Morning swims with just the birds for company, breathtaking coastal walks and evenings spent cooking over an open fire. A slower pace of life awaits you in Cornwall this September and we have selected ten properties that are perfect for an early autumn getaway.
Polzeath, sleeps 9
Clifden is the ultimate coastal retreat. From here Polzeath Beach and Baby Bay are just a short stroll away. Make the most of the September surf and head down to Baby Bay with your bellyboard to enjoy a refreshing sunset surf after a day of exploring the coast. Undiscovered by many, Baby Bay is a haven of tranquillity and in the quieter months you can often have the beach all to yourself.
Clifden is offering up to 15% off stays this September so snap up a week from just £1,300.
The Port House
Port Isaac, sleeps 8
At The Port House, you will be within easy walking distance of some of Cornwall's best restaurants. Restaurant Nathan Outlaw is just around the corner. On a sunny September evening you can enjoy stunning views across Port Isaac Bay all the way towards Tintagel whilst dining on the finest locally caught seafood. If you are looking for a less formal restaurant Outlaw's Fish Kitchen is also within easy reach and the Port Gaverne Restaurant and Hotel is an excellent spot for lunch with a view.
Polzeath, sleeps 6
Drum Fish is just a hop skip and jump from the Polzeath surf. Here you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the balcony (whilst keeping an eye on the surf conditions) before jumping in the Atlantic Ocean for an energising surf. Whether you are a complete beginner or hoping to improve your wave riding, George's Surf School and Wavehunters offer lessons suitable for everyone.
Rock, sleeps 13
At Buzza Vean you have everything you could need for a restful September holiday. This beautiful home is surrounded by lush gardens and has a private heated outdoor swimming pool (open until 26 September). Start your day with a few laps of the pool before enjoying breakfast al fresco on the patio with just the birds for company. During the day explore nearby Rock and catch the ferry across to Padstow to meander around the narrow streets and enjoy the lively atmosphere of this pretty fishing village.
1 The Sands
Polzeath, sleeps 8
Located in Polzeath but within easy reach of Daymer Bay via the coastal footpath, 1 The Sands is perfectly located for those who love to explore Cornwall on foot. Pack a picnic and head out for a day of stomping along the rugged Cornish coastline. You can choose to head North towards Pentire Point and The Rumps or South towards Daymer Bay and Rock, both routes offer stunning views across the sparkling Atlantic Ocean.
Polzeath, sleeps 10
If your ideal holiday is full of long lazy days on the beach and fine dining in the evenings, then you will love Seahouse. This stylish home is just a short stroll from Polzeath Beach and its many excellent restaurants. We love heading to Surfside for a delicious seafood dinner as the setting sun sets the sky alight with oranges and pinks. As darkness fall head to the Rum Bar (tucked away behind Surfside) to sip cocktails whilst sharing tales of the day gone by with loved ones.
Chy An Brea
Daymer Bay, sleeps 10
Enjoy stunning views of Brea Hill and Daymer Bay from Chy An Brea. This magnificent, modern home is perfectly placed for exploring Daymer Bay, Polzeath and Rock. Spend lazy days paddling in the calm estuary waters of Daymer Bay or for some adrenaline fuelled fun head to Camel Ski School in Rock. In September sea temperatures are at their warmest so it's the perfect time to try one of the many water sports that Camel Ski School offer.
Chy An Brea is offering 15% off September holidays with a week's holiday now starting from just £1,696.
Polzeath, sleeps 8
Located right in the heart of Polzeath, Seabreeze is a stylish and modern base for exploring Polzeath and the surrounding area. The golden sands of Polzeath is just a stone's throw away, perfect for surfers. For those that prefer to be on the water rather than in, head out on the Wavehunter's Sea Safari. Setting off from Rock this power boat trip will take you up the stunning Camel Estuary and out into the Atlantic be sure to keep your eyes peeled for seals, dolphins, and seabirds.
Port Isaac, sleeps 6
Challenge yourself this September and explore the undulating North Cornish coastline. At Cribba, the South West Coast Path is within easy reach and there are some spectacular routes to walk. Head into Port Isaac and join the footpath that leads you south towards Polzeath or north towards Tintagel, both directions offer breathtaking views. On your return journey treat yourself to a well-earned drink in one the many cosy Port Isaac pubs. Savour your drink whilst watching the boats coming and going in the harbour.
Polzeath, sleeps 8 adults plus 2 children
Enjoy a tranquil Polzeath from this contemporary beach house this September. Polzeath is famous for its spectacular sunsets to make the most of this beautiful time of day, a beach barbecue is a lovely way to end the day and gets you a front row seat for the sunset. Choose a spot on Polzeath or Baby Bay and enjoy cooking al fresco as the sun dips below the horizon and sky is flooded with colour.