With over 700 self-catering properties in their collection, Aspects Holidays are the local holiday lettings experts in Cornwall.

Aspects Holidays began as a family business in 1989. Though they’ve been steadily adding gorgeous properties 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.

The local co-ordinators in St Ives, Hayle, Penzance, Newquay, Mevagissey and Bude are a reliable fountain of knowledge, about everything from advice on the ideal cottage to tips regarding the county’s best beaches.

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.”

The website is vibrant and easy-to-use, with enticing photography as well as pretty illustrations. There’s a great blog that will have you dreaming from your desk about Cornish holidays and several brilliant live webcams dotted around the area to whet your appetite. And all information about collecting keys, payment, the company policy on pets and arrival and departure times can be accessed within the FAQs section of the site.

Here, we choose six of our favourite Aspects properties that are available for last-minute bookings.

Happy Days Cottage

Perfect for a family holiday by the sea, this dog-friendly cottage sleeps six and is within walking distance of St Ives town and beautiful beaches. Happy Days Cottage has a stylish woodburner and three comfy bedrooms, one of which has a king size bed and roll top bath tub.

Towan Penthouse, Onshore Apartments

Overlooking Towan beach in Newquay, this beautifully furnished apartment is ideal for a family of 4. Have a go at surfing, paddle boarding or coasteering, or simply relax on the beach before enjoying a sunset drink on the balcony.

Pencarrow, Mevagissey

Perched above Mevagissey, with spectacular views of the Fowey Estuary, this impressive apartment is perfect for a family or two couples. Pencarrow offers a tranquil setting from which to explore the unspoilt fishing village of Mevagissey.

Granary Cottage

Escape to a charming barn conversion on the outskirts of Bude at Granary Cottage, perfect for a couple or small family. This delightful property welcomes two dogs and is surrounded by stunning countryside walks, with the coast just a short drive away.

The Blue Place

Whisk your favourite person away to this luxurious couple’s retreat, which has breathtaking views of Newlyn and Mount’s Bay. The Blue Place is a reverse level property with a lovely sea view living space and balcony and a cosy bedroom downstairs.

Starfish Dreams

Enjoy fantastic views of the harbour and St Ives Bay from this beautifully presented apartment for two, which is perfect for a romantic seaside break. With coastal inspired interiors, a plethora of delicious restaurants on the doorstep and just a stone’s throw from the sea, you’ll never want to leave Starfish Dreams.

Updated August 2019