Coronavirus Update


In line with government guidelines we are now temporarily closed.

We are nearly fully booked but if you would like to apply to be on our cancellation waiting list for 2021 please email us with your name & no of guests. For winter bookings Nov 2021 - Mar 2022 please get in touch now we are taking bookings!

If you are already booked to stay with us for 2021 we will be in touch with you via email as soon as we know anymore about when we will be able to reopen. Thank you so much for your ongoing support we look forward to welcoming you all back whenever you can come.

Emily & Will


Do I need to bring bedding linen or towels?

We provide all bed linen and beach, bath and hand towels for each guest, on request we can also provide face cloths and  dressing gowns.

Where can I buy food during my stay?

St Agnes has a general shop and Post Office about 3 minutes walk from the cottage. They are small but very well stocked, and can supply most things you will need.   You can download an order form to pre-order groceries for your arrival which we can collect for you free of charge and pop in the cottage for you on your arrival. Troytown farm also have a lovely little farm shop where they sell their own produce (milk, butter, cream, yogurt, ice cream, pork, beef and seasonal veg).


Do I need to book the ferry/plane/helicopter from Lands End/Newquay/Penzance in advance?

We would strongly advise you to do so, especially at peak times.  You can book online at

Do I need to book the transfer from St Marys to St Agnes?

If you are coming on the Scillonian Ferry you do not need to book a transfer as the ferry is always met at St Marys quay by another, smaller boat which will transfer you to St Agnes .  If you are flying to St Marys, please check the transfer times with the local boatman  Our getting here page has more information on travelling to St Agnes.


Can I bring my dog or any other type of pet?

Unfortunately at this time we cannot accept dogs/pets as we ourselves have a new rescue cat next door at our cottage, we regret this decision as we are animal people ourselves but we do hope you understand and should our situation change we may update this policy.

Can I bring my car/bike or hire a car/bike on the island?

There are only passenger ferries  over to the islands and no car rental here. You can hire bike's for the day if you visit Tresco or St Marys but the island is so small there is really no need for them on St Agnes. By prior arrangement with both Isles of Scilly Travel & St Agnes Boating it is possible to bring your own bike over if you do feel the need.

Can I bring my kayak or stand up paddle board?

The islands are a watersports haven and unless you really want to bring a highly specialised kayak or paddle board there is really no need to bring your own as there are reasonably priced hire options now on each one of the islands. We love a sunset paddle board at Periglis beach hiring boards from St Agnes watersports!

How can I visit the other islands during my stay?

St Agnes boating  offer daily trips to the other islands for day trips and other island events such as fetes , sports events and local festivals.

Covid Update 

How will the cottage be cleaned ready for my stay?

Your holiday accommodation will be cleaned in accordance with Government Guidelines

  • All hard surfaces disinfected with British standards EN 1276 and EN 14476 cleaning agents

  • All fabric surfaces sprayed with disinfectant 

  • All floors cleaned with British standards EN 1276 and EN 14476 cleaning agents

  • Carpets and soft furnishings vacuumed and sprayed

  • All crockery, cutlery, pots and pans sterilised in Milton baths

  • Keys disinfected

  • A cleaning materials pack is available for you to use during your stay.

  • All outdoor furniture cleaned with disinfectant spray.

  • All bed linen and towels are laundered at 60 degrees. Please kindly remove the bedding at the end of your stay .

  • All towels, whether used or not, should also be placed in the shower tray.

  • Bookings for more than one week will not be offered a mid-stay clean however a change of linen will be provided to the guests to change themselves. 

  • Please leave all areas as clean and tidy as you found them on arrival.


St Agnes Businesses - websites & social media for updates

St Agnes Watersports

Website -

Facebook - @agneswatersports -

Turks Head Pub

Facebook - @TurksHeadStAgnes -

APP- They have launched a new delivery app available on android/apple app store called 'The Turks Head'

Coastguards Cafe

Facebook -

St Agnes Boating

Website -

Facebook - @stagnesboating -

APP - They have launched a new booking app available on android/apple app store called 'St Agnes Boating'

Troytown Farm Shop & Dairy

Website -

Facebook - @troytownfarm -

Covean Cafe Pizzas

Facebook - @CoveanCottage -


Advice from the Isles of Scilly Council 

The Council have recently released some fantastic comprehensive information about their great new funded evacuation plan  if you think you may have covid whilst staying on the islands and lots of other FAQs about your stay on the islands. Click the link below.