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Holmleigh

St Agnes, Cornwall (Ref. 959977)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • MrsPub
    July 2017
    tripadvisor rating
    “Charming cottage in rural location with excellent facilities and great walks”
    Quirky, traditional cottage in a lovely location. Pet friendly, close to the sea with parking for 2 vehicles. Small garden with low fences so make sure your dogs won't jump out. Less than a mile across the moorland to the coastal path. The road past is quite busy and fast in spite of the 40mph limit. Twin room is at the front of the property so there is some road noise. The double and single rooms are at the rear and quiet. There is a large conservatory which was fabulous for storing all our wet ...
    Quirky, traditional cottage in a lovely location. Pet friendly, close to the sea with parking for 2 vehicles. Small garden with low fences so make sure your dogs won't jump out. Less than a mile across the moorland to the coastal path. The road past is quite busy and fast in spite of the 40mph limit. Twin room is at the front of the property so there is some road noise. The double and single rooms are at the rear and quiet. There is a large conservatory which was fabulous for storing all our wet walking clothes and shoes so they dried quickly. Phone signal and 3/4G was intermittent on O2 so you had to try and find the best signal in the cottage and invariably I ended up sitting on the window seats at the back upstairs, or in the garden. Everything is provided! Loo rolls, Capsules for the washing machine, salt, pepper, games, DVDs, local guides and we were welcomed with Cornish biscuits, fresh flowers, local cider and tea bags. The property owner is lovely and very accommodating. This is an OLD property but well maintained - so be prepared for uneven floors, low ceilings on the staircase, doors that don't close perfectly - but they are part of the charm! Also this property is not on mains drainage so please follow the guidance on NOT disposing of anything but toilet roll down the loo, do NOT use bleach or biological washing agents as it destroys the natural microbes that break down the waste and can cause problems with sewage. We went prepared with a list of nearby shops, eateries etc - though beware St Agnes is a nightmare to park in for the shops. But the other nearby villages were fine. The nearby Victory Inn is generally very good but we were disappointed on the last night as the steaks were poor and the 'usual' staff didn't seem to be in. Most places are dog friendly but most restrict dogs between Easter and September. Although pretty bleak when it is raining the cottage was comfortable enough that we did not feel we 'had' to get out each day.

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

The property

This semi-detached traditional Cornish cottage is 2 mile from St Agnes.

The owner lives close by and shares the driveway.

Real fire, meadow views towards the coast and a cosy conservatory make this an attractive property for couples, families and canine companions.

The ground floor has a well equipped kitchen with dining table, a conservatory and the sitting area which has a real fire and comfy sofas.

Downstairs bathroom.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a snug.

The garden is fully enclosed and has a mixture of lawn, steps and gravel paths.

Steeped in mining heritage, this is a startlingly beautiful stretch of coastline where former mine stacks and engine houses dot the landscape.

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, Porthtowan Beach is a popular surfing venue with soft golden sand flanked by grassy dunes and towering cliffs.

The beach has a seasonal lifeguard service and there is a surf school with tuition and equipment hire.

Local amenities include a cafe, beach shop and more notably, The Blue Bar & Restaurant which is a superb family and pet friendly beachside venue, renowned for its delicious menu, casual atmosphere and magical sunsets.

The spectacular coast path from Porthtowan to St Agnes, which has a cosmopolitan vibe, art galleries, artisan shops, restaurants and stunning Trevaunance Cove, is a favourite hike with ramblers while a little further along the coast road are visitor hotspots at St Ives and Portreath in the west and the beaches at Perranporth and Watergate Bay in the east.

Holmleigh is an excellent base for coastal escapades for all the family.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x twin. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen / dining room, sitting room with open fire and TV. First floor snug. Conservatory

Amenities

  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob
  • Microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Mini hifi
  • Selection of books, games and DVD’s
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, drive shared with owner
  • Enclosed garden, lawned, gravel path and steps with furniture
  • Up to two pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Pub 10 mins walk
  • Sea and shops 2 miles
  • Note: Max 5 adults.

About the location

MOUNT HAWKE

Porthtowan 2 miles ; St Agnes 2.5 miles ; Truro 7.5 miles

Mount Hawke is a small village just outside St Agnes and Porthtowan on the north Cornish coast. Once heavily involved in the local copper mining industry, today Mount Hawke is quiet and mainly residential. There is a church which is dedicated to St John the Baptist, and a very good gastro pub – The Old School Bar & Kitchen – which is, as the name suggests, in a restored, traditional school building. There is also a Post Office, a couple of shops, a primary school, village park and Cornwall’s largest indoor skate park. Porthtowan beach is a pleasant walk from the village, through woodland and a pretty valley, and St Agnes Beacon and the coastal footpath are also within easy reach. Kayak hire and tours are available at St Agnes, as are surf lessons. There are also riding stables at nearby Goonbell, which offer countryside hacks and treks as well as pub hacks, summer picnic rides and children’s Pony Days.

Region Information

Note: Max 5 adults

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