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One Bed Property With Stunning Coastal Views Ideally Located To Explore Cornwall

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

House in St Agnes, Cornwall, England - Quiet Rural Location, The Village, Beaches And Coastal Path Are All Within Walking Distance

The Little Hive is a self-contained one-bedroom annexe to the owner’s property and provides comfortable accommodation for two people. It is situated in a quiet rural setting on the outskirts of the picturesque village of St Agnes on the north Cornwall coast. The village, local beaches and the South West coastal path are all within walking distance. The property has a cosy beamed living room with a wood burning stove, a light and airy sun lounge which opens onto a small patio and a separate kitchen. The bedroom is ensuite and has stunning views along the coast and inland.

Keith Busby
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2018

About Keith Busby

We moved to Cornwall in 2002 seeking a better work-life balance and we have certainly found it. We still enjoy everything Cornwall has to offer and make sure we walk every day on the beautiful cliff paths and beaches with our dog, Ruan.

Keith Busby purchased this house in 2002

Why Keith Busby chose Saint Agnes

We moved from a stone cottage on the Pennines with great views over the Yorkshire moors, near Hebden Bridge. We felt immediately at home in St Agnes and chanced upon a house and annexe with equally stunning views along the coast. A radical rebuild created a light filled house, making the most of the panorama.

What makes this house unique

In 2012 we renovated the Little Hive to the same high standard as the main house, while retaining its cottage atmosphere. The living rooms, bedroom and kitchen all enjoy the panoramic views along the coast, as does the patio where guests can eat or relax overlooking the garden. The Little Hive is light during the day, and cosy with a log fire in the evening. The furnishings and original art works have delighted our guests so far. We hope that you will enjoy living here for a week or two as much as we do all year round.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Little Hive is the perfect holiday retreat...We have had a lovely restful holiday and we will be back! Jackie and Colin, Canterbury
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Agnes in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom with wc, sink and electric shower cubicle. Second wc on ground floor with sink and wc.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double bed and stunning views along the coast
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Electric heating in all rooms included in rental. First basket of logs for wood burning stove provided, additional logs at cost. This is a no smoking property and no pets are allowed. Outside: At the front of the House there is a shared drive which is used for off-road parking. At the back there is a small patio with table and chairs, ideal for having breakfast in the sun. The patio overlooks the garden and has views along the coast. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All linen and towels, except beach towels, are supplied. The property is cleaned at changeover. For longer stays extra cleaning can be arranged at additional cost. Other: Sun lounge with two bent wood armchairs and access to small patio with table and chairs.


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One Bed Property With Stunning Coastal Views Ideally Located To Explore Cornwall
average rating of 4.888889 based on 19 reviews

Lovely spacious annex

  • 4 of 5

The annex was very spacious and well equipped. The views were amazing, and it was an easy walk to the centre of St. Agnes.

We did find some items of food left by previous people which were very much out of date, and some very mouldy. This wasn’t a problem as we binned it, but feel that when the annex is cleaned these items should be removed.

Saying that the hosts were really friendly and we wouldn’t hesitate in staying again.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely location & hosts

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location

Excellent accomadation ,

We would definately go back & recommend it to all our friends & family

Clean & airy & great hosts

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cottage, lovely hosts, wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

The Little Hive is the perfect base to explore St Agnes and its surroundings; the town itself (with shops, restaurants, pubs, etc) is only a 10-15 minute walk across some rolling fields. The cottage is well-appointed, with a great kitchen, comfortable living space, and conservatory (plus patio) offering spectacular views down to the cliffs and sea. Louise and Keith were great hosts - friendly and welcoming, never obtrusive but we always felt they were nearby if we had any queries, and they even popped a bottle of fizz in the fridge ready for our arrival as we were on our honeymoon. In short, can’t recommend The Little Hive highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really comfortable and homely

  • 5 of 5

Had everything we needed to use as a base to explore the local area and Cornwall as a whole.

Particularly liked the sun room and the kitchen was great for cooking.

  • Review Submitted: 19-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was lovely. It was very well equipped with everything we needed and more. Will return.

  • 5 of 5

St Agnes is a great place to have a break. There are lots of walks including walks to the village. There are plenty of places to eat there and nice local shops and galleries and pubs. There are also lovely beaches and plenty of other places to visit by car that are not too far away. We hope to return very soon.

  • Review Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great views, lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Little Hive. It is spacious, comfortable, clean and well-equipped, with great views from the sun room and the bedroom. The wood-burning stove was a bonus! Keith and Louise were lovely hosts.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Car: recommended


Trevaunance Cove is about a 20 min walk away and the National Trust beach at Chapel Porth is a little further. Both beaches have car parks and are just a few minutes drive from the Little Hive. The north coast is rugged with spectacular cliffs and has numerous coves and beaches each with their own character, many are surfing beaches. The south coast is easily reached by car and is a popular watersports area.


The nearest rail station is at Truro (9 miles) and the nearest airport is at Newquay (12 miles). There is a bus service to the village but use of a car is recommended. Even without transport there is enough interest to keep you busy within walking distance.


Truro, shopping, bars, clubs, restaurants, Cornwall Museum, galleries, theatre, cinema, Cathedral (9 miles)

Newquay, beaches, surfing, tourist hotspot, bars and clubs (12 miles)

Falmouth, sailing centre, Maritime Museum, alternative cinema, Rick Stein, university town with an arty vibe (16 miles)

St Ives, Tate Gallery, Barbara Hepworth museum, lots of small galleries, craft shops, beaches, beautiful train journey from St Erth (22 miles)

Eden Project (28 miles), Lost Gardens of Heligan (30 miles)

Further Details:

St Agnes has two butchers, two greengrocers, a bakery (lovely pasties!), a chemist, two small supermarkets, cash is available from the Post Office in the Nisa supermarket, four pubs, one bar, several coffee shops, craft shops and a choice of places serving food.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Agnes, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low Season
3 Mar 2018 - 22 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
High Season
23 Jun 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
Low Season
8 Sep 2018 - 27 Oct 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short stays may be available. Contact the owner for details.
In addition to credit card payments, you can pay by cheque, bank transfer or PayPal. Contact the owner for more details.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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