About Duchy Holidays

Handpicked holiday homes, from our family to yours…

Duchy Holidays, on the stunning north Cornwall coast, is a long-standing family-run business, founded in 1994 by Denise Udry. At the time a stay-at-home mum of four, she ran the business from home, amidst a busy family life! Initially there were just two holiday flats to let, but over the years Denise grew Duchy Holidays into the thriving business it is today, managing over 150 handpicked self-catering properties in the beautiful coastal villages of Perranporth and St Agnes. 

In time the business expanded into offices by the beach in Perranporth, employing office staff and a bank of cleaners, and Denise’s children grew up and brought their various skills to help run the family company. Denise’s husband Peter is now a fundamental part of the team and in 2016 daughter Michelle became a Director alongside Denise.  

After 25 years in the business, Duchy Holidays are area specialists on self-catering holidays, offering a wide range of accommodation from luxury homes with spectacular sea views to beach-side apartments and romantic retreats for two, plus an extensive choice of pet-friendly properties. Friendly and knowledgeable, the team are happy to make recommendations to enable you to find the perfect property to suit you and your family.

The Perranporth Tourist Information Centre is also run from the office, making Duchy Holidays an authority on the area, able to offer expert, local advice on events and activities to help you really make the most of your stay.  

 “It’s our aim to ensure that all our guests enjoy a wonderful stress-free holiday” say Denise and Michelle. “From making the booking, during their stay, right through to checking out, we provide a high standard of customer care, leaving guests free to relax into their holiday and make happy memories to last a lifetime.

We look forward to welcoming you to Cornwall!