Beacon Top Bottom is a rustic little cottage nestled in the slopes of St Agnes Beacon. Ideally situated for exploring this stunning area of north Cornwall, this cosy little bolthole overlooks the owners' organic smallholding where they produce their own vegetables, fruit and organic goats milk (you may see the owners at work while you enjoy your morning coffee).
Steep granite steps lead up to the entrance and into the open plan living-room, warmed by a wood-burner and styled with eclectic fabrics and furnishings. There is a simple kitchen-area (the cooking facilities comprise a hob and combination microwave) and far-reaching views across fields and countryside. Stairs lead down to the bedroom and shower-room, and a door leads out to a sheltered patio (fully enclosed and dog escape proof) with a sitting-area covered with a glass roof.
St Agnes Beacon is a famous local landmark providing fabulous 360 degree views; along the coast from St Ives to Trevose Head near Padstow and inland to the windmills at Carland Cross. Beacon Top Bottom is tucked into a sheltered nook below the peak, with St Agnes village half a mile away. St Agnes is a bustling village with pubs, bistros and wine bars, art galleries and independent shops to explore.
The coastal footpath passes right beside the cottage and there are paths to Trevaunance Cove in one direction, and Chapel Porth in the other. The beaches here are renowned for surfing and other forms of wave riding with surf, paddle board and kayak tuition and hire all available locally. The sunsets over the coast are stunning with the sky turning every shade of orange, pink and red, that reflect in the sea and once darkness descends, stargazing is a must as the night sky twinkles with countless spots of light.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV/DVD player and wood-burner. Electric hob, combination microwave (convection oven) and fridge
Bedroom with double bed (4'6'') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
The steep external steps are unsuitable for less mobile guests.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Private parking for 2 cars
- No WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Partial under-floor heating and oil panel radiator
The exterior of Beacon Top Bottom with the Beacon in the background taken from the lovely owners side who lives next door.
The first floor open plan living-room, snug and cosy whatever the weather!
Everything is provided for basic cooking.
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.
Lovely individual touches everywhere you look.
The first field on the footpath reveals the spectacular north Cornish coast.
The owner sells her artwork locally...you'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.