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Mithian Cottage

(Ref. 959214)

St Agnes, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Well I won't book there again ."

    There was a lot of do and don't a bit skimpy on the tea /sugar/ milk when we arrived. Bedroom very cold and damp. All my clothes were damp.and dint like the idea where they have a door on to the cottage that leads on to there's.

    Reviewed by Michael2.5Jul 2024

  • "This was a comfortable, well equipped property."

    A pub, the Miners Arms was a stones throw away and served good food. Close to St Agnes and its lovely beaches. There was good walking along the nearby coastal paths and the property was conveniently located so that it was easy to reach the South Coast and St Ives. I would highly recommend it as a base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2024

  • "Sink far to small in bathroom and water would not stay even with plug in."

    Shower needs replacing. Upstairs warm but downstairs very cold even with heating on.

    Thanks for your feedback... I am not sure what is meant by 'shower needs replacing' as it is a perfectly functioning rain-head shower and is clearly described as such at the top of the property listing summary. We have tested the pop-up plug in the basin and can only assume it may not have been fully depressed. With regard to the heating, we offer guests complete flexibility over the timing of the heating controls. We always explain (both in the cottage 'manual' and verbally if/when we meet guests - as we did yourselves), that the thermostats on all radiators are pre-set at 3 - it gets very warm in the upstairs living area (where the main thermostat is located) and so that main thermostat may need turning up for the bedroom radiator to come on - and that rad can always be turned right up. Guests have different requirements in terms of levels of bedroom heating and the individual thermostats allow for complete control. The hallway and bathroom rads are also thermostatically controlled. We have never had any complaints about heating before - guests generally comment on how cosy it is overall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rose2.8Mar 2024

  • "Property was everything we could wish for and will be back again."

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! I do hope you had an enjoyable holiday. We would welcome you back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property , although beautifully presented and very well stocked with all home living needs, proved to be unsuitable for elderly people with mobility problems."

    Lounge and kitchen were upstairs and bedroom downstairs which resulted in my wife painfully negotiating them more than once each day. The owner was very welcoming and friendly, offering any help we needed. A cautionary note by Sykes for elderly / limited mobility clients would save any future misunderstandings.

    Thanks for your feedback Fred. It was a pleasure to meet you both. I'm happy that you loved the cottage in all other respects than the stairs concerning your wife's mobility issues. We do try to be clear in the Property Description (re steps etc.) but I have passed on your comments to Sykes and they have now added a line, at my request, in the Property Summary to reflect this. For any future guests reading this, there are 5 wide stone steps down to the property from your own private gate and, once inside, 11 wide wooden steps up to the living area and kitchen. Both the bedroom and bathroom are downstairs and immediately adjacent to one another. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fred4.4Sep 2023

  • "This is an ideal place to stay for two people."

    Whilst compact, it has been designed extremely well, making the most of the available space. And the kitchen was well equipped which was great for us as we like to cook most evenings. The owner was very welcoming and friendly. The local pub was excellent - good food and friendly staff. Whilst no parking available at the property itself, there is an arrangement for parking in the pub car park where there was always space and only a few yards down the road. So never a problem. This is certainly a property I would happily return to if we wanted another holiday in this area of Cornwall.

    Thank you Sally for your lovely review. We have tried to make the Annexe as much of a home-from-home as possible and so it is always appreciated when guests find it so. :) Best wishes, Rebecca Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Jun 2023

  • "Very disappointing!"

    This is not a studio, it is an annexe at best! We booked a weeks stay for 2 adults and our 2 dogs however, we returned after 4 nights. The property has an adjoining door to the rest of the house, which the owners like to use!! This we found to be a real invasion of our privacy. You can only have access to the WI-FI if you sign an agreement and share information regarding the devices you wish to use it on, if you do not sign then the owners turn it off! Regardless of the fact that Sykes advertise the property as providing WI-FI There are lots of do’s and don’t s which again you have to sign a document to say that you agree to. One of which is to take all of your recycling with you when you leave. The bathroom is in need of work, there’s lots of rust on the towel holder, the soap dispenser was dirty and rusty, the shower door was broken etc. etc. We have contacted Sykes on two occasions to discuss the matter however, we have not had a response.

    Response from Sykes Cottages: Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments, which are in stark contrast to previous feedback received about Mithian Cottage. The property is clearly described as a 'studio-style extension to the owners' own residence' in our listing. Your booking was for two adults only, however we understand that your two dogs did accompany you on the booking and you liaised with the owner directly in relation to payment for this. With regard to the adjoining door, the owners are extremely careful not to use this at all when guests are staying in the property as they wish to preserve guests' privacy at all times. This door was used once during your stay, with your express written permission, to add items making the property dog friendly and the owner knocked on that door a second time when you had not returned the Wi-Fi form more than 48 hours after being asked to do so following your arrival. The owner did not enter the property on that occasion. The Wi-Fi agreement is in place in case the authorities ask the owners to provide them with information regarding any incident traced back to their network. It is not a legal requirement, but guests have always been happy to sign this. As the owners were told by you that you had no need for the WiFi, it was turned off for around an hour and then turned back on again. Similarly with the check-out procedures, the owners find guests are agreeable and understand why these procedures are in place. With regard to the bathroom, this has recently been redecorated and we understand that the owner was not aware of any issues until after your departure. These issues will be rectified. You contacted our Customer Relations team on two occasions: following the first conversation we awaited photographs that you wished to share with us, but these were not received. The second conversation we understood was purely to log your complaint, no further actions were requested by yourself. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew1.6May 2023

  • "Very friendly and helpful owners, with Rebecca obliging and gave good advice on the area"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback! I do hope you had an enjoyable holiday. We would welcome you back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2023

  • "A perfect location in a picturesque quaint Cornish village as base to explore wider Cornwall and ideal for local countryside walking around St Agnes, Perranporth and Trevellas."

    The studio cottage has ample space for two, is homely and cosy. It had all that we wanted for a comfortable stay. The village pub 200 yards from the cottage ‘The Miners Arms’ is highly recommended - fabulous staff & great food. Rebecca the owner could not do more before, during and after our stay.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Mar 2023

  • "A wonderful little cottage in the center of a very small village where the locals are extremely friendly the local pub 50 yards from cottage doing lovely home cooked food."

    The owners of the cottage are extremely helpful friendly and knowledgeable of the area and of places to go. I would highly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! It was great to meet you both and so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you again for your ‘above and beyond’ help with fitting the new blackout blinds :). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Hi Whilst the venue is in a great location, the description is a little miss leading."

    The "Cottage" is not a Cottage it is an adjoining annex with an internal connecting door: The owners who live in Mithain Cottage are charming and helpful. However, on arrival, they describe the “cottage” as a studio. It is neither Cottage nor Studio it an Annex. The bedroom is located downstairs and is very tight for space, indeed one of us ended up sleeping on the sofa bed upstairs in the living room most nights as the bed is a small double to say the least, although I’m not the smallest of people. Overall, the venue was Ok for week, but it would have been claustrophobic in the tight space for more than a week. The other issue was roadside parking, it is against other holidays / lived in properties and we were asked to park in the pub car park 50 meters away no issues here as the Miners pub is great. Would I stay here again , for me it’s a no, we were expecting a Cottage, with a garden etc, not an two down -one up annex.

    Thank you for your feedback. I have reviewed the description on the Cornish Cottage Holidays website and, in fairness, I do not believe we have been misleading and all the issues you have commented on were well described in the existing property information. The first paragraph describing the property is very clear: 'The studio-style extension to the owners' own residence, a pretty stone cottage, features reversed accommodation offering seclusion and comfort' This is exactly what it is. :) Again, the size of the bed is overtly described as a double (4'6) bed - we would not wish to mislead in any way and I think it is important to provide clear information in order to manage expectations. The bedroom is angled and a larger bed cannot be accommodated - otherwise, it would have been. All our guests are welcome to park directly across the road when there is space...but as the property is on a corner leading into the village, and there can be many cars looking for parking nearby, we have an arrangement whereby our guests may park more safely in the pub car park without any need to use the pub (although most do as it is a lovely pub with great food!). I also repeat this information in my welcome email to our guests. There is a small private patio area (also accurately described) that basks in the afternoon sun complete with a pretty table and chairs. I am sorry that Mithian Cottage Studio was not exactly to your liking but it may be that you did not read the details carefully enough. I do hope you enjoyed your holiday nonetheless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve3.1Jun 2022

  • "Our stay at Mithian Cottage was fantastic."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. They even invited us to join the village celebrations.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "The studio is small but has everything needed for a holiday, plenty of crockery, cutlery and equipment."

    The location is great, and the village pub has the best staff we’ve ever met, plus the food and atmosphere are really good. The bed is a standard double, about which we were aware, and comfortable. However, the sofa in the sitting area is dreadfully uncomfortable. It’s a sofa bed and the seat and back cushions move so that we had to rearrange them all on a number of occasions. A firm, two seater sofa would be a great idea. Minor jobs required include both kitchen and bathroom taps which are loose, as is the toilet seat. The very pleasant owners told the to let them know if anything needed to be done, but we didn’t feel these were sufficiently problematic to interfere with our holiday.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1May 2022

  • "The studio cottage is set on the edge of the tiny hamlet of Mithian."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay but felt the accommodation was a little tired and in need of some TLC, my husband found the settee a little uncomfortable too. Having said that it is in a lovely location and in easy reach of the many fabulous beaches and coastal walks and all the attractions the area has to offer. The village pub is very popular and serves good pub grub at sensible prices. The owners who live next door and are very welcoming and communication was good throughout.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely studio owned by lovely people in a beautiful village, had a lovely week there, the studio is equipped to suit everyone’s needs."

    Should you encounter any problems as we did, we couldn’t get the heating to come on as we were not familiar with the system, Rebecca is on hand to rectify straight away. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovley cottage in a beautiful village"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage , next to a great pub with lovely hosts set in beautiful Cornwall , what more can I say"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2021

  • "The beautiful location centrally located to visit lots of attractions"

    Reviewed by Paula5.0May 2021

  • "This is a small but well equipped studio flat in z good location for exploring all Cornwall has to offer."

    The only real downside was the bed as it is a small double and this is not noted and my husband is 6ft 5 so posed a bit of an issue but also the bed was very soft so I got little sleep and spent much of the night on the sofa. The listing states a shop is in the village but this was not open at all so if you needed supplies you had to drive. The pub was excellent and provided lovely food and drinks. All in all we had a great stay but would not return due to bed situation and for no other reason.

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8May 2021

  • "Beautiful studio cottage with everything you needed."

    Perfectly situated for exploring Cornwall. Excellent food at The Miners Arms just yards away. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely wonderful--warm, comfortable, extremely well equipped, well planned and with thoughtful touches that were much appreciated."

    The owners were on hand and really helpful and there was so much to see and do both locally or just short drives away. We would certainly highly recommend this cottage and will definitely be returning as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2021

  • "Well kept attractive cottage for 2."

    Very nice host

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2020

  • "The studio was in a lovely location with generally easy access for most places provided you are not phased by the narrow roads."

    Whilst the owners were welcoming, the accommodation and facilities within were sadly tired and in need of some TLC. The studio is very compact which we expected however it was not particularly clean and attention to detail throughout was lacking. The shower door was broken and the freezer compartment in the fridge was sealed with a message that it could not be used, information available at the cottage for days out etc was dated. Unfortunately it did not live up to our expectations or the standards we have experienced in other cottages we have booked previously at a similar price.

    Reviewed by Michelle2.5Sep 2020

  • "The studio was in a good location for all the main seaside towns."

    There are plenty of local walks to go on and exercise your dogs too !! There is a lovely pub just 100 yards away which served vegan food and had a very good wine list and friendly staff.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped; an ideal property for 2 adults and pets for a short break located in a small Cornish village."

    The hospitality and food at the village pub were excellent.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a fab time at the cottage could have done with a little more outside ..."

    We had a fab time at the cottage could have done with a little more outside space the local pub was very welcoming the owners were on hand if required and very friendly visiting Cornwall again this June

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Jun 2019

  • "This was a lovely cottage in the Village."

    Good location for exploring the local area with lots of lovely walks. Really enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2019

  • "Great studio cottage in excellent location"

    Reviewed by Malc5.0Feb 2019

  • "This is the third time we have booked through Sykes and have never been disappointed."

    The standard in all the cottages we have stayed in has been far and above cottages we have stayed in via other companies.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely studio, clean and well presented by great hosts."

    Lovely location for exploring the area on foot and by car.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very welcoming couple,lovely welcome"

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jul 2018

  • "The studio we stayed in was a great base for exploring cornwall the pub in the ..."

    The studio we stayed in was a great base for exploring cornwall the pub in the village is a must to visit the staff are very friendly and the food is excellent

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2018

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  • One Bedroom: 1 x ground floor double (4'6) bedroom
  • Shower room with rain-head shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, free laundry service, dishwasher, 32'' Smart TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc, in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and stair gate available
  • Roadside parking opposite the property or park in the pub car park approximately 30 metres away
  • Electric car charging point available
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Up to two pets welcome at £20 each per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 30 metres
  • Please note this property is not suitable for guests with restricted mobility

The property

Positioned in the attractive village of Mithian, less than 1.5 miles from St.Agnes, this bijou, passion flower and wisteria covered property is perfectly placed for a romantic retreat within easy reach of Cornwall's fabulous north coast beaches and holiday resorts amidst the rich tapestry of lush countryside.

The studio-style extension to the owners' own residence, a pretty stone cottage, features reversed accommodation offering seclusion and comfort, with your own private gated entrance, accessed via a short flight of steps.

The living room is light and airy with large Velux windows and exposed timbers and features a sofa bed to accommodate one child.

The small corner patio at the front of the cottage has a table and chairs for two - a lovely spot for enjoying a glass of wine or an afternoon cream tea.

Just paces from the property, the 16th Century Miners Arms inn serves traditional ales and a tempting range of delicious meals.

A short drive will take you to the coastal village of St Agnes with its shops and secluded coves of Trevaunance and Chapel Porth, where you can swim and hire surf gear.

Explore the magnificent, rugged and unspoilt coastline from the walking distance coastal footpath that weaves its way over the cliff tops.

Nearby Perranporth has miles of golden sands attracting surfers and sunbathers.

The vibrant seaside resort of Newquay is less than a 30 minute drive away, with wonderful world famous surfing beaches and a myriad of fabulous eateries and bars, cafes and pubs for all tastes.

The cathedral city of Truro lies just eight miles away, whilst The Eden Project, with its giant bio-spheres of flora and fauna from around the globe is just 45 minutes from the property, as is the artist mecca of St Ives; a picturesque haven of harbour and sheltered beach, with narrow lanes of galleries, gift shops and an abundance of waterside restaurants and inns.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Perranporth 5 miles; Truro 9.5 miles.

St Agnes is a thriving picturesque village on the Cornish coast, with four beaches on the doorstep and surrounded by wonderful countryside. Swim or surf in the clear waters, walk the footpaths and bridleways or hop onto the South West Coast Path. Coasteering, kayaking and horse riding are all available locally, and St Agnes has a regular programme of events and gigs for all the family to enjoy. The local shops offer an interesting selection of produce, from tasty treats to one-off pieces of art as a unique souvenir of your Cornish holiday, and there is a superb range of dining choices with two Great Cornish Food Awards in 2015. St Agnes also has a rich mining heritage which can be explored with a visit to the St Agnes Museum. Head out of St Agnes and you will find plenty of Cornwall’s attractions within easy reach, from the beaches at Newquay to the Tate at St Ives or the cathedral at Truro and of course, the world-famous Eden Project. St Agnes is also in the heart of Poldark Country, the landscapes made famous by the novels and TV series’, the most recent of which was broadcast in Spring 2018. So explore this beautiful region or stay close to home in a friendly bustling village; either way you are assured of a memorable Cornish vacation.

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Note: Please note this property is not suitable for guests with restricted mobility

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter