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Clean and cosy 2 bedroom cottage near to the beach and in the heart of St Agnes

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Walking distance to SW Coast Path & beach, local shops, pubs and restaurants

With the beach, local independent shops and award winning pubs and restaurants all within 10 minutes walk, The Old Cornstore is a perfectly located 2 bedroom cottage situated in the beautiful village of St Agnes. Steeped in history, the cottage was renovated and newly furnished in 2013 to provide a clean, modern and comfortable home. It comprises of a well equipped kitchen with underfloor heating, a cosy lounge, 1 double bedroom & 1 twin bedroom, 2 modern bathrooms and a large garage ideal for storing bikes, surfboards and muddy walking boots. Also available is free WIFI, Bluetooth speaker with ipod connectivity, 32" flat screen TV, Smart Blu-ray & DVD player & internet radio. Parking is available opposite the cottage or very close by.

Elizabeth Driscoll
Member since: 2014
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Calendar last updated:
15 June, 2018

About Elizabeth Driscoll

We live in Surrey with our two children and have been visiting our parents holiday home in Cornwall for the past ten years. When they sold their property we decided that we loved Cornwall so much that we would take the plunge and buy our own place. Having spent time in St Agnes previously and because of the great beach and vibrant village community, we knew that this was where we wanted our second home to be.

Elizabeth Driscoll purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Elizabeth Driscoll chose Saint Agnes

It's so easy to get to St Agnes - just a ten minute drive from the A30 and no tiny lanes or tractors or car sickness to contend with! Once we are here, the convenience of being able to walk to the beach and local amenities, give us the option of parking the car when we arrive and not using it again until it's time to head home. When we do venture further afield, we love to walk along the miles of coastal paths or visit the beaches at Chapel Porth and Perranporth. We are also fond of the South Coast of Cornwall and are fortunate to be less than an hours drive away from lovely coastal villages such as St Mawes and Portscatho.

What makes this cottage unique

Of course, we love our house as much as we love the location. It has everything we need for a relaxing time away - a well equipped kitchen, cosy lounge, comfy beds and a big garage for storing bikes, body boards, buckets and spades and walking boots. For us, this means that packing to come here is just a case of throwing a few things in a bag and hitting the road.

We love it and we hope that you will enjoy sharing it with us.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Agnes in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , This bathroom is on the ground floor
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , This bathroom is on the 2nd floor
  • Bathroom 1 is on the ground floor & has a large fully tiled walk in rain shower, modern sink, WC, heated towel rail, underfloor heating & mirror. Bathroom 2 is on the 2nd floor and has a bath, sink, WC, heated towel rail and cabinet.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King size bed with anti allergy bedding
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 2 full size single beds with anti allergy bedding
  • The cottage sleeps 4 people in two bedrooms. The master bedroom is on the 1st floor & sleeps 2 in king size bed. There is a wardrobe, chest of drawers & full length mirror. The 2nd bedroom is on the 2nd floor & sleeps 2 in 2 full size single beds (suitable for adults) & has a chest of drawers and mirror. There is also space to comfortably fit a travel cot in this room. All beds have anti-allergy bedding.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
The cottage is located on a lane at the bottom of the village with parking available directly opposite or within a 2 minute walk. Whilst we do not have a garden, we are only a 10 minute walk from the beach - all you need to do is pick up the portable BBQ and some cold drinks and make your way down there. Failing that we are just a 2 minute walk from a great pub/restaurant with lovely outside space, superb food and a great atmosphere. Clean linen & towels are provided. Beach towels are not provided and we would be grateful if you would bring your own.


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Clean and cosy 2 bedroom cottage near to the beach and in the heart of St Agnes
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Excellent property

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Old Cornstore.

It is clean, comfortable, well equipped and practical.

After trips to the beach it was great to return to the cottage, leave boards and wetsuits in the garage, have a hot shower and relax in the cosy living room (with excellent wifi and AV setup).

The kitchen has everything you need to self cater and there are shops, restaurants, pubs and takeaways all within walking distance - the owners provided a comprehensive and helpful welcome pack with great recommendations.

Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect holiday home in perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a week in St Agnes and were very pleased with the location and presentation of the cottage. In the heart of the village and a short walk away to lovely cafes, bistros and pubs offering fabulous food. It is only a short walk down - longer walk back up, to the cove. Lifeguards on duty, toilets and again lovely cafe and bistro. Beautiful beaches within easy reach, by car, or along the coast path. Small places like Chapel Porth or the more bustling Perranporth. Within easy reach of either coastline , not forgetting the Eden project, and many National Trust properties. Only one very minor observation. Not a problem for us, but perhaps for older guests. The lounge and master bedroom is on the first floor . Kitchen downstairs and the excellent modern bathrooms are on the upper and ground floors. Enjoyed our stay and would certainly stay again and recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, modern and cosy

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at The Old Cornstore. The cottage is ideally located in the beautiful village of St Agnes, with easy access to gorgeous local and traditional shops, including a tasty bakery and cosy coffee shops. The beautiful beach is close by and there is a lovely sense of family and community, both at the beach and throughout St Agnes. The cottage itself is extremely well equipped with everything you could need for a self catering holiday. It is modern, without losing the cottage-like feel, clean, comfortable & cosy. We'll definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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great house, amenities and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week staying here. The cottage has everything you will need and more in a good location for both local amenities and surrounding area. Can't complain about a thing.

Would stay there again and more importantly would recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly situated, well equipped home from home!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in St Agnes. The cottage is perfectly situated within easy walking distance to good shops, takeaways and the beach. The house was well equipped and had everything you needed. We stayed with our two children (ages 1 and 5) the garage offers a great place to wheel the push chair into and store all of the beach items.

Parking can be tricky at times but we always found a space either right outside or just down the road.

The beach is fab and offers beach play, rockpools and surfing. There's a lifeguard there too. Our 5 year old didn't complain about the walk there once! There's a fish and chip shop right by the beach and we had tea on the beach a few times!

Lots of local activities. We did pottery at Cornwall Gold on a rainy day, visited Healeys Cider Farm, Dairyland, Eden Project, Padstow, St Ives, St Michael's Mount and also managed to squeeze in plenty of beach time! Plenty to see and do, we could have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent house and place to explore Cornwall from

  • 5 of 5

Really good property in a great location

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Taphouse
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Number 4
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Trevaunance Cove
Car: recommended

Trevaunance Cove is a 10 minute walk from the cottage (15 minutes on the way back as the road slopes gently upwards!) and is home to a bistro, pub, fish and chip shop & craft gallery. The Cove is renowned for its sandy beach, rock pools and surfing and provides access to the SW Coast Path. St Agnes is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, has a rich mining history and is a thriving and bustling community. The village itself boasts several pubs & restaurants (3 of which are an easy 2 min walk from our cottage), the award winning Cornish Pizza Company and 2 fish & chip shops. There are many independently owned shops including a bakery, butcher, grocer, coffee shop and newsagent, as well as a post office and 2 convenience stores.

There are lots of activities available locally. The local surf school is located right on the beach at Trevaunance Cove. Perranporth also has a surf school and it's wide sandy beach & excellent waves make it perfect for beginners and experienced surfers alike. The South West Coast Path is right on the doorstep where you will find miles and miles of glorious coast line leading to mining heritage sites and hidden beaches and providing spectacular views out to sea. We are also only a few miles from the coast to coast cycle trail which is suitable for all levels of cyclists. The trail runs for 11 miles from Portreath to Devoran & follows purpose built cycle paths and quiet country lanes. For the keener cyclist, there are many more challenging routes nearby.

There are an abundance of other activities available nearby including horse riding, coasteering and kayaking. There is also a superb indoor skate board park in nearby Mount Hawke.

A car is beneficial to explore wider areas of Cornwall but is not essential as all amenities are within walking distance and there are good bus services to Truro and Perranporth. The huge sandy beach at Perranporth & the gorgeous NT beach at Chapel Porth are less than a 10 minute drive along the coast and further afield are the popular seaside resorts of Newquay and St Ives. By car, St Agnes is 10 minutes from the A30, 40 minutes from Newquay Airport and 20 minutes from Truro train station. Keen walkers & cyclists will find plenty of areas to explore without the use of a car.

Other places to visit: Truro 9 miles, Newquay 12 miles, Falmouth 15 miles, St Mawes 18 miles, St Ives 22 miles, Gardens of Heligan 22 miles, Eden project 25 miles, Lands End 28 miles.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £200

A 30% deposit, along with a signed Booking Form are required to secure reservation. Payment of the balance and a security deposit of £200 is due 6 weeks before arrival or in full if your reservation is made within 6 weeks of the arrival date. Your security deposit will be refunded within 14 days of departure if no loss or damage to the property has occurred. Our prices are for 7 night stays and include all linen, bathroom towels and electricity.

Changeover day is Saturday during peak holiday season. During peak holiday season we can only take bookings for a minimum of 7 nights. Outside of peak season we are flexible with changeover days and short breaks can also be accommodated. Please contact us with your short break requirements.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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