St Agnes

Carn Cottage

At a glance
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Bedroom details

3 Bedrooms (Sleeps 6 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x double

Bedroom 3

1 x twin

Carn Cottage is a pretty traditional Cornish stone cottage in St Agnes on the north Cornish coast. With a substantial garden, this beautiful home stay has been lovingly updated yet remains sympathetic to its original features, from the exposed wooden floors to the beamed ceilings. Its romantic touches - from the charming bathtub for two to the heavenly beds - makes it ideal for couples, whilst lots of space, twin bedroom and large dining room is great for families too.

St Agnes is a wonderful village, and from Carn Cottage it's a short walk to its heart, where you'll find a plethora of independent shops, restaurants and pubs. It's also a stroll to Trevaunance Cove, a fabulous sandy beach that's dog friendly all year around.


The snug sitting room comes complete with two super-sumptuous sofas, a marble coffee table, a cosy wood burning stove, television and DVD player and a cute window seat with views out over the garden. A lovely spot in which to relax in at the end of the day. The simple, clean tones of grey and white contrast nicely with the super-cool artwork with a beachy theme, making this a peaceful, laid-back pad - the ideal spot for re-charging drained batteries.


The kitchen is a bright, light space filled with everything you need to rustle up meals, whether it's a quick snack or a feast. There's all you would expect plus a dishwasher, washer dryer, Nespresso machine, food processor and blender. A handy breakfast bar seats up to three people - perfect for meals on the go.

The formal dining room is just lovely with a table and beautiful grey velvet chairs. We love the original features and the calm grey colour scheme - the perfect setting for late-night dinner parties or long luncheons.


There are three gorgeous bedrooms to choose from. The master bedroom has a lovely bed knobs-and-broomsticks type king size bed, perfect for long, luxurious lie-ins. In addition, there's a further double with a dreamy grey velvet headboard, plus a twin room with two single beds. Each bedroom boasts Egyptian cotton sheets, hypo allergenic 'soft as down' bedding and sumptuous throws and pillows.


Just wow! We adore the oh-so-romantic bathroom with a bathtub for two - the ultimate spot for deep soaks with your favourite book - or that special someone! In addition, there's a shower room whilst downstairs there's another loo. Each has a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

There's a lovely enclosed garden, surrounded by trees and impressive rock formations, perfect for lazy days in summer when you just want to stay at home and relax. Bask in the warmth of the wood-fired hot tub, a heavenly addition for post sundown dips. To make things extra comfy, there's an L-shaped sofa, table, benches, stools and chiminea whilst the barbeque and pizza oven makes outdoor meals a joy. In addition, there's a fantastic breeze house with heaters and lights, plus a tree house which little ones will just love!


There is plenty of private off-road parking for three cars.

Babies and children

A stairgate, highchair, travel cot and changing mat can be provided on request.


Up to two dogs are very welcome at Carn Cottage. Please note, there is an additional fee per dog, per week or short break.


Carn Cottage has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the Area

St Agnes is a gorgeous small town, surprisingly un-touristy and full of fabulous places to eat and drink. For meals, head to Genki, the Tap House, Taste or Schooners for exceptional quality meals. The Sorting Office is a brilliant stop for exceptional coffee and lip-smackingly good cakes, whilst The Cornish Pizza Co do lovely take-away pizzas. There's also an excellent choice of pubs too, from the Driftwood Spars to The Tap House - both which offer great live music too. Just down the road is the fantastic Miner's Arms in Mithian - well worth a visit - whilst Canteen Cornwall's alfresco dinners are a must (check out their Facebook page for dates and times). If you like to cook at home, there's two butchers, a fishmonger, a greengrocer and a deli or two, plus the fabulous St Agnes Bakery which you need to visit.

Trevaunance Cove is a great beach and within walking distance of Carn Cottage, whilst the incredible Chapel Porth beach with its caves, old mines (as featured in the BBC adaptation of Poldark) and huge sandy beach at low tide is just a short drive away.

Being handily located on the North Cornish coast, you're also within easy reach of lots of fab places to visit, such as Godrevy with its immense beach and dunes, St Ives and the far West of Cornwall, Holywell Bay and across to the south coast and Falmouth, the Roseland Peninsula and Truro.

In the heart of St Agnes and within walking distance to the beach, our dog friendly cottage with a wood-fired hot tub is a dream for couples and families alike.

At a glance

From £1,195 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 6 + cot | 3 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Baby on Board

Enclosed garden

Family friendly

Foodie breaks

Picturesque village setting

Sandy beach nearby

Travel cot and highchair

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Workcation Retreat


Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £40 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £38 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Carn Cottage:

Perfect Christmas location for 2023. “The Holiday” brought to life. Close to all the excellent amenities in Aggy, only a short walk to the beach for that morning dip.

Lovely stay at Carn Cottage. Fantastic location and great accommodation. Had a really lovely week.

A luxurious, well appointed and well equipped cottage with lovely homely touches. Fabulous garden space and very well located for the town and the beach.

A wonderful, charming and beautiful property in the heart of St Agnes. Just lovely! With enough outdoor space for children and dogs to enjoy too. We would book it again in a heartbeat for our next visit to St Agnes.

My sisters and I had a great weeks stay at Carn Cottage. St Agnes is a lovely quaint village with everything you would need. The cottage is beautiful and the garden was lovely and not overlooked and we especially loved the beach hut in it. No matter what the weather we eat there most days.Would highly recommend this cottage .

We picked Carn Cottage on the basis it had enough bedrooms and an enclosed garden, because of the dog, we were so glad we did. From the moment we arrived to time we left we have had the best time, everything exceeded our expectations.

The cottage is stunning, exactly as described and has everything you could possibly want or need. It’s in a great location between the village and the beach.

Full of character, excellent location in the village but near to the sea. A real home from home with extra touches like Millie’s Beach Club in the garden that had heating so we spent a lot of time in playing games with the family.

Lovely cottage in a great location.

A lovely location.

Cottage was a lovely place and location is perfect.. would def stay here again. Also the manager of the house was friendly and helpful

Fabulous location .

Lovely interior- clean and well looked after

It was a great cottage in a fantastic location.

Beautiful cottage, location and amenities. Would absolutely recommend staying at Carn cottage !

We had a wonderful stay at Carn Cottage. It turned out to be a great location with easy walkable access to a terrific beach and key village amenities (eg fresh pastries). The house boasted all mod cons and proved to be a wonderfully cool (literally!) retreat during an historic heatwave. Highly recommended!

A fantastic family home close to absolutely everything to make for a perfect holiday.

Beautiful perfectly formed luxury cottage with an exceptional outdoor space and a prime location.

Absolutely beautiful cottage, gorgeous garden and fabulous area!

This is a beautifully appointed property in a prime location. All local amenities (deli, bakery, butchers, convenience store, take away, pubs, restaurants) are within a short walk of the property. Having stayed at a lot of cottages over the years this is by far the best equipped and one of cleanest we have used. There is also a great outside space that is private, dog friendly and well equipped for alfresco activities during the spring and summer months. This was our second visit to Carn Cottage and we'll definitely be booking again soon. Highly recommended...

Great location and everything needed is provided. Very clean and comfortable.

It was beautifully clean, the accommodation was very comfortable and the outdoor space and facilities made our stay extra special.

A really good house and the house keeper was super helpful.

It was lovely and very comfy. A perfect winters getaway

Beautiful cottage and gardens. The photos on your website displayed the cottage exactly as it was when we arrived. Two Welcome Packs - one for the guests and another one for our little Cavapoo, which was a really thoughtful touch from the cottage owners. The cottage catered for all our needs and was very tastefully decorated with very comfortable beds and sofas. The garden was great too; good size, enclosed, bbq, Millie’s beach club, the outdoor shower and the seating. We really enjoyed our stay at Carn Cottage, and the beautiful village of St Agnes.

We had a lovely time and really enjoyed our stay in the cottage which is also in a fabulous location, with the great bakery, butcher, deli and veg shop etc., plus the lovely restaurants all on our doorstep.

Beautiful retreat, great location, had everything we needed. Would love to come back one day. Especially loved Millie’s beach club in the garden!

The cottage, its decor, cleanliness, equipment provided and the location were excellent. I would definitely recommend this to friends. An outstanding cottage in the heart of St Agnes. You won't be disappointed!

The cottage is perfectly located to walk to the beach and the village shops. The garden is a great space to sit and relax in. We loved our stay.

Super location and really lovely house. We are a family of four with two small children and it was perfect. Even baskets of toys for the kids which was a lovely touch!

Carn cottage is picture postcard perfection for anyone wanting to relax and kick back and take in all Cornwall has to offer. The position is perfect for exploring the many beaches and ideal of you want to walk down into the town for a bite to eat.

The cabana is a welcome addition to the cottage for some outdoor BBQ fun. We went with our 2 small children 2 and 4 and made memories to last a life time.

A private, beautifully appointed retreat in a fabulous village location, within walking distance of excellent cafes, restaurants and the beach.

Delightful cottage with stylish interior, ideally located in St Agnes within walking distance to the beach and village centre. Very much look forward to returning.

A beautiful cottage in a central location, with the bakery and cosy pubs nearby. The beach is a 10 minute walk away which was great for rock pooling. The cottage was really comfortable and we needed for nothing. There was even umbrellas for us to use for rainy days.

Lovely relaxing accommodation, amazing location with lots of great places to eat out at within walking distance and a brilliant choice of beaches and coastal walks within easy reach. The perfect peaceful retreat.

'Lovely relaxing accommodation, amazing location with lots of great places to eat out at within walking distance and a brilliant choice of beaches and coastal walks within easy reach. The perfect peaceful retreat' - October 2020

'Fantastic cottage in a great location, a real gem' - September 2020

'Lovely cottage in great village close to the beach. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds' - August 2020

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