My husband and I moved to Cornwall about 12 years ago as we love the area and the wonderful way of life it offers. My family were originally from Cornwall and I have fond memories of happy childhood holidays here. Moving back to the county felt like returning home. Both our children were born here and are now thriving 11 and 8 year olds, allowing me more time to concentrate on our little holiday rental business. My husband Ash and I also have day jobs working for an environmental organisation.
Buying our apartment….
We bought Seashells in December 2015 and stayed there for the first time over New Year which was a wonderful way to celebrate our new home from home. Although the weather wasn't great, I spent hours cozied up in the living room, just watching the endlessly changing winter seas and skies. We spent the first 3 months of 2016 painting, decorating and making Seashells ours, adding all the little personal touches we needed to make it home. Not long after we caught our first sunset over the sea from the apartment, which was absolutely amazing and made it all worthwhile.
We aim to provide a great service at great prices. I am still on a learning curve, but in running our holiday home I like to put myself in the shoes of our guests and think about what is important to me when I go on holiday. A good price, early arrival time and the convenience of having all the essentials available when I get there are all things I appreciate when I go away, and things I have tried to provide at Seashells.
That's why we like to take bookings directly from our guests if we can so we can provide them with the best price possible. We believe strongly in fair booking - every direct booking we receive through our website receives a complimentary cream tea or bottle of wine (whichever you prefer), in recognition of the fact that it has saved us (and probably our guests) expensive commission and booking fees charged by the online travel agents.
I have also tried very hard to think of everything that our guests might enjoy, or that might make their stay that little bit more special. If you can think of anything that is not provided, but that would make your stay more comfortable and enjoyable, please do let us know.
We are so pleased that all our hard work has paid off and that our guests seem to love Seashells as much as we do, judging by the comments in our guestbook and online reviews. We hope that you will come and spend a week with us by the beach and see for yourself!