England’s final frontier: totally untamed and thoroughly unspoilt
On the most south-westerly edge of the Isles of Scilly, St. Agnes is totally unspoilt and astonishingly peaceful. It measures just a mile or so across, and its closest neighbour is Gugh, to which it is joined by a sand bar at low tide.
This is an island of wonderful contrasts, from rocky outcrops on its exposed west side to paradise beaches in its more sheltered coves; the tranquillity of the sandbar between St. Agnes and Gugh is particularly magical. Inland are quaint cottages and a patchwork of flower fields, while a lighthouse stands at the island’s highest point. St. Agnes is also a thriving community of working farms and creative, light industrial flair.
St. Agnes urges your senses to seek adventure. Head off in search of the circular maze of rounded beach stones; marvel at the stone stacks and cairns that dot Wingletang Down, or comb the beaches for shipwrecked treasures at Beady Pool. Periglis Beach is a fine spot for a picnic as well as a shell collectors’ paradise. It also offers stunning views across to the bird sanctuary that is Annet, the Western Rocks and out to Bishop Rock. And then there’s the Old Man of Gugh, who stands 3 metres tall and is believed to be associated with Bronze Age rituals.
Of course, there is always the option to simply go for a dip, or sit and watch the world go by whilst sampling the local produce at the restaurants and cafés, or supping a beer at the Turk’s Head pub.
St Agnes Boating is a small family owned business that has over twenty years experience boating within the islands using Scilly's only purpose built catamaran the Spirit of St Agnes. For a more intimate bespoke service the Enterprise is available for special hire, fishing and sightseeing trips. Call us or go online to discuss your requirements.Read more »
Troytown Farm is the only dairy farm in Scilly. Milking 9 dairy cows, it might also be the smallest in the country. Farming on a small scale works for us, as we process the milk in our little dairy and make very special ice cream, clotted cream, butter and yogurt to sell direct to our customers from our farm shop.
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England's most South Westerly Post Office! Our friendly little shop sells a great range of good food, wines, freshly baked bread, pastries and pasties. We stock lots of delicious St. Agnes produe including local island beef and chocolate, and Troytown Farm ice cream. We also have a lovely selection of greetings cards, toys and local gifts.Read more »
St Agnes Boating is working with the Seabird Recovery Project and the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to promote the island’s wildlife. Every Wednesday we have a Wildlife Trust Ranger onboard who is our guide. The Spirit travels to Annet, the protected island where the seabirds nest and then onto the Western Rocks towards the Bishop Rock Lighthouse every Wednesday afternoon. Puffins, Manx Shearwaters and other nesting seabirds should be seen from April to July. Come along to find out why our customers say this trip is exciting, educational, informative and fun! Read more »
Situated above Santa Warna Cove on St Agnes, behind the Coastguard Cottages with one of the wildest views in the UK. This cool family owned cafe serves great coffee, delicious homemade lunches, cakes and cream teas using local produce. Wifi access and lots of seating inside and out.Read more »
The inspirational studios of St Agnes' newly built Island Hall are home to three artists working on a range of unique, handmade products. The influence for their work is the beautiful, wild island of St Agnes. An ever changing palette of colours that reflects the constant changes of the sea and sky and gives these creative artists their inspiration. Whatever the season their stunning surroundings influence their exclusive products.Read more »
Wednesday 7th September
Wednesday 21st September
Meet on St. Agnes Quay
Today, it’s the turn of the dairy cattle, as we invite you to tour Troytown Farm on St. Agnes, England’s most south-westerly farm, and arguably the smallest one in the country with just 9 Jersey cows!Read more »
In a stunning location, on the water’s edge of the island of St Agnes, Troytown Farm Campsite has breath taking panoramic views from every pitch.
Wake up to the sound of the sea, sample an ice cream made on the farm, relax on the campsites own beach, dine alfresco by the campfire then watch the sunset from your tent.Read more »
Hellweathers B&B on St Agnes has beautifully refurbished, fresh guest rooms and stunning views to Bishop Rock Lighthouse and the rugged Western Rocks. The garden leads straight onto a golden sandy beach and is perfect for swimming, relaxing, paddling or playing. New owners Kate and Rob offer you a very warm welcome.Read more »
Troytown Cottage was recently extended and renovated and now combines Scillonian character with modern comforts such as underfloor heating throughout and plenty of headroom! It is a spacious, comfortable and luxurious let set in a peaceful location, in the heart of our dairy farm, close to the islands beautiful beaches and breathtaking walks.Read more »
A traditional Cornish cottage guesthouse on the peaceful island of St. Agnes, within a short walk of the beach, Turk’s Head Inn and the quay. Enjoy a delicious cream tea in the garden with freshly baked scones and locally made clotted cream, straight from the island’s dairy farm. All of our 3 guestrooms have sea and garden views.Read more »
A rented bell tent is the perfect choice for a totally carefree camping holiday, where you can travel light and be in your tent with the kettle boiling within minutes of arriving on the farm. These traditional, sturdy tents are provided pre-erected and fully equipped with all the gear you need for up to 4 people, allowing you to enjoy every last minute of your holiday. Read more »
In a stunning location, on the remote island of St Agnes, Troytown Farm offers the most south-westerly holiday cottages in the UK, situated by the Atlantic ocean and the unspoilt, breath-taking Scillonian coastline.Read more »