Plan your next getaway at one of these fabulous rental cottages.

With over 700 gorgeous properties on their books, Aspects Holidays are experts in the art of the Cornish break.

The firm began as a family business in 1989. Though they’ve been steadily adding charming holiday lets to their books ever since, the team remains small, friendly and dedicated to a personalised service. Many of its members have lived in Cornwall all their lives.

They say: “We love where we live and we love what we do, so whether you are looking for a family-friendly holiday, a dog-friendly cottage or a hideaway for two, we know our way around and are here to help.”

Here are some of the best properties currently on Aspects’ books.


At Sandy Acres, eight stunning properties form a horseshoe shape. Family-friendly, barefoot, Scandinavian-style living, complete with wood-burning stoves, hot tubs and a sea breeze are the order of the day here. Surf’s up; stress levels are down.


New to the Aspects family are four slick, brand-new apartments at The Carlton development in Penzance. Each with its own balcony overlooking the ocean, these minimalist properties promise truly tranquil luxury. Check out The Penthouse (which sleeps six) for a serious treat. Or book all of the apartments together for an extended family celebration.


Retreat from the hurly burly at this sweet cottage, with its accompanying shepherd’s hut, hidden in the quiet village of St. Hilary in West Cornwall. Clean, compact and utterly peaceful The Garden Barn is sure to soothe your soul.


With its amazing sea view and access to a communal tennis court and indoor swimming pool, this cottage-style, first-floor apartment is perfect for small families. Just a short walk away is the sandy, sheltered and dog-friendly Porth Joke beach, which is famous for the poppies and marigolds that flower just above it in the summer.


This is a supremely stylish romantic bolthole in the heart of a timeless fishing village. Walk the breath-taking coastline; wander Mevagissey’s winding streets; eat your heart out at one of the excellent restaurants or pubs nearby; then collapse into your giant bed. Dogs are welcomed with treats on arrival.


The enchantingly named property Duck Cottage nestles in the enchantingly named village of Mousehole. Situated on a cobbled street, just moment’s from Mousehole’s heavenly harbour, this immaculate Grade II listed cottage really is the stuff of dreams. The locals are friendly, there’s lots to see and buy in the village and freshly baked scones and clotted cream are there to welcome you.

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By Becky Ladenburg
January 2020

Becky Ladenburg

Features Editor

As the GWG's features editor, Becky has her discerning finger on the cultural pulse. She's also our go-to expert on the property market.