GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
Escape to Scilly
Will and Emily are new to Smugglers Cottage but not new to St Agnes itself. Will grew up here and has lived here all his life and Emily has been visiting on holiday every year since she was very small until moving here.
Emily works as a teacher at the tiny school and has an Art Studio open for events throughout the year. You will find Will working on the boat you arrive on the island on, the 'Spirit of St Agnes'.
Will & Emily have lots of continuing refurbishment plans for Smugglers Cottage
so watch this space...
1 Double Bedroom
1 Double Sofa Bed (in the lounge)
(Please let us know when enquiring if you would like the use of the Sofa Bed)
Open plan Lounge/Dining area
Private Garden on two levels a sundecking just outside the front door and then a lawned garden with stunning sea views out across the islands and some of the most beautiful sunsets in the UK
No where is far to walk on St Agnes with no cars or buses everything is within easy walking distance. Smugglers Cottage is situated just below the Old Lighthouse, just 2 mins walk to the beach, 5 mins walk to cafes, restaurants, galleries and the local St Agnes Stores & 5 mins walk to the delicious Troytown Dairy for homemade ice creams.
The interior of the property is all on one level apart from one step into the kitchen. To access the property from the 'road' there is a sloping footpath with two steps, it is wide enough for most pushchairs but the surface is uneven so it may prove difficult for wheel chair users. The garden is on a slightly higher level to the house giving it stunning views across the islands.
All the Essentials
40" Sat TV with Netflix & DVD player
Microwave, Toaster, Kettle
Ceramic Hob & Electric Oven
Fridge with Freezer compartment
Bath & Beach Towels Provided
Everything and Anything else you might Need
Rainy Day Book Collection
Beach Picnic Hamper & Blanket
Board & Card Games for all ages
Buckets/Spades/Nets and Crabbing Lines
Outdoor games (Football, Tennis & Badminton Rackets etc)
Art Hamper - (inc pastels, watercolours, brushes etc)
Cake Baking equipment
Local information Guide & Maps
St Agnes Boating & Tide Timetables
For Cots, Campbeds or any other similar extras please contact us as far in advance as possible and we will do our best but if you do not let us know we cannot guarantee the availability of these items.
DOGS - We unfortunately can not currently accept dogs we apologise for any inconvenience
TO BOOK - Please email us through our contact us page with your name, number of guests and dates you are interested in.
Check out our Facebook Page for any Special Offers or Late Availability
PLEASE NOTE: Sometimes our availability will show many weeks shown as provisionally booked because we offer all our returning guests priority to re-book. Returning guests are required to let us know by the end of their holiday if they would like to re-book for the following year therefore some weeks may become available so please do check back.
We understand it is very difficult to find accomodation on St Agnes and certain weeks are in very high demand if you like you can request to be placed on our waiting list in case of cancellation, please contact us for more details.
15th - 22rd Feb (F) (Feb Half Term)
22rd Feb - 29th Feb (F)
29th Feb - 7th Mar (F)
7th Mar - 14th Mar (F)
14th Mar - 21st Mar (F)
21st Mar - 28th Mar (F arrival)
28th Mar - 4th April (Easter Holidays )
4th April - 11th April (Easter Holidays)
11th April - 18th April (Easter Holidays )
18th April - 25th April
25th April -2nd May
2nd May - 9th May (From the Sat of Gig Weekend)
9th May - 16th May
16th May - 23rd May
23rd May - 30th May (Witsun Half Term)
30th May - 6th June
6th June - 13th June
13th June - 20th June
20th June - 27th June
27th June - 4th July
4th July - 11th July
11th July - 18th July
18th July - 25th July
25th July - 1st Aug (Summer Holidays)
1st Aug - 8th Aug (Summer Holidays)
8th Aug - 15th Aug (Summer Holidays)
15th Aug -22nd Aug (Summer Holidays)
22nd Aug - 29th Aug (Summer Holidays)
29th Aug - 5th Sept (Summer Holidays)
5th Sep - 12th Sep
12th Sep - 19th Sep
19th Sep -26th Sep
26th Sep - 3rd Oct
3rd Oct - 10th Oct
10th Oct - 17th Oct
17th Oct - 24th Oct
24th Oct - 31st Oct (F)
31st Oct - 7th Nov (F)
7th Nov - 14th Nov (F)
Getting to Scilly: Please note if weeks are marked with an (F) this means there is no Scillonian service available however there are still plenty of regular flights
Payment: To book we require a £100-£150 per week deposit in order to confirm your booking and the remaining balance 4-8 weeks prior to your arrival. Please note we do not accept payment in installments.
We are pretty much full already for our 2020 season however if you like you can still apply to be on our cancellation list for last minute availability.
We can also offer winter escapes from November to February for a truly rugged island escape experience. Winter on Scilly is quiet, peaceful and truly beautiful it is the perfect location for writers, artists, wildlife enthusiasts and those wanting to really escape the rat race. We can offer deals and extensive discounts for those wishing to stay for longer periods eg. 2 weeks - 2 months. The cottage is fully heated, has a fast Wifi connection and cosy blankets. Please contact us for details.
Of course we will tell you that St Agnes is obviously the best island but it truly is unique and quite different to all the others. Being the only inhabited island to sometimes become truly 'cut off ' in times of rough weather St Agnes has a very strong community feel as well as a rugged and wild landscape.
With some of the biggest pristine white beaches we have on Scilly and a lovely pub with quite the view St Martins is a perfect day trip destination. St Martins has some stunning coastal walks, a gorgeous handmade jewellery studio (Fay Page Jewellery), a yummy bakery, a quirky little gallery and its own tiny island vineyard.
This lovely little island was the inspiration for famous author Micheal Morpurgo why not take a day trip here to see if you can find the beach "Where the Whales Came" or the Birdmans cottage. Bryher is a truly lovely day out with its scrumptious veronica farm fudge, lovely gallery and pop in to Richard Pearce's picture postcard painting studio perched precariously in the dunes.
Home to the stunning Tresco Abbey Gardens and Cromwells castle there is lots to see and do on Tresco Island. Not to be missed is the Ruin Beach Cafe here for lunch, dinner or cocktails in the sun but it is best to book ahead.
This is the largest of all the Isles of Scilly and as close as you can get to the "big city lights" out here. There is even more than just the one pub on this island and a myriad of different restaurants, not to be missed is The Galley restaurant in Hugh Town.
ON ST AGNES
Pre booking is essential for this award winning dining experience.
Covean Cafe & Pizzas
Lovely little café open Tuesday & Thursday afternoons for the perfect cream tea and open one evening a week for delicious homemade pizza nights.
Stunning views, lovely lunches and afternoon tea & cake.
Westward Farm Produce
Award winning Gin, Cider and juice, homemade soaps and beauty products all made & grown on St Agnes. Available in St Agnes stores and in the wheelbarrow at the farm gate.
Turks Head Pub
The most south-westerly pub in Britain, serves morning coffee, lunches and dinner.
St Agnes Stores
This amazing little shop has everything you might need and more from hot fresh pasties to toothpaste or socks just in case you forget anything! When you stay with us you can place an pre-order with St Agnes Stores and it will be ready waiting for you on the kitchen table or ready in the fridge.
Troytown Farm Shop
Homemade ice cream, clotted cream & yoghurt in all sorts of flavours from BBC (banana, baileys and cinnamon) to Lemon meringue!
OUR FAVOURITES ON OTHER ISLANDS
Ruin Beach Cafe
Breath taking views, tasty cocktails and incredible food this place is not to be missed for lunch, dinner or pre dinner drinkies in the afternoon sun.
Seven Stones Pub
Truly scrumptious homemade lunches with a view from the other of the islands .
Lovely little tea garden the perfect spot if you're on a day trip to St Martins.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Whichever mode of transport you use to get here, by air or sea the views are simply stunning and definitely an experience in themselves. To get to St Agnes you will have to go via St Marys, all journeys from the UK mainland to St Marys are bookable through IOS Travel.
The Scillonian ferry runs from March through to October/November and during most summer months it runs once a day everyday except sundays and then in august it also runs on sundays. It is very important to pre book your ticket well in advance of your holiday to avoid any disappointment. To catch the Scillonian you will need to arrive at Penzance Harbour in Cornwall at least an hour before the departure time of you pre booked sailing. The journey takes around 3 hours and is truly beautiful if you're lucky you might even see a pod of dolphins or a rare sunfish.
The views from a flight over the islands is truly amazing and it is a very unique experience in the tiny 6 or 12 seater planes. Flights run daily from Exeter, Newquay and Lands End Airports and from further afield there are also connecting flights across the country. Please be aware that ALL flights are weather permitting so ensure you have appropriate travel insurance.
EXETER CONNECTIONS : Belfast- Dublin - Edinburgh - Glasgow - Guernsey - Jersey - Manchester
NEWQUAY CONNECTIONS : London Gatwick- Manchester - Belfast - Birmingham - Edinburgh - Newcastle - London Southend
FROM ST MARYS TO ST AGNES
To get from St Marys the largest island to our tiny island of St Agnes you will need to get on the "The Spirit of St Agnes" small catamaran ferry, this journey will only take 15 mins and it departs from St Marys Quay. There is a weekly timetable for this boat available from St Agnes Boating. To give you an idea one adult one way is usually just under £5. If you are on the scillonian there will always be a boat to meet you however if your flight time is early in the morning or late in the day you can also charter a private journey for around £40 one way.
“Quiet and peaceful the perfect escape with the most amazing sunsets we've ever seen.”