September 6, 2017 | Aspects Holidays
Celebrate the festive season in Cornwall with Aspects Holidays Whether looking for a cosy Christmas à deux or a large family gathering for New Year, Aspects Holidays has over 350 properties available in Cornwall. So, whatever your festive fancy – a modern sea-facing apartment, a characterful cottage or a beautiful barn conversion – you’ll be spoilt for choice: CHRISTMAS NEW: Furry-friendly festive holidays in Cornwall
Aspects Holidays has over 200 dog-friendly properties scattered throughout Cornwall. Brand new to its portfolio, Truck House (sleeps eight humans and two dogs), near Truro, is one of the finest. Ideal for humans and hounds, this postcard-perfect former coaching inn has been lovingly restored throughout. Nearby, Polstreath Beach allows dogs all year round and, if heading further afield, they are also welcome on the ferry to Fowey, giving access to miles of coastal footpaths. A week’s stay, arriving Saturday 23 December, costs from £189 pp (£1,509 total). A week’s New Year break, arriving Saturday 30 December, is available for the same price. Dogs charged at £25 each per stay. A Cornish stay in ‘Poldark’ country Poldark fans should head to the scenic stretch of coastline linking Botallack and Levant, a popular location owing to its rich mining heritage. Levant Mine plays the role of the fictional Tressiders Rolling Mill in the TV series, while Owles and Crowns near Botallack starred as Ross Poldark's Wheal Leisure. Stay at Cove Cottage (sleeps four), a cosy fisherman's cottage with breathtaking Atlantic Ocean views. A week’s stay, arriving Saturday 23 December, costs from £312 pp (£1,246 total). A week’s New Year break, arriving Saturday 30 December, is available for the same price. A coastal Christmas with spectacular sea views Boasting panoramic views from virtually every room, Cove View is a stunning and spacious apartment which has been refurbished throughout with impeccable attention to detail. There’s even a hot tub on the terrace in which to sip those obligatory Christmas tipples. A path leads down to Sennen Cove’s crescent-shaped Whitesand Bay, with no less than a mile of golden sand. The nearby South West Coast path offers some of the most spectacular walks in the county - ideal for post-Christmas dinner strolls. A week’s stay over Christmas, arriving Saturday 23 December, costs £312 pp (£1,246 total). A charming cottage with a wood burner Stay in the pretty fishing village of Mousehole, in south-west Cornwall, this Christmas and enjoy a spectacular light display. What started in 1963, when a local artist strung coloured bulbs along the quays to brighten up the village, is now an incredible illuminations exhibition (running from 17 December 2017 to 6 January 2018), with more than 7,000 twinkling lights reflected in the water. Stay in the heart of the village at Virgin Place Net Loft (sleeps two), a former fisherman’s net loft brimming with charming features, vaulted ceilings, exposed wooden beams and a woodburner to boot. A week’s stay, arriving Thursday 21 December, costs from £276 pp (£551 total). A spacious retreat for the whole family Gather the relatives and escape to The Retreat at Mount (sleeps 12), an ideal property for large families. The stunning and spacious detached house, nestled in the countryside near Newquay, North Cornwall, has six double bedrooms – each with an en-suite bathroom – an open-plan living room, well-equipped kitchen and inviting dining room, ideal for socialising. Enjoy a beautiful walk to Holywell Bay or venture to the Smugglers Den Inn (less than a mile away), a quaint 16th century thatched pub with a roaring log fire. A week’s stay, arriving Thursday 21 December, costs from £199 pp (£2,387 total). NEW: A romantic Christmas in a stylish loft apartment in South Cornwall Brand-new to Aspects Holidays’ portfolio of Unique and Boutique* properties, Corner House Loft is a wonderful retreat for two, located moments from the harbour in Mevagissey. The property has been completely refurbished throughout and features a spacious open-plan living space and super-stylish bathroom with free-standing bath and a unique penny floor - each coin individually laid by hand. Bespoke oak and glass stairs lead up to the bedroom with its sumptuous super-king-size bed. A week’s stay this Christmas, arriving Friday 22 December, costs from £581 pp (£1,161 total). A week’s New Year break, arriving Friday 29 December, is available for the same price. *Unique and Boutique collection – Aspects’ top-of-the-range properties. Get off grid in Cape Cornwall With no phone signal, TV signal or wifi, Wheal Call (sleeps four), in Cape Cornwall, is the perfect place to get off grid and return to the simple pleasures of life during the festive season. Swap smart phones for scenic sea views at this remote whitewashed house that sits on a cliff-top in a secluded area of West Cornwall. The enchanting property has exposed beams, wooden floors, granite walls and woodburning stoves - and is situated moments from the coastal path, the old tin mines and the Kenidjack Valley. A week’s stay, arriving Friday 22 December, costs from £228 pp (£910 total). A week’s New Year break, arriving Friday 29 December, is available for the same price. NEW YEAR Join the UK’s third-largest fancy dress party in St Ives Celebrate New Year’s Eve in St Ives at the UK’s third-largest fancy dress street party (after London and Edinburgh), where mingling with superheroes, dancing with a Dalmatian or strolling the car-free streets with friendly pirates is a real possibility. The evening culminates with a spectacular firework display over the harbour. Stay close to town at Neptune’s Rest (sleeps four), a luxurious modern apartment with sweeping views of St Ives Bay. A week’s stay, arriving Saturday 30 December, costs from £305 pp (£1,217 total). A wonderfully rural New Year in Bude Complete with a deluxe welcome hamper packed with tasty treats, Songbirds (sleeps six) is a brilliant barn conversion, set within idyllic private gardens and surrounded by rolling countryside. Inside, there’s a hand-built kitchen, luxury bathrooms, oversized sofas and sumptuous beds. The outside space offers a firepit, barbeque, pizza oven and a vegetable plot from which guests may pick fresh produce. The area is a real haven for wildlife, with red deer, otters and stoats as well as numerous bird species visiting regularly. A week’s stay, arriving Friday 29 December, costs from £283 pp (£1,693 total). Call Aspects Holidays on 01736 754242 (www.aspects-holidays.co.uk) for expert advice and guidance, or to book.