Welcome To the Old Hen House

Set in the grounds of Endean Farm, the Old Hen House in St Agnes was, in a former life, the chicken shed.


John and I moved to Endean, a four-acre smallholding, in 2004 to accommodate our expanding family - moving approximately 300 metres up the road from our previous home. Despite this short distance, in the time we had lived in our first cottage, we never knew Endean Farm existed - such is its quiet and secluded location... hidden away up a private lane, yet walking distance from the village centre. We keep rare breed sheep (Soays and North Ronaldsays), two pet goats, chickens, and two Jack Russells.

We're a 15 minute walk to the centre of St Agnes, and a touch further to the beach at Trevaunance Cove via the road or southwest coastal path. St Agnes is a great location in its own right, with three beaches, plenty of surf, shops, cafes, galleries, and restaurants, and a great community. It's also well located to visit many fantastic places across Cornwall.


We built the Old Hen House in 2008. The cottage sleeps four in two bedrooms (one kingsize double; one bunk bed) and is well-appointed with contemporary furnishings. Children and dogs are most welcome, and we'll provide a cot and highchair for our younger guests. The Old Hen House is strictly non-smoking - not even outside.


We're very happy for all our guests to come and enjoy our space, and to interact with the goats and sheep (with lambs born from late March/early April), and to collect eggs from the chickens. And we'll treat you to a complimentary Cornish cream tea on arrival, with homemade scones, and a few lovely extras throughout the week. 


In all, we like to think this is a perfect spot to relax and unwind on your holiday. Feel free to call or email with any questions and to request to book. Scroll through the photos below for a flavour of what to expect.

With very best wishes



A warm welcome awaits
Sunny patio with outdoor furniture
New breakfast patio
New shabby chic dresser
Sitting room
Master bedroom
Second bedroom with bunk
Fresh eggs; homemade scones
Trevaunance Cove - easily reached on foot and by car
Iconic St Agnes coastine with tin mine
Goats chilling out
Lambs are born early April
Fire pit (and barbecue) are provided
Our goats are very playful
Silver, our gentle Soay ram
Dogs are welcome on most beaches
Homemade scones
We check the lambs at a day old
Lockie - born 23rd March 2020
Barney and Dobbie (check out the ears!)
We have 4 chickens, and get lots of eggs
Have you got my breakfast?
Our little flock
Winter walk around the Beacon
Angus and Burt
New borns finding their feet
I can never resist a cuddle!
The viaduct - on one of our walks from the farm
Endean side
Back patio Endean