VICTORIA SCARLETT suggests some ideal spots to enjoy the perfect holiday in the Duchy, on some luxury Cornish getaways.

From romantic retreats to futuristic farmhouses with gadgets galore, Cornwall’s stunning coastline is dotted with holiday cottages to suit all tastes and requirements. The region remains one of the most popular UK holiday destinations – perhaps most well-known for its unspoilt sandy beaches, its balmy climate, and its Mediterranean vibe…all without the need for airport security and lost luggage!

Here is a round-up of just a selection of properties that could provide the perfect option for your 2023 seaside getaway.


If you are searching for a bolthole from which to enjoy sea views from every room, look no further. Whether you are relaxing with breakfast in bed, enjoying an al fresco lunch on the balcony or sipping sundowners on the terrace, the seascape before you is quite simply mesmerising.

If you must tear yourself away from the views across the bay, the pretty fishing village of Porthleven is within an easy walk, with its harbour, beach and restaurants, whilst popular Praa Sands, and the fascinating St Michael’s Mount are a ten- and 20-minute drive respectively. Sleeps six – prices from £1,256.


For a large family getaway everyone will enjoy, head to the spacious, characterful property Lower Mellan Barn. Situated on the Lizard Peninsula, this pet-friendly converted barn has fabulous sea views and is finished to a contemporary standard throughout. The children will adore the games room, whilst the dog will love spending time exploring the delightful enclosed garden, complete with pond.

The South West Coast Path is on the doorstep, with countless beaches just a stone’s throw away, including Coverack’s very own sheltered cove, ideal for swimming and kayaking. Spend the day exploring before returning to Lower Mellan Barn to unwind on the balcony, or curl up beside the wood burner, depending on the season! Sleeps ten – prices from £1,190.


An ideal option for a group of couples looking for a holiday in Cornwall, Wild Acres is a fully refurbished bolthole, complete with a hot tub offering uninterrupted sea views, plus an outdoor kitchen and five double bedrooms!

Perched in a tranquil position accessed via a farm track, this is the perfect accommodation for getting away from it all, soaking up the Cornish sunshine and breathing in the fresh sea air. Surrounded by seven acres of garden, this is also ideal for your four-legged friends – two dogs are permitted, so no-one misses out on the fun! Sleeps ten – prices from £1,430.


Part of the luxury Boskensoe Barns development at Mawnan Smith on Cornwall’s south coast, The Granary offers guests the very best, five-star experience. Finished to a luxury standard throughout, there’s no shortage of little extras in this boutique barn conversion…from an electric vehicle charging point, to a dedicated enclosed dog exercise area and children’s play area, the owner caters for all your needs.

There is even a covered hot tub on the patio, and an outdoor woodburner for extra warmth whilst al fresco dining! Situated on a working farm, surrounded by countryside, yet just two miles from the beach, this is a true family holiday home. Sleeps four – prices from £901.


Just moments from Sennen Cove’s sandy shoreline sits the contemporary, eco-friendly holiday home Sea the View. Oozing character and charm, this fabulous property is both quirky and genius in its style. With large bi-folding doors that push back to merge the unusual-yet-stylish open plan living area with the equally intriguing exterior, this is an incredibly unique property.

Enjoy a drink perched at the ‘swing bar’ in the garden, or lounge in the hot tub. The upstairs balcony with seating also offers a great vantage point for watching the sunset over the Cornish countryside. Sleeps four – prices from £1,480.

All of these properties are available to book through Cornish Cottage Holidays. For more information or to view the full portfolio of over 700 holiday homes exclusively in Cornwall, visit

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