Stretch your legs on the undulating coastal paths, dive into the Atlantic Ocean for an energising surf or recline by the fireside with a good book. However you choose to spend the October half term, we have the perfect property to suit. Here are our top 10 picks for an autumn escape to Cornwall.
Weaver's View, Polzeath
Sleeps 12, available for a week from 25 October
With impressive views across Polzeath Beach and towards Pentire Point, Weaver's View makes a stylish base for a family getaway. The crashing waves of Polzeath are just a short stroll away and in October sea temperatures are still ideal for a quick dip (without your wetsuit if you're brave enough!) After a day of fresh sea air retreat to Weaver's View, light the fire and warm up whilst admiring the views from the comfort of the plush sofas.
1 Lowenna Manor, Rock
Sleeps 8, available for a week from 15 and 22 October
Start your day with a short stroll across to Fee's Food where you can pick up fresh bread and homemade preserves for your holiday breakfast. After a leisurely breakfast, gather the family (and your four-legged friend) for a long coastal walk. At 1 Lowenna Manor you are within easy reach of a range of stunning walks. Set off down the Rock Road, across the soft sand of Rock Beach and on towards Daymer Bay, stopping for photo opportunities and to breathe in the fresh sea air along the way.
The Orchard, Rock
Sleeps 8, available for a week from 17 and 24 October
The Orchard is nestled on the banks of the Camel Estuary, within a private estate. Here you can escape the stresses of daily life and enjoy a slower pace of living. Wake up to bird song and the rustling of the trees before enjoying a morning coffee whilst admiring the beautiful views of the water. At Cant Farm you can fill your days with morning tennis tournaments on the on-site court and afternoons spent roaming the grounds.
Appleby, Daymer Bay
Sleeps 10, available for a week from 18 and 25 October
At Appleby you are ideally located for exploring lesser known Greenaway Beach. This beautiful sandy bay is only accessible by foot and is nestled between Polzeath and Daymer Bay. Head to Greenaway and rediscover the joy of rock pooling, the pools that line the shore are bursting with life and children will delight in meeting the underwater creatures. After a day of exploring the shoreline, retreat to Appleby and warm up with a hot chocolate beside the crackling wood burner.
Penquite House & Cottage, Port Isaac
Penquite House sleeps 6 (+6 in the annexe), available for a week from 17 October
Penquite Cottage sleeps 4, available for a week from 17 and 24 October
At Penquite you are within striking distance of the wild and beautiful North Cornish coastline. Spend your days exploring the charming and historic village of Port Isaac and the neighbouring cove of Port Gaverne. Whether you want to browse the shops, enjoy a leisurely lunch or get out on the water with Cornish Rock Tors, you will find plenty to keep the whole family occupied.
Buzza Vean, Rock
Sleeps 11 (+2 in the annexe), available for a week from 17 and 24 October
With five beautiful bedrooms in the main house and a further bedroom tucked away in the annexe, Buzza Vean is a grand and luxurious home with plenty of space for the whole family to relax. From leisurely holiday breakfasts, to afternoons playing hide and seek in the orchard, to evenings gathered around the fire, here you will create treasured family holiday memories.
Orchard House, Rock
Sleeps 10, available for a week from 18 October
At Orchard House you can enjoy the mesmerising views across the Camel Estuary and you are within easy reach of the golden sands of Rock Beach. Gather the family and enjoy long rambles across the sand and through the dunes towards Daymer Bay. On your return be sure to stop off at the Rock Inn for a delicious steamy hot chocolate to warm you up.
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Sleeps 6, available for a week from 18 and 25 October
Padilly is located just off the Rock Road and provides an ideal location for those who want to get out on the water. While away an afternoon sailing within the shelter of the Camel Estuary or get the adrenaline pumping with a wakeboarding session. Camel Sailing and Powerboat Centre and Camel Ski School are a short walk from Padilly have everything you need to get you out and exploring the Cornish coastline from a different perspective.
Sleeps 7 (+2 on sofa bed), available for a week from 19 and 26 October
Tucked away in a quiet spot but still within easy reach of Rock, Hawkers is a comfortable and stylish home from home. This dog-friendly pad is an ideal base for those that want to explore Porthilly and Rock. A ten-minute leisurely stroll takes you along a scenic footpath, through green fields and down to the secluded Porthilly Cove where you can take in the beautiful views across the estuary towards the bustling harbour town of Padstow.
Upper & Lower Pen-y-Bryn, Daymer Bay
Upper Pen-y-Bryn sleeps 8, available for a week from 17 October
Lower Pen-y-Bryn sleeps 5, available for a week from 17 October and 24 October
Upper Pen-y-Bryn and Lower Pen-y-Bryn combined can accommodate 13 guests and provides space for the whole family to relax and unwind whilst admiring the beautiful countryside views. Here you are ideally located to stroll across the green fields towards The Point Golf Course for a round of golf or hike along the coastal footpath to Daymer Bay.