Best Secluded Hideaways in Cornwall

Best Secluded Hideaways in Cornwall

We know that sometimes you want all the convenience of a hotel or the bustling life of a popular town but also that sometimes you just want to go somewhere quiet with your own space to relax and get away from it all in the Cornish countryside. Here at Cornwall Holidays, we have done the research so you don’t have to and handpicked some great secluded properties that are not in the main towns and that give you the privacy and peace you are craving.

Each property we have selected here in our guide has its own private outside space and of course parking. Most are outside of the main towns in small villages giving you the option to venture into the towns to explore or dine out. There are different options here depending on your party size and needs. All have self-catering facilities so you really can just retreat to these wonderful properties and enjoy all Cornwall has to offer on your own terms in your own space. 

Nursery Lodge, 5 Horizon View, Liskeard

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This fantastic Lodge is in the remote village of Dobwalls in between Bodmin moor and Liskeard. Ideal if you want to get away from the fast-paced city. Although there are other lodges on the grounds you have your own private area and outside space. There is an outdoor dining area and even a hot tub in this 5-star luxury escape.

The lodge itself is very well presented and has 2 bedrooms, meaning it can sleep up to 4 people. There is an en-suite and a family bathroom. There are also facilities like baby cribs available if you require. The living space is open plan and the kitchen has everything you will need including a dishwasher and cooking facilities. There is also free parking and WIFI as standard.

Dobwalls is quite centrally located in Cornwall as it is near the moor so near the A30 which gives you easy access right through the centre of Cornwall all the way down to Penzance. You can, therefore, plan your days either enjoying your immediate surroundings or travelling to enjoy some of the most popular attractions such as Eden Project which is 20 minutes away or the Lost Gardens of Heligan which is around 30 minutes away. The surrounding moors make for fantastic places to hike or cycle so there really is plenty to do or you can chill on the deck and in the hot tub. We recommend this place for a secluded getaway for you and your family.

The Old Cabbage Patch, Padstow

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This absolutely stunning property is set in the small village of Trevone, just outside Padstow. The village sits on a gorgeous beach and has a few local amenities such as a shop and a pub. There is a Tesco’s a few minutes up the road in Padstow if you want to go and get supplies or you could arrange for home delivery from Tesco’s before you arrive to get there when you do. This modern luxury house has 4 bedrooms and is totally private. It also includes a private terrace and has sea views.

Inside the house you will find a modern spacious house that will give you everything you need to enjoy your break in Cornwall. The modern kitchen dining area goes out onto the private patio area which is large and has different seating areas as well as sun lounger to soak up the sun and sea air. The kitchen is equipped with everything you need including a dishwasher and washing machine. 4 bedrooms including one with bunk beds and baby facilities available such as a cot bed.

Trevone has the perfect beach for families and children, there is a stream and a shallow bit of water perfect for little ones to play in without you worrying about the tide and the waves. Of course the sea is also there for those that want to swim or surf and it is absolutely gorgeous especially in the summer months. The water can get a turquoise colour and you could almost be anywhere in Europe when the sun comes out. There are some fantastic walks in the area too and Padstow is around the corner so you can enjoy some of the local cruising there if you like, they have many take away places too. A beautiful, yet private location and a modern well presented house for you to enjoy.

The Engine House, Truro

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This stunning complex of converted buildings is packed with gorgeous character. With amazing views of the river and only 2 miles away from the ocean, this gives you a real countryside feel when you stay. Each of the houses gives you 2 bedrooms and can sleep up to 4. The house features gorgeous beams and flawless decoration which you will definitely love.

Free parking and wifi come as standard here too and the kitchen is equipped with everything that you will need for your self-catering Cornish countryside stay. Beach days are just a short drive away and you are also close to the city of Truro, the capital of Cornwall which features many shops, restaurants and its famous Cathedral which dominates the skyline throughout the city.

The river offers boat trips but if you want to explore water sports then check out the nearest beaches and see what they offer as all are different. I recommend The Engine for those seeking a Cornish retreat and want to be able to relax in peace but also have plenty to door a short drive away  they fancy it.

Polgwedhen Lodge, Truro 

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Rustic and secluded, this lodge is set in an amazing country lake and is the only lodge on the property which means that you are literally on your own in this magical location. There is a farmhouse nearby but it does not overlook the lodge so you really can relax in your own private lake view lodge.

Free wifi and free parking are included so you are not totally in the wilderness. The lodge has a kitchen with oven and microwave and fridge and a separate bedroom with en-suite. Although secluded the beauty of this lodge is that you are only 4 miles away from the city of Truro which is the capital of Cornwall and you are also only 5 minutes away from St Agnes with its gorgeous beaches.

Right on your doorstep you have hiking, cycling, fishing, beach and water sports of all descriptions as well as a city not too far with a huge variety of restaurants and bars as well a whole host of take away restaurants for you to enjoy in your own private lake side lodge, or stock up at the Tesco store and have your own BBQ using the BBQ facilities on site. I would recommend this for couples of small families if you want that feeling of total seclusion but also to have some of the best of Cornwall on your doorstep.

Thatchings Cottage, Bude

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This gorgeous 3 bedroom cottage is a real Cornish dream. Thatchings near Bude has 3 bedrooms and can sleep up to 7 people. There is a private garden to enjoy and parking for 2 cars right on the property. This place has it all including real curb appeal with its white picket fence and curb appeal. This is a great property to rent if you want to get away from it all and have some privacy, it is not in a town but does have amenities close by.

Inside the cottage you will find 3 bedrooms and the capacity to sleep 7. The house is decorated and presented as you would imagine with gorgeous wooden beams and a cosy burner in the sitting room. The dining and kitchen area are open planned and the kitchen  has everything that you will need on your stay including washing machine and dishwasher. The garden has seating and a dining area too, so just bring yourselves. This property is dog friendly too so the whole family is welcome. Free wifi is also standard here.

The surrounding area is great for walking or cycling and the coast is not far if you wanted to visit the beach during your stay. There are many different attractions in Cornwall that you can drive to such as the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The beaches are the biggest draw though and near this property you have water sports such as surfing and windsurfing you can sign up for. There is a selection of supermarkets in Bude and something to consider would be to order a delivery before you arrive to get there when you do. This really is the perfect secluded little cottage in Cornwall.

Cornish Cottage, Liskeard

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This stunning grade 2 listed cottage is in a private no through lane and is a quiet and secluded dream for anyone looking to escape the rush of the city. The Cornish Cottage is near Liskeard so it is well placed to be able to enjoy various Cornish attractions. The cottage is charming and as you can imagine the decor is in keeping with the tradition of the property itself. There is free on site parking and a garden. In the garden you have outdoor seating and dining facilities as well as a BBQ that you can use to make a feast for you to enjoy in the private garden. 

The cottage has 2 bedrooms but there is a sofa bed as well so it comfortably sleeps 5 people, there is more good news as you can take your dogs with you on this Cornish retreat so the whole family can enjoy the peace and quiet. There is an open fire in the lounge which adds to this already quaint Cornish stay. The Kitchen diner has all that you will need for your stay including a coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine and cooking facilities. Free Wifi is standard too. There are also baby facilities such as cot beds or high chairs.

The Cottage is near Looe which is a charming seaside town set on a harbour where you can enjoy plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. The cottage is not really far from plenty of different attractions such as the coast, the Eden Project or the beaches of Newquay and Watergate bay, you can be in most of these places within 30 minutes in the car. Such a great location for cycling and hiking as it is close to Bodmin Moor. You can also enjoy water sports and boat trips so there really is something for the whole family.

Scandi Cabin on a Hill, Ludgvan

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This secluded little cabin offers stunning panoramic views of the rolling Cornish Countryside. Set in the small village of Ludgvan you will benefit from the quiet atmosphere and really take in the relaxed Cornish way of life. It is only 3 miles away from Penzance so not far to go to get essential shopping or have an explore of the beautiful coastline. The cabin itself has an outside terrace and patio area with views over the countryside.

The inside of the cabin has a lounge area with log burner for those cooler cosy Cornish evenings. There is 1 bedroom but there is a sofa bed in the lounge. The kitchen has everything you need from a coffee machine to a dishwasher and cooking facilities. There is free wifi and parking here too. A great place for a couples retreat or for a small family to really relax in this peaceful setting.

Brilliantly positioned between Penzance and St Ives you have so much on your doorstep here. The cabin itself is set in beautiful countryside. You can walk or cycle here as much as you want. A short car journey will bring you to the popular and gorgeous seaside town of St Ives where you can enjoy a variety of activities from swimming to surfing to fishing. Penzance is not too far away either and neither is Land’s End just 10 miles. The Minack Theatre is also just 10 miles away, I highly recommend checking this out either during the day or for a show in the evening. I would highly recommend this little haven for couples and small families.

Hendra, Bodmin

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This quiet setting is ideal for anyone wanting to have a Cornish retreat. Set in the village of Bugle near Bodmin, this former farmhouse has 4 bedrooms and as you can see plenty of outside space for you to spread out and enjoy. The farmhouse has amazing views of the Cornish countryside for you to enjoy during your stay. Also, pets are allowed here so perfect for your 4 legged friends to have loads of outside space to play in.

The inside of the house is quaint and in keeping with the farmhouse heritage of this property. There are 4 bedrooms so plenty of space for large families or groups of friends. Hendra can sleep up to 7 guests. There is a beautiful fireplace in the lounge area for those chillier evenings, there is a kitchen and dining area with everything that you will need including a washing machine. Free parking and wifi come as standard here too.

Bugle is close to Bodmin and is very well located in Cornwall so that you are actually not too far from most things. The A30 is close and this goes the entire length of Cornwall so use this to explore. Eden project is not far at all, around 10 minutes and you are close to the moors, perfect for walking and cycling as well as taking the dog out. There are also beaches not too far as you are around 20 minutes from the popular holiday resort of Newquay which has 7 beaches for you to choose from just in that one town. Here you can find water sports and fishing and many other attractions. A great central location and perfect for families.

The Cottage, Fowey

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This delightful little cottage near Fowey is an ideal location if you want somewhere quiet and near the sea. The grounds that the property is set in are beautiful and you can enjoy your own patio, garden, outside dining and BBQ facilities at The Cottage. There are 3 bedrooms and the Cottage sleeps up to 5 people.

Inside the Cottage you will find some fantastic features such as a fireplace, a dishwasher, washing machine and inside garage parking. There is a lounge area and this is where the fireplace is. The roomy kitchen also has a dining table and has that quaint cottage feeling throughout.  There is no room for cot beds though in this property so if you have babies or toddlers you may want to consider that but this is ideal for families otherwise or large groups.

Fowey is one of the most desirable areas in Cornwall. The town itself sits on the banks of the River Fowey and has some amazing dining options with incredible views and fresh delicious Cornish produce. This property is well placed for walking, cycling and is close to Fowey and the water so you can enjoy water sports, fishing and boat trips up the River Fowey. This really will give you a great secluded location where you can enjoy some of the best Cornwall has to offer.

By The Byre, Bude

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This little haven is in a perfect position just 600 yards from Summerleaze Beach. The property is down a quiet country lane and overlooks the River Neat and the Bude Canal, so you really have some amazing views and scenery on your doorstep from rivers to Sea and countryside. You can enjoy the outside with your own patio and relax here in the evenings undisturbed with just a glass of wine and the views.

The holiday home has 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 4 people. There are also cot beds and high chairs available on request. By the Byre is a barn conversion and has stunning high ceilings and an open plan aspect. This is great for small families or couples to enjoy this unique property. The kitchen has a log burning stove and you have everything you will need including a dishwasher and a washing machine. The barn conversion is also dog friendly so no one will be left behind from your trip to Cornwall.

You can walk into Bude within 5 minutes and there are lots of bars, restaurants and shops you can enjoy. Also there are many attractions in Bude you use such as the beach, the canal, golf, swimming, tennis and other activities. Water sports are a firm favourite in Cornwall as well as fishing and boat trips. You will be able to find everything you need in and around this area. I recommend this for a quiet getaway with your small family or your partner.

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