Imagine this…you and your furry-friends exploring the iconic coastlines of dog friendly Cornwall, with the sea breeze in your hair (or fur!), before you unwind in a cosy cafe, with a puppuccino or a doggy ice cream. After a long day wandering the Cornish landscapes, settle into your own Gem, equipped for all your dog’s needs, so that you can put your feet up and relax. With our newest campaign, Dogs Stay Free, pup-parents no longer need to worry about an additional pet supplement fee, when booking for 2023 or 2024. Choose your preferred Dog Friendly Gem before 31st December 2023, so that your pups can skip the kennels and emBARK on a luxury holiday, for free! You’ll have a ball on your next Cornish staycation!Read more
At Cornish Gems, we are thrilled to announce our new partnership with GloPamper, to curate unparalleled luxury holiday experiences. Immerse yourself in the epitome of opulence by booking your at-home spa treatment with GloPamper, to be enjoyed from the comfort and sanctuary of your Cornish Gem.Read more
As the crisp autumn air descends upon the picturesque landscapes of Cornwall, a world of adventure and discovery awaits during the October half term (23rd-27th October 2023). This enchanting coastal region, with its dramatic cliffs, golden beaches, and charming villages, becomes an ideal destination for families seeking both relaxation and excitement. From exploring historic castles to indulging in Cornish delicacies, the possibilities are endless. Join us as we unveil a curated guide to the most captivating October half term in Cornwall.Read more
Surrounded by the ocean on all sides but one, our county is one of fishing, secluded coves and pumping surf. With endless spots along Cornwall’s coastline begging for a bracing dip, it’s no surprise that wild swimming in Cornwall is a popular pastime for locals and visitors.
In recent years, the UK has seen a boom in wild swimming activity, with first timers heading towards lakes, rivers and oceans. But we caught up with someone who has been in and out of the sea for as long as she can remember. Kate Passmore (@katetocoast) is a wild swimming enthusiast, embedded in the open water swimming community. We touched base with Kate to get her knowledge, insights and experiences of Wild Swimming in Cornwall, and to find out what keeps Kate going back to the ocean for more…Read more
Summer seems to slip by so quickly, and yet there is so much to look forward to when autumn comes around. From pottery workshops to pumpkin picking; we round up our favourite autumn activities in Cornwall, to help you make the most of your wholesome autumn escape.Read more
Cornish Gems: Our Sustainability Journey.
At Cornish Gems we have always loved Cornwall, the landscape, the coast, the culture and the people. We understand that loving Cornwall is not enough, we are pro- actively searching for ways across the business to reduce our impact on the planet.Read more
How to Have a Sustainable Christmas in Cornwall.
This Christmas we once again look forward to welcoming visitors to enjoy the festive season with family and friends in our beautiful properties. For many people, locals and visitors, reducing their environmental impact has become an increasingly important priority. With that in mind we’ve put together a guide to some of the simple ways that you can have a sustainable Cornish Christmas.Read more
Portreath, Porthtowan and Tehidy
We never need an excuse to visit the beautiful section of Cornwalls’ north coast that encompasses Portreath and Porthtowan. Especially with sandy beaches nestled between dramatic cliffs, inspiring coastal path walks, rolling Atlantic surf and strolls around the scenic woods at Tehidy, there truly is something for everyone.
Cornwall Heritage Trust
There’s so much more to Cornwall than Cornish cream teas and beaches, although we love both! Cornish Gems have teamed up with Cornwall Heritage Trust to provide an exclusive opportunity to our guests to discover and explore some of the most iconic sites in Cornwall. Our guests now have the opportunity to choose an annual family membership to the Cornwall Heritage Trust as their complimentary welcome gift.Read more
Are you longing for a dose of fresh air and vitamin sea? Or perhaps you’re on the search for a stylish party pad, or romantic escape for two? A weekend in Cornwall is the perfect solution, and our Gems Weekender has arrived to save the day. Read more
It’s not long until Christmas waves its wand over the county, so we’ve rounded up our favourite festive things to do in Cornwall at Christmas; whether you’re planning a cosy escape for two, or an exciting treat for the whole family, read on to gather ideas for your Christmas in Cornwall … Read more
Cornwall’s top 8 properties for surfing breaks are ideally positioned for short, salty strolls to the beach, and an endless supply of waves. Whether you’re a pro city-surfer or new to the sport, dive into the Cornish Gems portfolio and book a luxury surf holiday.
Our collection of beautiful holiday homes with swimming pools are not to be missed. For many, the luxury of a sparkling blue pool all-for-you is the final tick in the box when it comes to choosing the perfect holiday home. So dive right into our portfolio and cool off in Cornwall.Read more