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 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...
Smugglers Cottage - Sleeps 2
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 perfect white sandy beaches, two cafes, a 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.
1 x Double Bedroom
Open plan Lounge/Dining area (with double sofa bed)
Private Garden on two levels
Large lawned garden with sea views out across uninhabited islands beautiful sunsets
All the Essentials.....
40" Flatscreen Sat 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
Small Fridge Freezer
Bath, Hand & Beach Towels
Rainy Day Book collection
Picnic Hamper & Beach Blanket
Board & Card Games
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
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, high chairs, 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
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 be 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.
21st Jan - 28th Jan
28th Jan - 4th Feb
4th Feb - 11th Feb
11th Feb - 18th Feb
18th Feb - 25th Feb
25th Feb - 4th Mar
4th Mar - 11th Mar
11th Mar - 18th Mar
18th Mar - 25th Mar
25th Mar - 1st April
1st April - 8th April
8th April - 15th April
15th April - 22nd April
22nd April - 29th April
29th April - 6th May
6th May - 13th May
13th May - 20th May
20th May - 27th May
27th May - 3rd June
3rd June - 10th June
10th June - 17th June
17th June - 24th June
24th June - 1st July
1st July - 8th July
8th July - 15th July
15th July - 22nd July
22nd July - 29th July
29th July - 5th Aug
5th Aug - 12th Aug
12th Aug - 19th Aug
19th Aug - 26th Aug
26th Aug - 2nd Sept
2nd Sept - 9th Sept
9th Sept - 16th Sept
16th Sept - 23rd Sept
23rd Sept - 30th Sept
30th Sept - 7th Oct
7th Oct - 14th Oct
14th Oct - 21st Oct
21st Oct - 28th Oct
28th Oct - 4th Nov
4th Nov - 11th Nov
11th Nov - 18th Nov
18th Nov - 25th Nov
25th Nov - 2nd Dec
2nd Dec - 9th Dec
9th Dec - 16th Dec
16th Dec - 23rd Dec
23rd Dec - 30th Dec
Booked - the only way these dates can become available is if we get a late cancellation.
Provisionally Booked - these dates are on hold until 5th Nov 2022.
Available - to book please contact us through our online booking form
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 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.
Eat & Drink
ON ST AGNES
Troytown Farm Shop
Homemade ice cream, clotted cream & yoghurt in all sorts of flavours from BBC (banana, baileys and cinnamon) to Lemon meringue!
Open one evening a week for delicious homemade pizza nights.
Stunning views out across the western rocks and bishop rock lighthouse, lovely lunches and afternoon tea & cake.
Turks Head Pub
The most south-westerly pub in Britain, serves morning coffee, lunches and dinner.
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
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.
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 or Penzance Helicopters.
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.
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.
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.
'The Spirit of St Agnes'
“Quiet and peaceful the perfect escape with the most amazing sunsets we've ever seen.”