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 included
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
Bath, Hand & Beach Towels
Covid safe cleaning bundle (2020/2021)
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
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 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.
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)
(Nearly all our guests return each year)
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.
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
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 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.
OUR FAVOURITES ON OTHER ISLANDS
Lovely little sun trap cafe with really scrumptious cakes & lunches, perfect on a day trip around Bryher.
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 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.
“Quiet and peaceful the perfect escape with the most amazing sunsets we've ever seen.”