Cornwall LivingIssue #75

Live the holiday highlife

Make the most of a break in Cornwall in one of Cornish Gems’ luxury holiday homes.

It’s well known that time out in Cornwall is time well spent and the team at Cornish Gems could not agree more. Whether you’re visiting old haunts, creating a
life-long love affair for all things Cornwall, or soaking up the welcome tonic of sea and salty air, Cornish Gems invites you to create your holiday highlife with them.

“Cornish Gems hand-picks all of its 180 luxury houses, cottages and apartments…”

It’s been a busy but very exciting year for Cornish Gems. The company, which started in 2007, has welcomed over 20 stunning holiday homes to its portfolio of Gems and Cornish Cribs (its crème de la crème collection of holiday homes) this year alone. And many of its guests’ favourite homes have had beautiful refurbishments and interior design upgrades.

Cornish Gems hand-picks all of its 180 luxury houses, cottages and apartments to showcase the very best holiday homes with fantastic facilities including sea views, hot tubs, swimming pools and beaches. Guests can expect the highest standards of quality and cleanliness topped off with unrivalled locations in Cornwall.

However you like to spend your valuable time away, there’s definitely a property to suit you on Cornish Gems’ books, whether you’re seeking a bucket and spade family holiday or a pad large enough to accommodate the whole family for a landmark celebration. Collections include Dog Friendly properties, Sea Views, Country Houses and Boutique for Twos – the ultimate romantic getaways – which makes it even easier to pick what’s best for you.

Check into the coast

If you love the coastal lifestyle, then the team’s stunning ‘On the Beach’ collection will have you reaching for your flip-flops, as Cornish Gems has searched from coast to coast to select the very best homes, which are quite literally a hop and a skip from long stretches of sand and the shimmering fringe of the ocean.

Take River House in Newquay, for example. This opulent five-bedroom property has five bathrooms and a wonderful open-plan layout, perfect for social occasions, all designed to maximise the backdrop of sand and seascapes. Slide back the glass doors and let in that fresh Cornish air, or take dinner outside for the ultimate al fresco dining experience. From River House’s elevated vantage point, you can watch the ebb and flow of the coast, and soak the stresses of daily life away in the bubbling hot tub, which is set beautifully into the cliffs.

Check into the country

Perhaps the verdant expanses of Cornwall’s countryside are what you have in mind when it comes to escaping your everyday. If so, Tredinnick Dairy near Newlyn will tick all of your boxes. Just one of the 30 in Cornish Gems’ Country collection, this once-upon-a-time dairy has been flawlessly transformed into a characterful cottage, with rest, relaxation and serenity in mind, offering accommodation for up to six guests with a large open plan kitchen and dining room. A quiet snug area is ideal if you want to curl with a book, and the beautiful garden, surrounded by Cornish stone boundaries and rural landscaping, offers plenty of space for the family to spread out and relax in the Cornish summer sun.

To discover even more unique collections from Cornish Gems, including Dog Friendly stays, Latest Cottages and Cornish Cribs, be sure to head to the website!

"Cornish Gems hand-picks all of its 180 luxury houses, cottages and apartments..."