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Saltings Seacret Lelant

£478 - £1400 per week

Saltings Seacret is a welcoming, modern house for families or couples looking for the ideal home from home. The property is set over three floors and has the benefit of your own enclosed courtyard, for al fresco dining as the sun goes down, plus two parking spaces meaning you are free to go exploring in West Cornwall, knowing you can return at any time with ease. The beautiful Porthkidney beach is just over a mile away, sitting at the mouth of Hayle Estuary and you can even stroll across to Carbis Bay, then continue further into the stunning town of St Ives.

For those looking to dine out within walking distance, Birdies Bistro and The Watermill are popular with holidaymakers and locals alike. The Old Quay House provides incredible views of the Estuary and Scarlet's Wines is great if you're looking for some specialist deli items. For avid bird watchers, the country's most south westerly estuary provides a home to a variety of wetland birds, including Teals and Wigeons, more commonly seen in the winter. For the adventurous walkers, you can make your way across a 12.5 mile route, taking you from Lelant to the historic St Michael's Mount.


stairs to first floor living area and doors leading to:

Bedroom 1

double sofa bed, TV, French doors leading out to enclosed courtyard.


basin, WC.


washing machine.

Kitchen/dining/sitting area

sofa, TV, Juliet balcony, dining table with six chairs, gas hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Stairs from landing leading to second floor:

Bedroom 2

double bed, TV, en suite shower room, basin, WC.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.


bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Outside area

BBQ, enclosed courtyard with table and six chairs.

Additional information

gas central heating, low occupancy discounts available, travel cot and high chair provided, WiFi, short breaks available.


The property is excellent and the location is good in spite of the reduced train service from Lelant/Lelant Saltings to St Ives. We think people shouldn't be put off by this as the park and ride at St Erth is very convenient. The walk to Lelant station is also only 10 minutes.The house is comfortable and very well furnished with a welcoming and homely feel. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

August 2019

Quiet and beautifully furnished property. Real home from home. Everything needed for a stress free holiday was provided. Fantastic location to discover Cornwall. Our first time in this part of the country but not our last.

August 2019

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Lelant Holidays

Lelant itself has two pubs, a restaurant, a golf course with stunning views and a vast beach with areas of secluded woodland. Holidays in Lelant are perfect for couples who want the peace of staying somewhere rural but are close to local amenities. You're never far from the beach when you stay in Lelant; take a stroll alongside the estuary, through the sand dunes and down to the vast expanse of Porthkindney Sands where the River Hayle joins the Atlantic Ocean.

Things to do near Lelant

If you book a self catering holiday in Lelant you’re perfectly situated for sightseeing, with a nearby train line to St Ives or Penzance for spot of shopping. If you jump in the car you can travel down the far west coast, one of the most beautiful driving routes in the UK. Stop off at the Gurnard’s Head for a bite of lunch or make your way down to Cape Cornwall and Sennen Cove

For those looking to explore on foot, the 12.5 mile St Michael's Way walk from Lelant to Marazion offers a great way to experience the Cornish countryside. The walk meanders through moorland and the small villages of Gulval and Ludgvan before emerging in Marazion with St Michael's Mount in clear view.

For something requiring a little less energy, visit Steeple Woods Nature Reserve for a more relaxing walk and spectacular views. Read more on our blog.

If you fancy a round of golf, Lelant is home to the West Cornwall Golf Club, offering breathtaking views and is playable at any time of year. Read more on our blog about Golf Courses in West Cornwall.

If you fancy stocking up on some treats during your stay, Scarlet Wines in Lelant offers local ingredients and specialities; ideal for a picnic at the beach or to enjoy in the comfort of your holiday home.


The closest beach to Lelant is Porthkidney Sands which is dog-friendly. Please note there are certain restrictions during peak months on other beaches in the area. Find out more info about dog restrictions here

For more info on Porthkidney Sands, and other must-see beaches in the area, check out our blog post on Sandy beaches in West Cornwall.

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Local events

St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

4th February 2020

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

26th - 28th April 2020

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2020

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

10th - 12th May 2020

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

21st - 30th June 2020

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

8th August 2020

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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 26th August 2020

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

14th - 28th September 2020

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

November 2020

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

December 2020

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

15th December 2020 - 4th January 2021

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

TBC December 2020 (selected dates)

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2020

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2020

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2020

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

The house is well equipped, very clean and comfortable. It was also very quiet during our stay. The property is spacious and light. We would not want to sleep in the bedroom at entry level which has a sofa bed as it felt a bit chilly and basic even though the upper 2 floors were warm. I suppose it could suit teenagers and they would have their own TV. For us the location is great as you don’t have to drive into St Ives which can be very busy and tricky to find parking. We either walked in or caught the bus or train. Please note not all trains stop at Lelant/Lelant Saltings at certain times of the year. Seems completely ridiculous as the train just sails past both stops, goodness knows who decide this was a good idea given the advice on not using ours cars but to take advantage of public transport! We have always enjoyed staying in Lelant so this property was a great home from home for us.

Sep 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It is lovely to read how much you love the area, and enjoyed another stay here, and thank you for your helpful comments. Just to help reassure you about the temperature of the ground floor bedroom; as with most houses, heat rises making upper levels feel warmer, so with a bedroom downstairs, the owners have been mindful of this and had the heating system ‘balanced’ by a qualified heating engineer earlier this year, restricting the temperature through thermostatic controlled valves, so that the heat is reduced on upper floors compared to downstairs temperatures. So if it is feeling a little chilly downstairs, the heating can be turned on, without it getting too hot upstairs. It certainly is a shame that the number of stops for Lelant/Lelant Saltings has been significantly reduced and is certainly now something to bear in mind, though St Erth train station is also a short walk from the property, so it is still possible to get the train in to St Ives from there so that you can experience one of the most scenic train journeys in the country. Thanks again for highlighting this and we look forward to seeing you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

The property is excellent and the location is good in spite of the reduced train service from Lelant/Lelant Saltings to St Ives. We think people shouldn't be put off by this as the park and ride at St Erth is very convenient. The walk to Lelant station is also only 10 minutes.The house is comfortable and very well furnished with a welcoming and homely feel. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you.

Sep 2019

Quiet and beautifully furnished property. Real home from home. Everything needed for a stress free holiday was provided. Fantastic location to discover Cornwall. Our first time in this part of the country but not our last.

Aug 2019

We loved our stay at Saltings Seacret - Aspects staff were very friendly and helpful, the house has everything you could need and is in the perfect location for seeing all corners of Cornwall. Will definitely return!

Jun 2019

The house had everything and more! There was everything you would ever need. Perfect location for exploring and walking, beautiful views and great for eating out with local pubs nearby. Ideal for families and couples, we are already planning our return visit. I would certainly recommend to family and friends. Thank you.

Apr 2019

Everything was fine. Great property in very convenient location. A few more tea towels would have been useful but all in all one of the best properties I have stayed in.

Sep 2018