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We are a 2 star hotel with rooms situated throughout 4 floors. The hotel has no lift due to the grade 2 listed building status meaning we can't make alterations to install one. We will of course, help with luggage though.

Our food is traditional and cooked using fresh produce of fish, meats, vegetables & dairy sourced from Scilly & Cornwall where possible. Our style is not nouvelle cuisine or a fancy Michelin Star type restaurant.

Our experienced staff offer excellent & attentive service, far beyond the normal expectations for a 2 star rated hotel

Our swimming pool is 8 metres x 4 metres and so neither small, or Olympic size! An unusual extra facility compared to even many other hotels. Its size is governed by available space, and is covered in and heated.

Our rooms are comfortable & furnished to the same standard. All are en suite with either bath, shower or both, and some are compact, hence the special offer lower tariff for these.

The hotel is situated in the centre of Hugh Town, at the quieter side and is ideally positioned for easy access to the harbour for inter island boats to the inhabited islands of Tresco, Bryher, St Agnes & St Martins.

I try to post regular photographs of the islands, and you can see more of the hotel in the photo galleries on the right hand side of the page.

If you would like to contact us please feel free to email or telephone: Tel. 01720 422575

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Carreg Dhu - Sharks Pit - Porthmellon

Friday 23rd June 2012

From Old Town heading up the road inland past John Bordeaux's Pottery, you can cut through the pines opposite the road junction. This will bring you out to Carreg Dhu community gardens. It's a long time since I went in there and it seems to have got bigger!!
I had a guest complain to me not so long ago that it's a little overgrown and in need of attention. Why complain? It's free to enter, and it's tended to by volunteers who give up precious spare time to look after the area. I thought it was looking lovely. It's a very peaceful sun trap where you can relax in the quiet on one of the many seats with a book. It's definitely worth a visit.

From Carreg Dhu and back on the main road to Telegraph, I took a right and then the first left past Farmer Brown's bulb shop at Sunnyside and went down Rocky Hill.
At the bottom there you can turn right for the duck pond. I didn't go as far as that though, and took a left up past mount flagon and back onto the coastal path leading back to Porthmellon.