The Quirkiest Holiday Cottages for a Unique Cornish Getaway
18 April 2018
Looking for somewhere a bit different for your Cornish getaway? We’ve rounded up the quirkiest stand-out self-catering accommodation the area, including unique coastal gems, utterly eccentric rural retreats and architectural wonders.
Take a peek at these peculiar places to stay, and book your quirky Cornish getaway today.
Anchor Warehouse - Penryn
Falmouth Holiday Homes
This beautiful grade II listed warehouse building has been transformed into a luxurious loft style retreat, combining cool architectural features with quirky modern design and contemporary art. French doors open onto a pretty waterside cobbled terrace area with pot plants and a café-style table and chairs, the perfect place to enjoy breakfast, an afternoon cocktail, or evening drinks while watching the sun go down over the wharf.
Located at the head of the Penryn River and enjoying views across the water, Anchor Warehouse property is perfectly positioned to enjoy the ancient pirate town of Penryn, the beautiful beaches of Falmouth and, of course, the exceptional sailing waters of the Fal River.
Favourite quirky feature; Walk-in wardrobe / dressing room with motion-sensor lighting.
Best for; Those with an eye for impeccable design looking to relax, or perhaps entertain in an impressive, super chic pad.
English Heritage Self Catering Cottages
Travel through time and immerse yourself in history by staying at Pendennis- where else can you enjoy a 16th century castle in your own backyard!
Built in the early 1900s Callie’s Cottage combines history with modern day style and comfort. This beautiful stone cottage takes its name from Callie Saxty – the castle’s former operations manager who lived here for 24 years.
Situated at the heart of the English Heritage site, with two beautifully presented bedrooms, and sweeping views of the Cornish coast Callie’s Cottage is a truly unique place to stay.
Favourite quirky feature; Guests have free of charge access to all English Heritage sites for the duration of their stay.
Best for; History buffs, or those just wanting to live like a royal for the weekend.
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Calamansac Sail Loft- Helford River
Cornish Holiday Cottages
The Calamansac Sail Loft is a truly extraordinary home, nestled amongst 50 acres of ancient woodland on the Helford River.
This five star retreat is the ultimate in open plan living, superbly equipped and tastefully furnished throughout with four bedrooms, three bath/shower rooms and state of the art kitchen.
The floor to ceiling, gable end windows stretch across the first floor living area, overlooking the sheltered waters of Helford River - maximising the breathtaking view. You can enjoy eating al fresco on the balcony in spring/summer, and close to the roaring log burner in winter!
Aswell as being incredibly stylish, the Calamansac Sail Loft has also been thoughtfully designed making it accessible for all, including wheelchair users.
Favourite quirky feature; Access to not one but two private beaches.
Best for;Kayakers, dinghy sailors and those looking for a real 'Swallows and Amazons' style retreat.
King Harry Glamping- Feock
Just a stone's throw from the Fal River (in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, don't you know) King Harry Glamping offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle.
Guests enjoy the the whole site to themselves, with a state of the art Ecopod, a small stone cottage, a greenhouse and vegetable patch. Getting away from it all really doesn't get any better than this.
Favourite quirky feature; Guests have FREE use of our kayaks to explore the Fal River and the creeks that surround it.
Best for; Those who are wild at heart but love a few home comforts.
Bosinver Farm Cottages
One of a selection of individually designed, superbly equipped cottages at Bosinver Farm, Lowen is really a cut above the rest. The name, Lowen, stands for ‘low energy’ – but it’s also Cornish for happy (cute!). Reminiscent of a ‘Grand Designs’ project, Lowen is a zero carbon, energy self-sufficient building created using traditional methods of construction. It’s earthy and organic, almost as if it might have grown out of the ground.
Centrally located, Lowen provides the ideal base for exploring Cornwall or simply stay put and discover the Bosinver magic, where there is so much to enjoy, you could easily spend a week without venturing off site.
Favourite quirky feature; Your own hot tub in the garden.
Best for; Large families, hen parties or groups of friends looking for a totally unique, indulgent self-catering holiday experience.
Moonrakers - St Mawes
St Mawes Retreats
A seriously luxury holiday home, Moonrakers combines contemporary living with space, comfort and tranquillity and with breathtaking sea views. Set in magnificent gardens and with breathtaking sea views Moonrakers can accommodate up to 12 guests in exclusive style! This stunning detached house is situated in a quiet lane, 5 minutes from St Mawes Castle. The interiors are contemporary and practically designed and laid out to create the perfect holiday house.
Favourite quirky feature; A dedicated Games Room with table tennis table and pool table.
Best for; Large families and groups looking for luxury self catering accommodation in Cornwall.