Read on to discover some of the attractions you can explore and enjoy while staying in one of our Cornish holiday cottages. ... Read More »Close to Land's End, Penzance is a busy resort with a climate so mild that palm trees grow in the lush Morrahg Gardens. Its neighbour, Newlyn, is Cornwall's busiest fishing port. Just beyond lies charming Mousehole with its walled harbour and picturesque Cornish cottages. Cornwall's ancient past can be explored at nearby St Michael's Mount, its castle-topped form rising dramatically from the waters of Mount Bay. If, however, you seek long sandy beaches you will not be disappointed by Porthcurno, Hayle or Praa Sands. For visitors to Cornwall holiday cottages make an ideal base from which to explore the windswept Lizard Peninsula, whose coastline takes in the most southerly point in Britain. The peninsula is dotted with fishing villages and superb beaches. At the eastern end of Mount Bay lies Gunwalloe, a fishing cove with a scattering of fishermen's cottages. Dramatic Mullion Cove is owned by the National Trust and has a pretty working harbour, protected from winter gales by stout sea walls. With its small fleet of fishing craft winched up on the shingle beach, Cadgwith is the archetypal fishing village; its thatched cottages line the valley sides. Craggy Kynance is one of Cornwall's most beautiful coves, its serpentine rock enhancing the beauty of its clear, turquoise waters. At Gweek, visitors can learn about the work of the National Seal Sanctuary. Porthleven is an unspoilt fishing village with a picturesque harbour. If you are staying at any of our Cornish holiday cottages a visit to Falmouth is recommended. The most southerly working port in Britain, it features some interesting old buildings and has developed at the confluence of seven rivers, known as the Carrick Roads. Many creeks lead off this stretch of water making for great exploration by boat; indeed the river is so deep that ocean-going ships can sail almost as far as the city of Truro, whose splendid cathedral dominates the skyline appearing more French than English. East of here, the Roseland Peninsula features quiet beaches, impressive coastal and river scenery and picturesque villages including Portloe one of the least spoiled Cornish fishing villages. With its fine, sandy shores, Portscatho is another family favourite. St Mawes overlooks the River Fal towards Falmouth, an old fishing port with steep, narrow streets leading up from the harbour and choice of beaches. Approaching the River Tamar, which forms a natural boundary with Cornwall's neighbour Devon, estuaries and fishing villages are a feature of the gentle coastline. The sheltered, temperate climate here provides ideal growing conditions for exotic plants and magnificent gardens abound. Attractive Mevagissey was once the centre of Cornwall's pilchard fishery and still boasts a small working harbour today. Pristine Charlestown is an unspoilt example of a late-Georgian working port. The narrow streets and pretty properties of Polperro keep visitors coming back to this popular old Cornish fishing village. Inland, near the old market town of St Austell, Cornwall's most popular tourist attraction continues to amaze and inform the crowds who flock there. The ambitious Eden Project, built into the walls of an abandoned china clay pit, tells the story of man's dependence on plants in spectacular style. Almost 60 miles long, from north to south, the Tamar Valley almost cuts Cornwall off from the rest of England. Rich in beauty and history, it possesses some of the finest scenery in the West Country. Between the coasts also lies the area of highland known as Bodmin Moor, a rugged landscape of granite tors, wooded valleys and isolated farms. Visitors travelling the A-road down to holiday destinations in western Cornwall cannot fail to notice the 18th-century Jamaica Inn as they cross Bodmin. This isolated old coaching stage was immortalised in Daphne du Maurier's tale of smuggling and romance. If you are thinking of visiting South Cornwall holiday cottages offer the perfect base from which to enjoy all these attractions. So, why not browse our selection of Cornish holiday cottages to find something that catches your eye?