Press & PR

Our Gems often attract media attention, please see below just some of what the UK's leading travel media are saying about us. For marketing & pr enquiries please contact us using the details below.

House & Garden

July 22 - Wren Cottage, Perranporth

It's one of those holiday houses that you marvel at and truly wish you didn't have to leave. Simply put, it's probably nicer than your house and that's as it should be. The genius of Wren Cottage is in its architecture. Its owners had the very clever thought to add a modern extension to the cottage, creating a space which houses the kitchen, dining room and master bedroom suite in modern comfort, while not in the least bit clashing with the old part of the house. It's worked wonders to breathe new life into a cottage, but been done in such a way that it enhances the old rather than jars with it. Isn't that what we all want really?


June 22 - The Barrels, St Agnes

The hub of the home is the open-plan living and dining area which has breath-taking views of the cliffs and an indoor wood burner. This leads onto an outdoor terrace with a dining area and wooden hot tub. Ideal for special group trips, there’s also a cinema room, private gym and yoga studio, and spacious games room. Expect minimalist and modern interiors throughout, with white walls, exposed brickwork and plush furniture. You can surf the waves at the beach below, take part in tastings at the local brewery, and dine at Schooners restaurant on the beach.

Conde Nast

March 22 - Molesworth Manor

We had the most fantastic, full-throttle, high-action, totally giggly, beautiful few days. The house was amazing. The children just couldn’t get over it, and spent hours in the hot tubs and round the fire. We cooked and played cards, and then maxed out with activities from surfing to bicycling the Camel Way. We moseyed round Padstow, drank pints, dunked ourselves in hot baths, and sucked up lungfuls of fresh air - then the field walks and wild flowers and the sea a million blues and sun sun sun. Thank you for making everything so perfect and delicious. We are obsessed with Cornwall and you gave us a stellar experience. I couldn’t speak more highly of the whole adventure.

The Maverick Guide

Oct 21: Essential Guide to Cornwall

Nestled in the attractive hamlet of Little Petherick, just five minutes from Padstow, lies an exquisite 17th century country home with a thoroughly 21st century attitude. Molesworth Manor is one of north Cornwall's most exclusive holiday rentals, offering guests seven en suite luxury bedrooms, its own private wellness spa - with two cedar clad hot tubs and sauna - a spacious cinema room, a dedicated tasting room and gym.

Drift Abode

Nov 21: The Next level - Cornwall's finest homes

A brand-new, state-of-the-art architectural property offering Californian beach house vibes, West Pine Villa nestles on the north Cornwall coast, on the edge of Tehidy, offering great accessibility to the beaches of Portreath and Porthtowan.


Sept 21: Weekends away in Cornwall.

Get cosy in Newlyn at Eden Cottage. The top bedroom has a roll-top bath and views of the fishing boats coming into port.

Home and Garden

June 21: UK holiday homes with pools.

There are few parts of the UK better suited to an outdoor pool than Cornwall and this Padstow pad, Tadpoles, has both a pool and a hot tub, as well as being minutes from the beach. Inside, it has a breezy seaside feel and sleeps ten guests across four bedrooms.


April 21: New openings in Cornwall to book this summer.

Molesworth Manor is a new ultra-luxury property near Padstow. Having just been extensively restored into a special holiday home, the 17th-century property sleeps up to 14 with seven en-suite bedrooms. Ideal for a group trip, the manor is set over three floors with a generous living area, kitchen and breakfast room, boot room, cinema room, and wellness spa – complete with a yoga studio. Padstow Harbour is only a five-minute drive away, and guests can request fresh crab and lobster to be delivered to the door straight from the harbour, along with seasonal vegetables from Padstow Kitchen Garden. The manor is dog-friendly too, so don’t forget to bring your four-legged friend along.

Times Online

Feb 21: Best Places to Stay in Cornwall.

Up the luxury factor with a stay at Seaclusion, perched high above the rolling hills of West Cornwall.

Coast Magazine

March 2020: Waterside stay with wow-factor

You can swim in the sea, dip in the pool or while away lazy days on the terrace at Seaton House, a deluxe pad right on the beach. This house is gorgeously designed to keep you close too - yet protected from - the elements, so you can watch the water as you cosy up in front of the woodburner or gaze as the stars as you chill in the hot tub.


January 2020: Best beach cottages

The Sail Loft is quite literally on the beach and is a short walk into the surfing capital of the UK, Newquay.

Prima Magazine

January 2020: Party like a surf god

Seaton House is a great modern home for a family celebration, lifting spirits with the fresh salty sea air and the beach right on your doorstep ...

The Times

September 2019: Late deals

Lantic Barn in Fowey is a smart conversion with outdoor pool.

The Times

August 2018: Cottages, lodges and big beach houses for the summer.

Cool new lodges in Cornwall [Sandy Acres] Cornish Gems has added a number of new houses to its portfolio, so there's lots of availability. Our favourites are the eight Sandy Acres beach lodges in Hayle, with wrap around verandahs, hot tubs and Scadi-chic decor.

The Player

August 2018: Andie Jones video review of Little Cutmadoc Farm and Rosilian Hall

t's like you are in a five star hotel but it's your own home" Click to view Little Cutmadoc Farm.

Private houses don't get better than this, invite the whole family" Click to view Rosilian Hall

Daily Telegraph

May 2018: Mariella Frostrup's review of Rosilian Hall, Flushing

Forget the old Cornwall, the modern Duchy is now a vibrant place to visit, and where better to explore if from than a magnificent abode [Rosilian Hall]... A grand Cape Dutch-style mansion overlooking Falmouth harbour and now debuting as a rental property, it's almost an insult to describe it as a holiday home. [It] boasts acres of space for entertaining in a luxurious location... there was little reason to leave our well-appointed compound... it felt like the most perfect place on earth. Read the full article here.

The Times

March 2018: Britain's Best Holiday Houses

You can't get much closer to the sand than this stylish, three-storey apartment [Blue Waters]. Step on to the surf beach Porthmeor through the French doors in the downstairs snug, which has a cinema-style TV and comfy sofa.

Coast Magazine

March 2018: Dog-friendly place to stay

This [Sky House, St Agnes] unique cedar-clad home sits among the green tree-tops offering unrivalled views in a modern luxurious building. Think inspired living area, four boutique bedrooms, al fresco space and a priave hot tub, all just a stone's throw from St Agnes...right by the South West Coast Path it's a perfect location for all who like a good walk

The Daily Telegraph

March 2018: Is this the coolest cottage in Cornwall?

An impossible brief? Not for luxury cottage company Cornish Gems who proposed Compass House, nestled into the cliff face overlooking Porthminster Beach...beautifully appointed rooms feature contemporary nautical interiors and modern art works... panoramic coastal views, a majestic overview of St Ives harbour... complete with perfect "moving" views of Porthminster Beach meaning that come rain or shine you are always part of the stunning scenery beyond.

For the full review visit the seperate online story here

The Times

Jan 2018: Travel Tips

For a coastal stay in Cornwall, the luxury holiday letting company Cornish Gems has added a brace of properties. We love Blue Waters in St Ives - reached via the beach house/cinema room.

Family Traveller

Dec 2017: The New Exotic: exploring Cornwall's new family friendly hotspots

Who wouldn't want to live in one of Cornish Gems' six new Sandy Acres beach houses. They come with the perfect surfers sandy-chic feel, but they're all geared up for families, too, with all the baby essentials.

British GQ

December 2017: Hotel vs Home - two ways to stay on the coast

What's so good about it? [Chasing Waves] Principally the view overlooking Pentire Beach and The Headland...The accommodation is spot-on too: think open-plan living, glass-fronted doors and a balcony.

The Telegraph

Sept 2017: 50 most romantic holidays in the world.

Its mid-February time slot makes Valentine’s Day an ideal moment for huddling up against the cold. Cornish Gems (01872 241241; offers a range of cosy cottages in England’s endgame, and has said that all bookings in February will be complemented by a bottle of sparkling wine and a box of Cornish chocolates. The Round House, a restored stone farm storehouse, by the estuary of the River Camel near Padstow.


Feb 2021: 11 New accommodation options in Cornwall.

Trevanion Cottage is perfectly positioned to explore West Cornwall and the Lizard Peninsula. This charming three-bedroom cottage in the fishing village of Coverack has recently been refurbished with elegant interiors, open-plan living spaces and a handy wet room on the ground floor. Drink in mesmerising sea views from the window seats, dine al fresco in the private courtyard or throw another log on the fire.

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