by the arms of the Tamar Valley AONB, this stylish luxury self-catering farmhouse with natural outdoor swimming pool enjoys 1.5 miles of private river frontage.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Table tennis, natural outdoor swimming pool (available May - September)

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Alba Beach House

Alba Beach House

St Ives, Cornwall, UK

A luxury pink cob cottage with a balcony overhanging the sands of St Ives' Porthmeor Beach, Alba Beach House is the ultimate self-catering family seaside retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 & Up to 2 guests
Pets: Two pets are welcome

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Nautilus

Nautilus

St Mawes, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

With a collated and collected vibe, this light-filled beach house is as perfect for families looking for a unique beach escape as couple’s seeking a laid-back yet indulgent retreat.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub and cinema room

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Stella Maris

Stella Maris

Malpas, Cornwall, UK

Hugging a bend of the Malpas river on a road lined with Monterey pines lies Stella Maris, or ‘star of the sea’, made for families wanting to immerse themselves in the beauty of Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Private quay with river access, fire pit and cinema den

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Wildwood Holt

Wildwood Holt

St Martin, Helford, Cornwall, UK

Enveloped in the most verdant of settings, Wildwood Holt is a haven for those seeking a tranquil and restorative escape. Within easy reach of the white sands of Kynance Cove and the fishing villages of Coverack and Cadgwith, spend days beachside before returning to your rural idyll.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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The Artist´s Retreat

The Artist´s Retreat

Michaelstow, Wadebridge, Cornwall, UK

Between the moors and sea in mystical North Cornwall, where folklore and truth twist to forge history, a bohemian country home with an outdoor heated pool awaits.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
Features: Outdoor swimming pool (heated June - September), outdoor ping pong table, fire pit, croquet lawn, badminton

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The Hatch

The Hatch

Beach Road, Crantock, Cornwall, UK

  Taking guests on a tactile journey through earthen tones and organic textures, and just a short stroll from Crantock Beach, The Hatch is a luxury coastal holiday cottage in Cornwall that's been crafted with soul.

Sleeps: Up to 9 guests (+ 1 in trundle bed on prior request)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Games room with table tennis and cinema loft, plus garden home office

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The Fish Store

The Fish Store

Mousehole, Cornwall, UK

This iconic fish store turned family home celebrates the beauty that a passage of time brings to a home, offering luxury living by the sea in Mousehole harbour, west Cornwall.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 & Up to 4 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema room, table tennis, steam room

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Solunar

Solunar

Restronguet Point, Feock, Cornwall, UK

Solunar is a luxury riverfront home with private slipway, and direct access to the Carrick Roads, set in the village of Feock on Cornwall's south coast. Perfect for multi-generational holidays by the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: One medium sized dog is welcome
Features: Private landing stage and slipway with direct access to the water, games room, cinema snug

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Stratum

Stratum

Perranporth, Cornwall, UK

An offset twisting puzzle where layers of Trebarwith stone and pearl-white render appear to rotate independently of each other, Stratum is a luxury self-catering beach house where windswept hair and salty skin run amok.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: There is a hot tub, outdoor shower and garage games room/gym

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Lightkeepers

Lightkeepers

Gwithian, Cornwall, UK

A thoughtful renovation near Gwithian on north Cornwall’s St Ives, Lightkeepers is an elemental farmhouse with a plunge pool and an art gallery feel. Inside is an earthy chamber of marble plinths offset by textiles that bring the textures of Africa.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
Pets: Two well behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor heated pool (8x2m, available May-September), hot tub and shower, games room with pool table

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Infinity

Infinity

Gorran Haven, The Roseland Peninsula, Cornwall, UK

Infinity occupies a prime clifftop position overlooking the unspoilt cove and turquoise waters of Gorran Haven. With oodles of space, this luxury beach house sets the scene for fun-filled family holidays in Cornwall's stunning Roseland Peninsula.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Cinema room

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Moku

Moku

Mawgan Porth, Cornwall, UK

A beachfront honeypot — thick with warm light and saccharine bursts to balance its monochrome palette — Moku is a luxury beach house, complete with hot tub and beach path, that brings a utilitarian barn typology to the Cornish fold.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guest
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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Northcott Beach House

Northcott Beach House

Northcott Mouth, Bude, Cornwall, UK

A breathtaking cliff-top large self-catering beach house in north Cornwall offering large luxury accommodation near Bude in north Cornwall for up to 16 guests.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome

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Lowenek

Lowenek

Portreath, Cornwall, UK

Part easy coastal retreat, part cheerful multi-gen gathering place, it might appear to be all floating aspects and modernity, but there’s cosy bones to this luxury self-catering beach house keeping watch over Portreath Beach.

Sleeps: Up to 14 guests (12 adults and 2 children) (2 extra children by prior request)
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Hot tub, entertainment cinema room (with cocktail bar, table tennis, pool table)

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Castle India

Castle India

Antony Passage, Tamar Valley, Cornwall, UK

Fantastical, extravagant and sublimely positioned at the edge of Cornwall’s luscious Tamar Valley, pass through the gates of Castle India and enter a world of pure imagination.

Sleeps: Up to 18 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 10 guests
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Outdoor natural pool (available May - September), pool house, sauna, indoor skate ramp, fire pit, ping pong table, football goals and trampoline

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