Travel Challenge: A cottage in Cornwall for May half-term

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Every week we invite companies to give us their best deal for a particular holiday. Today: a week in a cottage in Cornwall, during the late May half-term break

Classic Cottages

£690: Long Barn (sleeps four, pictured), on the edge of the Tamar Valley near Tavistock, arriving 23 May. "Long Barn is an idyllic, well-equipped family getaway where guests have the use of an indoor heated swimming pool, games room and outdoor children's play area," says Mary Harlow of Classic Cottages (01326 555 555;

Helpful Holidays

£627: King Harry's riverside cottage (sleeps six) at Feock, south-west Cornwall, arriving on 22 May. The property comes with use of a boat for three days. Pets are welcome. "This former ferryman's cottage is set in one of the most beautiful spots in Cornwall, and is ideal for a family holiday. The boat gives an opportunity to take a picnic and explore the upper reaches of the River Fal", says Helpful Holidays' Helen Hayes (01647 434063;

Cornish Cottage Holidays

£550: Magellan (sleeps four), Falmouth, arriving 22 May. This penthouse apartment has water views. The rate includes parking and linen. "Magellan is a short walk from the marina and town centre. Visitors have an excellent choice of restaurants and shops. Activities include dolphin watching, trips to Pendennis Castle and the Maritime Museum, a ferry to St Mawes or boat trips along the coast and Helford River. With beaches close by, you have all the ingredients for a super family stay," says Kris Wake at Cornish Cottage Holidays (01326 573808;