Looking for the best cottages in Cornwall? We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourites you can stay in year round.

From romantic seaside retreats to thatched roof beauties and modern cottages right on the beach, here are the best coastal cottages in Cornwall you can book on Classic Cottages.

Best coastal cottages in Cornwall

Bennerley House, St Mawes

Bennerley House best coastal cottages Cornwall
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This light and airy cottage on the south Cornish coast is in one of the most desirable areas of the fishing village of St Mawes. Spanning three storeys, this three-bedroom waterfront house is perfect for the whole family, including your four-legged friend. But the pièce de résistance is the balcony, which enjoys uninterrupted views of the harbour across to St Anthony Head.

Sleeps 6 + cot | Dog friendly | Price from £997 a week

Book a stay at Bennerley House here

Hallane Mill, St Austell

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This secluded Cornish cottage couldn’t get closer to the coast if it tried, as it literally has a beach at the bottom of the garden. With invigorating coastal walks and wild swimming on the doorstep, it’s ideal for couples, or even honeymooners, seeking a romantic stay by the sea. There’s even a chance you could spot dolphins as you soak up the dreamy ocean views from the window seat. While the patio is the perfect spot for alfresco dining.

Sleeps 4 (children under 5 not allowed) | Price from £897 a week

Book a stay at Hallane Mill here

Marnylunn, Helford

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For a show-stopping stay that comes with its own heated swimming pool from May to October, book a holiday at Marnylunn. Meaning ‘mariners cove’ in Cornish, this luxury cottage is just 150 yards from the sea and has everything you need for a family holiday in style. Take a picnic into the orchard, wander down to the cove from the secret garden path or spend summer evenings around the fire pit on the stunning patio.

Sleeps 8 + cot | Dog friendly | Price from £2,156 a week

Book a stay at Marnylunn here

The Hideaway at Polhawn, Whitsand Bay

The Hideaway at Polhawn Cornwall cottage
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If a room with a view is high on your holiday list, it doesn’t get better than this cliffside coastal cottage in Cornwall that looks out over the shimmering waters of Whitsand Bay. Mesmerising views can be enjoyed from dawn until dusk from your own private terrace. A definite couples’ retreat, take long walks along the clifftops and dips in the sea, before coming home to dine under the stars. The Hideaway is just that, a little piece of paradise.

Sleeps 2 + cot | Price from £546 a week

Book a stay at The Hideaway at Polhawn here

Gulls Way, Praa Sands

Gulls Way cottage Cornwall
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In a prime spot overlooking the sea and moments from the white sand beach, there is no denying Gulls Way in the coastal village of Praa Sands in south west Cornwall is a special stay. This pretty three-bed, open-plan cottage enjoys sea views from nearly every aspect and comes with its own sunroom and hot outdoor shower for washing off wetsuits and sandy toes. On balmy evenings, watch the sun go down from the enviably located terrace.

Sleeps 6 | No children under 10 | Price from £666 a week

Book a stay at Gulls Way here

Rose Cottage, St Mawes

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The picture-perfect Rose Cottage in the south Cornwall coastal village of St Mawes is perfect for families or friends wanting a break by the sea. Beautifully presented, it is set over three floors and has an impressive terrace at the top. It’s the perfect place to watch the St Mawes Regatta in August or just sit back and enjoy the sea views.

Sleeps 6 + cot | Price from £997 a week

Book a stay at Rose Cottage here

Chynhalls Farm House, Coverack

Chynhalls Farm House Cornwall
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Thatched roof lovers will be in heaven with a stay at this charming 300-year-old Grade II listed cottage, one of the oldest in the beautiful fishing village of Coverack. Recently restored with modern, eclectic interiors, this characterful Cornish coastal cottage looks directly out over the sandy beach, Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty headland and picturesque harbour. Pretty all year round, Chynhalls Farm House is the perfect stay for a special occasion.

Sleeps 7 | Dog friendly | Price from £1164 a week

Book a stay at Chynhalls Farm House here

Whitsand Bay View, Portwrinkle

Whitsand Bay View coastal cottage Cornwall
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This stylish Cornish holiday cottage set above the adorably named village of Portwrinkle is for those who like modern stays in coastal locations. With floor-to-ceiling windows throughout to soak up the stunning beach views, interiors are sleek but comfy and there is underfloor heating for cooler months. In summer, you’ll want to spend as much times as possible on the sea-facing terrace.

Sleeps 6 + cot | Price from £1,019 a week

Book a stay at Whitsand Bay View here

Tretawny, Bolingey

Tretawny cottage Cornwall

Looking like something straight out of a fairytale, this chocolate box cottage is hidden in a laidback hamlet on the North Cornwall coast. A short walk from the local pub, this special stay is a mix of traditional on the outside, with its original curved stone walls and thatched roof, and modern on the inside. Just a mile from the impressive sandy beaches and surfing waves at Perranporth, it’s perfect for family or group stays.

Sleeps 6 + cot | Dog friendly | Price from £1,189 a week

Book a stay at Tretawny here

Varcoe, Portscatho

Varcoe cottage Cornwall
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For a smart, modern stay by the sea big enough for the whole family, book a stay at Varcoe, an idyllic Cornish coastal cottage with sun trap terrace in the charming village of Portscatho. Perfectly located just 100 yards from the beach and a short stroll into town, each room has blissful sea views. There is also a table tennis and pool table for games nights. At high tide you can swim from the rocks at your very own access point.

Sleeps 10 + cot | Price from £1,430 a week

Book a stay at Varcoe here

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