Review: A luxury holiday cottage in Wadebridge with Aspects Holidays

Hillcote Reception Room Cornwall

Planning a trip to Cornwall with a group of friends or family? I have the perfect luxury holiday cottage for you.

Located in the charming town of Wadebridge, Hillcote is a spacious period property with generous living space and impeccable interiors. 

This gorgeous family home is managed by Aspects Holidays, who specialise in boutique self-catering holiday cottages in Cornwall.

With four bedrooms, two large reception rooms, and a fully equipped kitchen, it’s ideal for a group getaway.

I stayed at Hillcote with five friends in July; here I share my experience and thoughts of this Cornish hideaway.

Accommodation details at Hillcote

There are two well appointed reception rooms at Hillcote, complete with plush sofas, cosy blankets, ornate fireplaces and beautiful design details. 

Living Room Hillcote

The kitchen and dining area is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare meals during your stay.

From every utensil imaginable to salt, pepper, olive oil, milk and more. 

Upstairs, Hillcote has four well-appointed bedrooms which can accommodate up to eight guests.

The master bedroom on the second floor has a king-size bed, an en-suite bathroom, and a balcony. 

Hillcote Bedroom

Three of the bedrooms can be made up as doubles or twins. While the final bedroom is a smaller room with bunk beds – perfect for families with little ones.

In addition to the en-suite bathroom in the master bedroom, Hillcote has a further bathroom on the first floor, with a shower and a giant bath.

Outside, there is a gorgeous garden with a seating area, dining area, outdoor shower and barbecue. 

Despite visiting in July, there was torrential rain on our planned barbecue evening.

So sadly we couldn’t make the most of the garden. But as true Brits do, we continued with our barbecue plans anyway! 

Hillcote Garden

Rain aside, I can imagine the garden being the perfect spot to enjoy some alfresco dining or a glass of wine in the evening. 

Location and surroundings

Located in the picturesque town of Wadebridge in Cornwall, Hillcote can be found in a quiet residential area.

The town of Wadebridge itself is a charming place with plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes to explore. 

A great base for exploring the stunning North Cornwall coast and countryside, Hillcote is just a stone’s throw from a number of popular Cornwall attractions.

The Camel Trail, a popular walking and cycling route, runs through the town and is a great way to explore the area while taking in the scenery.

The popular seaside towns of Padstow and Rock are just a short drive away, as are the stunning beaches of the north coast.

Padstow in Cornwall

The south coast of Cornwall is also within easy reach, with the picturesque Cornish towns of Fowey and Looe under an hour’s drive away.

If you’re looking to explore the stunning Cornish countryside, Hillcote is ideally located for this too.

The nearby Bodmin Moor offers some fantastic walking routes. While the Eden Project is just a short drive away and is a must-visit for anyone interested in nature and conservation.

Things to do nearby

Hillcote is in such a fantastic location for a number of different activities – whether you’re looking for the best seafood restaurants in Cornwall or more active adventures. 

For a civilised but boozy afternoon, go wine and cider tasting at nearby Trevibban Mill. You can do a tour or simply go straight in with the wine, cider, or both!

Trevibban Mill Vineyard

For a more active adventure, take to the water with a few hours of kayaking.

We booked through Cornish Kayaking and can highly recommend them. 

Other active options include surfing lessons, paddleboarding or coasteering – all sure to be great fun. 

If the weather is good, hire some bikes and cycle the Camel Trail to Padstow. Here you can wander the town and grab a bite to eat.

Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant

A highlight of our Padstow trip was our meal at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant.

One for lovers of seafood, the restaurant has a worldwide reputation for serving the finest fish and shellfish.

As you’d expect, the chefs make use of the best local produce to create a menu of both classic and contemporary dishes. 

We were hungry after our kayaking adventures earlier in the day. So we had appetisers, starters, mains and even managed to squeeze in some dessert. 

Every course was just *chef’s kiss* – definitely one to visit when in Padstow!

Discover more of the best things to do in Wadebridge.

Final words

After three wonderful nights at Hillcote, it was time to check-out. I cannot recommend Hillcote highly enough.

The fact that we all left with camera rolls full of the interiors for our own home design inspiration says it all! 

Aspects Holidays were also fantastic at thinking of every detail. The information provided on the property was wonderfully detailed and you had everything you could possibly need.

Book your stay at Hillcote in Wadebridge.

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