Lovely little Dormouse Cottage is tucked away on the outskirts of St Agnes.
The sitting-area in this pretty little cottage.
The kitchen is compact but very well-equipped.
The secluded deck-area outside the cottage.
There are fabulous views from the nearby coastal footpaths, just a couple of miles away.
The sitting-area.
The kitchen-area is to the rear of the cottage, behind the sitting area.
There's a deck-area just outside.
Lights around the mirror add focus at night.
Pretty touches throughout the cottage.
Feet up and relax in the reclining chair.
An electric wood-burner effect fire (all the heat, none of the mess!).
A cream tea waits on arrival.
The galley kitchen.
Retro beach artwork.
The shower-room.
A little ceramic basin in the shower-room.
We hope you have a happy holiday!
The bedroom is cosy and warm.
Head to the beach and become a bathing belle!
Looking from Chapel Porth to the old engine houses on the cliffs above.
Chapel Porth at low tide - a superb surfing beach.

Dormouse Cottage

2208

St Agnes / Sleeps 2 (no children under 16)

7 Nights from £314 - £635

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Peterville Inn (¾ mile)

Located on the road to the beach, this traditional pub offers a menu using locally sourced produce and has a separate dining area. You will also find a choice of 3 cask ales available.

Nearest beach

Trevaunance Cove (1 ¼ miles)

St Agnes’ pride and joy, Trevaunance Cove boasts the dramatic aesthetics typical of Cornwall’s north coast. Soaring cliffs and golden sands are complemented by a labyrinth of caves and the almighty Atlantic lapping at its shores. Popular amongst families and sport-lovers alike, Trevaunance Cove is not one to forget.

Nearest walk

The Coastal Path around St Agnes Head (¾ mile)

This stunning walk will take you along the coastal path around St Agnes Head. En-route you will pass Wheal Coates Engine House and then climb up the Beacon for a panoramic view from St Ives to Newquay.

Nearest town

St Agnes (¾ mile)

St Agnes lies in the heart of Cornwall’s mining heritage; all along the coast here you’ll see old mining engine houses rising from the cliffs. The steep and narrow streets here are lined with almost unbearably quaint, higgledy-piggledy cottages.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2017

Beautiful little town.

A beautiful town with very friendly people, great fish and chips and perfect location for accessing the nearby beach.
Especially recommend the lovely ladies in the flower shop.

Also nearby

Taste Restaurant (½ mile)

This light and airy bistro style restaurant offers delightful menus using the finest local produce. Whether it's a light lunch, evening meal or Sunday roast you are seeking, they are sure not to disappoint!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Sinfield May 2015

We had an excellent meal at Taste, with good service and a varied (mainly seafood) menu.The price was reasonable for the quality of food received and there was a nice ambience.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Lisa September 2014

Hidden Treasure

This delightful little restaurant is a gem, we were really warmly welcomed in by the very attentive waitress. It only seats around 25 people, which adds to its appeal for me, it's beautifully decorated in a contemporary style. We called in for lunch - and were not disappointed with the freshly made crab sandwiches we indulged in! I would definitely visit again - maybe next time for dinner, the menu sounded lovely and all the food that was brought out looked fabulous, very reasonably priced too! Be sure to make a booking as my guess is they get quite busy!

Perranporth Beach (3 ½ miles)

Perranporth is a large, sandy beach, over two miles long, with good surfing conditions. The beach is backed by extensive sand dunes and a nice walk can be found through the dunes to St Piran's Cross and the ruins of St Piran's Oratory. It's also on the South West Coast Path.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Huddleston June 2015

Family Beach

Lovely beach, if you walk a bit further round its less busy and loads of room for the kids to run around. The only problem we occurred was some people not controlling their dogs, mind the majority were well behaved.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

A good sandy beach and great for body boarding. Has all the amenities and we were able to hire wetsuits and body boards which was very handy.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2012

Superb Beach

This beach s a wonderful place for all ages. Kids have lots of beach to run and play , adults will love the surf and there is also a volley ball court. The Watering Hole is a must for good food and drink and is right on the beach! Thoroughly recommend it.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2012

Family Beach

Great Beach. Good access. Kids loved it.Ended the day with Nacho's and beers at The Watering Hole


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Golden sands

Beautiful beach. Wide open spaces. Perfect for walking, horse riding and watching watersports.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Amazing Beach!

This beach and the surrounding area are great! If you don't fancy getting your feet covered in sand then the benches and grass areas overlooking the beach are great to sit and have a picnic. Would definitely recommend a visit!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Henthorn April 2009

Superb for the Family

This is a great beach the whole family can enjoy. Three miles of sand. Great for surfing, sandcastle building, lifeguarded swimming areas and easy access to nearby facilities including plenty of places to hire or buy a wetsuit. Can get crowded on sunny days in the summer.
On windy days the nearby Trevaunance Cove (South) or Holywell (North) can often be more sheltered.
Dogs can be walked on the beach here year round.
Nudists from Army Camp lurk at the far North End.

Camerons Cakes (1 ¼ miles)

Gillian sells her homemade cakes daily from an honesty stall outside the entrance to the farm. You can either choose from what's on offer or ring in advance to order cakes for special occasions. People travel from miles around to sample these delights and we are sure you won't be disappointed!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Harding October 2014

Hidden gem

We had previously been here and bought cakes from the honesty stall,loved them and their prices too.This time we ordered 3 chocolate fudge cakes and they were baked to perfection when we collected them at the end of the week.I can't stress that this place is worth a visit.....you wont be dissapointed when you find it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Hudson April 2013

Yum Yum Tum!

Is Cameron Cakes worth a visit? You betcha! Absolutely delicious cakes and fudge from this fab stall - never has a sign been more welcome - CAKE it says. "cake?!?" we cry, almost crashing the landrover. Fruit cake, (I don't even like fruit cake but this is beautiful), Apple cake , Coffee and Walnut cake, Banana cake - all of them just gorgeous. We went back twice for more. The fudge is also delicious, dark or white chocolate with raspberries were on offer when I was there - I bought most of it to take home - and in a fit of generosity even ... *gasp*... gave some of it to other people! At time of writing I am down to my last piece ... *single tear*. Also now I'm home local cake is not living up to my suddenly high standards. Yum Yum Tum as my niece would say.

Trebah Garden (15 miles)

There's subtropical lushness around every corner at these stunning gardens on the banks of the Helford River. The views from the 18th Century house across the gardens to the river are not to be missed. Wend your way through camellia groves and chusan palms, woodlands and bamboo; meander alongside pools and streams, giant-leafed gunnera and hydrangeas, to emerge onto Trebah's private beach. Perfect for a swim and a picnic in summer. Not picnic weather? Head to the Planters Cafe (winner of the 2008 Cornwall Tourism Award for Popular Restaurant/Cafe of the Year) or have a browse in the gallery and plant shops. One of Cornwall's, if not England's, finest gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs D September 2015

You won't be disappointed

What a wonderful place to lose yourself in nature discovering plants I had never seen before and some looked like they stepped out of Jurassic Park! We stayed into the evening for a fantastic Miracle Theatre production in the Amphitheatre called The Magnificent Three which was absolutely brilliant, great story, great cast and highly recommended, I will be looking out for their next production. Overall a very pleasing day with ice cream on the beach too, what more could you want!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs McCauley-Tinniswood July 2014

A mini paradise

This was such a wonderful find. A complete tropical paradise hidden away down the creek. You really feel like you have disappeared to a magical world here and it's a great place to escape. Beautiful water gardens and walks through the woods, which eventually lead down to a private secluded beach. Would happily come here time and again. Lovely cafe as well and there's also a cafe on the beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Darvell July 2014

Nice family day out

We visited the gardens on Father's Day (three generations of us!) and it was a lovely day out. It was interesting seeing all the exotic plants and following the path through the gardens to the private beach at the end where an ice cream sat on the beach is a must! The adventure play areas within the gardens were great for the kids.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gibb June 2014

We hadn't heard about Trebah before we arrived but it proved to be a fabulous day out and the gardens were very special. Better than Eden in some ways and the weather on the day was perfect.
The walk down to the bay was superb. Also enjoyed the shop, cafe and garden centre.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Haines May 2013

We have been to Trebah several times in the past, but the garden was at it's loveliest this time, with loads of spring flowers as well as the rhododendrons etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Chetwode December 2012

I love trebah

Trebah is a brilliant day out, and the beach is gorgeous!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bradford September 2012

Trebah Garden

A really delightful garden with much to see. Although steep in places, there are plenty of benches to rest before venturing further.

The glimpse of the sea as you wend your way through the garden is really beautiful and really well worth the trip down to the bottom.

Well worth a visit time and time again.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Bowry June 2012

Gets better every time

We love Trebah Gardens, they are also dog friendly, though unfortunately we did see evidence that some dog owners were not respecting the fact that clearing up is a must if this is to continue. We really enjoy walking around the gardens and always spend at least three hours doing so. Always something different to see. Already looking forward to our next visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Stewart May 2012

We enjoyed that they are clearly continuing to develop and work on the garden in the 5 years since we last visited. Cafe very good and plenty of sheltered outdoor space. Plenty to see in May and an icecream on the beach was a great treat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Trebah Garden

Wonderful garden especially in May when we were there. A beach with a cafe half way round and the ubiquitous crab sandwiches in the cafe near the entrance. We could have spent a whole day here.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great place to visit. Even on a dull day this provided some great views and a fascinating range of plants. The beach was an added bonus. The restaurant provided a good range of dishes, including some gluten free choices.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Worth a visit, even on a wet day. The cream tea in the cafe was so good there is no chance it could ever be matched anywhere else. Enjoyed the shop too. We spent 2 hours in the property although it's not all that large, including time at the cafe. It's advisable to go early when it's really quiet.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Wallwork August 2008

Suitable for young and old

I would recommend this garden for anyone. The walks around the garden can be taken at any pace and are endlessly fascinating for young children as well as older relatives. Even those who may not be as agile as they once were will be able to manage a good deal of the garden and there are plenty of places to stop, admire the view and rest. The staff are very helpful, always ready to discuss an unusual plant and the cafe is run by a group of very cheerful women, who provide simple but delicious food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Nicholas August 2008

A beautiful place, starting with formal gardens at the top, winding down through subtropical exotica to a small beach. We once went there on a winter's day where there was snow at the top of the garden and brilliant sunshine once you went through the doorway onto the beach; my children said it was like going into Narnia!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs German August 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Walking

Trebah Gardens are excellent for all the family - there is also a beach below for children to explore. Kids can take part in the quiz as they walk around the gardens which makes for a more peaceful time for the parents!

The Miners Arms (1 ¼ miles)

Serving homecooked, wholesome fare, with a log fire to snuggle up by in winter and a garden to go al fresco in summer. The Miners is located in Mithian village on the road from St Agnes to Perranporth.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Kirchhoff June 2017

Topped our expactations.

This pub was recommended by our host and it was a true live-saver on our first evening in Cornwall. The food was delicious and the staff was lovely.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Sandiford June 2014

A great country pub serving amazing food. A warm welcome to families and the menu suits all ages. A short walk from Rose in Vale Cottage.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Kevin Singleton September 2012

Pleasant pub, a very short walk from Rose-In-Vale Cottage. Good beer, fairly good food.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2009

This lovely old traditional Cornish Inn is reputed to have its own ghost! Serves good food, especially Sunday lunches.

-J Butterworth

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