The Winning Formula

For us at Cornish Gems, the winning formula is about complementing exceptional holiday homes with an equally exceptional level of service to both owners and guests. See our short video opposite or read on to find out more about us and what we look for in a Cornish Gem holiday home.

Why choose Cornish Gems

Founded in 2007 we are a local, award-winning independent company that prides itself on developing lasting relationships with our owners and customers whilst delivering the highest standards of holiday accommodation our discerning customers have grown to expect. We are proud to say, over 50% of all our owners have been with us for four years or more and many of our guests holiday with us year after year (in 2019, 39% of all guests were repeat customers). In recognition of our excellence, in 2019 we were crowned the Southern Winners for Best UK Cottage Holiday Company at the British Travel Awards.

As lovers of Cornwall, we built our dream holiday home and in Cornish Gems we found our ideal partner: all our letting needs taken care of in a thoroughly professional and thoughtful manner.

Property owner, St Ives

We pride ourselves on being the only luxury agent in Cornwall that truly manages the entire guest experience: from enquiry through to check-out our dedicated sales and customer services teams are available 7 days a week including out of hours, so we ensure stress-free holiday-letting for owners and provide a first-class service to guests. We also offer an unrivalled in-house property management service, or we liaise directly with your management and maintenance companies on your behalf.

Getting your home ready for letting, or taking the step to change your letting agent, can be a daunting prospect but our experienced team of luxury travel experts are on hand to guide you through every step of the journey from finding that perfect holiday home and getting it ‘guest ready’ to looking after every guest before, during and after their stay.

The Cornish Gems difference lies in their attention to detail and all-encompassing service. What could be better - a beautifully kept home and stress-free income.

Property owner, Newquay

Based in Truro and St Ives, all our staff are passionate about Cornwall and delivering the highest standards. With around 180 properties, our focus remains on the quality of the Cornish Gems portfolio, rather than the size, to enable us to expertly market each and every Gem and offer a superior level of owner and guests services. We therefore offer limited spaces to join our exclusive portfolio - if you have a special home (or are looking to buy) that you feel could be a Cornish Gem please get in touch for a free consultation and rental appraisal.

To read more about our company, its founders and our standards visit About Us.

What makes a Cornish Gem?

Our discerning guests look for a home from home experience (or better), in which to relax and enjoy a luxury holiday here in Cornwall. No two of our Gems are the same but whether it’s a country house, contemporary coastal penthouse or apartment, quintessential cottage, architect designed beach house, barn conversion or grand townhouse we look for some of the following stand out features:

  • Popular holiday locations
  • Coastal or countryside views
  • Inspiring architectural design
  • Well considered interior design
  • An appealing and functional holiday layout
  • High standard of workmanship and decoration
  • Outside dining spaces for full occupancy to enjoy
  • High spec gadgetry
  • Hot tubs, swimming pools or cinema rooms
  • Ample parking
the gems team

We ask that all Cornish Gems holiday home owners share our passion for excellence and high quality as they play an integral part of our luxury travel brand by offering the best standard of accommodation they can. We have our own in-house quality standards, which define and benchmark luxury holiday letting, and the portfolio team work with each and every property owner to help achieve and maintain these standards.

If you’d like us to help you create a Cornish Gem that will deliver results, get in touch with our portfolio team today.

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