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Gwel and Mena, or view of the hill, is an exquisite property in the popular location of St Agnes on the north coast. If you are looking to treat the one you love to a touch of luxury, then this romantic retreat for two is the ultimate place to choose. Sink into the sumptuous sofa in front of the wood burner for a night of relaxation, or enjoy a soak in the free standing bath in the luxurious bathroom. This vast property has views of the coast and St Agnes Beacon from the top snug and St Agnes has an abundance of restaurants, cafes and bars to enjoy.
The central location of St Agnes is perfect for exploring all corners of Cornwall and the many sandy beaches on offer. Enjoy a surf lesson or kayak adventure, right from Trevaunance Cove right in the village. This is the ideal place for those looking to enjoy the stunning coastal paths that are available at every turn, with miles of coast path and mining history to delve into.
from gravelled driveway with front door leading into:
doors to sitting room, kitchen, utility and stairs to first floor.
corner sofa, Smart TV, woodburner, door to garden and door leading into:
electric oven and induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, breakfast island and two bar stools, dining table and chairs, doors out to garden.
king size double bed, dressing room, sliding doors with garden and countryside views, en suite with shower, WC and basin.
two steps up to free standing bath with shower attachment, double shower cubicle, WC and basin.
doors to bedroom and stairs to second floor:
sofa, sea glimpse, views of St Agnes Beaon, and surrounding countryside.
patio area with lounge seating.
electric central heating, WiFi, short breaks available.
|1 Jan - 27 Feb||550|
|6 Mar - 20 Mar||600|
|27 Mar - 15 May||700|
|5 Jun - 3 Jul||750|
|24 Jul - 28 Aug||1000|
|4 Sep - 11 Sep||850|
|25 Sep - 23 Oct||750|
|6 Nov - 11 Dec||550|
|18 Dec - 31 Dec||800|
St Agnes provides the perfect base to explore the North Cornwall coastline. With stunning scenery on the doorstep, and a plethora of activities available all year round, there's something to do for everyone. Take a stroll along the streets which are full of quaint shops and cafes or for those looking to be a bit more adventurous, why not try your hand at surfing with one of the local surf schools.
The beaches of Trevaunance Cove, Trevellas Porth, Chapel Porth, and Porthtowan are all closeby, which are all worthy of a visit and each offering something different.
A 'must see' event among both locals and visitors is the St Agnes Bolster Festival, which tells the story of the bolster giant which was known to terrorise the locals. This takes place on the May bank holiday weekend each year.
St Agnes Carnival takes place each year during the first week of August. Locals gather along with tourists who have travelled especially for this special occasion.
Located on the North coast of Cornwall, St Agnes is a popular surf spot among both locals and visitors. It is more suited to advanced surfers, however if you fancy a go, there are two excellent surf schools nearby to show you the ropes. The nearby beaches at Porthtowan, Perranporth and Portreath are all good for surfing too, so you'll have plenty to choose from when deciding where to go. Read more on our blog about the best surf spots in Cornwall. St Agnes is also home to the World Bellyboarding Championships which take place each year at St Agnes beach. Find out more about bellyboarding on our blog.
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For the first time the Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival will be taking place in November, featuring Wishbone Ash, Focus and Thorbjorn Risager.
6th - 8th November 2020
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm are hosting the only Christmas market in Cornwall which is set on a working farm. Browse Christmas gifts while soaking up the Christmas atmosphere on the farm.
Every weekend: 14/11/20 - 20/12/20
Board the Santa Express bound for Santa's magical grotto. On selected dates between the 8th and 24th December, children and their families can take a ride on the Santa Train to his grotto where they can receive a gift from Santa. There will also be children's entertainment, balloon making, Christmas card colouring and mince pies and mulled wine for the adults!
5th - 24th December 2020
Gool Perran Lowen - Happy St Piran's Day in Cornish!
St Piran's Day, celebrated on March 5th, is the national day of Cornwall, named after one of Cornwall's patron saints. According to legend, St Piran, a 5th century Irish Abbot, was thrown into the sea in Ireland tied to a mill stone; somehow he washed up on the Cornish coast still alive. He made Cornwall his new home and became the patron saint of tin-miners after rediscovering tin smelting.
Today, Cornwall still celebrates St Piran's Day, with various celebrations held across Cornwall.
5th March 2021
Boscastle Walking Week is an annual event which has grown in popularity over the years. Organised by local people with local knowledge, everyone is welcome to join the organised walks for a small fee of £3-£5. You'll be guided on some of the most beautiful walks along the Cornish coastline, amid woods and streams and on rambles to secluded waterfalls. Celebrate the history of this stunning scenery as you learn about the famous author Thomas Hardy, who spent a year living in the area.
St Endellion Church provides a magical setting for this classical music concert, which features opera, choral and orchestral music over nine days.
Bolster festival in St Agnes celebrates the demise of the legend of Bolster the giant. The community re-enact the life and downful of the giant as they parade through the streets and down to the cliffs overlooking Chapel Porth beach.
A colourful tradition that takes place on the first day in May in the quaint harbour town of Padstow. The locals decorate the town with flags, flowers, greenery and a flagpole. The crowds are greeted by the swirling and dancing 'osses' who parade through the town, followed by the 'Teazer' who dances along behind.
Expect lots of dancing, singing and performance.
A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Previous performers include Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, The XX and Eddie Izzard to name but a few. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.
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Head to Mount Pleasant Eco Park to join in with the park's annual festival celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the caribbean. Enjoy live music, dance and food throughout the weekend.
16th - 18th July 2021
Every year Lusty Glaze beach hosts their Sundowner Sessions - an opportunity to watch your favourite artsits perform live in the stunning setting of the natural ampitheatre provided by the cliffs at Lusty Glaze.
From 4th July 2021
Live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.
30th July - 1st August 2021
Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this years 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay.
11th - 15th August 2021
Join in with the carnival celebrations for a fun filled day of music, dance and competition!
Top UK and international jazz, blues, swing and boogie bands make up the Bude Jazz festival, with over 120 events including street parades, late night jam sessions and a dance marquee.
31st August - 3rd September 2021
A three-day celebration of all things seafoodie! Barbecued fish on the beach; cooking demos from the best of the best; fish merchants selling the freshest seafood imaginable - ready for you to take back to your holiday home and cook up using your newly-learned skills!
Join Santa and his elves aboard his magical steam train as you journey through the Cornish countryside. Awaiting Santa on the platform, you'll be entertained with carols performed by Liskeard band. On the hour long journey, children will get to meet and greet Santa, recieve a present and have their photograph taken. The grown-ups aren't forgotten either - you'll recieve a mince pie and seasonal drink!
Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th annual Padstow Christmas Festival. For your chance to see chef demonstartions, head to the festival stage or to the Sharp's Chefs' Theatre - the demonstartions are all free to attend!
Why not make the most of your visit to Padstow and pop into the Chrsitmas market where you will find an array of food goodies and handmade gifts to purchase. There will also be a selection of live music to enjoy, and you can take the children to meet Santa in his grotto!
Created by Cornwall’s award winning highly visual Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in Magic.
Pass through the Woodland Gate and follow the twisting path. Let the faeries and woodland spirits lead the way with stories and songs. Follow the wandering path and meet Old Man Winter who will weave a tale and reveal the path to your fantastical destination, an enchanted celebration, and a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.
Dates throughout December 2020
This three-day event is the highlight of Cornwall's agricultural year, showcasing the very best of Cornwall's rural lifestyle. The event is packed with activities, competitions, food and craft demonstrations and stalls, displays, music, and, or course, lots of animals!
Meet Father Christmas, decorate gingerbread, make Reindeer food and have a festive day out at the Milky Way Adventure Park near Bude. At the elf emporium, new for 2018, children can write letters to the North Pole and take part in other fun activities. Online booking essential.
5th-6th / 12th-13th December 2020
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We were the first guests after one of the lockdowns and it was December. The house is very spacious but cold. We did get the hang of the heating after a day or so which must be programmed to revert back to a cooler level. We presume the house was cleaned at the start of the lockdown and lacked the promised welcome pack with an Amazon parcel and post overflowing from the box at the door. The loft area in the picture is not heated and was very cold, therefore unusable during our stay. The Kitchen was a great feature though. All in all, not as it says on the tin.
Mr Riordan Dec 2020
Reply from Aspects Holidays
We are very sorry if the heating hadn't been set on a warm enough temperature for your arrival and for the housekeeper's oversight on the post. We have followed this up with the housekeeper and we just wanted to reassure you that the housekeeper had attended and fully cleaned the property a few days before your arrival but had forgotten to grab the post and unfortunately didn't put the welcome pack in for you. If ever you are booked into a property that we market in future, please do not hesitate to contact us while you are here, if ever there is something that is not to your satisfaction. We would have been more than happy to grab some extra heaters for you and would have the housekeeper reattend with the welcome pack and remove the post and flies on the windowsill. We appreciate that you may prefer to be left undisturbed, be we hate the thought that you were not 100% happy with a few bits that we could have very quickly improved for you. We will pass on all your feedback to the property owners, for their consideration on areas they may want to improve, so thank you for your helpful comments and we hope that you still had a nice break away. Tanya, Customer Services