Book with Confidence, Our Gems Guarantee

At the heart of our business our core values drive our decision making with a focus on integrity, loyalty and excellence and Cornish Gems are committed to protecting our guests, our owners, our team and the future of our company.

Whilst we always recommend having adequate holiday insurance in place, to provide you with that extra peace-of-mind when booking your holiday with us, our Gems guarantee ensures you can book with confidence. Should you need to cancel or your holiday be affected by events such as COVID-19, our fair cancellation and refund policy is in place.

We hope that our flexibility and assurance outlined below gives you the confidence to start counting down the days to a luxury Cornwall holiday with us.

Cornish Gems Cancellation Policy: Overview

Cancellations due to Covid-19

In circumstances where you need to cancel your stay due to a national lockdown or tier restrictions preventing you from travelling, we offer you the option to defer your holiday to alternative dates or cancel your booking and receive a refund (less the booking fee and any costs incurred by us).

Please note, if you are unable to stay due to the following reasons, our standard cancellation policy will apply and we recommend you refer to your holiday insurer:

Read the full details about our Events Outside Our Control Cancellation Policy.

Standard cancellation policy

We understand that the unexpected can happen and plans can change. So, whilst the booking fee and deposit (and balance payment if within 28 days of your stay) is non-refundable, we will always try to refund you as much as we can should we be able to re-sell your holiday.

Where you decide you have to cancel your stay (with the exception of Events Outside of Our Control such as Covid-19 as detailed above), we will try to re-sell the property for the full length of your original booking. If we are able to resell any or all of the dates of your stay you will receive a full refund, less the booking fee/administration costs and any difference in price.

We do of course still strongly advise that you have holiday insurance in place that includes holiday cancellation cover as sometimes plans change at the very last minute and we cannot guarantee we will be able to resell your holiday.

Read the full details about our Refund & Cancellation Policy.

Travel Insurance

We strongly recommend you consider taking out a suitable insurance product to cover against unexpected costs such as cancellation charges, curtailment or delay to your stay and that such cover includes adverse weather conditions, illness affecting you or any member of your booking party, transportation cancellations which may prevent you from travelling to or staying at the Property.

If you do have any further questions for our Travel Advisors please email

View our full booking terms here.