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Rosevean House

Rosemundy, St Agnes, North Cornwall

Sleeps: 12
7 nights
£2275 - £6711
Available from a minimum of 2 nights


  • Sleeps 12
  • Six bedrooms: One double bedroom, five double/twin rooms
  • One of the bedrooms is on the ground floor
  • One bathroom, four shower rooms
  • Three of the bedrooms are en suite
  • Suitable for a baby (travel cot, highchair and stairgate available)
  • Children are welcome
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (small additional fee applies*)
  • Large enclosed garden with lawn, garden furniture and barbecue
  • Games room with full size pool table and table football
  • Catering is available at this property with Dan's Cornish Kitchen
  • Covid-19 measures* (see Visitors' Notes)
  • Welcome hamper, linen and toiletries
  • Parking for six+ cars

Property layout

  • Ground floor:
    Entrance hall with stairs to the first floor and the lower ground floor.
    Open plan living area comprising:
    Kitchen area with Rangemaster cooker.
    Dining area with wood burning stove and French doors to the terrace and garden.
    Lounge area with three sofas, television and wood burning stove.
    Family shower room - handy for use straight off the beach.
    Office area with desk.
    Double/twin bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed (can convert to 2 x 3’ singles) and en suite wet room.
  • First floor:
    Large landing area.
    Master bedroom with a 6' bed and bay window overlooking the garden. En suite bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower.
    Double/twin bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed (can convert to 2 x 3’ singles) and a large bay window overlooking the garden.
    Double/twin bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed (can convert to 2 x 3’ singles).
    Double/twin bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed (can convert to 2 x 3’ singles).
    Family shower room.
  • Lower ground floor:
    Double/twin bedroom with 6’ zip and link bed (can convert to 2 x 3’ singles) and en suite shower room.
    Cinema room with large Smart TV.
    Large open plan games room with full sized pool table (please supervise children) and table football.
    French doors onto west facing terrace and garden.
    Separate WC.
    Utility room.


  • Oil central heating, two wood burning stoves
  • Rangemaster oven with gas hob and electric double oven, microwave, large fridge, freezer, dishwasher
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge in utility room
  • TV in lounge area, large Smart TV with Freeview and Lovefilm in cinema room, DVD player, CD players and iPod dock (please bring your own connectors)
  • Selection of family board games
  • WiFi internet access*
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Aggie Cycles, St. Agnes offer bike hire, or there is plenty of storage if you want to bring your own bikes.


  • Rosevean House can accommodate 12 guests comfortably with ample parking for six cars. Two furry pets are also welcome!
  • Short breaks of two nights are available.
  • Within walking distance of a beach, local shops and plenty of restaurants offering food at different gastro-levels. The renowned Rick Stein restaurant is also within easy reach.
  • Build sand castles, hunt in rock pools, learn to surf - there are four beaches and two excellent surf schools on the doorstep.
  • Head off to Coastal Rush for coasteering or take a kayak or paddle boarding lesson with the experts at Koru Kayaking and SUP in a Bag.
  • St Agnes Tennis Club operates a pay and play policy and is a short walk away.
  • An ideal location for exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall, make the most of Cornwall’s many attractions within easy reach, including the Eden Project, St Ives Tate, and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.
  • Kids can see the tall ships at Charlestown Harbour, ride steam trains, brave the rides at adventure parks, go mad at activity centres and try real pirate adventures.
  • The calm south coast areas of St Michaels Mount and Falmouth, with its superb castle and National Maritime Museum, are a 30-40 minute drive away.
  • Whether your preference is a casual stroll or hardy hike, there’s a superb selection of paths and headlands to explore nearby.

Floor Plan

Whisk your loved ones away for a glorious getaway at Rosevean House.

Our detached substantial six bedroom period property is set in the thriving village of St Agnes surrounded by wonderful countryside. Believed to have been built for the Captain of the Mines, the property has been fully refurbished to provide a high standard of accommodation which is extremely flexible. Located on the North Cornwall coast, St Agnes is in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has World Heritage Status.

Rosevean House sleeps twelve. Very comfortably. Of the six stylish bedrooms spread over three floors, one has a super king-size bed and five have 6’ zip and link beds which can convert into 2 x 3’ single beds. Three bedrooms have en suite facilities and you’ll also find two family shower rooms, one handily placed on the ground floor for sandy toes straight off the beach.

The open plan living area includes a well equipped kitchen with a Rangemaster oven and, on arrival, you’ll find a super hamper including local produce. Right off the kitchen, the open plan dining area with a wood burning stove is the place to relax and come together over family meals. Or flip open the French doors and spill out onto the terrace, perfect for lazy al fresco breakfasts. The welcoming open plan lounge area has space for the whole family with a wood burning stove, board games and a Smart TV for quiet nights in.

On the lower ground floor, the cinema room and games room are great places to come together. Or relax on the west facing terrace, perfect for sundowners after the beach.

Outside, catch the sun in the large and beautifully landscaped garden with lawn, mature shrubs and a choice of two terraces facing south and west.

This stunning luxury holiday home is the ideal haven from which to explore the many beautiful coves and beaches which Cornwall is renowned for. There’s the bucket-and-spade joys of four beaches on the doorstep or within easy reach where you can rummage in rock pools and splash in the surf.

Head to Trevaunance Cove, a 12 minute walk away for sandcastles and surfing. Make the most of your coastal location and enjoy happy times in the waves with great teachers at Breakers Surf School. Or take to the open water on a kayak or paddle board - it’s a great way to explore the Cornish coast. The cove also has a lively pub, excellent Bistro and beach cafe. Chapel Porth Beach (owned by the National Trust and a World Heritage Site) is 1.5 miles. Two other famous North Coast Beaches, Perranporth and Porthtowan are within a ten minute drive.

A 5-8 minute potter takes you to picturesque St Agnes village which offers two small supermarkets, two greengrocers, two bakers, a butcher, (no candlestick maker!) a choice of pubs, delicious restaurants, a bistro, coffee bars, fish and chip shop and a highly regarded pizza takeaway.

Friendly St Agnes tennis club offers the options of pay and play or weekly membership.

St Agnes has a rich mining heritage and is in the heart of Poldark Country, the landscapes made famous by the novels and TV series. Today the village is well known for its thriving arts and crafts and there are a number of interesting small galleries and shops well worth a visit.

If you’re heading out and about, there’s a dizzying selection of paths and headlands to explore on the spectacular South West Coast Path. The sand, surf scene and Blue Reef Aquarium at Newquay, the Cathedral city of Truro with its shopping centre and cobbled streets, and the inspirational gardens of Trellisick and Trerice Manor House are within half an hour’s drive. Or marvel at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, The National Maritime Museum at Falmouth, the tall ships at Charlestown, St Ives Tate and the world famous Eden Project, just some of the attractions within easy reach.

2023-12-23 Cerian M UK

"Thanks for a great stay. Our two families had a wonderful Christmas week. The house is cosy, stylish and comfortable and in a great location. St Agnes is a gorgeous village with lots of lovely places to eat and with such a beautiful beach and walks along the coast path. Thanks again." AirBnB

2023-10-15 John B, Swindon

"We loved the accommodation and location."

2023-08-12 Sarah S, London

"Fabulous place, great location. Another lovely stay at the wonderful Rosevean House. A special place that has everything you need and more to make a perfect holiday home with family or friends. We love St Agnes and the surrounding areas and the house provided a great base from which to explore the beaches, shops, bars and restaurants-all walking or staggering distance! Thanks for a lovely break!"

2023-07-01 Samantha M, London

"A lovely house in a lovely location. We had a great week. We had two babies and the hosts were helpful at sourcing 2 high chairs which made meals much easier. Thank you!"

2023-05-01 Ben H, Plymouth

"The property that we hired was absolutely perfect for our group; beautifully presented, stylish, and with excellent features and facilities. Our hosts could not have done more to make us feel more welcome, backed up with first class communication throughout. A stand out property that is exceptionally well managed. Very happy to recommend."

2023-04-09 Luke T, London

"Many thanks for providing us with such a beautiful home for the week, we don’t want to leave. We have fallen in love with St Agnes and will be back soon."

2022-12-29 Mel, Simon, Rose - London

"Thank you for the perfect home to house, feed and water our lovely family and friends. We had the perfect wedding day at St Agnes Parish Church. St Agnes has always been a very special place for us. The community, the village, the beach and most importantly the people of St Agnes are what makes this place so magical."

2022-12-28 The Wernham-Bourkes and The Tooleys

"Lovely stay at Rosevean with family. Great location in the beautiful village of St Agnes which at Christmas time is really special. Christmas Day swim (no wetsuits allowed!) was freezing but memorable and such fun. What a friendly feeling this village has. Thank you!"

2022-10-25 Simon E, London

"We came as a family to celebrate a special birthday. Rosevean House exceeded our expectations, the house perfectly suited our needs including a great family dinner on the 22nd. We would all love to come back. The house is amazing! The kitchen is so well equipped. Thank you !!! Wilkinson - Ellis family."

2022-09-16 Mark N, London

"The Matthews, Jenkins, Newmans and Hudsons had a lovely week here in St Agnes. Beautiful beaches, lovely walks, loads of food and drink. Fabulous house to stay in. Cornwall is beautiful - we will be back."

2022-08-06 Sarah S, London

"This was our second stay at Rosevean House which we loved just as much as the first time we stayed. Perfect for bringing our extended family together for a week and a great location to access all the lovely areas of St. Agnes - including great walks, easy access to the beach as well as bars and restaurants. The property is beautifully kitted out with everything you need for a relaxing and super comfortable stay with a larger group with plenty of break out spaces for various ages to enjoy - the games and garden areas are always a big plus! Thanks for a wonderful stay and look forward to seeing you again next year! "

2022-08-06 The Masters and Sawyer families - London

"Thank you for another wonderful stay in beautiful Rosevean House- a return visit for our families and we will definitely be back - see you next year."

2022-07-30 The Newells, Hancocks & Hoskins - London

"Thank you for a wonderful house for a week. We are a family get together of grandparents, parents and grandchildren. The house suited our needs perfectly, whatever age you were, ranging from 79 to 4 years. St Ives and St Michael’s Mount were lovely day trips but there’s no need to get in the car as St Agnes has enough to offer."

2022-07-09 Linda, Angus & Charlie - Cheshire, Devon & Hamphsire

"Thank you for a lovely stay at Rosevean. We were a large party of Granny, parents and 5 children age 2.5 to 18. The house perfectly suited our needs. We loved St Agnes especially the sea shanties at the Driftwood Spars."

2022-06-20 Mike S, London

"Great place to stay a very beautiful house beaches not far away,in the village every think you may need."

2021-12-30 The Haywards & Kennedys

"Thank you for the wonderful space we needed to bring our 3 families together after 2 years! Cosy nights by the fire, pool/foosball competitions and long coastal strolls - it was all we needed. Thank you for giving us a Christmas tree! We had a lovely, laid back holiday."

2021-09-10 Debbie C, London

"Great house for lots of people. This is a wonderful house, well thought out and lovely furniture in main living area. Close to everything in St Agnes. A welcome pack on arrival which was a thoughtful touch. Could do with some finishing touches - a hairdryer in every room, and nicer towels given the size and elegance of the house."

2021-08-14 The Masters and Sawyer families

"Thank you for a wonderful stay in your gorgeous house! We have visited St Agnes often but haven't been down since lockdown - so it felt very special to be back enjoying time all together again in such a lovely house with everything we needed and more. Thanks for the welcome hamper - including the tasty scones, jam and butter - a great start to the hols after a big drive! We visited the Taphouse for dinner a couple of times as it is a firm favourite - great atmosphere and food as always. Takeaway pizza from St Agnes Hotel went down well, as well as breakfast croissants and pastries from the bakery (make sure you get there early to avoid disappointment!) Cakes from the bakery on Vicarage Road were a real treat too! We've really enjoyed our stay and made the most of all the space in the house - the squeals from the children playing table football and pool clearly showed how much fun they were having. Of course, we've had some fantastic days at the beach - easy to walk down with boards etc. Thanks again for a wonderful holiday - we will definitely be back!"

2021-08-04 Katie A, Perrott's Brook

"Beautiful, spacious, light and airy property. Comfortable, special and loads of space to relax when we weren't on the beach. The games room provided amazing entertainment for the kids. Helpful property manager seemed to keen to ensure our stay was good and there was a generous array of provisions waiting for us when we arrived. The property is easy walking distance of two great restaurants and a further short walk to the wonderful independent shops of St Agnes including a great deli, veg store, bakery and butchers. Definitely recommend a trip to Rustic Cakes for the best cup cakes and smoothies on the small industrial estate. The beach is within walking distance of the house - less so if yo've got lots of stuff and young kids but even though parking is busy, the turnover seems regular enough to always get a spot if you are patient. St Agnes beach hits every spot as long as the tide times are working in your favour - so make sure its low tide for most of the day. Loads of other amazing beaches and coastal walks within 30 mins and less. Local St Agnes surf school Breakers was great, as well as Global Surf over at Gwithian Beach (highly recommend a visit here)."

2021-07-10 Bridie S, Ashburton

"Beautiful spacious home in a perfect location."

2021-07-05 Ian E, Derby

"First Class From Start to Finish! Can't speak highly enough of Rosevean House, Charles and the team - our experience was first rate from beginning to end. The property is fabulous and it's difficult to imagine a better location (apart from maybe overlooking the sea). Local restaurants are great and the property is a short walk from the beach. We will return for sure ... "

2021-06-26 Davies family & friends

"We had a fantastic time in this house hanging out together for the first time since March 2020! It's a beautiful house in a lovely little town. Definitely recommend: Fish tacos at Schooners (Trevaunance Cove), waffles at the Greenroom Cafe, dinner at Taphouse (esp. espresso martinis), prawn rolls and oysters at the Deli (Churchtown), and a beautiful walk among mine ruins from Wheal Coates. Thanks for an amazing holiday."

2021-05-23 Mindy K, Shirley

"We absolutely loved our stay here. Can’t recommend it enough!! Location was in a beautiful village with a short 10minute walk to the beach and a few lovely local eateries. The property was absolutely gorgeous, it was very clean, the welcome hamper was lovely and well stocked with the essentials. There were clear instructions on how to use the different white goods, it was lovely and warm on arrival and we couldn’t be more pleased with it. The property keepers were incredibly easy to get in touch with and very responsive and helpful to all of our questions and queries. The location was excellent, very close to the A30 which enabled us to explore most of Cornwall by car! Overall, we had the most perfect experience in this property - a particular highlight was the big open plan, social kitchen/diner/lounge!!"

2020-10-26 S Ryder, Poole

"Thanks for dealing with our needs so promptly and thanks for being so understanding with all our changes over recent months. I will continue to mention Staycation Holidays very favourably to friends following such fantastic customer service."

2020-10-26 C & S Ryder, Poole (guest book)

"We loved the wood burning stoves, the sun filled dining/living area, the beautiful bedrooms, the fabulous contemporary decor and furnishings... and the quiestest, uncreakiest wooden floors ever! This home has been wonderfully renovated. Gorgeous views of the garden."

2020-08-08 C Folland, London

"We had a wonderful time staying in this lovely house, in an ideal location. Plenty of room for large groups. Well equipped - we had everything we needed. Very much appreciated the welcome hamper, particularly the scones, cream and jam left ready for us! Highly recommended."

2020-08-01 J Elcombe, England (guest book)

"Huge thanks from the Elcombe family - a fabulous week in a beautiful house! xx" "A truly fantastic getaway! This place not only met but SURPASSED our expectations of what our holiday would entail :)"

2020-07-18 W Hinge, England

"Thank you for a beautiful house to stay in."

2020-03-28 S Archer, Harpenden

"This is a beautiful house. We felt like we were living in a Homes and Gardens magazine. Wonderfully restored and invested in, you can expect home from home comforts. Comfy beds, a great kitchen and general living spaces. Large enough for two families and still spaces to be had if you want a quiet corner. Decorated to a really high standard, this house is a pleasure to stay in. It has two garden areas getting sun at different times of the day. The pool table, table football and cinema room are also great touches for coronavirus restrictions. We want to come back again in happier times."

2020-03-28 S Archer, Harpenden (guest book)

"Thanks for your beautiful house. It's been like living in a Homes & Garden magazine. The trees are in full blossom and the skies are blue - whilst the rest of the coronavirus world falls around our ears."

2019-12-08 C Krüger, Berlin

"Absolutely georgeus property and fast and reliable customer service! Would absolutely come here again!”



Rosevean House is perfect for spending a few days enjoying everything Cornwall has to offer. Rosemundy is a residential street filled with a fabulous mix of characterful cottages and houses. The charming characterful village centre of St Agnes is only a few minutes walk, with two grocery stores, two veg shops, a bakery, two butchers and a vegan bakery for stocking up the cupboards during your self-catering holiday. There is a friendly vibe to the village and there are plenty of pubs and restaurants to choose from. Recommendations are listed in the visitor information pack in the cottage. This stunning luxury holiday home is also in close proximity to two excellent sandy beaches, including Trevaunance Beach (a 12 minute walk) and there is plenty of access to spectacular coastal walks on the South West Coast Path nearby. St Agnes has a rich mining heritage which can be explored with a visit to the St Agnes Museum.


Fancy dining out? You have a fantastic range of options for eating out in and around St. Agnes, with plenty of local produce on offer, and lots of places where kids, and dogs, are welcomed. Click here for dog friendly pubs and eateries nearby where you and your pooch will receive a warm welcome!

The Tap House, St Agnes (0.1 miles) – dog friendly throughout. Outside there are seats and tables at the front. Excellent reputation for serving delicious food and frequently host great live music nights in the evenings.

The Railway Inn (0.3 miles) – dog friendly. Great cask ales, home-cooked food including great Sunday roasts, and live entertainment most weekends.

Taste Restaurant, St Agnes (0.4 miles) – dog friendly (note, it’s quite small, so not much space if you have a big dog or more than one!)

The Cornish Pizza Company (0.3 miles). Order up, swing by and grab your take-away from this award-winning company - for some beach eating, lazy summer evenings in, or winter evenings by the log fire! All the pizzas are named after Cornish engine houses. They also have a great selection of good wines and local beers too!

St Agnes Hotel (0.3 miles) – dog friendly. A family run 17th Century Hotel with lovely food!

The Driftwood Spars, near Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes (0.6 miles) - dogs welcome throughout. Award-winning real ale pub with great food.

Breakers Beach Café is located right on the beach at Trevaunance Cove. Enjoy some luxury ice-cream, Cornish pasties, homemade toasties, and fresh coffee. Open 7 days from April-Sept and weekends in winter (closed for Jan).

Schooners Restaurant, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes (0.7 miles) – dog friendly. Here you’ll find a great selection of artisan drinks including wine by Trevibban Mill Vineyard and cider from Secret Orchard Cider. If you’d like a bite to eat with your drink, the food here is top notch. Alongside the regular menu you’ll find an indulgent Sunday Brunch and tempting street food style bar snacks. Live music and DJ sessions also feature throughout the year.

The Miners Arms, Mithian (1.5 miles) – dog friendly. Highly recommended for a pub dinner.

Old School Bar & Kitchen, Mount Hawke, Truro (2 miles) – dog friendly. Family-run contemporary gastro-pub set in a traditional school building.

The Victory Inn, Towan Cross, Truro (2.5 miles) – dog friendly.

Blue Bar, Porthtowan (4 miles) - dog friendly. Blue Beach Bar has sea views and a shabby chic interior. You can sit inside or on the patio depending on the weather. Events throughout the year include comedy nights and live music.

The Watering Hole, Perranporth Beach (4.5 miles) - dogs on leads welcome. The UK’s only bar on the beach plus food and sometimes music too.

The Slope, Newquay (11.5 miles) – dog-friendly. Enjoy a craft beer and excellent views across Great Western Beach with your four legged pal.

Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Cornwall, Watergate Bay (14 miles) (no dogs).

The Seafood Restaurant, Riverside, Padstow (25 miles) (no dogs).


There are great beaches to enjoy in or near St. Agnes. Combined, they offer something for everyone, whether you fancy rock-pooling with the kids, relaxing all day on soft, golden sand, or enjoying a slice of surf. For The Cornish Coast’s useful map of all beaches that welcome dogs, click here. The closest beaches to Rosemundy Villa are:

(DF = Dogs allowed all year, C = Café/Restaurant/Pub, WC = Toilets, P = Parking, L = Lifeguard - 10:00 am to 6:00 pm in summer)

Trevaunance Cove (DF, C, WC, P, L), St Agnes (0.5 miles, 12 minutes’ walk) is great for rock-pools, surfing, and an early evening beer as the sun goes down. Dogs are allowed all year round, but must be kept on leads.

Trevellas Porth (DF, P), St Agnes (1 miles) is quieter and more secluded, and popular with local fishermen and snorkelers.

Chapel Porth Beach (C, WC, P, L), St Agnes (1.9 miles) is owned and maintained by the National Trust. The popular café is an excellent place to stop for refreshment on a coast walk. No dogs allowed on the beach between Easter day and Sept 30th (inclusive).

Porthtowan Beach (C, WC, P, L), Porthtowan (4 miles) is a wide, sandy beach, popular with families and surfers. No dogs allowed on the beach between Easter day and Sept 30th (inclusive).

Perranporth (DF, C, WC, P, L), Perranporth (4.4 miles) is a sandy beach with rockpools, caves, a stream and Chapel Rock, with a small bathing pool on its seaward side. At low tide Perranporth Beach joins up with Perran (Penhale) Sands beach to create a beautiful three mile stretch of stunning golden sands. Dogs are welcome on both beaches but must be kept on leads between July and August (9am-5pm).

Portreath Beach (C, WC, P, L), Portreath (7.7 miles) is a family beach popular with surfers and bodyboarders. No dogs allowed on the beach between Easter day and Sept 30th (inclusive).

Holywell Bay (DF, C, WC, P, L) (9 miles) is a good family beach with sand dunes and rockpools. There are plenty of facilities close to the beach in the small village including ample car-parking.

Bassetts Cove (DF, P), near Portreath (9.5 miles) is a small sandy beach situated at the bottom of sheer cliffs.

Fistral Beach (DF, C, WC, P, L), Newquay (12.4 miles) - the home of British surfing.


Wander around any number of the well renowned, beautiful homes and charming gardens in the area.

Trelissick Gardens (National Trust) (12 miles).

Trerice Manor House and Garden (National Trust), Feock (12 miles).

Trewithen Gardens, Grampound Road, Truro (16.5 miles).

Bosvathick House, Falmouth (16.5 miles).

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth (17 miles).

Lamorran Gardens, St Mawes (17.5 miles).

Trebah Garden, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth (18 miles).

Glendurgan Garden, The National Trust, Mawnan Smith, Falmouth (18 miles).

Poppy Cottage Garden, Veryan (19 miles).

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan (21.5 miles).

Caerhays Castle & Gardens, Caerhays Estate, Gorran (22 miles).

St Michaels Mount, Marazion (23 miles).

Pinetum Park & Pine Lodge Gardens, Holmbush, Saint Austell (25 miles).

Prideaux Place, Padstow, (25.5 miles).

St Mawes Castle (English Heritage), St Mawes (26.5 miles).

The Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell (28 miles).

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives (23 miles).

Lanhydrock House and Garden (National Trust), near Bodmin (29 miles).

The Hidden Valley Gardens in Par (30 miles).

Pencarrow, Bodmin, (30 miles).


With over 70 footpaths and bridleways, direct access to the South West Coast Path, and sitting in a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’, St. Agnes is a haven for walkers of all ages and abilities. Paths are well marked and maintained, and whether you fancy a coastal stomp, a gentle amble from pub to pub, or a cross-country ramble, there’s something for you. Our favourites include a 3 mile circular walk between St Agnes Head and the engine houses of Wheal Coates via St Agnes Beacon, with spectacular panoramic views. Click here for iwalk Cornwall’s recommended walks around St Agnes.


Maybe you fancy a guided Kayak tour to discover hidden coves and meet the local marine wildlife, or a cross-country horse-ride, taking in the sites of our proud mining history? Or if you prefer your outdoor experiences to be wild, wet and exhilarating, how about having a go at Coasteering?


St. Agnes is also just 4 miles north of the popular Coast to Coast trail, which makes it a popular destination for young cyclists, and families who enjoy life on two wheels. This trail runs for 11 miles from the lovely coastal village of Portreath to Devoran on the South Coast, and is almost entirely on purpose built cycle paths or quiet country lanes. Part of the Mineral Tramways Cycle Network, the trail is flat, making it ideal for children and young riders, but along the route there are plenty of extra tracks with more demanding sections for those who like challenges!


Aggie Cycles, St. Agnes offer bike hire, tours and pick up/drop off bikes to the cottage.

Cornwall Cycle Trails, who also hire bikes from their base just outside Porthtowan.


St Agnes Tennis Club is a friendly club where you can play on a ‘pay to play’ basis. It is a 6 minute walk from Rosemundy Villa.


Goonbell Riding Centre, St Agnes is a well-established riding centre offering a warm welcome to nervous beginners and experienced riders. Countryside and pub hacks, summer picnic rides and indoor school. Hats and boots for hire.



Cornwall is the surfing capital of England – you really need to have a go! St. Agnes and Porthtowan are popular surf spots, and have thriving surf lifeguard clubs. Popular with experienced surfers , there are also a couple of excellent surf schools with great teachers in the area if you fancy taking to a board for the first time.

Breakers Surf School, Trevaunance Cove.

Porthtowan Surf School, Porthtowan Beach.


Coastal Rush, St Agnes offer tailor made Coasteeering adventures for all ages and abilities. All equipment, insurance and instruction is provided. Participants must be able to swim at least 25 metres and have a pair of old trainers to wear!


Koru Kayaking, St Agnes, offer stunning guided kayak adventures from Trevaunance Cove, discovering St Agnes Heritage Coast.


SUP in a Bag, St Agnes, offer Stand Up Paddleboarding from a choice of locations on the coast and rivers. You can join a tour or discuss your own tailored experience. Suitable for beginners and families.


Stay Active Adventures, Newquay (11.5 miles) offer archery, Segways, zorbing games and more.

Green Leisure, offer a range of activities including clay pigeon shooting, archery, falconry, mountain biking, orienteering, canoeing, 4×4 off-road driving and survival and camping skills courses. Their venues include Truro (c.9 miles).

Vertical Descents Adventure Activity Centre, Newquay (12 miles) offer a wide range of watersports and land-based activities, including kite buggying, kite landboarding, quad biking, slacklining, surf rafting and extreme coasteering.


MITHIAN (1.5 miles) is said to be one of the oldest villages in Cornwall. Many of the houses are three to four hundred years old and built of cob (clay reinforced with straw and horse hair). The popular Miners Arms pub is reputed to have been built in 1577 and widely thought to be haunted.

MOUNT HAWKE (2.3 miles) sits atop a picturesque valley up from Porthtowan, and grew as a result of local copper mining workings. A friendly and thriving community, it has two pubs, two local stores, and is also home to one of the longest running skate parks in the country for skateboarders, in-line skaters and freestyle BMX riders.

BLACKWATER (3.5 miles) is a small, friendly village with a good selection of local shops and pubs, and has a place in history as the birthplace of The Victorian philanthropist and journalist John Passmore Edwards.

PORTHTOWAN (4 miles) has a large, family-friendly sandy beach, which is regularly awarded Blue Flag status. There are beach shops, bars and a surf shop, making it the perfect place to chill-out and enjoy the best of the Cornish seaside.

TRURO (8.5 miles). Cornwall’s one and only city, with Truro Cathedral taking centre stage. Other attractions include the Royal Cornwall Museum and Hall for Cornwall Theatre.

NEWQUAY (11.5 miles) is the home of the UK’s surf scene, boasting three major beaches, the National Surf Centre and an endless supply of rolling surf. The town with its zoo and National Marine Aquarium, offers a range of shops, pubs, cafes, bars, restaurants.

FALMOUTH (16 miles). Attractions include Pendennis Castle (English Heritage), the multi award winning National Maritime Museum Cornwall and the award winning Falmouth Art Gallery (free entry). Ferries criss-cross the water connecting Falmouth with the charming harbour town of St Mawes and the city of Truro.

ST MAWES (18 miles) is a charming fishing port with delicious seafood restaurants, attractive shops and a number of galleries. Attractions include St Mawes Castle (English Heritage), Lamorran House Gardens, Fish & Trips boat trips and the St Mawes ferry link to Falmouth. A haven for paddleboarders, kayakers and sailors with three small beaches.

ST AUSTELL (23 miles). Attractions include the St Austell Brewery's Visitor Centre.

ST IVES (23 miles) has a thriving art scene – the cobbled streets are filled with quirky shops, galleries and lots of fabulous restaurants. Attractions include the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and Tate St Ives. Check out the world famous art on display at the Tate Gallery, and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

CHARLESTOWN (24 miles) is home to the Shipwreck and Heritage Centre. Charlestown is also one of the 'Poldark' filming locations.

MEVAGISSEY (24 miles). Mevagissey's picturesque harbour and narrow streets are well worth a visit. Fishing trips can be taken from the harbour and there is a ferry to the nearby port of Fowey. Or head down to the World of Model Railways. Mevagissey Feast Week is the village festival in June, thought to be the longest surviving in the County, and welcomes hundreds of visitors to share in its unique celebrations.

PADSTOW (26 miles) is a quaint harbour and fishing village with winding backstreets, situated at the head of the Camel Cycle Trail. The historic harbour is surrounded by sandy beaches and offers opportunities to taste the locally sourced produce in celebrity owned establishments.

FOWEY (36 miles). The estuary town of Fowey is closely linked with Daphne du Maurier who lived and wrote here. An exhibition at The Literary Centre outlines the author’s life and works. The 15th-century church of St Fimbarrus stands as the focal point in the town and fine views of the estuary can be savoured from the nearby ruins of St Catherine’s Castle. From the esplanade there are several scenic walks around the coast as well as to the small beach of Readymoney Cove. Fowey annually hosts a Regatta in the third week of August as well as The Fowey Festival of Words and Music in May.


Cornwall Gold - Tolgus Tin Mill, New Portreath Road, Redruth (6.5 miles).

Heartlands, Robinson's Shaft, Dudnance Lane, Pool (9.5 miles).

King Edward Mine Museum, Troon, Camborne (12 miles).

Poldark Tin Mine & Gardens, Wendron, Helston (15.5 miles).

Wheal Martyn Museum & Country Park (25 miles).



Check out our blog on Poldark filming locations, all easy day trips. The closest are St Agnes Head and Wheal Coates. Church Cove, Gunwalloe, next to Dollar Cove. Other locations include: St Breward and Charlestown to the east; Porthcothan to the north; Church Cove, Gunwalloe to the south; and Botallack, Levant and Porthgwarra to the west. All the coves and beaches are quite as beautiful as they look on screen, but all are deceptive, changing from sunny, peaceful places to dreadful deathtraps for ships on a lee shore when gales howl.


Rosamunde Pilcher’s name has long been synonymous for outstanding entertainment, both for her novels – which have sold over 30 million copies all over the world – and for the ZDF small-screen adaptations of her works.

In Germany, Rosamunde Pilcher is a household name, because of her position in German TV ratings for over 20 years where the ZDF films of her books are watched by around six million people. The first ZDF Pilcher movie, ‘The Day of the Storm’, was screened in 1993 to over eight million viewers, and more than 100 films have been made since.

Rosamunde Pilcher was born about 19 miles away from Rosemundy Villa in Lelant, and she says that that it all started here in Cornwall, “on the beaches, sitting on the rocks and making up little stories in my head, a long time ago.”

For more information, check out our blog on Rosamunde Pilcher filming locations.


Mount Hawke Skate Park (2.3 miles) - one of the longest running skate parks in the country for skateboarders, in-line skaters and freestyle BMX riders.

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, Penhallow, Truro (3.5 miles).

Newquay Zoo (11 miles) is an award winning attraction where you can get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and most endangered animals.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay (11 miles). Take the ultimate undersea safari and enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to enchanting seahorses.

Lappa Valley Steam Railway, St Newlyn East (11 miles). A railway centre with three different miniature steam railways and more than three miles of track! There’s also a boating lake, a crazy golf course, children’s rides and play areas.

Pirate’s Quest, Newquay (12 miles). Entertaining and informative pirate tours run every 45 minutes. Great for a rainy day, as everything is under cover, and it’s suitable for the whole family.

Dairyland Farm World (13.5 miles) is an all weather attraction providing entertainment for all ages (open end of March until the end of October).

National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth (16 miles). Features diverse collection of approximately 140 small craft from Great Britain and overseas, and spans the past 150 years.

Screech Owl Sanctuary, Trewin Farm, St. Columb (17 miles).

Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary, Hayle (17.5 miles).

Flambards theme park, Culdrose Manor, Helston (19 miles). A large selection of rides and indoor attractions and exhibitions to suit everyone.

Camel Creek Adventure Park, Wadebridge (23 miles).

Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum and Country Park, Carthew, Saint Austell (25 miles).

Bodmin & Wenford Railway, General Station, Bodmin (29 miles).

Restormel Castle, English Heritage, Lostwithiel (31.5 miles).



Ice Skating at The Eden Project. St Austell (28 miles).


Ice Skating at The Eden Project. St Austell (28 miles)


St Piran's Day - throughout Cornwall.
The St Ives Feast - Hurling the Silver Ball, St Ives (23.5 miles).
Falmouth Spring Festival, Falmouth (16 miles).
World Pasty Championships, The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
The Truro Festival, Truro (8.5 miles) (March/April).
Cornwall Spring Flower Show, Boconnoc Estate, Lostwithiel (30 miles).
Cadbury Easter Trail, Lanhydrock (National Trust), near Bodmin (29 miles).
Easter events at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan (21.5 miles).
Easter Family Fun, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (29 miles).


Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival. Venues across Cornwall, including International Gala concerts in Truro cathedral and the Hall for Cornwall (8.5 miles).
Falmouth Spring Festival, Falmouth (16 miles).
The Truro Festival, Truro (8.5 miles).
Trevithick Day. Camborne (11 miles).
Outsid'er - St Agnes Outdoor Festival (0.4 miles). Perfect for all the family, this festival is all about getting out, getting stuck in and maybe trying something a little bit different.
Cadbury Easter Trail, Lanhydrock (National Trust), near Bodmin (29 miles).
Easter events at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Easter at The Lost Gardens of Heligan (21.5 miles).
Cornwall Home and Lifestyle Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (26 miles).
Easter Family Fun, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (29 miles).


St Agnes Bolster Festival (0.4 miles). This celebration of Cornish music and art features life-sized puppets, a drum band and a 28ft giant effigy re-enacting the Cornish legend of the giant called Bolster. Every first May Bank Holiday Weekend.
Fowey Festival of Words and Music, Fowey (36 miles).
Lostfest, Lostwithiel (30 miles).
Fal River Festival, Variety of venues around the Fal River, Falmouth, Truro, Roseland.
St Ives May Day, St Ives (23.5 miles).
Helston Flora Day, Helston (18 miles).
St Ives Literature Festival, St Ives (23.5 miles).
Half term fun, The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Heligan Wild Week, Lost Gardens of Heligan (21.5 miles).


Half term fun, The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Heligan Wild Week, Lost Gardens of Heligan (21.5 miles).
St Austell Feast Week, St Austell (23 miles).
Mevagissey Feast Week, Mevagissey (24 miles).
Fal River Festival - Variety of venues around the Fal River, Falmouth, Truro, Roseland.
Falmouth International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth (16 miles).
Murdoch Day, Redruth (7.5 miles).
The Royal Cornwall Show, Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge (26 miles).


Truro Carnival, Truro (8.5 miles).
Boconnoc Steam Fair, Boconnoc Estate, Middle Taphouse, Lostwithiel (30 miles).
Charlestown Regatta Week, Charlestown (24 miles).
Rock Oyster Festival, Dinham House, St Minver, Wadebridge (30 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Newquay Carnival Week, Newquay (11.5 miles).
Summer events at Trerice (NT) (12 miles).
Summer events at Trelissick (NT) (12 miles).


St Mawes Town Regatta, St Mawes (18 miles).
Falmouth Week, Falmouth (16 miles).
Fowey Regatta and Carnival Week, Fowey (36 miles).
Portscatho Regatta, Portscatho (23 miles).
Relentless Boardmasters, Fistral beach and Watergate Bay, Newquay (14 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Summer events at Trerice (NT) (12 miles).
Summer events at Trelissick (NT) (12 miles).
Cornwall Folk Festival, Wadebridge (30 miles).


St Ives September Festival, St Ives (23.5 miles).
Summer events at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Great Cornish Food Festival (Cornwall Food & Drink), Truro (8.5 miles).
Redruth Mining and Pasty Festival (7.5 miles).
Greenaway Pro, St Ives (23.5 miles). Surfing festival.
World Bellyboarding Championships, Chapel Porth (1.9 miles).


Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth (16 miles).
Watergate ETL Surf Comp and FlowRider For Life, Watergate Bay (14 miles).
Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Scary trails at Trerice Manor House, Newquay (12 miles).
Halloween Fun at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, St Newlyn East (11 miles).(Fortnight Oct - Nov).


Halloween Fun at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, St Newlyn East (11 miles).(Fortnight Oct - Nov).
Steam Extravaganza, Lappa Valley Steam Railway, St Newlyn East (11 miles).
Truro City of Lights midwinter lantern festival, Truro (8.5 miles).
Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Festival of Light and Sound at the Eden Project, (selected evenings), St Austell (28 miles).
Porth Beach amazing bonfire night with firework displays (13 miles).
Father Christmas at the Eden Project, (selected dates), St Austell (28 miles).
St Austell Torchlight Carnival, St Austell (23 miles).
Pencarrow Christmas Fair, Pencarrow House & Gardens (30 miles).
St Austell Brewery’s Celtic Beer Festival, St Austell (23 miles). Hosted in the unique surroundings of the old wine cellars and vaults beneath the Victorian brewery. Sample a selection of more than 150 beers and enjoy music and live bands.
Christmas events at Trerice (NT) (12 miles).
Christmas events at Trelissick (NT) (12 miles).
Padstow Christmas Festival (26 miles).
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair, Truro (8.5 miles).


The Big Switch-on of the Christmas Lights (Feast of Lanterns), St Agnes (0.4 miles). Every first weekend of December.
Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair, Truro (8.5 miles).
Ice Skating at The Eden Project, St Austell (28 miles).
Festival of Light and Sound at the Eden Project, (selected evenings), St Austell (28 miles).
Father Christmas at the Eden Project, (selected dates), St Austell (28 miles).
Christmas events at Trerice (NT) (12 miles).
Christmas events at Trelissick (NT) (12 miles).
Santa Trains at Lappa Valley Steam Railway, St Newlyn East (11 miles). Selected dates in December.
Santa by Steam, Bodmin and Wenford Railway, Bodmin (29 miles). Selected Dates in December. Enjoy a steam train ride and see Santa on board on your journey. Presents from Santa for children and mince pies and seasonal refreshments for adults.
Fowey Christmas Market, Fowey (36 miles).
Christmas Lantern Night at the Lost Gardens of Heligan (21.5 miles). 5.30-9pm – Free entry.
Heligan Christmas Fair, Lost Gardens of Heligan (21.5 miles).
Father Christmas visits the Lost Gardens of Heligan and magical festive Trail (21.5 miles).
Father Christmas at Lanhydrock (National Trust), near Bodmin (29 miles).
Christmas Day swim, Trevaunance Cove, St Agnes. No wetsuits. Santa hats optional.

Things you need to know about Rosevean House if you’re thinking of booking a holiday there:

  • Smoking is not allowed inside any of our properties
  • * One well-behaved dog only welcome (£25/stay) to be kept to the utility area overnight and/or when wet. Please do not allow your pet in the bedrooms or on the furniture.
  • Not suitable for stag or hen parties
  • There is a refundable security deposit of £500
  • Parents of small children please note there is a small garden pond by the front door which is one foot deep.
  • Please supervise small children when using the pool table.
  • There are steps from the kitchen/dining area to the terrace, and again down into the garden but it is possible to avoid these by going out of the front door and using a ramped access.
  • Minimum 7 night stay during Summer High season. Minimum 2 night stay during all other periods.
  • We operate a good neighbour policy and state that noise must be kept to a minimum outside after 10.30pm and that guests should always respect the neighbours' peace.
  • * Covid-19 measures for this property:
    In full compliance with the hospitality industry cleaning protocols and safety guidance.
    Intensively cleaned and sanitised.
    Contact-free check in and check out.
    Complete privacy and exclusive use of the cottage during your holiday.
    Date changes for all existing and new bookings if the lockdown measures are extended or re-imposed.
    Naturally isolated.
    Low occupancy discount for stays until 18th December 2020 for bookings of six guests or less. This is due to the Government 'rule of six'.

*Internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor the agent will be held responsible.

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