St Agnes

Sea Thatch

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Step through the gate at Sea Thatch and you'd be forgiven for thinking you've been transported back hundreds of years. This divine luxury cottage in Cornwall, with bags of traditional features, dates back to the 16th Century and is nestled moments from the surf in St Agnes. With hidden coves, engine houses and lovely coastal walks literally on your doorstep, it's no wonder this was a place that inspired Poldark creator Winston Graham. We can just imagine Ross galloping on the cliff tops!


The front door opens immediately into the living area where you'll find a cosy space with a traditional wood burning stove, flagged floors and comfy chairs including a lovely leather sofa and a cute window seat. A stunning French oak dining table and chairs lies near enough to enjoy the warmth of the fire whilst the original fireplace at the other end of the room has been transformed in to a little snug, perfect for curling up after a surf or a day on the beach, reading a magazine or two and sipping on something delicious. With full Wi-Fi and with high-speed internet throughout the property, a large TV (with Apple TV option), Blu Ray player and a selection of films, there's plenty of modern entertainment in this luxury cottage.


The kitchen, separate from the living area, is everything you'd expect a traditional cottage kitchen to be but with some fantastic quirky features such as the fab Everhot oven, which can only be described as a bit like an Aga in that it stays on all the time (and looks a bit like one too) but is electric and easy to use. Alongside other top-notch appliances such as a royal blue Smeg fridge and a Nespresso coffee machine, there are lovely marble tops, handcrafted kitchen cabinets to fit the asymmetrical kitchen and a lovely wooden breakfast table to sit four. If cooking's not your thing, and you fancy an extra special treat, why not think about booking Benedict Quinn, our private chef who can rustle you up a fantastic meal in advance, cater for a larger dinner party or even taking you on a foraging foray ending with a beach BBQ. Contact us for more details.


There are two cracking bedrooms in Sea Thatch - a lovely master bedroom with a king sized French style bed and an additional twin bedroom with wrought-iron beds and lovely beamed ceiling. There's a great dressing room too which is also perfect for a small child or a baby with a travel cot.


The cottage may be 16th Century but the bathroom most definitely isn't! With heated stone flooring and two sets of warm towel railings, a full sized bath and a power shower, this is a luxuriously modern bathroom.


Sea Thatch is a unique cottage wrapped in glorious gardens - with hidden spaces and secret walls, walking around this property transports you to another time and place. With the garden taken care of weekly it's beautifully maintained and there are a large set of table and chairs, perfect for some al fresco dining.


There is private parking at Sea Thatch which is suitable for one large car.


Sea Thatch has WiFi so if you need to keep in touch with the outside world you can.


Two dogs are very welcome. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.

Our superb detached thatched cottage is just moments from the rolling surf of St Agnes.

At a glance

From £764 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Art Escapes

Autumnal escapes

Family friendly

In-house catering available


Thatched cottage

Private Catering

Stone's throw from the sea


Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Surf Retreats

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 & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 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 Sea Thatch:

Perfect cottage for walking the coastal path. Clean, comfy and great decor. Very generous welcome pack and Gail was friendly and helpful. Our cocker spaniel had a great time and we appreciated the outside hose and the enclosed garden.

Sea Thatch was perfect. Ideally situated within walking distance of two pubs, restaurants and village shops plus a stroll down to the bay. Walks from the cottage were fantastic. We didn’t need to drive anywhere. Cottage was so incredibly clean, amazing underfloor heating, log burner, fabulous Everhot and the most thoughtful of welcome hampers and flowers from the garden. We were so lucky to have chosen Sea Thatch, will definitely book again.

Beautiful thatched cottage perfect for a relaxing retreat. Everything is within walking distance, from pubs and restaurants to shops and the beach.

Great base for exploring Cornwall. Dogs loved the local beaches and we loved the local pubs.

St Agnes is a great location, with delicious food options (The Cornish Pizza Company is outstanding!). The cottage itself is amazingly cozy and welcoming - we loved every minute here!

Perfect half term break. Gorgeous cottage, everything you need in the pretty village, great coastal walks and pub dinners. Lovely beach a few minutes walk away.

Fabulously located beautiful cottage within walking distance of beach and good restaurants. Would go back without hesitation

wonderful location in our favourite place of St Agnes, excellent location and very comfortable. Doggies loved the cottage with the beach of Trevanauce a couple of minutes away, and a lovely heated floor keeping us cosy and warm ! Certainly will be back again

Sea Thatch is just beautiful and in a great location with everything you need on your doorstep. The furniture and kitchen are top notch and scrupulously clean....very important for us. This is the first time we have booked with Boutique Retreats and we are very impressed with the standard.

Fantastic location. Cosy comfortable cottage.

The most perfect retreat for a reboot/reset. The beach is stunning, cliff walks bracing and local amenities include seafood deli and local bakery. Pub a 3 minute walk. A perfect break, probably better out of season. Will be back.

Amazing cottage, just perfect in every way. Stunning location. Cant wait to return.

A wonderful cosy and comfortable cottage. We loved being so close to the beach. The local produce and homemade cake were very much appreciated, a real treat.

'The most perfect retreat for a reboot/reset. The beach is stunning, cliff walks bracing and local amenities include seafood deli and local bakery. Pub a 3 minute walk. A perfect break, probably better out of season. Will be back' - October 2020

'Fantastic property - we felt well at home' - September 2020

'Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Ideal for a family holiday next to the beach' - August 2020

'A wonderful cosy and comfortable cottage. We loved being so close to the beach. The local produce and homemade cake were very much appreciated, a real treat.' - January 2020

'Lovely welcome and the fresh lemon cake and marmalade were delicious.' - August 2019

'We loved the cottage. It was tastefully decorated and full of quality. Having an enclosed garden was brilliant for the dogs. We would definitely recommend it. Although we’ve been to Cornwall many times, St Agnes was new to us and it was brilliant having the beach, pub and a great restaurant right on the doorstep. St Agnes head was really beautiful too. Sea Thatch is a little gem. My husband and I, the children and our two dogs were so happy here and the location was amazing. Thank you so much.' - August 2019

'This is a lovely holiday cottage... everything is top notch... we look forward to revisiting!' - May 2019

'Love this cottage. This is our fourth maybe fifth stay there. Feels like home. Great location. Beautifully decorated and very clean. The lemon drizzle cake is amazing.' - April 2019

'Wonderful cosy cottage, brilliant location.' - November 2018

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