Seven Stippy Stappy

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Pretty as a picture and with a unique literary connection, this tranquil Grade II listed haven in the heart of gorgeous St Agnes is a part of Cornish history.

At a Glance

From £720 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Al Fresco eating Autumnal escapes Footpath to the beach Ideal Honeymoon spot Coastal Dog friendly Walking distance to a pub Walking distance to the beach Bathtub for two Open Fires Perfect For Couples Surf Retreats Lower Occupancy Rate
Tucked away on iconic Stippy Stappy, a terrace of Victorian cottages that feature in all seven 'Poldark' books, this is a stunning dog-friendly retreat for couples and families alike set in a UNESCO World Heritage coastline setting. Walk through the door and you'll step into a timeless home stay complete with all its original features but with all the modern, luxurious touches that make it a boutique retreat. Original slate flooring (heated, of course!), a wood burning stove and cute kitchen all add to the cottagey feel, whilst the original wooden stairs lead to two gorgeous bedrooms - think bed knobs and broomsticks - and two fabulous bathrooms. Outside, it's a leisurely walk down to Trevaunance Cove, a wonderful sandy beach where it's dog friendly all year, and a short walk into the heart of St Agnes - complete with artisanal shops, great pubs and excellent restaurants.
Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. The 'just for two' discount is 20%.

Living

A gorgeous, airy room with beams, thick stone walls and fantastic artwork, this lovely spot is super-cosy in winter with underfloor heating and a delightful wood burning stove. In summer months, the cool original slate floor and simple whitewashed walls provide a haven from the heat. The hefty, sumptuous sofa is just perfect for cuddling up on with a glass in hand, watching the embers of the fire burn. The pretty south-facing window seat is perfect for cat-napping in the sunshine, or reading a book on, a la Jane Austen. For something a little more up to date, there's a SONOS sound system and a television for those times when only a film night will do.

Eating

The super-cute country style kitchen and dining area lies to the back of the house. We adore the lovely Farrow & Ball 'Stiffkey' blue cabinets, butler sink and vintage finishing touches such as the antique store cabinet. But don't be fooled - there's every modern convenience you'll need to rustle up tasty meals - maybe visiting the fabulous butchers, traditional greengrocers and fishmonger in the village first to buy super-fresh goodies. Additionally, there's a Nespresso maker for coffee lovers, underfloor heating to keep tootsies warm and a fabulous pine-scrubbed dining table, pew bench and Eames style chairs for long, lazy lunches. French doors open into the idyllic garden and lets the fresh sea breeze waft through.

Sleeping

Climb the original wooden stairs and you'll find two peaceful and luxurious bedrooms. The master en suite bedroom at the far end has a scrumptious king size Loaf bed, huge antique wardrobe (it's not hard to imagine Narnia lurks behind the doors) whilst the second bedroom has a lovely snug double, complete with brass bed knobs plus an antique walnut dresser. Both beds are swathed in sumptuous goose-down bedding (hypoallergenic available on request) and luxurious 500-count Egyptian cotton linens, guaranteeing you a blissful nights' sleep.

Bathing

The en suite bathroom has a stunning, contemporary bathtub for two - perfect for long soaks after a day's exploring where you can gaze out of the window over the glorious gardens. The second is a wet room, complete with drench-head shower, made to wake you up in the morning after a long lazy lie in.

Outdoor space

French doors lead from the dining area out to the courtyard where you'll find a courtyard dining area with a Weber gas BBQ. Follow the path up and you'll find sunny spots to sit, surrounded by lush historic woodland. There are places to sit for a lazy summer's breakfast or evening glass of wine, a spot of sunbathing or simply for chilling out and enjoying the holiday vibe. The front south-facing garden is a wonderful place for an evening sundowner or two, with a glass of well-earned fizz in hand and the sound of birdsong in your ears.

Utility Room

There is access from the courtyard to a small utility room with a washing machine/drier and space to hang wetsuits or store boogie boards.

Parking

There are a few free parking spaces on the right at the top of Stippy Stappy (Stippy Stappy 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, drop your cases down to the cottage and then head to the Library car park - about a five-minute walk away - which is run on an honesty box basis.

WiFi

Seven Stippy Stappy is fully WiFi ready with super-fast fibre broadband so if you need to stay in contact with the outside world you can.

Dogs

One well-behaved dog is very welcome at Seven Stippy Stappy. - we charge £30 per week or short break. St Agnes is a fabulously dog-friendly village and the beach is dog friendly all year (they must be kept on leads during the summer months).

In the Area

Lucky you - St Agnes is a wonderful spot to stay. With a laid-back, surfy vibe and a host of fabulous places to eat and drink, plus Trevaunace Cove, a gorgeous sandy beach, all close by, there's no need to get in a car if you don't want to. For drinkies, head to The Tap House or The Driftwood Spars, whilst Schooners, Genki, Taste and The Cornish Pizza Company serve incredibly tasty food. Up the road is the fantastic Miner's Arms in Mithian - well worth a visit.

If you like to cook at home, there's two butchers, a fishmonger, a greengrocer and a deli or two, plus the fab St Agnes Bakery which you need to visit - all within a short walk.

A walk from St Agnes to Chapel Porth is a must, following the South West Coastal Path passing Wheal Coates (which features in BBC's Poldark) on the way.

Pop in the car and head west for St Ives, Sennen and Land's End. Head east for the wild beaches of Holywell bay and Crantock, or head to the south coast for Falmouth, Truro and the fabulous Roseland Peninsula.

Reviews

'The cottage was everything we hoped it would be - beautifully decorated and furnished. Loved having the two bathrooms. The welcome hamper of provisions and treats was very much appreciated and we enjoyed everything in it. Vicky and her team were very friendly and helpful'. July 2018

'It was perfect - the whole family had the most relaxing, stress-free and fabulous time. The cottage has everything you could need and more, is so carefully looked after, meticulously clean and welcoming, could not recommend more highly' - April 2018

'We had a lovely break and the cottage was very comfortable and well appointed' - April 2018

Such as fabulous home stay, full of charm and character and a perfect bolt hole for two. The welcome was really appreciated - the scones were still warm from the oven - and the bed so, so comfy. St Agnes is a fabulous place and we really enjoyed checking out the fab restaurants' - November 2017

'The additional touches were lovely, i.e. flowers, champagne, cream tea, fresh eggs, butter, milk, orange juice and bread, plus tea and coffee, made it an extra special and welcoming place. It was almost as if we had forgotten it was one of our birthdays' - October 2017

'Wonderful renovation, superbly fitted out with everything thought of. Great bonus of such lovely welcome gifts. Could not fault the property. Please tell the owners how great they made our stay' - July 2017

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Weekly rates:
  • 1 Jan - 8 Feb £1015
  • 8 Feb - 24 May £1290
  • 24 May - 27 Sep £1680
  • 27 Sep - 20 Dec £1290
  • 20 Dec - 31 Dec £1680
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.
Payments:
  • A 13 deposit & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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