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Agar Cottage

(Ref. 976300)

Trelights, near Port Isaac, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We spent a lovely week at Agar Cottage."

    The cottage is comfortable and provides everything you could need. Trelights is a Lovely peaceful village close to Port Isaac which is beautiful. We were able to visit many places during our stay. Tintagel, Boscastle, Truro, Falmouth, Polzeath which has a great flat sandy beach and many amenities. We also paid a visit to Healy's cyder museum which is about an hour away but well worth a visit. The owners called in to see how our week was going which was really nice. They were really freindly. I would recommend the cottage and we hope to visit again in the future. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice cottage good location."

    Owner Mrs ogrady very nice. Not great having to strip the beds before you leave. As you pay a lot to rent the cottage.

    Thank you for completing your feedback. The stripping of beds prior to guests vacating a property, is something that most guests are happy to do. In information sent to all guests by our letting agents, they ask guests to follow any instructions that have been left in the property with regards to the removing linen from the beds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Argar cottage."

    The cottage was well equipped and had everything you need for a relaxing holiday.Jill even left us a beautiful home baked bread and victoria sponge for our arrival.The cottage is in a very good location for seeing around Cornwall only 3 miles from beautiful Port Isaac which was the film location for Doc Martin we loved it. Steven and Margaret Moore.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2023

  • "We found quite a lot of cobwebs behind the cubards and dust on the tv unit the cottage also had a musty smell when we arrived had to buy a can of febreze room and furniture spray to make the room more pleasant, we didn't feel as though the cottage had been cleaned before we arrived."

    had we not paid so much for the holiday we would have left before the end of the week.

    Reviewed by Iris2.2Jun 2023

  • "The actual property itself was good, very sweet."

    What let it down was the cleanliness. We are aware it’s a dog friendly property which our dog came down for the second half of the holiday. What you don’t expect is to sit on the floor with our baby to realise the rugs and sofas were thick with dog hair. The property was dusty with cobwebs all down the backs of the bedroom units. There were hairs in the Bath, sink and the shower. What made it worse is that the owner came to see us, realised we had a dog (it was a last minute thing my parent in laws came down for the second half) and proceeded to tell us we needed to pay £30 charge. I explained how we had to get the hoover out as it wasn’t cleaned before, to be told not worry on the charge as their hoover broke while cleaning before we arrived. To then get a call when we were back to say we didn’t leave it in an adequate state. Even though we washed and put every piece of cutlery away, stripped the beds like we were asked to (which when paying for them to clean it I don’t see why we should have to) and folded all the duvets up neatly. So would I recommend this place? No is the short answer, and if you do make sure you take photos of how you leave it as we felt she was very sneaky and actually embarrassed we told her how bad it was. The lady also baked us a cake for arrival and the irony is the joke of the holiday was it was a nice touch but would of been better to have a clean property!!

    Reviewed by Zoe2.8May 2023

  • "Quiet location, comfortable, spacious and well equipped cottage."

    Pleasant enclosed courtyard for dining and elevated, decked roof area for when the sun comes out.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2023

  • "A character property old very well equipped and spacious The main problem was the heating which was inadequate for cold weather The heating was electric timed radiators downstairs but no radiators upstairs only fan heaters."

    A higher rating would have been given but for the heating problem . Parking was also a concern it was described as off road but it was on the street/pavement not really satisfactory.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear you were unhappy with the heating at the property. We have a radiator in the hallway upstairs and also plug in heaters in all rooms. We also provide heated blankets on the beds for the colder evenings. We left you the remote that controls the heating throughout the cottage and we allowed you to control the water temperature as this was a birthday request. When we entered the cottage the water was literally boiling. As a result of all of this, the electricity bill for the week was nearly £200. We explain about the parking for the cottage in the welcome pack we send before your stay. The second off road parking is behind the cottage.. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.8Mar 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week staying at Agar Cottage and it was very well-placed for us to ‘discover’ this beautiful part of Cornwall."

    The cottage was warm and cosy, with comfy sofas and beds and more than enough space. The only slight downsides were: the tricky split-level kitchen layout which could prove awkward for those who like to cook lots while away. The downstairs shower room could also do with a refresh; the shower had some mould which needs treating, and this had also affected the net curtains in the cottage’s bathrooms. All in all though, we would happily return for a stay at the lovely Agar cottage. Many thanks to the generous owners for the special extras of homemade sponge cake and freshly baked bread. Thank you from Allen family :)

    Reviewed by Jodie4.4Oct 2022

  • "The property was nice but it could do with a good dusting."

    Especially behind the cupboards in the sitting room. I had to get the hoover out and use the nozzle to suck up all the cobwebs behind the cupboards. Also around the pictures and I had to dust the electric heaters. My son bumped his head on the kitchen door ways, above the bath, the archway upstairs and the bedroom with the step. There are no ‘mind your head’ signs. The uneven floor was not mentioned or I missed it in the description. But my granddaughter found it difficult going up and down the large steps. Shes only 18 months, and I was so worried she’d fall and crack her head on the tiled floor. The rubber seal in the washing machine was black with mould when I wiped it because it was smelling. Talking of smells, the cottage on entering smells damp. And the porch could do with a clean and lick of paint because that’s your first impression. I have pictures to go with my feedback. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lorraine1.9Sep 2022

  • "Agar cottage has been one of the best self catering places we have have had the pleasure of staying in."

    Parts of it are over 400 years old so if you are over 6ft tall you would have to be careful but we enjoyed the space the comfortable bed and living room seating and it was extremely well equipped and the owners are delightful.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage and its contents were amazing, everything you could possibly need apart from a potato peeler"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved the cottage and Trelights is a gem."

    .. fabulous walking country... and all the expected North Cornwall sites within easy access.

    Reviewed by Muff5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and very comfortable."

    Good location

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very helpful and kind hosts, who did all we asked to accommodate our young children, and arrival timing."

    Well equipped and comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Agar Cottage!"

    It was even better than the pictures showed - full of character and even more spacious. I’ve stayed at cottages which aren’t well supplied with kitchen equipment etc but the owners, Jill and Kit, had thought of everything and more - It had everything! They were also very prompt and helpful at replying to my questions throughout the wk, and gave excellent recommendations! The cottage is in great location - a very easy drive to the beaches and local villages. It was ideal for our young family. It is located in a really picturesque Cornish village - which was lovely and quiet - very relaxing! A truly wonderful holiday at a really lovely cottage. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely a great size for either 2 small families or 1 large, plenty of space."

    Bathroom was a great size and having the use of the electric shower and other toilet downstairs was helpful. We didn't utilise the garden. We spent all week walking you can get to the South West Coastal Path within abut 1.5 miles and the walk to Port Issac is lovely if not a little steep on the way home.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "A wonderful old cottage in a small quiet hamlet."

    Ideally situated for accessing the north coast and all amenities. A good location for a quiet place to relax and comfy beds for a full nights rest. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2020

  • "A wonderful stay in a lovely cottage, the place was clean and tidy and very homely ."

    It is in a small village and felt very safe to be. The area is nice and quiet which made it a nice place to get away from all the hustle and bustle .would recommend and look forwards to visiting again

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Sep 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: I x double with king size bed and 2 x twin bedrooms
  • Bathroom with bath, basin, WC and separate shower
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen with dining area, conservatory and utility room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Electric panel heaters with wood burning stove
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking for one car opposite the cottage
  • One off road space is available behind the cottage
  • Enclosed garden with barbecue
  • One well-behaved dog welcome, Sorry no smoking

The property

This 400 year old semi-detached cottage is in the pretty hamlet of Trelights, a mile from a magnificent stretch of the coast path and two miles from the north Cornish fishing village of Port Isaac.

Surprisingly spacious, the cottage is packed with charm and provides high quality accommodation in this beautiful part of Cornwall.

Warm your toes in front of the wood burning stove in the large, comfy sitting room with slate floor at one end and a comfy settle at the other.

There’s a cosy open plan, well-equipped kitchen and dining room with brick floor for hearty family dining.

Ground floor shower room.

On the first floor are three comfortable bedrooms and a big, family bathroom.

Enjoy alfresco dining in the sheltered courtyard or on the sun deck at the back, or simply soak up the sun in the sunny enclosed garden across the lane.

Enjoy fabulous walking along the nearby coast path (located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and explore the lovely coves at Port Gaverne, Daymer Bay and Rock along this splendid stretch of coastline.

Spoil the family and dine like kings at the Michelin-starred restaurants in Port Isaac.

This well- equipped family retreat is in a lovely spot for exploring this beautiful part of north Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Polzeath 3.5 miles; Trebarwith 7.7 miles; Bude 25.8 miles.

Port Isaac, one of the undiscovered treasures of Cornwall. A beautiful fishing village nestling in a steep sided valley, the old village in the valley remains unchanged from its days of fishing, slate export and smuggling in the previous century