St Agnes

Seven Stippy Stappy

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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 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. At Seven Stippy Stappy the discount is 20%. Please note that only the Master bedroom will be available to you at this rate. Please call the office on 01872 553 491 to book.


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 Roberts DAB radio with Bluetooth and a television for those times when only a film night will do.


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.


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.


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 kitchen out to the paved courtyard where you'll find a dining area with a Weber gas BBQ. Follow the steps 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. The front and rear landscaped gardens are well-stocked with both mature shrubs and climbers, and flowering summer perennials.

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.


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.


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


One well-behaved dog is very welcome at Seven Stippy Stappy. - we charge £35 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

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.

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 £772 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Footpath to the beach

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Workcation Retreat


Dog friendly

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

Surf Retreats

Lower Occupancy Rate

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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 Seven Stippy Stappy:

The cottage was the perfect winter retreat, it had everything we needed and was super cosy.

A wonderful week in St Agnes, wild swimming, long walks and fantastic evenings by the fire. We will definitely be back.

Beautiful cottage, in a very special place.

We loved staying here! Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage.

Absolutely perfect stay - St Agnes is so delightful, and we have loved every minute of our time here - and on our honeymoon too! Thank you.

We have had a lovely stay in your wonderful cottage. The cottage was superbly presented with welcome fizz and scones, even the dog got treats. We moved straight in, such was the way it feels, homely yet on trend and with all the necessary comforts. St Agnes itself is a jewel within Cornwall. We will be back in a flash.

A lovely cottage ideally situated between the village and the beach.

Spectacular cottage and village and scenery and holiday!!!

A beautiful cottage in a wonderful part of Cornwall!

An amazing place to stay. The extra little touches made it extra special for us staying for our honeymoon we cannot wait to come back

Super stylish and cosy cottage finished to very high standard.

Beautiful cottage, very well furnished and spotlessly clean, would definitely recommend!

''We had a lovely stay here despite the changeable weather! The cottage has been a lovely place to stay and is very cosy' - May 2021

'Wonderful stay in Seven Stippy Stappy this week. It is a great place to explore parts of Cornwall from. The village of St Agnes is beautiful' - May 2021

'Our holiday in your cottage has been absolutley wonderful. A gorgeous cottage and lovely friendly area. Amazing walks in this beautiful area. Thank you for the lovely scones and bubbly too! We will defintely return' - May 2021

'Retreat was great - exactly as described' - August 2020

'Lovely cottage in great location' - August 2020

'We have had the best weekend ever! The cottage is perfect - everything you need is here (and more!). St. Agnes is beautiful and the beach was perfect for our 5 year old nervous swimmer. We will be back!' - July 2019

'We have had an amazing couple of days with quality family time. The cottage is beautiful and suited all our needs. Thank you so much.' - July 2019

'What a wonderful cottage! Beautifully and individually decorated with a fab and cosy feel. Thank you for having us.' June 2019

'We had a lovely 2 weeks at Stippy Stappy. The things we really liked were the comfy beds and quality linen, the peacefulness, the nice garden that catches the sun, the welcome pack, the mid stay clean, the super service from the local team and the friendly neighbours. We loved walking up to the town for coffee and shops. All in all a very relaxing retreat. Thanks so much.' - June 2019

'We feel as though this has become our little home! We had the loveliest time at Seven Stippy Stappy and am very sad to leave. The cottage and the town are wonderful!' - May 2019

'We have so enjoyed our stay. Seven Stippy Stappy is delightful. Whilst being beautifully finished it is also equipped with everything we could need. Josie, our dog, loved it so much so thank you for welcoming dogs. We have had wonderful coastal walks to Chapel Porth and got the bus to Perranporth and walked back. Café Q does an excellent crab sandwich and the local brews in the Driftwood Spa went down nicely. Thank you to all the friendly locals in St Agnes.' - April 2019