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.
1 Lowenna Manor, Rock
Sleeps 8, available for a week from 15 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.
Save 20% on October half term, a week's holiday was £1,895 now just £1,516.
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 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.
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.
Upper Pen-y-Bryn, Daymer Bay
Upper Pen-y-Bryn sleeps 8, available for a week from 17 October
Upper Pen-y-Bryn can accommodate 8 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.
Cribba, Port Isaac
Sleeps 6, available for a week from 19 and 26 October
At Cribba you are perfectly positioned for exploring the beautiful and dramatic North Cornish coastline. With your four-legged friend in tow, challenge yourself to the undulating route from Port Quin to Port Isaac. Once in Port Isaac reward yourself with a cold pint of beer or a chilled glass of wine at The Golden Lion whilst overlooking the pretty harbour.
1 The Sands, Polzeath
Sleeps 8, available for a week from 18 October
Immerse yourself in the Polzeath surfing lifestyle this October half term with a stay at 1 The Sands. Here you are just a short stroll from the beach, spend your days riding the waves before retreating to 1 The Sands afterwards for warming hot chocolates by the fireside.
Fifty Little Trelyn, Rock
Sleeps 10, available for a week from 17 October
This contemporary and colourful property is perfectly positioned for exploring Rock and Padstow. Head to the Blue Tomato Cafe for a hearty breakfast overlooking the Camel Estuary before hopping on the passenger ferry across to Padstow. The charming harbour town of Padstow has independent shops, galleries and delicatessens to explore.
2 The Old Bakehouse, Port Isaac
Sleeps 4, available for a week from 19 October
Tucked away in the very centre of Port Isaac, this cute apartment is the ideal base for exploring Port Isaac and its excellent restaurants. From cream teas at Chapel Cafe to seafood feasts at Nathan Outlaw's Fish Kitchen, there is plenty of delicious local food to be sampled and all within a hop, skip and jump from 2 The Old Bakehouse.