Confession: I’m an accommodation nerd. I thrive on finding the funkiest, most unique, best value places to stay everywhere I visit around the globe. If you’re looking for the best Airbnbs in Cornwall, I’m about to run through twenty epic Airbnb Cornwall options that are high on my Cornwall ‘to stay’ list.
Cornwall holds a special place in my heart after escaping for a summertime Cornwall road trip at the end of my two years in London. Stunning blue water, quaint fishing villages, lush forest walks and delicious fish and chips made it feel like I was back home in New Zealand!
While we actually decided to see the region in a campervan, there’s a seriously impressive selection of Airbnbs in Cornwall to choose from, whether you’re looking for a tiny house, a fancy villa, a beachfront apartment or somewhere totally off the beaten track.
In this list of the best Cornwall Airbnbs there are options from absolute bargains to splurge-worthy, so no matter your budget, there’s a Cornwall Airbnb that’ll exceed all your expectations.
Summary of the best Airbnb Cornwall options
The best overall Airbnb in Cornwall: The Tack Room in Camborne
The best Airbnb Cornwall tiny house: Wren & Robin Huts in Saint Keverne
The best luxury Cornwall Airbnb: The Engine House near Falmouth
The best dog-friendly Cornwall Airbnb: Thatched Cottage in Mithian
The best Airbnb Cornwall for large groups: Carnacalla Cottage in Sennen
The best Airbnb in Cornwall with a hot tub: Trecombe Lodge in Mawnan Smith
The best luxury Cornwall Airbnbs
The Engine House, near Falmouth & Truro
From £140 per night
This impressive Grade II-listed building is located in the Perran Foundry development, a World Heritage site near the gorgeous woodland of Devichoys Wood, and half way between Falmouth and Truro. It offers the best of both worlds, with modern decor and appliances alongside authentic foundry vibes. The Engine House is ideal if you’re into nature walks, bike rides or sailing.
Sleeping arrangements: Four people, two bedrooms with a double bed each
Book it here: Engine House Airbnb in Cornwall
A helpful review: “The Engine House is a clean, stylish and social place for 2 or 4 people. We stayed half the week my partner and I and we visited the Lizard (35min drive), Falmouth (10mins) and Newquay (25mins). Then our two friend joined us mid-week and we made the most of the house’s social areas playing board games, sitting out in the court yard and cooking up some Mexican food in the modern and well-equipped kitchen. Great stay and a lovely and helpful host.“
Romantic Secluded Luxe Treehouse near Penzance
From £206 per night
Looking for a tranquil forest escape? This sun-soaked treehouse used to be an artist’s studio and exudes charm, set in a lush valley with panoramic views from the balcony. It’s just a short walk to the historic port town of Penzance or a quick drive to Newlyn or Marazion Beach.
Sleeping arrangements: Two people, one bedroom with a double bed
Book it here: Penzance Treehouse Airbnb in Cornwall
A helpful review: “Easy to get to, close to everything, but hidden away down a small lane to give you a very private and very beautiful space. You wake up in the morning overlooking the trees and fields with nothing around you but nature, it’s a good way to wake up! Beds are comfortable, and you can watch the stars from the bed or the bathtub through the skylights. The host provides a plethora of tips and suggestions for things to do nearby so you’re never short on ideas. Highly recommended, would visit again, 10/10”
The Tack Room in Camborne
From £129 a night
The Tack Room is part of a 17th century Grade II-listed manor house, and it comes with a sprawling 12 acres of outdoor space for you to explore, complete with a trout pond, fire pit, veggie garden, outdoor pool and chicken coop. Phew! It’s got a coveted 5/5 rating from almost 50 reviews, so this rural getaway is one for the bucket list.
Sleeping arrangements: Two people, one bedroom with a queen bed
Book it here: The Tack Room
A helpful review: “Wonderful escape to rural Cornwall. Close enough to all local amenities and supermarkets, and a range of beaches and coastal scenic cliffs. Host had thought of even the smallest details to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Don’t hesitate to book, you will not regret it!”
Stylish Harbourfront Apartment in Falmouth
From £150 a night
Located a short walk from Falmouth town centre, this recently-renovated modern one bedroom apartment is equipped with an open-plan kitchen and workspace for business travellers or digital nomads. Soak up the sea views or head into the city for some adventures, before coming back to a comfy home to relax at the end of a long day.
Sleeping arrangements: Two people, one bedroom with a king bed
Book it here: Falmouth Harbour Apartment Airbnb
A helpful review: “We had a lovely stay here. The apartment has very modern feel and is more spacious than we expected. Everything was of a very high quality eg bedding and towels. The location was perfect…the quieter end of Falmouth and with fantastic views. We would highly recommend staying here.”
Luxury Cornish Beach Cottage in Gorran Haven
From £285 a night
16th century tradition meets beachfront cottage, dreamy! The house has been refurbished with everything you’d need, from quality linen to high spec kitchen appliances and everything in between. The decor is traditional, with exposed walls and panelling, and it’s right on a beach surrounded by dramatic cliffs.
Sleeping arrangements: Six people, one bedroom with a king bed and two twin bedrooms with two singles each
Book it here: Luxury Cornish Cottage Airbnb
A helpful review: “We had a great time in Gorran Haven. The cottage is in the most beautiful location – the sound of the waves from the window is a great way to wake up! The beach was better than we expected and very child friendly. Everyone we met from the village was very welcoming and friendly and the fish and chips were awesome 🙂 Thanks for letting us stay!”
The best Airbnb Cornwall tiny houses
Funky Airstream in Chacewater
From £110 a night
These classic silver campervans have been making a comeback thanks to Airbnb, and this one is located in a private field in a quaint Cornish village with easy access to water sports, walks and beaches. It’s extremely efficient in terms of space, with a fully equipped kitchen, a shower, toilet and the option of a super king bed or two singles.
Sleeping arrangements: Your choice of a super king or two single beds, plus space on the lawn for extra tents
Book it here: Airstream Airbnb in Cornwall
A helpful review: “Steve’s place is quirky and stylish, set in a beautiful setting with far reaching views. It’s close to the village with everything we needed, yet feels like we we totally immersed in nature. We had a comfortable sleep after sitting by a roaring fire under the stars. Steve is a outstanding host, great to chat to and so welcoming. We had little extras which made us feel so at home. Highly recommended!”
Wren & Robin Huts in Saint Keverne
From £100 a night
Fancy staying somewhere super unique on your Cornwall adventure? Wren and Robin are both cosy cedarwood pods located in the Lizard Peninsula, a short walk from pubs and shops in Saint Keverne township. Each pod has space for two adults and two children, and they’re equipped with an ensuite bathroom and kitchenette. If you’re a keen star-watcher you’ll love this place, there’s minimal light pollution!
Sleeping arrangements: Two adults on a double bed and room for two children on a sofa bed
Book it here: Wren & Robin Huts
A helpful review: “This was our second time staying at the pods, and it was even better than the first time. Beautiful quiet setting and a wonderful fire pit to sit around on the chilly evenings. We were very comfortable and the huts had everything we needed. Joe & Kirstie couldn’t have been better hosts, and we will be back again for sure!”
Shelter Hut near St Ives
From £85 a night
At this funky little glamping spot you’ll have access to a shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, a fire pit, and a wood-fired hot tub at an extra cost (depending on weather). It’s within walking distance to St Ives and there are loads of beautiful beaches just a short drive away.
Sleeping arrangements: One double bed
Book it here: Shelter Hut Glamping
A helpful review: “Gorgeous spot with beautiful attention to detail, we hired the shelter hut for an evening and loved the place. The room was cosy and clean, we loved the fire pit and giant bean bag. We walked down into the town and got a taxi back in the evening which was perfect for us. I’ve had so many friends asking where the place is as the pictures looked so magical 🙂 Would love to stay again”
The Weekender in Bude
From £83 a night
At 38 square metres, the Weekender is an efficient and cosy space with insane views in North Cornwall, ideal for a romantic getaway. There’s plenty to see and do around the area, with villages and beaches just a short drive away ready for you to explore.
Sleeping arrangements: One bedroom with a king bed
Book it here: The Weekender Tiny House in Cornwall
A helpful review: “I wish I could give everything six + stars. The location is incredible, the views are breath taking, the cleanliness outstanding, the space itself is so clever and the hospitality from the hosts just topped everything off. We got back an hour ago and are already intent on rebooking ASAP”
The Tabernacle in Lanreath
From £95 a night
This one’s gotta be the most unique Cornwall Airbnb available, and I love it! It boasts a comfy king-size bed, stained glass windows, a bell tower, a woodburner, underfloor heating and a private hot tub. The tiny house is based on 19th century portable chapels and is filled with vintage trinkets and colourful decor.
Sleeping arrangements: One bedroom with a king bed
Book it here: The Tabernacle
A helpful review: “You can expect to be blown away by the perfect settings and surroundings, with the hosts being very much in tune to your wishes, An unforgettable stay, thank you both (and Wilson and the chickens!)”
The best dog-friendly Airbnbs in Cornwall
Little Anvil Apartment in Helston
From £64 a night
Bargain hunters, this Cornwall Airbnb is for you. With easy access to the coast and the countryside, this bright and beautiful West Cornwall apartment is the perfect spot for a wallet-friendly, pet-friendly getaway.
Sleeping arrangements: One bedroom with a double bed
Book it here: Little Anvil Apartment
A helpful review: “We stayed at Little Anvil for a couple days in July 2020 – so there was a bit of uncertainty regarding Covid-19. However, Lorraine could not of managed her property during this uncertain time any better, which speaks volumes for her ability as a host. It’s a lovely property within a short driving distance to a whole array of great towns and places to visit (always recommend Falmouth for food). The property was immaculate and it had everything you could possibly need for your stay. Would 100% stay again!”
Thatched Cottage in Mithian
From £95 a night
Named by the Guardian as one of the UK’s top 50 holiday cottages, this spot is ideal for a romantic break from real life. Little extras like lush robes, fancy linen and a welcome pack with some Cornish treats are included, and the cottage itself is just dreamy.
Sleeping arrangements: One bedroom with a double bed
Book it here: Thatched Cottage Airbnb in Mithian
A helpful review: “Truly lovely cottage and stay, couldn’t fault it. It went above and beyond our expectations due to the host providing everything we needed and more! Definitely will be staying again in the future, as felt like home. I personally loved the little courtyard/garden area round the side to sit and enjoy breakfast or a drink at night whilst having the added privacy. Location was perfect as close to the places we wanted to visit and the pub within walking distance down the road was a great bonus (also great food).”
Klys Cottage in St Breward
From £79 a night
If you need somewhere family-friendly, look no further. Klys Cottage is an Airbnb Plus listing, meaning it’s been verified by the Airbnb team as a top quality option. With rustic decor, traditional exterior and lots of little touches to make your stay memorable, it’s brilliant value for a small family with a dog.
Sleeping arrangements: Three people, one bedroom with a king bed and one bedroom with a single bed
Book it here: Klys Cottage
A helpful review: “Superb characterful cottage in a great location for exploration. It had everything we needed. Very clean. Very homely. Wayne is a great communicator and will help with lots of information if required. It’s a great price and we would definitely stay again. Big thanks to Wayne and the gang for a nice, relaxing and hassle free stay.”
Cornish Beachside Retreat in Newquay
From £95 a night
This traditional seaside cottage is an absolute gem, right by the sandy Porth Beach but set in a mews and sheltered from the elements. It’s cosy but efficient with its space, ideal for two adults and a small dog, and has been decorated tastefully while keeping true to its former life as a fisherman’s home.
Sleeping arrangements: One bedroom with a double, one small cabin bedroom, and a sofa bed
Book it here: Newquay Beachfront Cottage
A helpful review: “Our weekend in Darren and Gabi’s cottage was AMAZING. It is literally 1min away from the beach… the cottage is efficient, cozy, beautiful and I would recommend 100%!”
Juniper’s Stable in Camborne
From £129 a night
This stable is set on the same property as the Tack Room above, another brilliant option within a short drive to St Ives and plenty of space for your doggo to explore.
Sleeping arrangements: One bedroom with a queen bed
Book it here: Juniper’s Stable Camborne
A helpful review: “Thanks Kerry for a lovely stay! The place was spotless, had everything you needed (from a bottle of fizz on arrival to all the smaller things to make it feel homely for your stay). Kerry also was very hospitable and even gave us a lift to St Erth which she didn’t have to do. Would definitely recommend for someone wanting a peaceful stay away near St Ives. It is approx a 15 min drive there which makes it easy to make the most of the coastline.”
The best Airbnb Cornwall for families or groups
Trecombe Lodge in Mawnan Smith
From £127 a night
This Swedish-inspired lodge has loads of activities for a family with young children, including a row boat on the lake, a climbing wall, a treehouse and rope swings. The lodge is stunning, with Scandinavian design and a traditional Swedish bath located on the balcony with forest views.
Sleeping arrangements: Six people, one bedroom with a double bed and four extra sleeping spaces in the lounge
Book it here: Trecombe Lodge Luxury Airbnb in Cornwall
A helpful review: “Wow this place is amazing!! It offered everything we needed for a quiet weekend away from the hustle and bustle of life. Every detail is noticed and lovely touches appreciated, even the blankets on the veranda for those colder nights. The Swedish hot bath was lovely to sit in with a drink enjoying the surroundings. We are definitely coming back in the summer and would highly recommend to others.“
Carnacalla Cottage in Sennen
From £479 a night
Previously owned by the National Trust, this charming house can fit a large group looking for a relaxing getaway. The interior is a mix of modern and vintage, with a spacious lounge, large dining area and sun-soaked garden area.
Sleeping arrangements: 12 guests total across six bedrooms
Book it here: Carnacalla Cottage Airbnb Cornwall
A helpful review: “Lovely place amazing location the pictures don’t do it Justice as all the rooms are really well thought about comfy beds lovely sheets pillows etc, great walk straight from the house down to Sennen Cove Land’s End literally 5 minutes on a bike would be great for family or friends in the summer or winter would go again.“
The Piggery in Ashton
From £110 a night
With sweeping views over the countryside out to the ocean, you’ll fall in love with this character-filled converted barn located next to working stables. It’s got easy access to Land’s End and St Ives, and walking distance to the bright blue waters of Rinsey Beach.
Sleeping arrangements: Four people, one bedroom with a queen bed and one bedroom with two singles
Book it here: The Piggery
A helpful review: “What a beautiful little cottage, it felt like a home away from home! My partner and I spent 4 lovely days here, exploring the coast around us and staying cozy in the evenings. The accommodation was sparkly clean and fully equipped with everything we needed. Judy kindly left some milk in the fridge and chocolate biscuits, as well as tea, coffee and sugar – what a nice touch! We were left to enjoy our own privacy but when we saw Judy in passing she was very friendly and happy to chat. Excellent value for money and we will definitely return if ever we wish to go back to Cornwall! 🙂“
Waterfront Townhouse in Falmouth
From £108 a night
Treat yourself to a bit of seaside luxury with this modern townhouse right on the water. It’s got a premier sound system, smart TVs with Netflix for winter evenings in front of the telly, a woodburner and three double bedrooms, each with their own bathroom.
Sleeping arrangements: Six people, three double bedrooms
Book it here: Waterfront Falmouth Apartment
A helpful review: “If you want a great location with a superb view, this is for you. Ian’s house is directly on the water and it’s just wonderful to watch the boats and water birds. The house is spacious, really well maintained and very comfortable. Stylish, too. Well equipped and Ian is a helpful, responsive host.“
Skyber Barn in Bude
From £371 a night
This barn conversion can sleep up to six adults and two children, plus has space for cots and four dogs! It’s well equipped with all the appliances you’re likely to need, and it’s super spacious with loads of room for entertaining a group with kids. Guests also get full access to the farm that the barn sits on, as well as a shared bbq terrace. Dreamy.
Sleeping arrangements: Three bedrooms, two doubles plus one bunk room with two sets of bunks
Book it here: Skyber Barn Airbnb in Cornwall
A helpful review: “Wasn’t going to write a review as don’t really want other people to find this little gem so we can keep it for ourselves! We loved our stay. We are 2 families with 5 children between us. This place is ideal for children to play outside and roam around in complete safety. The cottage was beautiful and the outdoor seating area had a BBQ and amazing views where we watched the sunset every night. The cycling From the cottage was good too! Thank you Ross and Becky, we’ll be back!“
And those are my top picks for the best Airbnbs in Cornwall! If you haven’t quite found what you’re looking for, you can search for more Airbnbs available on your travel dates below, or you can check all Cornwall Airbnbs right here.
If you end up booking one of these magical spots, or if you find a Cornwall Airbnb for me to add to the list, then let me know in the comments!
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