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Luxury waterside holiday cottages in Cornwall

Nothing says "and, breathe" like a weekend by the water; in our luxury waterside holiday cottages in Cornwall, private coastal homes, and chic boathouses and seaside reveries become an all-too-easy reality.

Soaring over the Lizard Peninsula and peeking over surf-ready Perranporth cliff edges, these private waterside homes are set by the best bays and beaches in Cornwall. These are places to clink glasses, twirl under twinkling lights, and chat until the wee hours to the sound of lapping waves. There is, perhaps, no greater feeling on earth than dashing to the tideline for a glacial morning dip, or diving off a paddleboard while lunch sizzles on the barbecue. An idyllic getaway for families and couples alike, our luxury waterside holiday cottages in Cornwall offer all the restorative properties that cold water therapy brings, but with bubbling hot tubs to sweeten the deal.

Whether you choose to hole up in Newquay or Whitsand Bay, what's on the cards is al fresco supper gatherings, crackling fire pits that become s'mores headquarters, and real-life water soundscapes sending the little ones to sleep. Go off-grid in a luxury Polperro hideout, play board games on a cinematic decking that hovers over secret beaches, or hunker down in Holywell Bay. We've sourced staycations by babbling rivers, up inland valleys, and soaring over sandy bays where surfers catch the morning swell and dogs on their summer holidays sniff out seashells in the froth. Peaceful restoration comes in waves at these one-of-a-kind waterside homes.

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Suki

Suki

Torpoint, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Moulded from earthen materials and encased in timber slatting, this luxury beach house with a hot tub on Tregonhawke Cliff in Cornwall has all the hallmarks of a romantic hideout, but with a Japandi twist.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,850 per week, £1,395 per short break
Pets: One small, well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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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
From: £1,850 per week, £1,350 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub, heated outdoor shower

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Atlanta

Atlanta

Freathy, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Studded into the cliff face, Atlanta promises an unforgettable escape in Cornwall’s forgotten corner. Panoramic views of Whitsand Bay's golden sand, azure waters and rugged coastline create an enchanting destination for holidays beside the sea.

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,295 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Italian spa bath, heated outdoor shower, hot tub

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The Limit

The Limit

Holywell Bay, Cornwall, UK

As seen on ITV's 'Cornwall' with Caroline Quentin and George Clarke's Amazing Spaces, this quirky 1930s luxury beach hut is becoming quite an iconic dwelling within the north coast of Cornwall. Its unique position with Holywell Bay’s sand dunes makes it perfect for romantic self-catering weekends by the sea. 

Sleeps: Up to 2 guests
From: £1,795 per week, £1,350 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub and fire pit

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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
From: £1,595 per week, £1,150 per short break
Pets: Two medium 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
From: £2,595 per week, £1,950 per short break
Pets: One large or two small well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: 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
From: £2,795 per week, £2,095 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Hot tub

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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
From: £2,250 per week, £1,650 per short break
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome

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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 6 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 guests
From: £1,995 per week, £1,495 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Table tennis, natural outdoor swimming pool (available May - September)

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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
From: £2,250 per week, £1,695 per short break
Pets: Two small well-behaved dogs are welcome

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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
From: £2,395 per week, £1,795 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Wood-fired 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
From: £2,150 per week, £1,650 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Gym

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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
From: £4,250 per week
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Heated indoor swimming pool

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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
From: £2,350 per week, £1,950 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Private quay with river access, fire pit and cinema den

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Serpentine

Serpentine

Portwrinkle, Whitsand Bay, Cornwall, UK

Designed to follow the natural curve of the cliff on the western cusp of Whistand Bay in south Cornwall, this luxury self-catering beach house in Portwrinkle promises to bring a sense of freedom, escapism and pure relaxation to all who stay.

Sleeps: Up to 8 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 4 guests
From: £3,850 per week, £2,850 per short break
Pets: One well-behaved dog is welcome
Features: Hot tub

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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
From: £2,595 per week, £1,995 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome
Features: Cinema room, table tennis, steam room

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Amaia

Amaia

Plaidy Beach, Looe, Cornwall, UK

Seemingly floating above the ocean, with private beach access and a hot tub looking over the water, Amaia emerges from the Cornish cliffside with timeless beach house elegance.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
From: £6,995 per week, £5,595 per short break
Pets: One well behaved dog is welcome on prior request.
Features: Hot tub, private beach access, outdoor shower, outdoor kitchen with gas BBQ and wood-fired pizza oven, fire pit, cinema room with bar

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Monterey

Monterey

Porthtowan, Cornwall, UK

One of a new generation of luxury beach houses in Cornwall, all silver timbered and skylit, where beachgoers take ten steps from the sofa to the sand, and chatter whirls through the halls like the kites above Porthtowan.

Sleeps: Up to 10 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 6 guests
From: £3,995 per week, £4,350 per short break
Pets: One small well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
Features: Hot tub, sauna

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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
From: £3,295 per week, £2,495 per short break
Pets: Sorry, no pets
Features: Cinema room

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Senara

Senara

Gwithian, Cornwall, UK

Just a mile from Gwithian’s rolling dunes and pounding surf, Senara is a cool, architectural beach house complete with outdoor pool, hot tub and sauna.

Sleeps: Up to 12 guests
Alternative Group Option: Up to 8 & Up to 6 guests
From: £4,650 per week, £3,495 per short break
Pets: Two well-behaved dogs are welcome, or three on prior request
Features: Outdoor heated swimming pool (May - September), hot tub, sauna, gym, outdoor kitchen, yoga deck

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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
From: £3,295 per week, £2,450 per short break
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
From: £4,450 per week, £3,350 per short break
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
From: £7,595 per week, £5,695 per short break
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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