Accommodation in Cornwall
Self catering holiday home accommodation
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Cornwall now has an abundance of self catering holiday home accommodation available for short term lets to holiday makers visiting Cornwall. Nearly all are of exceptional quality and tastefully decorated. The self catering holiday home is an excellent base for the perfect Cornish holiday. Self catering properties in Cornwall are becoming a bit of a phenomenon in Cornwall, and due to this, really do offer the visitor a fabulous holiday or short break. The majority of these self catering holiday homes are actually second homes often purchased by visitors from outside of Cornwall. The holiday home gets used by the owners for a few weeks of the year and the rest of the time is let out to tourists to help pay for itself and generate a little income.
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Because of the huge increase in the number of these self catering holiday home properties in Cornwall over the last few years, they have become aggressively competitive and subsequently many are lavishly decorated to the latest fashions and trends. Don't get the wrong idea however, there are plenty of holiday homes in Cornwall that have not been modernized but rather have chosen to retain their elegance and charm from yester year.
To be honest its quite hard to make recommendations when it comes to self catering properties as they come in many guises and forms and most do not have any formal ratings system attached to them. The best bet is to go by recommendation whether from people you meet, comments on a forum or an on-line guest book that many properties do have on their website for self catering holiday homes in Cornwall.
Hotels in Cornwall come in all shapes and sizes from world class luxury hotels to hotels more suited to those on a budget. Some have all the facilities you would expect from a hotel such as swimming pools, golf courses, restaurants etc while some are smaller surf lodge type hotels just a stonesthrow from the fantastic Cornish beaches.
Cornwall has some excellent Hotels ranging from those that provide hotel accommodation for the budget conscious to very luxurious hotels within fantastic surroundings. As Cornwall depends heavily on the tourist market ( and were friendly people) you'll find a very warm welcome wherever you stay in whatever type of hotel in Cornwall. What's more in the larger towns such as Newquay due to the number of hotels you' will find the rates and prices extremely competitive, perfect for those on a budget or larger groups and families.
If luxury hotels are your thing, then there is no shortage of exclusive boutique style hotels in Cornwall. A prime example is the Tresanton Hotel in the fishing village of St Mawes, the Hotel has spectacular views and is positioned in one of the most fantastic areas in the UK. Another example of luxury is the Driftwood Hotel on the Roseland peninsula, a superb hotel with frequent comments and write ups in newspapers and glossy magazines.
Guest house accommodation
Guesthouses and bed and breakfasts have been put into the same accommodation category in this site as it is sometimes difficult to differentiate the two. However if theres enough demand these will be split into two categories. Nearly all the bed and breakfasts are of a very high standard. It has to be said that Cornwall must have some of the best guest houses and bed and breakfasts in the Country.
There certainly isn't a shortage and many have taken their business a step further by becoming mini boutique hotels offering almost everything a normal hotel would offer with the exception of evenings meals. The majority of Guesthouses and bed and breakfasts in Cornwall consist of comfortable properties with large en suite bedrooms that number between 2 and eight, although that said some are much larger. The AA operates a rating system for Guest houses that consist of 'Diamonds' the greater the number the higher the AA have rated that particular guest house.
Looking around the web you will no doubt find that most are of a high standard. There are also a number of Guest houses and bed and breakfasts aimed at specific markets such as Surf shacks, properties accommodating those on walking holidays, and so on. A great of example of the more luxurious guest house has to be St Ervan Manor located just outside of Padstow. The Grade 2 listed residence built in 1856 sports 5 red AA diamonds and is a must for those looking for the ultimate escape.
Camping & Caravan sites
Caravans and motor homes seem to be making a comeback on the UK holiday scene and Cornwall provides well for those partake in touring. Campsites and touring parks, such as Trethem Mill, are well equipped in Cornwall with immaculate shower and toilet blocks, shops, AC powerpoints, water hookups and other facilities. Of course for those that just want to pitch a tent in a field, they can also be found.