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 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)
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
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)
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.
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
(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
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
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!
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.
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 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, 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.”