The Best Places to Stay in Cornwall

July 27th, 2022

Cornwall is one of the most popular UK staycation destinations with a range of places suited for all ages and interests. With so many unforgettable memories waiting to happen, choosing where to stay that best suits your adventure can sometimes be challenging. Here at The Valley, we provide outstanding holiday cottages in Cornwall that offer a fantastic holiday experience. Alongside The Valley, here is a list of the best locations to stay in Cornwall.

Truro Cathedral

Truro: The Best Area to Stay in Cornwall

The heart and capital of Cornwall, Truro is a sensational place for all ages to explore. Truro is a classic Cornish city with a modern twist, providing visitors with the perfect blend of leisure and retail experiences. Shops in Truro range from high street brands to independent establishments that create an exciting atmosphere for all those keen to shop. Truro provides a familiar face of home when you visit and is perfect all year round.

The Valley

Let’s not forget The Valley, the best location to stay in Cornwall. Located only ten minutes outside Truro, The Valley is the perfect haven for great rest and recovery following your Cornish adventures. We provide outstanding child-friendly cottages in Cornwall that are perfect for all ages.

A couple on a bike ride in the sunset

Padstow: The Best Place to Stay For Cycling in Cornwall

Padstow is a beautiful town located near the Northern coast of Cornwall. Padstow is most popular for its famous Harbour and sensational restaurants. Padstow is also the home to the amazing Camel Trail, the perfect trail for families looking for cycling holidays in Cornwall. The Camel trail is an amazing route between Padstow and Bodmin, allowing you to explore old tin mines and spectacular views of the Cornish coastline and nature along the way. 

Padstow Harbour contains various boat trip opportunities, allowing you to explore the sea life, discover several unique golden beaches and take in the stunning coastline. One of the most popular boat trip opportunities is the 40-year-old Jubilee Queen exhibition which offers an hour on the sea at affordable rates for all families.

Family on Cornwall beach

Best Places to Stay in Cornwall For Families

There is a wide range of best areas to stay in Cornwall for families from popular historic towns that provide stunning coastal views. We have listed two of our favourite towns that we believe are perfect for families here:


Falmouth is a beautiful town that is full of maritime history. Falmouth is radiant in Cornish charm, offers a range of fantastic restaurants and showcases stunning coastal and Harbour views. 

Gyllyngvase and Swanpool are amongst the best beaches near Falmouth, providing sensational seaside experiences for all of the family. The maritime museum is the perfect family day out, allowing your family to delve into the history of the sea with some fun activities to accomplish throughout the day.


Penzance is the perfect location for families looking for an adventure. Penzance offers some of the best attractions in Cornwall. Interests here include:

  • Take a dip in The Jubilee Pool, the UK’s largest outdoor lido. 
  • Watching a performance at the Minack theatre.
  • Take a trip to the iconic St Michael’s Mount  
  • Sunbathe on the beach.
Surfer on the waves in Newquay

Newquay: The Best Place to Stay For Surfing

Newquay is the perfect coastal getaway for beginners and experienced surfers looking for the best waves in Cornwall. Famous beaches in Newquay for surfing include Fistral beach, which plays host to the famous Cornish festival, Boardmasters, and Towan beach, which resides between Newquay Harbour and Great Western Beach. 

If surfing is not enough, Newquay also offers excellent opportunities for thrill seekers looking for a grand adventure!

Dog on the sand

Polperro: The Best Pet-Friendly Place to Stay in Cornwall

There are plenty of things to do in Cornwall with dogs meaning that your furry friend will not be left behind! Polperro is a beautiful fishing village on the Cornish coast and is the perfect location for dog-friendly adventures in Cornwall. Polperro provides a picturesque view of fisherman’s cottages scattered around the cliffs that hug the Harbour. The Harbour contains an array of colourful boats and clear waters.

There are some fantastic pet-friendly pubs and cafes along the village’s main street with some amazing beaches for dog walks and little paddles. Popular pet-friendly beaches in Polperro include Polperro Beach, Lantic Bay and Talland Bay. It is important to note that some beaches in Cornwall may contain seasonal rules and regulations regarding your pet being allowed on the beach. 

At the Valley, we provide lovely dog friendly holidays in Cornwall for you and your furry companion to enjoy a staycation. Your pup will receive a lovely hamper of toys and treats on arrival!

Book our range of holiday cottages in Cornwall now! Available all year round and will be the perfect location to explore Cornwall’s best areas. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us on 01872 862194 or book online for reservations or inquiries. We can’t wait to see you soon!