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10 Reasons you should enjoy a family self-catering holiday in Cornwall

Are you craving a holiday by the ocean with more freedom and choice? Do you dream of a holiday that brings you closer as a family but still gives you the space to do your own thing? Take a look at our 10 Reasons you should enjoy a family self-catering holiday in Cornwall.


1. More Freedom

Rather than be tied to timelines, you get to decide how tranquil, or how active your holiday gets to be. Whether you prefer to spend time relaxing in the sun watching the surfers on Fistral Beach, or you prefer getting in the ocean and having a go yourself, there is something for everyone in the family. With no set time for breakfast self-catering breaks allow you that lie in you have been dreaming of, or if you’re an early riser then watch the sunrise over the waves whilst the rest of the family sleep with your morning cup of hot coffee.


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2. A Wider Choice Of Food

Whilst all-inclusive hotel breaks have the pull of ‘all you can eat’, what they often lack is options, choices, and the ability to eat at a time that suits you. Self-catering in Cornwall allows not only the chance to visit one of many beautiful waterside restaurants and cafes enjoying fresh, local caught produce, but also the chance to sit down together as a family in the comfort and privacy of your ‘home away from home’. If you are out enjoying the sun there is no need to worry about rushing home for the dinner service, instead embrace the freedom, stay longer on the beach, and then grab something from your new favourite restaurant you have found by exploring or through our award winning concierge recommendations.




3. Time With The Generations 

With plenty of space, self-catering cottages allow you to create a very personal family feel to your holiday. Rather than being confined to one bedroom you can be enjoying a glass of wine, or one of Cornwall’s many scrumptious local ciders on your balcony whilst the children bed down for a movie around our cosy cottage fires. Instead of being in separate rooms come together for your evening meal and spend time together laughing about the memories you’ve made that day with grandad.





4. The Most Beautiful Beaches

Cornwall is home to some of the most breath-taking beaches in the UK, if not the world. From sweeping stretches of sandy shores, crystal clear turquoise waters, to magical hidden coves, Cornwall has it all. Popular beaches include the surfers haven and world famous Fistral Beach, the paradise of Kynance Cove, and the always beautiful Polzeath Beach. Find out even more with our local beaches rundown



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5. Dog Friendly 

Dogs are just part of the family at The Headland. Being able to bring our four-legged friends is such an essential for most of us these days and the holiday wouldn’t feel complete without them there. Cornwall is so often referred to as the most dog friendly location in the UK, with over 50 beautiful beaches welcoming dogs all year round, a further 80 with some seasonal restrictions, and only 7 that don’t allow dogs. Not only can they enjoy the beautiful beaches but many of Cornwall’s top attractions are dog friendly. Take in the beautiful grounds of the Eden Project where dogs are allowed in the outdoor area on leads, or even visit Healey’s Cider Farm where you and your four-legged friend can stroll the grounds, see the animals, and even enjoy a tractor ride together.





6. Live Like A Local

Perhaps the biggest reason to self-cater in Cornwall is to experience everything it has to offer, and to get the chance to live like a local. The Cornish community is home to so many amazing independent businesses, restaurants, cafes and experiences. By choosing to self-cater you allow yourself the freedom to immerse yourself in the local culture. Take that coffee in a small independent café overlooking the ocean, spend the afternoon wandering the small shops for clothes, or even spark a conversation with someone in the local bar and who knows, maybe they tell you about a secret beach that visitors don’t usually get to find and you make an amazing memory to last a lifetime.




7. Surfing

Cornwall is famous for its year round surf spots. With so many unique places you will be spoilt for choice. The most famous is Fistral Beach as part of the pro-surf tour. This beautiful beach has cemented its place as the home of British surfing with wave chasers visiting from all over the world. The beach has waves to suit beginner to expert. With more surf schools than anywhere else in the country, Cornwall is the perfect place to have a go at the local’s favourite way to get closer to nature.  Having your own self catering cottage allows you to not only pick and choose when, and where you want to surf but you can dream of tomorrows surf and come together with your family at night and tell stories of the waves you caught that day.





8. Cornish Film Locations

Cornwall is home to many great attractions and also the home of several well-known and much-loved television shows. Two of the most famous being BBCS Poldark and ITVS Doc Martin, both filmed right here in several locations. Many hotels offer bus tours at scheduled times however by choosing to self-cater you have the flexibility to potentially avoid the crowds and go at a time that suits you.





9. The Cornish Weather

Cornwall was recently classified as having a sub-tropical climate putting it on par with parts of Mexico and Vietnam. With an average temperature of over 10c for more than 7 months of the year and consistent sunny weather it is little wonder Cornwall continues to grow as a holiday destination for so many people. Book a self-catering cottage and take in a sunset in a private back garden, on a clifftop overlooking the Ocean. What better to close out your holiday than a family meal with fresh locally sourced produce in the privacy of your own secluded garden as the last of the days sun begins to set.




10. The Events 

Cornwall is home to many events that range from music festivals, arts, food, beach cinemas, and much more. Probably the most well-known is the yearly Boardmasters event. The worlds biggest names in music come to Newquay to play in one of the most picturesque locations for any music festival overlooking Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay. Book yourself a beautiful self-catering cottage and allow yourself to enjoy all the great music but at the end of the night replace a tent in a muddy field with a cosy cottage.




For more information on our 5 star self-catering cottages please click the link below to book or call on 01637 872211.