Part of an iconic, Grade II listed Victorian terrace (which features in all seven Poldark books) Seven Stippy Stappy is set beside a steep pedestrian lane which leads down to the beach. Charming St Agnes is a foodie, beachy and surfing haven and the magnificent north coast cliffs will have you donning your walking boots in no time!
Original slate flooring, a wood burner glowing in an inglenook fireplace, lovely Farrow & Ball colours and luxurious furnishings, this beautifully restored cottage has it all. Step from the lovingly planted, south facing front garden into the bright sitting room; this is a place where you can sit back and unwind. Sofas and chairs piled with cushions sit before the wood burner so shoes off, feet up and prepare to relax. Toast marshmallows, listen to music on the Sonos speaker system or watch some classic movies on the Smart TV with Freeview and Blu-ray DVD player. Low beams and lintels, thick stone walls and a cushioned window seat make this a wonderfully warm and inviting place to while away the hours.
The kitchen/dining room is at the rear of the cottage where an antique store cabinet, pine scrub-top table and Eames-style chairs contrast delightfully with modern kitchen appliances, including a Nespresso machine and dishwasher. Hand built Shaker-style kitchen units are painted F&B Stiffkey Blue with under-floor heating to keep you toasty warm. Painted beams, an open plate rack and Belfast sink all enhance the vintage styling and French doors open out to a courtyard dining area with Weber gas BBQ and steps up to the sun terrace above.
Seven Stippy Stappy has two gorgeous bedrooms with luxurious beds and low windows that look out over the cottage garden in front. The master bedroom has a scrumptious kingsize Margot bed from Loaf.com with a pillow-top mattress, soft oriental rugs underfoot and a wonderful antique wardrobe. The second bedroom is cosy and snug with a lovely double bed (with knobs on!) from the Wrought Iron Bed Company and a heavenly pillow-top mattress, an antique walnut dresser and vintage lamps. Both bedrooms have a choice of goose down or hypoallergenic duvets and luxurious 500-thread count Eygyptian cotton linens.
The en suite bathroom has a large contemporary freestanding bath where you can enjoy a long relaxing soak while looking out over the garden and the second bathroom is complete with a drench-head shower for a wonderfully refreshing wake-up soak.
Doors lead from the dining area out to the courtyard and steeply terraced garden, bordered by historic woodland. There are places to sit for a lazy summer's breakfast or evening BBQ and glass of wine, a spot of sunbathing or simply for chilling out and enjoying the holiday vibe. Steep steps lead up to the garden area and sun deck with two teak steamer style loungers - this is only screened with planting so please supervise children and be careful here at all times. The front south-facing garden is a great place to relax at the end of the day, with a glass of well-earned fizz in hand and the sound of birdsong in your ears.
There is access from the courtyard to a small utility room with a washing machine/drier and space to hang wetsuits or store surf boards.
There a few free parking spaces on the right at the top of Stippy Stappy (the lane is on the left just after you have passed the church on the right and start to head downhill). Otherwise there is space to pull in and drop your cases down to the cottage before moving your car. Drive down the hill and turn right into British Road (you may find a parking space along here on the way up). At the top of British Road turn left and then right into Trelawny Road and you will see the village car park on the left.
Seven Stippy Stappy has a high-speed, BT Infinity broadband service, so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.
One dog is very welcome. We charge £30 per week or short break.
Special 'Just for Two' rate
Out of peak weeks and school holidays Seven Stippy Stappy is available to couples, using one bedroom only, at a 20% discount. Call us in the office on 01872 553491 if you have any questions or would like to book.
Lucky you... there are lots of lovely (and award-winning) places to eat in St Agnes and nearby. We recommend the following:
No 4 Peterville is a small, friendly award-winning restaurant just a short stroll from Stippy Stappy. Amazing food (a local foodie haven), great atmosphere, locally sourced ingredients, wonderful reviews.
The Tap House is a bustling bar and bistro next door to No 4 Peterville, with an ever changing menu of local deliciousness and live music at weekends in the summer; booking is advisable up to a week in advance as it is so good!
The St Agnes Hotel is also dog friendly and does great cooked breakfasts and Sunday roasts.
Taste is a small bistro in Churchtown, just up the hill from Stippy Stappy on Vicarage Road. Good locally sourced foods and a little outside area for drinks and nibbles on warm summer evenings.
Genki is the cutest little surfer's shack, which you will find if you walk down Stippy Stappy, through the wooded path and along Quay Road toward the beach. Great for coffee, fresh fruit smoothies and sandwiches, as well as offering fun tapas and sushi nights.
Schooners (summer months) is right on the beach in Trevaunance Cove, offering fantastic views, delicious food and is the best place for sunset drinks.
Lewsey Lou's serves fresh, locally caught, battered or grilled fish and chips from its beachside location in Trevauncance Cove.
The Cornish Pizza Company is fantastic (and award-winning), gourmet takeaway pizza establishment on Vicarage Road.
Nearby Truro also has some wonderful eating places with Gravy Boesti, Tabb's Restaurant, Mustard and Rye and Zaffiro's Bar and Restaurant to name but a few.
"Thank you for a lovely stay. 7 Stippy Stappy is so beautiful and cosy!! Everything we needed here and felt like home. Would love to come back. Love from Katie, Chris and Morris the walshie xx"
"This has been a wonderful family holiday with great memories of The Eden Project, St Michael's Mount, Glendurgan Gardens, Newquay Zoo and plenty of beach walks. Without any doubt, the location, peace, design, cleanliness and warm welcome of Seven Stippy Stappy provided a fantastic foundation for all this to be possible! Thank you" - April 2016
"Thank you so much for a fab holiday - we totally love your beautiful cottage - obviously rennovated with a huge amount of love, taste and care - we want one ourselves!" - July 2016
"We had a wonderful time at Seven Stippy Stappy and exploring the many sights and attractions of Cornwall. Thank you for the scones and champagne! Celebrating our 10th wedding anniversary we couldn't have chosen a better place than this. Such an amazing place!" - August 2016
'Simply perfect' - August 2016
"We have had a fabulous first Cornish holiday here at Seven Stippy Stappy! The house is so cute and immaculate - the welcome gifts very much appreciated.....so many beautiful beaches to visit, Chapel Porth being one of our faves - thank you!" - September 2016
"We had a great week here, thank you. Some of the things we like the most: every morning a friendly robin came to see us and we gave it some food, scones and champagne when we arrived and the thoughtful design touches....we all fell in love with the house! Thanks a lot for sharing your gorgeous house with us. We hope we're lucky enough to come back in the near furture" - October 2016
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