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FOREWORD BY MICHAEL MORPURGO, FORMER CHILDREN’S LAUREATE, AND AUTHOR OF WAR HORSE Scilly is used to migrants, or visitors, or invaders, or blow-ins, call us what you will. For explorers and sailors and birds and tourists this has been over the centuries a place of refuge, a welcome safe haven. Sometimes one of these blow-ins stays and becomes in time a Scillonian, finds a home here. Then there are others who blow in from time to time throughout their lives and become almost Scillonian. Certainly they feel a sense of belonging. My wife Clare is one of those. She first came here when she was two in 1944; faced down the U boats to get here. Back she came every year for a while. Pentle Bay was her playground, where she first saw oystercatchers and heard their piping. Back she came with her children and her husband (who it has to be said did not want to come; how could I get my café au lait and croissants on this scattering of islands in the Atlantic?) Back we come with grandchildren and friends, time and again. She reads avidly while she’s here, I scribble my stories, one or two of them set here. We walk, we talk. Every footpath on Bryher we know. We know where the best blackberries are, where the oystercatchers gather before dusk. We’re on Rushy Bay in wind or sun and look out to Samson and think of how it was to live there all those years ago, to row out there in a gig in the teeth of a gale to rescue people (and cows) from a wreck. We stomp over to Hell Bay to get blown and buffeted about. We have tea at Fraggle Rock, buy a crab for supper from Mr and Mrs Pender, and then as the evening sun goes down (or the evening wind blows) sit on a rock on Green Bay and are content.


I have been raving about the place since I first went there in the sixties and have yet to meet a disappointed first-time visitor Bill Oddie, Daily Express


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Features 6 Like nowhere in England 8 Ten reasons to love Scilly 15 Your journey to Scilly 18 Getting around the islands 40 Don't leave Scilly without... 52 Natural Scilly

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56 Perfect days

Islands guide 24 St. Mary's 30 Tresco 32 St. Martin's 34 Bryher

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36 St. Agnes

Staying on Scilly 64 Finding the perfect place... 66 Accommodation index 72 Accommodation listings 112 Island maps


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Landfall

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Making memories

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The champions

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Perfect days

Hell Bay author Sam Llewellyn on the joys of arriving under sail

Fay Page talks about her childhood memories of visiting the islands

Man Booker Prize nominee Jim Crace's passion for fulmars

Award winning photographer Carolyn Mendelsohn's impressions


LIKE NOWHERE IN ENGLAND The Isles of Scilly are like nowhere else in England. Outstandingly beautiful, uncrowded and unspoilt, they lie just off the coast of Cornwall but seem like a world apart. Everything looks and feels quite different here. Life seems to move at an easier pace.


The adventure begins as you arrive by small plane or by boat. You immediately sense that you have discovered something very special as you glimpse this cluster of low-lying islands amid a turquoise sea. Some fringed by rocks, others by white sandy beaches, but all bathed in a light of vibrant intensity. It feels as if you have begun a journey to another world – a simpler, kinder and more innocent place to be. The Scilly adventure continues as you hop from island to island by boat, experiencing many natural wonders – basking sharks, seals, dolphins and a multitude of rare birds. Some visitors crave the deep sense of tradition here, immersing themselves in history and myth. Others come to walk, to cycle, to sail or to enjoy the heightened

creativity of island life through painting, photography or crafts. Many love to lose themselves in the sights and scents of the sub-tropical plants and flowers that give Scilly its distinctive landscape; and everyone can savour the flavour of fresh seafood in beachside cafés and local ales at a traditional pub. All this, plus life’s simplest pleasures: from beachcombing barefoot on deserted beaches, collecting shells and picnicking on the sand, to watching the sunset and gazing at the stars. Above all, Scilly gives you the space and freedom to do everything – or next to nothing – in a breathtaking location that enjoys the mildest climate in the UK. Magical, peaceful and unforgettable, Scilly will leave you longing to return.


Reasons to love Scilly Everyone who visits the Isles of Scilly falls in love. You might not be able to put your finger on it right away or it may be a mixture of emotions. But either way, we know that when you arrive, you will have the time of your life and when it’s time to go, you’ll leave yearning for more.

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THE BREATHTAKING ARRIVAL

It’s a feeling like no other. Like being transported to another world. Your pulse quickening as you first catch sight of the archipelago gently rising from the sea. It delivers an instant glow of happiness; a pang of raw excitement. No wonder the whole of the Isles of Scilly has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Right down to the last grain of sand.

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LIFE ON THE WATER

There’s no better way to experience Scilly than island hopping by boat. You’ll soon discover that each of the inhabited islands has a unique charm and character all its own, and many an hour will be spent debating with family and friends about your favourite one. Tripper boats run daily between all five inhabited islands as well as the larger uninhabited isles like Samson.


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WILD FOR THE WILDLIFE

The Isles of Scilly are home to a rich tapestry of wildlife – on land, in the air and in the sea that surrounds us. Scilly is also home to a host of resident ornithologists and naturalist experts who, like many of the species that enthral them, landed on Scilly and stayed. Their hugely popular walks, tours and sea excursions come highly recommended, offering extensive knowledge and precious insights.

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DESERTED BEACHES TO CALL YOUR OWN

Our beaches are what most visitors are amazed by when they first see the islands. Long stretches of pure white sand lapped by the sparkling crystal clear waters. Matched by the plethora of tiny inlets, coves and rocky outcrops on the more rugged of our coastlines. Come balmy summer days or wild winter blows, take your pick and do as you please. There’s a deserted beach for every mood. Just for you.

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DIVING BACK IN TIME

One ship’s peril is a wreck diver’s dream. So might say diving enthusiasts who venture to the Isles of Scilly year after year to dive amongst our rich maritime history as well as abundant marine life. Did you know there are more shipwrecks around the Isles of Scilly than anywhere else in the world? Dangerous rocks, and our wild winter weather have both contributed to a perilous part in Scilly’s history. Hell Bay really does exist! To this day, the Bishop Rock, Round Island and Penninis Head lighthouses, as well as striking day marks, keep passing vessels on the right course.


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WACKY WALKS

There aren’t many places in the world where you can walk on the seabed between islands without getting your feet wet. But at certain times of the year on Scilly, you can do exactly that. To many, it’s a lifetime’s ambition! Scilly is well-known for its rugged coastline, scenic trails and wealth of historic monuments. And there is no better way to experience it all than to take a walk.

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LET THE KIDS RUN FREE

It always seems that we had a more free and easy time when we were kids. And the weather was better too! Well we can’t guarantee that but Scilly can help families wind the clock back to a quieter pace and, yes, a more carefree time – long days beachcombing the seashore or exploring inland. Ask an islander about anything or anywhere you’re not sure of and let the kids roam, run free and simply be themselves.

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EATING AND DRINKING

Five inhabited islands make up five different landscapes to shape the way each island produces food; it’s a rich and unique variety. On the islands you don’t only know where your food has come from but you can point to the fisherman or farmer who provided it! You’ll find the very best at every turn ­— from roadside farm stalls and in every pub, café and restaurant.

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CREATIVE SOULS

Artists flock to Scilly and many never leave. They’re lured to the islands by the intensity of light and effect it has on ever-changing seascapes and landscapes. They stay here because the islands make them feel at home. Every island has its galleries and every island has its artists working in a variety of media. From pottery to printing; from painting to jewellery, you can feast your eyes and take home memories to cherish.


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THINGS TO SEE; LOTS TO DO

To many, Scilly is a place to relax and recharge. To get away from it all for a lazy few days. Others seek action and thrills. Between April and October, the islands come alive with new experiences around every corner and across every stretch of water. Sailing, kayaking, kitesurfing. Trail running, cycling, horse-riding. High-octane sea safaris and shark-fishing. Live music, food and drink festivals. Local fetes, produce markets, beer and cider festivals. Exhibitions and events, and of course the famous pilot gig races on Wednesday and Friday evenings from April to September. Whatever your choice, just go at your own pace. Here are just some 2014 events. APRIL Walk Scilly

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Folk Scilly

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MAY 25th World Pilot Gig Championships 2nd - 5th Art Scilly

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JUNE Tresco Triathlon

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JULY The Tempest, Miracle Theatre 24/25/27th AUGUST Comedy of Errors: Festival Players Theatre Group 16th St. Mary's, 17th Tresco SEPTEMBER Scilly Swim Challenge

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Tresco and Bryher Food & Drink Festival 13th - 14th Keep up-to-date with what’s on, by following us on Twitter and Facebook. Once on the islands you can pick up a weekly “What’s On” from the Visitor Information Point on Porthcressa Beach, or listen to our very own Radio Scilly on 107.9FM or online at www.radioscilly.com

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ROMANTIC SCILLY It’s hard not to fall in love with, or on, the Isles of Scilly. Whatever your special reason for loving these beautiful islands, they are the perfect place for your special occasion. Whether you’re planning a wedding, considering a civil ceremony or seeking to renew your vows on Scilly, you can choose to make that commitment at the spectacularly-located Register Office right on Porthcressa Beach, or at any of our licensed venues across the islands. With every need catered for, you’ll cherish the memories forever. www.scilly.gov.uk/regservices If you'd like to explore getting married or having your marriage blessed in one of the six island Anglican churches, please contact... scillychaplain@btinternet.com or call the Chaplaincy on 01720 423911


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YOUR JOURNEY TO AND AROUND THE ISLANDS There can’t be many places in England where you arrive on holiday on a scheduled flight in what feels like your own private aircraft with a personal pilot, as you enjoy spectacular views of the coastline. Even seasoned travellers and returning residents feel their pulses quicken with excitement and anticipation as they approach the island archipelago as it rises gently from the sea just 15 minutes by Skybus from Land's End. Arriving by sea from Penzance is equally wonderful… as soon as you set sail aboard the Scillonian III, you’ll already sense a gentler pace of life. The journey gives you a stunning seaside view of Cornwall’s quaint fishing villages, the world-renowned open air Minack Theatre and the Land’s End peninsula. You might also be joined on your journey by pods of dolphins, basking sharks and a raft of seabirds. Even the odd submarine has been known to salute Scilly’s very own gem of the Celtic Sea! And by the time you disembark on St. Mary’s Quay, we guarantee you'll already be in holiday mode. The journey to the Isles of Scilly is unique. It’s where your holiday adventure begins! No hustle and bustle of airport check-ins, no endless crowds. Isles of Scilly Travel operates both Skybus and Scillonian III, and prides itself on its rich island heritage. Travelling to Scilly by ferry or by Islander and Twin Otter aircraft is stress free — the antithesis of modern day travel! Isles of Scilly Travel always endeavour to support passengers with disabilities or reduced mobility. If you require travel assistance please inform them at time of booking. Please email sales@islesofscillytravel.co.uk or speak to an Isles of Scilly Travel representative on 0845 710 5555.


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WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU ARRIVE? Bustling quays and busy airports can seem a challenge even when the welcome is as friendly as the one you get when the Scillonian docks or Skybus lands. We know you’ve not truly arrived on any holiday until you and, just as importantly, your luggage, are over the doorstep and into the room! So here's a guide to let you know how it all works on Scilly. Let’s start with our charming – even unique – airport that stands atop a hill on St Mary’s. During high season, it handles more than 400 flights a week. And while it might sound overconfident to say it runs like clockwork, it does.

First, a pleasant surprise — your luggage appears almost as quickly as you do. If you’re staying on St. Mary’s, the team of taxi drivers will simply ask you where you’re booked in to stay and will take you there. This isn’t free but it’s not expensive or complicated either – a small flat rate will get you there and back at the end of your holiday. They’ll ask you when you’re booked on the flight back and fix to pick you up an hour before from where they’re dropping you off. They’re good at it, they’ve been doing it for years. If you’re staying on Bryher, St. Martin’s or St. Agnes tell the taxi driver and he will take you to the quay and point you at the right boat and the right skipper. On your chosen island you will be met and taken to the door of where you’ve booked. Ask your accommodation

TRAVEL INFORMATION Skybus has regular flights to St. Mary’s (Scilly’s main island) from Land’s End, Newquay and Exeter airports. A shuttle bus operates to and from Land's End airport and Penzance Railway Station should you require it. You will fly in either the 8-seater Islander or 17-seater Twin Otter. There is plenty of parking at all airports, and a dedicated Scilly Park & Ride service in Penzance.

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The Scillonian III passenger ferry operates six days a week from March to November (seven in high season) from Penzance to the Isles of Scilly. Although tides occasionally dictate travel times, generally speaking the boat leaves Penzance at 9.15am, arriving in St. Mary’s just before noon, and leaves St. Mary’s at 4.30pm arriving back in Penzance just after 7pm.

First Great Western the rail operator offers a combined ticket that sees you travel by train to Penzance and then connect either directly onto the ferry or onto a flight from Land's End via a short transfer. The special deal is available from selected stations including London Paddington, Reading, Swindon, Bath, Bristol, Taunton, Exeter and Plymouth.


provider to help you make arrangements for your return journey. If you’re staying on Tresco, a member of their team will simply meet you at the airport and whisk you away on the Tresco Shuttle – you'll be met on the island and your luggage taken care of too.

simple systems have to be changed. And there’s nobody better at keeping a weather eye open than a Scillonian – they’ll keep you posted and help you make plans if you’re worried about the return trip.

SO WHAT HAPPENS AT THE QUAY? Just like the airport, it’s busy but it all works. If you’re staying on St. Mary’s, clearly labelled luggage will be delivered to your accommodation. Check with the driver or your accommodation provider to fix the return pick-up of your luggage. If you’re staying on an off island it’s oddly even easier. The boat services from each of those islands will be there to meet you. Your luggage will be transferred seamlessly from the Scillonian on to the correct island boat for the trip across. You'll be given handy colour-coded labels on the quayside at Penzance, to ensure that your luggage gets to the right island – red for St. Martin’s, blue for Tresco, yellow for St. Agnes and green for Bryher. Listen out on board the Scillonian as you near the islands for the departure times of these off island boats as, depending on the tides, they may all leave at slightly different times – but always not long after you dock. What about the weather? Nothing we can do about that but occasionally these

Sail to the islands any way you like! The Harbour Master’s office will be delighted to advise on visitor moorings at St. Mary’s, Tresco and St. Martin’s and a variety of other anchorages. We listen on VHF Channel 16 and the working Channel is 14. www.stmarys-harbour.co.uk E. hm@stmarys-harbour.co.uk

Smuggler’s Inn at the Airways Hotel is just 300m from Newquay airport. Comfortable, quiet and relaxed. Family run by old Scillonian boatmen John Hicks and Rod Cresswell. Home cooked lunches and dinner. Very good rates for rooms and for peace of mind parking while you’re away. www.theairwayshotel.org 01637 860595

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Scilly Park & Ride offers secure car parking for customers travelling on the Scillonian ferry. Passengers are taken to the quay with their luggage and are collected when they return from their holiday. 01736 740277 www.scillyparkandride.co.uk


ISLAND HOPPING SCILLY'S GREATEST PLEASURE Scilly is one of the largest island archipelagos in the world and we have all the boats and experienced boatmen to help you skip around it all. Let’s go island hopping!

If this is your first visit, the boating system may seem a little daunting but you’ll soon get the hang of it. Basically you have all the tripper boats of St. Mary’s largely run by the St. Mary’s Boatmen’s Association. Additionally, St. Agnes, Bryher (operating for Bryher and Tresco) and St. Martin’s all operate their own boat services offering trips and excursions, as well as regular water taxi services from their bases to all the other islands. And then there is a handful of specialist independent operators.

about pick-up times and pick-up places – especially if the changing tides mean that you need to return from a different quay to the one you hopped off onto! There are timetables chalked on boards at every turn, and many of the operators have their own Facebook pages and Twitter feeds letting you know the boat times. Tides mean that this isn’t like running a bus service, so always check. The good news is that all this flexibility means that the options are almost endless.

Between them they run literally hundreds of trips a week – full day and half day trips to a plethora of islands. There are trips to see the seals and seabirds, to Bishop Rock Lighthouse, to the uninhabited islands where you can get dropped sometimes – and picked up too of course! And evening excursions on the “supper boats” that allow you to sample the pubs and restaurants of all the islands. All in all, Scilly’s boatmen make for a remarkable combination of island hopping capability, expertise and experience. You’ll feel safe and well informed – they always let you know Crusader Island Boat Trips No queues, no crowds and with only 12 passengers you can enjoy a personal and friendly service. Scenic cruises for seals and seabirds, direct trips to Tresco or daily private charter with local skipper David Hooper 07917 891962 www.crusaderboating.co.uk

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Bryher Boat Services runs year round. Regular trips to other islands and trips for birds and seals from February to October. Service to the mainland if there is disruption to flying. 01720 422886 info@bryherboats.co.uk

St. Agnes Boating offers wildlife safaris, scheduled and sea taxi services between St. Agnes and the other islands. Book online using our peace of mind transfer service and we guarantee to meet you even if you are delayed! 01720 422704 www.stagnesboating.co.uk


ST. MARY’S BOATMEN’S ASSOCIATION The large “tripper boats” which grace St. Mary’s Quay and take visitors on daily trips and tours operate under the banner of St. Mary’s Boatmen’s Association. There are 10 boats in total – Britannia, Golden Spray, Guiding Star, Kingfisher, Meridian, Osprey, Sapphire, Seahorse, Sea King and Surprise – all very beautiful and all steeped in the islands’ rich maritime history. The Association was established in 1958 when a number of passenger boat operators – all vying to attract the same trade – decided to work together. The collaboration continues to this day.

St Mary's Boatmen's Association Providing a service to all the main off islands together with a large range of wildlife excursions to view seals and all breeding seabirds including puffins. We also cater for large groups. 01720 423999 enquiries@scillyboating.co.uk

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Each boat is still individually owned and each skipper remains totally responsible for his own boat. If you’re planning a day out to one of the islands, simply head down to the St. Mary’s Boatmen Association kiosk located at the near end of the main quay (next to the Old Quay) or to one of the many ticket outlets (shops and hotels) in town. If the kiosk happens to be closed, you can just as easily purchase your tickets on the boats. There’s no need to book for a particular trip. Association tickets can be used on any of their services and if one trip is particularly popular they’ll just bring in another boat to help out.

Radio Scilly - 107.9 FM Listen to us on-line through www.scillytoday.com Tune in for local events and news, accurate island weather and inter-island boat times every morning. The perfect way to prepare for your holiday here, or to reminisce once you get home.


THE OFF ISLAND BOAT SERVICES The inhabited islands beyond St. Mary’s – St. Agnes, Bryher, St. Martin’s and Tresco – are known locally as the “off islands”. Each requires its regular services both for the islanders who live there and for the holidaymakers staying on them. So if you’re staying on an off island, you’ll be able to make use of their local boating companies – Bryher Boats (serving both Bryher and Tresco), St. Agnes Boating, and services on St. Martin’s. They run similar style trips to those on St. Mary’s – so island hopping can start and finish wherever you’re based. They also provide daily taxi services as well as scheduled trips. Everything is interconnected, making sure that locals and visitors have their every need well catered for.

SPECIALIST BOAT OPERATORS As well as the big boat operators across the islands, there are many smaller

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players. They offer a whole raft of specialist trips – day-long cruises, fishing trips, high-octane sea safaris or sedate glass-bottomed discoveries. Crusader is one such example; an independentlyoperated boat based on St. Mary’s that provides specialist excursions with a more personalised service for smaller parties.

KNOWING WHAT’S ON AND WHEN During the summer, Scilly is buzzing with boats. There is barely a moment when any quay is quiet, whichever island you’re on. Finding out what’s on and where to go is easy. Every morning, just before 9:15am, Radio Scilly (107.9FM) announces the trips of the day, whilst the Visitor Information Point on Porthcressa Beach also has up-to-the-minute news. If social media is more your thing, then you’ll be pleased to note that virtually all the boatmen are now on Facebook and Twitter too. With St. Agnes Boating you can even pre-book online.


LANDFALL Just before dawn the Atlantic was grey, the horizon a razor-cut line unbroken by land. The last of a thousand dolphins did the last high, twisting jump. The sun came bouncing out of the eastern rim of the world, flooding the sea with deep, oceanic blue. Under it lay suddenly a low line of islands. The swells rolled south and east, battering Round Island, crunching on Men-a-Vaur, boiling in the black teeth of the Kettle. Then we were into the channel, and the scent of honeysuckle was pouring warm as motherhood off the flanks of Bryher. The swell was dying as we slid though the reflection of Cromwell’s Castle and rounded up. A flap and collapse of sails, and the anchor towed a white plume of bubbles into twenty feet of clean green water. A crab strolled over to inspect it, plain as your hand in front of your face. The swells were making dull concussions in the outer rocks. Here in the channel the water ebbed glassy past the hull. The colours went from blue through green, shallowed to West Indies turquoise, then paled into sandbanks that heaved themselves above the surface as the tide sank, making runways for scolding oystercatchers. Down there was St. Mary’s, with everything for the cruising yachtsman. To hell with it. Grasping the net firmly, I rowed under the fierce white sun to the empty beach where the terns were diving. We were back on Scilly, and it was time to go shrimping.

Sam Llewellyn, one of Britain’s favourite sea writers and the author of Hell Bay, the classic novel of the Isles of Scilly, was born on Tresco. He visits the islands regularly to sail and carry out research into Scilly’s history.


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ST. MARY’S ESSENTIALS Isles of Scilly Flowers We grow scented narcissi and show pinks all year round. Handpicked by us on The Flower Farm at Trenoweth, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, and delivered to your home by first class post. 01720 422666 www.islesofscillyflowers.com The Sandpiper At Sandpiper we pride ourselves on our sustainable clothing and accessories range. With inspirational and quality giftware sourced from local and Cornish origins we have something for all… pop in ...we’d love to see you. The Bank, Hugh Town jill@sandpiper-scilly.co.uk

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ST. MARY’S LOOK WHAT YOU’VE DISCOVERED! LIFE AT AN EASIER PACE STARTS HERE

St. Mary’s is the Isles of Scilly’s largest island. Covering an area less than 2.5 square miles, it is an island of colour and contrast that also acts as the major gateway to and from the mainland and to the "off islands". It’s also where 1,800 of the 2,200 island residents live. Hugh Town serves as the central hub, nestling as it does on a sandy isthmus between two beaches with its cluster of shops, banks, churches, post office, cafés, galleries, restaurants, pubs and the imposing Town Hall. Here you will also find the wonderful museum – a real gem and a multi-faceted introduction to everything on the islands. The island's community tends to converge on Hugh Town for family events, fundraisers and a good night out! Town Beach is a great vantage point looking across the bay to the Quay. Porthcressa on the other side, boasts a lovely new promenade with sheltered seating, gardens, a children’s play park and the new Visitor Information Point. Around the corner from Hugh Town, St. Mary’s Quay is always busy with daily activity – as colourful tripper boats to and fro across the water to the other islands, sailors and fishermen come and go, and islanders set their watches to the daily arrival and departure of the Scillonian III. With only 6 miles of road and more than 30 miles of paths and nature trails (10 of them coastal) away from the gentle

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hubbub of Hugh Street and the Quay, St. Mary’s is an easy-going safe haven of hidden treasures… The Garrison is the heavily fortified headland surrounding Star Castle; the frontline of England’s defences since the 16th Century. It is accessed via the Garrison Gate, an original arched gateway which dates back to 1742 – or, if you can find it, Sally Port, a low passageway squirrelled within the thick defensive walls designed to defend against surprise attacks on the Garrison. A popular walk around the defences yields panoramic views of all the islands. Young children will also love the Pirate Ship play park and freedom to run on the Garrison field – host to the world’s smallest football league!


St. Mary’s offers the most in terms of island adventure. A great way to explore the wilder landscapes and escape "up country" is on foot. If you don’t fancy the walk you can hire a bike or a golf buggy, or book a tour on the Island Rover or catch the Community Bus. You can also horse-ride around much of St. Mary’s or set off on the water. First stop might be the Lifeboat Station at the far end of Town Beach which displays paintings, models and many accounts of past rescues. Next door, Porthmellon Beach is popular with families and provides all the kit for windsurfing, sailing and kayaking alongside traditional six-oar pilot gig boats dating back to 1830. Opposite the beach you’ll find a host of art and craft studios and the whole area is protected by Harry’s Walls, the remains of uncompleted fortifications from 1551. Then make for the hills – via the truly secluded Carreg Dhu Garden, a wonderful spot to seek solitude amongst beautiful exotic plants – to McFarland’s Down to view the ancient Iron Age and Romano-British settlements at Bant’s Carn and Halangy Down. Further along the coast path you’ll reach the amazing Bronze Age tombs at Innisidgen just above the breathtaking Bar Point, which stretches toward St. Martin’s and Tresco and the site of a former causeway between the islands. Then meander on past Isles of Scilly Flowers at Trenoweth to Watermill Cove and Pelistry Bay where you can walk at low tide, “Famous Five” style, across to Toll's Island for a mini-adventure. Porth Hellick Bay epitomises much of Scilly with its nature trail that stretches back to the tiny hamlet of Holy Vale, amazing rock formations and its sheltered beach. It lays claim to the aptly named “loaded camel” rock and the memorial to Sir Cloudesley Shovel, the Admiral of the Fleet whose body was washed ashore here in 1707. As you head back on the circular tour, you’ll reach Old Town, a beautifully enclosed sandy bay flanked on one side by Old Town Church. It still holds Evensong services by candlelight, whilst the graveyard is dominated by a memorial to Augustus Smith, founder of Tresco Abbey Garden and the final resting place of former British Prime Minister, Harold Wilson. The pub, shop, artist studios and cafés also make Old Town an ideal base for a holiday. A short coastal walk around the headland from here back towards Hugh Town takes you out to Peninnis Lighthouse, and austere rock formations such as Pulpit Rock, Tooth Rock and the "sleeping giant". Finally, you can wrap up the tour at the Buzza Tower just above Porthcressa Beach – once a windmill, now a museum of curiosities with a camera obscura that provides incredible panoramic views.

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ST. MARY'S ESSENTIALS “The Paper Shop” (CJ Mumford) Serving the islands’ newspaper, magazine and periodical requirements since 1904. Confectioner, stationer, tobacconist and bookseller including Scilly’s longestrunning publication “The Scillonian”. Scilly’s only National Lottery outlet. 01720 422438 clive@clivemumford.wanadoo. co.uk

The Foredeck The longest established clothing store on Scilly… stocking the best in lifestyle brands… Joules, Musto, White Stuff, The North Face, Animal, plus fantastic footwear from Orca Bay and Merrell. Also Fay Page Silver. 01720 422933 scillyterry@gmail.com

49 Degrees 49 Degrees is the home of the famous I.O.S clothing brand… Worn with pride all over the world!!! Unique in-house designs for women, men and children… a truly Scillonian store. Visit our web shop at: www.49degrees.co.uk 01720 423288 sales@49degrees.co.uk

The Atlantic Inn A charming pub located on the harbour in the heart of St. Mary’s. Interiors ooze character and enticing menus have an emphasis on local produce – sit back, relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. 01720 422323 atlanticinn@staustellbrewery. co.uk


Retail therapy, Scilly style If you’re seeking a spot of retail therapy on St Mary’s, you’re in for a bit of a treat. Hugh Town retains its traditional high street feel with a post office, newsagent, butcher, baker, wine-merchant, hardware store and a deli, as well as souvenir shops and clothing stores. Amongst all that is Steamship House, offices for Isles of Scilly Travel where you should go if you have any queries regarding your travel plans. Mumford’s paper shop receives the daily newspapers around 11am. It also stocks popular magazines and games and goodies for children. You needn’t ever miss the National Lottery either; Mumford’s is the only place on Scilly where you can purchase tickets.

GETTING ABOUT ON ST. MARY'S D.J. Cabs Reliable first class service from Scillonian taxi company operating 7 days a week. Airport and Garrison pick up. Meet and greet service from Scillonian and airport. 2 x 9 seater vehicles catering for up to 16 passengers. Dogs free. 01720 423775 www.djcabs.co.uk

The Foredeck on Silver Street, just off the main street, is Scilly’s long-established clothes retailer. It’s been trading for 40 years. Musto, North Face, Mistral and White Stuff are all stocked here, as is a wide range of St Martin’s based Fay Page’s exquisite hand-made jewellery.

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Just across the way is 49 Degrees whose IOS brand has become synonymous with Scilly. You’ll see that famous crossed oars logo on colourful hoodies and T-shirts everywhere on the islands. The name comes from 49.55N 6.19W – the map reference for St Mary’s Quay.

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At the other end of the street, you’ll find another long-established shop – Sandpiper. It’s a haven of famous clothes brands like Weird Fish and Raging Bull. It also stocks smart sustainable brands like Braintree Bamboo and Hemp and classy Scilly keepsakes to take home. And just down the road is the Atlantic Hotel, Bar and Restaurant – one of St Austell Brewery’s finest with its lovely sun deck, wide range of fine ales and impressive menu. Elsewhere on St Mary’s (as well as across the islands), you’ll find galleries and pretty stalls on people’s doorsteps, selling everything from hand-crafted jewellery, bulbs and vegetables to lobsters and dressed crab meat. Getting around St Mary’s If you tire of walking on St Mary’s there’s a wonderful trio of taxi companies – Dial-a-Doux, D.J. Cabs and Toots Taxi – all offering friendly door-to-door services. Just give them a call and they’ll be there. They’ll even know precisely where you want to go! And if you fancy a cycle, then head for St Mary’s Bike Hire – the big yellow shop on The Strand! It stocks bikes, tandems, tagalongs and trailers at great daily and weekly rates. 28

Whether you need a door to door taxi or a personal island tour, we offer a friendly and reliable service. Operating 7 days a week our comfortable minibus seats 1-8 people. Give us a call!

Toots Taxi Offering a friendly, reliable and comfortable taxi service. We work daytimes and evenings, including Sundays, covering all of St. Mary’s. Available for quay pick ups and drop offs and meeting the Scillonian. 01720 422142 / 07570 624669 www.tootstaxi.co.uk St. Mary’s Bike Hire Cheap and simple hire options. Fun and easy for the whole family. Freedom to travel around at your leisure. Simply the best way to see St. Mary’s. Online booking facility. Open all year. 07796 638506 www.stmarysbikehire.co.uk Island Properties – Estate Agent Island Properties opened in 1989 by Tony Dingley, was the first independent estate agent on the Isles of Scilly. We deal with domestic and commercial property sales and can advise on the holiday and letting market. 01720 422327 www.scillyestateagents.com


TRESCO ESSENTIALS Tresco Stores and Deli Scilly’s premium emporium, with superb delicatessen, local produce, Tresco beef, fresh fruit and vegetables, fine wines and cheeses. Ask about our Dine at Home menus, prepared daily by our chefs and delivered to your door. 01720 422806 shop@tresco.co.uk

Bike Hire Cycling around couldn't be easier. The Bike Hire (next to Tresco Stores) has adult, kids and tag-along bikes available on a daily basis or for the whole length of your stay. Please be sure to call the Island Office to book in advance. 01720 422849 www.tresco.co.uk

Bryher Boat Services Bryher Boat Services runs year round. Regular trips to other islands and trips for birds and seals from February to October. Service to the mainland if disruption to flying. 01720 422886 info@bryherboats.co.uk


TRESCO KICK OFF YOUR SHOES – BAREFOOT BUT ALWAYS VERY CIVILISED

The island of Tresco oozes sophistication, with its top notch accommodation, fabulous deli, amazing eateries and awardwinning spa. But they take nothing away from the magnificent heath land and rocky landscapes, unspoilt beaches and rich heritage. In short, Tresco has a special allure of its very own. One of the islands’ biggest attractions and a must see for all visitors to the Isles of Scilly is the sub-tropical Tresco Abbey Garden. Established by Augustus Smith in the 19th Century, it houses a spectacular collection of plants from 80 countries from Brazil to Burma and New Zealand to South Africa. The Valhalla collection within the Garden is equally impressive with its colourful display of figureheads salvaged from the islands’ shipwrecks. Elsewhere, you’ll find an island packed with variety and interest. On the rugged coastline to the north, you’ll be able to listen to the ocean bellowing into Piper’s Hole and discover Bronze Age burial sites. The core of the island gives way to gentle well-tended fields stocking the island’s beef cattle, shady woodland, and Tresco’s freshwater pools and three bird hides. You’ll enjoy some of the best views on Scilly from the ruins of ancient castles and fortifications, whilst the beaches, in particular the glorious curve of Pentle Bay, will definitely impress!

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Tresco is a place for beachcombers and walkers to do as they please. For the more active, there’s bike hire and a sailing school in the summer, as well as restaurants and a fine pub. There’s a fantastic shop and a stylish art gallery with regular exhibitions. And keep your eyes peeled for the beautiful sculptures dotted around the landscape.


ST. MARTIN'S ESSENTIALS Polreath Tea Room Delicious homebaked cakes, freshly prepared lunches, afternoon cream teas or just a local beer; a warm welcome awaits you in our conservatory, plantsman’s garden or traditional Scillonian glasshouse. Open Sunday to Friday, April to September. Higher Town, St. Martin’s www.polreath.com

The Island Bakery Artisan breads, traditional Cornish pasties, filled rolls, hot savouries, pies, tarts, a selection of cakes, fair-trade coffee and homemade lemonade all freshly prepared and handmade on our premises using the finest local and Cornish ingredients. 01720 422111 www.theislandbakerystmartins.com

North Farm Gallery St. Martin’s Set in a charming converted barn, and showcasing the work of all our local artists, the Gallery houses a stunning collection of paintings, prints, jewellery, pottery and crafts, plus gifts, cards and books. Open all year. www.northfarmscilly.co.uk 01720 423028

St. Martin’s Vineyard, Winery and Visitor Centre Enjoy an informative tour and sample our unique selection of wines - or simply visit the visitor centre/shop. Open Tues, Wed, Thurs (11.00-4.00pm), by appointment or when the gate is open! See a working vineyard in action. 01720 423418 graham@stmartinsvineyard.co.uk


ST. MARTIN’S BE A FAMILY, BE YOURSELF, ON OUR SWEEPING WHITE BEACHES

St. Martin’s maintains a sense of island community that makes the most of its intense natural beauty. The first thing you’ll notice about St. Martin’s is the swathe of dazzling, sweeping beaches of powdery white sand, all lapped by translucent turquoise seas. From Bread and Cheese Cove and Lawrence’s Bay to Great Bay, Little Bay and Par Beach, you really couldn’t make it up! All of them jostle for the honour of best beach in the UK. St. Martin’s most prominent feature is the striking red and white daymark, erected in 1683 by Thomas Ekins, and reached by an exhilarating walk around Chapel Down. The spectacular flowers, plant life, rare birds and sensational views along the cliff path walks all add to the thrill of St. Martin’s unmistakable beauty. Exploring the islets of Nornour, Ganilly and Menawethan, meanwhile, will also allow you to spot the colonies of seals not so far off shore. Behind these truly beautiful scenes, there lies an enterprising and diverse community. The 120 or so inhabitants are industrious folk – offering a dive school, a vineyard, locally-inspired silver jewellery, Churchtown Farm, home of Scilly Flowers, the bakery, local eateries, a post office and general store, plus a range of gorgeous visitor accommodation. All of which make St. Martin’s an incredible voyage of discovery, if not for a day, then for an entire holiday stay.

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BRYHER ESSENTIALS Bryher Shop Freshly baked bread, deli, pasties, picnic food and local produce. A general store with a huge range of stock including beach toys and camping equipment. Come and try a slice of our famous Scillonian Tattie cake! 01720 423601 order@bryhershop.co.uk

Veronica Farm Fudge A family run business, producing a quality fudge with all natural ingredients sourced locally and ethically where possible. We use milk, butter and cream from Troytown Farm on St. Agnes. Contact Kris Taylor www.veronicafarmfudge.co.uk

Bryher Boatyard Bryher Boatyard provides boatshare in the island pilot gaff-rigged sailing boat and the Powercat twin-engined catamaran motorboat. Workshop facilities, storage and moorings. Chandler’s shop for fishing and nautical gifts. 01720 422702 bryherboatyard@hotmail.co.uk


BRYHER CALM ON THE EAST, DRAMATIC TO THE WEST

An island of dramatic contrast, diverse and beautiful, hardy yet homely, Bryher is a small island that packs a punch. It’s rugged to the north at Shipman Head, wild in the west where the Atlantic rollers thunder into Hell Bay, secluded in the south as Rushy Bay looks across to Samson and effortless in the East, as the glassy blue waters lap gently at the white sandy beaches around Green Bay. Bryher has a charm unique to itself and never fails to impress. It’s no wonder that Michael Morpurgo found Bryher the inspiration for his book Why the Whales Came and that it provided the setting for the subsequent film.

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If you walk the coastal path, you can climb the seven hills of Bryher in just over five miles. Although the total climb is nearly 1,000 feet in total, none of the “hills” rises more than 150 feet above sea level. Yet all yield stunning sea views in all directions. And the minute you step onto Bryher, you sense the strong community connection. Children run free and local produce stalls abound. The Bryher Shop, which stocks an amazing array of foods, the Bryher Boatyard where you can purchase all your chandlery and fishing gear, and the bar, campsite and artists’ studios all enrich the simple pleasures that make up Bryher. And when the South Westerlies whip up, there’s nowhere better to storm watch than at Hell Bay!


ST. AGNES ESSENTIALS The Turks Head The most south westerly pub in Britain in a magnificent location. Take a boat trip over for an evening drink. Open throughout the season serving delicious food, CAMRA ales, whiskies and rums. 01720 422434 theturksagnes@googlemail.com

Troytown Farm & Dairy Milk and cream from Troytown’s tiny herd makes our delicious ice cream and dairy produce. Visit our little farm shop and try some. Farm reared pork & beef also available. We deliver anywhere in Scilly. 01720 422360 www.troytown.co.uk

Coastguards CafĂŠ Situated above Santa Warna Cove behind Coastguard Cottages with one of the wildest views in the UK. Family owned serving great coffee and delicious homemade lunches using local produce. Wifi access and lots of seating inside and out. 01720 423747 tristanhick@hotmail.co.uk


ST. AGNES DETERMINEDLY DIFFERENT, RUGGEDLY BEAUTIFUL, UNMISTAKEABLY ST. AGNES

St. Agnes is a thriving community of working farms, creative flair and a proud, proactive island intent on maintaining its reputation for romance and resourcefulness. The island also boasts one of the best views from a pub garden anywhere in the UK, with campsite views not far behind! Together with neighbouring Gugh, separated by a sandbar only at high tide, St. Agnes is Britain’s most south-westerly community. When all the other islands were connected as a single land mass, a deep channel separated St. Agnes from St. Mary’s. This feeling of independence remains even today. You’ll notice straight away the island’s most notable landmark – the lighthouse,

which was built in 1680 by Trinity House with copper lamps and 21 revolving reflectors. Today it is a private house and simply serves as a daymark  for shipping. On your travels, you’ll come across Beady Pool or the cricket pitch where legends tell of shipwreck victims buried under the chamomile lawns. We also recommend you sneak a peek at the tiny church’s striking, newly-commissioned stainedglass window. Then head off in search of the circular maze of rounded beach stones on the west side of Castella Down, rumoured to have been built by a lighthouse keeper centuries ago. Periglis meanwhile, is a shell collector’s paradise with views across to Annet, the Western Rocks and Bishop Rock Lighthouse. Check out the sculptured rocks and cairns that dot Wingletang Down, and then head for Gugh to find the Old Man – a standing stone 9ft tall, believed to be associated with Bronze Age rituals. And don’t even think about leaving before tasting the delicious ice-creams from the Troytown Farm and Dairy! You can also sample the delights of the island's restaurants, cafés, farm stalls and an impressively-stocked grocery store. And of course the pub, The Turks Head, is Britain's most South Westerly pub and is also perhaps the only one in the world where you can hear shearwaters on your walk home. They call them the sirens of the sea – the souls of lost sailors returned.


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DON'T LEAVE SCILLY WITHOUT… SCILLY SOOTHES AND STIMULATES IN EQUAL MEASURES, WHETHER TICKLING YOUR PALATE OR ASSAULTING YOUR SENSES

There are many of us who freely admit to being truly, madly, deeply in love with Scilly. The islands have worked their way into our hearts over the years and today we are utterly smitten. Why? First, there’s the sheer beauty and peace of the landscapes and seascapes. Next, there is the islands’ unmistakable atmosphere, one that strikes an easy balance between familiarity and otherness. Then there’s their rich cultural mix, a combination of 21st-century loveliness and the security of tradition. Finally, all this is heightened by the knowledge that these low-lying islands are mere dots in the middle of the wide sea. It’s no wonder they are so enchanting. Sometimes, when on Scilly, it is enough to just observe and absorb what’s around you. At other times you feel like exploring, and it is for those moments of discovery that we have gathered together a few thoughts about some of the people and places that make the Isles of Scilly so special.

SCILLY GARDENS An abundance of planting and an unparalleled intensity of colour will strike you as you wander through Tresco Abbey Garden and marvel at the huge banks of lime-green succulents, towering spires of echium and fluffy drifts of agapanthus.

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The garden’s sub-tropical specimens, which were gathered from around the world but flourish despite the sea spray and Atlantic gales, are much discussed and photographed, but to see them for yourself, dazzling in the summer sunshine, is different again. In other seasons there is plenty to see, too; in fact the planting is so varied that there is a steady succession of blooms all year round. Don’t miss the haunting Valhalla figureheads that hide amid the garden, a reminder of the ships that have come to grief in the treacherous Scillonian waters.


CREATIVE SCILLY A bike is positively the best way to explore Tresco and, as you circle the island, be sure to stop off at Gallery Tresco in New Grimsby. Here, via a rolling programme of exhibitions from February to November, you will see how the islands have inspired numerous artists to find expression in sculpture, ceramics, painting and more. All offer a new perspective on Scilly in all its moods. Highlights include the dreamy landscapes of Andrew Tozer and John Bampfield, and the naïve simplicity of seascapes by Emma Jeffryes; there’s a touching realism, too, about Geoffrey Bickley’s carved wooden birds, which are fashioned from driftwood and inspired by wildlife on the islands’ shores. Another facet of Scilly’s artistic community is on show at the Phoenix Craft Workshop and Gallery on St. Mary’s. Take a ten-minute walk from Hugh Town, heading to Porthmellon, and you’ll come across a co-operative of five small creative businesses. The studio was set up in 1991 by stained-glass artist Oriel Hicks, whose commissioned windows you might already have spotted around the islands, notably in the churches on Bryher and St. Agnes. A visit to Phoenix is a good chance to stock up on gifts to take home to the mainland – think Oriel’s

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fused glass jewellery, atmospheric paintings and prints by Imogen Bone, marine-inspired screen prints and linocuts by Vickie Heaney. And, if you feel inclined to get creative yourself, Phoenix offers regular craft workshops so you can return home with a new-found skill. Hop over to St. Martin’s for two more creative inspirations that are uniquely Scilly – the exquisite jewellery of Fay Page and the lovely converted barn that’s North Farm Gallery. Here, in Higher Town, you will find collections of many local artists in many different media. Look out for Sue Lewington’s iconic and much loved watercolours and books, and the evocative stoneware pottery of Caroline Gillett – both inspired by lives lived on Scilly. Down at Lower Town Fay and her husband Rob Davis fashion covetable gold and silver mementoes of Scilly, from cowrie shells and starfish to flowers and boats, and make them into an enticing array of rings, necklaces, charms and earrings. All are displayed in their studio and workshop amongst local finds such as re-purposed gig paddles and cabinets made from old boat timbers. Check in advance for opening times, and then treat yourself to something really special that perfectly embodies the spirit of Scilly. Read Fay’s story in her own words on page 44.


Fay Page – Open Studio

Phoenix Craft Workshops

Scilly Flowers

Husband and wife duo Fay and Rob make jewellery that is worn across Scilly and beyond, all from their St. Martin’s workshop. Their beautiful studio made from reclaimed materials and ships’ timbers displays lovely jewellery.

Take a 10 minute stroll to Porthmellon and visit this thriving cooperative of artists and craftspeople. Locally produced gifts and souvenirs. Tuition and workshops available for all ages and abilities – call for details and bookings.

Scilly’s postal flower service - pop into Churchtown Farm to order gift boxes of island grown, scented flowers and find out how this innovative flower farm works.

01720 423017 www.faypage.co.uk

01720 422900 www.phoenixcrafts.co.uk

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01720 422169 www.scillyflowers.co.uk


MAKING MEMORIES chapter beginning – beach-based activities were now a possibility; endless swimming and beachcombing and salt-encrusted hair became part of the holiday tradition and I decided to come over to work at Juliet’s Garden for the summer. I realised that summer that I wasn’t alone in being a Scilly-phile, there were plenty of others out there also over to work and play for the summer. Some of those fellow Scillyphiles of 1990 are still good friends today, some, like me, have settled here and there are those who still return annually. Some drift back occasionally in between travels for their fix – there is no denying that Scilly can just captivate you and once it does you have to return.

We always visited in late October and I still can’t smell crisped bracken or sweet blackberries without being transported back to those childhood holidays. For the fifty weeks that I wasn’t on Scilly I genuinely pined for the place, my teenage bedroom was a shrine to the islands – postcards, photos, a ship’s bell, pot buoys and endless pebbles dotted around. School friends thought I was obsessed and my English teacher told me in no uncertain terms that my next GCSE assignment must not be about Scilly – again. I agreed and smugly wrote about the ‘journey’ to Scilly instead, detailing the over-night drive with our duvets in the car and the heady excitement when we hit Penzance in the early hours and saw the palm trees – we certainly didn’t have palm trees in Yorkshire! The giddiness on reaching the airport after a few hours sleep in the car would be at fever pitch. When we arrived I’d be straight up to the Garrison or up to Penninis to climb my favourite rock or sit for hours looking out to sea. Whatever the weather I was happy to be back in Scilly. After many autumnal trips it came as quite a revelation to visit one August – jeans and jumpers were replaced with bare feet as it felt like we were in the tropics (don’t forget I lived in Yorkshire). I now had a new Scilly

Twenty years on and I live on St. Martin’s with my own family who, despite still being young are already starting to realise what a unique place they’re living in – our walk to school can be along the tiny road or along the beach and the simple things are fascinating – shell searching, sea watching, or sucking the nectar from the sweet honeysuckle. The work that we do as jewellers is greatly influenced by the unusual surroundings; those endless holiday beach finds, mementoes and tokens are what we now create in silver and gold. Our workshop is almost an extension of my teenage Scilly shrine with lots of reclaimed and found objects adorning the studio. In the time I’ve lived here it has been lovely to see teenagers, who first came here as toddlers, spending their summers camping and working, I’m sure we’ll see them again with their own children who will in turn be captivated in just the same way as those before them.


ACTIVE SCILLY It is only by immersing yourself in the clear waters around the islands that you can fully appreciate their richness. And St. Martin’s Dive School can help you explore it to your heart’s content. This company runs watery adventures for all ability levels, from beginners’ try dives to serious wreck-diving. No experience is required to go snorkelling with seals, though – an exhilarating and fascinating way to get up close and personal with these elegant creatures in their natural habitat. What a thrill to be swimming with such graceful animals in their own element; this experience will make you feel utterly at one with the ocean. For those happier above water, there is plenty to do at The Sailing Centre on

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Porthmellon Beach, St. Mary’s (you’ll also find them on Tresco in high summer). Friendly instructors offer myriad ways to play on the water, from windsurfing and sailing to stand-up paddle-boarding and kayaking. The clear shallow waters, sheltered bays and uninhabited shorelines make Scilly a watersports dream, whether you want to have a fun day out withan instructor or follow an accredited course. Experienced paddlers, sailors and windsurfers, meanwhile, can hire all the gear and go it alone. Another fabulous way to stay fit and active while on Scilly is to rent a bike from St. Mary’s Bicycle Hire. Though cars are allowed on this island, the roads are quiet and the terrain beautifully cyclefriendly, plus there are lots of coastal and inland tracks if you want to get to the heart of the island. You can circle


St. Mary’s in just a couple of hours, but it's a good idea to stop off and enjoy the views, the beaches and the cafés along the way. All in all it’s a blissful way to travel, because somehow life in the slow lane really suits Scilly. One stop-off that comes highly recommended is a leisurely afternoon at The Isles of Scilly Golf Club, the most south-westerly course in England. It has nine glorious holes (18 tees) and enjoys some of the finest views on the islands – enough to distract even the most conscientious of golfers. The balcony at The Club House, where they serve delicious food and welcome refreshments, is a particular highlight of this wonderfully informal outfit, which extends a warm welcome to members and non-members alike. There is also an option to explore on horseback, courtesy of St. Mary’s Riding Centre minutes from Pelistry beach. See secret Scilly as you trek along coastal bridleways, country lanes, farm tracks and white sandy beaches. The ultimate pleasure, though, is to take your horse for a paddle – all against the backdrop of the Scillonian seascape. It’s thrilling for beginners and experienced riders alike.

Although Scilly abounds with natural ways to stay active, the Council of the Isles of Scilly has added some fine community facilities over the years that the islanders use all year round and which are there for you too. They’re just out of town by the wonderful new school. There’s a newly equipped gym for those who like to get into their exercise with the latest challenging cardiovascular kit and weights – it’s all there at Carn Gwaval Gym with qualified instructors on hand to advise too. For racquet sports and indoor activities including table-tennis, netball and badminton, the brand new Queen Elizabeth Sports Hall is next door, together with the outdoor multi use games area (MUGA) and a large astroturf field for hockey, rounders, football and other energetic stuff. Further up country at Normandy, there’s an indoor swimming pool with open sessions, swimming lessons and aquafit. Visitors are very welcome to use it all. Just visit www.activescilly.co.uk or call 01720 424373 to find out about all the sport and fitness activities that you can add to your holiday on Scilly.


St. Mary’s Riding Centre A warm welcome awaits you at St. Mary’s Riding Centre. We offer riding lessons and scenic beach and coastal treks on beautiful and well mannered horses. We cater for all abilities, including first time riders. 01720 423855 www.horsesonscilly.co.uk

The Isles of Scilly Golf Club, The Clubhouse & Bowling Green

Relaxed and informal and open to everyone. We have a 9 hole, 18 tee course and provide everything you need to play. The Clubhouse serves delicious lunches and dinner with superb views from the restaurant and balcony. Bowling green – £2.50 PPPH a great family activity. 01720 422692 www.islesofscillygolfclub.co.uk

St. Martin’s Dive School Come snorkelling with the seals and have an unforgettable wildlife experience. No previous experience is required and all equipment will be provided. We also offer diving and can cater for all levels of expertise. 01720 422848 www.scillydiving.com


Kaffeehaus Salbei

Round Island Crèpes

A unique Bavarian café on Scilly. It specialises in delicacies such as Apfelstrudel, fresh German Bread, German beer and smoked sausages. Open daily from 11am-5pm. We are in the Scilly Food Guide for both our food and our relaxed ambience.

At the Round Island Crèpe tricycle you will find a delicious selection of hot, sweet and savoury crepes, cooked to order with a wide variety of fillings.

01720 422440 Sage House, High Lanes, St. Mary’s

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Trading on and around the Porthcressa beach area, lunchtimes and evenings.

Juliet’s Garden Restaurant & Bar Perfect seaside eating – homemade and imaginative dishes served inside or out on our terraces, enjoying unrivalled views of the sea, boats and harbour. Open daily and most evenings. Fabulous food. Fabulous view. www.julietsgardenrestaurant. co.uk 01720 422228


SCILLY FOOD & DRINK The local fare on Scilly is an utter delight. From seafood and island-reared beef to home-grown veg and farmhouse produce, not to mention the islands’ own wine and beer, there’s an abundance of treats in store.

Lots of local ingredients – including delicious St. Mary’s crab – can be found on the menu at award winning Juliet’s Garden Restaurant, which perches high above Porthloo beach. It serves fabulous food throughout the day and has become something of an institution since it was opened as a small tea garden by Juliet May more than 30 years ago. Whether you eat inside the bright and breezy restaurant or outside on the sunny terrace, a first-class view over the harbour and across to the off-islands comes free with your meal. Another favourite haunt on St. Mary’s is Kaffeehaus, which was set up by Sabine Schraudolph when she left her native

Spero’s Beach Café and Restaurant

Tanglewood Kitchen @ The Post Office

Spero’s enjoys a stunning location on Porthmellon beach just a few minutes' walk from town. Café by day, restaurant by night. Sit on our deck and soak up the beach life or enjoy the sunset with a fantastic meal prepared with fresh local ingredients.

Diverse food retail shop @ The Post Office specialising in homemade ready meals, fresh fish and IOS shellfish, gourmet sandwiches, American import foods and fine wines. We stock IOS eggs, vegetables, ales and ice cream. Bespoke catering available.

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The Pilot’s Gig Restaurant Hayden and Laurieann reopened the Pilot’s Gig in 2013. Passionate about local produce they source their fish from the quay, just 50m away! Offering late openings, WIFI, and BYOB nights, this underground treasure is full of Scilly character. 01720 422654 thepilotsgig@live.co.uk


Bavaria and followed her heart to Scilly. Sabine – and St. Mary’s – have never looked back. Her food is a wonderful Bavaria-meets-Scilly fusion, and her breads, soups and apple strudels are a revelation. Die-hard fans can stay at Sabine’s B&B (called the Isles of Scilly Country Guesthouse) to enjoy such fare at every opportunity. Bliss.

as much local produce as possible. Cornish sea bass, local scallops and Scillonian crab seem all the more tasty when you enjoy them on the terrace looking out to sea. The Pilot's Gig, in the heart of Hugh Town, re-opened last year. The new owners Hayden Simpson and Laurieann Wilson also pride themselves on serving local fare. You can't get fish any fresher – it comes from the quay just 50m away! Food is a passion on the off islands, too. St. Martin’s boasts the brilliant Island Bakery, with pasties, pies and cakes galore, and there are excellent home-made cakes to be enjoyed at Polreath Tea Rooms, not to mention exceptionally fine wines from St. Martin’s Vineyard and Winery.

While picnics are often the order of the day on Scilly, there’s an easier way to feed hungry holidaymakers in the midday sun. Anyone relaxing at Porthcressa should keep an eye out for a tricycle selling Round Island Crepes. Choose from a host of sweet or savoury crepes, cooked to order, right there on the beach. Recommended combos include roasted vegetable and mature cheddar cheese, followed by banana and white chocolate. Here’s another insider’s tip for anyone whose mission on Scilly is to relax: why not take advantage of the ready-made meals cooked up by Euan and Lindsay Rodger at the Tanglewood Kitchen Company? They are based at The Post Office on St. Mary’s and can deliver anything from a snack to a whole dinner party straight to your self-catering accommodation, saving you time and effort, not to mention the washing-up. Expect only the finest ingredients made into mouth-watering dishes, from fish pie and duck confit to raspberry soufflé and hot chocolate fondant. Another favourite foodie haven has to be Spero’s, a chilled-out eatery on beautiful Porthmellon Beach. It is housed in an old boat shed, where owners Amelia and Richard Mills pride themselves on using 50

Tresco and Bryher, meanwhile, host an impressive Food Festival each autumn to showcase their fare, which includes locally caught seafood and Tresco-reared beef. Among these gems is Veronica Farm Fudge, which is hand-made on Bryher from Scillonian milk, butter and clotted cream, and is sold from a little stall at the farm’s gate. Tresco's Ruin Café has to-die-for pizzas with a beach-side terrace to match, whilst the award-winning Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher boasts the mouth-watering pop-up Crab Shack. Over on St. Agnes you’ll find fine ice-cream, butter, milk and yoghurt at Troytown Farm, Scilly’s only dairy producer. Choose your ices from more than 30 flavours, or try live yoghurt topped off with various delights including home-grown raspberries and blackberries. Still on St. Agnes, there’s the cool Coastguard Café, which serves great coffees, cakes, cream teas and lunches by day and then transforms into the fabulous High Tide Restaurant in the evenings. So there you have it: a few pieces of local knowledge that will make your stay on Scilly even more fulfilling. You’ll doubtless find your own favourites to add to this selection, and will, in time, write your own Scilly story to pass on to others. And if you really and truly fall in love – enough to live here for ever – Island Properties will find you the perfect place.


Scilly Flowers

Scilly’s postal flower service Simply beautiful gift boxes of scented flowers

scillyflowers.co.uk 01720 422169 Churchtown Farm, St Martin’s, Isles of Scilly TR25 0QL


Natural Scilly The whole of the Isles of Scilly is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - right down to the last grain of sand. Most of Scilly’s coastal and countryside paths, including those on uninhabited islands such as Samson and St. Helen’s, are managed by the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust so you can enjoy easy access to our beautiful landscapes and make the most of exploring our wonderful wildlife and rich heritage. You can also join a designated tour, walk or boat trip to enjoy a personal and close-up experience of what our special landscapes and seascapes have to offer. The Atlantic Grey Seals here in Scilly make up one of Europe’s most important breeding populations. We are also home to rare seabirds, with 75% of the world’s Manx shearwater population breeding on the isles. If you look closely on a nature walk, you could spot our very own Scilly shrew, a species that is unique to the islands. You’ll also be able to enjoy the spectacle of elm groves as Scilly is one of the few places in the UK where elm trees thrive. Buzzing around us, particularly in summer, you may be lucky enough to gaze at the Scilly bee which has also evolved here and is found only on the islands. At night, you’ll marvel at our wonderfully dark and clear skies – some of the best in the country – so you can kick off an evening with an informative bat walk before indulging in a spot of amazing star gazing. And for the passionate history lover, Scilly has more “Scheduled Monuments” per hectare than anywhere else in Britain. Whatever your interests in wildlife, landscape and heritage, Scilly gives you the freedom to explore, to learn and to appreciate. We’re immensely proud of our precious island environment which is why we always ask that you leave nothing but footprints and take nothing but photographs and memories.

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Puffins Puffins are the smallest auks that breed in Scilly. They arrive at the end of April and usually leave around mid-July. You might catch a glimpse of them on a boat trip around the uninhabited islands. It is said that the Islanders traditionally paid their rent to the Crown in ‘puffins’ rather than in cash.

Orange Birdsfoot Some of Scilly’s plants are native species - the Dwarf pansy and Orange birdsfoot are found nowhere else in Britain.

Oil Beetle The Oil Beetle has an incredible life cycle. The female digs a hole in the ground and lays eggs. The larvae hatch, climb to the top of a flowering plant and, if very lucky, hitch a ride on a bee. The larvae winter in the bee’s nest feeding on eggs, larvae and honey. After pupating the fully formed beetle leaves the bee’s nest to start the cycle again.

Atlantic Grey Seals Scilly’s resident population of Atlantic Grey seals is one of the most important in Europe. During good weather local tripper boats go to the Eastern Isles and Western Rocks to look at the seals.


Given our stunning environment, it should come as no surprise that the entire Isles of Scilly are designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Our ancient landscape is constantly changing, yet it has always retained its understated beauty. During the past 10,000 years, rising sea-levels have drowned parts of Scilly, leaving prehistoric field boundaries and settlements visible beneath the sea. On a time-scale closer to home, the tide’s daily ebb and flow continuously changes the size, shape and character of every island. It is against this backdrop of change – in geological time and on a daily basis – that plants, animals and people shape today’s archipelago. Scilly remains a living, vibrant community where people play a vital role in protecting and managing the exceptional landscape. Indeed, land management and community vitality are inseparably tied – and have been for years gone by. Our stunning landscape is managed by farmers, the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust and environmental managers, including archaeologists. Their work creates and maintains many of the islands’ environmental treasures, including the iconic flower fields first created in the 19th Century, the rugged heathlands, and Scilly’s numerous archaeological sites.

Keeping Scilly special Everyone on the islands hopes you enjoy your stay here. There are a few things that we can all do to keep Scilly special; – Wildlife and historic sites are fragile. Please respect them so they can be enjoyed by future generations. – Please follow restrictions on visiting the uninhabited islands as all are important for our wonderful wildlife. – Water is precious in Scilly, so please use only what you need. – Please dispose of your waste properly and recycle wherever possible. – Please keep dogs on a lead, particularly on beaches and farmland, and do remember to clean up after them. – Please do not feed the gulls. They find enough food naturally. – Dark night skies are an important feature of the AONB. Please turn off lights when they are not needed. – Get the best out of Scilly’s living, working landscape by purchasing local produce, arts and crafts.

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Leatherback Turtles Sea turtles are occasionally seen around the Isles of Scilly, normally offshore in deep water. Leatherback turtles may pass by Scilly on their migration routes as they search for shoals of jellyfish. Rarely a turtle gets stranded in Scilly and needs assistance.

Scilly Bee The Scilly Bee is unique to the islands. It is easily recognised because it is the only brown or orange-brown bumblebee in Scilly.

Thrift Thrift – also called sea pink – is common on Scilly’s heathlands. Thrift gets a good foothold on bare rock by penetrating cracks with a long tap-root.

Dolphins Dolphins can sometimes be seen from the Scillonian III ferry and from other boats moving around the islands. Most of the time dolphins are busy feeding but they may decide to play with the boat and do a bit of bow riding.

Common

Bottlenose


Ocean Sunfish This bizarre looking fish can sometimes be seen around Scilly during the summer months. Ocean sunfish are one of the largest of all bony fishes. They can weigh up to 1.5 tonnes and reach approximately 2m in size.

Scilly Shrew The Scilly Shrew is not found on the British mainland. The Scilly shrew is, in fact, a subspecies of the lesser white-toothed shrew which, curiously, is not found on the British mainland either.

Eelgrass Plants are important in the underwater world around Scilly. Eelgrass is unusual because it is a type of flowering plant which can reproduce underwater – it has waterproof pollen!

THE CHAMPIONS It’s our annual pilgrimage. Each July, as soon as we have arrived from the mainland on St. Martin’s, we walk round the coast by Perpitch beach to the high cliffs beyond the Day Mark where the fulmars nest. Their chicks are always slow in fledging – so even this late in the summer, if we are fool enough to stand at the very edge of a fifty foot drop to inspect their bare perches in the rocks, we are certain to see the helpless balls of grey down which are the fulmars’ young. Undisturbed, the parents are happy to behave and look like dull gulls and almost get away with it – until they need to fly, that is, until they have to go out hunting for some offal feed, until they have to see off people like us. These are lesser albatrosses in disguise, aggressive birds and capable of snorting noxious spit over anything or anyone that threatens them. But of all the Scilly birds, I think, they are the champions, flying from the shoulders with strong and measured beats and not flapping from the elbows like the feebler gulls. They are a thrilling sight. They have never disappointed us since we first came to Scilly thirty years ago and they will reward us when we come again, next year…

Song Thrush The song thrush is increasingly rare on the mainland but in Scilly there is a very high population of breeding thrushes, possibly 12 times higher than anywhere else in the UK.

Red Barbed Ant Named from the red hairs on its body. First discovered in 1896, it has always been rare.

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Booker Prize nominee Jim Crace is a long-term visitor to St. Martin’s. Readers will recognise aspects of Scilly in his novels The Gift of Stones (the Iron Age village on Halangy Down), Signals of Distress (the Victorian kelping industry), The Pesthouse (St. Helen’s), and Being Dead (the dunes at Par Beach and on Samson, and all the shallows of Scilly).


PERFECT DAYS Artist Carolyn Mendelsohn – Professional Photographer of the Year 2013 (lifestyle section) has worked internationally, with creative pieces ranging from large scale theatre performances through to site specific film installations. She visits the Isles of Scilly every year with her partner John and three children – Oscar, Sam and Poppy. Here she shares with us some of her images and impressions of Scilly.

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Feeling Free I remember my first visit; my youngest child Poppy was 10 weeks old, I had over packed, and was over prepared (a hang-up from my short stay in the Brownies). Our intention was to visit once, to explore a part of the country we had never seen. But the magic of these special islands entered our lives, and the white sandy beaches, the unique qualities of the off islands, the quality of light, keep our interest and hold us in their thrall. I don’t think I have been anywhere where I have felt so free. Eight years on and the children are still excited to visit, and sad to leave. According to the youngest, the Easter Bunny is from the islands and there is magic in the sand. As we walk through the lanes, we come across little stalls filled with freshly grown vegetables, eggs, fudge, fish, flowers, and crafts. Really, what is not to love! Early every morning the children get up and run to the nearest stall to buy eggs and freshly picked vegetables. There is always an honesty box to place the money in, and somewhere to return the egg boxes for recycling. A simple but wonderful thing.

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Island Medicine When we arrive on the islands, there is always a sense of relief. I remember Sam (aged three) on his second visit, leaping off the boat, and running in the sea and sand, shouting jubilantly ‘I know this place, I know this place!’, as if the Isles of Scilly were in his blood. Here we can experience the simplicity of being away from the rush and chaos of our home lives. The Scillonian beauty, wild and tamed, and the magic of the place fills us, and as we leave, we leave refreshed and invigorated, like we have taken some island medicine. We can’t wait to return.

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The Year of the Sandhopper There was the year, or thinking about it, two years where hours were spent on beaches across the islands; the children insistent that we should always take buckets with us - everywhere! By foot, on boats, in shops and cafĂŠs; just in case we were going to the beach, which of course would be our destination. The children, buckets in hand, hurtling down the little lanes to the beach; to sit on the sand, to stare in a strange concentrated way at the ground. There they could be seen filling buckets; with sand? No; with shells? Not this time; with seaweed? No. They filled the buckets with as many sandhoppers as they could find. Once the buckets were full (ish) they would take great pleasure in emptying them. The sandhopper: a little creature, an insect that jumps about, much loved by the kids.

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The Wildlife

The Kids

I remember the African Cuckoo resting in the branch of a small tree, almost tame in its confidence; the Egret that we got terribly excited about in the little pool of water; the seals bobbing in the sea by the rocks, at sunset every night. All nature here is abundantly alive and surrounding us. The displays are just for us, because being seemingly alone on the edge of the beach, or walking around really does make you feel like the only people on the islands.

We lost our kids this year. After eight holidays in Scilly we lost them; to the islands, to their friends who live there, for a whole week. We didn’t know what to do with ourselves. Honestly, we pondered for a bit, and then we got on with it. We got our books out, looked, and read and walked and talked; back to being just the two of us, a couple.

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Once a year I allow myself to imagine a simpler more beautiful life. I imagine what it is like to live on the islands full-time. I fantasise about moving lock stock and camera equipment to live here. The children would love it, and so would I. Reality makes this impossible so I make do with our magical week in this entrancing place. We only planned on coming here to visit once, as we like change and travel and exploration, but the pull of the place is impossible to resist. It has become part of our mental landscape, part of the children’s lives, so we come back here every year for a week and love it more each time.

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Staying on Scilly The perfect holiday starts with the perfect place. From converted barns to castles, from 4-star hotels to self catering and camping, there's a range of options to suit every taste and every budget.


BOOK CONFIDENTLY USING OUR LISTINGS... Accommodation quality ratings VisitEngland’s classifications are used throughout the islands. VisitEngland, VisitScotland, VisitWales and the AA assess hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and campsites to the same criteria, awarding one to five stars or pennants. The ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. In the index overleaf, “P” denotes an estimated award that is pending at the time of going to print. VisitEngland’s ratings made easy!

T Simple, practical, no frills. TT Well presented and well run. TTT Good level of quality and comfort. TTTT Excellent standard throughout. TTTTT Exceptional, and with a degree of luxury. You can find more details about the VisitEngland assessment scheme at www.visitengland.com Our Approved Accommodation Scheme The Isles of Scilly Approved Accommodation Scheme accreditation means that the properties have been independently assessed to meet industry “safe, legal and clean” requirements. All properties must have achieved these minimum levels (or be VisitEngland rated) before they can advertise in this brochure. The Green Tourism Business Scheme This scheme recognises efforts made to reduce impact on the environment. Energy and water efficiency, recycling, minimising waste and use of local produce are all taken into account. Other accreditations These are included by our accommodation providers to give you more assurance and information about their offer, including schemes such as the Good Hotel Guide and Trip Advisor. 64

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1 Property type HO - Hotel HB - Half Board B&B - Bed & Breakfast FA - Flexible SC - Self Catering CS - Campsite 2 Price Details are given in pounds sterling Per Person Per Night (PPPN) for serviced accommodation and Per Unit Per Week (PUPW)for self catering accommodation. This is given in ranges from the lowest price in low season to the highest price in high season. 3 Rating Our smaller adverts can’t fit in the symbols for all the accreditation that a property may have gained. If in doubt, please check websites or pick up the phone. 4 Facilities We have had to limit the number of icons, so please check when booking if you have particular needs. 5 Map reference This indicates where, on St. Mary’s, the property is located. There are no map references for properties on the off islands. 6 Island short codes Mry - St. Mary's Mtn - St. Martin's Agn - St. Agnes

Tre - Tresco Bry - Bryher

7 Min child age Most accommodation providers on Scilly welcome children. Please refer to the accommodation index which shows minimum ages of children welcomed, or indicates with a dash (-) that the property is regrettably unsuitable for children of any age.


82-194

92-198

Any

Y

F-D A5

72

Y

-

135-320

Any

Y

M-N

107

3S

26

Y

Y

65-128

75-138

Any

Y

M-N H5

3

25

3

Y

75-115

95-135

Any

Y

M-O D4 75

3

33

Y

Y

80-145

95-160

Any

Y

M-O C4

Dogs welcome

Min child age

Page number

Y

-

Map reference

4

25

Opening months

Grnd floor rooms

38

4

£ Price DB&B PPPN Low – High

Single rooms

£ Price B&B PPPN Low – High

Number of rooms

4S

Rating

Property

Island

... AND INDEX

Hotel Mry Star Castle Hotel Bry Hell Bay Mry St. Mary's Hall Hotel Mry The Atlantic Mry Tregarthen's Hotel

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Disabled access

Green Tourism Gold

Green Tourism Silver

Sea views

Single rooms

Ground floor bedrooms

(does not necessarily imply

suitability for disabled)

B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P 2 Q

Guest lounge

Tea & coffee making in lounge

Tea & coffee making

Real fire

Heating all rooms

Heating included in price

WiFi

Broadband

g h i j k l m n o p q r

Evening meals available

to non residents

Special diets catered for

Packed lunches available

Licensed

Televisions

Washing machine

Tumble dryer

Ironing facilities

Dishwasher

Hairdryer

Children minimum age

and late season only

Cot

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Gardens / patio

Linen hire

Linen provided

Electricity included in price

Dogs welcome / accepted

by arrangement Open over Christmas and/or New Year

Midweek booking all season

Midweek booking early

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Insurance As the Isles of Scilly are an off-shore destination, it is advisable to take out holiday insurance to guard against delays due to weather or other eventualities.

Key to facilities Hotel, B&B and self catering...

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Hot and cold water

Handwash basins

Showers

Washing up facilities

Gas exchange

Electric hookup

Freezer pack

Food shop

Disabled access

Equipment transport

Towing of trailers

Telephone

Washing machine

Tumble dryer

Sea views

Children minimum age

WiFi

73 74


92-198

Any

Y

F-D A5

72

-

135-320

Any

Y

M-N

107

3S

26

Y

Y

65-128

75-138

Any

Y

M-N H5

3

25

Y

Y

75-115

95-135

Any

Y

M-O D4 75

Min child age

£ Price B&B PPPN Low – High

Page number

82-194

Y

Map reference

Y

-

Opening months

Ground floor rooms

Y

25

Dogs welcome

Single rooms

38

4

£ Price DB&B PPPN Low – High

Number of rooms

4S

Rating

Property

Island

Accommodation Index

Hotel Mry Star Castle Hotel Bry Hell Bay Mry St. Mary's Hall Hotel Mry The Atlantic Mry Tregarthen's Hotel

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73

3

33

Y

-

80-145

95-160

Any

Y

M-O C4

74

Mry Schooners Hotel

2S

12

Y

-

45-95

75-95

5+

-

A-O E5

75

Mry Bell Rock Hotel

2

23

Y

Y

49-99

69-119

6+

-

F-N G6 76

Mry Carntop Guest House

4S

3

-

Y

52

72

7+

Y

J-D J7

Mry Greenlaws Guest House

4S

3

-

Y

40

60

Any

-

F-N U7

77

Mtn Polreath Guest House

4

3

-

-

50-55

-

Any

-

A-S

105

Mry Shearwater Guest House

4

6

-

Y

35-42

54-61

12+

-

J-D E6

77

Mry Wingletang Guest House

4

8

Y

-

36-45

54-63

6+

-

M-O E6

77

Mry Anjeric

3

7

Y

-

37-44

55.50-63

Any

-

A-O F5

77

Mry Buckingham House

3

6

Y

-

39

60

4+

-

A-O C4

78

Bry Bank Cottage

4G

4

Y

Y

54-58

-

10+

-

A-S

-

107

Bry Samson Hill Cottage

4G

2

-

Y

60-75

-

-

-

M-N

-

107

Tre

4G

16

-

Y

55-120

-

Any

-

J-D

-

104

Mry Annet Cottage

4S

3

-

-

33-47

-

-

-

A-O U5

78

Mry April Cottage

4S

2

-

-

42-44

-

-

-

M-O J6

78

Mry Belmont

4S

6

-

Y

32-42

-

Any

-

J-D J7

78

Mry Carn Ithen

4S

3

-

Y

40-42

-

-

-

A-O V7

78

Mry Colossus

4S

2

-

Y

30-42

-

12+

-

M-O K6

78

Mry Crebinick House

4S

4

-

Y

38-48

-

12+

-

A-O F6

79

Mry Pelistry Cottage

4S

4

Y

-

35-45

-

8+

-

J-D E5

79

Mry Rose Cottage

4S

3

-

Y

40-48

-

3+

-

M-N F5

79

Mry Sylina Guesthouse

4S

4

-

Y

32-44

-

5+

-

J-D U3

79

Mry Tolman Guest House

4S

3

-

-

35-46

-

12+

-

J-D V8 80 M-N V7 80

Half Board Bed & Breakfast (DB&B)

-

77

Bed & Breakfast

The New Inn

Mry Blue Carn Cottage

4

2

Y

Y

35-42

-

Any

-

Mry Evergreen Cottage

4

5

Y

-

32-41

-

-

Y

J-D E5

80

Mry Freesia Guest House

4

4

-

-

40-62

-

3+

-

M-N E5

80

Mry Kistvaen Guest House

4

3

-

-

43-45

-

8+

-

A-O C6 80

Mry Lynwood Guest House

4

4

-

-

37-40

-

8+

-

A-O G6

81

Mry Northwethel Guest House

4

2

-

Y

30

-

3+

-

J-D K7

81

Mry Nundeeps

4

3

-

-

38

-

8+

Y

J-D H6

81

Mry Old Town Inn

4

3

-

Y

35-45

-

Any

-

J-D V7

81

Mry Penhallow

4

2

Y

-

35

-

10+

-

J-D K7

81

Mry Santa Maria Guest House

4

5

Y

Y

39-46

-

8+

-

A-S C7

81

Mry Shamrock B&B

4

2

-

Y

37

-

10+

-

J-D W4 82

Bry Soleil D'Or

4

3

-

Y

40-50

-

Any

-

M-O

Mry St Hellena

4

2

-

-

33-40

-

12+

-

M-O D5

82

Mry The Lookout

4

2

-

-

38

-

12+

-

A-O G7

82

Mry The Wheelhouse Guest House

4

9

Y

Y

42-50

-

12+

-

J-D D7

82

66

-

107


-

J-D F6

10+

-

J-D H6 82

Agn Hellweathers Guest House

3

2

-

Y

40-45

-

-

-

A-O

Mry Mincarlo

3

11

Y

Y

37-51

-

Any

-

M-N H4 82

Mry Isles of Scilly Country Guesthouse

3

16

Y

Y

37-57

-

Any

Y

M-O V4 83

Mry Pier House

3

2

Y

-

35

-

Any

Y

M-N C4 83

Mry Treboeth Guesthouse

3

8

Y

-

35-40

-

Any

Y

J-D G6 83

Mry The Bylet Guest House

3

6

Y

Y

33-41

-

Any

-

M-O J6

Mry Armeria B&B

2

2

-

-

30

-

-

-

J-N U5

83

Agn Covean Cottage Guesthouse & Café

P

3

-

-

39-49

-

Any

Y

M-O

109

Mry Elsinore

-

1

-

Y

43

-

-

-

M-N C7

83

Mry Nancherrow B&B

-

2

-

Y

33-37

-

12+

-

J-D J7

84

Sleeps

Ground floor rooms

Opening months

Page number

2

2-4

Y

Min child age

£ Price B&B PPPN Low – High

Page number

12+

-

Map reference

-

34-38

Opening months

Ground floor rooms

35-42

-

Dogs welcome

Single rooms

-

-

£ Price DB&B PPPN Low – High

Number of rooms

-

2

Rating

5

3

Property

4

Mry Browath

Island

Mry Westford House

Units

Accommodation Index

Dogs welcome

-

-

Min child age

Dogs welcome

Opening months

-

-

Map reference

Min child age

500-840

£ Price PUPW Low – High

£ Price B&B PPPN Low – High

Rating

Property

Island

Bed & Breakfast continued 82 109

83

Flexible Accommodation J-D X3 84

500-2100 Any

-

J-D C4

-

795-1650 Any

-

J-D W4 84

Tre

5G

-

1615-6550 DB&B PPPN Any 150-235

-

J-D DBB M-D

-

102

-

105

Page number

-

8

Map reference

4

1

£ Price PUPW Low – High

1

5G

Rating 5G

Mry Holy Vale Farmhouse

Property

Mry Gatehouse Cottage

Island

Ground floor rooms

34-45

Sleeps

4G

Units

Mry Green Farmhouse

Self Catering

Sea Garden Cottages

16 2-10

84

Mtn Teania

5G

1

4

Y

780-1860 Any

-

J-D

Mry The Guard House

5G

1

4

-

600-2600 Any

-

J-D C4

84

Bry Chafford

5

1

8

-

1000-3650 Any Y

J-D

-

108

Mry Chy Carn

5

1

10

-

1450-2450 Any

-

J-D

I7

84

Tre

5

12 6-10

-

1475-5000 Any

-

J-D

-

104

-

Flying Boat Cottages

Mry Sandpiper Apartments

5+4

4

2-7

Y

350-1980 Any

J-D D4

85

Mry Scilly Self Catering

5+4

14

2-6

-

300-1420 Any Y

J-D

-

88

Mry Strand House

5

1

10

-

1000-2200 Any Y

J-D

F5

85

Mry Steval

5

1

4

-

600-2600 Any

-

J-D Q7

84

1290-2055 Any

-

J-D B4

85

-

A-S C7

85

Mry White Horses Mry Bella Apartments

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1

8

Y

4G

4

2-4

Y

484-1140

8+


Opening months

Map reference

Page number

495-1430 Any

Y

F-N

-

105

Y

300-500

-

-

J-D J4

86

Mry Demelza Apartment

4G

1

2

-

410-610

12+

-

J-D J5

86

Mry Garrison House Apartment

4G

1

2-4

Y

350-1500 Any

Y

J-D B4 86

Mry Old Town Cottage

4G

1

2

-

395-575

-

-

J-D V7 86

Mry Samson at Mount Flagon

4G

1

4

Y

460-865

4+

-

J-D

Mry Tean

4G

1

2-4

Y

400-670 Any

Y

M-O U6 86

Mry No 1 & 2 Porthcressa View, 12 Silver Street

Dogs welcome

-

2

Min child age

3-6

1

£ Price PUPW Low – High

Sleeps

2

4G

Rating 4G

Mry Cornerways

Property

Mtn Churchtown Farm

Island

Units

Ground floor rooms

Accommodation Index

Self Catering continued

K1

86

4S

3

4-6

-

606-1310 Any

-

J-D E6

Mry 2 The Wrasse

4

1

2

-

435-585

-

-

J-D D6 87

Mry 4 Rosevean House

4

1

2-4

-

330-860

6+

-

J-D

Mry 6 Lower Strand

4

1

2-6

Y

-

J-D G5 87

Mry 6&10 Harbour Lights

4

2

4

Y

350-1150

Any

-

J-D E5

Mry 7 Godolphin House

4

1

4

Y

395-850

Any

-

J-D

I6

87

Bry Atlanta, Glenhope & Glenhope High Cottages

4

3

2-6

-

550-1305 Any

Y

J-D

-

108

Mry Ardwyn

4

1

2

Y

450-500

-

M-O G6 87

Mry Auriga Apartment

4

1

6-8

-

700-1500 Any

-

J-D F6

87

4+3

4

2-4

Y

470-1270 Any

-

J-D

-

104

Bry Bryher Holiday Chalets

4

2

6

Y

275-1200 Any

Y

J-D

-

108

Mry Buzza Ledge

4

1

4-6

-

600-1225 Any

Y

J-D G6 87

Mry Carn Thomas Cottage

4

1

6

-

450-935

Any

Y

J-D H4 90

Mry Carnwethers Country House

4

4

2-5

Y

560-1140 Any

Y

M-N X4 90

Mry Customs House

4

3

5-6

-

495-1695 Any

-

J-D F5 90

Mry Dolphins

4

1

6

-

610-1365

Any

-

J-D V7 90

Mry Dunmallard Upper Flat

4

1

2

-

390-510

8+

-

A-O G5 90

Mry Fairways

4

1

6

Y

750-1450 Any

-

J-D F7 90

Mry Glandore Apartments

4

3

2-3

Y

345-745

-

-

J-D U5 90

4+3

3

4-6

Y

395-1525

Any

Y

J-D R7

Tre

Boro Farm Cottages

Mry Greystones 1, 2 and Cedar Cottage

400-1000 Any

-

I5

Mry Gunner Rock

4

1

4

Y

375-895

9+

-

J-D J4

Bry Harbour View

4+3

3

4-5

Y

99-1060

Any

Y

J-N

Mry Haycocks

4

1

5

-

560-950

Mry Holly Cottage

4

1

4

Y

Bry Hillside Farm

4

3

2-4

Mry Island View Holiday Home

4

1

4

Mtn Merrions Holiday Cottage & Chalet

4

2

Mtn Middletown Stable

4

1

Mry Monaveen

4

Mry No 1 Corners

4

Mry North Tinks, Holy Vale Mry Norwethal Flat Mry Pilots Gig Flat Mry Seaways Farm Holiday Homes

68

-

86

87 87

91 91 108

Any

-

J-D C6

91

1000-1200 Any

Y

J-D R7

91

Y

300-1080 Any

Y

J-D

Y

500-1000

6+

-

A-O K2

4

-

475-750

Any

-

J-D

-

105

4

-

300-750

Any

-

J-D

-

105

1

6

-

635-1370 Any

-

J-D G7

91

1

4

-

595-1080 Any

-

J-D E6

91

4

1

1-3

Y

295-585

Any

-

J-D W4 92

4

1

2

-

295-545

-

-

J-D H6 92

410-530

5+

-

M-O C4 92

Y

J-D T4

4

1

4

-

4+3

6

2-5

Y

500-1240 Any

-

108 91

92


Page number

Map reference

Opening months

Dogs welcome

Min child age

£ Price PUPW Low – High

Ground floor rooms

Sleeps

4

1

6

-

710-1000

12+

-

A-O F6

Mry Shamrock Cottages

4

2

6

Y

550-750

Any

Y

J-D W4 93

Mry South Tinks, Holy Vale

4

1

1-2

Y

295-530

-

-

J-D W4 92

Mry The Hideaway

4

1

2

Y

395-590

Any

-

J-D E5

Mry Tresillian

4

1

4

-

650-870

5+

-

M-O G6 93

Mry Trevean

4

1

8

Y

1600-2000 Any

-

M-D E5

93

Mry Trevessa

4

1

4

-

550-1205 Any

-

J-D F6

93

Mry Waverley

4

1

6

Y

500-1100 Any

-

J-D

I6

93

Bry White House Holidays

4

2

2

Y

490-990 Any

-

J-D

-

108

Mry Dunmallard Lower Flat

Rating

Mry Serica

Island

Units

Property

Accommodation Index

Self Catering continued 93

93

3G

1

2

Y

340-460

8+

-

A-S G5 94

Mry 2 Bay View Terrace

3

3

2-12

Y

380-1170

Any

Y

J-D K3 94

Mry 3 Rosevean House

3

1

4

-

300-700

Any

-

J-D

Mry 4 Wellcross

3

1

7

-

550-1000 Any

Y

M-J G5 94

Mry 6 Godolphin House

3

1

2-3

-

J-D G5 94

Mry 8 Buzza Street

3

1

2

Mry 22 Sallyport

3

1

4

Mry Aft Cabin

3

1

2

-

Mry Ajax

3

1

4

-

Mry Albany Flats

3

4

2

Y

275-445

-

Mry An Oberva

3

1

4

-

200-800 Any

Mry Beggars Roost

3

1

6

-

300-1000 Any

Y

J-D G6 95

Mry Bounty Ledge

3

1

6

-

395-910

Any

Y

J-D F5

96

Mry Bylet Holiday Homes

3

2

2

-

270-510

-

-

J-D J7

96

Mry Captain's Cabin

3

1

2-4

-

300-700

Any

-

F-N H6 96

Mry Christmas House

3

1

8-10

Y

1650-2350 Any

Mry Church Hall Cottage

3

1

5

-

Mtn Connemara Farm Holidays

3

4

4-6

Mry Fairview (5 Moonrakers)

3

1

4

Mry Flat 1 Spanish Ledge

3

1

4

Mry Flat 4 Kenwyn

3

1

2

Mry Flat 7, Spanish Ledge

3

1

1-4

Y

Mry Harbour Lights & Smugglers ride

3

4

1-4

-

Mry Kirklees Holiday Flat

3

1

2

Y

450

Mry Kistvaen Flat

3

1

4

Y

530-580

Mry Lunnon Farm Cottages

3

3

4-5

Mry Minmow

3

2

2

Mry Moonrakers Holiday Flats

3

5

Mry Morgelyn

3

Mry Peacehaven Mry Pennlyon Mry Pharmacy Flat

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94

375-495

Any

-

-

365-495

Any

-

J-D G6 95

-

520-840

Any

-

A-O C6 94

295-405

-

-

A-O B7

95

400-750

5+

-

J-D F5

95

-

J-D G6 95

Y

J-D G6 95

-

J-D R7 96

570-750

Any

-

M-O G5 96

Y

370-720

Any

-

M-O

-

400-750

Any

-

J-D C5 96

-

320-615

Any

-

J-D E6

-

220-410

-

-

J-D B5 96

340-840 Any

-

J-D E6

97

350-1200 Any

-

J-D E5

97

-

-

A-O G6 97

Any

Y

J-D C6

97

Y

380-900 Any

-

J-D X5

97

Y

288-530

-

-

J-D F5

97

2-6

Y

323-853

3+

-

M-O C5 98

3

2-4

Y

350-450

6+

-

A-O U3 98

3

2

2-6

Y

275-820

Any

Y

M-O X2

3

1

4

Y

765-1000

5+

-

A-O D6 98

3

1

2

-

300-485

-

-

J-D C4 98

-

105

96

98


Page number

Map reference

Opening months

Dogs welcome

Min child age

£ Price PUPW Low – High

Ground floor rooms

Sleeps

3

1

3-4

-

300-840

6+

-

J-D D5 98

Mry Rocky Hill Chalets

3

2

4

Y

330-670

Any

Y

A-O U5 98

Mry Salakee Farm Cottage

3

1

1-5

-

320-610

Any

Y

M-N W6 99

Mry Seaview Moorings

3

4

2

-

445-695

-

-

M-O H4 99

Mry Scilly Self Catering

3

29

2-7

Y

200-1420 Any

Bry South Hill Cottages

3

3

2-5

-

Mtn Stable 1

3

1

2

Mtn Stable 2

3

1

2-4

Mry Sunnyside Holiday Flats

3

3

Rating

Mry Revenue Cutter, No. 9 Harbour Lights

Island

Units

Property

Accommodation Index

Self Catering continued

J-D

-

88

Any

Y

J-D

-

109

-

470-795

Any

Y

J-D

-

106

-

510-1025

Any

Y

J-D

-

106

1-4

-

285-660

8+

-

A-O V5 99

3+2

3

2-6

Y

330-600 Any

Y

M-O Y5 99

Mry Thurleigh Flats

3

2

2

Y

275-395

-

-

J-D F6

Mry Trelawney

3

3

2-3

Y

290-560

Any

Y

J-D H5 99

Bry Veronica Farm Holidays

3

3

2-4

Y

310-950

Any

-

J-D

Mry Warleggan Holiday Apartments

3

7

1-5

Y

335-680

Any

-

M-N H5 100

Mry Bungalow No 3

2

1

4

Y

260-450

8+

-

A-O U3 100 +D

2

1

1-2

-

240-490

-

-

J-D E5 100

Mry Scilly Self Catering

2+1

6

2-4

Y

200-720

Any

Y

J-D

Mry Lower Anchorage

P

1

5

Y

700-1250 Any

-

J-D D4 100

Mry Lyonnesse House

P

5

2-4

Y

450-975

Any

Y

J-D F5 100

Mry The Dairy Flat

P

1

2

Y

325-525

Any

-

J-D H4 100

Mry The Old Cottage

P

1

3

-

450-750

Any

Y

J-D C4 101

Mry 2 Telegraph Bungalows

-

1

4

Y

300-550

12+

-

M-O U3 101

Mry 5 Museum Flats

-

1

4

-

550-850

-

-

M-O F6 101

Mry Glenmoor Apartment

P

1

4

Y

595-995

Any

-

J-D J6 101

Mtn Carron Farm Self-Catering Holidays

-

3

4-5

Y

460-680

2+

-

J-D

-

106

Mtn North Farm Cottage

-

1

4

-

470-750

Any

Y

J-D

-

106

Min child age

Dogs welcome

109

£ Price PPPN (PUPW where stated) Low - High

100 9.50-11.50 Any

Y

M-O

-

110

3

78

10

Any

-

A-O

-

111

Mry Garrison Campsite

3

120

8.55-11

Any

Y

A-O R7 110

Agn Troytown Campsite (Bell Tent sleeps 4, PUPW)

3

76

8.75-9.75 Bell Tent Any 300-450

Y

F-N

Mry Peninnis Farm Luxury Camping (price PUPW)

P

42

535-1195

Y

M-N J8 110

Rating 4

Bry Bryher Campsite

Camp site

Mtn St. Martin's Camspsite

Island

Page number

88

Map reference

-

Opening months

Mry The Crow's Nest, Smugglers Ride

-

99

Accommodates

Mry The Moos

Y

320-975

Camping

70

Any

-

111

Denotes May


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St. Mary’s / Hotels Index Accommodation

Star Castle Hotel

★★★★SILVER

HO | 38 Rooms | Feb-Dec | £82-£194 B&B PPPN £92-£198 DB&B PPPN Gr So ea uth tB We rita in ‘ Cés st To Isla ar u Sil r nd Aw i s ve Ho ar r–S m Ex tel d: c ma e of l ll H len Th ote ce eY l o Awa ea f th r2 r d 00 eY s2 9’ 010 ea r –20 11

A world apart, but not a world away... Enjoy a family run gourmet hotel with history that excels in friendly and professional service. The Star Castle, built in 1593, in the form of an eight pointed star, surrounded by a dry moat and ramparts, provides a simply unique setting for your holiday. The Castle is situated in four acres of secluded sub tropical gardens and stands on the fortified Garrison Hill commanding magnificent views of the harbour and surrounding Islands.

Guests can play unlimited complimentary golf and tennis. The indoor heated pool is located in our gardens. Your hosts at the Castle are the Francis family who invite you to sample the unique atmosphere of the castle and these Islands, one which will tempt to you to return time and time again.

The hotel combines the service and values from an earlier age with amenities of the present. Guests are invited to dine in a choice of two award winning restaurants specialising in local produce including lobster & crab caught by the hotel’s own fishing boat.

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GOOD HOTEL GUIDE 2009

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César award Island hotel of the year

Star Castle Hotel, Isles of Scilly www.goodhotelguide.com

‘Taste of the West’ Restaurant Winners in the South West Excellence Awards 2013

Star Castle Hotel, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0JA E. info@star-castle.co.uk T. 01720 422317/423342 www.star-castle.co.uk

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St. Mary’s / HotelsIndex Accommodation

St. Mary’s Hall Hotel

★★★SILVER

HO | 26 Rooms | Mar-Nov | £65-£128 B&B PPPN £75-£138 DB&B PPPN

Real Food - Real People - Real Scilly An elegantly refurbished townhouse set in its own Mediterranean style garden. We are situated just minutes from sandy beaches and a 5 minute level walk from the town and quay. Stay with us for a relaxing, revitalising and indulgent break. Call us or book online; our friendly and experienced staff are on hand to arrange every aspect of your holiday. Short breaks or longer stays available throughout the year. Let your holiday begin with your first call.

Taste the ‘spirit’ of Scilly, enjoy freshly cooked seasonal foods straight from our imaginative menu at Spirit Bar & Restaurant; locally produced ingredients and rare breed meat from our own home farm, complemented by an extensive wine, beer and spirit selection. Time to indulge - time to relax - time for you We look forward to welcoming you to our island paradise.

– Super king size beds in all double rooms – Rooms are all en-suite with baths and power showers – Residents’ library & lounge – Licensed for weddings and civil ceremonies – Special events catered for

St Mary’s Hall Hotel, Church Street, St. Mary’s TR21 0JR E. contactus@stmaryshallhotel.co.uk T. 01720 422316 www.stmaryshallhotel.co.uk

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St. Mary’s / Hotels Index Accommodation

Tregarthen’s Hotel

★★★

HO | 33 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £80-£145 B&B PPPN £95-£160 DB&B PPPN

Enjoy breathtaking views and a warm welcome With outstanding sea views, sumptuous cuisine and the best position on St Mary’s, just yards from the Quay, Tregarthen’s Hotel is the perfect base for a truly unforgettable holiday or short break – Luxury accommodation – Interconnecting family rooms – Family facilities – Close to the town and quay – Delicious food served all day – Garden Terrace and Patio – Lounge and Cocktail Bar – Conservatory Lounge – Evening restaurant – Private Dining and Functions – Weddings, Wedding Receptions and Renewals of Vows ceremonies – Free Wi-fi for all patrons

Overlooking the clear waters of St Mary’s Harbour and enjoying stunning panoramic vistas of the islands of Tresco, Bryher, Sampson and St Martins, Tregarthen’s boasts the best views of any hotel on St Mary’s. All of our bedrooms are recently refurbished, many of which have breathtaking sea views and can accommodate families. With St Mary’s Quay on our doorstep, a lounge, restaurant and an elegant garden terrace and patio overlooking the ocean, there is no better place to experience the unspoilt beauty of Scilly.

Tregarthen’s Hotel, Garrison Hill, St. Mary’s TR21 0PP E. reception@tregarthens-hotel.co.uk T. 01720 422540 www.tregarthens-hotel.co.uk

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Atlantic Hotel

★★★

HO | 25 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £75-£115 B&B PPPN £95-£135 DB&B PPPN

The Atlantic is a quaint waterside hotel overlooking the harbour. Located in the heart of Hugh Town it provides a great base from which to explore the Islands – Fantastic views over Hugh Town’s picturesque harbour – Central location close to ferry and airport – Comfortably furnished en-suite bedrooms – Waterside restaurant and terrace – Freshly prepared and locally sourced meals served throughout the day – Historic granite, maritime style building that is characteristic of Hugh Town’s architecture The Atlantic is a quaint hotel in the heart of Hugh Town. The Restaurant with its breath taking views and locally sourced daily changing specials provides the perfect place for dining throughout the day. Outside there is a terrace – enjoy light lunches and aperitifs alfresco! With coastal views to be enjoyed from many of our bedrooms and also from the terrace, The Atlantic Hotel is a great place to relax and also a good base from which to explore the Islands.

Atlantic Hotel, St. Mary’s TR21 0PL E. atlantichotel@staustellbrewery.co.uk T. 01720 422417 www.atlantichotelscilly.co.uk

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★★SILVER

HO | 12 Rooms | Apr-Oct | £45-£95 PPPN

Stay at Schooners Hotel and enjoy our central location with spectacular sea views from most rooms, and our exceptional quality food that we have become so well known for. – Spectacular sea views from most rooms – Quality meals fresh new menu daily – Superior quality beds for a comfortable night sleep – Central whilst peaceful Location – Close to quay for Island boating – Licensed Bar & beach patio – 60 foot sailing boat for our guests enjoyment Stunning central location on Town beach. Nine of the 12 en suite rooms have prime sea views over the harbour. Each has a telephone, Wifi, Flat screen TV with DVD, tea & coffee facility. Our licensed bar opens onto the beach patio. The spacious top floor lounge has a library and panoramic sea views to the off islands. Come and enjoy our quiet location on the beach, attentive & friendly staff and fresh daily menu.

Keith & Carol Buchanan Thorofare, St. Mary’s TR21 0LN E. stay@schoonershotel.co.uk T. 01720 422682 www.schoonershotel.co.uk

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St. Mary’s / Hotels Index Accommodation

Bell Rock Hotel

★★

HO | 23 Rooms | Feb-Nov | £49-£99 B&B PPPN £69-£119 DB&B PPPN

A warm welcome awaits you… Established for over 100 years. Looking after our guests with friendly attentive service in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Many returning guests. Quiet location only 100 yards from Porthcressa Beach and Town Beach. – Heated Indoor Swimming Pool

Ask about our special offer breaks

– Spacious bar/lounge available all day and evening

Owned and personally managed by resident proprietors on Scilly

– Full English Breakfast cooked to order between 8-9.15am – Wide choice of freshly prepared evening meals

Please book early to avoid disappointment - phone now

– Daily changing menu including daily hot pudding

The most southerly hotel in England

– Eat when it suits you between 6-8pm

Bell Rock Hotel St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0JS E. bellrock.hotel@btclick.com T. 01720 422575 F. 01720 423093 www.bellrockhotel.co.uk

– Some top floor rooms have sea views – Many rooms have twin or super-king beds – All rooms en-suite – Free Wifi (for guests) available in bar lounge – Conveniently situated on the level near evening entertainment – View all rooms and special offers www.bellrockhotel.blogspot.com

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Carntop Guest House

★★★★ SILVER

HB | 3 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £52 B&B PPPN £72 DB&B PPPN

Wingletang Guest House

★★★★

HB | 8 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £36-£45 B&B PPPN £54-£63 DB&B PPPN

– Quietly situated on the outskirts of Hugh Town – 3 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms – Halfboard 4 evenings per week often using own produce Church Road, St. Mary’s TR21 0NA E. jenkins@carntop.co.uk T. 01720 423763 www.carntop.co.uk

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HB | 3 Rooms | Feb-Nov | £40 B&B PPPN £60 DB&B PPPN – Friendly family run guest house a few feet away from Old Town Beach. – 3 Luxury ground floor en suite rooms with sea views. – WiFi – Outside Patio Area. – Delicious Home Cooked Evening Meals.

– Delicious fresh home-cooked evening meals – Efficient friendly service, licensed bar – Comfortable twin, double & single en-suite rooms – Tasty breakfast choices, cooked as you like it – Debit and credit cards accepted Ideally situated close to sandy beaches, shops, churches, museum, bus tours and boat trips. Traditional warm welcome and excellent value. Please contact us for more details: David Walsh & Jacqui Ramsden The Parade, St. Mary’s TR21 0LP E. enquiries@wingletangguesthouse.co.uk T. 01720 422381 www.wingletangguesthouse.co.uk

Mrs Angela Greenlaw, Old Town, St. Mary’s TR21 0NH T. 01720 422045 www.scillyguesthouse.com

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HB | 6 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £35-£42 B&B PPPN £54-£61 DB&B PPPN

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HB | 7 Rooms | Apr-Oct | £37-£44 B&B PPPN £55.50-£63 DB&B PPPN

– Perfect for your stay – Ideally situated on the level to all amenities, shops, town, beaches, harbour – On the level walking 5 min from the quay – Evening meals served 3 times per week during high season – Bosuns Locker guest TV lounge A warm welcome awaits you at Shearwater which overlooks a flower and tree lined park, our five en-suite bedrooms and one family room with its own private shower room and toilets all have newly decorated bathrooms. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate making facilities are in all bedrooms along with TV and hairdryers. A home cooked candle-lit three course evening meal is served three nights a week during the main season. Open all year. Bob & Tina Hayes, Shearwater Guest House, St. Mary’s E. shearwater2010@hotmail.com T. 01720 422402 www.shearwater-guest-house.co.uk

Ideally situated on the flat; overlooking Town Beach and offering a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere. Most of our rooms are en-suite. Unrivalled views from Guests’ Lounge. We have a reputation for high standards of comfort, good food and personal service. Anjeric is the perfect base to enjoy Scilly.

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Judy and Barry Archer The Strand, St. Mary’s TR21 0PS E. judyarcher@yahoo.co.uk T. 01720 422700 www.scillyonline.co.uk

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Buckingham House

★★★

HB | 6 Rooms | Apr-Oct | £39 B&B PPPN £60 DB&B PPPN This quintessential Scillonian Guest House is the ideal place to stay, a stone’s throw from the quay. Evening meals available. A real home from home. Peter Malec, The Bank, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly E. buckinghamhouse@hotmail.co.uk T. 01720 422543

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Belmont B&B

★★★★ SILVER

B&B | 6 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £32-£42 PPPN

B&B | 3 rooms | Apr-Oct | £33-£47 PPPN – Peaceful beachside location with stunning sea views, 15 mins stroll from Hughtown – Hospitality trays, Tv/DvD/WiFi hairdryers all rooms. – Splendid breakfasts, great choices, diets catered for. – location and house pictures on our website. Patti and Andy Brooks T. 01720 422441 www.annet-cottage.co.uk

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– Well equipped bedrooms, all en-suite – Comfortable guest lounge with reclining sofas – Enjoy a full English breakfast or something lighter – Dining room always available with fridge & microwave – Family room has separate bunk room with own TV/DVD

B&B | 2 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £42-£44 PPPN Well established B&B, located close to beaches, restaurants and quay. Breakfast served in conservatory. Both rooms en-suite. Guest lounge and front garden available at all times. Home to Scillonian Boatman.

Marian, Steve and Kenny look forward to meeting you. Marian & Steven Gibson Church Road, St. Mary’s E. enquiries@the-belmont.co.uk T. 01720 423154 www.the-belmont.co.uk

Louise Hicks, Church Road, St. Mary’s, TR21 0NA T. 01720 422279 www.scillybandb.com

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A friendly, family run B&B located in a quiet area on the outskirts of Hugh Town, within easy walking distance of restaurants, shops, beaches and the quay. We aim to make your stay with us as enjoyable and relaxing as possible with a warm welcome, comfortable rooms and great breakfasts.

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B&B | 2 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £30-£42 PPPN

B&B | 3 Rooms | Apr-Oct | £40-£42 PPPN

Situated in a quiet location in delightful Old Town, we offer a warm welcome and modern facilities. Our AGA cooked breakfasts using local produce are a speciality. Carn Ithen is a Trip Advisor “Certificate of Excellence” Winner in both 2012 and 2013. Danni and Nigel Hudson, Carn Ithen, Trench Lane, Old Town, St. Mary’s E. hudsons@carnithen.co.uk T. 01720 422917 www.carnithen.co.uk

– Scillonian family run B&B; quiet location 5 mins walk to restaurants, coast walks, beaches, quay (10mins), – Double or twin rooms; TV/DVD – Complimentary Wi-Fi and Beach Towels, Guest Fridge; TRIP ADVISOR - BOOK ON LINE or Call Carmen Stevens, Pilot’s Retreat, St. Mary’s TR21 0PB T. 01720 423361 www.colossus-scilly.co.uk

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Crebinick House

★★★★SILVER

B&B | 4 Rooms | Apr-Oct | £38-£48 PPPN

Rose Cottage B&B

★★★★SILVER

B&B | 3 Rooms | Mar-Nov | £40-£48 PPPN

– Four Star Silver Award winning guesthouse – Ideal Hugh Town location for all amenities and restaurants – Extensive choice of breakfast – En suite bedrooms equipped with every comfort – Guests’ lounge and free internet access available – Informative website for more details and pictures

– Sea views from every room – Four star rating with silver award & breakfast award – All rooms are ensuite – Perfect harbourside location

Please phone if you would like to, we’re happy to chat and answer all your questions

All our rooms have sea views across the harbour and to the off islands beyond. Ideally situated on the flat and just a few minutes walk to the restaurants, pubs, shops & off island boats and 20 yards from nearest beach.

Our conversion of two traditional harbourside cottages provides purpose finished, high quality ensuite bed and breakfast accommodation.

Phillip and Lesley Jones Church Street, St. Mary’s E. enquiries@crebinick.co.uk T. 01720 422968 www.crebinick.co.uk

Karen and Jeremy Phillips Rose Cottage, The Strand, St. Mary’s E. jeremy@scillyrose.co.uk T. 01720 422078 www.scillyrose.co.uk

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B&B | 4 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £35-£45 PPPN

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Sylina Guesthouse

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★★★★SILVER

B&B | 4 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £32-£44 PPPN

– Double/Twin Ensuite Rooms – All Day Access – Room & Guest Fridge, Tea/Coffee in rooms – Beach Towels/Hair Dryers – WiFi A warm welcome awaits at this beautiful Grade II listed cottage. Full English breakfast or lighter options are available using local produce wherever possible. E.scillyhols@hotmail.com T. 01720 422506 www.scillyholidays.com

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– Four star SILVER award winning accommodation – Guests’ fridge and microwave – Four beautifully appointed ensuite rooms – Doubles, twins and treble rooms available – Flat screen TVs with DVD in all rooms – Stunning conservatory for guests exclusive use – Large garden for guests exclusive use – Complimentary WiFi and beach towels To check availability or for further information please do not hesitate to contact us. Paul & Sam Mallon McFarlands Downs, St. Mary’s TR21 0NS E. retreat@sylina.co.uk T. 01720 422129 www.sylina.co.uk

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Tolman Guest House

★★★★SILVER

B&B | 3 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £35-£46 PPPN

Freesia Guesthouse

★★★★

B&B | 4 Rooms | Mar-Nov | £40-£62 PPPN

A Stunning Waterside Location in peaceful Old Town and a quality 4 star Silver Award will help make your Tolman House stay a memorable one. Giles and Julia offer you a warm and friendly welcome to Tolman House. We are approximately ten minutes walk from the hustle and bustle of Hugh Town, and close to the scenic coastal pathway. The comfortable en-suite rooms, are centrally heated, and have TV/ DVDs and hospitality trays, and the bedrooms all have a sea-view, as do the gardens and relaxing sunny lounge. In our light and airy dining room enjoy a hearty full english breakfast, or a lighter option with a choice from our homemade preserves. Children over 12 are welcome. Sorry, no pets and non-smoking. We really look forward to hearing from you.

Freesia is a family run guesthouse situated in the centre of Hugh Town, within easy walking distance of the quay, shops, restaurants and beaches. All our bedrooms are en-suite and designed to a very high standard. Tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryers, fridge, colour TV and radio are included. – – – –

Full English Breakfast served daily Special diets catered for by prior arrangement Wet weather clothing and beach towels provided New roof terrace open for all our guests

Mr and Mrs Green, The Parade, St. Mary’s E. freesiaguesthouse@hotmail.com T. 01720 423676 www.scillyfreesia.co.uk

Giles and Julia Grottick, Tolman House, Old Town, St. Mary’s, TR21 0NH T. 01720 422967 E. tolmanhouse@hotmail.co.uk www.tolmanhouse-scilly.co.uk

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Old Town, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0NH E. enquiries@bluecarn.co.uk T. 01720 422214 V7

★★★★

B&B | 5 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £32-£41 PPPN Enjoy your stay on the Isles of Scilly in a Grade II listed 300-year-old cottage combining character with modern comforts. Relax in our comfortable guest lounge, or simply enjoy our pretty garden where you can unwind and watch the world go by surrounded by sub tropical plants and flowers. The Parade, Hugh Town, St. Mary’s TR1 0LP T. 01720 422711 www.evergreencottageguesthouse.co.uk

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Kistvaen is situated under the Garrison Wall and overlooking Porthcressa Bay. There are 3 top floor bedrooms with magnificent views over the beach, town and the Quay. We provide a large range of breakfasts and try to suit all tastes and diets. Jane Chiverton, Kistvaen, St. Mary’s E. chivy4002@gmail.com T. 01720 422002 www.kistvaen.co.uk

‘Home from home’ is how many of our guests describe their relaxing, comfortable stay in our historic cottage, as we continue the tradition of generations of Scillonian flower growers welcoming guests into the farmhouse. See our recommendation in Lonely Planet.

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B&B | 2 Rooms | Mar-Nov | £35-£42 PPPN

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Lynwood Guesthouse

★★★★

Old Town Inn

★★★★

B&B | 3 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £35-£45 PPPN

B&B | 4 Rooms | Apr-Oct | £37-£40 PPPN

The Old Town Inn is just a 3 minute walk to the beach and 15 minutes from Hugh Town. There are three very large en-suite ground floor rooms with ramped access, all separate from the pub. Enjoy a warm welcome and friendly local atmosphere in a picturesque village location. A warm welcome awaits you at Lynwood; an elegant 1830’s Scillonian town house with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Lynwood has been lovingly restored by its owners, Jan and Dave Parr, and is centrally situated to offer easy, level access for the quay, beaches, shops and the excellent restaurants and pubs of Hugh Town. The tastefully appointed guest bedrooms are all en-suite, bright and airy and offer hot drink making facilities, hair dryers, colour TV and radio. Excellent breakfasts can be chosen from a varied menu and special diets catered for. Church Street, St. Mary’s TR21 0JT E. d-parr@sky.com T. 01720 423313

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★★★★

B&B | 2 Rooms | Jan-Dec | From £35 PPPN Family run friendly guesthouse, 6 minutes from town centre. Comfortable spacious bedrooms all en-suite. Cath and Kevin Sherris Pilots Retreat, St. Mary’s TR21 0PB T. 01720 422945 www.scillypenhallow.com

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Maggie Evans, Old Town, St. Mary’s, TR21 0NN E. oldtowninn@hotmail.co.uk T. 01720 422301 www.oldtowninn.co.uk

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B&B | 2 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £30 PPPN

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B&B | 5 Rooms | Apr-Sept | £39-£46 PPPN

– Newly built bungalow – Peaceful location – 10 minutes walk from several beaches, the harbour and local amenities – Modern, spacious en-suite rooms – No single supplement charged E. northwethel.scilly@hotmail.co.uk T. 01720423415 www.northwethelguesthouseislesofscilly.co.uk

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★★★★

The Santa Maria Guest House has a ‘Four Star Quality in Tourism Grade’ awarded by Visit England. We are centrally located within Hugh Town, St Mary’s and have beautiful 180 degree Sea Views overlooking Porthcressa Beach and the islands beyond.

– Quiet cul de sac location near Porthcressa Bay – Easy walk to beaches, restaurants and quay – Sheltered garden with seating

We are a short distance from the shops and restaurants including the Quay where all tripper boats depart for the Off-islands. All our rooms are en-suite and have Wi-Fi and Flat Screen Digital TVs. Our rooms are tastefully appointed and we can accommodate Guests in single, twin, double and family occupancy. To view our Guest House please go to our web site listed below.

Rams Valley St. Mary’s TR21 0JX E. jenkins@nundeeps.co.uk T. 01720 422517 www.nundeeps.co.uk

Andy and Jackie Chesterman 44 Sally Port, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0JE E. andychesterman123@btconnect.com T. 01720 422687 www.santamariaislesofscilly.com

B&B | 3 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £38 PPPN

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Shamrock B&B

★★★★

B&B | 2 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £37 PPPN

Westford House B&B

★★★★

B&B | 5 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £35-£42 PPPN

We have one family room and one double/ twin room. We serve a full English breakfast but special requirements can be catered for. Disabled friendly. Tracey Guy, Shamrock, High Lanes, St. Mary’s E. scillyhorse@hotmail.co.uk T. 01720 423269

B&B | 2 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £33-£40 PPPN

– Centrally located, a short level walk from beaches, shops and harbour – Well equipped double & twin en-suite rooms, TV & Wifi, all day access – Friendly Scillonian proprietor – Guests lounge with TV – 2012 Prices Held!

A small, friendly B&B offering highest quality food and cleanliness. Located in the centre of Hugh Town. Every effort is made to make your stay enjoyable.

Enjoy your Isles of Scilly holiday on St. Marys with Jo & Alan at Westford House guesthouse. We offer you friendly Bed and Breakfast accommodation in our 1820’s, 3-storey, grade 2 listed, Georgian townhouse. Character combined with modern comforts and a relaxed atmosphere for a home-away-from-home feeling. Your perfect holiday is our goal!!

Shirley & Liam McGuinness 13 Garrison Lane, St. Marys, TR21 0JD T. 01720 423231 www.sthellenascilly.co.uk

Joanna Holwill, Church Street, St. Mary’s TR21 0JT E. enquiry@westfordhouse.com T. 01720 422510 www.westfordhouse.com

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B&B | 2 Rooms | Apr-Oct | £38PPPN

Ram’s Valley, St. Mary’s TR21 0JX E. martynsmalley@hotmail.co.uk T. 01720 422353 M. 07776 076975 G7

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B&B | 9 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £42-£50 PPPN

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B&B | 11 Rooms | Mar-Nov | £37-£51 PPPN

Superb beachside guesthouse with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Comfortable en-suite rooms with sea views. Enjoy stunning views from our breakfast room, patio and garden. Located just five minutes from the quay, the perfect base to explore Scilly.

A traditional, yet modern, B&B in a fantastic peaceful location overlooking the harbour. Our Scillonian house has light, airy rooms all en-suite, most with sea views. Nick & Bryony Lishman Carn Thomas, The Strand E. stay@mincarlo.info T. 01720 422513 www.mincarlo.info

The Wheelhouse, Porthcressa, St. Mary’s, TR21 0JG T. 01720 422719 www.thewheelhousescilly.co.uk

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– Clean comfortable B&B – Ideally situated in a quiet cul-de-sac – Close to the town, beaches and the quay – Private outside seating area to rooms

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B&B | 2 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £34-£38 PPPN

– Lovely sea views – Offering comfortable and spacious accommodation – Close to beaches and all amenities Porthcressa, St. Mary’s, TR21 0JQ T. 01720 422132 E. hawkins@thelookoutbandb.co.uk www.thelookoutbandb.co.uk

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Isles of Scilly Country Guesthouse ★★★ The Bylet Guest House

★★★

B&B | 16 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £37-£57 PPPN

B&B | 6 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £33-£41 PPPN

– Peaceful countryside location – 7 single en-suite rooms – Generous breakfast made from local produce – Ideal for families and small groups

– A warm friendly welcome awaits you at the Bylet – We are conveniently situated for all amenities – Hugh Town 5 mins Harbour 8 mins Beaches 4 mins – Extensive breakfast menu – All rooms ensuite/private facilities – Complimentary refreshment tray in rooms – Lounge and secluded garden are always available – Self catering also available at The Bylet

A wide choice of en-suite rooms. Comfortable lounge and dining area with residents’ kitchen. An ideal location for exploring the unspoilt ‘up-country’ areas and secluded beaches all within easy walking distance.

Miss Lisa Williams The Bylet Church Road St. Mary’s TR21 0NA E. thebylet@bushinternet.com T. 01720 422923/422479 www.byletholidays.com

Sage House, High Lanes, St. Mary’s E. scillyguesthouse@hotmail.co.uk T. 01720 422440 www.scillyguesthouse.co.uk

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B&B | 2 Rooms | Mar-Nov | From £35 PPPN

Armeria B&B

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B&B | 2 Rooms | Jan-Nov | £30 PPPN

A fully listed traditional fishermans cottage in the heart of Hugh Town, right next to the harbour, perfect for off-island excursions.

Armeria guesthouse is situated in peaceful Porthloo, overlooking the beach 15 minutes from Hugh Town. Mrs Edna Holt Porthloo, St. Mary’s T. 01720 422961 E. brian.holt1@mypostoffice.co.uk

Mr Peter Reynolds T. 07769 151617 www.pier-house.co.uk

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B&B | 8 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £35-£40 PPPN

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B&B | 1 Room | Mar-Nov | From £43 PPPN

A warm, friendly guesthouse situated a stones throw from Porthcressa beach in a fantastic location close to boat trips, restaurants and shops. Join us for our superb breakfasts using local ingredients wherever possible. Packed lunches available. Free WIFI. Dog friendly.

Comfortable, friendly and welcoming B&B with sea views over Porthcressa and beautiful garden. Double bedded en-suite room with bath and shower. Drinks facilities, fridge, TV & radio. Aga cooked English Breakfast, 8 mins walk to quay and 5 mins to the shops.

E. bookings@treboethonscilly.co.uk T. 01720 422548 www.treboethonscilly.co.uk

E. joanshmills@googlemail.com T. 01720 423338 www.elsinore-scilly.co.uk

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Nancherrow B&B

Gatehouse Cottage

Conveniently located on the outskirts of Hugh Town. “Nancherrow” is a small, friendly, family run B&B offering double & twin-bedded, en-suite, accommodation.

– Historic Cottage located at the entrance to The Garrison – Private gardens with terrace – Beautiful interior equipped to highest standards Duchy of Cornwall T. 01579 346473 www.duchyofcornwallholidaycottages.co.uk

B&B | 2 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £33-£37 PPPN

★★★★★ GOLD

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £500-£2100 PUPW

Victoria Hitchens E. nancherrow@tiscali.co.uk T. 01720 423072

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £600-£2600 PUPW

– Historic Guard House located on The Garrison – Private garden terrace with panoramic sea views – Beautiful interior equipped to highest standards Duchy of Cornwall T. 01579 346473 www.duchyofcornwallholidaycottages.co.uk

– Renovated Farmhouse on the quiet north east coast on St Mary’s – Free, unlimited use of a road legal golf buggy for guests – Free Wi-Fi – Complimentary food welcome pack – Online booking. Minimum stay 3 nights

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– Former gun emplacement in secluded location on The Garrison – Private garden with panoramic sea views – Beautiful interior equipped to highest standards – Unique secluded location, the perfect hideaway

Jenny & Gavin Bagnall, Green Farmhouse, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0NX E. enquiries@greenfarmhousescilly.co.uk T. 01720 423686 www.greenfarmhousescilly.co.uk

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Green Farmhouse offers flexible holidays in one of our two self-contained units – the attached Annexe (sleeps two) or the detached barn (sleeps four). Both units include everything for a relaxing stay with en-suite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, private entrances and own garden areas. Opt to stay room only, serviced with or without breakfast included or un-serviced (self catering) you decide.

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 8 | £795-£1650 PUPW

SC | Units 1 | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 10 | £1450-£2450 PUPW

– A beautifully presented former farmhouse, ideal for larger families – Spacious open-plan accommodation – Private garden and terrace, perfect for al fresco dining – Lovely rural position overlooking vineyards – Free use of road legal golf buggy

– Luxury extremely well appointed five bedroom house – Spectacular views, perfect location, large garden. Mon C/O – Minutes from beaches, town, quay and coast walks Leonie Marks Hospital Lane, St. Mary’s E. leoniemarks@btinternet.com T. 01621 892873 M. 07980 977917 www.chycarn.com

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Sandpiper ★★★★ | ★★★★★PENDING Bella Self Catering Apartments ★★★★GOLD SC | 4 Units | Apr-Sept | Sleeps 2-4 | £484-£1140 PUPW Holiday Apartments SC | 4 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-7 | £350-£1980 PUPW

Four Star Gold Award Winning Apartments – Luxury Holiday Homes – Fantastic Locations – Incredible Views – All Bedrooms En-suite – Owned, serviced and managed by resident local family Our holiday homes are in some of the finest locations on St. Mary’s which enables guests to take full advantage of both the islands views and access to all that Scilly has to give. We strive to offer something just a little bit special and hope that our holiday homes are the icing on the cake for our guests. Jill and Jon May Sandpiper Apartments, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0NA E. enquiries@sandpiper-scilly.co.uk T. 01720 422122 www.sandpiper-scilly.co.uk

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 10 | £1000–£2200 PUPW

A five star, seafront holiday cottage, centrally located with direct beach access. Consisting of four double bedrooms (two en-suite), two single bedrooms, bathroom, dining room, lounge, fitted kitchen, utility room and private terrace. Sat c/o. Euan Rodger T. 01720 422603 E. stay@strandhousestmarys.com www.strandhousestmarys.com

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 8 | £1290-£2055 PUPW Architect - designed large detached property located in an elevated position within the Garrison walls with fabulous panoramic sea and island views and extensive landscaped gardens. The perfect base for a relaxing family holiday just a few minutes walk from town. E. enquiries@sibleysonscilly.com T. 01720 422431 www.sibleysonscilly.com

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Only a short walk from the amenities of Hugh Town and the beaches of Little Porth and Porthcressa. Some of our apartments have 180-degree sea views. Our apartments Bella Vista, Little Bella, Bella Maria and Bella Bryher, are finished to a high standard and have attained a 4 Star Gold Award quality standard by "Visit England". All our apartments have Wi-Fi access and digital TVs. In addition we provide a welcome basket, bath towels, hair dryers, dressing gowns and slippers. To view all our apartments please go to our web site listed below. Jackie Chesterman 44 Sally Port, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall TR21 0JE E. andychesterman123@btconnect.com T. 01720 422687 www.bellascilly.com

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An early flight from Newquay? Why not stay just down the road? If you have an early flight you can stay the night before right at the airport. And leave the car there too. The Smugglers Inn at the Airways Hotel is just 300m down the road. It’s comfortable, quiet and relaxed and run by a Scillonian family. The home cooked food is excellent and the room rates and cost of peace of mind parking are unbeatable. www.theairwayshotel.org 01637 860595

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Cornerways

★★★★ GOLD

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £300-£500 PUPW

★★★★GOLD

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £460-£865 PUPW Sea Views to off islands. Beach 75 yards. 3/4 acre garden. Quiet location – easy access to Hugh Town and quay. 2 en suite bedrooms – 1 with double bed, 1 with twin beds.

Well appointed twin bedded property with patio and sea views. 2 mins from Porthmellon Beach, close to Hugh Town. Mrs Margaret Pritchard, Jacksons Hill, St. Mary’s TR21 0JZ E. mail@422757.com T. 01720 422757

John & Ann Derbyshire, Mount Flagon, Porthloo, St. Mary’s E. annderbyshire@hotmail.com T. 01386 792065 www.samsononscilly.co.uk

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J4

★★★★GOLD

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £410-£610 PUPW

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K1

★★★★GOLD

SC | 1 Unit | Mar-Oct | Sleeps 2-4 | £400–£670 PUPW

A really friendly & relaxed base to explore these beautiful islands. Our delightful garden apartment, with serviced option, is perfectly located for harbour and local beaches.

A spacious ground floor flat decorated and equipped to the highest standard. All linen and towels provided. 3/4 acre garden. Mrs. S. Kirby T. 01720 423657 E. susan.kirby60@btinternet.com www.tean-ios.com

Sarah Sibley, Jackson’s Hill, St. Mary’s E. demelzaonscilly@btinternet.com T. 01720 422803 www.sibleysonscilly.com/holidays

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Garrison House Apartment ★★★★ GOLD No1 & No2 Porthcressa View ★★★★SILVER SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-4 | £350-£1500 PUPW 12 Silver Street

Stunning sea and harbour views. Close to the Quay and town. Two ensuite bedrooms. Secluded garden with deck, BBQ and views. Discounts off season.

SC | 3 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4-6 | £606-£1310 PUPW

E. garrisonhouse@aol.com T. 01720 422972 www.garrisonhouse.co.uk

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★★★★ GOLD

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £395-575 PUPW A beautifully renovated cottage just a few yards from the beach, blending traditional character with modern style. A perfect base for a relaxing Scilly holiday. Old Town, St. Mary’s Mrs G Sibley T. 01720 422302 E. gail.ian@talk21.com www.sibleysonscilly.com

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– Luxurious accommodation – Centrally located for shops, restaurants and the quay – Beach 1 minute away – Newly appointed bathrooms with bath and shower/ additional toilet downstairs – Each property sleeps 6 guests comfortably with either Friday or Saturday change over At Porthcressa Properties we have everything you need to make your stay as relaxing and enjoyable as possible; comfortable beds, DVD player, iPod dock to well-equipped kitchens, every need is catered for. The open-plan layout downstairs provides a spacious, airy living area, then step outside the front door, cross the road and you’ll find yourself on beautiful Porthcressa beach, perfect! Lesley Mills, 57/61 Adrian Road, Abbots Langley, Herts, WD5 0AG E. lesley@bradmill.freeuk.com T. 01923 270533

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2 The Wrasse

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £435-£585 PUPW

7 Godolphin House

A beautiful modern luxury flat located in the heart of the town on St. Mary’s, close to Porthcressa beach. Everything included for a wonderful self catering experience.

A bright and airy ground floor flat, well located just a short level walk from beaches, the harbour and amenities of Hugh Town. A great base for a perfect Scilly holiday.

Keith & Dilys Waite T. 01685 388309 M. 07976 530682 E. keithwaite@btinternet.com www.scilly-sanctuary.com

E. enquiries@sibleysonscilly.com T. 01720 422431 www.sibleysonscilly.com

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★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-4 | £330-£860 PUPW

★★★★

G.M. Osborne, Porthcressa St. Mary’s T. 01720 422986 ardwyn-scilly.co.uk I5

★★★★

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★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6-8 | £700-£1500 PUPW

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-6 | £400-£1000 PUPW

Luxury apartment having panoramic views over Porthcressa Bay. Family, double and twin en-suite bedrooms on 1st floor, lounge dining room & fitted kitchen on 2nd. Saturday c/o. 5mins walk from quay

– Bedrooms: 2 Twin 1 Double – Very well equipped comfortable terrace cottage – Superb views over St Mary’s harbour and town beach – Just minutes from shops, restaurants and quay for boat trips – Welcoming local owners

Sheila & Chris Thomas, 7 Porthcressa Road, Hugh Town, TR21 0JL E. aurigascilly@aol.com T. 01720 422637 www.aurigascilly.co.uk

Sue Richards T. 01720 422904 www.scillynumber6.co.uk

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A well maintained ground floor flat in quiet area, close to shops and quay. Large comfortable lounge, double bedroom. Well equipped kitchen, bath plus shower. Patio available for guests.

Mr M Littleford T. 01720 423102 www.4roseveanhouse.co.uk

6 Lower Strand

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– Conveniently located on the outskirts of Hugh Town. – A modern, well maintained, 2-bedroomed property. – Tastefully furnished and decorated. – The private, south-facing, courtyard garden is ideal for relaxing or dining.

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★★★★PENDING

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £395-£850 PUPW

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★★★★

SC | 2 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £350-£1150 PUPW

★★★★

– Superb elevated location with stunning sea views – Three bedroom split level house, four star rating – Private garden and sun deck – Reduced low season rates give economy for smaller groups – Convenient for beach, town and harbour

6 + 10 Harbour Lights, Thorofare, St. Mary’s, TR21 0LN E. pennylovejoy@scillydays.co.uk T. 01206 247119 www.scillydays.co.uk

www.visitislesofscilly.com 01720 424031

Buzza Ledge

F6

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4-6 | £600-£1225 PUPW

– Positioned off quiet lane in centre of Hugh Town. – Sitting on Town Beach. Superb sea views. – Open all year. Linen and electricity included.

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Scilly Self Catering SC | 39 Units | Jan-Dec | £200-£1420 PUPW

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At Island Properties our aim is to make your visit to the Isles of Scilly truly memorable. Whether you seek a romantic spring break for two, a summer holiday with the family, an autumn wildlife expedition with friends or a winter hideaway to write your next novel, we are sure we have the accommodation for you. With years of experience in welcoming guests to the islands, let us offer expert advice to help you choose your ideal holiday home. We cater for all tastes and budgets and with the largest selection of properties on St Mary’s, make us your first choice when arranging your holiday on Scilly. To complete your hassle free booking let us organise your travel and save you money!

★★★★ | ★★★★★

4 - 5 star properties An-treath Avoca Antigeen Avoca Hoopers Bay Tree Cottage Beach Moorings 3 Buccabu 2 Goldolphin

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4

£550–£1400 PUPW £325–£570 PUPW £325–£570 PUPW £650–£1400 PUPW £300–£600 PUPW £350–£495 PUPW £430–£810 PUPW

5 Golden Bay 1 Minalto 2 Minalto 3 Minalto 4 Minalto The Cabin, The Bank Verona

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

£500–£1420 PUPW £435–£755 PUPW £395–£655 PUPW £395–£655 PUPW £345–£555 PUPW £300–£920 PUPW £745–£1295 PUPW

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3 star properties 14 Silver Street All Winds Altamira Ground Flat Altamira Top Flat Anchor Cottage Armorel Cottage Avona Belladonna Escallonia Far Horizon 1 Golden Bay Jasmine Lower Ganilly Manilla Flat 1 Merrick

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 6 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 6

£400–£1175 PUPW £430–£710 PUPW £560–£945 PUPW £500–£810 PUPW £400–£775 PUPW £585–£1205 PUPW £290–£545 PUPW £450–£900 PUPW £500–£1420 PUPW £325–£900 PUPW £200–£930 PUPW £500–£695 PUPW £250–900 PUPW £400–£720 PUPW £510–£1135 PUPW

4 Myrtle Cottage Rosevean Flat 1 3 Spanish Ledge 4 Spanish Ledge 1 Springfield Court Smugglers Den Spy Hole The Barn The Crow’s Nest Top Deck Tremelethen Farm Cottage White Cottage White Cottage Flat Wisteria

Sleeps 6 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 3 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 2 Sleeps 2

£525–£1025 PUPW £385–£540 PUPW £410–£545 PUPW £250–£545 PUPW £410–£695 PUPW £240–£490 PUPW £475–£595 PUPW £375–£695 PUPW £250–£465 PUPW £495–£595 PUPW

Sleeps 4 Sleeps 7 Sleeps 4 Sleeps 3

£330–£680 PUPW £580–£1190 PUPW £440–£895 PUPW £375–£625 PUPW

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Porthloo Chalets 1 & 2 Sleeps 4

£250 – £605 PUPW

Lifeboat View

Sleeps 2

£250 – £450 PUPW

Buccabu 2

Sleeps 2

£250 – £720 PUPW

Sunny Creek

Sleeps 4

£200 – £700 PUPW

The Cabin, Pentland

Sleeps 2

£250 – £440 PUPW

2 Spanish Ledge

Sleeps 4

£250 – £610 PUPW

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Carn Thomas Cottage

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6 | £450–£935 PUPW

– Attractive granite house on Old Town Bay – Only 15 minute stroll to Hugh Town – Perfect for a relaxing family holiday – Secluded patio garden overlooking the beach E. enquiries@sibleysonscilly.com T. 01720 422431 www.sibleysonscilly.com

Mrs E & Mr D Pearce, Upper Strand, St. Mary’s T. 01209 860463

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★★★★

Dunmallard (Upper Flat)

★★★★

Light spacious flat in quiet position behind museum in Church Street. Separate lounge, kitchen diner, double bed. Friday changeover, non-smoking. Close to shops, beaches and amenities.

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Set in an acre of award winning gardens and located above the beautiful, secluded Pelistry Bay, Carnwethers offers comfortable and contemporary accommodation in four single storey cottages. Our facilities include solar-heated outdoor pool, croquet lawn, games room, library, laundry and sauna. Ideal for couples, families, walkers and wildlife lovers, for exploring the unique landscape or simply revitalising the mind, body and soul. Carnwethers Country House Cottages Pelistry Bay, St. Mary’s TR21 0NX L Graham T. 01720 422415 M. 07811 453109 E. carnwethers@aol.com www.carnwethers.com

Fairways

G5

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6 | £750–£1450 PUPW – Centrally located beach-side bungalow – Sea views across Porthcressa Bay – Two minute walk to Hugh Town and the quay – Perfect for a relaxing holiday. E. enquries@sibleysonscilly.com T. 01720 422431 www.sibleysonscilly.com

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Glandore Apartments

– New for 2014 - Three outstanding harbour view apartments – Moorings (sleeps 6), Spinnaker (sleeps 5) & Topsail (sleeps 5) – Modern and stylish, superb location – Grade - II Listed Landmark Building – A perfect base for a luxury scilly holiday

Enjoying a quiet beachside location at Porthloo, Glandore is a large detached house in its own private garden, just a minute’s walk from the beach and 15 minutes from town. Three modern fully equipped apartments, two with magnificent sea & country views, one on the ground floor with private entrance, garden and patio.

E. enquiries@sibleysonscilly.com T. 01720 422431 www.sibleysonscilly.com

T. 01720 422535 www.glandore.co.uk

★★★★ PENDING SC | 3 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 5-6 | £495-£1695 PUPW

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Mr & Mrs D. Poynter E. sheilapoynter@gmail.com T. 01720 422703 www.dunmallard.co.uk

Carnwethers is the perfect place for a peaceful and restful holiday ‘far from the madding crowd’ in ‘upcountry’ St Marys but just a 10 min bus ride or 35 min stroll through the nature trails into town.

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SC | 4 Units | Mar-Nov | Sleeps 2-5 | £560-£1140 PUPW

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★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6 | £610-£1365 PUPW

A fully equipped, comfortable and spacious property situated just yards from Porth Mellon and Town Beach and a short walk to the town and harbour.

Carnwethers Country House Cottages

Dolphins

F5

F7

★★★★

SC | 3 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-3 | £345-£745 PUPW

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Greystones 1, 2 and Cedar Cottage

★★★★ | ★★★

Holly Cottage

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £1000-£1200 PUPW

SC | 3 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4-6 | £395-£1525 PUPW

Delightful Cottage, newly built, own large garden, lovely views, quiet, 8 minute walk to town and harbour. E. jenniaburrows1894@ gmail.com www.christmashouse scilly.co.uk

Our comfortable Greystones Cottages and superior Cedar cottage situated on the historic Garrison, offer a perfect base for a quiet and peaceful stay on these beautiful islands. All offer excellent facilities and garden areas. Cedar Cottage has stunning views overlooking the sea and off-islands. We are only 10 minutes walk from Hugh Town, its facilities, the quay and nearby beaches. T & B Moulson The Garrison, St. Mary’s TR21 0LS E. info@garrisonholidays.com T. 01720 422670 www.garrisonholidays.com

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Island View Holiday Home ★★★★ PENDING SC | 1 Unit | Apr-Oct | Sleeps 4 | £500-£1000 PUPW

– Superb views over Porthmellon Beach, harbour & islands – Watch idyllic sunsets – Private patio & garden areas – Seconds from beach – Minutes from town & country walks & nature trails Debbie Edwards Island View, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0NE T. 01720 422955

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★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £375-£895 PUPW

Monaveen

K2

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6 | £635-£1370 PUPW

Spacious 3 bedroomed accommodation. The flat is furnished to a high standard and set in its own garden. 100yards from Porthmellon Beach and convenient for town and harbour.

– Attractive granite cottage with enviable position – Sea views across Porthcressa Bay with south facing patio – Two minute walk to Hugh Town and the quay – Perfect for a relaxing holiday

Lena Heslin, Gunner Rock E. j.heslin@btinternet.com T. 01720 422595

E. enquiries@sibleysonscilly.com T. 01720 422431 www.sibleysonscilly.com

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★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 5 | £560-£950 PUPW

★★★★

– Modern duplex apartment in the heart of Hugh Town – Bright and airy luxury accommodation – Central location for shops, restaurants and the quay – Perfect for couples sharing or families

Mr & Mrs M. Easton T. 01372 458753 E. ann@islesofscilly-selfcatering.com www.islesofscilly-selfcatering.com

www.visitislesofscilly.com 01720 424031

No. 1 Corners

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £595–£1080 PUPW

Three bedroomed house with stunning sea views. Four minutes from beach, harbour and shops. Changeover Thursdays.

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Norwethal Flat

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £295-£545 PUPW

Pilot Gig Flat

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Mar-Oct | Sleeps 4 | £410-£530 PUPW

Norwethal Flat is a modern light airy one bedroomed flat in a quiet area close to all amenities. Porthcressa & Town Beach are only a 3 minute walk away, with the shops and harbour only 5 minutes’ walk.

A well appointed 2 bedroom holiday flat placed close to the quay. It is fully equipped to a high standard and the large picture window in the lounge gives uninterrupted views of Samson, Bryher and Tresco.

E. patriciajhicks@hotmail.co.uk T. 01720 422028 www.stayscilly.com

Mrs J Holliday The Bank, St. Mary’s T. 01327 871053

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Seaways Farm Holiday Homes

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★★★ | ★★★★

SC | 6 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-5 | £500-£1240 PUPW

Established over 40 years ago, the holiday houses at Seaways Flower Farm, Porthloo, offer a choice of houses, cottages, chalet or apartment with unrivalled sea views in secluded locations. – Magnificent sea views – Beautifully restored farm buildings, 3 properties with big gardens – 4 Cottages adjacent to the popular Juliet’s Garden Restaurant & Bar (wifi available) – Children & Dogs Welcome/Centrally heated for winter holidays. – Broadband available in all properties (except Summer House) – Bang & Olufsen televisions in each property with cable for own devices. Whether you choose The Loft, Orchid, Barley, or Summer Houses, fifteen minutes’ walk from Hugh Town, or Standing Stone and Standing Stone Terrace, set in rugged isolation at Bant’s Carn, our converted farm buildings are beautifully restored. Enjoy the surroundings of a traditional Scillonian flower farm. Moments from the beaches, Seaways offers peace, comfort, relaxation and style. Walk along the coast at sunset, picnic on the beach, or go for a sail and look up at your cottage on the cliffs. Whatever you do with your day, you’ll be glad to end it at Seaways. Mrs Juliet May, Seaways Flower Farm, St. Mary’s TR21 0NF E. seawaysflowerfarm@btinternet.com T. 01720 422845 www.seawaysfarmholidayhomes.co.uk

North Tinks, Holy Vale

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★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 1-3 | £295-£585 PUPW

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 1-2 | £295-£530 PUPW

Holy Vale is a lovely quiet ancient wooded valley in the heart of St Mary’s. North Tinks is a converted barn. A perfect position for exploring the Island. It is within walking distance of Hugh Town, the coastline and beaches. Taxis are available. Thursday changeover

Nestled in the heart of St Mary’s at Holy Vale, South Tinks, a converted barn offers good quality accommodation. A quiet area within walking distance of Hugh Town, Nature Trail, coastline and beaches. Taxis are available. Wednesday changeover. E. enquiries@come2scilly.com T. 01720 423523 www.come2scilly.com

E. enquiries@come2scilly.com T. 01720 423523 www.come2scilly.com

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Serica

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Apr-Oct | Sleeps 6 | £710-£1000 PUPW

– Large town house sleeps 8 – Easy access to shops and restaurants – Close to beaches – Handy for off island boats – View of harbour

For full details please visit www.serica-ios.co.uk or phone

Mrs Rosemary Sharman E. info@sharmanfencing.co.uk T. 01929 472181 day / 471210 evening

David Townend E. dtownend@sportsmode.net T. 01720 423501 www.serica-ios.co.uk

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★★★★

SC | 2 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6 | £550-£750 PUPW

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– Traditional granite cottage in the heart of Hugh Town – Five minutes walk to the quay, one minute to the beach – Well equipped with contemporary décor and furnishings – Central heating and private courtyard garden

Tracey Guy, Shamrock, High Lanes, St. Mary’s E. scillyhorse@hotmail.co.uk T. 01720 423269

Mr & Mrs Beck E enquiries@trevessa.co.uk T. 01227 472128 www.trevessa.co.uk

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★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £550-£1205 PUPW

Both cottages accommodate six people in two rooms each with a double and a single bed. In a quiet area with private decking and landscaped gardens. Electricity is payable by £1 coin meter.

The Hideaway

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Mar-Dec | Sleeps 8 | £1600-£2000 PUPW

Serica is centrally situated overlooking the park with uninterrupted views of the Garrison, Tamarisk and Star Castle.

Shamrock Cottages

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★★★★

SC | 1 Unit |Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £395–£590 PUPW

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★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6 | £500-£1100 PUPW

– South facing twin bedded apartment – Central location for shops, restaurants and the quay – Fully modernised and well equipped 5 Harbourlights, Thorofare, St. Mary’s E. enquiries@sibleysonscilly.com T. 01720 422431 www.sibleysonscilly.com

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E5

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Mar-Oct | Sleeps 4 | £650–£870 PUPW

Ideal accommodation for groups or families. Detached bungalow sleeps six in one double and two twin bedrooms (one twin room with ensuite) Kitchen/diner, lounge and bathroom. Gardens to front and rear of property. Short walk from the centre of Hugh Town and all amenities. Linen and Towels provided. Mr and Mrs A. Trenear, Church Road, St. Mary’s TR21 2NA E. itrenear@yahoo.co.uk T. 01720 422601 www.scillyflats.com

A traditional stone built cottage within 100m of Porthcressa Beach. Spacious+comfortable, full central heating+open fire. Large bright well equipped dining kitchen with dishwasher. Mrs Nan Fellows, 3 Buzza Street, St. Mary’s T. 01527 66689 E. nan.fellows@btinternet.com www.tresillian-scilly.com

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Dunmallard (Lower Flat)

★★★GOLD

SC | 1 Unit | Apr-Sep | Sleeps 2 | £340-£460 PUPW

Modern furnished house situated close to town beach. Within 5 minutes of quay. Small courtyard with benches.

Non smoking. No pets. For further pictures and information please see www.simplyscilly.co.uk

MP Burton, Well Cross, Hugh Town, St. Mary’s E. info@treboethguesthouse.vpweb.co.uk T. 07768 407495 www.treboethguesthouse.vpweb.co.uk

Mr & Mrs Elliot Dunmallard (Lower Flat), Church Street, St. Mary’s T. 01458 272971

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★★★

SC | 3 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-12 | £380-£1170 PUPW

– Ideally placed close to Porthmellon Beach – Double-fronted property with shared gardens – Spacious, excellently furnished & well-equipped – Families welcome; choice of 3 units – Shared laundry; cot available upon request – Please visit our website for many more details

★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-3 | £375-£495 PUPW

Mrs. A. S. Hogg Church Road, St. Mary’s TR21 0NB E. scillyholidays@btconnect.com T. 02476 450455

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★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £300-£700 PUPW

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★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Apr-Oct | Sleeps 4 | £520-£840 PUPW

Light and airy top-floor flat opposite Chaplaincy Gardens. Only a few minutes walk to beaches, shops and quay.

Sea views from sitting room and balcony. One twin and one double room. Quiet location close to centre of Hugh Town and harbour. Bookings Saturday to Saturday.

Church Road, St. Mary’s Details and availability: www.beggarsroost-scilly.com Booking and prices: Ken Peay T. 0208 3998364 E. jpeay@btopenworld.com

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6 Godolphin House

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Godolphin House is a modern block of nine self contained flats, a short walk to the shops of Hugh Town and close to three sandy beaches. 6 Godolphin House, on the second floor, and overlooking the chaplaincy gardens, has been completely renovated, attractively furnished and is well equipped to provide a high standard of accommodation. Two double bedrooms. Saturday changeover.

Porthmellon, St. Mary’s E. 2bayviewterrace@gmail.com T. 07999 856128 www.2bayviewterrace.com

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– Spacious Flat, centrally situated – Near Beaches, good views – Underfloor heating, non-smoking

Careful owners of dogs welcome by prior arrangement in the House and Chalet (but not Flat)

3 Rosevean House

★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Mar-Jan | Sleeps 7 | £550-£1000 PUPW

Comfortable, quiet and spacious ground floor flat, near beaches, harbour, shops & local amenities.

2 Bay View Terrace

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Andrew and Be Combes, Hugh Town, St. Mary’s T. 01720 423930 www.scillyselfcatering.co.uk I5

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8 Buzza Street

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £365-£495 PUPW

Albany Flats

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SC | 4 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £275-£445 PUPW

– Attractive cottage near Porthcressa Beach – Centrally situated – Comfortable & cosy, Non-Smoking A cottage, probably built in excess of 150 years ago, one of a row of typical fisherman’s cottages situated very close to Porthcressa Beach and centrally situated for the town’s amenities, has been very tastefully renovated, attractively furnished and well equipped to provide accommodation of a high standard. One double bedroom. Wednesday changeover.

We have tastefully converted this grade II Georgian house into four flats each for two persons. It is situated in the heart of Hugh Town opposite the museum and a short level walk to all amenities. All linen and towels provided. Mrs I. Trenear Church Street, St. Mary’s TR21 0JT E. itrenear@yahoo.co.uk T. 01720 422601 www.scillyflats.com

Mrs. A. S. Hogg St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0HX E. scillyholidays@btconnect.com T. 02476 450455

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SC | 1 Unit | Apr-Oct | Sleeps 2 | £295-£405 PUPW

An Oberva

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £200-£800 PUPW

Well equipped 1 bedroom flat. Quiet location. Close to town beach, shops & the quay. Chairs and table on south facing balcony. Ideal two person flat. Electricity included.

Modern first floor flat in Hugh Town. In a quiet position yet two minutes from Porthcressa Beach, and five minutes from shops and quay. Julia Berryman An Oberva, Porthcressa, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly T. 01326 574113

T Parsons, The Strand, St. Mary’s TR21 0PS E. tparsons06@btinternet.com T. 01720 422393

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Detached house and garden with sea views. Beach 100 yards. Shops and quay a few minutes walk. Slightly elevated quiet position. Buzza Road, Porthcressa, St. Mary’s Details and availability: www.beggarsroost-scilly.com Booking and prices: Ken Peay T. 0208 3998364 E. jpeay@btopenworld.com

Ajax is a superb flat for four people. Perfectly situated just a stroll from Hugh Town, Ajax has stunning, panoramic views across the bay, out towards Tresco and the off islands. Regularly used by the owners, Ajax is maintained to high standards, with a newly fitted kitchen in 2010 and bathroom in 2012. Mrs E Johnson, The Strand, St. Mary’s TR21 0PS T. 0208 6589426 E. ajaxholidays@tiscali.co.uk

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6 | £300-£1000 PUPW

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £400-£750 PUPW

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Bounty Ledge

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6 | PUPW £395-£910

Traditional 3 Bedroom Cottage in Hugh Town, next to Museum and close to beaches and shops.

Mr D Townend, Church Street, St. Mary’s E. chc@sportsmode.net T. 07900 016113

Mr Jackman, Lower Strand, St. Mary’s TR21 0PS T. 01720 422124 www.scillonianpropertiesltd.com

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Don and Judi look forward to welcoming you to well appointed 1st floor accommodation with distant sea views and garden. Low season Short Breaks available, advice for travel. D. Williams The Bylet, Church Rd, St. Mary’s TR21 0NA E. thebylet@bushinternet.com T. 01720 422479 www.byletholidays.com

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £400-£750 PUPW

SC | 2 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £270-£510 PUPW

Captain’s Cabin

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SC | 1 Unit | Mar-Oct | Sleeps 5 | £570-£750 PUPW

Fully equipped maisonette. Panoramic views of harbour. Three bedrooms, double, single and a twin with a fold up bed. In Hugh Town. Shops, beaches and quay all within a few minutes walk.

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Church Hall Cottage

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Sea views from every room. Recently modernised 1st floor apartment in quiet location next to Garrison Walls. Lounge/diner, kitchen, shower room, 2 bedrooms: double ensuite & kingsize/ twin room. Only a few minutes walk to quay, beaches & shops. E. info@scilly-fairview.co.uk T. 07974 139049 www.scilly-fairview.co.uk

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★★★ Flat 1, Spanish Ledge

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SC | 1 Unit | Feb-Nov | Sleeps 2-4 | £300-£700 PUPW

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £320-£615 PUPW

A very comfortable first floor flat quietly situated near beaches and harbour. Electricity included.

– Central, modern furnished first floor flat – Sleeps 4, double and twin bedrooms – Lounge/diner, shower room

Captain’s Cabin, Rams Valley, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0JT E. peggy@rowe55.eclipse.co.uk T. 01720 422966 www.captainscabinscilly.co.uk

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Flat 1, Spanish Ledge, Hugh Town, St. Mary’s E. clarepascoe@hotmail.co.uk T. 01872 271387 M. 07735 205566 H6

★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 8-10 | £1650-£2350 PUPW

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Studio flat for 2 close to beaches, town and quay Sea views. Linen and towels provided. Start/end days Sat or Tues. Short breaks available. No smoking.

E. jenniaburrows1894@ gmail.com www.christmashouse scilly.co.uk

Mrs C Smith T. 01823 412845 E. carolsmith04@btinternet.com www.cssck4.co.uk

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £220-£410 PUPW

Large family home, large garden, quiet, beautiful views, 8 minute walk to town and harbour. Open all year.

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Flat 7, Spanish Ledge

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Kistvaen Flat

★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £530-£580 PUPW

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 1-4 | £340-£840 PUPW

Kistvaen is situated under the Garrison Wall overlooking Porthcressa beach. There is a double and a twin room, kitchendiner and lounge. There is a private deck overlooking Porthcressa with BBQ. Tuesday changeover.

– Centrally located, spacious, well equipped ground floor flat – 2 bedrooms, sleeps 4 – Separate lounge, dining room & kitchen – 2 minutes walk to beaches, shops & harbour – Linen, towels & electricity all included in the price

Jane Chiverton, Kistvaen Flat, St. Mary’s TR21 0JE E. chivy4002@gmail.com T. 01720 422002 www.kistvaen.co.uk

E. info@spanishledge.co.uk T. 01720 422510 www.spanishledge.co.uk

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Harbour Lights and Smugglers Ride ★★★ Lunnon Farm Cottages SC | 4 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 1-4 | £350-£1200 PUPW

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SC | 3 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4-5 | £380-£900 PUPW Attractive and secluded cottages, each with private garden or patio, on working flower farm near beautiful southern coast of St. Mary’s, about 1½miles from Hugh Town. Porth Hellick, the nearest beach, 5 minutes walk. Nature trails, coastal path and other beaches very close.

– Open all year – Availability listed on website – Free Wifi Superb holiday apartments quite literally on the beach with fantastic sea, harbour, and town views. A variety of tastefully converted accommodation, whether it is a romantic hideaway or a one or two bedroom flat. Local shops and restaurants are on the door step, with the quay and other beaches a few minutes walk away. With our weekend and out of season short breaks this gives you an ideal opportunity to enjoy our milder winters and mingle with the locals. Alternatively storm watch from the comfort of your armchair as most flats have sea views. Tim Clifford, 22 Trevallion Park, Feock, Truro TR3 6RS E. tim@scillybilly.co.uk T. 01872 863537 www.islesofscillyholidayflats.co.uk

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SC | 1 Unit | Apr-Oct | Sleeps 2 | £450 PUPW

Penny Rogers T. 01720 422422 www.lunnonfarm.co.uk

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Minmow Holiday Flats

★★★

SC | 2 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £288-£530 PUPW Spacious comfortable split level ground floor self catering accommodation near the centre of Hugh Town with fantastic views across the road to the Green and the harbour. Mr. K. Simpson, The Strand, St. Mary’s T. 01720 422561 www.minmow.co.uk

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A spacious and well appointed ground floor flat, centrally located close to Hugh Town and amenities and Porthcressa Beach. Kirklees offers a double-bedded room, bathroom with shower, a lounge/ dining room and fully equipped galley kitchen. Changeover is Saturday.

At the lowest tides the sea becomes shallow enough for people to walk between some of the islands...

T. 01720 422623 E. kirkleesholidayflat@btconnect.com www.stayatkirklees.co.uk

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Moonrakers

★★★

SC | Mar-Oct | 5 Units | Sleeps 2 £323-£539 PUPW | Sleeps 4 £484-£807 PUPW | Sleeps 5 £492-£819 PUPW Sleeps 6 (4 + 2 bunks) £511-£853 PUPW

Pennlyon

★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Apr-Oct | Sleeps 4 | £765 – £1000 PUPW South facing beachside bungalow with garden running up to the footpath following the sea wall to Porthcressa and Little Porth beaches. 1 Little Porth, Hugh Town, St. Mary’s Mrs M.C. Feast T. 01527 893619 www.pennlyon.wordpress.com

Imagine waking up to a fabulous sea view! Well you can when you rent one of the flats at Moonrakers for your island holiday. At Moonrakers we offer a selection of 5 flats sleeping from 2 to 6 people and all (with the exception of Flat 6 which overlooks the garden and fish pond) have terrific views across St Mary’s to the sea beyond. All of our flats are fully and thoughtfully equipped even including a picnic basket ready for you to stock for those al fresco lunches on off islands or the far reaches of St Mary’s. At Moonrakers we pride ourselves on the personal attention we give to all our guests, so don’t delay, call or email us today. Moonrakers Holiday Flats, St. Mary’s, TR21 0JF E. info@moonrakersflats.co.uk T. 01720 422717 www.moonrakersholidayflats.co.uk

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★★★

SC | 3 Unit | Apr-Oct | Sleeps 2-4 | £350-£450 PUPW

– A spacious first floor flat for 2 people Ideal central location in Hugh Town close to shops, restaurants and the quay. Well equipped, twin bedded accommodation. Saturday changeover. Julian & Helen Pearce, The Bank, Hugh Town E. jandhpearce@tiscali.co.uk T. 01720 422567

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Revenue Cutter, No 9 Harbour Lights★★★

A K Athawes E. aathawes@convar.co.uk T. 01634 290210 www.stayonscilly.co.uk U3

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SC | 2 Units | Mar-Oct | Sleeps 2-6 | £275-£820 PUPW

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SC | 2 Units | Apr-Oct | Sleeps 4 | £330–£670 PUPW Ideally situated on flower farm with private lawns within large garden close to town, beaches and nature trail. Mid week bookings early season.

Peacehaven is set in two acres of its own grounds just above Watermill Cove on the north east of the island. Ideal for couples & families for a quiet relaxing break.

Debbie Edwards, Island View, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0NE T. 01720 422955

S Paulger, Helvear, St. Mary’s, IOS TR21 0NS E. peacehaven@ymail.com T. 01720 422326

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £300-£485 PUPW

– South facing views, centrally located in Hugh Town – Large open plan lounge/ diner and kitchen – Fully equipped and inclusive of all charges – One double, one bunk room, Monday C/O

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SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 3-4 | £300-£840 PUPW

Relax in a tranquil country location. Close to Bants Carn, Bar Point and golf course, bus 2 mins walk. Restaurant 15 mins. Jane Lishman Mc Farlands Down, St. Mary’s TR21 0NS T. 01720 422897 www.morgelyn.co.uk

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Salakee Farm Cottage

★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Mar-Nov | Sleeps 1-5 | £320-£610 PUPW Charming 300 year old 2 bedroom farmhouse with plenty of character and its own spacious garden. Take a stroll around our working farm or simply head down to Porth Hellick beach, just 2 minutes’ walk. Perfect for a peaceful holiday on Scilly.

Mrs Jo Evans T. 01720 422661 www.themoosonscilly.co.uk

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SC | 4 Units | May-Oct | Sleeps 2 | £445-£695 PUPW

Thurleigh Flats

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Two small ground floor flats in the heart of Hugh Town. Thirty seconds from Porthcressa Beach and a short level walk to all amenities. All linen and towels provided. Mrs I. Trenear Church Street, St. Mary’s TR21 0JT E. itrenear@yahoo.co.uk T. 01720 422601 www.scillyflats.com

Tony and Deanne Dingley The Strand, St. Mary’s E. dingley_holmes@hotmail.com T. 01720 422327 www.seaviewmoorings.co.uk

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Fantastic location, breathtaking views. Seaview Moorings is not just a place to stay – it’s a place to file away in your memory. Our 4 luxury studio suites offer everything you need for the perfect self catering holiday. All enjoy harbour views and 2 suites have South facing decks.

Sunnyside Holiday Flats

★★/ ★★★ SC | 3 Units | Mar-Oct | Sleeps 2-6 | £330-£600 PUPW – Situated near the north east coastline of St. Mary’s – Close to Pelistry Beach – Shared garden – Bus stops outside

E. info@salakeefarm.co.uk T. 07791 809116 www.salakeefarm.co.uk

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The Moos

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SC | 3 Unit | Apr-Oct | Sleeps 1-4 | £285-£660 PUPW

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SC | 3 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-3 | £290 - £560 PUPW

Self catering holiday flats, sleeping four, four and two persons, open from Easter to October. Located in the centre of St. Mary’s, one mile from Hugh Town. Pleasant walks in all directions to beaches, coastal footpaths, nature trails and moorland.

A beautiful Victorian townhouse, with high ceilings, large windows and a comfortable feel, converted to a high standard. Situated close to the quay, shops and restaurants of Hugh Town and Porthcressa and Town beaches. Perfect for couples.

E. mike@sunnysideflats.co.uk T. 01720 422903 www.sunnysideflats.co.uk

Julie Havlin, Church Street, St. Mary’s TR21 0JT E. jhavlin@hotmail.com T. 01209 711927 www.trelawney-ios.co.uk

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Warleggan Holiday Apartments ★★★ Lower Anchorage

PENDING SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 5 | £700-£1250 PUPW

SC | 7 Units | Mar-Nov | Sleeps 1-5 | £335-£680 PUPW

Enjoy the wonders of Scilly from the comfort of your armchair. This spacious and tastefully decorated two bedroomed waterside apartment offers stunning uninterrupted harbour views and total relaxation. Karen J Snowball T. 07905 520559 E. karenjsnowball@yahoo.co.uk www.loweranchorage-scilly.co.uk

– Romney and Schiller – 2 person apartments – Eagle and Colossus – 2 person apartments – Hollandia – 3/4 person apartment – Firebrand - 4 person apartment – Association – 4/5 person apartment

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There are seven holiday apartments to choose from at Warleggan. A range to suit everyone – all comfortably furnished and equipped for your every need, in the perfect location! Owned and cared for by island residents, we aim to provide quality affordable accommodation, the basis for a carefree holiday and a preparation for adventures in our beautiful islands. Mrs Celia Hiron Warleggan Holiday Apartments, Church Street, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0JT E. enquiries@warleggan.com T. 01720 422563 www.warleggan.com

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SC | 1 Unit | Apr-Oct, Dec | Sleeps 4 | £260-£450 PUPW Situated in pleasant gardens, golf course, ancient village and beaches nearby. Ideal position for bird watchers on the main bus route. Mrs M. Sherris, Content Farm, St. Mary’s E. jamessherris62@gmail.com T. 01720 422496

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Children and babies well catered for Dogs welcome in some apartments Mid-week and weekend changeovers Linen and beach towels provided Wifi and I-pod docks

A Grade II listed family residence, sympathetically converted in 2013 into 5 stunning apartments, 4 of which have magnificent views over the harbour and off-islands. Locally owned and managed, Lyonnesse offers a high standard of contemporary self-catering accommodation in an enviable location, convenient for the town, quay and beaches. Full details and on-line availability can be found on our website. Mrs M Woodcock, Lyonnesse House, Strand, St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly TR21 0PS E. Lyonnesse-scilly@hotmail.co.uk T. 01720 422113 www.lyonnesse-scilly.co.uk

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The Crow’s Nest, Smuggler’s Ride ★★

The Dairy Flat

Fabulous location, fantastic sea view. Sunny flat with double bed and shower. Direct access through courtyard to the beach. Overlooking harbour and within ten minute walk of the quay, three beaches, shops, restaurants and pubs.

– Panoramic sea views from bedroom & lounge – Linen, electricity and Wi-Fi included – Central location for shops, restaurants and quay – Twin or king-size bed option

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 1-2 | £240-£490 PUPW

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PENDING SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £325-£525 PUPW

Scott Zwetsloot, The Dairy, Strand, St. Mary’s TR21 0PT T. 01720 422446 E. corneliusdairy@googlemail.com

Stella Carter E. stella@bakehouse.supanet.com T. 01235 520317

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The Old Cottage

PENDING

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 3 | £450-£750 PUPW

SC | 1 Unit | Mar-Oct | Sleeps 4 | £550-£850 PUPW

A beautifully renovated cottage with harbour & sea views. Located in Hugh Town the Old Cottage is pet friendly, perfect for couples, and is conveniently located for shops and restaurants. Saturday changeover.

– Contemporary 2 bedroom apartment – En suite bathrooms with shower – Harbour view – Balcony – Very well equipped

Mr P Lethbridge Garrison Hill, Hugh Town, St. Mary’s T. 01720 422245

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5 Museum Flats

Sarah Layton, 5 Museum Flats E. sarahcollinge@gmail.com T. 07836 507773 www.scillyapartment.co.uk C4

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2 Telegraph Bungalows

Glenmoor Apartment

– 2 Bed Bungalow – Front and Rear Garden – Nicely situated in the countryside – Perfect for a relaxing holiday – Bookings Thursday Thursday

Luxury apartment situated ten minutes from Hugh Town and picturesque Old Town Bay. Two bedrooms with superking/twin beds, spacious bathroom with free standing bath, waterfall shower, kitchen, lounge/diner, underfloor heating & Sky+. Visit our website to view our photo gallery.

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | From £595 PUPW

SC | 1 Unit | Mar-Oct | Sleeps 4 | £300-£550 PUPW

S Mumford, Lower Newford Farm E. newfordholidaylets@yahoo.co.uk T. 01720 422650

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Sea Garden Cottages SC | 7 Units | Sleeps 6-10 | Jan-Dec | £1615-£6550 PUPW SC | HB | B&B | 9 Units | Sleeps 2-3 | Mar-Dec | £150-£235 PPPN

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★★★★★ GOLD

Inspirational elegance and style. Capturing some of the best sea views that the islands have to offer, designed and furnished to the highest degree of comfort and style, the Sea Garden Cottages allow guests to enjoy their holiday with greater choice. There are nine one bedroomed cottages, each with an open plan lounge and fully-equipped kitchen, as well as a small terrace. Upstairs is the bedroom with its own balcony and en-suite bathroom. There is also a sofa bed downstairs. Bookings can be by the night, with half-board available from the Ruin Beach Café. Alternatively, guests can choose to cater for themselves in their cottage. There are seven larger cottages with open-plan lounge and fully-equipped kitchen, as well as small gardens and terraces. Upstairs there are 3 or 4 bedrooms and a separate TV/sofa room downstairs offering additional accommodation if required. In addition to the wonderful beach, facilities at the Sea Garden Cottages include an indoor pool, gym, tennis court and landscaped gardens. There is also an on-site seasonal sailing school in July and August. Complimentary entrance to Tresco Abbey Garden is included. To benefit from the seamless Tresco transfer service from St. Mary’s Airport to your cottage door, be sure to book your flights through the Tresco Island Office. Tresco Island Office, Tresco TR24 0QQ E. contactus@tresco.co.uk T. 01720 422849 www.tresco.co.uk

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Flying Boat Cottages

★★★★★

SC | 12 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6-10 | £1475-£5000 PUPW

Luxurious self-catering on Tresco with indoor pool, spa, jacuzzi, gym and tennis court. Complimentary entry to Tresco Abbey Garden also included. The Flying Boat Cottages are situated on the beach at New Grimsby, Tresco. All the houses are beautifully furnished with oak flooring, original artwork throughout and sea views from the living rooms and master bedrooms with balconies.Tresco has a range of dining options from beachfront restaurants to our welcoming local pub, the New Inn. To benefit from the seamless Tresco transfer service from St. Mary’s Airport to your cottage door, be sure to book your flights through the Tresco Island Office.

Tresco Island Office, Tresco TR24 0QQ E. contactus@tresco.co.uk T. 01720 422849 www.tresco.co.uk

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Boro Farm Cottages

The New Inn

– Breathtaking Sea Views – Free Wi Fi – Farm Stall with Homegrown Fruit and Vegetables – Beautiful, Fully equipped cottages with log burning fire – Free pick up and drop off collection to and from the quay

Our Motto: “Arrive as a customer, return as a friend.” The New Inn is at the centre of social life on Tresco, being the only and quite definitely the “best pub on Tresco”! Rooms are comfortably furnished, many with sea views. There is also a Residents Bar and Lounge and seasonal outdoor pool. Menus include Tresco-reared beef, fresh fish and local produce. Real Ale Festivals May and September, Cider Festival in July. Live music every 10 days or so.

★★★★ | ★★★ SC | 4 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-4 | £470-£1270 PUPW

Attractive cottages on a working family run farm, centrally located for easy access to clean safe beaches, scenic walks and all local amenities. All cottages have unrivalled sea views, gardens and all are equipped and decorated to a very high standard suitable for all year round holidays. Mrs Nicola Christopher Boro Farm, Tresco TR24 0PX E. brintnicola@yahoo.co.uk T. 01720 422843 www.borofarmtresco.co.uk

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B&B | 16 Rooms | Jan-Dec | £55-£120 PPPN

To benefit from the seamless Tresco transfer service from St. Mary’s Airport to The New Inn, be sure to book your flights through the Tresco Island Office. Tresco Island Office, Tresco TR24 0QQ E. contactus@tresco.co.uk T. 01720 422849 www.tresco.co.uk

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St. Martin's /Half Board Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering

Polreath Guest House

★★★★

B&B | 3 Rooms | Apr-Sep | £50-£55 PPPN

Merrions Holiday Cottage & Chalet★★★★ SC | 2 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £475-£750 PUPW

Delicious home-cooking, stunning gardens, far-reaching sea views, comfortable bedrooms and friendly hosts; just a taste of what’s to come when you stay at Polreath. VisitEngland BREAKFAST AWARD. Evening meals three nights. Tea Room open Sunday to Friday.

– Merrions is a modernised granite cottage on St. Martin’s

E. sjpolreath@aol.com T. 01720 422046 www.polreath.com

Val Thomas T. 01720 423418 E. valandgraham@ hotmail.co.uk www.stmartinsvineyard.co.uk

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Teania

★★★★★GOLD SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £780-£1860 PUPW

A superb, purpose built, detached, granite-faced family cottage at Lower Town with 2 king or twin bedded rooms, both en suite on the ground floor. Open plan lounge, dining area and kitchen on the 1st floor with sea views. Dawn Bradford T. 01720 423213 www.stmartinsselfcatering.com

– Comfortable & well-appointed with private garden Breathtaking views to the south across Highertown Bay. 2 mins walk to beaches, 10 mins sail to Eastern Isles.

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★★★★GOLD SC | 2 Units | Feb-Nov | Sleeps 3-6 | £495-£1430 PUPW

Middletown Stable

★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £300-£750 PUPW

– warm and cosy all year round – sheltered garden – all linen and towels provided – washing machine and tumble dryer Jo Williams E. moonshadowdiving@yahoo.co.uk www.middletownscilly.co.uk

– Fabulous views across Scilly – Spacious gardens with a large summer house – Good quality beds and bed linen – Perfect for spring and autumn breaks – A short stroll from some of Scilly’s best beaches Two granite cottages set in the heart of Highertown with sea views from nearly every window. The cottages are furnished in a relaxed, comfortable, modern style and are double glazed and heated throughout. Our cottages are right next to our flower farm so we are close by to answer any questions and help you make the most of your holiday. Zoe Julian Churchtown Farm, Highertown, St. Martin’s, TR25 0QL E. zoe@scillyflowers.co.uk T. 01720 422169 www.churchtownfarmholidays.co.uk

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★★★

SC | 4 Unit | Mar-Oct | Sleeps 4-6 | £370-£720 PUPW Connemara Farmhouse and Cottage nestle into the hillside and look across fields to the uninhabited Eastern Isles. Chalets are a little further down the track each in their own field! Jackie Perkins, Highertown, St. Martin’s TR25 0QL E. t.a.perkins@btinternet.com T. 01720 422814 www.scillybreaks.net

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St. Martin's / Self Catering Accommodation Index

Stable 1

★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £470-£795 PUPW

Stable 2

★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-4 | £510-£1025 PUPW

Single bedroom cottage with garden ideal for couples, close to the post office. We meet you on arrival and drop you off again at the end of your visit. This quality unit is furnished with everything required for a comfortable stay.

Two bedroom cottage with garden ideal for a family, close to the post office. We meet you on arrival and drop you off again at the end of your visit. This quality unit is furnished with everything required for a comfortable stay.

E.john@sharkbayfilms.com T. 07963 522658 www.sharkbayfilms.com/stables.htm

E.john@sharkbayfilms.com T. 07963 522658 www.sharkbayfilms.com/stables.htm

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Carron Farm Self-Catering Holidays

North Farm Cottage

– Stunning sea views from all three properties – Two granite traditional cottages and one cedar wood chalet – Beaches just 2 minutes walk away – Linen and electricity included in the rental charge – Each property has its own garden

A charmingly restored and updated traditional granite cottage in Highertown set in its own large south-facing garden. Close to the post office, cafes and beaches, the cottage is equipped to a very high standard for cosy holidays all year round.

SC | 3 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4-5 | £460-£680 PUPW

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 4 | £470–£750 PUPW

Carron Farm, St. Martins, Isles of Scilly TR25 0QL T. 01720 422893 www.carronfarm.co.uk

Sue Murray T. 01720 423028 www.northfarmscilly.co.uk

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Byher / Hotels / Bed & Breakfast Accommodation Index

Hell Bay

★★★★

HO | 25 Rooms | Mar-Nov | £135-£320 DB&B PPPN

Comfort, beauty, peace and seclusion The stylish and relaxed Hell Bay is the highest-rated hotel on Scilly and stands on the western shores of Bryher, surrounded by vast skies and white sandy beaches. – 3 Rosette restaurant – Treatment room – Outdoor heated pool – Sauna and Jacuzzi – Wi-Fi – Beautiful sea views – 3 par golf and tennis court – Renowned art collection Handsomely-appointed rooms and great cuisine are complimented by one of the finest private art collections in the South West. New England and the Caribbean meet Cornwall, with Lloyd Loom and Malabar fabrics set against cool ocean blues and greens. Their head chef uses local, seasonal and regional ingredients to create classic combinations of fresh, uncluttered flavours. Hell Bay is perfect for a romantic getaway or for a memorable family holiday, where children can even choose their own egg for breakfast from the hotel’s free-range chickens. Hell Bay, Bryher TR23 0PR E. contactus@hellbay.co.uk T. 01720 422947 www.hellbay.co.uk

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Bank Cottage Guesthouse ★★★★ GOLD Soleil D’Or B&B | 4 Rooms | Apr-Sep | £54-£58 PPPN

B&B | 3 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £40-£50 PPPN

Gold award guesthouse offering superb sea’s edge holiday location.

Soleil D’Or is a 4-star bungalow situated on the eastern shore of Bryher, with views overlooking Tresco Channel.

Spectacular ocean views from all rooms, and luxuriant garden with secluded sitting areas.

Short breaks welcome all year round.

In addition to our award winning aga cooked breakfast we provide a guest kitchen for preparing light meals. E. mac.mace@homecall.co.uk T. 01720 422612 www.bank-cottage.com

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★★★★

★★★★ GOLD

B&B | 2 Rooms | Mar-Nov | £60-£75 PPPN Discover an eco friendly escape with the most spectacular panoramic sea views you can imagine. We’re a secluded bed and breakfast with delicious locally sourced food. Breakfast Award. Issy and Gareth Tibbs, Samson Hill Cottage, Bryher E. info@samsonhill.co.uk T. 01720 423951 www.samsonhill.co.uk

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Angela Street, Bryher TR23 0PR E. angelabushell@aol.com T. 01720 422003/422010

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Byher / Self Catering Accommodation Index

Chafford

★★★★★

SC | 1 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 8 | £1000-£3650 PUPW

Bryher Holiday Chalets

★★★★

SC | 2 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 6 | £275-£1200 PUPW

This 4 bedroom well equipped spacious house is ideally positioned on Bryher affording extensive panoramic sea views. The 0.4acre charming garden includes a sunny outdoor terrace. The perfect retreat for families, couples and groups of friends. Euan Rodger E. stay@chaffordonscilly.co.uk T. 01720 422603 www.chaffordonscilly.co.uk

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★★★★

SC | 3 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-6 | £550-£1305 PUPW

– Panoramic sea views towards Tresco & St Mary’s to the south east, and towards Bishop Rock Lighthouse to the south west – Ideal for couples, families or groups of friends – Dogs welcome – Friday changeover These two chalets, each situated in their own secluded gardens, are idyllic places to stay whilst enjoying the splendour of the Isles of Scilly. The recently refurbished comfortable chalets sleep up to 6 in 3 bedrooms, one with ensuite shower room. An open plan living area has a fully equipped kitchen, dining area and relaxed seating. Amy Langdon, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR E. chalets@visitbryher.co.uk T. 01720 423394 www.visitbryher.co.uk

– Traditional Scillonian granite cottages with large gardens – Close to Great Porth Beach – Ideal for couples, families or groups of friends – Dogs welcome – Atlanta changeover on Saturday; Glenhope & Glenhope High changeover on Wednesday These three picturesque cottages are situated on the western side of Bryher, a stone’s throw from Great Porth Beach. Glenhope was the location for Gracie’s house in the film ‘When the Whales Came’. The cottages have large gardens and barbecue areas, and have all been recently refurbished to offer high quality, comfortable accommodation with facilities to meet all your requirements. Amy Langdon, Bryher, Isles of Scilly, TR23 0PR E. enquiries@visitbryher.co.uk T. 01720 423394 www.visitbryher.co.uk

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★★★★

SC | 3 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-4 | £300-£1080 PUPW – Magnificent panoramic sea views and beaches close by – Seasonal vegetables grown on the farm – Private BBQ and decking area Ruth Jenkins Clemmies, Bracken and Hillside Cottages, Bryher T. 01720 423156 www.hillsidefarmholidays.co.uk

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Harbour View

White House Holidays

– Quiet and sheltered beachside location near quays – Well equipped, with linen and towels provided – Famous Fish and Chip Friday in our bar all year round! – One well behaved dog welcome

The Fo’c’sle and The Crow’s Nest, two new apartments are available for booking now. They are situated in a unique position right at the eastern edge of Bryher with spectacular views overlooking Tresco Channel and Cromwell’s Castle.

★★★/ ★★★★ SC | 3 Unit | Jan-Nov | Sleeps 4-5 | £99-£1060 PUPW

Chris & Kim Hopkins T. 01720 422222 E. enquiries@bryher.co bryher.co

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SC | 2 Unit | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £490-£990 PUPW


Byher / Self Catering Accommodation Index

South Hill Cottages

★★★

SC | 3 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2-5 | £320-£975 PUPW Three attractive self-contained units, all with gardens, (The Boathouse, Firmans and the Victory) close to sea at Green Bay, Bryher. Friendly and welcoming.

Veronica Farm Holidays

★★★

SC | 3 Units | Jan-Dec | Sleeps 2 | £310-£950 PUPW Sleeps 4 | £310-£1020 PUPW All 3 properties have sea views. Tranquil location close to beaches and quays. Changeovers Friday and Saturdays. Geoff and Kris Taylor Veronica Farm, Bryher T. 01720 422862 www.veronicafarmholidays.co.uk

Bryher TR23 0PR E. marian.bennett@btconnect.com T. 01720 422411 www.southhill-bryher.co.uk

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Hellweathers Guest House

B&B | 2 Rooms | Apr-Oct | £40-£45 PPPN Friendly family run guest house. Magical sea views. En-suite bedrooms. Modern facilities. Fantastic full cooked breakfast. Michael & Janet Crompton E. michaeljanetcrompton@ btinternet.com T. 01720 422430 www.hellweathersbandb.co.uk

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Covean Cottage Guesthouse & Café PENDING B&B | 3 Rooms | Mar-Oct | £39-£49 PPPN – A picturesque cottage in a stunning location – Warm friendly atmosphere – Wonderful sea views, 2 mins walk from the beach – Garden Cafe serving home cooked food and cream teas Rosie Felton, St. Agnes TR22 0PL T. 01720 422620 www.coveancottage.com

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St. Mary's / Camping Accommodation Index

St. Martin's / Camping

Peninnis Farm Luxury Camping

St.Martin’s Campsite

– 3 bedrooms - king, twin & bunks (max of 6 guests) – Wood burner, electricity & water supply in all tents – All linen & towels are provided (inc beach towels)

– Welcoming, peaceful, relaxed and family friendly – Right on your own ‘campsite beach’ – Spacious, private and sheltered site – Excellent facilities kept to a very high standard – So good you’ll want to keep coming back

Our custom designed safari tents are spacious & fully furnished with excellent kitchens, comfortable bedrooms & stylish shower rooms. This is Glamping at its very best with all your home comforts to hand! Come & enjoy the farm’s spectacular coastal backdrop & far reaching views, ideally located just minutes from Hugh Town, the harbour & stunning beaches. Whether it’s a romantic retreat or a family adventure - we have an excellent farm holiday experience to offer! Peninnis Farm, St. Mary’s, E. enquiries@peninnis.co.uk T. 01720 421008 M. 07584655470 www.peninnisfarmluxurycamping.co.uk

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Our peaceful site is situated on the historic Garrison, with views across Porthcressa to Peninnis Head. The site has various size enclosures offering space, shelter and level pitches. Two toilet blocks, laundry, onsite shop, wifi and electric hook-ups provide an enjoyable and relaxing holiday base to explore these beautiful Islands. For hassle-free camping, we have a few fully equipped family tents available to rent. “A cut above many other sites in Scilly.” Lonely Planet Guide 2011 Dogs now accepted by prior arrangement. Ted & Barbara Moulson E. info@garrisonholidays.com T. 01720 422670 www.garrisonholidays.com

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Welcome your day to the sounds of nature, breakfast on freshly baked croissants and ease yourself into your flip flops. St. Martin’s campsite is set in a wonderful location, only a moments’ walk away from Lower Town quay, fresh local produce stalls, our famous pub, cafe’s and bistro’s, just a few of the many attractions our island has to offer. Ben & Caroline Gillett St. Martin’s Campsite, Isles of Scilly E. camping@stmartinscampsite.co.uk T. 01720 422888 www.stmartinscampsite.co.uk

Garrison Campsite

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★★★★

CS | 50 Pitches | Mar-Oct | £9.50-£11.50 PPPN

CS | 7 Units | Mar-Nov | Sleeps 6 | £535-£1195 PUPW

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Troytown Farm Campsite

Bryher / Camping ★★★

CS | Feb-Nov | £8.75-£9.75 PPPN Bell Tents | 5 Units | Sleeps 4 |£300-£475 PUPW

Wake up to the sound of the sea, spend your day relaxing by the clear water and white sands of the campsite’s own beach, then watch the sunset from your tent. In a stunning location, on the waters edge, the campsite enjoys incredible panoramic views of the ocean. For truly carefree camping, fully equipped bell tents are available to rent. Our little farm and dairy provides our visitors with homegrown produce and our famous ice-cream.

Bryher Campsite

CS | 78 Units | Apr-Oct | £10 PPPN

Bryher Campsite is tucked away in a small valley between Watch Hill and Shipman Head, with views of Cromwell's and King Charles's Castles on Tresco. Set in a beautiful rugged landscape and close to unspoilt beaches. There are local produce stalls for fresh veg; lobsters and crabs, a well-stocked Shop/ Post Office/Bakery with WiFi, a hotel, bistro and café and if the weather is inclement a Community Centre for all to use, with table tennis, games, puzzles and pool.

Laura Hicks Troytown Farm, St. Agnes E. enquiries@troytown.co.uk T. 01720 422360 www.troytown.co.uk

“Best coastal campsite” by the Daily Telegraph

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CAMPING ON SCILLY Whether you choose to camp on Scilly with just your basics or glamp in style, you’ll be transported not only back to nature but also back in time. There are five campsites from which to choose, two on St. Mary’s, and one each on St. Agnes, Bryher and St. Martin’s. Some have their own beaches, some are on a farm; some are exposed to the elements, others are nestled away – but all of them share equal charm and beauty as well as a certain simplicity and tranquillity.


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St. Martin’s

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Hell Bay

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Lawrence’s Bay

Rushy Point

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Higher Town Par Beach

Lizard Point

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Peninnis Head

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