Cornwall is best known in the United Kingdom as a fantastic summer getaway providing Britons and foreign tourists with tons of beach fun, surfing adventures, nature walks and an experience of the authentic Cornish way of living. It is not at all uncommon to see entire families packing for a full weekend of British adventure far different from major metropolitan centres like London. And if your family is also looking for a fantastic weekend in the sunny coast of south Cornwall, it would really be ideal to stay in a holiday cottage fit for you and your precious family.
Here are five of the best holiday cottages in the southern part of Cornwall to discover on your next family vacation or weekend getaway
1. Willy Wilcox Cottage in Polperro
Many Cornwall postcards as well as paintings feature the iconic bright blue shutters and doors of the Willy Wilcox Cottage. It is the nearest holiday cottage to the famed beaches of one of south Cornwalls historic fishing villages, Polperro. It has a raised beach terrace ideal for beach and sea viewing, a place for taking a sumptuous breakfast, and a venue for a tranquil nightcap. The Willy Wilcox can sleep a maximum of 8 individuals including children. Its also accessible to Polperros art galleries, restaurants, shops, and pubs.
2. Saint Martin Blackrock Cabin in Looe
If you want to rekindle your passion for your partner, stay at the Saint Martin Blackrock Cabin in Looe. This is a one-bedroom cottage so you can have all the cottage to yourself. The beach is just 50 metres away and the picturesque and historic fishing village of Looe is about 3 kilometres in the distance. You and your partner will have to climb 40 steps of a steep incline where you will be treated to one of the most romantic views in the UK.
3. Anchor Cottage in Porthleven
This beautifully refurbished sea-front property is one of the finest luxury holiday cottages in Porthleven. Its a truly stunning holiday home which sleeps up to five people, making it a perfect bolthole for a holiday by the sea. The beach is right out the front door, and is just a few minutes to the centre of Porthleven village where there are many interesting shops and awesome places to eat. Adventurous families can go kayaking from Porthleven harbour, try surfing at nearby beaches or hike along the cliff-top walking trail.
4. St. Crispin in West Looe
It may only have 2 guest rooms but St. Crispin is the ideal holiday cottage for families who would love to escape the drab view of the cityscape and relish fantastic harbour views and really fascinating sea views. The 2-bedroom cottage features an unusually large bay window to provide guests with the view that they are searching for. Built in the 1890s, St. Crispin has retained its charm through the decades providing guests with superb views of the East Looe, Harbour, and the golden sandy beach.
5. Blue Monkey in Cawsand
Dubbed by the Sunday Times as one of the British Isles best and most spectacular coastal and beachside holiday cottages, the Blue Monkey offers beachside luxury like no other. It may only have 5 guest rooms but you can expect each one to be fully furnished with a stunning view of the pristine sea. This Georgian house is nestled right between two of Cornwalls loveliest fishing villages - Cawsand and Kingsand - and is a stones throw away from the beach. For adventurous surfers, Whitsand Bay is just nearby.
Cornwall has a lot of interesting things to offer to todays families. Stay in any of these five superb holiday cottages for a more fantastic weekend getaway.
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