Sapphire Holidays are based in West Cornwall, a few miles from St Ives. We are a long-established Group of self-catering holiday letting agencies with a large portfolio of the finest holiday homes. Our brands include Aspects Holidays, Boutique Retreats, Classic Cottages, and Unique Hideaways.

your local,
Friendly Holiday

We love where we live and we want you to feel the same way. At Aspects Holidays, our growing, but small and friendly team are all local and know Cornwall well. Many of us have lived in Cornwall all our lives and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. We want to help you find the perfect holiday so that you can enjoy Cornwall as much as we do

stylish retreats
in the uk’s
hottest locations

Born in 2007, Boutique Retreats was dreamed up from a desire to move from the traditional down-at-heel holiday cottage or country hotel of the past to something a little more chic.

We recognise that need and have brought together a collection of over 250 stunning home stays that embrace the style of a boutique hotel, celebrates the area in which they’re situated and offers the privacy like that found in your own home – a perfect combination we think!

Large and luxurious or small but perfectly formed, Boutique Retreats’ unique properties all share the same tip-top standard of luxury. Whether you’re looking for a week in a seaside-chic cottage, a thatched family home stay, a cliff top retreat with a private pool or a romantic weekend getaway in a countryside bolthole, our unique collection of retreats have been carefully hand-picked within the best areas of the UK. And with many of the retreats dog friendly too, you don’t need to leave your furry friend at home


We’re a family company, born back in the 70s with a couple of fishermen’s cottages in Porthleven. We’ve grown a lot since then but our ethos remains the same; only offering holiday homes we’d be happy to stay in ourselves. Our exclusive collection of over 1300 places to stay features the best self catering cottages we’ve handpicked across the counties, from the far reaches of Cornwall, across Devon and Dorset, Somerset, Hampshire and Sussex, over on to the Isle of Wight. Big, small, bijou, grand, modern or traditional, you’ll find a favourite to fall in love with

Escape the everyday
with a retreat to a
Unique hideaway.

If you think of Classic Cottages as the dependable, affable 40yr old holiday cottage specialist, Unique hideaways is the wild one who always wanted to be outdoors, exploring new places and embracing nature through all the seasons. But the two are from the same family with the same values - to make your time away as wonderful as it can be. Our mantra: every detail matters.

the 3p approach

We hear a lot from companies about Corporate Social Responsibility CSR and Environmental, Social and Governance ESG. Basically, it means looking beyond just the financial aspects of company activities and taking account of the wider impact on society and the environment. We have tried to cut through some of the corporate speak and come up with something that would suit our family of companies. We have arrived at the 3P approach.


We will always do the right thing by our owners and guests but it is the people in the business that make it happen so we must look after them above all. We also live in a wider community and must contribute to that.


We need to earn a reasonable return because it keeps us in business in good years and bad and it allows us to grow and improve.

Place & Planet

We live and work in an enviable place. We are happy to enjoy it, share it and care for it. Looking to the wider horizon, we all have a far-reaching effect on the planet so we must do more good than harm particularly in countering climate change.