Exploring Holiday Accommodation Options in Cornwall

Holidaymakers always want to stay in cottages when they visit Cornwall. They seem to have this rosy attraction to quaint little cottages, as if they’re in search of the idyllic seaside escape. While cute little cottages do make really nice places to stay, there is a whole range of accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets. In this guide we look at the variety of holiday accommodation available to tourists and travellers visiting Cornwall in or out of high season.

Cornwall cottage in Cadgwith Cove

Delightful thatched cottage, formerly a Fisherman’s Cottage, situated above the beach in Cadgwith Cove.
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Cornwall Cottages

Who can resist them? Hardly anyone it seems. Most people looking for holiday accommodation in Cornwall will first ask for cottages. And who can blame them? Whether its tiny fishermen’s cottages, Cornish seaview cottages or quaint country cottages, the choice is seemingly endless. But this popularity comes at a price. Cottages rent out by the week for premium that usually has holidaymakers scurrying around for cheaper alternatives.

Cornwall Hotels

While it’s nice to have the freedom of your own cottage, it’s sometimes nice to indulge in the luxury that hotels have to offer. Holidaymakers have a wide choice of hotels to choose from all over Cornwall, where you can be waited on hand-and-foot and enjoy a relaxing stay in Cornwall. As well as dinner, bed and breakfast, many of these hotels now have recreation facilities such as swimming pools, spas, and tennis courts. Surely that’s worth checking out?

Cornwall Lodges

In recent years, self catering holiday lodges have cropped up all over Cornwall on purpose built holiday parks. These timber framed holiday homes, offer a modern, affordable to the freedom of a holiday cottage. Many are built with luxury touches such as hot tubs and, of course, they offer the convenience of leisure and shopping facilities on-site, therefore combing the benefits of cottages and hotels in one handy package.

Cornwall Campsites

At the lower end of the budget spectrum are the hundreds of campsites littered around the coast and countryside. Camping offers a way for holidaymakers to throw off the shackles of bricks and mortar and get back to nature under canvas or caravan. While camping may not be to everyone’s taste, they are great fun for family holidays and give you complete freedom over your time.

Cornwall Guest Houses

Guest Houses can be a wonderful way to stay in an informal setting, often staying with the owners who can help getting to know Cornwall and the local attractions. Guest Houses are usually a lot cheaper and low key than hotels, while offering the flexibility to come and go on dates you choose. They often give you a unique perspective on Cornwall and the people who reside here, rather than being detached in your own holiday cottage or hotel room.

The Choice is Yours

Wherever you choose to stay on holiday in Cornwall you will not be disappointed. Stay in Cornwall cottages if you wish. But remember that cottages are not the only accommodation. It is well worth experiencing one of the other modes of accommodation on your next stay in Cornwall, not least to get some variety in your life!

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