Self Catering

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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 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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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)

Separate Kitchen

Separate Bathroom

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 


Retro Radio

Bath, Hand & Beach Towels 

Hair Dryer

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


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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.



£395 p/w

12th Feb - 19th Feb

19th Feb - 26th Feb

£495 p/w

26th Feb - 5th Mar

5th Mar - 12th Mar

12th Mar - 19th Mar

19th Mar - 26th Mar

£595 p/w

 26th Mar - 2nd April

2nd April - 9th April  

9th April - 16th April 

16th April - 23rd April

23rd April - 30th April 

£850 p/w

30th April - 7th May 

7th May  - 14th May 

14th May - 21st May


£850 p/w

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 

£695 p/w

17th Sept - 24th Sept

SHORT STAY 24th Sept - 27th Sept

SHORT STAY 27th 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

£395 p/w

12th Nov - 19th Nov

19th Nov - 26th Nov

26th Nov - 3rd Dec

3rd Dec - 10th Dec

10th Dec - 17th Dec

£850 p/w

17th Dec - 24th Dec

24th Dec - 31 Dec



Provisionally Booked

(Returning guests get first priority for booking corresponding weeks year on year)


With rising energy prices and increasing duchy rental costs all 2023 prices are yet to be confirmed we hope to finalise pricing in November 2022. For stays longer than 2 weeks during November to February please enquire for special offer prices.

£425 p/w

21st Jan - 28th Jan

28th Jan - 4th Feb

4th Feb - 11th Feb

11th Feb - 18th Feb 

18th Feb - 25th Feb 

Prices TBC

25th Feb - 4th Mar 

4th Mar - 11th Mar 

11th Mar - 18th Mar 

18th Mar - 25th Mar

Prices TBC

25th Mar - 1st April 

1st April - 8th April  

8th April - 15th April 

15th April - 22nd April

22nd April - 29th April 

Prices TBC

29th April - 6th May 

6th May  - 13th May 

13th May - 20th May

20th May - 27th May 

27th May - 3rd June


Prices TBC

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 

Prices TBC

16th Sept  - 23rd Sept

23rd Sept - 30th Sept


Prices TBC

30th Sept - 7th Oct

7th Oct - 14th Oct

14th Oct - 21st Oct 

21st Oct - 28th Oct 

28th Oct - 4th Nov 

4th Nov - 11th Nov

Prices TBC

11th Nov - 18th Nov 

18th Nov - 25th Nov

25th Nov - 2nd Dec

2nd Dec - 9th Dec 

9th Dec - 16th Dec

Prices TBC

16th Dec - 23rd Dec

23rd Dec - 30th Dec




Provisionally Booked

(Returning guests get first priority for booking corresponding weeks year on year)



St Agnes Isles of Scilly


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.

St Martins Isles of Scilly


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.

Bryher Isles of Scilly Cornwall


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.

Tresco Isles of Scilly Cornwall


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.

St Marys Isles of Scilly Cornwall


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 St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
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 St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
Covean Pizzas 


Open one evening a week for delicious homemade pizza nights.

Coastguards Cafe St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
Coastguards Cafe 


Stunning views out across the western rocks and bishop rock lighthouse, lovely lunches and afternoon tea & cake.

Turks Head Pub St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
Turks Head Pub


The most south-westerly pub in Britain, serves morning coffee, lunches and dinner.

Westward Farm Gin St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
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 St Agnes Isles of Scilly Cornwall
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.




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 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.”

'The Spirit of St Agnes'