In a place steeped in history, you would expect a cottage to be characterful and charming, so we have handpicked just the one for you, which is also within easy driving distance of The Eden Project and Truro.
Although conveniently set in the heart of the village, privacy and seclusion are yours. Local amenities are on your doorstep. The beach, a mere stroll away, is a great place to watch a spectacularly romantic Cornish sunset.
If you adore a touch of bespoke luxury with wonderful coastal walks, this is the place for you, for a beautiful replenishing holiday retreat.
Choose to rent a cottage in St Agnes, deeply set along the north Cornwall coast, and you will find yourself in true Poldark Country. With four beautiful beaches to explore, set beneath craggy cliffs adorned with heather and gorse, see if you can spot a seal or a dolphin in the water, as they love to play here.
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, St Agnes has World Heritage status, so you will not be disappointed by the super-awesome scenery. Unspoilt, it is a place for nature lovers, its history shaping the remarkable landscape. Off the beaten tourist track, the area offers you spectacular scenery with a lively Cornish vibe. Walk along steep but delightful Stippy Stappy in St Agnes Village, a row of charming listed terraced cottages to take you back in time as you head to the cove for a dip in the ocean.
A great photo opportunity awaits if you walk a short stretch of coastal path to the iconic mine shaft at Wheal Coates, offering a silent reminder of Cornwall’s mining heritage. Wheal Coates is the best cliff edge location to absorb the scent and vista of purple heathers, listen to the surf, and take in the rugged romance of north Cornwall’s coast. From here, enjoy a breathtaking walk to Chapel Porth Cove with its amazing surf and intriguing caves.
If you enjoy a walk, the coast path from St Agnes to Portreath hits the spot, with headland after headland of view all the way to Godrevy lighthouse popularised by Virginia Woolf. There are also easy circular walks, such as the White Rocks to St Agnes loop. Nearby Porthtowan is a super-clean beach for surfing, walking and simply relaxing, where surfers glide on the water, dogs frolic at the tide’s edge, and children love the rock pools. Why not take a dip?
At Agnes prides itself on being a real community so live like a local while you are here, enjoying the hospitality offered by local shops and hostelries. It is a family-friendly, safe environment. Taste fresh bread and pasties at St Agnes Bakery, or award-winning pizza at the Cornish Pizza Company. A seaside holiday requires fresh fish and chips. St Agnes has those too with a quality chip shop that has been there for over 50 years.
At nearby Trevaunance Cove is Schooners, a relaxed, local beachside café with simply delicious locally-sourced food and live music. Or check out the Driftwood Spars Inn, a 16th century inn with a wealth of Cornish secrets, built with spars salvaged from shipwrecks. For another taste of Cornwall’s past, visit nearby Mithian, where you can again step back in time, in a village of old cob houses and a popular haunted pub, dating from the 16th century The Miners Arms.
For a cultural twist, within 25 miles is the popular resort of St Ives with the renowned Tate Gallery overlooking the Atlantic, and the Barbara Hepworth Gallery both well worth a visit