England Weekend Breaks in Cornwall

SUN-SOAKED

Weekend Breaks in Cornwall

An azure, proud land, studded with the best beaches in England, freckled with granite crosses and tin-mine stacks, and home to wild hearts and creative spirits. Welcome to Cornwall, friends - where the weekends come sun-soaked.

WHY WEEKEND IN CORNWALL?

It's paradise, found

For centuries, the ancient Celtic kingdom of Cornwall (or Kernow, as it’s know to Cornish speakers) has beat to a different drum. This proud, westerly leg of England has a spirit of its own, which means a weekend break in Cornwall feels like nothing else in the country.

For a weekend of salty hair, try Cornwall’s North Atlantic Coast, with its incredible surfing beaches like Newquay and Watergate Bay. Or, if you prefer a softer kind of beach life, head to Cornwall’s quieter blue coves on the west coast; Porthgwarra and Polurrian are beautiful – all year long.

There’s also Poldark’s Cornwall to explore, with the castle-like ruins of the engine houses that once powered the region’s copper and tin mines. As well as the wilds of inland Cornwall where you’ll find Bodmin Moor, the world-famous Jamaica Inn and many myths and legends.

There are otherworldly paradises waiting too, such as the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan. And small, quaint fishing villages and towns like Gweek, Mousehole, Fowey, and Marazion where you can order ice-cream with clotted cream on top. Cornwall’s larger, trendy hotspots, like St. Ives and Padstow, are also worth a detour – even for a few hours – just to sample their creative wares and culinary flare.

In truth, wherever you choose to weekend in Cornwall, you’re sure to return home a littler free-spirited than before. And a lot more addicted to pasties. Kernow, you’ve got it going ON.

Where is Cornwall?

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OUR FAVOURITE BOUTIQUE PLACES TO STAY IN CORNWALL

They’re mighty ‘ansum

Naturally, Cornwall has the (clotted) cream of the crop. Gorgeous, independent hotels, sublime self-catering spaces, carefree and unique glamping, and luxury hideaways for two. All worthy of a weekend or longer.

From £370pn
Sea views from every floor

Large Cornwall Holiday Homes for a Grand Getaway: Cormorant, Fulmar & Sandpiper

Three large sea view Cornwall holiday homes, sleeping up to 10pp. Dog-friendly, private hot tubs, on-site spa, minutes from Portwrinkle beach. From £370pn.

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From £260pn
Panoramic sea views

Turnstone, Portwrinkle: An ocean-side home for a stylish couples' holiday in Cornwall

Gorgeous Portwrinkle home for a sea-splashed couples' holiday in Cornwall. Sleeps 6 with sea views from every floor. Hot tub, dog-friendly, games room. From From £260pn

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From £600pn
OVERLAND & LOW IMPACT

Wildly One-of-a-Kind Private Hire Adventure Holiday Cornwall

Unique private hire adventure holiday Cornwall. Glamp & tour Cornwall aboard a converted double-decker. Surf, swim, run, hike activities included. Groups of 10.

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From £175pn
On-site Mini Spa

Gorgeous Country House Hotel in Cornwall: Boscundle Manor

Small luxury country house hotel Cornwall. Near the Eden Project with an indoor heated pool, mini spa and 12 fabulously stylish rooms! From £175pn.

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W/E From £540
Stunning Sea Views

Ocean-side Beauty: This is Anchor Cottage Porthleven

Spectacular and stylish in equal measure, Anchor Cottage Porthleven gives you an alfresco window on the drama of the Atlantic Ocean. Dog-friendly, sleeps 6.

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From £200pn
Bespoke Design Luxury

Utterly Sinful Cornwall Honeymoon Home for Two

An extraordinary honeymoon getaway in Cornwall for 2. Pure luxury, with private chefs, pampering treatments and insane bathtub views. Divine.

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WEEKEND STAYS INSPIRATION

In case you need more ideas

Not too sure what sort of Cornwall staycation you want? Here’s a little inspiration to help you decide where to hang you coat and set down your weekend bag. Add them to your My Weekends to help you plan.

HOT TUB BREAKS

The best glamping hot spots with bubbles

10 bubbly glamping hot tub breaks in Cornwall you need to check out.

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A TOUCH OF LUXE

Posh Cornish glamping when only the best will do

Designed, built and furnished to the highest standards, for your utter comfort and delight.

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TINY HOMES

8 dreamy shepherd's huts you have to see

Fabulous independently-owned or family-run shepherds huts for a cosy weekend of sweet FA

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WHY NOT TRY

Banged up: the new Bodmin Jail Hotel

Fancy a long weekend stretch somewhere historic and unique? Lock yourself up here then.

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REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS 

Kernow, tested by us

We’ve been out and about in Kernow to help you plot your own weekend in Cornwall. Follow in out footsteps or use these recommendations to plan your own short break there – whatever you do, just do it with a pasty in one hand and a scone in the other.

EASY PEASY WEEKENDS

Cornwall Weekend Away: 3 Easy Peasy Itineraries

Crave a Cornwall Weekend Away? 3 tried and tested Cornish short breaks: Where to stay, What to do, Where to eat and more. Easy-to-Follow itineraries.

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EASY PEASY WEEKENDS

Poldark's Cornwall - Tried & Tested

Explore the handsome backdrops and dramatic beachesof Poldark's Cornwall following our trail.

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