Holiday cottages & resorts near Padstow and Lizard Peninsula

Rent a holiday home in Cornwall and enjoy great Cornish food, diving and fishing villages

Staying near Padstow and visiting Cornwall

Seals on the beach in Cornwall
Holiday cottages near PadstowHoliday cottages near Lizard Peninsula

Over recent years Cornwall has seen something of a renaissance as a foodie destination. Traditional fare includes Cornish pasties, saffron buns and Cornish heavy (Hewa) cake. Celebrity chefs such as Rick Stein have also highlighted Cornwall's abundance of fresh local produce, especially seafood. The quality of restaurants is generally high and the Cornish people value their food and drink industry as an important part of the local economy. Rick Stein's own seafood restaurant is in Padstow: a holiday cottage in Padstow will give you the chance to eat at Rick Stein's establishment, as well as all the other excellent restaurants that have sprung up this part of the UK. Cornwall's farmers are gaining a reputation for high standards of animal welfare and environmental awareness; the UK's boom in organic produce is particularly strong here. Holiday cottages to rent in Cornwall are never far from good food and Cornwall's drinks offering isn't too bad either - there are some fine real ales, local wine and mead. Camel Valley Vineyard offers a grand tour and sine-tasting between April and October.

Rent cottages close to diving in Cornwall

Stay in truly picturesque villages in this part of Cornwall, including Lizard village itself. From here you can walk a mile out to the most southerly part of the whole of the UK. Take in the stunning scenery and keep your eye out for seals, basking sharks and dolphins. After you've built up an appetite walking, check out the famous Ann's pasties back in Lizard village. Pothleven, St Keverne and Cadgwith are also lovely, either as a main base or for day trips. Coverack Bay is a must for divers with its well-populated reefs and historical wrecks. Holiday houses close to the beach are available for holiday lets.