Our Carn Brea holiday cottages are dotted about this small Cornish village near Redruth. What's famous here is the Carn Brea hilltop, where historic remains from different periods mingle together. Discover the 15th Century castle and 19th Century monument, plus a mix of huts, circles and ramparts dating from the Iron Age, medieval, Neolithic and more modern times. Be sure to pack your boots when you book a holiday rental in Carn Brea - from the summit you'll see almost half of Cornwall, with Redruth and Camborne nestled below and the north coast shimmering beyond.
Talking of the coast, the delightful town of Portreath is just a short drive from our Carn Brea holiday homes - a great spot for surfing with a big, sandy beach in a particularly picturesque setting.
Mining heritage of Carn Brea
All around expect evidence of the county's once legendary mining industry. Check out the Treasure Park and Town Museum in Redruth, where you can pan for gold, play with clay and build a teddy bear. Don't miss the ancient mine of Wheal Peevor, with its grade II listed engine houses dominating the landscape - it's linked to the Coast-to-Coast Mineral Tramway, one of the many old mining trails now converted into walking/cycling paths. Or try the Great Flat Lode Trail, which circuits Carn Brea hilltop - just remember to pack a picnic for lunch with that view!
What else? Tehidy Country Park, golf, indoor ski slope, cinema and stacks of places to eat, drink and shop in Redruth. Find all this and more when you book a holiday let in Carn Brea.
Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in or near Carn Brea.