Family Holidays by the Cornish Coast

19th December 2018

Choose Duchy for Family Holidays in Cornwall

Make the whole family happy with a self-catering holiday in Cornwall this year. Whether it’s your first holiday with a young family, or you’re bribing your older teenagers to still come away with you, a self-catering break in Cornwall ticks all the boxes for a memorable get-together with your loved ones.

Self-catering allows everyone to come and go as they please, so if the teenagers want to stay out surfing, Grandad fancies visiting a café for a coffee, but the toddlers need to get back for an afternoon nap, you’ll have the convenience of your own place to return to whenever you choose and everybody gets to enjoy greater flexibility on their family holiday in Cornwall.

If you’re looking after the pennies, a fully equipped kitchen means there’s no need to eat out every day, so it’s easier to stick to a budget. You can make family dinners to eat in your comfortable holiday accommodation or prepare picnics for days at the beach. You can also take the holiday at your own pace: leisurely breakfasts? Why not? A sundowner on the deck once the kids are in bed? Absolutely!

With an entire property to spread out in, all the family should be able to find themselves a quiet corner to relax in without getting under each other’s feet (particularly useful at those times of the year when the weather can’t be relied on so much!).

Many of our self-catering properties for family holidays in Perranporth and St Agnes provide highchairs and cots, but if they’re not in the property that you choose then they can be hired from us for a small fee, so you don’t have to worry about squeezing even more into the car.

We still have availability at some of our lovely family properties for the upcoming February half term, see below for some inspiration! This year the May school half term coincides with Perranporth’s family-friendly music festival on the beach, Tunes in the Dunes (24 – 26 May 2019), so Perranporth accommodation is booking up fast. We have a handful of properties still available for family holidays in Perranporth, see below for more details, and get planning your 2019 family break to Cornwall!

Top Family Properties

February Half term 16 – 23 February 2019


Modern, bright and spacious pet-friendly house with garden, balcony and far-reaching views.

9 The Dunes

A beautiful three-storey stylish family property, pet-friendly, in new development The Dunes with sweeping coastal views.


Chy Morvah

Beautifully light and spacious reverse living accommodation less than ten minutes' walk to Perranporth's spectacular beach.


St Pirans Apartment

A spacious four bedroom apartment in the heart of Perranporth. One small dog accepted.  


Sunset Beach

First floor apartment only 50 metres from the beach! One dog accepted, exceptional beach and sea views.


The View

A newly built pet-friendly reverse level house in an elevated position in the sand dunes with wonderful sea views, five minutes' walk to the beach.



A spacious and attractive pet-friendly dormer bungalow in a peaceful location close to the coast path, with parking, wifi and countryside views.


White Sands

Light and bright detached modern house with large decking, wifi and parking, a short walk to all amenities, perfect for family holidays.

Top Family Properties

May Half term 25 May – 1 June 2019

Lowenek House

A detached five bedroom period family house at the end of the high street with wifi and parking, two minutes' walk to the beach.



Spacious pet-friendly four bedroom house only a five minute walk to beautiful Holywell Bay Beach with glorious views from the balcony.


Fairways lodges

Modern and spacious Clearwater lodges on Perranporth’s 18 hole golf course in the sand dunes, One dog welcome.


The Haven

A tastefully renovated and very well presented spacious Cornish cottage in large peaceful grounds, with parking and wifi, ten minutes’ walk to Perranporth shops and beach.



Spacious bungalow in the tranquil hamlet of Bolingey, a few minutes' drive from Perranporth, with wifi and lovely enclosed private garden.


The Rosery

A lovely traditional stone Cornish cottage in a peaceful countryside location in Bolingey, one mile from the beach. Recently beautifully renovated and redecorated, with garden, parking, and wifi.



Spacious apartment in a Victorian building which forms the centre of a small campsite. Shared outdoor heated swimming pool, five minutes’ walk to beach.

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