Boutique Cottages in St Agnes

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True Poldark Country, St Agnes is like no other. With a rich mining history, rugged coastline dotted with surf spots and sandy beaches and a buzzing community feel, it offers something for everyone. Nestled within both a World Heritage Site and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’ll be no time at all before you are planning your next 5-star break in this magical corner of the county. And, the cherry on the cake, it is also one of the most dog-friendly places in England. 

Explore the jigsaw of beaches slotted around the coast, unearth some of the area’s amazing history, take part in one of the many events throughout the social calendar and revel in the comforts of your Boutique Retreat. Whether you are looking for a fast-paced adventure or the chance to unplug and recharge, you can fill your days with as much or as little you please. With a luxury self-catering cottage in which to start and end each day, holidays in St Agnes will have never felt so dreamy. 

You're spoilt for choice when it comes to eating out in St Agnes, whether you are picking up some salt and vinegar covered fish from Fission Chips or looking for a fancy sit-down meal. To ease yourself into holiday mode in style, Schooners in Trevaunance Cove mixes incredible local food with the most amazing views; ideal for those who love seafood and scenery.

Elsewhere, Taste is the perfect spot for Sunday Lunch, whilst the Bear Bar & Kitchen offers a tasty mix of pub grub and street food, surfer-style. For something truly different, look up Canteen Cornwall, based at Wheal Kitty, for alfresco dining brought to you by talented local chef Ben Quinn.

For delicious tea and cake head to the Sorting Office or Genki. If you want to pick up some tasty treats to enjoy back in your retreat, check out the Cornish Pizza Co for tasty takeaways and St Agnes Bakery or the Little Green Vegan Bakery for baked goodies. There's also a butchers and greengrocers to pick up your essentials ready for lip-smacking repasts at your boutique bolthole.

Looking to whet your whistle? Look no further. St Agnes has an eclectic array of establishments ready to throw open their doors to welcome you in. If you find yourself most relaxed in a cosy corner of a local pub, check out Driftwood Spars. Located in St. Agnes’ Trevaunance Cove, this award-winning pub boasts its own brewery and an extensive wine list ready to tempt even the most selective of connoisseurs. 

Enjoy more pub vibes in the form of the Railway Inn or the Miner’s Arms (a 16th Century pub steeped in history), or for something a little different give the Taphouse a whirl. Right in the middle of St Agnes, this bar is a name on everyone’s lips and serves a hugely tempting collection of fine wines and European lagers. Pop along in the evenings; they regularly host popular gig nights which are a great way to mix with new friends, old friends and wallow in the music.

Only a stone’s throw from the lively thrum of Newquay and surf hub of Bude, there is plenty to see and do nearby. That said, St Agnes proffers abundant activities to keep you entertained; make use of the four beaches waiting to be explored and stay on the lookout for the amazing wildlife that frequents the coast.

If you are holidaying with your tufty-pawed pal, Trevaunance Cove and Trevellas Porth welcome dogs 365 days of the year. In the shoulder seasons, stroll along Chapel Porth and Porthtowan Beach and trace sandy prints along the shore. Walking along the South West Coast Path, make sure you pay Wheal Coates a visit, and for more insight into the area’s heritage, stop at St Agnes Museum. 

If you are staying in a holiday cottage in St Agnes in May, you should definitely make time to see the local Bolster Festival. Honouring one of Cornwall’s oldest legends, the Bolster Festival celebrates the death of a dastardly giant Bolster, who once wreaked havoc on the town by eating local children and unsuspecting travellers.

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