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.
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.
The ornamental fireplace makes a beautiful feature in this gorgeous cottage.
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)

Rock Samphire

4444

St Agnes / Sleeps 4 + cot

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

Nearest pub

Peterville Inn (200 yards)

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 (¾ mile)

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 (350 yards)

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.

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

September 2019

Local Walk

Great clean fresh air, lovely walking along the coastal paths

Nearest town

St Agnes (250 yards)

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

September 2019

St Agnes - proper community village

St Agnes Hotel - great pub with good ales.
Local Butcher and 2 veg shops along with 2 small convenience stores.
Local Pizza place - is seriously good. Handmade and made while you wait. Top gasto quality.
Local buses will get you out and about - just check the times.
Miners and Mechanics Institute - have lots of local things going on.
St Agnes Brass Band - always worth a listen to if they are playing.


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 (200 yards)

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

September 2019

Taste Restaurant

Always book in advance. Nice staff and lovely food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Tyler May 2019

Highly recommended

A very good small personal restaurant with lovely staff and excellent menu. Definitely need to book as very popular.


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!

Trebah Garden (15 miles)

Family and dog-friendly, Trebah covers 26 acres, converting a small corner of Cornwall into a sub-tropical paradise. Located above the Helford River, every inch of Trebah is covered by lush vegetation, with 100-year old rhododendrons, magnolias and camellias kicking off the season with an explosion of colour.

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

Dr and Mrs Clark May 2020

Best gardens to visit in the area

If you like to visit gardens then this is one of the very best in the area. We prefer it to the nearby Glendurgan gardens, though Glendurgan is run by the National Trust so you can get in for free if you are a member.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2019

LES CALDER

Excellent lovely gardens which as NT members (although Trebah is privately owned)
out of high season, can be viewed for very reasonable cost.
Best more natural gardens in the area in my view.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Wonderful Gardens leading down to a lovely beach.

These gardens are truly fascinating and beautiful. We loved that the dog was welcome even in the cafe and the food and drink were all really good, healthy, well prepared and delicious.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2019

Impressive gardens and picturesque beach

Beautiful gardens. Very pleasant staff and good food. The private beach was very picturesque. Would recommend.


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!

Perranporth Beach (3 ¼ miles)

Say Perranporth to anyone from Cornwall and they will immediately know where you mean. A popular family-friendly beach on the edge of Perranporth town, Perranporth Beach is a huge three-mile belt of golden sand meeting an expanse of blue sea. A hit amongst all ages, Perranporth appeals to all, from sports enthusiasts looking to hit the waves to sun-lovers ready to kick back in the sand. A natural sea pool by Chapel Rock means that everyone of all abilities can enjoy the water and lifeguards are on duty in the summer. Dogs on leads are allowed year-round and all facilities are available nearby.

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.

Coastal Rush (200 yards)

Offering adrenaline filled days out, at various locations along the Cornish coast. Coasteering and surfing trips are tailor made to suit all ages and abilities. Find your sense of adventure and make it a day to remember!

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

November 2011

I've been fortunate enough to have several trips out with Coastal Rush. The beauty of the hidden coastline and the massive adrenalin rush experienced never fails to amaze me.

The Miners and Mechanics Institute (200 yards)

This community hub is open for light refreshments and a great choice of freshly baked cakes in the cafe. Film nights regularly take place along side events such as art exhibitions. Dogs are welcome.

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

Mr Harding October 2014

Lottery funded community club

We found this place on our last day and hadn't realised it was open to the public!!..The bar prices were one of the cheapest in St Agnes if not the cheapest..Friendly locals..Great atmosphere...And dog friendly too which is always a bonus plus it has wheelchair access.

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