Autumn is the perfect time of year to visit Cornwall, the county’s colours turn to mellow tones of orange, red and yellow, the weather is still good and the roads are a little quieter. Whether you’re looking for the perfect destination for a romantic weekend away or planning your next family holiday, there’s a fantastic range of accommodation to choose from.

Here are a few of our favourite places to stay in Cornwall during the autumn season.

The Seafood Restaurant Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast Cornwall - The Seafood Restaurant

The cool chic design of the light and airy rooms at The Seafood Restaurant beautifully reflect the colours of the surrounding sky and sea. Designed by Jill Stein, each room features crisp white bed linen, soft bath towels, Molton Brown toiletries and décor that echo the restaurant’s amazing waterside location.

The Greenbank Hotel

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The Greenbank Hotel is one of the most romantic hotels in Cornwall, boasting breath-taking panoramic views across the Fal Estuary and fantastic facilities including a luxury spa and restaurant. We recommend spending a relaxing afternoon on the terrace, enjoying the hotel’s ‘lavish’ cream tea with a glass of delicious champagne!

The Headland Hotel

Headland Hotel - places to stay in Cornwall

When it comes to accommodation in Cornwall, The Headland Hotel has plenty to offer, enjoy a quiet holiday in one of the hotel’s secluded five-star cottages, gaze out at an incredible view from an ocean-facing room, or indulge in the county’s only Five Bubble rated spa.

Crantock Bay Apartments

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This range of 5* self-catering apartments have some of the best views of the North Cornish coast. Many of the apartments accept dogs and Crantock beach is just a stones throw away – perfect for family holidays in Cornwall.

St Minver Holiday Park

Campsites in Cornwall - St Minver Holiday Park

Situated in the beautiful village of St Minver this is one of the best campsites in Cornwall. There is a range of accommodation available, including caravans, chalets and luxury lodges. And if you’re looking to keep the kids entertained? There are plenty of activities for both children and adults to enjoy, including 3-pools, an adventure playground and games area.

Pier House Hotel

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 Travel back in time and enjoy a unique stay in Cornwall at this beautiful harbour side hotel. Located in the picturesque port of Charlestown the Pier House Hotel features 26 beautiful bedrooms, a thriving restaurant and a bar with outdoor terrace. If you’re lucky you may even catch a glimpse of the Poldark crew filming!

Sands Resort Hotel


Just a short walk away from the beautiful beaches on the North Cornish coast, the Sands Resort Hotel is a great place to stay in Cornwall for family holidays. The hotel has wet-suits and body boards that you can borrow for free and the outdoor facilities are fantastic for family fun – with golf, tennis and a zip wire to name just a few.

Holiday Cornwall


Holiday Cornwall provides some of the best self-catering accommodation in Cornwall – with many properties featuring swimming pools and tennis courts. If you’re looking for a magical family holiday, we recommend booking a property on the Maenporth Estate - less than three miles from the vibrant town of Falmouth and set in 29 acres of beautiful woodland - it’s perfect for exploring the autumn colours.