Our 'Partner' accommodation is mostly on the spectacular north coast of Cornwall in the lovely unspolit village of St Agnes.
We offer Half Board or B&B accommodation and during 2013, our "fully inclusive" week long walking holidays (some people actually come for two weeks) will range from £593 per person (staying with a local family in a B&B) - to £875 per person (luxury hotel, with dinner, bed and breakfast) - but are typically more like £750 for a good quality hotel, or staying at our very own farmhouse. Please request our 2013 brochure for the latest detailed prices.
Whatever your choice, you will find yourself a short walk from splendid cliffs and beaches and the charming North coast village of St Agnes. This is the fictional village of 'St Annes' which Winston Graham wrote about in the popular "POLDARK" novels and T.V.series and is situated some 8 miles west of Cornwall's charming cathedral city of Truro, where the trains from London arrive.
The National Trust own large tracts of the local landscape, including the prominent 700 foot high St Agnes Beacon - with stunning views all over mid Cornwall and up and down the spectacular north coast. From here, one can see all the way down the north coast - past Godrevy Lighthouse where Virginia Woolf found the inspiration to write "To The Lighthouse" - to St Ives and beyond, and up the north coast to Trevose Head and its lighthouse.
As usual, you have a choice of accommodation and individual descriptions follow.
This hotel is the largest around St Agnes and is situated close to the village centre, yet within a quiet and wooded valley with lovely gardens. It has a heated swimming pool too. Sometimes (but not always), larger groups stay here, so if you like to have people around you and enjoy good buffet dinners, this may be a good option. Good reviews from our past guests...
Although a little more expensive, The Beacon Hotel is a lovely modern 2 star private hotel, situated on the southerly slopes of St Agnes Beacon, just outside the village of St Agnes. It stands in extensive grounds of 2 acres and enjoys one of the more spectacular vistas in the area.
The panorama encompasses a wide sweep of countryside, from St Austell and Bodmin Moors in the east, to the blue waters of the Atlantic, past Godrevy Lighthouse to St Ives in the west, some 13 miles distant - "as the crow flies."
The 11 bedrooms are all tastefully furnished and appointed, all with "en-suite" facilities. Each room has colour television, direct dial telephones, tea and coffee making facilities and a standard of comfort commensurate with their AA 2 star rating. Both the dining room and lounge take full advantage of the view. Great pride is taken in the cuisine, which offers the very best of English dishes, presenting a varied menu making full use of fresh local produce. There is also an extensive wine selection available with dinner. The three lounge areas are spacious and offer great comfort, where you may enjoy a quiet moment or two, or even take your "after dinner" coffee - and perhaps watch a little television. For your convenience, the whole hotel has been designated as non-smoking and has Wi-Fi access. The well stocked bar is a pleasant place in which to relax in the evenings.
During the lighter months, it is quite feasible to take a stroll in the evening up to the top of St Agnes Beacon (10 mins) via the nearby footpath. From here, really spectacular views of the sunset can be observed. Also, the village, cliffs and Chapel Porth beach are all about 15-20 mins walk away. If you would like to be in a nice quiet location, with great panoramas and very comfortable rooms, then this might be your choice of accommodation. Good reviews from our past guests...
A warm and friendly welcome awaits all visitors to The Cleaderscroft Hotel, well received by the many guests who have been tempted to stop and enter since.
The elegant, stone Victorian building stands in the heart of picturesque St Agnes. It is conveniently situated on the coastal road through the village, where many varied outlets, hostelries and galleries are a few minutes walk away, with the beach and cliffs some 10-15 mins walk down the wooded valley lane.
The accommodation is provided in generous sized rooms (two with four poster beds) - all with private facilities and colour television. Public rooms comprise lounge, small bar and two dining rooms. On offer also, is more "family orientated" accommodation - either fully serviced in the two room family unit, or self catering in the ground floor family apartment. As the property was originally a Gentleman’s residence, the rooms which have been decorated in period style have a homely, rather than a hotel feel - a characteristic which has been maintained during the renovations.
The present owners, Ted and Jeannie Ellis, spent several years living and working abroad and many of the results of their souvenir hunting can be seen displayed both in the public rooms and the guest bedrooms. The generous breakfasts are tailored to suit guest’s individual needs. No evening meals are served, but the hotel is very close in walking time to several really good eateries. The hotel operates a no smoking policy throughout.
If you particularly like being close to the shops, pubs, and other local facilities and have a sense of humour, then this might be your choice. (Ted and Jeannie are very convivial!). Always good reviews from our guests...
North Trefula Farm, Vogue, near Redruth
Our very own 300 year old farmhouse, situated in rolling countryside near Redruth, about 3 miles from the coast, but completely isolated amidst fields, with peace and solitude. Large secluded gardens with 8 acres of meadows with magnificent views. We have four double rooms and we have two bathrooms. Snug TV room, large lounge with wood stove, large dining/kitchen area, all fully modernised and recently re-decorated. Wi-Fi and washing machine available.
This friendly and eclectic B&B is sitauted right in the heart of the village and is very close to several good eating places. It's owner Diana Bushe welcomes her guests as part of the family. One room is en-suite and the others share a bathroom. Sometimes, it's possible to have dinner with Di's family in an informal setting. Become a part (if just for a week!) of a well known and popular family.
If you would like to stay with a friendly local family in a typical cottage style B&B, then Trevaunance Cottage is in a lovely quiet location, just 5 mintutes walk from the beach at Trevaunance Cove. There are several good pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance + a traditional fish and chip shop. There are two large rooms, both with en-suite facilities (with bath not shower). One room is a twin bed room and the other is a double. There is also a single available with the twin room, for anyone who brings a friend or child (shared bathroom). Always good reviews from our past guests...
Kimberley is a newly built home, located to the west of the beautiful village of St Agnes. It is situated 400m from the local shops and the coastal path around Cornwall, and only 500 m from St Agnes main beach at Trevaunance Cove. It is also only about 1 mile from the top of the promiment St Agnes Beacon. Kimberley offers 4 spacious double bedrooms, one with an en-suite and the others each having their own private bathrooms opposite the room. One room is a twin. Neil and Sue will make you very welcome in their lovely modern home. Always good reviews from our past guests...
Carol and Tony will look after you in their lovely modern home and offer 2 very well appointed and modern double rooms.These may be obatined with a single supplement too. Quiet location about 10 mins walk from centre of village.
Driftwood Spars Hotel, Trevaunance Cove (by the beach)
The Driftwood Spars, located just above the lovely small beach at Tevaunance Cove, is a diverse and versatile business offering a tradional pub with traditional pub grub, but made with love. It also offers AA rated 4* accommodation. Rated in "The Finanical Times" in 2010 in the top ten pubs with rooms, real ales and real fires - and in the top five of "The Times' 50 best pubs in the country" in 2011.
Meals may be taken at the bar or in the restaurant, or you may choose a B&B option.
If you take a B&B option at any of the above, you would obviously need to go out each evening to a local pub or restaurant for a meal. However, this option can be considerably cheaper if you only take small evening meals. There are several very good options in St Agnes, including good restaurants, a traditional fish and chip shop, several fine pubs and a tapas bar.
We know that the place you stay in during a walking holiday - and the welcome and cuisine you receive there is almost as important as the walking itself. Consequently, we are very careful to have as our partners, places that truly complement our local knowledge and guiding services! We know that wherever you choose to stay, you'll be very well looked after.
Detailed prices .... please contact us for our 2013 fully illustrated Electronic Brochure (pdf) and Cornwall 2013 accommodation description list - with detailed rates.
The latest availability for any holiday can be found on the "NEWS AND AVAILABILITY" page of this web site (see top menu bar).