Cornwall is located in the extreme South West of the United Kingdom and is often referred to as Duchy. Cornwall enjoys its own local government because it is a chartered unitary authority that swears allegiance to Great Britain. However, the people of Cornwall do not consider themselves English and refer to themselves as Cornish even though Cornwall is a ceremonial county of England.
The area is rather isolated but is extremely popular amongst travelers from within the United Kingdom due to its warm coastal line and extravagant history. However, Duchy is quickly gaining international attention due to its rich Celtic history. Cornwall is still to this date considered to be the home of the mystical and legendary King Arthur and his roundtable. There are several castles and tales of former glories that tourists enjoy in Duchy.
Cornwall is spread across a large area, but never incurred an industrial revolution so there aren’t any major cities in the area. Truro is the only city in Cornwall and it acts as the administrative center.
Large hotels never established in the county because of the lack of local interest from the Cornish government. Also, the tourists that visit Cornwall feel that the cottages they stay in are the most prominent and defining factors of their vacations. As a result, hundreds of cottages and houses were converted into small hotels that eradicated the necessity of building 5 star hotels. Today tourism accounts for 23% of Cornwall’s total economy.
The following cottages are some of the best that the county of Cornwall has to offer. There aren’t too many differences in the luxuries and amenities that most cottages offer in the area. But the level of customer service, location, and entertainment contribute to the overall experience of guests in Cornwall. The cottages listed below range between modest to luxury cottages, the rates vary proportionally.
• Little Pisky Cottage is a small but comfortable bread and breakfast. The Little Pisky is located in the fishing town of Mevagissey. The cottage is a privately run business that is renowned for their Cornish hospitality. The rooms are modest in size but are extremely clean and in impeccable condition. The cottage is located near the harbor and there are a few really good restaurants and pubs within walking distance. All inclusive rates at the Little Pisky start from as low as £27 per night.
• The Old Coach House is ranked as the best cottage to stay in Boscastle. They also are one of the only cottages that have separate rooms that are wheelchair accessible for their disabled guests. The rooms in this family run business are large, bright, and comfortable. The town of Boscastle is one of the most popular fishing villages and has an interesting museum of Witchcraft. All inclusive rates start from £64 per night.
• No. 1 is an extremely detailed oriented B&B in St. Ives. The rooms are beautifully decorated and furnished with everything one may need to enjoy a perfect vacation. The No. 1 is located in the fantastic town of St. Ives. St. Ives is most famous for its beautiful beaches and art. Rates for all inclusive rooms start from £70 per night.
• Blankednick Farm is a beautiful family oriented cottage located in Truro. This comfortable farm turned cottage lies on the outskirts of Cornwall’s only city. The Blankednick has been described as tasteful, luxurious, and relaxing by some of its recent guests. The guests enjoy the luxury of being only a couple of miles away from Truro’s famous Cathedral and the Royal Cornwall Museum. All inclusive rooms are available from nightly rates of £85 per night.
• Tredethy House is a 4 star cottage that was built for the Prince Chula of Thailand. This elegant English county house is located in Bodmin. The spacious en suite bedrooms that the Tredethy offers are truly fit for a prince. All the rooms provide excellent views of either the garden or the woodlands. Set in the peaceful countryside, this cottage sets the benchmark for luxury for all B&B’s in Cornwall. All inclusive rates start from £95 per night at the Tredethy.