Our Top 5 Homes for Cornwall Luxury this Autumn/Winter

Over the last few months we have come to appreciate the simple things; a headland walk, a loaf of homemade bread, a good book … so, here at Gems, we turn our thoughts to the coming season, and the simplest, finest pleasures that come with it.  Read on to discover our favourite luxury retreats from which to enjoy a back-to-nature staycation in Cornwall this autumn and winter.

1. Wren Cottage, Sleeps 6, nr Perranporth 

Tucked away in a rural hamlet, yet just moments from the breathtaking views of the north coast, Wren Cottage combines traditional craftsmanship with modern design. After strolling the sweeping, three mile beach, you’ll return rosy-cheeked and ready to enjoy supper by the log burner. Cob walls and exposed stonework build an organic, pared-back feel, and natural materials echo the outside world. A wholesome winter abode.


2. Cob Barn, Sleeps 2, Wadebridge

Fireside chit-chat,  tandem cycling on the Camel Trail and leafy surroundings are the order of the day at Cob Barn.  For the rural romantics, this luxury cottage is a dreamy hideaway, encouraging some back-to-nature downtime. The fresh whites of the bedroom create an airy, comfortable feel, while the cosy downstairs begs for a candle lit dinner. Outside, couples will find the Dutch hot tub a magical way to unwind, where warm steam mingles with the crisp air. 



3. Nightingale, sleeps 4, The Roseland Peninsula 

Steeped in original charm of its fisherman cottage past, Nightingale is in prime position to overlook pretty Portloe. Beneath the window in the ensuite, a deep green roll-top bath brings the hues of the valley inside, where you can sink deep into bubbles at whatever time of day. Seafood sandwiches on chunky bread, stunning sea views and miles of coast path to explore are some of the beautiful simplicities to pepper through your winter staycation in Cornwall.

For a hearty experience on The Roseland Peninsula, book in at Philleigh Way cookery school. Road-tested by the Cornish Gems team, the ‘Pasty and Cream’ experience comes highly recommended and is sure to warm you through.



4. Morvoren, sleeps 2, Mousehole

White washed walls are interjected by inky blue details, and the untamed sea laps at your front terrace. If your idea of a soul-soothing autumn retreat is residing as close to the sea as possible, look no further than Mousehole Harbour. Morvoren’s seaside location and open plan layout bring a freshness to the quintessential cottage feel. Wrapped up in crisp salty air and a cosy knit, you’ll enjoy your morning coffee at the waterfront.


5. Seaclusion, sleeps 4, Porthcurno

Seaclusion is a country barn conversion with a Scandinavian interior. Showcasing the epitome of light-filled living, it is airy by day yet cosy by night. The kitchen and dining area is undoubtedly the hub of the home; a space in which to perfect that lockdown sourdough or play board games on a lazy afternoon. No autumn staycation in Cornwall is complete without a  windswept day-trip. The iconic attractions of Land’s End, St Michaels Mount and Sennen Cove are a short drive away.


To view our full portfolio of luxury holiday cottages and to book your autumn/winter staycation in Cornwall, click here. Looking for a short break? Our Gems Weekender makes your Cornish break a breeze.