Want to make your Cornwall getaway more unique than your typical English seaside trip? Well, aside from visiting some amazing Cornwall hidden gems, the best way to make your trip more memorable is to stay somewhere really special. And luckily, Airbnb is home to some of the most unique accommodation options in the county. From treehouses and shepherd’s huts to barns and cabins, here are the 23 best Airbnbs in Cornwall for a unique getaway.
This article is written by Faraway Lucy writer, Kim Holder.
Price per night: From £175 for 2 people
Location: Penzance, England
Once a printmakers studio, this stunning country treehouse is easily one of the most unusual romantic weekend breaks in the UK. The treehouse benefits from a private, wrap-around balcony, ideal for al-fresco dining while soaking up the countryside views.
I absolutely love how light-filled the living space is. Energising and uplifting, the treehouse really comes into its own on bright, sunny days. Wake up to birdsong and the running stream from the garden, which is sure to start your day off on a good foot. The treehouse includes all the essentials such as a TV, Wi-Fi, a full kitchen and even a BBQ for those long summer nights. It’s basically a couple’s getaway dream.
Price per night: From £190 for 2 people
Location: Marhamchurch, Cornwall
Fancy feeling like a cowboy in the USA? Then you’ll love the Moonshine Shack Barn. From the whisky barrel counter to the private porch where you can sit back and relax in a rocking chair, this barn has a very American feel to it. And the best part is that you don’t even have to leave England to stay here! The barn even boasts a hot tub which would make for the ultimate relaxing evening with your favourite American drink of choice in hand.
The luxurious barn is perfect for an intimate couples break, as it has a fireplace that’ll make you feel oh-so-cosy. Cook up a romantic candlelit dinner, before cuddling up by the fire while watching a film on the smart TV. If this doesn’t take your fancy, why not end your day with a spot of stargazing in the outdoor hammock while listening to the sound of owls? This is one unique stay you and your partner won’t forget anytime soon.
Price per night: From £340 for 14 people
Location: Helston, Cornwall
Ever found yourself watching Grand Designs thinking how amazing those stunning places look? Well, here’s the opportunity to stay in one of those places! With six bedrooms to choose from, The Game Keepers Lodge is the perfect getaway for big groups of family and friends. Each room has a homely feel to it, not least because of the log burner you’ll find in each. Should you have a rainy day (this is Britain we’re talking about, after all), you’ll feel oh-so-cosy.
The cabin has won awards for its sustainability, even featuring in the likes of Elle Decoration and Country Living, making it ideal for those who are all about eco-friendly travel. On the wrap-around balcony and porch, there are Insta-worthy swinging chairs which make the perfect spot to settle down in with a good book in. But for those who want to explore a bit more, you’ll find Porthleven, a picturesque harbour village, nearby. Here you can enjoy activities such as watersports, fine dining, and arts.
Price per night: From £105 for 4 people
Location: Constantine, Cornwall
This hand-built, woodland cabin makes for the loveliest secluded little hideaway. Located just 15 minutes from Falmouth, the light and spacious Riverside Cabin is a rustic getaway that has compost loos, an outdoor hot water shower, and the facilities to cook outdoors. However, if you don’t fancy cooking, there are so many amazing places to eat in Falmouth to choose from!
At Riverside Cabin, you’ll discover bluebell woods right on your doorstep, which are perfect for a romantic stroll or for the kids to go and explore. The woods also make a great backdrop to photos of your getaway! There’s also a babbling stream with a small bridge in the garden of the cabin which is a lovely touch to the surroundings. What better sound to wake up to, right?
Price per night: From £105 for 2 people
Location: Looe, Cornwall
Ever wanted to wake up to a beautiful sea view right from the comfort of a queen-sized bed? Then this is one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall for you. The dome-shaped cabin boasts spectacular views of Tregantle Beach which is only a 15-minute drive away. Just imagine the sunrises and sunsets here!
Although it may not look it from the outside, the interior is filled with light, especially on those sunnier Cornish days. Outside, the fire pit and log bench in the garden are nice touches. They make a great spot for toasting marshmallows and enjoying a few drinks in the evening.
The table and chairs on the decking also make for great al fresco dining and there’s a hammock for those days where you just want to lie back and watch the world go by. This is certainly one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall for amazing views, so why wouldn’t you just want to soak them up?
Price per night: From £41 for 2 people
Location: Saint Issey, Wadebridge, Cornwall
Situated in the north of Cornwall, this secluded cabin is one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall for couples. However, if you want to scrap the romance and go on a larger group holiday instead, your friends and family are welcome to camp on the grounds surrounding the cabin. Hawk’s Nest Cabin is set in a large grassy area, complete with picnic table and BBQ, so you can enjoy long days in the sunshine during the summer months.
On arrival, you are greeted by complimentary tea, coffee, fresh milk and biscuits, which is a lovely homely treat away from home. However, if you fancy checking out what the local area offers, there’s a great coffee shop, Strong Adolfos, and some lovely shops not too far away from the cabin. Wadebridge High Street is also nearby; I’d recommend visiting at night time when it’s all lit up. And beach babies can head to Daymer Bay for long walks along the beach or a quick dip!
Price per night: From £142 for 2 people
Location: Mousehole, Cornwall
Ever thought about staying in a fisherman’s cottage before? Maybe not. But after you’ve taken a look at this lovely renovated fisherman’s cottage you’ll be dying to. The cottage boasts beautiful views of the harbour, which are best enjoyed at sunset or while the harbour is lit up at night. You can even soak up the views from the comfort of your bedroom’s hanging chair, which hangs right next to the window. The perfect spot to settle in with a good book, in my opinion!
The cottage has a very luxurious feel to it and will make you feel so cosy. If the hanging chair doesn’t take your fancy, cuddle up by the fireplace in the living area with a blanket and hot drink of your choice. (It would be a hot chocolate if it was my choice!) There’s also an absolutely stunning walk-in shower and sink area which comes complete with a hammered bronze basin. And the cottage is filled with light that will brighten up your days and make sure that you start each day in a great mood.
Price per night: From £198 for 2 people
Location: Barripper, Cornwall
Want to fulfil that childhood dream of staying in a treehouse? Then take a look at one of the most amazing treehouse holidays with a hot tub in the UK. This luxurious treehouse comes complete with some amazing facilities, such as an outdoor hot tub, perfect for long evenings stargazing. I mean, who wouldn’t love that? Outside, you’ll also find a newly built BBQ lodge, where you can cosy up on the cushions after you’ve persuaded your other half to cook up a feast on the BBQ.
There’s also a large pond with a bridge across it that lights up at night, perfect for a romantic night stroll with your significant other. It looks pretty magical if you ask me. However, if you want to enjoy the night sky from the comfort of your own bed, you can do just that. The glass ceiling above your bed gives you the best view of the night sky! You’ll find even more romantic touches in the bathroom, such as a unique freestanding bath, made with romantic evenings together in mind.
Price per night: From £103 for 2 people
Location: East Thorne, Bude
The Roundhouse is a lovely cabin situated in the north of Cornwall that would make the perfect secluded getaway for two. With blankets scattered around the cabin, this is one of the cosiest Airbnbs in Cornwall. You can even use one outside while enjoying breakfast alfresco on the table and chairs that are just out front! The nearby outdoor log burner will also keep you toasty. And to make things even better, there’s an outdoor hot tub and underfloor heating in the cabin to warm your feet up after you’ve gone for a dip.
Inside, the cabin has a modern but quirky feel to it with features such as the quirky porthole in the roof (for long night’s stargazing) and a rustic style bathroom. The spacious bedroom is also a huge draw with its handmade king size bed and sumptious accessories.
Price per night: From £100 for 2 people
Location: Elworthy, Cornwall
Yeworthy Eco Treehouse is easily one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall. The off-grid treehouse is situated next to a lake, so hop on board the rowing boat for two to enjoy the beautiful scenery up-close. It’s time to live out your wildest The Notebook dreams! If you want to appreciate the views from afar instead, the treehouse boasts a balcony with a table and chairs. The perfect spot for you to enjoy some breakfast while soaking up the morning sun and listening to the birds sing.
The cosy feel to the treehouse makes you feel right at home. And if you want to feel like a kid again there’s even a tyre swing nearby. (You can never be too old for one of those.) The treehouse is also eco-friendly and prides itself on its sustainability – yes, that means you’ll have to get used to a composting sawdust toilet!
Guests also benefit from full use of the summer house located near the treehouse. This is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine (or three!) in the evenings while looking at the stars.
Price per night: From £106 for 2 people
Location: Mousehole, Cornwall
Have you ever wanted to stay in a New York loft apartment but not wanted to make the long trip? Well, with this apartment in Mousehole, you won’t have to. Formally known as “Who Knows”, the apartment used to be a building that mariners would use to process their catch. However, 300 years later it has transformed into the New York loft influenced getaway you see today!
The Old Fish Cellar is situated in the heart of the quaint harbour town, Mousehole, making it the perfect base for couples who love to explore. Picture romantic walks around the harbour and the endless endearing streets.
Inside, the story is much the same. The romantic getaway boasts a huge king-sized bed to snuggle up in, before waking up to a great breakfast in bed. With its industrial copper details, the fully-equipped kitchen is nothing short of stunning. You’ll want to spend as much time in it as possible, so there won’t be any arguments over who gets up to cook breakfast! There’s also a Smart TV, Bluetooth Radio and an award-winning locally designed ‘Hot Pod’ wood burner in the living space, so you’ll enjoy your time here even if it’s rainy outside.
12. Trecombe Lodge
Price per night: From £127 for 6 people
Location: Mawnan Smith, Cornwall
Trecombe Lodge is situated within the Cornish countryside, making it one of the more peaceful best Airbnbs in Cornwall. One of my favourite things about this lodge is the balcony with an outdoor seating area. It’s the perfect spot to soak up the stunning views!
With a lakeside setting, the surrounding area of this lodge is a magical nine-acre woodland that is just begging to be explored. Whether you fancy exploring the woodland or just relaxing on the bench next to the lake, you won’t find many surroundings as beautiful as this one. The lodge is also located near Falmouth and the Helford River, giving you the option to explore beyond the woodland while still staying local.
The modern lodge boasts many luxurious amenities such as underfloor heating, a log burner and even an outdoor Swedish hot bath. Sleeping up to six people, this is one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall for families. There are even kid-friendly rooms, such as a cosy mezzanine sleeping area for the little’uns!
Price per night: From £179 for 2 people
Location: Falmouth, Cornwall
Ever wanted to stay in a shepherd’s hut? Then this is one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall for you and your loved one. This shepherd’s hut packs a lot into a small space, while still feeling spacious, light and airy. The oh-so-cosy bed benefits from window views across the beautiful Cornish countryside. I think this calls for breakfast in bed.
There’s also an en-suite inside the shepherd’s hut and a full kitchen for all your cooking needs. Inside, you’ll also find a toasty fireplace for you both to cosy up to after a trip to the beach. Yep, your local beaches are just minutes away!
Outside the hut, you’ll find a table and chairs for intimate meals together while enjoying views of the rolling green hills of Cornwall. And once you’ve had some grub, you can settle down by the fire pit with a blanket, marshmallows and your drink of choice.
Price per night: From £75 for 2 people
Location: Latchley, Cornwall
Apple Loft is a beautiful getaway located in the Tamar Valley. The open-plan living space is filled to the brim with loving details such as a lovely heart dangle piece and fresh flowers dotted around. An added bit of romance for your already romantic stay. From the dining room table, you can enjoy stunning views, while eating a romantic dinner or having a drink together. Cheers to that!
Outside, the private garden is the perfect place to relax on a gorgeous summer’s day. There’s even a birdbath so you may spot some birds too. But if the weather’s not on your side, the loft is really cosy, not least because of the toasty wood burner that’ll warm you up on those colder evenings.
Price per night: From £78 for 2 people
Location: Downderry, Cornwall
Ever wanted to watch the sunset right from the comfort of your bed? Well, this coastal studio loft apartment provides just that. The large triangular windows and two Velux windows on the ceiling allow light to flood into the flat. And, of course, they also allow you to soak up some of the best views Cornwall has to offer. I mean, just look at that blue sea! Whether you enjoy the sunrise or sunset from the table and chairs or while cosied up together on the sofa, they’re bound to leave you speechless.
However, it’s not just about the studio here. Nearby there are many amazing places to visit, such as Downderry, Seaton Beach, Whitsand Bay and Looe. Each boasts an array of great activities and places to eat. I’d recommend grabbing a bite to eat at Blue Plate, a delicious deli, and Inn on the Shore, which serves up amazing pub grub accompanied by even better views.
Price per night: £95 for 4 people
Location: Halestown, Cornwall
If you’re looking for an Airbnb just a stone’s throw from St Ives, Shakas House has got your back. A great getaway for a group of friends, this converted shipping container sleeps four people. It has a lovely terrace with table and chairs; the perfect spot to sit back with your favourite tipple in hand and watch the sunset.
Inside, the spacious container is just as impressive, with lots of quirky features such as a log fire, an indoor hammock and warm lit fairy lights strung around the place. One of my favourite features is the colourful stained glass window of a ship in the bedroom!
Horse lovers will love the fact that you might see some horses during your stay, as they live on the opposite side of the field. And for those who want to explore the best of Cornwall, the container is located just off the B road, making it easy to get onto the road straight to St Ives.
Price per night: From £102 for 2 people
Location: Leedstown, Cornwall
The luxurious Boat House Log Cabin is one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall for those who want to stay among some of Cornwall’s best scenery. The cabin comes complete with its own personal rowing boat for guests to enjoy a paddle. You won’t find this feature in many other Airbnbs! Plus, rowing around the lake at sunset with your partner is pretty much the height of romance.
While the cabin’s main attraction is its setting, the interior is just as beautiful. Every part of the cabin comes together to create a relaxed environment that feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Enjoy the view of the beautiful lake right from your double bed or from the balcony overlooking the lake. And on long evenings, cosy up to the log burner with a blanket.
There’s also a chance to spot some wildlife during your stay. Look out for dragonflies next to the lake and for swallows flying above your head! The cabin even pays homage to these beautiful birds with details of them above the bed. Behind the cabin, you’ll also discover a stunning wildflower meadow with flowers such as poppies and cornflowers! And if you fancy venturing further afield, Gwithian Beach and Porthleven Harbour are only a 15-minute drive away.
Price per night: From £130 for 2 people
Location: Helland, Cornwall
Poachers Pocket is a luxurious boutique cottage situated in North Cornwall near the Camel Trail and Bodmin Moor. If you’re looking for a peaceful getaway that you can bring your dog along to, this might just be the one. The seaside-inspired living and kitchen space screams ‘boho’, from the handmade macrame staircase detailing to the hanging plants hung by macrame. The cottage also has a gorgeous blue sofa that you and your significant other can cosy up on in front of the woodburning stove. Have your pick at a film from the DVD selection or good old Netflix, and you’re in for a great night!
If you fancy yourself a bit of a musician then there is a guitar for you to strum your favourite tunes. Or if you’d rather leave it to the professionals, there’s a record player to listen to some records such as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. And who doesn’t love a bit of Fleetwood Mac, right?! Listen to some great tunes while sipping on the complimentary Cornish Camel Valley wine lovingly provided by your hosts.
The cottage is certainly one of the more luxurious best Airbnbs in Cornwall. Enjoy a long hot shower under the rain shower, before wrapping yourself up in the soft White Company robes and Egyptian towels. Settle in the ridiculously comfortable king-sized bed in your master bedroom, and you’re in for a great night’s sleep. In the morning, hop on the complimentary his and hers bikes for a cycle along the Camel Trail. Sounds like the perfect morning activity to me!
Price per night: From £252 for 8 people
Location: Bude, Cornwall
Ever wanted to stay in a refurbished barn with your mates and dogs? Then take a look at this light-filled barn. The highlight of the barn is the large living space where you and your friends or family can chill out and watch some TV, play games or watch the sunset through the glass doors. Close by, the kitchen has a modern rustic feel and is fully equipped with everything you could need to knock up some big group meals during your stay. There’s also a spot with bar stools, perfect for making your drinks of choice for the night.
Ready for a fun night of drinking? Well, enjoy your drinks in the games area which features a table football and a pool table. Great for seeing everyone’s competitive side! Or if you fancy a more chilled night, on the decking outside you’ll find a luxurious hot tub to soak in for hours. If the weather’s good, you can also enjoy a BBQ on the decking, which comes complete with some deck chairs and a table and chairs. Great for sunbathing too. If you’re nursing a hangover the following morning, each of the luxurious bedrooms comes complete with a TV. Snuggle up with breakfast in bed while watching your favourite show, before another fun day of socialising!
Of course, no barn stay would be complete without seeing some actual farm animals. This was already one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall but it’s made even better by the farm animals you can meet on-site. They even have alpacas – now that’s unique! I think it’s safe to say that you’re bound to remember this holiday for years to come.
Price per night: From £95 for 4 people
Location: Constantine, Cornwall
Little Trenant Barn is a timber-framed secluded stay that would be perfect for a family getaway. The kids will love their mezzanine bedroom up the impressive oak staircase, where they can listen to the sounds of owls and stargaze through the skylights before they fall asleep. But don’t worry, parents don’t have to miss out! The private bedroom boasts a double bed and a window opposite – the perfect spot to watch the sunrise in the morning.
The living area is spacious and impressive, with its large glass windows that flood the room with light. At the centre of the barn, you’ll find a gorgeous duck egg blue sofa and a chair with matching footrest. These make for perfect chill-out spots with your favourite book or a glass of wine. Or how about both?
Outside, there’s a BBQ to help you cook up a storm on hot summer days. And just 100 metres away, you’ll discover a private secluded creek, where, in high tide, you can swim, go kayaking or go paddleboarding. Great fun for all the family!
Price per night: From £370 for 10 people
Location: Seaton, Cornwall
Ever wanted to feel like you’re living in a fairytale? Well, this Swiss Chalet has fairytale written all over it. Easily one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall, its lodge-inspired architecture will have you feeling a million miles away from little old England. The chalet even has a princess spiral staircase that’ll make you feel like you’re a princess. And from the panoramic balcony, you can enjoy unparalleled views of the Cornish coast, Seaton and Downderry Beach. Can you imagine how heavenly those views would look while alfresco dining at sunset?
One of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall for larger group getaways, this Airbnb sleeps a whopping 10 people. And luckily, the living area is large enough for everyone to enjoy each other’s company in the same room. The living area boasts large sofa seating and a large dining table, all accompanied by a log burner to keep everyone warm.
However, if you fancy a change of scene, head to the second living space: the marble room. With a cinema screen sound system and double doors that lead out onto the gardens, it’s the perfect spot for movie nights. But don’t think the living area and marble room are the only places to enjoy the views! The master bedrooms feature balconies overlooking the sea. Plus, there’s a path leading from the chalet straight to the beach, perfect if you want to escape the madness inside the chalet for a little bit of peace and quiet. This is a little slice of heaven if I’ve ever seen one.
22. Tinners’ Retreat
Price per night: From £71 for 2 people
Location: Lanner, Cornwall
Tinners’ Retreat is a secluded shepherds hut situated in the Cornish countryside. Set in the most peaceful environment, this is a real get-away-from-it-all getaway. Enjoy breakfast in the luxurious double bed while cosied up under the blankets. And when you finally pull yourself out of bed, there’s a table and chair set outside the hut to enjoy lunch al fresco while soaking up the views.
If you fancy trying something new, why not make homemade pizza with your loved one in the garden oven? Or if you fancy a traditional British BBQ, cook up some grub in the garden BBQ. Both the kitchen and bathroom are inside the hut, and each is filled with copper details such as a copper sink and taps, pots and pans, etc. They both look stunning!
Price per night: £132 for 4 people
Location: Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes
Last but by no means least, this beach apartment has a view like no other. Wake up in the morning to see the sunrise across the beautiful Trevaunance Cove right from the living area. Beach walks are quite literally on your front doorstep and if you fancy a tasty breakfast or a coffee to warm yourself up after taking advantage of Cornwall’s beautiful blue waters then Breakers Beach Cafe is right below the apartment. Talk about convenient! This is definitely one of the best Airbnbs in Cornwall for water babies.
To get to the top floor of your building, climb the magical spiral staircase. Once you get to the top, you’ll discover an apartment full of everything you may need for a cosy day in. The space comes complete with a Smart TV, Wi-Fi, heating and a kitchen for self-catering that includes a funky coloured fridge. I think it’s safe to say you won’t get bored if you decide to stay here!
So there you have it: the 23 best Airbnbs in Cornwall for a unique getaway. Whether you love the beach, woodland or lakes, I’m sure you’ll find something on this list that you’ll love. Which of these best Airbnbs in Cornwall will you choose? I know that I absolutely love all of these choices and will definitely be keeping them in mind for my trips in the future!