Where to Rent Luxury Cottages by the Sea in Cornwall

by Allie d'Almo  |  Published May 14, 2023

From Grand Designs style coastal retreats to classic cottages kitted out with the latest mod-cons, Cornwall is brimming with luxury cottages for those willing to splash some cash. 

Where to rent luxury cottages by the sea in Cornwall

A luxury cottage by the sea in Cornwall (Photo: Plum Guide)

Cornwall is one of the UK’s loveliest counties. Famed for its wild moorlands, unspoilt coastline and world-class fish and chips, it attracts thousands of holidaymakers every year. Along with its quaint cottages and charming B&Bs, there are now hundreds of extraordinary properties peppered across the region that promise to offer an extra-special stay for those willing to pay for it. To help you find the best luxury holiday cottages by the sea in Cornwall, we’ve selected three reputable and trustworthy agencies that can help you with your search. 

Plum Guide 

Plum Guide is an industry go-to for luxurious properties across the world. Every property undergoes a rigorous vetting process and must excel in 150 criteria which evaluate everything from shower pressure to WiFi speed, so you can guarantee a five-star stay. There are currently more than 300 Plum Guide properties in Cornwall, 70 of which are beach cottages. You can refine your search even further with handy filters for the number of guests and amenities such as ‘with hot tub’, ‘with pool’ and, for those hoping to travel with their furry friends, ‘dog friendly’. Many of the holiday cottages listed offer flexible cancellation policies too. 

Find out more at Plumguide.com

Cornish Gems 

Founded 15 years ago, Cornish Gems is on a mission to showcase the best hand-selected, luxury self-catering homes in Cornwall. The brand currently offers a portfolio of over 200 exceptional properties, ranging from coastal retreats to dog-friendly gems with pools. You can search the site by collection or area (South, West, East and North Cornwall). For those who are ready to pack up and go, there are also last-minute Cornwall cottages available up to eight weeks in advance with savings of up to 20% off. The team is always on hand to answer any questions, making it an excellent option for those who prefer to have a human point of contact when holiday planning too. 

Find out more at Cornishgems.com


Booking.com might be best known for its budget-friendly apartments, villas and hotels, but the accommodation platform also offers an excellent – if small – selection of luxury cottages by the sea in Cornwall. To find the best of them, you’ll need to use the filters to whittle down your search, which includes amenities, proximity to local landmarks and sustainability credentials. Each property is reviewed by previous customers based on facilities, comfort, cleanliness, value for money and location. Some properties offer free cancellation right up until departure too. 

Find out more at Booking.com