Cornwall has embraced Airbnb culture like nowhere else; handmade tree houses offer coastal living, lakeside converted shipping containers hide away from the world and gorgeous Georgian houses let you holiday in complete and utter luxury. Whether you’re looking for a retreat with character or a sumptuous bed to spend your days in, there’s something for everyone in the Royal Duchy.
Riverside Cabin, Constantine, Cornwall | Airbnb
Why book a hotel when you can snooze in a handmade bed, carved from the woodland outside, while surrounded by trickling rivers and birdsong? Riverside Cabin is beautifully crafted by hand — it is outdoor living at its best. Outside is a fire pit for al fresco dining, a stream to paddle in and woodlands to explore. Peace and quiet are of the most importance here.
This airy and quirky studio overlooking the Tamar Valley and Latchley is country cottage chic cum barn conversion. This old apple press is a cosy and perfectly furnished hideaway from the world, offering luxury in miniature. Perfectly placed for exploring both Devon and Cornwall.
Perfect for all eco warrior, adventure-seeking, nature-loving, design-focused people, this cosy chalet is surrounded by woodland and one-off reclaimed items. The garden in which the chalet is set offers so many unique areas that you’ll never get bored wandering around. Enjoy breakfast, dinner and wine in front of huge windows and let nature unravel all the stress of everyday life.
This quirky and perfectly furnished converted shipping container just outside of St Ives is a wonderfully serene home from home for any Cornish visit. Guests are welcomed with Cornish goodies and a bottle of bubbles and the cosy interior is full of interesting pieces and well-designed items.
A beautifully decorated period house with sea views opposite a sub-tropical garden, this bright and airy suite in Penzance is a reason to travel all in itself. Your host, Rosie, is a gem who provides excellent recommendations, a lovely breakfast every day and great company. What more could you want?
Have a soak with a view at the Light House in Kingsand | Airbnb
This stunning, breezy apartment which opens out onto the sea has uninterrupted views of Cawsand Bay from the balcony and roll-top bath and lounge. There are loads of lovely little personal touches in every room, and the views are so good that you’d be forgiven for not bothering to leave. Village life in the twin villages of Kingsand and Cawsand is as village life should be, and there are serveral pubs all within walking distance.
There’s little better than staring out to sea, and at this lovely little self-contained studio you can do just that for as many hours as you please. Coastal Studio isn’t a place of decadence and luxury, but it is a place to enjoy Mother Nature at her best; storms and perfect sunsets are beautiful in equal measure here. That said, everything you could possibly need is provided — sea views from the bed included.