The exterior of Beacon Top Bottom with the Beacon in the background.
The first floor open plan living-room, snug and cosy whatever the weather!
Views towards St Agnes Beacon from the kitchen-area.
The ground floor bedroom has a gorgeous antique double bed frame, with a John Lewis eco mattress.
Fabulous coastal walks within easy reach of the cottage; this is looking from the cliffs nearby towards Chapel Porth.
A private sheltered courtyard for morning coffee and evening drinks.
Looking out to the enclosed courtyard from the bedroom.
The en suite shower-room is just off the bedroom.
A walk-in shower with under-floor heating.
The open plan living-room is full of handmade furnishings and wonderful artwork.
There are wonderful far reaching views from the living-room windows.
This little wood-burner will keep you snug and cosy.
All around the cottage there are delightful little touches.
The views stretch for miles (even on damp misty days!).
The cottage is full of the owner's beautiful artwork.
Steps access the cottage and the adjoining footpath leads up to the top of the Beacon.
Vintage furniture mixes happily with handmade units.
A cosy corner for leisurely meals.
Everything is provided for basic cooking.
Lovely individual touches everywhere you look.
The first field on the footpath reveals the spectacular north Cornish coast.
The owner sells her artwork'll be tempted to take some home as a lovely memento!
The mural on the staircase wall shows the footpath around the Beacon to St Agnes.
Nearby Chapel Porth beach at low tide, with iconic mine buildings perched on the cliffs above.
Looking from Chapel Porth towards Porthtowan at a very low tide.
Porthtowan beach is just three miles away.

Beacon Top Bottom


St Agnes / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

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7 Nights from £330

This is our 2nd stay here and we love it, perfect location for walks with our dog. St Agnes village is lovely and friendly with all you need and good transport links if you don’t want to drive. Yvonne is so accommodating and helpful. We will definitely be back. Thanks for another great stay.

Great location for walking to the beacon and Wheal Coates

Convenient for St Agnes & Truro.

Lovely to be surrounded by beautiful countryside and views of rabbits and cows playing and grazing.

Fantastic stay which totally met all expectations. It was nice to meet the owner on arrival who made us feel very welcome and kindly gifted us some fresh eggs from her farm. Beautiful accommodation and perfect for our needs. Would highly recommend. Location also a great bonus within walking distance to shops and restaurants plus beautiful landscape.

This is a beautifully situated cottage that is both quirky and comfortable- lovely hosts who are extremely accommodating and I would recommend their eggs ??

We were disappointed that there was no proper oven just a microwave oven which I could not be bothered spending my time learning to use. It needs a new sink. We enjoyed our time in St Agnes and the owner was very friendly.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review and we'll pass on your feedback about the sink to the owners so they can do the necessary checks. We do try to be as clear as possible in our descriptions and photos as to what facilities properties have available and we're so sorry that you missed that there wasn't a conventional oven at this sweet property. We're so pleased that you had an enjoyable time in this wonderful part of Cornwall and hope to welcome you back soon. Tressa, Customer Support

Good access to SW Coast Path. we feel the picture of the cottage is a bit misleading as it implies you can park beside it which you cant as it belongs to the owners, also it is gated to make it more private for the owners with a roof built between the cottage and the next building(not shown in photo) this was not a problem for us as it was nice not having any vehicles nearby but it could be annoying for some people.

Great views

What an absolute gem of a place to stay! We loved our visit to Beacon Top Bottom. Perfect location with everything needed for a fine holiday on your doorstep and in walking distance, including the charm and conveniences of the town St. Agnes, nature and scenery with walks to the Beacon, Wheal Coates mine, and beautiful Chapel Porth beach, and the beer garden at the Driftwood Spars in Trevaunance Cove. Beacon Farm was idyllic and the owners were kind enough to take us on a tour and share some of their fresh produce. No wifi, but there was 4G coverage. Excellent jumping off point for surfing, complete with tap in the private garden for rinsing down after beach visits. Would highly recommend and hope to return some day!

We had a wet week in November but it was still highly enjoyable which is a testament to the property and location.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're glad you had a lovely time despite the weather and we hope to welcome you back soon. Tanya, Customer Support

Highly recommend this unique and charming cottage.

A quirky quaint upside down cottage in a very peaceful farm location. Very helpful friendly owners.

Beautiful little cottage perfectly situated near to lots of beautiful beaches and coastal walks that you can get to by foot from the front door. Very generous hosts who showed us around their small holding and left eggs to greet us with! Lovely to come home to the wood burner after a pint in st Agnes in one of the many lovely pubs!

As a repeat visitor to Beacon Top Bottom I am torn between keeping it secret to myself and loudly enthusing about it! But usually I do the latter to anyone who listens. This place wraps you up cosily; (who doesn’t love being beside a woodburner when there’s a Cornish Atlantic Storm blowing in?)! Wide ranging views keep you grounded in the landscape and direct access to St Agnes Beacon footpath and on to the heritage coastline is a dog owner/walker’s dream. And stylish, oh yes!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We can understand why you'd want to keep lovely Beacon Top Bottom to yourself, it's such a tranquil beautiful spot. We're so pleased you enjoyed your return to St Agnes, and got to see Mother Nature at her best from the sound of it. Don't worry, we'll keep it strictly between us as our little secret.... :) Tanya, Customer Support

Surpassed expectations. Owner was very welcoming and cottage was warm and comfy. Little extras .... eggs, apple juice, milk and biscuits +++ .... an added bonus.

Beautiful location, great for walking . You can walk to several beaches, walk to the village for papers, bakery, butchers, pub, fish and chips , Cornwall Pizza and dog friendly coffee shop. Great to meet the locals. Cottage is comfortable and has great views. Decorated beautifully with inspiring art work by the owner.

Third stay at Beacon top Bottom. Good place to relax. Beacon Top Bottom makes us happy! Our dog feels like at home.

Lovely cottage perfect for that get-away-from-it-all holiday set in a beautiful part of the world. We like so much this our fifth year of coming to Beacon Top Bottom.

A cottage full of character in a lovely location. Comfortable and well equipped.

This was such a lovely place to stay. An easy walkable distance to the coastal path and well placed in Cornwall to reach all the major attractions with ease. Cottage itself is beautiful. One of the owners is an artist and her quirky style is littered throughout (with prints available to buy). Owners are very approachable and openly offer tours round their small holding. Lovely touches on arrival too including a souvenir tea towel, beer, eggs or seasonal veg from their hens/ducks/land when available. I would love to go back...

The coastal walks are amazing from this property and there are so many good places to dine out or takeaway within walking distance. The cottage itself tells a story and is full of artwork from the owner which builds the character of the conversion.

Beacon Top Bottom is a little haven in a peaceful and quiet location. Ideal for those who want to get away from the stress of modern day life and experience the pleasures in life that are right on the doorstep of the barn. A perfect choice for walking, especially if you have a four legged friend who loves the outdoors.

BTB is delightful home from home, ideal for a quiet weekend retreat with my art journal, a good book and my dog for company. This comfortable cottage has everything you could need for simple living and is so stylish. I love that you can walk from the door straight out into the footpath and onto St Agnes Beacon and to the coast. Yvonne is a kind and thoughtful host. I am already planning to book my next return visit!

We really enjoyed our stay at Top Bottom and recommend it. Looking out the top half of the windows you feel in the middle of nowhere, when in fact there are cottages and the farmhouse right next door. As well as holidaying it would be a really good place for someone who wants a retreat to do creative or other work away from WIFI.

Some practical things people might find useful:
We had a reasonable 4g signal in the cottage. In cold winter weather the little stove upstairs and underfloor heating downstairs kept us toasty. The cottage is on the path to the coast, not the (South West) coast path itself. The bedroom downstairs is open to the stairwell, and the floor upstairs is creaky, so you get quite a lot of noise if someone is upstairs - better for people who go to bed and get up at the same time. We found the bed troublesomely soft and creaky even with a new mattress, and after the owner helpfully put a board in between the springs and the mattress. The trouble was even with the board the springs lifted the mattress, so it moved noisily everytime someone moved.

It's quite simply a unique space in a remarkable setting with astonishing views.

A lovely little place in a great location. Very quiet with everything we needed for a week away. Loved the artwork decorating the place and beautiful views from the top of the beacon which was only a few minutes away!

The location of this property is probably one of the best in Cornwall. The views from nearby are AMAZING as are the walks. If you are staying in good weather this property is a perfect crash pad but if you are staying when wet you are left with only a tiny towel rail to dry clothes as the owners only leave you two logs for the burner and so everything stays damp. The TV is the size of a laptop with a portable aerial that regularly loses signal. The mattress has seen better days and if you aren't a size 12 or below the towels are rather small - the main towels are only just bigger than the hand towels. This property is all location, location, location. For us it was just too small I'm afraid which was a shame. The courtyard is not the picture with the dog in it.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for the review of Beacon Top Bottom The cottage is compact, as is the television, and we're sorry if this didn't come across in the photos. Do click on the photos to show a larger image and a caption detailing exactly what is shown. We're sorry you didn't find the mattress comfortable, the Owners have replaced this (they are only just across the courtyard and very happy to help with any problems - they had forgotten to top the logs up!). We're sorry that the property wasn't for you, but glad to see that you enjoyed the area and the amazing walking on offer. Tanya, Customer Support

Cosy hideaway from hustle and bustle with beautiful coast right on the doorstep. A nice, small but lively village for all holiday necessities within reach (groceries, tearooms and souvenirs)

This was a beautiful little bolt hole on the Cornish coast. Plenty of walking trails right on the doorstep. Plus a welcoming log-burner to take the chill off the Spring evenings. Would highly recommend a stay in this quaint cottage.

Great location, fabulous walks from the door.

Made to feel very welcome

One of the loveliest properties full of surprises and great little touches. the guest book is full of drawings and poems a tribute to the cottage and its owners.

The cottage is lovely and the artistic touches made our stay feel special

We loved Top Bottom. The owners were lovely and we enjoyed our stay very much. Would not hesitate to rebook or recommend. Beautiful setting and great little house with such quirky cool style!

An excellent base for a holiday especially if you like walking. St. Agnes village is nearby as well as Trevaunance Cove, Chapel Porth, Trevellas and Porthtowan.

Second stay.Beacon Top Bottom makes us happy! Very good Hotspot to explore Cornwall.

A Paradise for nature lovers, away from the the village. Good location for coastal walks (coast path). Equipped with lots of love. Just beautiful... :-)

Fabulous location and great for walking from the cottage.

Wonderful home for a short break

Perfect for our short Easter break. The log burner and Easter eggs helped the rainy days.

Lovely cottage with views of surrounding countryside. In a quiet location yet an easy walk into the village for shops, etc.

Lovely property with real charm. Cosy and obviously loved property with beautiful attention to detail that made the stay so enjoyable.

We feel like we've discovered hidden treasure!

Great little cottage in a wonderful location with lovely hosts.

Very cozy with artistic touches throughout. Amazing views from the beacon. We really enjoyed our stay!

A real getaway haven, nature all around, good place for travelling to many places in cornwall.

Great views. Great location. Chapel north beach just a very short distance. Great people, very artistic decore. Lovely cottage for two.

Beacon Top Bottom is a very cosy little cottage with very lovely owners who were happy to help with any issues and we didn't have any at all so 10/10. We highly recommend this cottage to anyone looking to escape and get back to nature. Perfect for a trip at any time of year!

This was our second visit to a lovely cottage, beautifully decorated in a peaceful location. Just a short walk from St Agnes and St Agnes Beacon. The perfect place to get-away from it all. An added bonus was my tour of the owner's farm!

the beacon was individual and homely we loved the location and especially all the extra touches . milk beer biscuits and a free tea towel. The outside space was great . Located near the town and good amenities.

A lovely cottage in an ideal location whether you like to walk, cycle or drive. Great views and very peaceful. Ideal for a relaxing break.

We loved Beacon Top Bottom. With all its character and Von's amazing artwork it was wonderful. We lived the coziness and how welcome thy made us feel. Great description of how they turned it into what it is and the location was perfect.

If you want a very restful holiday choose beacon Top bottom. You can walk to the village which is very friendly , good dog friendly pubs with excellent food.

Absolutely fantastic little cottage in a very charming setting.

Beacon Top Bottom is a lovely, tucked away, oasis of peace. Perfect for getting away from the demands of everyday life. Being near the top of St Agnes Beacon everywhere you walk is downhill, just be prepared for the hike back up! We came home very relaxed from the gentler pace of life and much fitter for all the walking. Plenty of dog friendly beaches within easy travelling distance and the pubs are dog friendly too. Highly Recommended

It's a quiet area of Cornwall with good access to coastal paths. St Agnes is a small village with everything you need but not everything your don't!

A most charming cottage, full of character, which exceeded our expectations. Very friendly, generous and helpful owners made us feel very welcome.

Top cottage. Very enjoyable.

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