Where to Stay Cornwall

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Bed & breakfast



Althea House, 64 Church St., Padstow

Set in the oldest part of town opposite the Church this B&B has all the latest mod cons, and comfy bedrooms, too. No children or pets. 

01841 532579   altheahouse-padstow.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Ardensawah Farm, St Levan

Ardensawah is a busy working farm with dairy and beef cattle, wheat and barley, that extends to 700-acres.The bedrooms are tastefully decorated and afford fine sea views. Wifi. Family room. No pets. 

01736 871520   porthcurnofarmholidays.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Beacon Crag, Nr Porthleven

Set high on the headland in 5-acres this 1887 house is in a spectacular position close to the coastal footpath. The bedrooms are modern and bright and open all year. 

01326 573690   beaconcrag.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Buttervilla Farm, Polbathic, Nr St Germans

Eco-friendly, organic farm of 15 acres. The dècor is contemporary and comfortable, the showers are solar heated. Dinner is by arrangement. Most vegetables are home grown. Wi-Fi access. 

01503 230315   buttervilla.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Chyheira, Ruan Minor, The LIzard

Substantial house provides 4-star B&B with all the mod cons and more; WiFi, digital tv, power showers etc. 

01326 290343 chyheira.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Collon Barton, Lerryn

Fortress-like country house, high on a hill (like a lonely goatsherd, lahee-ho, lay-hee-ho lay he he...) overlooks a pastoral landscape of pastures green and emerald. Family portraits of the Grenville-Fortescues adorn the walls, the furnishings and bedrooms are comfortable and understated. Ideal centre for circular walks, canoeing and biking (from the village). 

01208 872908   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Coombeshead Farm, Nr Launceston

Bed and Breakfast with a difference set within 65-glorious acres of pastoral bliss. Chefs Tom and April showcase their culinary and hospitality skills by inviting you into their kitchen as they cook you your evening meal. 

01566 782009   coombesheadfarm.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Coswarth House, 12 Dennis Rd., Padstow

Escape the hustle and bustle of Padstow to this historic house affording breathtaking views across the Camel Estuary. This luxurious and friendly B&B provides charm, style and delicious breakfasts. 

07907 626084   coswarthhouse.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Downs Barn Farm, Penwith

Two luxurious double-bedrooms, lounge and dining room are on hand for your benefit, as is the superb location just a short distance from the spectacular coastline and Minack Theatre. 

01736 810295   downsbarnfarm.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Ednovean Farm,  Perranuthnoe 

This is luxury B&B. Three gorgeous bedrooms decorated in designer fabrics. Immaculate bathrooms. Italian garden. A visit to their website will seduce you and lure you to Ednovean. 

01736 711883   ednoveanfarm.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


11 Sea View Terrace, St Ives

Neat, luxurious and immaculately turned out little B&B. Your host has a passion for art and it shows. The walls are festooned with bright, colourful paintings only matched by the fabulous view you get of St Ives from here. Self-catering apartment nearby. 

01736 798440   11stives.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject

Halzephron House, Gunwalloe

“The Views Are To Live And Die For.” This was quite a statement by a literary visitor, and his friends (AA Milne, JM Barrie, et al). Few would argue with them. Halzephron looks over Mount’s Bay, and is crossed by the coastal footpath. The Tower Room has its own separate entrance to a lounge, bathroom and double bedroom and can be described as contemporary, quirky and arty. The sunsets are quite magnificent.  The breakfasts are foodie-specials.

07899 925816  halzephronhouse.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Hay Barton, Tregony

Just the perfect accommodation for groups of four. The house is split into two, so the B&B area of two (light and airy) bedrooms is separate from the main house. All the fabrics are Cath Kidston and Colefax & Fowler, thebeds are zip-link doubles, the breakfasts of yoghurt, grenola and farm eggs are made on the premises. Tennis Court. Wi-Fi. 

01872 530288   haybarton.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Hen House, Tregarne, The Lizard

If you seek solitude and meadows of wild flowers and wish to escape from this mad world, the Hen House may be just the place for you.  Self-catering barn. No children u-12. 

01326 280236   thehenhouse-cornwall.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Highcliffe Guest House, 22 Melvill Rd., Falmouth

This is a luxurious, family-run B&B in a smart, contemporary- furnished Edwardian villa. Perhaps, more like an intimate hotel. 

01326 314466   highcliffefalmouth.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Little Roseland B&B, Treworga

A delightful C18 Cornish house surrounded by an enchanting garden. Your hostess, Didi Vernon Miller has brought all her interior design skills to bear on the gorgeous bedrooms. Quite a find. 

 01872 501243   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Lower Barn B&B, St Ewe

Fabulous bedrooms, fully equipped gym, chill out rooms, therapies on hand, bubbling hot tubs and hedonistic indulgences, and all set within beautiful Cornish countryside. There is also The Hideaway an authentic Romany caravan, a bolthole to hide in and to rediscover your taste for adventure. Opposite, your ablutions are safe in a modern bathroom. 

01726 844881 lowerbarn.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Merthen Manor, Helford Estuary

The Vyvyans have lived in this fortified manor for 300-years. Surrounded by 100-acres of woodland overlooking the ethereal Helford River. B&B is Country House, old-school charm, in style. Child friendly. Barns to let. Tennis Court. 

01326 340664   merthenmanor.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Old Temperance House, St Keverne

500-year old house full of character sits beside the church in this pretty village. Decorated with bright and colourful bedrooms and all the pre-requisites for modern life. No dogs or children u-12. 

01326 280986   oldtemperancehouse.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Padstow Townhouse, 16-18 High Street

Six lavish over the top luxurious suites to slumber in and assuage your guilty hedonism. There’s a pantry to feast on if you prefer to lie in con amore. Failing that you can book into Paul Ainsworth’s No. 6 restaurant or party down at Rojano’s for pizza and pasta. 

01841 550950   paul-ainsworth.co.uk/padstow-townhouse  Photography: Supplied By Subject


Park Farmhouse, Washaway

A luxurious B&B situated on the beautiful Pencarrow Estate. Here you can take part in a well organised hunt for local game, learn to cook game at the hands-on Cookery School under the stewardship of Mark Devonshire (formally of Rick Stein’s Restaurant and Cookery School), or just enjoy the experience of being a Lord of the Manor. 

01208 841519   parkfarmhousewadebridge.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Rame Barton B&B & Pottery

A delightful C18 farmhouse close to the coast path, and equiped with crisp linen sheets and comfy beds. Self-catering, weddings and cream teas, as well as Paul Cardew’s ceramic pots and teapots. 

 01752 822789   ramebarton.co.uk  Photography: Supplied By Subject


Reddivallen, Trevalga, Nr Boscastle

Farmhouses don’t come more solid than this one. It’s straight out of Poldark! The Brewers breed fine Hereford cattle and produce organic beef on their 300-acre farm. The bedrooms are bright and comfortable enjoying splendid views. 

01840 250854   redboscastle.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Rick Steins, Padstow

They have 40 plush bedrooms scattered around Padstow; in the Seafood Restaurant, St Petroc’s Hotel, St Edmunds House, Rick Stein’s Café, Bryn Cottage and Prospect House. All have crisp linen, superb bathrooms and indulgent beds. The ultimate Restaurant with Rooms experience. 

01841 532700   rickstein.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Roundhouse Barn B&B, St Just in Roseland

Luxurious B&B for adults over 15 who seek the latest techno wizardry, King-size beds, cream teas and quiet. No pets or children. 

01872 580038   roundhousebarnholidays.co.uk    Photography: Supplied By Subject


Sheviock Barton, Nr St Germans

Spacious old farmhouse epitomises the good life symbolised by the oak beams and flagstone floors of the kitchen. You can relax in your bedroom, the sitting room, games room or large gardens. 

01503 230793   sheviockbarton.co.uk    Photography: Supplied By Subject


The Old Parsonage, Forrabury, Boscastle

This is an elegant Georgian property providing 5-star quality B&B, art courses, and spacious bedrooms of great style and comfort. Out of High Season evening meals are an option. 

01840 250339   old-parsonage.com    Photography: Supplied By Subject


The Old Rectory, St Juliot, Boscastle

This is where Thomas Hardy (poet and novelist) met his beloved Emma Gifford who later became his wife, and where he returned on her death to write some of his greatest poetry. If you seek a luxurious B&B with Green credentials and literary connections, none better.  

01840 250225  stjuliot.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


The Old Vicarage, Morwenstow

To gauge the RS Hawker Experience you must stay here in his former home. Your hosts are a mine of information. Comfortable B & B with mounds of home cooking. Carrow’s Stable to let. 

01288 331369  rshawker.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


The Rosemary B&B, Gyllyngvase Terrace, Falmouth

A smart Edwardian town house, (comfortably furnished) designed by Ethel Mary Charles, England’s first female architect. Sea views, within walking distance of the town, and close to the Wood Lane and Tremough campuses. 

01326 314669 therosemary.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Trereife Park, Penzance

Queen Anne manor house and home to the Le Grice family whose descendant, Valentine Le Grice, was a poet and friend to the Romantics, Wordsworth and Coleridge. Fine plasterwork and wood panelling. The garden is classically Cornish with parterres and terraces. Accommodation. Open Su-F, Apr-Oct, 2-5. 

01736 362750   trereifepark.co.uk    Photography: Supplied By Subject


Trenderway Farm, Pelynt

The farm is 900-years old, the farming is of mixed arable, and the building is granite. The outside bedrooms are bright, and luxurious, and the breakfasts are organic and mammoth, the mood is tranquil. 

01503 272214   trenderwayfarm.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Trevadlock Manor, Lewannick

Overlooks the upper reaches of the beautiful Lynher Valley. A substantial L-shaped manor built in
1530. You have the choice of farmhouse style B&B or self- catering cottages on the Estate. 

01566 786970   trevadlockmanor.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Trevigue, Nr Crackington Haven

A solid C18 farmhouse (hamlet) on the North Cornish cliffs. With bright bedrooms, log fires and slate floors, all surround a cobbled courtyard. Restaurant. Self-catering. 

01840 230492   trevigue.com   Photography: Supplied By Subject


Trewornan Manor, Near Wadebridge

This is a class act. An award-winning B&B set in 25-acres with 8-acres of mature gardens. A stylish house with high ceilings, light and airy bedrooms adjoined
by luxurious bathrooms. Comfortable sitting rooms and special breakfasts, and most important, gracious hosts.

 01208 812359 trewornanmanor.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject


27 The Terrace, St Ives

If you seek beach views, an elegant, luxurious bedroom (there are 9), a private walled garden, and Wifi, et al.  

01736 797450   27theterrace.co.uk   Photography: Supplied By Subject