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2 Stippy Stappy - A Two Bedroom Stone Cottage With A Modern Cosy Interior

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in St Agnes, Cornwall, England - Quiet Central Location, Close To Popular Amenities And Only 5 Minutes Walk To Beautiful Beach

No. 2 Stippy Stappy is a traditional stone cottage with a newly modernised interior, attractive enclosed garden and modern amenities. The Stippy Stappy is a historical row of nine famous Grade II Listed 18th century cottages in the heart of St Agnes heading down a wooded valley. No. 2 is well positioned near the top of Stippy Stappy placing it close to all the town's popular amenities including the independent shops and award winning places to eat. Parking is available close by on the roadside. Accommodation is beautifully furnished and full of character with many of it's original features remaining. It comprises of a good sized dual aspect living room equipped with new modern furniture and technology with eating area for four. Also available is free fast WiFi, and complimentary games, books and DVD's. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. The entrance hall with stairs leads to two upstairs bedrooms and a large modern family bathroom. Beds are made up for arrival. All linen / bath towels provided (please bring cot sheets). We are happy to offer short breaks at certain times of the year - please enquire.

Sarah Bennett-Day
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 9, 2017

About Sarah Bennett-Day

Sarah and Steven live in Suffolk with their five children. They both have happy memories of Cornish family holidays as children and first came to St Agnes with their own children over 15 years ago. The family fell in love with St Agnes (so much so our whippet is named Aggie) and returned a number of times each year. Eventually we were lucky enough to be able to get our own place here. We walked past this house for many years - even taking a photo before it became for sale! Sarah is a midwife and Steven is a designer. Eventually we hope to make Stippy Stappy our permanent home. In the meantime we hope if you stay at Stippy Stappy it adds to some wonderful memories for you.

Sarah Bennett-Day purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Sarah Bennett-Day chose Saint Agnes

We love St Agnes because of the friendliness of the strong community, the amazing landscape and beaches and the independent spirit of the place. There's great places to eat and great places to walk. Our favourite is walking Aggie the whippet from Chapel Porth beach to Porthtowan beach at low tide, having a cheeky beer and walking back before the tide comes back in. There's something great to do in St Agnes whatever the season. In summer there's the beaches, but also out of season the walking, surfing and atmosphere is wonderful. So No 2 Stippy Stappy is perfect for an all year round break.

It has the best of both worlds, close to all the great amenities of the village, but in a very quiet spot.

What makes this cottage unique

The Stippy Stappy is a historic landmark in St Agnes. Being part of such an interesting landmark makes staying at No 2 more enjoyable. Sitting out the front with a cup of tea or a glass of wine watching the world go by is very relaxing. Just head out of the door, down the Stippy Stappy and along Quay Road and you're at a wonderful beach. Within a two minute walk you have the pick of some of the best places to eat in this part of North Cornwall.

We've made the interior of Stippy Stappy modern and convenient for families whilst retaining all it's historic charm.

We supply all towels (apart from beach towels), bed linen and cleaning stuff so you don't have to think about that.

Guestbook comments from the owner

'A home from home!' We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in 2 Stippy Stappy - beautifully decorated and furnished. Very comfortable. Lovely bathroom. The added extras were very much appreciated... the books, DVDs and games were enjoyed by us all. Fabulous location too. Thank you.

Family from Essex - October 2013

What a beautiful cottage and garden and what a fabulous location in such a historic part of St Agnes. Great place for walking the coast and exploring Cornwall! Very comfortable cottage, beautifully decorated. Thank you.

Couple from North Yorkshire - November 2013

Picturesque Cornish Beauty, home from home, Dec 2013.

After a few hours thawing out on the couch this December we decided that No. 2 could well be credited with introducing the concept of the boutique self-catering holiday. All eventualities seemed to be catered for.

Please see separate section for reviews on owners direct. 5 star for every review so far as of August 2014.
Dec 2013
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No. 2 Stippy Stappy is just a 5 minute walk to Trevaunance Cove, a large sandy beach at the foot of St. Agnes. Perfect for families, it’s great for rock-pools, surfing, and an evening drink as the sun goes down. The beautiful National Trust beach at Chapel Porth is only 2 miles away. At low tide you can walk from Chapel to Porthtowan beach. Perranporth beach (3.5miles) is huge and family/surfer friendly, Godrevy point (13 miles) is home to seal colonys where dolphins/porpoises are often seen.


Newquay airport 35 minutes by car. Truro is 15 minutes by car and has a main line train station.


Perranporth 4.5 miles, Truro 9 miles, Newquay 12 miles, St Ives 16 miles, Falmouth 13 miles, Gardens of Heligan and Eden project 20 miles, Lands End 28 miles.

Further Details:

We believe Aggie has everything. It's one of the most wonderful and vibrant communities in Cornwall.

An unspoilt spot on the North Cornish coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site. It’s home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Cornwall and it’s got access to some stunning coast paths and walks. The town is full of independent shops, businesses and great places to eat.

No. 2 Stippy Stappy's location means you can enjoy the best food and drink St Agnes has to offer without needing to get in your car. Here’s a selection of our local favourites:

No. 4 Peterville is an award winning bistro serving seasonal and local food.

The Taphouse is lively and serves good food seven days a week.

Genki is a lovely little beach hut with a license to chill less than 5 minutes away. Smoothies, cakes, paninis, fresh salads, tapas and beer and wine are all available and the best barista coffee in St Agnes.

Driftwood Spars has open fires and stunning ale from their own award winning microbrewery just yards from Trevaunance Cove.

Schooners Bistro is a relaxed and informal cafe and restaurant with the best view over Trevaunance Cove.

The St. Agnes Hotel is family run 17th century restaurant just a few yards away.

Taste - guests rate highly!

St Agnes Bakery has been baking fresh bread and pasties in the village since 1905.

Cornish Pizza Company does gourmet pizzas with locally sourced toppings.

Traditional fish and chips from Fission Chips or gourmet fish and chips from Lewsey Lou's.

Self catering is simple as there’s loads of local shops to cater for what ever you need within 100m with some open until 10.30pm daily. There's the excellent Churchtown Fruit and Veg, butchers, Boots and newsagent. There is a Sainsburys, Tesco and Morrisons all within 5 miles.

If you fancy a surf lesson there’s more space to learn and enjoy surfing the beaches around here than heading up the coast to Newquay.


Saint Agnes Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Large modern bathroom with separate electric shower and bath. Large airing cupboard for drying and airing. Bath and hand towels for 4 people provided (please bring beach towels). Handwashing soap provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 + cot (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Master bedroom sleeps two in double bed with two built in double wardrobes and dressing table. Second bedroom sleeps two in two single beds with a built in wardrobe. Duvets/linen provided and made up for arrival. Cot available (please bring cot sheets)
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Outside: Well maintained enclosed private garden with patio at rear of property that is safe for children with lovely views down the wooded valley and terrace. The rear garden gets the full sun in summer until 8pm. Garden furniture for four people and kettle BBQ provided. The front of the property has a small garden with a bistro table and two chairs, plus a bench. The front garden gets the summer sun all day and is the perfect place for a cup of tea/glass of wine. Parking - a small number of free parking spaces are available on the road directly outside the cottage, and space to unload luggage etc. Otherwise ample free road parking is available on a residential street less than 100 yards away. Free large car park within centre of village is another option. Spaces outside the house often used by people to pop into bakery, so become available quickly! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bed linen with bath and hand towel provided (beds made). Dishwasher tablets, washing powder, dishcloths and soap provided. Complimentary milk, biscuits and flowers on arrival. Please bring your own towels for the beach. Other: BBQ / outside furniture available.


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2 Stippy Stappy - A Two Bedroom Stone Cottage With A Modern Cosy Interior
average rating of 5.0 based on 29 reviews

Lovely Cottage in wonderful St. Agnes

  • 5 of 5

Do I want to tell all the truth about our stay at Stippy Stappy?

Do I want more and more people to find this wonderful cosy place and want to enjoy this wonderful old Cottage with its warm-hearted modern interior in the middle of St. Agnes? And might overrun it?

It´s just because of my personal values to share this with all of you who read this in the future.

Stippy Stappy is just one of the loveliest and best places we have stayed for vacation ever, just a real second home.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable stay in a top location!

  • 5 of 5

2 Stippy Stappy was a perfect holiday home for my husband and I plus our 18 month old. No 2 is at the top of a beautiful little street 5 mins walk into the village, about 15 to the beach. The house is really comfortable and cosy and has everything you need to set up home for a week or two! Sarah was really helpful and provided us with a travel cot and highchair ready for our arrival. We loved St Agnes and the house - already looking to go back next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Unique, cosy and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We had a really enjoyable stay at 2 Stippy Stappy. It was really well maintained, very clean and had all the equipment and facilities needed for a relaxing holiday. It is a unique cottage that has quite a modern feel inside but manages to keep its special features. There a also few special little touches that make it feel friendly, for example we had a fresh vase of daffodils sitting on the dinning table which smelt really nice on our arrival. Sarah was very friendly and helpful, and was very swift with correspondence.

The cottage was well situated between shops, eating places and the beach, none of which were more than a few minutes walk away. We enjoyed daily walks to the beach and visited several of the local pubs. We especially liked the Driftwood Spars, which served really good food, and ales. It also accepts children and dogs.

We would definitely recommend this to others. Thank you for a really relaxing stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so so much for writing this review. To us it is just wonderful when we know you have had a lovely holiday - it was so good of you to send me a text at the beginning and end of your stay to let us know all was well. To take the time to then write an online review is so very much appreciated. Thank you again for choosing to stay at Stippy Stappy Take care Sarah and Steven
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Lovely stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay in this tastefully decorated and cosy cottage. We had everything we needed and felt right at home! Thanks for a brilliant trip we will definitely be staying again.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceptional Cottage in beautiful St Agnes

  • 5 of 5

This in the third time we have stayed in this Stippy Stappy cottage. It is like a home away from home for us and we even spent Christmas there,

The cottage is warm, compact, well laid out and designed with every amenity. Just up the hill is the village with its pubs and shops, and head down Stippy Stappy to the cove, only a few minutes away.

Sarah couldn't do enough to accomadate our stay and needs, she is brilliant. I don't think I would stay anywhere else now.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful second stay

  • 5 of 5

When we decided to return to St Agnes there was nowhere else to stay but 2 Stippy Stappy, Beautifully presented, brilliantly equipped and perfect location. Must visits are The Taphouse just down the road for excellent food, The Sorting Office in central St Agnes for the best coffees and hot chocolates, and The Blue Bar at Porthtowan for wonderful views. 2 Stippy Stappy is a real treat that needs to be kept a secret!!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 30% deposit is required to secure a reservation by bank transfer or cheque. Payment of the balance is required 6 weeks before your holiday begins or payment for the holiday in full if reservation is made within 6 weeks.

Booking terms will be supplied in full - please contact the owner.

Changeover Day:
During high season changeover day is Saturday. Other times of year this may is flexible - please call to discuss your requirements.

Normal arrival time is 4pm and departure time is 10am. There may be some flexibility if prior notice is given.

Notes on prices:
Our prices are for 7 night stays and include all electricity. During the high season we can only take bookings for a minimum of 7 nights. Out of season please contact us for short break prices (minimum of 3 nights).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.