SMUGGLERS COTTAGE

Self Catering

About Us

 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 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... 

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The Cottage

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The Cottage

Smugglers Cottage is a south facing, semi-detached granite cottage with its own private garden & entrance.  It is attached to our traditional fisherman's cottage located just below the Old Lighthouse on St Agnes. The cottage is just a few minutes walk to multiple white sandy beaches, two cafes, the local pub, a gallery, artist studios, a local food stores & post office and 5 mins walk to the delicious Troytown Dairy for homemade ice creams!

 

Smugglers Cottage is a comfortable, cosy, ideal base for exploring the islands with panoramic sea views from the lovely elevated garden . The private entrance to the cottage is via an uneven sloped path with 4 steps from the main island track, due consideration should be given to this.

 

Layout

​1 Double Bedroom

Open plan Lounge/Dining area (with double sofa bed)

Separate Kitchen

Separate Bathroom

Private Garden on two levels

A sun decking just outside the front door

And a lawned garden with stunning sea views out across uninhabited islands beautiful sunsets 

All the Essentials included

Free WIFI

40" Satellite TV with a range of catch up players i.e BBC iplayer

Netflix account for use during your stay

DVD player & Film collection

Microwave, Toaster, Kettle, Ceramic Hob & Electric Oven

Fridge with mini Freezer 

BBQ

Retro Radio

Bath, Hand & Beach Towels 

Covid safe cleaning bundle (2020/2021)

Hair dryer

Rainy Day Book collection

Picnic Hamper & Beach Blanket

Board & Card Games for all ages

Buckets/Spades/Rockpooling & Shrimping Nets and Crabbing Lines

Outdoor games equipment (Football, Tennis & Badminton Rackets etc)

Art Hamper  - (inc pastels, watercolours, brushes etc)

Artists Sketchbook for use during your stay

Local information Guide & Maps

Access

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 four  steps, it is just about wide enough for most pushchairs but the surface is uneven and it may prove  difficult for some wheel chair users. The upper lawned garden is on a slightly higher level to the cottage giving it stunning views across uninhabited islands.

 

For Cots, Campbeds, Use of the sofa bed  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. 

Check out our Facebook Page for any Special Offers or Late Availability

Availability

 

All prices are per week, based on 2 people sharing. For additional persons and use of the sofa bed please request this on booking.

 

 We understand it can incredibly difficult to find self catering accommodation on St Agnes as it is very limited and in high demand if you like you can request to be placed on our waiting list in case of cancellation, please use our contact page to send us your preferences.

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Availability

2021 

27th Feb - 6th Mar (F) 

6th Mar - 13th Mar (F) 

13th Mar - 20th Mar (F) 

20th Mar - 27th Mar (F

 27th Mar - 3rd April

3rd April - 10th April

10th April - 17th April

17th April - 24th April

24th April - 1st May 

1st May - 8th May 

8th May  - 15th May 

15th May - 22nd May 

22nd May - 29th May

 

29th May - 5th June

5th June - 12th June

12th June - 19th June

19th June - 26th June

26th June - 3rd July

3rd July - 10th July

10th July - 17th July

17th July - 24th July

24th July - 31st July 

31st July - 7th Aug 

7th Aug - 14th Aug 

14th Aug -21st Aug  

21st Aug - 28th Aug  

28th Aug - 4th Sept 

4th Sep - 11th Sep 

11th Sep - 18th Sep

18th Sep -25th Sep 

25th Sep - 2nd Oct 

2nd  Oct - 9th Oct 

9th Oct - 16th Oct 

16th Oct - 23rd Oct 

23rd  Oct - 30th Oct 

30th Oct - 13th Nov (F) 

Full

Provisionally Booked

(Nearly all our guests return each year)

Available

We are now full for the 2021 season and we are not yet taking bookings for 2022 just yet. Most weeks in 2022 are shown as provisionally booked as we offer all our returning guests priority to rebook.

2022 

12th Feb - 19th Feb (F)

19th Feb - 26th Feb (F) 

26th Feb - 5th Mar (F) 

5th Mar - 12th Mar (F)

12th Mar - 19th Mar (F) 

19th Mar - 26th Mar (F)

 26th Mar - 2nd April

2nd April - 9th April  

9th April - 16th April 

16th April - 23rd April

23rd April - 30th April 

30th April - 7th May 

7th May  - 14th May 

14th May - 21st May

14th May - 21st May 

21st May - 28th May 

 

28th May - 4th June

4th June - 11th June

11th June - 18th June

18th June - 25th June

25th June - 2nd July

2nd July - 9th July

9th July - 16th July

16th July - 23rd July

23rd July - 30th July

30th July - 6th Aug

6th Aug - 13th Aug

13th Aug - 20th Aug

20th Aug - 27th Aug

27th Aug - 3rd Sept

3rd Sept - 10th Sept

10th Sept - 17th Sept

 

17th Sept - 24th Sept

24th Sept - 1st Oct

1st Oct - 8th Oct

8th Oct - 15th Oct

15th Oct - 22nd Oct

22nd Oct - 29th Oct

29th Oct - 5th Nov

5th Nov - 12th Nov

12th Nov - 19th Nov

19th Nov - 26th Nov

 

 

THE ISLANDS

St Agnes Isles of Scilly
ST AGNES

 

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.

St Martins Isles of Scilly
ST MARTINS

 

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.

Bryher Isles of Scilly Cornwall
BRYHER

 

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 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.

Tresco Isles of Scilly Cornwall
TRESCO

 

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.

St Marys Isles of Scilly Cornwall
ST MARYS

 

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.

 

Eat & Drink

ON ST AGNES

Troytown Farm St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
Troytown Farm Shop

 

Homemade ice cream, clotted cream & yoghurt in all sorts of flavours from BBC (banana, baileys and cinnamon) to Lemon meringue!

Covean Cafe St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
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.

Coastguards Cafe St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
Coastguards Cafe 

 

Stunning views out across the western rocks and bishop rock lighthouse, lovely lunches and afternoon tea & cake.

Turks Head Pub St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
Turks Head Pub

 

The most south-westerly pub in Britain, serves morning coffee, lunches and dinner.

Westward Farm Gin St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
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.

St Agnes Stores St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
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.

OUR FAVOURITES ON OTHER ISLANDS

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Olivia's Kitchen
Bryher

 

Lovely little sun trap cafe with really scrumptious cakes & lunches, perfect on a day trip around Bryher.

Seven Stones Pub St Martins
Seven Stones Pub
St Martins

 

Truly scrumptious homemade lunches with a view from the other of the islands .

Polreath Cafe St Martins
Polreath Cafe
St Martins

 

Lovely little tea garden the perfect spot if you're on a day trip to St Martins.

WHAT TO SEE & DO

Activities

CLICK HERE

Dark Skies Project

Art & Crafts

CLICK HERE

Historic Sites

 

Local Events

GETTING HERE

 

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 or Penzance Helicopters.

www.penzancehelicopters.co.uk/

www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk/

BY SEA

The Scillonian ferry runs from March through to October/November and during most summer months it runs once daily. 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, porpoises, a rare sunfish or even a minke whale.

BY AIR

The views from a flight over the islands is truly amazing and it is a very unique experience in the tiny approx 12 seater planes. Flights run daily from Newquay and Lands End Airports and 3-5 days a week to Exeter in peak season, from further afield there are also connecting flights across the country. You could also treat yourself to a truly exhilarating experience and fly over by helicopter from Penzance Heliport (flights almost daily check their website for the schedule). Again pre-booking for flights is essential. All flights are only as far as St Marys or Tresco so please check the timings of the connecting boat to St Agnes (see below). 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 - France - Cyprus - Greece - Portugal - Spain

NEWQUAY CONNECTIONS : London Heathrow - Leeds/Bradford - Newcastle - Birmingham - Teeside - Aberdeen - Glasgow - Edinburgh -  Ireland - Spain - France - Germany - Denmark - USA - Canada

 

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" a small catamaran ferry or the 'Enterprise' small passenger 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 around £5. You can either prebook this journey on St Agnes Boatings website or pay on board. If you are on the Scillonian ferry there will always be a boat to meet you however if you're flying and  flight time is early in the morning or later in the day you may need to charter a private boat for around £50 one way.

www.stagnesboating.co.uk/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRIVATE TRANSPORT

For those wishing to travel to the Isles of Scilly in their own small aircraft we recommend you contact St Mary's Airport for advice and instructions.

For those wishing to arrive by personal helicopter we recommend you contact Tresco Island for advice and instructions.

 

Yacht owners looking for insured secure mooring should contact St Mary's Harbour for more information and details of how to book in advance. Otherwise you can simply drop an anchor for free in most weathers in 'The Cove' (Covean) on St Agnes.

GUEST REVIEW

“Quiet and peaceful the perfect escape with the most amazing sunsets we've ever seen.”

'The Spirit of St Agnes'

'Enterprise'