Self-Catering & Resorts

We all love a bit of freedom when on holiday. With Cornwall's self-catering properties you can enjoy it by the bucket load.


Bring the whole family and rent a sprawling apartment complete with all the mod cons and better-than-at-home touches, or pick an intimate fisherman's cottage perched on the harbourside for the ultimate romantic hideaway.

Bluebell Lounge, The Olde House

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Self-catering properties in Cornwall offer a wonderful opportunity for visitors to enjoy a flexible and independent holiday experience. From charming cottages to luxurious seaside apartments, these properties provide a comfortable and personalised retreat for individuals, families, and groups.

You will get to immerse yourself in Cornish culture and charm whilst living among the local communities. Discover hidden gems off the beaten track, explore quaint coastal villages, or embark on scenic walks along the South West Coast Path. Whatever you decide, self-catering properties provide the perfect base.

Two-night stays from £160

Experience the thrill of sailing, paddleboarding, kayaking, or canoeing in Cornwall this summer! Create unforgettable memories on the water with your loved ones without breaking the bank on accommodation expenses. Discover affordable lodging options at the scenic Penryn Campus, conveniently located near Falmouth, available throughout July and August. 🛏️

  • Choose from Double and Twin en-suite rooms or 7-bed Flats

  • Enjoy access to a communal kitchen

  • Benefit from excellent public transport connections with bus stops on-site

  • Park for free during your stay

  • Rest easy with 24-hour security

  • Stay connected with complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Explore the convenience of an on-site café and shop.

  • Access the pay-as-you-go Sports Centre

  • Revel in the beauty of award-winning grounds

  • Join us for an adventure-filled getaway!


Blue Horizon
Luxury Cottages is all about the experience and promoting time spent together as the ultimate luxury, ensuring that the memories created are long-lasting.

The Cornish Coast is Calling

At the tip of the country, this charming peninsula is known for its rugged coastlines, quaint villages, creativity in abundance and selection of delectable restaurant.

This carefully curated collection of luxury homes, located in some of Cornwall’s most treasured spots, offer the ultimate in seaside seclusion for the whole family.

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Whether you're in need of a last-minute getaway or whether you're simply looking for a saving for your next adventure, we have an offer for you. From last-minute trips to early bird discounts, a quick weekend away to savvy savings on your family break; discover more of Cornwall for less.

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  • Travel to Cornwall by car

    It takes less than five hours to get from London or Birmingham to the heart of Cornwall by car.

    Drive along the M4 motorway from London, or M6 from Manchester, and then the M5 to Exeter and finally either the A30, that is mostly dual carriageway, or the A38 passing Plymouth and Saltash into South East Cornwall.

    Alternatively if you enter Cornwall from North Devon, there is the scenic A39 Atlantic Highway running through Bude, which you can join from Junction 27 on the M5.

    Due to the high volume of traffic on Cornwall's roads during the summer months the main routes can become congested especially at weekends. Travelling overnight or outside peak rush hours is recommended to avoid long delays.

    • To plan your journey use the AA Route Planner for a tailor made travel plan with timings and mileage
    • For information on possible delays or roadwork's throughout the UK or in Cornwall visit Traffic Watch
    • Travelling to Cornwall with a caravan? Check out this Caravan Towing guide

    Travel to Cornwall by coach and bus

    National Express operate a full service into Cornwall as far as Penzance, Megabuss also go to a few towns including Newquay and Falmouth.

    Coach travel times from London or Birmingham to the city of Truro are around 7-8 hours

    Many tour operators offer coach holidays to Cornwall, contact your local travel agent for details.

    For information on public transport, including local bus timetables, once you are in Cornwall [click here].(

    If you are bringing a coach to Cornwall, did you know Cornwall Council now offers a weekly coach rover ticket. This is available for all car parks where coaches are permitted and costs £16.60 for 24 hours or £55.35 for 7 days and £38.75 for 4 days.

  • The A30 runs down through the centre of Cornwall, leaving the M5 at Exeter. It enters Cornwall at Launceston, crosses Bodmin Moor and passes Bodmin. Once past there roads branch off to St Austell and Newquay and a little further on, Truro.

    At the present time (June 2023) work is still on-going to dual a long stretch of the A30 heading west towards Redruth and Camborne. This will hopefully do away with summer traffic jams as you head towards the far west, St Ives and Penzance.

    The A30 continues past Penzance all the way to Lands's End.

    Leaving Exeter, the other major road into Cornwall is the A38. This crosses the Tamar Bridge at Plymouth and serves the towns and villages of south-east Cornwall before terminating at Bodmin where it joins the A30.

    Coming down the North Coast, the A39 (also known as the Atlantic Highway) is good for access to Bude, Wadebridge and Padstow, and all the lovely north coast beaches. It continues onto Truro and eventually Falmouth.

    The A390 is the main road serving St Austell, running from Tavistock in Devon, across the Tamar at Gunnislake and onto Liskeard. From St Austell it continues down to Truro.

    Running north. and adjacent to the Devon/Cornwall border, the A388 runs from Saltash up to Launceston.

    The A94 runs from Falmouth to Penzance via Helston where the A3083 runs down to Lizard Point.

  • Avoid the traffic jams, the arguments when the GPS sends you the wrong way and the general hassle of having to drive great distances...

    GWR operate high speed train services frequently from London Paddington station including the Night Riviera Sleeper Service to Penzance. There are also direct trains daily from Bristol and beyond. More info from:

    Once in Cornwall, there's a great rail network for getting around the county, ideal for when the roads are busy in the summer. Give the driver a rest and grab a cheap day return to St Ives or Looe. Sit back and enjoy the scenery on the Tamar Valley Line or head to the beach at Newquay or Falmouth. For more info, go to Great Scenic Railways

    For National Rail enquiries telephone 08457 484950

    The First Group co-ordinate bus services from many Cornish stations.

    Park-and-ride schemes run in season at Liskeard (for Looe) and St Erth (for St. Ives).

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