A family business in St Agnes

Cove Cottages is a family-run business spanning four generations over 75 years. We believe St Agnes is a truly special place and it is evident this viewpoint is shared with the many guests who return every year, first with their children, and now with their grandchildren.

Memories of Cove Cottages

The hidden gems we have come in the form of lovely letters and telegrams between the guests and the family. Some of these refer to adverts they have seen in ‘Daltons Weekly & British Railways Holiday Guide book’ to mention a few.

We hope you enjoy some of our archive images and that they help to create a good understanding of how the village and our business functioned 75 years ago. With the option of arriving by train, pre-ordering milk from Presingoll Dairy, organising rental of a wireless radio, groceries and provisions from Quay Stores or A.I. Reynolds, not to forget the keen fisherman hoping for ‘tight lines’ on a fishing trip.

St Agnes village today

Today the village hosts a variety of shops serving quality produce – you would be hard-pushed not to find what you were looking for (with the possible exception of a wireless radio for rent). A visit to St Agnes would not be complete without a trip to St Agnes Museum, to get a deeper insight into the village’s history.

Shop locally to support St Agnes

Whenever possible we’d ask you to shop locally to support our village and community, we really are lucky to have such a variety of independent shops that form a hub and a place of contact, evident during the recent pandemic, the village shops went over and above what would be expected and provided a lifeline to those who needed it.

As a family who live and have a business in the village, we appreciate how important their contribution is to village life and the community.

We look forward to welcoming you

We continue to operate a hands-on approach to the family business and hope that one day we can welcome you to enjoy this special place too.

A special thank you to Teddy Welch for providing some of the 1935 images. We last saw him in 2015 and he said his first visit to stay was over 70 years ago.