A family business in St Agnes

The cottages

The cottages date from the early 1700s and were built to provide lodgings for the Harbour Master and to house the trade that St Agnes Harbour generated. The cottages remained central to this trade until the final demise of the harbour in the early 1900s.

Stunning sea views

The three comfortable and well-equipped holiday cottages are ideally positioned in the heart of a magnificent and popular cove. All have uninterrupted sea views and the sound of the surf drifts up from the beach at night like Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave.

Cliff House on right, beach below!

Cliff House on right, beach below!

A family business

We are a family business that has been providing self-catering holiday cottages for over three generations.

Cecile and Tom Thewlis rented out the cottages back in the early 40s and took a hands on approach to this new enterprise. The genuine relationships they developed with their clients is evident still today as some of those young children of the yesteryear are now visiting us with their own grandchildren.

Cecile and Tom Thewlis

Cecile and Tom Thewlis

When the time came, their daughter Kay and her husband Derek took onboard the family business investing time and energy into the business.

Kay and Derek Jones

Kay and Derek Jones


Kay’s son Nick now helps with the family business and between mother and son they continue to strive to look at ways to improve the cottages and the overall experience for their guests.

A word from us

Living by the cottages enables us to oversee regular maintenance, we are constantly adding and improving facilities for our guests. All of the holiday cottages are on a private road overlooking the beach, with stunning views of the sea, cliffs and coastline. Across the road, steps lead down to the sandy beach of Trevaunance Cove with its rock pools and remains of the old harbour of St Agnes. Our summer flower displays and spectacular views even appear on local postcards of St Agnes!

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