Cornwall, in the southwest of England, is a popular seaside and road trip destination in the UK. It is thought by many to be one of the most beautiful places in the country, with its coastline being referred to as the Cornish Riviera.
Along with a stunning coastline, the area features picturesque walking trails, high-quality seafood restaurants, and lots of other attractions. It is also a must-visit spot for surfers and those interested in other water sports.
When staying in Cornwall, several travellers opt for bed and breakfast accommodation. Luckily for those visiting, there is a range of exceptional Cornwall B&Bs that meet various needs and budgets. From cosy, rustic B&Bs to luxury, five-star rated ones, there is something for everyone!
If you're looking to spend some time in this part of the United Kingdom, this list of the best bed & breakfasts in Cornwall should help you find the perfect place to stay.
While I might not have stayed at any of the locations below, I have gone out of my way to research and include only top-rated Cornwall bed and breakfasts on the list. I am confident you will have a great stay, no matter which one you pick in the end!
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The Plume of Feathers is located in Mitchell, Newquay. The accommodation is situated above a cosy country pub that occupied the ground floor level. This is a great place to grab dinner or a relaxing drink in the evening.
The boutique rooms here are stylish and comfy. Each room includes coffee and tea supplies, a plasma screen TV, free wifi, and lots of other extras. Breakfast options include a Full “Cornish” breakfast, veggie breakfast, pancakes, granola, plus more, and there is a range of coffees, teas, and juices to choose from.
This Plume of Feathers is found about a 20-minute drive from central Newquay. It is close to beaches and hiking areas, as well as other attractions. This B&B is also dog-friendly.
Penwyth House is a stylish bed & breakfast in Cornwall that is found in Newquay. This highly rated and recommended B&B has modern seaside decor and rooms with comfy beds and relaxing soaker tubs. Each room also has a flat-screen TV, Netflix, free wifi, and tea and coffee making facilities.
Additionally, there is a pretty garden open for guests to hang out in; an especially nice feature during the Spring and Summer! Breakfast includes buffet and continental breakfast choices like fruit, cereals, and pastries.
Penwyth House is conveniently located close to Towan Beach and Fistral Beach, and many other attractions. Do note that this is quite a small B&B with just a few rooms available, so be sure to book up in advance.
Cliff House is a charming Cornish B&B run by a local couple. The house overlooks the sea and harbour of Newquay and is a close distance to five beaches.
The rooms here are bright, cosy, and decorated in a modern seaside style. Every room has a flat-screen TV, free wifi, and coffee and tea facilities. Guests can choose from five suites, all with private bathrooms.
For breakfast, there are full English and continental breakfast options. Lots of dishes feature local ingredients, and there are freshly squeezed juices available each day. Vegetarians and vegans can also opt for a meat and dairy-free fried breakfast.
The House on the Props is a Grade II listed property built in the 16th century and found in Polperro. This B&B features cosy nautical decor with all rooms offering harbour or village views. Each room has a flat-screen TV, free wifi, and tea and coffee-making facilities, and doubles and twin beds are available.
For breakfast, guests can choose from a full English (with a vegetarian option available) or opt for a continental breakfast, including danishes, homemade bread, cereals, and more.
The House on the Props also has a restaurant and charming tea rooms. You can stop here to enjoy a light lunch or afternoon tea, or just pick up some freshly made baked goods.
The Jamaica Inn is a popular bed and breakfast near Bodmin Moor in northeast Cornwall. The accommodation is found within a 1750's smuggler's inn.
This is quite a unique B&B, and many say it is haunted. They even host murder mystery tours here throughout the year, and the Inn was featured in the Daphne du Maurier novel, Jamaica Inn.
The rooms at Jamaica Inn are cosy and full of character, with several featuring four-poster beds. Each room has a flat-screen TV with all the SKY channels, including movies, news, and sport. There is free wifi as well.
Within the rest of the accommodation, guests will be able to hang out in the bar and lounge area. Here you can get drinks and snacks and play a range of board games. There’s also a garden and patio to enjoy, complete with a children’s play area.
For breakfast, visitors will be able to chase from a regular full English breakfast or a veggie alternative. They also serve breakfast sandwiches, salmon dishes, omelettes, and more.
For those travelling with pets, you will be happy to know that Jamaica Inn is dog-friendly. There is an extra 15 GBP per night fee, though, for those staying with dogs.
Camilla House is a charming B&B located in Penzance. Graded Five Star Gold by AA, it is a must-stay location in this area of Cornwall.
This lovely boutique B&B hotel allows guests to stay in quaint rooms with pastel decor found within a Grade II listed building. Each room features a flat-screen TV, free wifi, and tea and coffee facilities.
Visitors will additionally get to enjoy a range of breakfast options. This includes cooked breakfasts, pancakes, fish dishes, pastries, fruit, cereals, and more.
The B&B is near lots of great attractions for you to explore during the day. This includes St. Ives and St. Michael’s Mount, famous Britain landmarks. It is also within driving distance of the Eden Project and the Falmouth Maritime Museum. A minimum stay of three nights is required, and free parking is available on site.
Glenleigh Bed and Breakfast is a family-run B&B that is located in Marazion near Penzance. The B&B has eight rooms to choose from, some of which come with sea views and views of St Michael’s Mount.
Rooms are decorated with cosy seaside decor, and free wifi is offered. There is also a lounge space to relax in, complete with a fireplace and books for residents to read.
For breakfast, guests can have a full English or continental options, such as fruit and pastries. This bed and breakfast is conveniently situated close to beaches, walking trails, and pubs and restaurants.
Glenleigh Bed and Breakfast is just a short drive to Penzance and other popular Cornish towns.
Anacapri is a AA 5 Star guest house in Falmouth. The B&B is located close to Gyllyngvase Beach, and Falmouth harbour and town centre.
The rooms here have contemporary decor, and most offer stunning views over Falmouth Bay. Amenities in each room include flat-screen TVs with Freeview, free wifi, tea and coffee facilities, and complimentary snacks like cookies. Guests have the choice of double or twin rooms.
Anacapri also has a fully licensed bar, sun terrace, and garden, allowing you to relax in the sun with a drink after a busy day in Cornwall. For breakfast, visitors can order a full English or other hot breakfast and continental options.
As one of the trendiest places to stay in Cornwall, Chelsea House comes highly recommended. This B&B is located in Falmouth. A minimum stay of two to three nights is required depending on the dates of the visit.
The fun and retro boutique bed and breakfast features nine music artist-inspired rooms, which includes Nina Simone, David Bowie, and Prince rooms. Rooms have TVs, wifi, and sea views. Some also have balconies.
Visitors can enjoy a stylish lounge room complete with board games and free hot drinks as well. Wine is available to enjoy here for a charge. There is a cute outdoor space for guests visiting in the spring and summer too.
In the morning, you can have breakfast in the retro dining room. Dishes available include a Cornish breakfast, English breakfast, and continental options.
The B&B is found close to the sea and coastal walking paths, Pendennis Castle, Gyllyngdune Gardens, and more. Chelsea House is dog friendly for those travelling with their pup.
Ivy House is a boutique bed and breakfast found in St. Austell. This beautiful period manor house has three comfy and stylishly decorated guest rooms.
Each room has free wifi, tea and coffee making facilities, and other amenities such as body wash and lotion. Two rooms are en-suite, with the third having access to a shared bathroom.
In the morning, you will be able to enjoy breakfast in the house's stunning Georgian dining room. Dishes are made using local ingredients, and guests will be able to choose from a full English and other cold and hot breakfast dishes.
There is also a garden area to relax in, and the manor's location within a private park offers a very peaceful atmosphere. The Ivy House is ideally located near the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan, among other famous English landmarks.
The Penellen Bed and Breakfast is found in Hayle. This highly recommended B&B was awarded AA’s four-star rating for guest accommodation in 2021.
The B&B features en-suite bedrooms, all with sea views. There are a few family rooms if travelling with kids. The rooms are decorated in a cosy seaside style and have flat-screen TVs and free wifi.
They also have patios that are almost on the beach and offer amazing views. There is a cute garden with a patio for everyone to hang out in as well.
You can order breakfast a la carte or can choose from buffet options. You can have a full English, with a vegetarian option available.
Visitors will be able to easily access multiple beaches, footpaths, and other attractions from this B&B. The Penellen Bed and Breakfast is the perfect seaside holiday accommodation in Cornwall.
Coswarth House is a luxury five star B&B found in Padstow. This stylish accommodation features three boutique rooms and a self-catering cottage suite. A stay at the self-catering Cottage begins at 275 GBP for two adults.
The rooms in the B&B come complete with Egyptian cotton bedding, soaker tubs, and stunning decor. Guests additionally get to enjoy flat-screen TVs, free wifi, and tea and coffee facilities, among other amenities. Dogs are also more than welcome to join you.
Visitors will get to enjoy breakfast at Rick Stein’s Cafe as well, which is included in the room's price. Choices to try include a Full English breakfast, granola compote, and fish dishes.
Having had a great sleep and perfect breakfast, you will be able to spend the day enjoying the attractions nearby. This includes visiting Padstow Harbour and enjoying many coastal walks.
St Kew Escapes is found in St Kew in Port Isaac. This location is the perfect B&B in Cornwall for a couples retreat! Guests here will get to stay in a cosy and modern self-contained loft suite inside a 16th-century cottage.
This suite-style room features a comfy king-size bed as well as an en-suite bathroom and lounge space. There is a flat-screen TV with the Netflix app and free wifi as well. Visitors also get to enjoy fluffy bathrobes and the included toiletries.
For breakfast, you will be delivered a tasty breakfast hamper. This can be enjoyed in the loft as there is a breakfast table, dishes, toaster, and kettle. Each hamper includes home-baked bread, marmalade and jams, and Cornish butter. You will get fruit, cereal, and more, plus juice, tea, and coffee as well.
Alternatively, you can stay in the cute and rustic “Beech Hut” self-catering cottage. A minimum stay of two to three nights is required. The Beech Hut is available for weekly rental, starting at 450 GBP.
Tregaddra Farm is a charming B&B found in Helston on the Lizard Peninsula. The B&B is run by a local couple and offers a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Rooms are modern and relaxing and come complete with flat-screen TVs, free wifi, and coffee and tea making facilities. All rooms come with a stunning view of the Cornish countryside too.
Guests will have access to a sunroom and lounge with a fireplace. Outside, there is a garden, covered swimming pool, and tennis court. Onsite parking is included. You can choose from continental offerings, including cereal, yoghurt, fruit, or opt for a full English for breakfast.
This B&B is a little more in-land than some but makes for the perfect peaceful country getaway location. It is also just a 10-minute drive from the coast and lots of other attractions.
The Stargazy Inn is a luxury B&B located in Port Isaac. It is a great place to stay for those looking to explore the North Cornwall coast. Each tastefully decorated room features comfy beds with Egyptian cotton sheets.
Guests will be treated to fluffy bathrobes and Molton Brown toiletries as well. Every room has a flat-screen TV, free wifi, and a Nespresso coffee machine.
Due to its location right by the harbour, visitors will be able to enjoy fantastic views. Double rooms, twin rooms, and family rooms are available.
The Stargazy Inn has a restaurant serving high-quality cuisine made with local ingredients. You can also enjoy a range of drinks from the hotel bar.
Nathan Outlaw’s Michelin star restaurant, Outlaw's New Road, is additionally found opposite the B&B. It is well worth stopping by for dinner while staying at Stargazy Inn. Dogs are welcome at this property.
Cornwall is the perfect place for a relaxing staycation. A trip to Cornwall makes for a fun seaside weekend getaway from London, whether you're new in town or a local.
In terms of where to stay, B&Bs are most definitely the accommodation of choice for travellers spending a few days in Cornwall. If planning a visit soon, this list of the best B&Bs in Cornwall should give you an idea of what is on offer and will hopefully help you find the best bed and breakfast for your needs.
This article was edited by Loredana Elena.
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