Discover a selection of 9,000 vacation rentals in Cornwall, GB that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and kitchens. Prices start at $184 per night, and cottages and houses are popular options for a stay in Cornwall. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Cornwall: an ancient Celtic land

This ancient Celtic peninsula is a windswept land of cliff-flanked sandy beaches, starkly beautiful moorland and meadows filled with blooming wildflower. The age-old industry of mining may have had its day, but during the summer the county thrives on tourism, with vacationing families who come for a little seaside break away from the big cities. If you stay in a Cornwall vacation rental, you can expect the ruins of ancient castles, stately homes and English gardens, not to mention some of the best surf in the country and the renowned domes of the Eden Project.

Things to do

Ancient ruins in Cornwall

One of the county's draws is the plentiful National Trust properties and gardens. You won't have to drive far from your Cornwall vacation rental to visit one of the stately homes surrounded by manicured English gardens. The list of attractions in Cornwall is exhaustive, but there are some standouts you shouldn't miss. The 700-year-old ruins of Tintagel Castle look like they came straight out of Games of Thrones, while the windswept Land's End looks out over the Atlantic and is England's most westerly point. The botanical gardens housed in the Eden Project's biomes are reason enough to visit Cornwall.


Hit the surf in Cornwall

When you stay in a Cornwall vacation rental along the coast, you can make the most of the county's long list of activities. If you charter one of the yachts in the harbor, you could take it for a spin out at sea or join one of the sailing schools to learn how. Cornwall is Britain's premier surfing location and whether you're new to the sport or a seasoned pro, you'll find consistently good waves rolling up onto its shores. Off the water, the fun doesn't stop. There are some gorgeous coastal walks that wind around Cornwall's beautiful shoreline.


For consistent weather in Cornwall, summer's best

Weather-wise, you're always throwing the dice when you visit British shores but if you're looking for the most consistently good sunshine, try scoring a Cornwall vacation rental between July and August. If you catch it right, the Cornish summers can be glorious. If you don't mind a drop in the temperature, you could always try spring or fall and skip the summer crowds. The beaches might not be as appealing, but the attractions are always on-hand and if the heavens open, you could always dive into one of the cozy country pubs for a pint and a bite to eat.

Natural features

Soaring peregrine falcons in Cornwall

Cornwall has a long and varied list of wildlife which thrive around the waterways, the moorland and the coasts. In spring, the meadows burst into color as the wildflower blooms and makes for the best season for spotting critters. Soaring peregrine falcons are not uncommon, nor are the rock doves in the county's towns. If you're walking, look out for colorful butterflies and dragonflies, particularly on the warm summer days and be careful not to step on hedgehogs that roll up along the footpaths. Down along the coast, seals congregate on the pebble beaches and rocks, while enormous basking sharks can be seen out at sea.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Cornwall

The nearest airport is in Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), located 7.9 mi (12.8 km) from the city center.

If you prefer to travel by train, Roche Station, Bugle Station and Luxulyan Station are the main stations in the area.

How many vacation rentals are available around Cornwall, GB?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 9,201 vacation rentals around Cornwall. From 4,799 cottage rentals to 2,386 house rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a seaside property in Cornwall?

If you go crazy for seaside horizons and the sound of ebbing waves, you're in luck! Luckily, there are 3,299 beachside vacation rentals to whisk yourself away to. Want to try something else? See if any of our other properties tick your boxes. Our range here includes:

  • 2,248 beach vacation rentals.
  • 2,092 rural vacation rentals.
  • 1,517 village vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Cornwall?

Instead of staying in a cookie-cutter, chain hotel room this vacation, you could go for a whole house. You'll feel like you're part of the neighborhood before you know it! There are 3,833 options currently available on Vrbo. Prices start at $46 a night. If that doesn't agree with your squad's taste, we have a range of other property types to select from, such as:

  • Cottage: 3,489 vacation homes. Prices start from $41 per night.
  • Apartment: 1,314 vacation homes. Prices start from $51 per night.
  • Barn: 449 vacation homes. Prices start from $69 per night.

Can I stay in Cornwall in a large group?

Nothing beats meeting up with old work friends or spending a week or so with extended family in a terrific new locale. What's best, Vrbo has options to suit. The leading option for big groups here are house vacation homes, and you'll find 864 currently listed. If you're wanting to stay in a big group, the vacation properties that will suit your needs include:

  • If yours is a crew of 6, we have 2,237 vacation homes suitable for that size. Book a night for as little as $61.
  • If you have 8 in your party, you'll be delighted to discover that there are 813 vacation homes that are perfect. You can book one for as little as $61 a night.
  • Seeking properties for rent catering to 5 people? You'll be happy to discover we have 735 that'll be ideal. You can bag one for as little as $69 a night.

You and your crew will be well catered to when you plan your Cornwall adventure through us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Cornwall?

Give the flick to boring cookie-cutter hotel chains! Appreciate the freedom of staying like a local in a value-packed rental instead. Get a load of the incredible options that can be secured now on Vrbo. Falmouth is a magnet for bargain hunters. And with 774 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $185 a night, it isn't hard to see why. You'll find another 1,327 Vrbo rentals waiting for you in or around Fowey. The average price in this area is $202 per night.

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