With over 400 miles of sandy coastline dotted alongside pretty seaside villages, it’s hard not to fall in love with Cornwall. But with such an abundance of places to stay, how do you pick the best to book?

If, like us, you prefer somewhere a bit different, here are 10 of the most stylish and quirky places to stay in Cornwall you can book on Unique Hideaways. Choose from a hidden houseboat to a coastal cabin with some of the best sea views we’ve ever seen.  

Quirky places to stay in Cornwall

Mistery 2, near Falmouth

Mistery 2 houseboat Unique Hideaways
Stay on a hidden houseboat. Credit: Unique Hideaways

For a unique stay in Cornwall book a break on this hidden houseboat along the banks of the River Kennall. It may be on the water, but Mistery 2 has the feel of a boutique hotel. Light and airy, there is a stylish kitchen, living area and two bedrooms. The master comes with an en-suite shower room and separate toilet, plus there is a ‘family’ bathroom. When dusk falls, cosy up around the fire pit. Turn on the outside sound system if you’re in the party mood.

Sleeps 4 | Price from £115 a night

Book a stay at Mistery 2 here

Lady Oakley, Zennor, near St Ives

Lady Oakley quirky places to stay in Cornwall
Lady Oakley is a converted horsebox. Credit: Unique Hideaways

Ever stayed in a converted horsebox? This has to be one of the quirkiest places to stay in Cornwall. If countryside seclusion is your thing, your only neighbours here are the farm animals that graze in the surrounding hills. It might be cosy, but you’ll still find a king-size bed, plus a log burner, kitchen area for rustling up a feast and they’ve even managed to squeeze in a bath tub (albeit a dinky one!). It’s also off-grid for those that truly want to switch off from it all.

Sleeps 2 | Dog friendly | Price from £120 a night

Book a stay at Lady Oakley here

The Bird Box, near Bodmin Moor

The Bird Box quirky places to stay in Cornwall
Cabin don’t get better than The Bird Box. Credit: Unique Hideaways

This handsome cabin in North Cornwall is a stylish Scandi retreat that is made for romance. The perfect getaway for two, The Bird Box is nestled in a private garden utopia with stunning country views as far as the eye can see. The double bed has a skylight for stargazing, there is a woodburner for cosy nights and a fire pit outside. But the real showstopper here is the outdoor bath. Pop open a bottle of bubbly and take a dip in the alfresco tub. You might never want to get out.

Sleeps 2 | Dog friendly | Price from £100 a night

Book a stay at The Bird Box here

Panoramic Silverbullet, near Looe

Panoramic Silverbullet quirky places to stay in Cornwall
This American Airstream has its own hot tub. Credit: Unique Hideaways

Want an airstream that comes with its own private hot tub? Look no further than the Panoramic Silverbullet, near Looe. This retro stay has chic interiors that include a cosy log burner, king-sized bed, fully-equipped kitchen and ensuite shower room. Outside there is a sweet seating area, BBQ big enough to cook a feast and fire pit for romantic nights spent under the stars. More than two of you? Book The Cornish Airstream in the grounds.

Sleeps 2 | Price from £71 a night

Book a stay at Panoramic Silverbullet here

Little Lesquite, Bodmin Moor

Little Lesquite quirky places to stay in Cornwall
This dreamy shepherd’s hut has a showstopping bath. Credit: Unique Hideaways

Love a shepherd’s hut? This one overlooking the breathtaking scenery of Bodmin Moor is not to be missed. Little Lesquite wouldn’t look out of place in an interiors magazine and is countryside charm at its finest. With a king-sized bed, fully-equipped kitchen, stylish shower room and cosy seating area with log burner, it has everything you need for a romantic stay for two. But the real showstopper is the copper bathtub on its own private decking area outside.

Sleeps 2 | Price from £65 a night

Book a stay at Little Lesquite here

Tree Tops Cabin, Cadgwith, Lizard Peninsula

Tree Tops Cabin quirky places to stay in Cornwall
Stay high amongst the trees. Credit: Unique Hideaways

If you dream of waking up amongst the trees, this quirky stay in Cornwall is for you. Tree Tops Cabin is nestled into the hillside a stone’s throw from the sea. See the magical morning light through the floor-to-ceiling windows from your king-sized bed before enjoying a cup of coffee on the balcony terrace. Your four-legged friends are welcome here and it’s ideally situated in Cadgwith, one of the prettiest villages in the Lizard Peninsula.

Sleeps 2 | Dog friendly | Price from £68 a night

Book a stay at Tree Tops Cabin here

Mount View Horizon Safari Tent, Penzance

Mount View Horizon Safari Tent, Penzance
Book a unique family holiday in Penzance. Credit: Unique Hideaways

Want a unique family holiday? Book this safari tent near Penzance which enjoys stunning views of St Michael’s Mount. Sleeping six, this quirky place to stay in Cornwall comes with its own private hot tub on the decking. It has two bedrooms, as well as a charming double cabin bed, stylish open plan living area with log burner, large dining table and fully-equipped kitchen. Outside has more seating and two hammocks to relax in. 

Sleeps 6 | Dog friendly | Price from £113 a night

Book a stay at Mount View Horizon Safari Tent here

Rockwater Cabin, Whitsand Bay

Rockwater Cabin quirky places to stay in Cornwall
This beachfront cabin has the best sea views. Credit: Unique Hideaways

Looking for a Cornwall stay with panoramic sea views? You’ll find it at Rockwater Cabin overlooking the sweeping sands of Whitsand Bay. Sleeping three, this heavenly hideaway dates back to the 1930s and can be found in what is often called the ‘forgotten’ part of Cornwall. This whitewashed beauty has been brought up to date with an ultra-smart shower room, chic kitchen and living area and an enviable private deck. If you’re lucky you might spot a dolphin or porpoise bobbing along the waves.

Sleeps 3 | Dog friendly | Price from £120 a night

Book a stay at Rockwater Cabin here

The Field Room, near Helston

The Field Room quirky places to stay in Cornwall
This quirky stay has been hand-crafted by its owners. Credit: Unique Hideaways

This dreamy shepherd’s hut in Helston should be top of your list for quirky places to stay in Cornwall. Hand-crafted by its creative owner who has upcycled most of the materials, expect rich colour pallets juxtaposed with warm woody tones. Clever designs include the raised bed, kitchen with its own breakfast bar and a shower room. There are also two cute seating areas, plus hammocks and a rustic fire pit BBQ.

Sleeps 2 | Price from £100 a night

Book a stay at The Field Room here

Porth Chapel Cabin, Newlyn

Porth Chapel Cabin quirky places to stay in Cornwall
This cabin is near some of Cornwall’s best beaches. Credit: Unique Hideaways

This contemporary cabin is one for style-conscious travellers on the lookout for a quirky place to stay in Cornwall. Interiors are a mix of rustic and industrial with quirky touches everywhere you look. It comes with a duck egg wood burner, arty light fixtures, abstract armchairs and a beautifully crafted kitchen. The spacious outdoor decking is surrounded by a sub-tropical paradise. Within walking distance of the fishing village of Newlyn, Porth Chapel Cabin’s enviable location is also the gateway to some of the best beaches in Cornwall.

Sleeps 2 | Dog friendly | Price from £75 a night

Book a stay at Porth Chapel Cabin here

Unique hideaways offer one-of-a-kind places to stay, each with a story to tell. You can find their quirky accommodation in hidden corners across the UK. Find out more and book your next stay on uniquehideaways.com. Follow them on Instagram @uniquehideaways

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