This delightful, stylish cottage is in the heart of the friendly quintessential Cornish village of St Agnes. Beautifully renovated and lovingly furnished and equipped, this is a charming little terraced cottage and an ideal getaway for a small family or couple simply wanting that extra bit of space.
The interior of the cottage is really quaint. The comfortable sitting-room is furnished with a large sofa and chair and a cosy electric Everhot Stove for chillier evenings. There is also a dining-area leading into the kitchen that looks out over the rear patio-area, and is very well-equipped to cater for all your holiday needs – whether it's cooking a hearty breakfast before you head off for the day or a cosy supper after a day out building sandcastles and eating ice creams.
Leading off from the kitchen you have a small utility cupboard and family bathroom. Cottage stairs take you up to the first floor, where you will find the most beautiful master bedroom and pretty twin bedroom (which can be converted into a super-king upon request).
From the master bedroom you can see the majestic tin mine buildings dotting the landscape, a reminder of the area's tin mining past. Outside, the patio-area provides the ideal spot to enjoy the peace and quiet of this charming village and perhaps an al fresco meal?
St Agnes has everything you could possibly need with shops, galleries, cafes, bistros and bars. Rock Samphire is centrally located (just off the road) of this popular village that is bustling and busy during the summer months and laid back and relaxed during the quieter wintertime. The coastline, cliffs and beaches around the village are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site with breathtaking views from the coastal footpaths, perfect for walking with your four-legged companion who is most welcome here!
There are wonderful sandy beaches at Trevaunance Cove and nearby Chapel Porth and Porthtowan, which are all lifeguarded from Easter to October and great for families and surfers.
For gardening enthusiasts or those who are curious as to how the cottage came about its unusual name, the owners love walking and exploring the Cornish coastline. They discovered Rock Samphire (a lovely white flowered plant) whilst out walking the coastal path near St Agnes one winters day and fell in love with the plant and name, and the rest (as they say) is history!
For those wishing to explore further afield, the Eden Project, the popular seaside resort of St Ives, the shopping city of Truro and the maritime town of Falmouth all make an easy day excursion and are just a short drive away.
Rock Samphire really is a super cottage and is ideal for families or couples wanting a seaside break where beaches and surf are only a short distance away.
Sitting-room with TV and electric stove
Kitchen/Dining-room with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-cupboard with washing machine
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds
In true Cornish character, this traditional cottage has a narrow staircase and a small landing, with a step leading into each bedroom. The front door of Rock Samphire is 19ft from the road, please ensure children and dogs are supervised at all times.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Parking on road
- No smoking
- Pub 75 yds
- Picnic bench
- 5 electric thermostatic radiators
Welcome to Rock Samphire, a gorgeous cottage in St Agnes. One step leads up from the pavement to the garden path, and then a further two steps lead into the cottage.
The fabulous kitchen is very well-equipped.
The cosy sitting-room enjoys a very sunny aspect. (An electric stove was installed in November 2020).
The gorgeous master bedroom. Look out of the window and see if you can spot the tin mines.
Open up the door and enter Rock Samphire.
The dining-area is a lovely space to enjoy breakfast together. A small step takes you down into the kitchen area.
Trevaunance Cove by air, simply breathtaking.
What a beautiful feature in this gorgeous cottage! (An electric stove was installed in November 2020).
Trevaunance Cove and its beautiful crystal clear sea, perfect for a morning dip.
The dining-area is really quite spacious and leads out into the kitchen-area.
Chapel Beach is located on the north coast near Porthtowan.
The kitchen window overlooks the rear courtyard.
This is the rear courtyard. You can access this area from the kitchen or via the rear. Please note there are several steps leading down to this area.
The master bedroom is tranquil and very peaceful, with beautiful original wooden floorboards. A wooden step leads up from the small landing into this room.
A wooden step leads up from the small landing into the pretty twin bedroom.
St Agnes is full of beautiful little coves.
Bring a book or two with you.
The twin bedroom has beautiful patchwork throws to add colour and also cosiness.
Portreath beach is located a little further down the north coast and is perfect for a family bucket and spade day out.
The family bathroom is located on the ground floor.
There are lovely local touches which bring true Cornish character to Rock Samphire.
The north coast has a beautiful coast path waiting to be discovered.
The cute little sink in the family bathroom.
Trevaunance Cove is dog-friendly all year.
The Driftwood Spars is a located right by Trevaunance Cove and is dog-friendly too. Serving delicious home-cooked food and local ales a visit is a must! (they also sell doggy ice cream)