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Things to do

Our Properties

To help make your Cornish holiday as enjoyable and memorable as possible, here are our local highlights, to give you and your family ideas on things to do.

Sheer Indulgence

If it’s luxury in Cornwall you seek, treat yourself and loved ones to a visit at one of Cornwall’s finest luxury Spa Hotels or an Award winning Cornish restaurant, within a few miles of your self-catering coastal accommodation. Be pampered and indulge in the very best Cornwall has to offer. 

Dining out in Cornwall

Cornwall offers a wide selection of delicious places to eat. Spoilt with the best local produce from land and sea make your selection from fine dining eateries to quirky cafes. Browse our favourites by area.

Close to Nature

Experience Cornwall’s best walks, nature trails and bike rides. Visit Cornwall’s best North Coast surf beaches. Get close to Cornish marine life on the Falmouth and Helford Estuaries situated on the South Coast. Walk Cornwall’s coastal footpaths. Battle the elements out of season. Let nature recharge you… get out there.

On the Beach

Beach life ‘is’ a way of life for Cornwall. Book with Cornish Holiday Cottages to experience the best Beach holidays in Cornwall. Pack your sun-lotion, sunhat and woolly hat! Dream of windswept walks, sandcastles, barbeque sausages, ice cream, woops and cheers in the sea. Be kissed by the gorgeous Cornish sunlight.

Thrill Seekers

If you crave holidays that get your pulse racing then Cornwall has Extreme sports to please the most hardened adrenaline junkie. Falmouth is a centre for some of the best water-sports on offer in the UK. The only thing you’ll need after braving the elements is another holiday with us!


Cornwall is home to ten World Heritage site areas of significant importance. Discover extraordinary landscapes mapped out by hundreds of years of Cornish mining. Visit stately landowners homes of old, clay pits, museums, bio-domes, standing stones and a natural amphitheatre carved into the granite cliff top. It’s a different world.


Romance and Cornwall go hand in hand. At Cornish Holiday Cottages we’re no strangers to special occasions, romantic dinner suggestions and short break offers to pop the question. In our portfolio we have large houses ideal for wedding guests and tucked away gems for the ultimate romantic break for two.

Family Fun

Time for the family is measured by quality not quantity. Our self-catering properties are ideal for family holidays to focus on the children and each other. Falmouth and the Helford area is packed full of child-friendly activities, venues and children welcome restaurants… there will be no end to the fun.

Child friendly Holidays

There can be no better destination than Cornwall if you are heading off on holiday with children. We have a large number of child friendly cottages in Cornwall for you to choose from, along with some great ideas to help you to make the most of your family holiday.

The Arts in Cornwall

Beloved by artists for light and art-lovers for galleries, Cornwall's reputation as a hub for the arts is well-deserved. See our guide for the Arts in Cornwall for suggestions on where to find inspiration.