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Best Cornwall Airbnb Stays – Cool Cabins & Shepherd Huts With Hot Tubs!

I’ve spent a lot of time lately looking into cosy, remote cabins in Cornwall for us to staycation with our toddler and there were so many cool options I struggled to book just one. So, for anyone else looking to book a Cornwall Airbnb this summer I thought I would share my shortlist of the best cabins in Cornwall for couples and young families. 

From a Scandi-chic luxury log cabin to a shepherd’s hut with a hot tub, I think you’ll love these Cornwall Airbnb holidays as much as me.

Note: This post contains Airbnb affiliate links which means I make a small commission if you make a booking. We’ve booked and paid for our own Cornwall cabin. All images thanks to Airbnb.

Best Cornwall Airbnb stays for couples and young families

If you’re (understandably) cautious about taking your first staycation after lockdown, these self-contained, self-catering glamping options (with en suite bathrooms!) might appeal.

Found on farms, orchards and acres of private land across Cornwall, it won’t be hard to escape the crowds in these rural retreats.

Please scroll down for more helpful information on domestic travel in England, including the new industry standard mark to look out for.

Luxury Scandi Cabin On A Hill

Best Airbnbs in Cornwall

First on the list is a luxury Scandi cabin perched on a hill between Padstow and St Ives that we’ve booked for the August bank holiday weekend. (So you can’t have it then :p)

We loved that it’s in a remote, rural location but just a short drive from some of the prettiest villages in Cornwall that we plan to visit.

It looks cool but cosy with stunning views, a log burner should the nights get chilly, and a decking area overlooking the fields where I plan to have a glass of wine and read a book under a blanket of an evening.

Luxury Scandi cabin - Cornwall Airbnb

There’s also a fully equipped kitchen and dining area, as we’ll probably be doing a lot of self-catering, and enough room in the lounge to pop our toddler’s travel cot and playpen.

There is availability showing for August and September 2020 if you want to book now. I’ll come back and update this post with details of our stay afterwards.

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Carbis Bay Cabins

Carbis Bay Cabins Cornwall

Another great Cornwall Airbnb option for small families are the Carbis Bay Cabins that are a 5-minute drive away from the sublime Carbis Bay Beach.

Accommodating up to 4 guests, these cool wood-clad cabins (there are 2 on site) come with brand new fully equipped kitchens, board games and books, and a bbq on the outdoor decking area.

I can see availability for both the Cream Tea and Gone To The Beach cabin for August bank holiday so get in there quick!

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Stylish Converted Cowshed For Couples

A chic cowshed conversion in Cornwall

Does somebody want to adopt my toddler for the weekend as the child-free me is dying to stay in this chic rustic country retreat? I’ve never seen a cowshed look as pretty as this barn conversion in Cornwall, which comes complete with a dark green shaker kitchen, barn door and open shelving – basically all the interior design trends I want for our future home.

This one’s in quite a remote location, the owner describes the drive as a ‘unique, bumpy, off-road experience’, but it looks perfect for just chilling out and enjoying country walks with the odd day trip to the likes of The Eden Project and Fowey.

Availability for September onwards at the minute.

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‘We Two’ Shepherd’s Hut with Hot Tub

Shepherd's hut with hot tub in Cornwall

Another top pick for couples, this cute Cornish shepherd’s hut is hidden away on 24-acre farm. The cosy cabin is equipped with a log burning stove to keep you toasty whatever the weather, and a stylish en suite shower room with heated towel rail.

The luxury amenities continue outside with the private hot tub and fire pit, so you can have a dip and admire the stars while dinner cooks in the Dutch oven.

Location-wise, you’re close to Bodmin Moor and the South West Coast Path for scenic walks, and picturesque fishing villages like Polperro are just a drive away.

Showing availability from September onwards.

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The Wriggly Tin Shepherd’s Hut With Hot Tub

The Wriggly Tin airbnb shepherd's hut Cornwall

I don’t know which of the best things about the Wriggly Tin to start with but perhaps the wood fired tin hot tub is a good one? This gorgeous Cornish shepherd’s hut has a skylight for stargazing over the bed, luxury linen and fluffy towels in the en suite bathroom, a mini kitchen, outdoor fire pit and, oh, its own flock of sheep.

Found in a tranquil rural hamlet called Tregoose, you can spend your Cornish holiday on some of the stunning beaches of Cornwall’s north coast or just explore the 6 acres of river front land and orchards that The Wriggly Tin is found on.

The Wriggly Tin airbnb shepherd's hut Cornwall

This property has been awarded a We’re Good To Go Covid-19 industry standard mark run by the National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The industry standard is a way of letting you know which businesses have made necessary changes to their day-to-day workings, including social distancing measures and staff training. You can find out more about the sign to look for, as well as more helpful information about domestic travel in England, via this link.

Some dates available in July and August.

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Let me know if these or any other Cornwall cabins take your fancy.

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Travel blogger and freelancer writer who loves boutique hotels and brunching. I've been blogging for 10 years, visited 60+ countries and called London, Sydney, Melbourne and (oh so briefly) New York home at various points during the last decade. Now travelling with a baby and trying to make it as stylish and stress-free as can be!

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