After being stuffed up on what is essentially house arrest for more than a year during lockdown, we don’t blame you for wanting to get on out and stretch those legs. And where better than Cornwall, with its Cornish Coastal Path, to get some fresh and salty (not mutually exclusive) air. Or maybe even a touch of exercise (well, let’s not get too carried away – but a brief walk will do). A visit to the large white domes of the Eden Project will transport you to the tropical ecosystems of South America. And the many pubs, shops and cobbled lanes in the fishing villages take you back to a time of pirates, Victorians and all those fun things that are part of Cornwall’s history. It’s winter, so expect cooler climes, and huddle up by the fire, before wrapping up warm for your walks. Now that you’ve decided on the area to visit, trust our extensive Plum Guide research, and let us take you through 8 holiday rentals to book in Cornwall for next winter.
Enjoy your winter stay at Driftwood Lodge
With its unique gabled loft and pastel-coloured furnishings, this cottage on the coast makes for an unforgettable winter staycation. You’ll see the sea through the large, angled windows, and hear the rush of the waves in this coastal escape. Curl up in colder climes by the fire and read a book on the plump sofa, before going for a stroll along the adjacent beach. On milder days, brave the terrace for a drink outside.
Stay by the beach at Blue Batik
In the cultural capital of St Ives, Blue Batik offers relaxing views of the pier and coast. It has a lavish interior complemented by a stylish fireplace. Deluxe bedrooms at the mix, making for a luxurious stay, and a bathtub offers you the space to put your feet up after a chilly day at the beach.
Enjoy a relaxing stay at Nettle Wine
Totally different to the previous homes, Nettle Wine is an old-world cottage in the midst of rolling green fields. Conjuring up images of a fairy-tale, this stone home by the River Camel is great for hiking on a cold, crisp day between the trees of the Bodmin Moor or the Camel Trail. Chill out and rest weary feet in the evening by the log burner, before hiding under the duvet on one of the king-size beds.
Take a stress free trip to The Sea, The Sea
Rain or shine, the sea will always be there to greet you with its rippling blue waves, so this home simply has to make our list of 8 holiday rentals to book in Cornwall for next winter. The name of The Sea, The Sea refers to the stunning views of the water afforded you from every nook and cranny of the cottage. Its balcony is perched on a cliff, making for a gorgeous setting for lunch on milder, sunny days. Windows in the bedrooms also look out onto the water in this charming home.
Experience the countryside at Cornish Cottage
Old-world and rustic, Cornish Cottage is everything you would expect from…well, a Cornish cottage. Its exposed stone interior with a log burner is a key part of the homely vibe, a setting that’ll keep you snug and toasty on even the darkest of days. Wooden frames form triangles on the ceiling, while a lovely kitchen completes the open plan living area. Step into the grassy garden and enjoy the views of the seemingly endless meadows and hedges that make up the Cornish countryside.
Get comfortable at the cosy Woodland Glade
A modern setting framed by light wooden beams and white walls makes for a welcoming living area in Woodland Glade. As its name supposes, its windows look out over the forest. Listen to the patter of England’s winter rain on the leaves and windows, as you curl up with a book by the log burner in your cosy home. On sunny days, take lunch on the wooden tables in the pretty garden.
Reside at the luxury Time in Looe
Another cottage with stunning vistas, Time in Looe stands on a hill overlooking the fishing port of Looe. Its deck is an idyllic spot for an afternoon coffee if it is mild enough on those winter days. Take a boat to the Looe Island and embark on treks through the Kilminorth Woods. Inside, the living area is adorned with luxury furnishings, and a large sofa and log fire.
Treat the family to a stay at Cove View
To conclude our list of 8 holiday rentals to book in Cornwall for next winter, we introduce Cove View. With five bedrooms, this home will be a perfect spot for you to spend a holiday with friends or a large family. It has a grassy garden for outdoor activities on less-freezing days, and a log fire inside to warm you back up to room temperature in an instant. Relax on the big sofas in front of the TV and cook up a meal in the open-plan kitchen.