- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
“The Ope was a lovely cottage and we would definitely stay there again.”
It was much more spacious than we expected and decorated well. ...
It was much more spacious than we expected and decorated well. There are a couple of things that would be useful to have on the property, and if we were staying again we'd bring them ourselves to make sure our stay was even more pleasant: Bathroom hand towel, Oven/cooking tongs, Oven gloves, Bread knife and a chopping knife (anything bigger than the small one available). St Agnes is lovely and has everything you need on your doorstep and within walking distance. We did find that the Velux in the bathroom doesn’t work, the sofa is a bit old and worn and there was a smell of someone's dog in the downstairs of the cottage but for the price, location and everything else you get with The Ope it's well worth it and we'd love to return!
“A very comfortable cosy cottage and enjoyable stay for Christmas 2019.”
St Agnes is lovely. Pubs and shops close by, Beach within walking distance, a great location. The bedroom was very comfortable and the Shower was great! Please may I suggest that a ‘baby gate’ would be useful to prevent the dogs going either up or downstairs. The chair and settee in the lounge was not very comfortable to sit on. The radiator in the bedroom was not working but luckily enough there was a spare one under the stairs. There was no Christmas Tree available for us to decorate which was disappointing therefore we had to go and buy one and decs. I appreciate not everyone celebrates Christmas but one could have been available to put up and decorate if needed. The garden was lovely but only ‘fairly’ secure, we had to put a few garden chairs along the left hand side to prevent our dogs from going into next door. Also we were unable to unlock the rear side gate, it was far too stiff. We would definitely stay at The Ope again provided the above few slight problems could be rectified. Thank You
“The cottage could have been wonderful but unfortunately the underfloor heating wasn’t working and neither was the bathroom heater/towel rail working.”
The automatic velux window in the bathroom also wasn’t working and we had to dry all our towels on the only radiator working in the cottage which was in our in our bedroom. A phone call to Sykes on the Saturday led to a standard email acknowledgment and after contacting them again on the Monday we eventually had a couple of heaters and some logs dropped in later that day. Obviously the heaters couldn’t be used in the bathroom and so we still had the problem of a cold unventilated bathroom.
“The shower unit in the Ope wasn't working properly.”
The water wasn't draining causing water to slop over the shower tray and run onto the bathroom floor. When this happened on Tuesday morning, my husband rang the numbers in the property book, and left messages on two of them. The third phone had a full mail box and he couldn't leave a message. I called you, Sykes. It took some time to get through and, when I did, the person at Sykes promised to get back to me. You did eventually do so after several hours, and then promised a further call-back to report progress, I never received the call. I got an email giving me a unique number - really useful when the shower doesn't work and there was still three days left of the holiday. We had to shower by turning the water off and on, wait for up to an hour between showers, and I had great difficulty in cleaning it (gave up in the end as cleaning uses water, and that wasn't draining!!) On Friday, the shower leaked everywhere with water coming through the ceiling into the living room, and filtering through the wall into the bedroom. Obviously we reported this to the same three numbers leaving messages on two (still a full mailbox on the third). I never managed to get through to you at all. One of the numbers finally rang back and we managed to report what had happened. The holiday cottage was pleasant, all facilities available, in exactly the right place for the village and its amenities but.... It's always the little things that cause issues isn't it? I started to get irritated by the hot water tap in the bathroom wash basin which doesn't appear to be fixed to the basin so turns without being held. That would never have annoyed me if the shower was working properly. Looking at other feedback on your website, I noted that the issues with the shower and the hot water tap have all been previously reported to you. It's all very well taking and making money out of us holiday makers. It's obviously a completely different matter when it comes to sorting problems. NOT HAPPY, I'm afraid.
Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear about the issues that you have raised. Since this booking, the owner has changed their property management company. The issues with the shower and the tap ( from previous reviews) have been fixed and everything is in perfect working order. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Owner relations
“Great week in Aggie”
The location was excellent, local amenities on your door step, the butchers and bakers were excellent, The garden was lovely for breakfast and had sun most of the day. The kitchen was well furnished, could possibly go with a couple more wine glasses in case you have visitors, the bedroom nice & the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was modern with old features, lovely shower, there was a problem with it not draining away, but having cleaned the waste it was then fine, the hot tap needs tightening up as swivelled on the basin, but doesn’t stop it working. The living room wasn’t quite as well finished as the rest of the house, but was comfortable. The door to the garden was a bit tricky closing, if the bottom latch wasn’t lined up it wouldn’t shut, needs a bit of attention as some people might not spot the problem. There was no phone signal in the house, we were on EE & Three, and the internet was pretty slow. We really enjoyed our week at The Ope, we ate at Driftwood Spars, St Agnes Hotel & The Tap House, all very good and Pizza from the Cornish Pizza Co was lovely, but be prepared for a wait at busy times.
“It was mine and my partners first time staying in St Agnes and first time using Sykes cottages.”
It is safe to say after this holiday it won’t be our last! What an amazing time we had from the initial first reaction right through to the last there are no complaints only a little constructive feedback. The cottage is situated perfectly right in the centre of St Agnes a short walk down the stippy stappy to the beach and driftwood spars pub restaurant and brewery and again an even shorter walk down the hill to the incredibly friendly bear bar at the Peterville inn! We ate here a few times and drank in here most nights the drinks are a reasonable price in comparison to the other bars and restaurants in the area. The staff are all so lovely and helpful and genuinely want you to have a nice time. Back to the cottage upon first arrival it was easy we parked on the housing estate explained on the email to the back of the passage leading to the cottage collected the keys and entered through the back! The kitchen on the property was nothing short of beautiful with a lovely shaker style kitchen it was perfectly quaint in size and finished so well! We couldn’t quite get to grips with the dishwasher but washed most of our pots anyway. We did use the washer dryer in the outbuilding to wash towels as there are only two large towels provided and we only brought two others for the beach! There are plenty of pots and pans and utensils and they were kind enough to provide tea milk and sugar even though we had our own with us. (Nice touch) The bathroom is one of the nicest I’ve ever seen in a bnb/hotel/cottage with amazing features such as the touch panel for the automatic velux window and the dual shower head. The only gripe with the bathroom was the hot tap on the sink wasn’t fully secure and did move as you used it I was worried about damaging this so tended to wash my hands just with cold water. The bedroom was lovely with a big comfy bed and duck down duvet we felt immediately at home! Plenty of storage space with an iron and ironing board available to use and a chest of draws as extra storage! The windows are beautiful original Sache windows which just adds to the cuteness of the cottage But just for feedback I will say that the left window nearest the mirror the screws had come out of the latch so we left that one shut for the duration and just used the fan we brought with us on the hotter evenings! Last but not least the living/dining area.. we loved this room as it was so cosy and had a nice feel to it! We logged into Netflix most evenings and chilled with a glass of red and watched a movie.. we didn’t actually eat down here as it was so nice most mornings we had our breakfast so fresco on the patio in the garden. The only thing I would say about the downstairs lounge area is it smelt a little damp I imagine that is just years worth built up as it’s such an old building but they have done a fantastic job getting rid every where else it feels like this is the last room but it is the lowest and darkest room in the house not really touched by sunlight! I imagine it’s super cosy in the winter with the log burner going but for the summer months it did seem a little damp and at times cold! The rug is also the same as one we have at home but without sounding rude looked like it needed a clean! What a perfect holiday it has been and we have made some of our favourite memories we thank you for hiring out your beautiful cottage to us and I hope it makes another couple as happy as it did us! Like a home from home! Lucy and Luke
“Very good location, and comfortable cottage.”
Well fitted out and with all facilities. Two items - problem with back door and loose hot tap fitting, had featured in feedback comments from previous occupants as far back as May - but still not fixed. Very nice rear garden/ patio area - but starting to show neglect. Some minor oversights- only 1 bedside light, no soap holder in shower. These are minor issues in an otherwise excellent facility in a very attractive and friendly village.
“The location was excellent, local amenities on your door step, the butchers and bakers were excellent, The garden was lovely for breakfast and had sun most of the day.”
The kitchen was well furnished, could possibly go with a couple more wine glasses in case you have visitors, the bedroom nice & the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom was modern with old features, lovely shower, there was a problem with it not draining away, but having cleaned the waste it was then fine, the hot tap needs tightening up as swivelled on the basin, but doesn’t stop it working. The living room wasn’t quite as well finished as the rest of the house, but was comfortable. The door to the garden was a bit tricky closing, if the bottom latch wasn’t lined up it wouldn’t shut, needs a bit of attention as some people might not spot the problem. There was no phone signal in the house, we were on EE & Three, and the internet was pretty slow. We really enjoyed our week at The Ope, we ate at Driftwood Spars, St Agnes Hotel & The Tap House, all very good and Pizza from the Cornish Pizza Co was lovely, but be prepared for a wait at busy times.
“When we arrived the back door was open because the bottom wouldn't close.”
Trouble finding somewhere to park,the car park is quite away off. Stairs would be difficult to negotiate if you have a disability, especially carrying food to the table. Hot water tap very lose needs tightening. Very noisy cut way you can hear everything also would be a good idea to put a curtain up by the front door we had people looking in. The bathroom (shower) was lovely. Garden was lovely. and location was great apart from the cut way. Lovely dog friendly beaches nearby. pub and shops very close. Over all lovely, we had a great week.
“Cute, cosy and comfortable cottage, spotlessly clean.”
Tastefully decorated and furnished. Information sheet would have been useful as it took a while to work out tv and also not able to open bathroom velox window which I think was operated by remote control? Also no info on heating controls. This did not deter from a thoroughly enjoyable week in this lovely cottage which although just set off the high street was peaceful and quiet. Highly recommended.
“Not usually picky but it would have been nice to have a little information book in the cottage with instructions on how to use things throughout, for example the TV in the bedroom was logged into Now TV but only had access to kids channels.”
. which meant that I had to sign up for a trial to access other stuff. Wasn’t sure how to use velux window in shower room either, or control the heating? We would have sorted the bins out but didn’t know what to do with those either- sorry! Other than this a really nice stay. Perfect location!
The Ope is a beautifully appointed, end-terrrace cottage boasting a subtle coastal theme with plenty of character throughout, located in the heart of the Cornish village of St. Agnes.
It comprises one king-size double bedroom, sleeping two guests.
The interior is complete with a shower room, first floor kitchen, a living/dining room with woodburning stove and an external utility room.
Also to the outside is an enclosed, multi-level garden to the rear with a patio and garden furniture, as well as roadside parking and free public car park nearby.
The Ope offers a lovely seaside break for you and your loved one.
- 1 x king-size double
- Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
- First floor kitchen
- Living/dining room with woodburning stove
- External utility.
- Underfloor heating with woodburning stove on ground floor, electric heating on first floor
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Highchair and travel cot available
- Roadside parking with free car park within 0.2 miles
- Multi-level garden at rear with patio area, seating areas and side gate access
- Two well-behaved dogs welcome
- Babes in arms welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 0.01 miles, pub 0.1 miles.
About the location
Perranporth 5 miles; Truro 9.5 miles.
St Agnes is a thriving picturesque village on the Cornish coast, with four beaches on the doorstep and surrounded by wonderful countryside. Swim or surf in the clear waters, walk the footpaths and bridleways or hop onto the South West Coast Path. Coasteering, kayaking and horse riding are all available locally, and St Agnes has a regular programme of events and gigs for all the family to enjoy. The local shops offer an interesting selection of produce, from tasty treats to one-off pieces of art as a unique souvenir of your Cornish holiday, and there is a superb range of dining choices with two Great Cornish Food Awards in 2015. St Agnes also has a rich mining heritage which can be explored with a visit to the St Agnes Museum. Head out of St Agnes and you will find plenty of Cornwall’s attractions within easy reach, from the beaches at Newquay to the Tate at St Ives or the cathedral at Truro and of course, the world-famous Eden Project. St Agnes is also in the heart of Poldark Country, the landscapes made famous by the novels and TV series’, the most recent of which was broadcast in Spring 2018. So explore this beautiful region or stay close to home in a friendly bustling village; either way you are assured of a memorable Cornish vacation.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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