Picture-perfect and petite, this delightfully bijou cottage is set in the heart of the friendly north coast village of St Agnes. There is an abundance of shops, bars and eating places within walking distance, nearby access to glorious coastal footpaths, and fabulous beaches and surf breaks within just a couple of miles. This is a wonderful location for walkers and those who enjoy outdoor activities, with surfing, mountain biking and horseriding all popular. Mapled Cottage has many original features with small rooms, a steep cottage staircase, big inglenook fireplace and low lintels, ceilings and beams (tall people beware…you'll need to duck!). Beautifully renovated and lovingly furnished and equipped, this is a charming little cottage and an ideal holiday base.
The pretty enclosed garden at the front of Mapled Cottage looks out to the centre of the village, a lovely spot for sitting with a morning coffee or afternoon cream tea and watching the world go by. Inside, the sitting-room has low beams and a warming wood-burner, perfect for toasting your toes in cooler weather. The galley kitchen looks out over the village Remembrance Gardens, a calm and peaceful green oasis. There is an Aga electric cooker, compact dishwasher and fridge/freezer, with a table and chairs tucked under the stairs. A little utility-room houses a washing machine and separate loo. Upstairs, both bedrooms have hotel quality mattresses and lovely bed linens, and the little bathroom has a three-quarter sized bath with a fitted shower over. Ideal accommodation for couples, there is just enough space for families with primary school age children to make the most of Mapled Cottage as the second compact bedroom has 'zip and link' beds which provide small single beds best suited to younger children (or a king-size double bed if required, but only accessible from one side). Unfortunately, the steep stairs and lack of space for a cot mean the cottage is unsuitable for children under five. Small but perfectly formed, Mapled Cottage will delight those who appreciate a sensitively updated original village cottage, and enjoy bustling village life. St Agnes has everything you could need with shops, galleries, cafes, bistros and bars. The coastline, cliffs and beaches around the village are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site with breathtaking views from the coastal footpaths. There are wonderful sandy beaches at Trevaunance Cove and nearby Chapel Porth and Porthtowan, all lifeguarded from Easter to October and great for families and surfers. Majestic mine buildings dot the landscape, a reminder of the area's tin mining past, and St Agnes' iconic hilly terrace of cottages, Stippy Stappy, features in all seven Poldark books. Although Mapled Cottage does not have a private parking space, parking is available in the village car park (honesty-box contributions) just 50 yards away.
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and wood-burner
Galley Kitchen/Dining-room with electric cooker, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and WC
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (5' double or 2'6'' twin) beds
Bathroom with three-quarter sized bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care on the steep cottage stairs.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 50 yds
- No smoking
- Pub 50 yds
- Courtyard furniture
- 1 electric radiator and 1 convector heater
Mapled Cottage is the white cottage in the middle of the small terrace.
The cosy sitting-room.
Looking down from the top of the steep cottage staircase.
This Aga electric cooker sits happily in the ancient cottage.
Fabulous clifftop walks from the village.
The sitting-room looks out to the small enclosed courtyard.
A wood-burner in the original inglenook fireplace keeps the cottage toasty warm.
The window seat provides extra seating.
The little kitchen.
A Belfast sink and Victorian-style tap are in keeping with the age of the cottage.
A tiny window looks out from the kitchen over a sheltered village green space.
Looking from the kitchen area to the front door.
The useful utility-room.
Steep cottage stairs and low beams....take care!
Lovely touches throughout the cottage.
The village car park is just up the road (through the trees on the left).
A heated towel rail to keep towels cosy.
A lovely Victorian-style bedstead.
Bedroom 1 has a double bed.
Bedroom 1 looks out onto the village street.
The 'zip and link' beds can be made up as 2'6'' twins or a 5' double (only accessible from one side when a 5' double).
Looking out from Bedroom 2.
Bedroom 2 is very snug with a zip-and-link (5' double or 2'6''twin) bed taking up most of the space (only accessed from one side when made up as a double).
There is a hanging rail in Bedroom 2 as there's no space for a wardrobe.
Porthtowan beach at low tide (lifeguards operate from Easter to October).
Looking from Chapel Porth towards Porthtowan at low tide.
Looking from Chapel Porth towards Trevaunance cove at low tide.