5 of the most impressive large houses to rent in Cornwall holiday cottages


5 of the most impressive large houses to rent in Cornwall

Elianne Reed 22 July 2020

If you happen to be planning the family holiday or that all-important friends' reunion this year and don't know where to start, we're here to help. You've already chosen the most important part - location - and now you just need a house that will impress. You don't want any old house for this long-awaited vacation - you'll want something a little different: maybe a property with superb facilities such as swimming pools, hot tubs and fabulous views. If it's situated in acres of grounds or a stone's throw from the beach, all the better. Our large properties in Cornwall have all of these and more.

We've handpicked five large holiday homes in Cornwall that will make the perfect base for your next escape - if you want to see our full collection, just click below.


Sleeps 10 | Polruan, Cornwall

Looking for somewhere that’s going to leave your guests speechless? We've found it for you with this luxury coastal house just yards from the beach and harbour in Polruan. You'll love the combination of eclectic style, timeless design and opulent furnishings throughout the property. The incredible view over Polruan and across the river to Fowey is a huge draw for guests, and with many of the rooms and outside terraces taking full advantage of this exclusive outlook.

Balmy summer evenings should be spent relaxing and socialising outside, with a dip in the hot tub a requisite before bed – this is perhaps the best seat in the house to make the most of the views here. If it’s too early to turn in, head down to the games room on the lower ground floor for a spot of pool to end the day.

The wow factor:

  • The stylish and opulent interiors
  • The view from the hot tub
  • A games room for extra entertainment

Sea Valley Regent House

Sleeps 18 | Looe, Cornwall

Sea Valley Regent House Cornwall

Like something out of a Jane Austin novel, this impressive Victorian manor house with its pretty Georgian-style sash windows will set the scene for your very own TV adaptation. Bring up to 18 guests to enjoy this delightful property where you can enjoy proper country living - wander the grounds, take pre-dinner drinks in the formal drawing room and challenge your guests to a cheeky game of pool in the traditional games room. 

Sea Valley Regent House hot tub Cornwall

Set in 55 acres of rolling countryside, you’ll have access to the many amenities of the holiday park that the property is situated on. A heated swimming pool, bubbling hot tub and pool sun terrace will make days at home a fun alternative to exploring the nearby fishing villages, although if you prefer a little privacy, the house has its very own hot tub for a secret dip. A spacious conservatory opening out to a wraparound terrace and gardens gives you the choice of eating in or dining alfresco, depending on your mood and the great British weather.

Sea Valley Regent House trio Cornwall

The wow factor:

  • Set in 55 acres of beautiful Cornwall countryside
  • Access to a shared indoor heated swimming pool
  • Wraparound terraces for al fresco living and dining


Sleeps 10 | Portreath, Cornwall

MIners Cornwall

You’ll truly leave the world behind when you come to stay at this restful retreat on the north Cornwall coast. Blessed with a striking reverse-level layout, this wooden designer home will find you living among the treetops and effortlessly sinking back into nature within minutes. The top floor, accessed by a spiral staircase, is truly the highlight - a huge open-plan social space that runs the length of the house, it even has a glass-fronted balcony at one end to make the most of the gorgeous views.

Miners balcony Cornwall

Outside living really comes easily in this property. On the middle floor, sink into the hot tub on the decked terrace, gaze over the surrounding gardens from the master bedroom balcony or step out onto the patio from the lower floor bedrooms for a morning stretch. If you can bear to venture outside of your wooden bubble, you’ll find yourself lost in over 60km of traffic-free mineral tramways with breathtaking views at every step - a great walk with the dogs if you are bringing any furry family members with you.

Miners trio Cornwall

The wow factor:

  • Reverse-level layout for treetop views
  • Designer wood burner to keep toasty and warm
  • Middle floor terrace with bubbling hot tub

Old Orchard House

Sleeps 10 | Launceston, Cornwall

Old Orchard House Cornwall

Set in a remote hamlet on the Devon and Cornwall border lies this handsome period property, ready and waiting for a family or group of friends to gather together to celebrate a special occasion. Styled beautifully with slate tiles, exposed stone and glass throughout, the property is furnished with a mix of traditional pieces, industrial-chic touches and luxurious soft furnishings. Five sumptuous bedrooms in cool tones offer blissful nights of sleep, with a fabulous master suite accessible via its own private staircase.

Old Orchard House interior Cornwall

Settle back in the huge open-plan living space in front of the roaring wood burner as the cold Cornish nights draw in. A wall of sliding glass windows invites the countryside inside, so you'll be sure to get that al fresco feeling whatever the weather brings. Outside, a tiered country garden and rolling hills complete the look, and that's not all. Sitting prettily in the grounds is a delectable little garden cottage which features a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom and mini kitchen area for those guests who like a little privacy.

Old Orchard House trio Cornwall

The wow factor:

  • Gorgeous garden cottage studio for two guests
  • Cool, contemporary designer style
  • Roll-top copper bath for pampering sessions

Pendennis House

Sleeps 25 | Falmouth, Cornwall

Looking for somewhere that will tick all the boxes for a big group holiday? Then gather together in this large house, just 300 meters from the beach and within walking distance to the waterside town of Falmouth. Come to celebrate a glittering occasion with friends or book the much-awaited annual getaway with all the family - whatever your reason to stay, you'll enjoy impeccable design, entertaining spaces and proximity to some of the most fabulous surfing beaches in Cornwall.

This delightful house goes big on luxury extras too! Enjoy the heated indoor pool and relax in your own private hot tub. Families will love a healthy dose of competition in the well-stocked games room. Complete with a pool table, air hockey, table tennis, toys and board games, there is something to entertain all ages.

The wow factor:

  • A well-stocked games room with something for all ages
  • A heated indoor swimming pool
  • Private hot tub for nights under the stars

Looking for more large holiday homes in Cornwall to choose from? Have a look at our full collection of self-catering accommodation in Cornwall for your next getaway. We have large luxury houses to rent, the ideal group accommodation for that surfing or walking holiday. Or why not check out our large holiday homes in Cornwall with a pool for those days when the beach isn't enough? Whatever you are looking for, you'll find it here in Cornwall.

Cover image: Old Farmhouse Week Orchard in Bude - see more here.

Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information at the time of writing, please ensure you check carefully before making any decisions based on the contents within this article.

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