Cheers to a Cornish Gems Christmas with Old Chapel Wine

As the festive season approaches, there’s no better time to escape to the enchanting landscapes and twinkling harbour towns of Cornwall, and create unforgettable holiday memories. There’s no place like Cornish Gems for a festive Christmas on the coast, so this year we’re thrilled to offer you an exclusive gift to enhance your holiday experience.

We’re really treating you this Christmas… all festive guests will arrive at their twinkling Cornish Gem to complementary “Ultimate Christmas Day Case” of Old Chapel Cellar wine awaiting your arrival, as well as your Gems Welcome Gift of choice.

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Gems Interiors: Creating Farrar Cottage, Pendeen

At Cornish Gems, we’re proud to create wonderful homes across all corners of Cornwall. We understand that the allure of a stunning, comfortable, and luxurious home is a major draw for travellers, and our goal is to curate one-of-a-kind experiences that elevate your journey to an unprecedented level of opulence. Some of our Gem owners opt for the unique Gems touch by collaborating with our in-house interiors team headed up by Tara, Phoebe and Charlie, adding a touch of enchantment to their perfectly positioned properties.

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2023 Christmas In Cornwall

We’re counting down the days until we can celebrate Christmas in Cornwall. With only 5 weeks to go until the magical day, our county is starting to anticipate the arrival of twinkling lights and jingle bells, to bring our quirky towns to life. If you haven’t had the chance to plan your perfect festive celebration, then let Cornish Gems craft the holiday season of your dreams, for a Christmas in Cornwall. Get ready to pour a glass of bubbly and admire the wintery views from beyond your home, after enjoying a delicious festive feast with your loved ones. Whether you’re longing to find a cosy winter retreat or want to indulge in a merry family escape, there’s a Gem for you. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy a classic Cornish Christmas, with your friends, family or someone special, for the ideal last-minute staycation.

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Gems Interiors: Creating Jackdaws

Welcome to Jackdaws, a dazzling treasure brought to life by the incredible Gems Interiors team – Tara, Phoebe and Charlie. Nestled in the heart of Trevone, Jackdaws is a vibrant jungle of colors that has undergone a magical transformation. With its bright and bold patterns, jewel colours, and touches of luxury, this three-bedroom Gem, originally a blank canvas, now stands as a family-friendly retreat exuding joy and extravagance.

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modern architecture large holiday home in falmouthwith trees and sea view

Step Into Seahorses: Our New Extraordinary Gem

We’d love to give a huge Gems welcome to our newest Extraordinary Gem, Seahorses, an immaculate four-bedroom home in Maenporth, with unrivalled blue views, a bubbling hot tub, a relaxing swimming pool and so much more. This highly anticipated property is now available to book from January 2024. Don’t miss your chance to indulge in this unforgettable Gem.

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Wander Cornwall This November

The stormy season of November is upon us, but there’s still endless adventures to be had. No matter the weather, we’re getting ready to wrap up warm and embrace the beginning of winter, with our bobble hats to hand. From outdoor adventures with the misty seascape as a backdrop, to hiding from the rain at one of Cornwall’s great eateries, there’s an array of excitement, awaiting your touch.

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Sustainable Christmas Gifting

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Although the festive season may seem like a while away, it’s slowly creeping up on us, so it’s never too early to get present planning. At Cornish Gems, we’re a lover of all things Cornwall, and even more so when they’re sustainably sourced and locally made. Whether you’re looking to buy for someone who’s bought a new home that needs decorating, a child about to start school, or an enthusiastic foodie, we hope to offer you some inspiration, with our extensive list of stocking ideas.

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Christmas with Cornish Food Box

Cornish Food Box, one of our esteemed partners, has sprinkled a touch of festive magic on their Christmas offerings, ensuring your stay in Cornwall is nothing short of extraordinary. Our default welcome gift of a Cornish Food Box voucher can now be spent against this fabulous festive offering, that means you barely have to lift a finger this Christmas!

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St Ives New Years

Celebrate the New Year in St Ives!

St Ives, a picturesque coastal town nestled in the heart of Cornwall, is renowned for its stunning beaches, artistic heritage, and vibrant cultural scene. While it’s a beloved summer destination, experiencing New Year in St. Ives takes the celebration to a whole new level. In this blog post, we’ll explore why celebrating New Year’s in St Ives is a delightful choice, and how you can make the most of your visit, including joining the famous Fancy Dress Pub Crawl.

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Top 10 Storm-Watching Locations In Cornwall

As much as we hate to leave summer, the winter storms of Cornwall are inevitably coming in the nearing months. With the weather in the South-West known for being turbulent and unforgiving, it’s good to be aware of where the stormiest spots are, so you can happily watch from a distance. For the storm-chasers out there, we’ve got some of the best places for you, to follow the weather and watch the clouds cry out.

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Ride The Wave Into Cornwall This Autumn

Summer is coming to an end, which means it’s time to head back to work and return to normal life. However, autumn means that the leaves start turning and the sea is at its warmest, so there’s no need to wallow for long. Before you hunker down for another winter term, capture the last of the Cornish season and embrace slow living. Cornwall is the perfect place to take a step back from day-to-day life and live a more balanced lifestyle, where you can appreciate the world around you. Whether you’re from a built up city, or just want an escape, explore a home-away-from-home in Cornwall and try out something new, like surfing or other sea activities. 

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5 Things To Do With Your Dog In Cornwall This Summer

Have you dreamt of bringing your furry-friend on holiday with you? Sometimes it’s hard to navigate what locations are dog-friendly, but there’s no better place than Cornwall, when it comes to exploring with your beloved pet. Whether you fancy leaving pawprints in the golden sand of Cornwall’s beaches, or wandering through the calming woodlands, your four-legged friend is guaranteed to have the waggiest tail with these five activities.

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Top Sea View Restaurants in Cornwall

Imagine this – you’re on a summer staycation in Cornwall, and you’ve just finished your long day of lounging around the beach or roaming the local areas. It’s time for dinner, but you haven’t had enough of admiring the beautiful seascapes. Whether you’re residing in Falmouth or Fowey, there’s dozens of gorgeous restaurants with sea views, to suit all tastes. Grab a glass of wine and settle down to a tasty meal with your family, at some of our favourite sea view restaurants.

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Homes Perfect for Wild Swimming in Cornwall

Imagine water so clear that you can see the sand and rock below; the feeling of being lifted by soft swells, immersed in the habitat of a whole different species. Cornwall is a playground and haven for those who love to be surrounded by ocean. Whether you feel at home in seawater, or a dip in the wild is on your bucket list, there are endless places to start or continue your watery adventure. Perhaps our wild swimming interview with Kate Passmore has inspired you?

Our Coastal Retreats are ideal for those wanting to incorporate wild swimming into their Cornish staycation. In this blog post, we highlight some of our favourite wild swimming spots in Cornwall, and the properties perfectly located for nudging you out there (and warming up in afterwards!)

Remember to only swim in RNLI lifeguarded areas, and avoid going into the sea alone. You can chat to any of the friendly Lifeguards you see on the beaches, and ask about the conditions in the water.

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