Discovering the Charms of Cornwall with Airbnb: Your Guide to Beaches and Countryside Exploration [2023]



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February 2, 2023

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Discovering the Charms of Cornwall with Airbnb: Your Guide to Beaches and Countryside Exploration [2023]

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Cornwall is one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. The landscape has a rugged beauty, with a wealth of wildlife to explore and beaches that stretch out as far as the eye can see. There's something for everyone in Cornwall: whether you're looking for surfing hotspots or historic villages, Airbnb has plenty of listings to choose from!

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Where to stay in Cornwall?

Cornwall is a popular destination for tourists, with its many regions and towns offering a variety of experiences. There's something for everyone, whether you want to stay in the city or countryside; book into an Airbnb apartment or cottage; try one of the many B&Bs available and immerse yourself in Cornish culture while enjoying delicious local cuisine.

Cornwall has been welcoming visitors since ancient times--the Romans built their own settlements here--and today there are plenty of places where you can stay if you're looking for something different from traditional hotel accommodation.

Discover the area with a local

If you're looking to get away from the crowds and explore the real Cornwall, then Airbnb is a great option. You'll find hosts who know their local area inside out - whether they're guides or event organizers, chefs or brewers - and they'll be able to share their passion with you as well as give recommendations on things to do.

Eat like a local

Cornwall is known for its seafood, so it's worth trying some local dishes. A traditional Cornish dish is the pasty, which has been baked in a pastry case with beef or vegetables inside. You can find them at most bakeries and supermarkets in Cornwall.

Another traditional Cornish dish is cream tea: scones served with jam and clotted cream on top!

Airbnb has some great options for accommodations

Cornwall is known for its stunning beaches, but there's so much more to see in this part of England. Airbnb has over 300 homes available in Cornwall, ranging from surf lodges to coastal villas. If you're looking for an authentic experience of the area and want to create your own unique itinerary, we've rounded up some great options below:

The scenery is magnificent

Cornwall is a county in south west England. It's known for its beautiful beaches, but there's much more than sand and sea to experience in this southern part of the UK. Cornwall has many beautiful villages, historic sites and natural attractions that make it an ideal destination for exploring on foot or by bike.

Cornwall also offers plenty of opportunities for surfing, sailing and birdwatching as well as golfing at one of several courses located throughout the region

There are over 300 home listings on Airbnb, from surf lodges to coastal villas. You can create your own unique itinerary for a stay in some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the country.

  • Surf Lodges: Located along Cornwall's coast, these homes provide an opportunity for surfing enthusiasts to get up close and personal with nature as they enjoy their favorite sport.
  • Coastal Villas: If you're looking for something more secluded yet still want easy access to shops and restaurants, these properties offer just that--and more! They're located farther inland but still within driving distance from beaches or other attractions like hiking trails or castles.
  • Experiences: From whale watching tours to cooking classes at local restaurants (and much more), Airbnb offers experiences that will give guests an insider look at what it means to live here while helping them get closer with those around them as well

Here are some Airbnb homes that show off everything Cornwall has to offer – from surfing hotspots to historic villages and leafy valleys.

  • A home on the coast, with sea views and easy access to surfing hotspots.
  • A secluded cottage in rural Cornwall, with a private garden and hot tub.
  • An apartment in a town that's been voted one of Britain's best places to live.

These are just some of the Airbnb homes available across the county -- each offering something different from its neighbour, whether it be luxury amenities or unique location.

Locations to visit

Sawmills Studio

Located in an idyllic area of Cornwall, Sawmills Studio is the perfect place to relax and unwind. The property offers a range of amenities, including free WiFi and private parking.

The room itself is spacious and comfortable, with tasteful decor throughout. There's also plenty of storage space if you're staying for more than just one night!

You can take advantage of the communal kitchen area where guests can cook their own meals or simply enjoy some tea together before heading out into town for dinner at one of many local restaurants.

The Treehouse Retreat is nestled among the treetops, in the heart of Cornwall. It's a secluded, private space with views over fields and trees - perfect for those seeking peace and quiet.

The Treehouse Retreat has everything you could need for your stay: there are two bedrooms (one double bed, one single), plus an open plan kitchen area with dining table and chairs as well as a hot tub out on decking overlooking fields beyond. There's also WiFi available so you can keep up-to-date with emails whilst enjoying some time away from it all!

Dome Cabin 

You'll be staying in a dome cabin, which is located at the edge of a wooded area. There are plenty of wildlife nearby, so you may even spot a badger or two! The cabin has been designed with eco-friendly principles in mind and uses solar panels for electricity.

The cabin itself features a double bed and kitchenette; there's also an outdoor patio area where you can sit out under the stars and enjoy nature's beauty all around you.

The Driftwood Spars Hotel

The Driftwood Spars Hotel has a nautical theme throughout and is beautifully positioned right on the coast – perfect for an afternoon stroll along the harbour wall.

The hotel offers great value rooms, with en suite facilities available in most of them. There are also family rooms that sleep up to four people and offer an extra bed or two as well as a TV and DVD player. You can choose from double or twin beds depending on your preference at no extra cost!

The hotel is open all year round so you can enjoy some winter sun by booking now for when it gets colder later this year (or even sooner if you're lucky enough).

 Former Fisherman's Home

The  former fisherman's home built in 1845 sleeps up to 6 people and is just a stone's throw away from St Ives' famous Tate Gallery, sandy beach and bustling harbour.

Located in St Ives, this bright, spacious house has a nautical theme with plenty of opportunities for you to get out and explore Cornwall's beautiful coastline or enjoy the town itself. With its own private garden and parking space it makes the perfect base for exploring Cornwall.

This pretty cottage with stunning gardens sleeps up to six people and has everything you need for a perfect seaside holiday.

Located in the village of Bude, this cottage is just a few minutes' walk from the beach and amenities. It has four bedrooms (two doubles, one twin), as well as an open plan kitchen/diner where you can sit down together after a long day exploring Cornwall. There's also plenty of outdoor space to enjoy al fresco dining or simply relax with friends on sunny days!

The owners would love to welcome you into their home - so why not book now?


Cornwall is a great place to explore and experience all that the UK has to offer. Whether you're looking for an active holiday or just want some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, there are plenty of Airbnb homes in Cornwall with amazing views and activities on offer.

The Insider @ Houst

The Insider @ Houst

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The Insider team provides up-to-date and relevant information on short-term rentals to help navigate the world of short lets. If you're interested in publishing your content, please get in touch with us at

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