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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

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

St Mary's in the Sunshine

Monday 11th June 2012

As it's back to work on Monday, sure enough, the sun comes out a blazing! Oh well, at least with split shifts I can escape in the sunshine on a walk.
Monday afternoon brought a walk of 6.7 miles heading out of town, through Old Town, past Tremelethen Farm and up Kitty Down. This is where I took my first photo of the day, looking across to Porth Hellick.
From here I headed up and down past Mount Todden onto the coastal path (2nd photo) and around to Pelistry. The third photo is of Pelistry and Toll's Island.
It's a bit of a walk to cross the soft sand to get across Pelistry beach and back onto the coastal path. I may have looked a bit like John Cleese in his ministry of silly ("Scilly" perhaps?!) walking along in an odd way so as not to fill up my shoes with sand!
Once back on the coastal path it's around to Watermill Cove and up over Innisidgen and around to Bar Point. I took a couple of pictures here. One just before Bar Point looking towards St Martins, and then one of Bar Point with Tresco in the background. You may see a little speck in the sky on the right side of the shot on this one, which is the British International Helicopter coming into land at Tresco.
This is the last picture I took before heading back into town.