Cornwall is deservedly a well-loved UK holiday destination; a mild climate, stunning beaches and pretty fishing villages, cliffy coasts and numerous attractions, it offers a wonderful holiday cottage setting. For activities, try surfing in Newquay or St Ives; walk the prehistoric moors of Penwith, sail in St Mawes or Fowey, or cycle to Land’s End.
For sightseers, St Michael's Mount, the Lost Gardens of Heligan, the National Maritime Museum, Tate St Ives, King Arthur's Castle and Merlin's Cave in Tintagel, the Eden Project and Bodmin Moor form part of a huge range of fascinating days out.
But perhaps you are more interested in Cornwall's legendary coastline, in which case a choice of hundreds of beaches on Cornwall’s 250 miles of shore, ranging from hidden rocky coves to sweeping expanses of sand will meet your seaside needs; communities such as Megavissey, Padstow and St Austell provide good bases for holidays centred on the coastal life. Search the crème de la crème of Cornish cottages here.