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Aspects Holidays: Elegant holiday homes helping you experience Cornwall like a local

04 Apr 2024 | |By Hitanshi Kamdar

From cottages for two to mansions for six, Aspects Holidays has dreamy homes perfect for discovering the best of Cornwall

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Cornwall has long been a beloved staycation destination in the UK. With its sweeping beaches, dappled sunlight and cosy pubs, Cornwall’s dramatic coastline is perfect for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. That said, going to the same standard hotels and raiding the usual tourist attractions can get old. Why not mix it up with an extraordinary stay at a beachside locale personally recommended by locals? Welcome to the unique offering from Aspects Holidays.

Aspects Holidays is armed with decades of experience, having been founded as a family business in 1989 with community at its heart, its small, friendly team is still based in Cornwall. Over the past 45 years, Aspects Holidays has curated a remarkable roster of holiday homes in its quaint home county, helping you find a slice of paradise in its favourite locales. As well as guiding you through the incredible stays on offer, its team of holiday coordinators is also on hand with insider suggestions on local attractions, pubs, restaurants, and activities around your chosen holiday home.

Whether you’re planning a family holiday to make the most of the upcoming bank holidays or are looking for a romantic couple’s retreat, Aspects Holidays puts the best of Cornwall at your fingertips. Pack those bags and get ready for a scenic beachside adventure with our curation of quirky luxury stays.

Cider Barn, Port Isaac

Cider Barn

Situated close to Cornwall’s famous fishing village, Cider Barn is a unique luxury haven for two. This cute design-led cottage is decked out in natural materials in a muted palette interspersed with trendy splashes of peacock blue and sage green. Enter through the French doors to find a cosy sitting room and a fully-equipped open-plan kitchen – perfect for whipping up a romantic dinner before enjoying a glass of bubbly under the stars in the garden’s outdoor dining area. Retire for the night to a plush king-size bed found on a super-private mezzanine accessed via a ladder.

Tranquility, Carbis Bay


True to its name, Tranquility is a stunning one-bedroom cottage offering a calming escape. Settle into the wood accented interiors before venturing out to nearby Carbis Bay for a water sports lesson or make the short coastal journey to St Ives where a variety of beaches and restaurants await. Relax back in your sanctuary and curl up with a book in front of the woodburner or gaze over sweeping rural views as you sip sundowners in the outdoor hot tub.

Sea Garden, St Ives Town

Sea Garden

Perfectly poised in Cornwall’s historic beach town, Sea Garden boasts luxurious interiors and picturesque views. While the two-bedroom house is tastefully furnished with snug sofas, vintage side tables, lush chandeliers and ornate mirrors, its true appeal lies in the stunning outdoor area. A terraced garden offers glorious sea views while a patio surrounded by plants is ideal for a spot of al fresco dining under the Cornish sun. There’s also a darling summerhouse offering a rustic spot in which to unwind and relax with friends.

The Engine House, Marazion

The Engine House

If you’re looking for a holiday home with a story, look no further than The Engine House. Originally used as a mine from 1883 to 1902, it was converted into a residence in the 1980s and is situated within a World Heritage Conservation Area amid swathes of beautiful countryside. Cook up a feast in the kitchen to be enjoyed on the sun soaked balcony before retiring to a quiet bedroom atop a spiral staircase. Unplug and relax in the surrounding garden or take advantage of the home’s mountain bikes for an adventure through the ancient town of Marazion with its beaches, galleries, bars and restaurants. The country lanes are also ideal for hiking.

Boathouse Loft, St Ives

Boathouse Loft

An exquisite stay in the heart of picturesque St Ives, the Boathouse Loft places you right on Harbour Beach. The airy two-bedroom apartment is great for a small family getaway thanks to its open-plan living area equipped with comfy sofas, a woodburner, and even a games console. Enjoy meals around the dining table with the sound of crashing waves in the background or start your day with a coffee on the decked balcony as you take in the majestic sea views. Whether you spend your time on the beach or sampling local fare and craft beers at St Ives’ popular Hub bar and grill, a stone’s throw away from the apartment, you are guaranteed a calming stay.

The Old Dairy, Penbroath

The Old Dairy

A former dairy shed, The Old Dairy is a darling barn conversion infused with character and charm in every nook. Blending the rustic with the modern, the quaint ambience is bolstered with open vaulted ceilings, milk bottle feature lighting and stone walls, in addition to bovine motifs throughout. Ideal for a family with its two bedrooms, it also offers a hot tub in its private garden, where an outdoor table is set up for al fresco dining. The luxurious barn also offers access to a shared pool perfect for a refreshing dip in the summer.

Songbirds, Bude


Fire up your group chat and make your way to Bude in North Cornwall for an idyllic retreat to remember. This barn conversion is set within acres of private gardens and offers three bedrooms complete with luxury bathrooms and comfortable beds. A large sitting room opens onto a vast decked terrace overlooking a private garden and a pond – perfect for a serene cup of coffee. The opulent house is also equipped with a fire pit, barbecue and pizza oven for a fun evening with friends. The private paradise is also a treat for wildlife lovers, with sightings of red deer and otters, alongside numerous bird species.

Pip House, Mevagissey

Pip House

Perched over Portmellon Bay on the south coast of Cornwall, Pip House is as luxurious as it gets. Think a grand marble lobby, curved staircase, lush bedrooms, modern kitchen, an expansive balcony offering views of the Cornish coastline, and multiple decked terraces perfect for enjoying a meal in the sunshine. The three-bedroom mansion is also equipped with a private pool and jacuzzi for a refreshing dip while an outdoor barbecue area, complete with an open fire, is a haven on summer evenings. Whether you take in the natural wonders around you or curl up with your favourite film in the cinema room, Pip House offers plenty of entertainment options for all.

Praaloha, Praa Sands


Right out of a Pinterest moodboard, Praaloha is a stunning beach house set within private ocean-front gardens along the Praa Sands coastline. The elegant house is located within walking distance of the beach and offers five large bedrooms, two sitting rooms, and two fully-equipped kitchens. Each room of the house offers stunning sea views, with the main sitting room featuring floor-to-ceiling windows that let the light stream in. While the tasteful interiors are inviting, the crown jewel of the house is its gorgeous outdoor space, complete with a 100m long beach-front garden, private swimming pool, and detached gym all looking over the Atlantic. The house itself is equipped with functional kitchens and a bar but a cosy beachside pub or cafe is never far away given the sought-after location’s popularity.

Carntiscoe, Lelant


Load up the car for a remarkable trip to Carnitscoe near St Ives. The large property is arranged across two floors with five comfortable bedrooms and an open plan kitchen perfect for cooking up a storm with local produce, to be relished in the quaint dining room or al fresco while enjoying sweeping countryside views. The pet-friendly house comes with a large garden for running around, while a dedicated cinema room is an elegant addition for cosy evenings. The music room, meanwhile, offers plenty of opportunities for impromptu karaoke sessions while the prime location means a plethora of beaches are only a short drive away.

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