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.



​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

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 

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, 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 is very 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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2020 & 2021 Availability


15th - 22rd Feb (F) 

22rd Feb - 29th Feb (F) 

29th Feb - 7th Mar (F) 

7th Mar - 14th Mar (F)

14th Mar - 21st Mar (F) 

21st Mar - 28th Mar 

 28th Mar - 4th April

4th April - 11th April 

11th April - 18th April 

18th April - 25th April 

25th April -2nd May

For pricing over gig weekend please enquire

2nd May - 9th May

9th May  - 16th May  

16th May - 23rd May


23rd May - 30th May 

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 

1st Aug - 8th Aug 

8th Aug - 15th Aug  

15th Aug -22nd Aug 

22nd Aug - 29th Aug

29th Aug - 5th Sept  

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) 

14th Nov 2020 until 6th March 2021 is £350 per week or negotiable rates for stays of a week or longer


Provisionally Booked

(Nearly all our guests return each year)



27th Feb - 6th Mar (F) £395

6th Mar - 13th Mar (F) £395

13th Mar - 20th Mar (F) £395

20th Mar - 27th Mar (F) £395

 27th Mar - 3rd April  £550

3rd April - 10th April  £550

10th April - 17th April £550

17th April - 24th April £550

24th April - 1st May £695 

1st May - 8th May £695

8th May  - 15th May £695

15th May - 22nd May £695

22nd May - 29th May £695


29th May - 5th June £795

5th June - 12th June £795

12th June - 19th June £795

19th June - 26th June £795 

26th June - 3rd July £795 

3rd July - 10th July £795

10th July - 17th July £795

17th July - 24th July £795

24th July - 31st July £795

31st July - 7th Aug £795

7th Aug - 14th Aug £795

14th Aug -21st Aug  £795

21st Aug - 28th Aug  £795

28th Aug - 4th Sept £625

4th Sep - 11th Sep £625

11th Sep - 18th Sep £625

18th Sep -25th Sep £625

25th Sep - 2nd Oct £625

2nd  Oct - 9th Oct £520

9th Oct - 16th Oct £520

16th Oct - 23rd Oct £520

23rd  Oct - 30th Oct £520

30th Oct - 13th Nov (F) £395 p/w (2 week slot)

13th Nov 2021 until 27th Feb 2022 is £350 per week or negotiable rates for stays of a week or longer

Latest Special Offers

updated 07/12/20

Stay anytime from 14th Nov 2020 - 27th Feb 2021 * with our winter pricing

£150 for weekend breaks or short stays (2-5 days)

£350 per week for 1 week stays

£250 per week for stays of 2-4 weeks

And cheaper negotiable weekly rates for stays of 4 weeks or more!

*unavailable Christmas & New Year





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


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 & 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.


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

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 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



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, 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 ferry there will always be a boat to meet you however if your 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 or Porthcressa Moorings for more information and details of how to book in advance. Otherwise you can anchor for free in most weather in the Cove (Covean) on St Agnes.


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



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


To make a booking please message us through our contact form (fields marked with an asterisk are required). To confirm a booking we require a booking deposit of one third of the total amount and the remainder of the balance is payable 12 weeks prior to your arrival. All payments are payable via BACs/Online we are unable to accept cheque or cash payments. Thank you.

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 but we promise to try and get back to you as soon as we possibly can.

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