aBOUT ST AGNES & BEYOND
St Agnes, on the north coast of Cornwall, is located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its coastline has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also “Poldark Country”.
The large village offers a wealth of things to see and do. There are three beaches (Trevaunance, Trevellas and Chapelporth), an amazing tin mining heritage and fantastic walks for a start, plus loads of child and dog-friendly pubs, galleries, shops and the St Agnes Museum (which is actually rather good!).
On our door step – at the end of our ¼ mile track – is a local park where children can enjoy the swings, slide, climbing frame, zip wire and the small cycle track. At the top of St. Agnes Beacon the coastline and Cornish county stretch for miles in every direction.
Throughout the year, St Agnes hosts many events - often led by the legendary Giant Bolster! From the Motorcycle Club’s vintage car hill climb at Blue Hills and the RNLI’s Easter Bunny Racing on the Beach across the weekend, and the Bolster Festival during the early May Bank Holiday to the Victorian Fayre and entertaining men’s pasty making competition and auction during the late May bank holiday, Carnival Week in early August and then Lifeboat Day, plus the atmospheric and very jolly late night Christmas fair and Carol Singing in the Square, there is always something going on in the village.
Further afield and beyond the neighbouring seaside areas of Porthtowan and Perranporth is the attractive cathedral city of Truro (about 9 miles). Also close to us is the Healey’s Cyder Farm, Newquay Zoo, Dairyland Farmworld and Paradise Park in Hayle (to name a few places) for a day out with the children, not to mention lots of great National Trust and English Heritage attractions.
St Agnes is ideally located to reach most places in Cornwall. It is rare that you have to drive more than 30 – 45 minutes to reach a visitor attraction of your choice. There’s Flambards in Helston, The Eden Project close to St Austell, St Michael’s Mount and Polgoon Vineyard near Penzance, St Ives with its quaint shops, narrow lanes, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Tate Gallery, and the National Maritime Museum and Pendennis Castle in Falmouth.
And if you love Aiden Turner and all things Poldark, then St Agnes is where you need to be. The novels were inspired by the rugged North Cornwall landscapes and tin mining heritage around St. Agnes; indeed many scenes in the Poldark series were filmed around here.