Self Catering

Coronavirus Update


In line with government guidance are now able to re-open as of  4th July. We are currently fully booked but if you would like to apply to be on our cancellation waiting list for summer/autumn 2020 please email us with your name, desired dates and number of guests and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we can.


For winter bookings Nov 2020- March 2021 please get in touch now we are taking bookings for these months now!


For bookings for March 2021 onwards please wait until November 2020 Thank you :)

Thank you for your support & understanding at this time we are excited to welcome you back to St Agnes!

Emily & Will 


Escape to Scilly

About Us

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 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... 


The Cottage

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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 

Separate Kitchen


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 just about wide enough for most pushchairs but the surface is uneven and 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

Retro Radio

Bath & Beach Towels Provided



Everything and Anything else you might Need

Hair dryer

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)

Shrimping net 

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. 

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

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Winter Retreats

Escape the rat race and take remote living to the next level, get off grid for a cosy wild winter on our stunning Atlantic island.

Stay for a week or upto two months.

Winter 2020/2021 Availability

14th Nov - 21st Nov

21st Nov - 28th Nov

28th Nov - 5th Dec

5th Dec - 12th Dec

12th Dec - 19th Dec

19th Dec - 26th Dec (inc Xmas)

13th Feb - 20th Feb (Feb Half Term)

20th Feb - 27th Feb

27th Feb - 6th March

6th Mar - 13th Mar

13th Mar - 20th Mar

26th Dec - 2nd Jan (inc NY)

2nd Jan - 9th Jan

9th Jan - 16th Jan

16th Jan - 23rd Jan

23rd Jan - 30th Jan

30th Jan - 6th Feb

6th Feb - 13th Feb


Provisionally Booked



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.

2020 Availability

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)


Provisionally Booked

(Nearly all our guests return each year)


2021 Availability

13th - 20th Feb (F) (Feb Half Term)

20th Feb - 27th Feb (F)

27th Feb - 6th Mar (F)

6th Mar - 13th Mar (F)

13th Mar - 20th Mar (F)

20th Mar - 27th Mar (F arr)

 27th Mar - 3rd April 

3rd April - 10th April (Easter Holidays) 

10th April - 17th April (Easter Holidays )

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 (Summer Holidays)

7th Aug - 14th Aug (Summer  Holidays)

14th Aug -21st Aug (Summer  Holidays)

21st Aug - 28th Aug (Summer  Holidays)

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 (F)

30th Oct - 6th Nov (F)

6th Nov - 13th Nov (F)


Provisionally Booked

(Nearly all our guests return each year)


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 8 weeks prior to your arrival. Please note we do not accept payment in installments.

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.


Please message us on our contact us page with:

-your name 

-number of guests

-dates you are interested in.





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.



High Tide 


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.

Coastguards Cafe 


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!


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
St Martins


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

Polreath Cafe
St Martins


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


Adventure Activities

Dark Skies Project

Art & Crafts

Historic Sites


Local Events



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



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.”



Smugglers Cottage, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly TR22 0PL


Please note we do experience a high volume of emails and we both work 6 days a week at our other jobs, it may take us a few days  before we are able to get back to you, we apologise for any inconvenience.

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