Cornwall is known for its beautiful coastline, sandy beaches, picturesque villages, and historical sites such as Tintagel Castle and St. Michael’s Mount.
Some of the best cottages in Cornwall with a hot tub offer a world of pure relaxation and tranquillity, nestled within breathtaking landscapes.
They’re hidden gems waiting to be found.
Whether you’re looking for something super luxurious with a sea view and pool, or a romantic dog-friendly hideaway so that no member of the family misses out on a special holiday, there’s something for everyone on this epic list.
In this guide, we’ll start with some need-to-know basics like where it is and how to get there.
We’ll then dive deep into the list of best Cornwall cottages that of course, all have hot tubs.
You’ll also notice that we’ve separated these into categories to make it super easy to find exactly what you’re looking for.
At the end of the guide, you’ll also find information on the best time of year to visit, and an FAQ.
Where is Cornwall
Cornwall is a county located in the southwestern part of England.
It is bordered by the Celtic Sea to the north, the English Channel to the south, and the county of Devon to the east.
Below is an interactive map so that you can see the exact location.
How to get to Cornwall
If you’re travelling from within the UK, then travelling by car is a popular option, with the A30 and A38 being the most common roads that feed into the county.
If you’re coming from London, the journey takes approximately 4-5 hours, depending on traffic and your exact destination.
However, you should ensure that you plan your route in advance and consider the time of day you travel, as during peak season these roads are notorious for congestion.
If you need to rent a car, then Rentalcars.com is always my go-to platform.
Not only are they a highly reputable platform, but they also combine all of the best deals on the market to make it super easy to ensure you’re getting the best bang for your buck.
The bus network across the UK is pretty good.
The primary operators are Megabus and National Express.
Whilst this option is often more time-consuming than other modes of transportation, it is certainly more cost-effective if you’re on a budget or prefer a more relaxed journey.
Busbud is an excellent platform which combines all the timetables and pricing together to make it hassle-free when booking.
I’ve used this platform countless times and so I can highly recommend them.
Cornwall is well-connected by rail, and there are direct train services from various major cities in the UK that can be found on the primary UK booking platform: trainline.com.
The main stations in Cornwall are Truro, Penzance, and St. Austell, and which one you choose will ultimately depend on which cottage you choose to stay in.
If you’re heading here from London, you can take a direct train from Paddington Station to one of the main stations, with journey times ranging from 4-6 hours, depending on your destination.
However, train prices in England aren’t cheap – especially if you book it last minute.
If you’re choosing this option, then I’d recommend that you book your train tickets in advance, especially during busy travel periods.
Cornwall has its own airport, Newquay Cornwall Airport, which is serviced by several domestic flights, usually from those further north such as Manchester, Newcastle or Scotland.
Alternatively, you can fly into larger airports like Bristol Airport or Exeter International Airport and then continue your journey to Cornwall by train or car.
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Best Cottages in Cornwall with a Hot Tub
Dog friendly cottages with a hot tub
Location: 4.3 miles NE of Looe | Sleeps: 6 + cot
Tucked away within the little hamlet of Treyone is Meadows: a gorgeous dog friendly stone cottage surrounded by breathtaking views of the rolling countryside and merely a stones throw from the stunning south Cornwall shores.
With an impressive open-plan living room that’s truly the heart of the home, floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the ever-changing tapestry of the countryside and a cosy wood burner to smother you in warmth during the winter months, this place is the perfect sanctuary no matter what time of year you’re visiting.
You’ll find three excellently appointed bedrooms with either king or super-king-sized beds, equipped with luxuriously comfortable mattresses that are ready for you to sink into after a long day of exploration.
Two of the bedrooms are situated on the ground floor – one of which has an en-suite.
The third bedroom can be found on the second floor and is mightily impressive.
Not only does it contain an en-suite but also a separate sitting room and dressing room, providing a realm of serenity and privacy.
Outside, you’ll find a garden with a sun-kissed terrace, a crackling fire pit and – of course – a bubbling hot tub, where you can revel in even more mesmerising countryside views.
Check prices: Meadows
Location: St Agnes | Sleeps: 8 + 2 cots
Sandbrook is a hidden gem nestled in the idyllic village of St Agnes.
This picturesque haven offers easy access to the stunning golden shores and shimmering azure waters of Trevaunance Cove, making it the perfect destination for an unforgettable family and dog-friendly UK beach holiday.
This impeccably designed holiday home offers a beautiful open-plan kitchen and dining area that’s the perfect space for hosting dinners for family and friends.
It comes equipped with many top-of-the-range appliances, including an electric Aga, a stylish SMEG fridge/freezer, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Next to the kitchen, you’ll find a cosy sitting room, where you can kindle the wood burner and sink into plush sofas for a peaceful evening of relaxation – this place is a haven of tranquillity.
On the ground floor, you’ll find a charming and snug double bedroom, along with an adorable twin bedroom, a family bathroom, and a convenient wet room.
Upstairs, is a luxurious king-size bedroom featuring an en-suite bathroom, complete with a soothing bathtub for unwinding after a fun-filled day.
Additionally, there’s a versatile ‘zip and link’ bedroom, which can be set up as either a twin or a super-king, accompanied by its own en-suite shower room.
Outside is a private and enclosed garden, providing an excellent space to bask in the Cornish sun.
As twilight descends, you’ll be able to ignite the barbecue and relish in an evening feast before stepping into the steaming waters of the hot tub and marvelling at the starlit sky.
Check prices: Sandbrook
Cottages with a sea view and hot tub
Location: 3 miles E of Looe | Sleeps: 4
Ocean View is an extraordinary beach retreat perched on the stunning hillside village of Seaton and it’s a place that will honestly will leave you breathless.
The house benefits from expansive sea views which can be seen from the many floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the property, as well as from the sun-soaked decking area that’s equipped with stylish contemporary furniture, a luxurious hot tub and BBQ.
On the ground floor, you’ll discover an open plan kitchen/living room and a beautifully appointed bedroom with a super-king size bed that can also be arranged as twin beds to accommodate your preferences.
This bedroom comes complete with a lavish en-suite bathroom featuring a separate and indulgent rainfall shower and a luxurious double-ended bath, creating an ideal spot to unwind and pamper yourself.
As you ascend the spiral staircase, you’ll find yourself in the second bedroom, a delightful space that will no doubt surpass your expectations.
Boasting a spacious layout, a comfortable king-size bed for restful nights, a cosy sitting area perfect for enjoying your morning coffee, and an elegant en-suite shower room, this bedroom offers a tranquil retreat.
To top it all off, a large window opens onto a charming Juliet balcony, the perfect spot for admiring the views in all their glory.
Check prices: Ocean View
Luxury Cottages with a hot tub
Location: 5.8 miles NE of Bodmin | Sleeps: 11 + 4 cots
Moss Farmhouse is what dreams are made of and it’s one of the very best luxury cottages in Cornwall with a hot tub in our opinion.
No expense has been spared and no detail has been overlooked in this stunning UK holiday home.
It has absolutely everything you could wish for and has been decorated so impeccably that it really is the epitome of perfection and the ultimate hidden gem for gathering loved ones to create everlasting memories.
Situated in the picturesque moors amidst the serene Cornish countryside, it not only boasts breathtaking interiors, but a stylish hot tub, versatile games rooms that doubles up as a chill-out area or party space, five opulent en suite bedrooms, a rustic outdoor bar, and even welcomes canine companions.
The large kitchen contains an island worktop which creates the perfect centre point for everyone to get involved with the cooking whilst also spending some quality time together.
Beyond the kitchen lies a blissful sunlit dining area that opens up into a lounge area with a sizzling log burner – meaning it’s not only an idyllic spot for enjoying your meals but also the perfect space for an afternoon of relaxation with a good book or film with family and friends.
On the ground floor, you’ll find the first en-suite bedroom, featuring a clever ‘zip and link’ bed that can be arranged as a super-king or twin beds according to your preference.
Upstairs, you’ll find four luxurious bedrooms, each boasting their own exquisite en suite and equipped with towelling robes, private televisions and plush cushions and throws.
Three of the bedrooms feature king-size beds, while the fourth is a sweet triple room decorated with cute whale-themed wallpaper, ideal for accommodating children.
However, the triple room can also be arranged as a super-king size bed and a single if necessary.
Additionally, this floor offers a cosy nook, where you can curl up on a sofa with a cup of tea away from the rest of the guests.
For the little ones, a charming children’s corner awaits, with an array of wooden toys guaranteed to captivate their attention for hours on end.
On the ground floor, you’ll find double doors that lead out onto a charming terrace equipped with wooden furniture, deck chairs and a large picnic-style table.
This gorgeous space is great for summer dining, as well as soaking up the sun and embracing lazy afternoons as you immerse yourself in the tranquillity of your surroundings in complete privacy thanks to the well-matured trees which surround the garden.
And, as the night falls, the hot tub calls to be used as it bubbles away beneath the star-studded sky.
This unbelievable holiday home is certainly something special.
Check prices: Moss Farmhouse
Location: 3.2 miles SW of Truro | Sleeps: 16 + 2 cots
Tregye Farm is the ultimate luxury retreat nestled in a serene and picturesque hamlet near the popular Cornish town of Truro.
As you drive into the cobbled courtyard of Tregye Farm, you’ll be astounded by the sheer size and breathtaking beauty of your UK holiday home.
This extraordinary property exudes an undeniable wow factor, seamlessly blending bespoke stylish interiors with original features and creating a space that’s perfectly designed for multi-generational families or groups of friends seeking quality time together – and that includes the four-legged members of the family!
This dog-friendly abode warmly welcomes up to four furry companions and provides ample space for them to frolic and roam.
Upon entering the cottage, you’ll find yourself in a grand entrance hall, offering three paths to explore: to the left, to the right, or up the stairs, each leading to remarkable accommodations.
The expansive eat-in kitchen is fully equipped for any occasion, boasting everything from fondue sets to a double range cooker, allowing you to dine like royalty.
At the end of the kitchen awaits a cosy snug adorned with a wood-burning stove, providing a perfect retreat after a delectable meal.
Inside the property, you’ll find seven stunning and individually designed bedrooms, with five of them offering en suite facilities.
The bedrooms are thoughtfully distributed throughout the house, ensuring peace and tranquillity for all.
The master bedroom epitomises luxury, with its fabulous balcony offering excellent garden views, a dressing room, and an opulent en suite bathroom.
For children, there is a dorm-style room, complete with bunk beds and two single beds (which can be converted into a king-size bed), providing endless fun and excitement.
One of the highlights of the house is the incredible games room that features a pool table, dart board and plenty of sofas and board games that are perfect for all ages.
For those seeking a healthy dose of competition, the grounds boast a full-size tennis court, as well as a table tennis table in the sheltered courtyard behind the kitchen.
Alternatively, for those in search of tranquillity, a hidden summerhouse awaits behind the main house, providing a serene spot to savour a chilled G&T while admiring the sweeping vistas.
Check prices: Tregye Farm
Cottages with a pool and hot tub
Location: 3.2 miles SW of Truro | Sleeps: 4 + cot
Situated in the wonderful Cornish countryside between Falmouth and Truro is The Gatehouse – a single-story cottage that offers a lovely UK escape for families, friends and couples.
The cottage is part of a complex known as The Emerald, an award-winning esteemed eco-development, the surrounding five acres contain five eco-friendly holiday homes.
Within the complex, you’ll find a shared gym, tennis courts and a pool.
As you enter the cottage, you’ll be greeted by an open-plan living area adorned with industrial lamps hanging gracefully and massive exposed beams accentuating the high apex ceiling, creating a light and spacious ambience.
In the kitchen, you’ll find many luxury qualities, such as underfloor heating, gleaming granite work surfaces, and a spacious island kitchen unit equipped with an espresso machine.
The main bedroom boasts a super-king-size bed and an en suite shower room with under-floor heating and a walk-in drench-head shower.
The second bedroom features ‘zip and link’ beds, offering flexible sleeping arrangements, perfect for couples or two friends or family members sharing.
You’ll find French doors that open onto a terrace that spans the length of the cottage, revealing a private hot tub overlooking lush lawns and an enchanting orchard.
For those looking for a secluded and private space with convenient access to energetic activities then this is an excellent Cornwall cottage with a hot tub.
Check prices: The Gatehouse
Location: 1mile NE of Chadgwith | Sleeps: 8 + cot
Situated near Lizard Peninsula is this remarkable cottage that’s ideal for large families or groups of friends.
Channel View serves as an excellent base for exploring the untouched beauty of this area, however, with all that’s on offer here, you may not even want to leave the property.
Embraced by picturesque countryside, this delightful detached house boasts two ground-floor bedrooms and two first-floor bedrooms, providing a tranquil haven where guests can revel in rural peace and serenity.
With unspoilt views, a heated swimming pool (available from Easter to the end of September) a rejuvenating hot tub, games room, and a snug lounge area equipped with a wood burner – it’s got it all.
This exquisite house offers an abundance of space and comfort, with generously sized bedrooms, ample living areas and an expansive garden – every member of your group will find an opportunity for socialising and solitude, creating cherished memories for an unforgettable vacation experience.
Check prices: Channel View
Romanic cottages with a hot tub
Location: 2.6 miles S of Helford| Sleeps: 4 + cot
Situated amidst the picturesque landscape of the Lizard peninsula, lies a charming boutique farm cottage that’s perfect for a romantic escape.
Known as Pheasant Cottage, this space welcomes you with its exquisite interiors, instantly whisking away your worries.
Originally built in 1638, the cottage has been recently refurbished, yet special features have been meticulously preserved by its owners – most notably a lintel that graces the fireplace and is believed to be salvaged from a shipwreck.
Inside you’ll find a sumptuous sitting room complete with the all-in-important cosy log burner for those visiting in winter, and a perfectly sized kitchen-diner to cook up a feast after adventure-filled days along the Cornish coastline.
Ascending to the upper level, you will discover two delightful bedrooms nestled at the front of the cottage, along with a family bathroom.
The master bedroom boasts a king-size bed, with excellent views of the countryside visible through the window.
Outside, you’ll find a courtyard that features a bubbling hot tub and a great set of chairs with a dining table for those summer evenings waiting to be spent in the fresh air.
There is also a pristine lawn that offers remarkable seclusion, whilst backing onto the adjoining farm.
This is undoubtedly one of the most romantic holiday cottages with a hot tub on our list.
Check prices: Pheasant Cottage
Location: 2.1 miles N or Mullien | Sleeps: 4 + cot
A serene tree-lined drive guides you to the absolutely gorgeous Penvores Farm, where you’ll discover the inviting Penvores Barn – a tranquil sanctuary with stunning interiors that harmoniously blend original features and modern touches.
Designed with a reverse-level layout, this barn capitalises on the brilliant surrounding countryside.
As you ascend to the first-floor entrance, you’ll step into an open-plan living area with soft sofas and an efficient wood-burning stove.
The dining area and well-equipped kitchen on the same level create a beautifully appointed space that effortlessly caters to food preparation, dining, socialising, and unwinding.
From here, easy access is granted to the balcony, garden, and hot tub, providing a seamless transition between indoor and outdoor bliss.
The ground floor is home to three bedrooms and two bath/shower rooms.
With crisp linens and a lovely colour palette, two of the bedrooms feature king-size beds, while the single bedroom resides between them.
This setup offers ample space and flexibility for up to four guests, just in case you want to bring along children on your romantic break.
Check prices: Penvores Barn
Best time to visit Cornwall
The best time to visit Cornwall is considered to be during the summer months (June to August).
However, below is what you can expect by month.
- Spring (March to May): Spring in Cornwall is a delightful time to visit. The weather starts to warm up, and the landscapes come alive with colourful blooms. It’s a great season for exploring picturesque gardens, coastal walks, and charming villages. The crowds are relatively smaller compared to the peak summer season, and accommodation prices are often more affordable.
- Summer (June to August): Summer is the peak tourist season in Cornwall, and for good reason. The weather is generally mild and sunny, making it perfect for enjoying stunning beaches, coastal activities, and outdoor festivals. The water temperature is at its warmest, ideal for swimming and water sports. However, keep in mind that popular tourist spots can get crowded, and prices for accommodations tend to be higher. It’s advisable to book in advance if you plan to visit during this time.
- Autumn (September to November): Autumn brings a magical charm to Cornwall. The summer crowds start to dissipate, and the weather remains pleasant, although it can be more changeable. The countryside transforms into a tapestry of vibrant autumn colours, making it an ideal time for scenic walks, exploring historic sites, and enjoying local harvest festivals. Accommodation prices may be more affordable compared to the summer season.
- Winter (December to February): Winter in Cornwall offers a different kind of beauty. While the weather can be colder and rainier, you’ll have a chance to experience the county’s peaceful and serene atmosphere. The coastal towns and villages are adorned with festive lights, and you can enjoy cosy evenings by the fire in charming pubs or explore the dramatic coastline during invigorating walks. It’s worth noting that some attractions and accommodations may have reduced hours or be closed during the winter months.
What are the best towns in Cornwall?
There are heaps of stunning towns and villages in Cornwall and they all offer something unique.
However, the below towns are some of the most popular.
- St Ives: Known for its picturesque harbour, art galleries, and beautiful beaches, St Ives is a beloved destination for artists and beach lovers. It offers a vibrant atmosphere, excellent dining options, and easy access to attractions like the Tate St Ives art museum.
- Newquay: If you’re seeking a vibrant coastal town with fantastic surfing opportunities, Newquay is a top choice. It has several beautiful beaches, a lively nightlife scene, and a range of water sports activities.
- Falmouth: With its rich maritime heritage, Falmouth is a charming town nestled on the Fal River. It offers a bustling harbour, a maritime museum, and plenty of waterfront activities. Falmouth is also an excellent base for exploring nearby gardens and attractions.
- Padstow: Located on the north coast, Padstow is a charming fishing village renowned for its culinary scene, particularly the restaurants of celebrity chef Rick Stein. It boasts beautiful beaches, coastal walks, and a picturesque harbour.
- Penzance: Situated in the westernmost part of Cornwall, Penzance is a historic town with a bohemian vibe. It serves as a gateway to popular attractions like St. Michael’s Mount and the beautiful coastal landscapes of the Land’s End Peninsula.
- The Lizard Peninsula: For those seeking unspoiled natural beauty, the Lizard Peninsula offers breathtaking coastal scenery, charming villages, and serene landscapes. It’s an ideal location for outdoor activities like hiking, wildlife spotting, and exploring secluded coves.
How many days do you need to spend in Cornwall?
Cornwall has so many incredible things to see and do that spending at least a week here is recommended.
However, during the summer, you can easily spend longer in Cornwall as there are many beaches, walks and historic sites to explore.
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