History

The Beacon Hotel is a family run hotel which has been operating in St Agnes since the 1940s (previously known as the Sunholme Hotel) and is a well known landmark in the local area.

Thanks to its magnificent countryside and coastal views, the Beacon is a Country House Hotel with the emphasis very much on peace and quiet and natural beauty.

It commands one of the best vistas in the area, with far reaching views inland and along the coast to St Ives, and not to forget the endless stargazing that can be done across the moonlit sea in the evenings.

Over the years the hotel has been developed and upgraded to keep ahead of the times, ensuring our guests get facilities that are expected from a modern hotel.

The Beacon is very much a family run Hotel with Nigel, Jayne, Sam and Alice all working to make your stay one to remember.

The family are fully supported by Stephen our chef, Andrew the Assistant Manager, Kay & Lavinia the housekeepers, and a number of local waiters and waitresses who are geared to providing our visitors with the opportunity to relax and unwind in the quiet, friendly, and stunning surroundings.

Beautifully located on the slopes of the Beacon, our two acres of grounds are proudly looked after by Mike the gardener who boasts 50 years of experience! There are plenty of benches and seats to sit and admire the changing colours, have a drink from the bar and listen to the sounds of the countryside. 

Surrounded by wildlife, rabbits, foxes, pheasants and other birds, the hustle and bustle of city life are left far behind.

1939 – The start

Built


The Hotel originally built in 1939 and starting trading in 1941

1939 – The start
1950s – 1960

Sunholme


Renamed the Sunholme providing B & B to staying guests

1950s – 1960
1970s

Continuation


Continued to be a family run place for people to stay and explore the area

1970s
1980s – Additions

En-suite


First major addition and redevelopment to include a number of en-suite bedrooms to the rear of the property

1980s – Additions
1990s – Additions

Expansion


Second major addition to expand the dining room and add additional downstairs bedrooms

1990s – Additions
2000 – Additions

More bedrooms


Third major redevelopment to add an additional 2 bedrooms and reorganise the existing bedrooms so they were all ensuite

2000 – Additions
2005 – Renamed

Beacon Hotel


Hotel Renamed the ‘Beacon Hotel’ 

2005 – Renamed
2019 – Current

Current Owners


Hotel currently owned and run by Nigel & Jayne

2019 – Current

Lovely place and so friendly!

My partner and I stayed here for 2 nights over the Bank Holiday weekend and really enjoyed it. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming the whole time! The room was big and comfortable (with nice views over the countryside) and the garden is so pretty. Breakfasts are good, and we had dinner one night which…

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