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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

Friday, 29 June 2012

St Mary's Perimeter Road

Thursday 28th June 2012

I decided to stick to the hard roads after a couple of damp foggy days. I didn't fancy getting wet feet and muddy off the beaten track.
It's not very often we get 72 hours of solid fog! Flying from lunchtime on Monday to lunchtime on Thursday was a bit of a non starter! We always strongly recommend taking out adequate travel insurance to cover all eventualities and the last few days reinforces that even more.

So, the perimeter road from Sally Port end of town, right around St Mary's and back is 5.5 miles. I've been meaning to measure it properly as I knew it was around the 5 mile mark. It took 1 1/2 hours without stopping for longer than taking a couple of snaps on my phone. You will probably want to set aside at least 3 or 4 hours to make the most of a leisurely walk if you are going to go right around. This doesn't account for pit stops either!

The first shot was up at Telegraph where the old Telegraph Tower, previously used by the coastguard was surrounded by clear vivid blue skies. this point I remembered I hadn't put in my wine order for the hotel so got straight on the phone! I think I'd be lost without my mobile...

From telegraph I headed down Pungees Lane to Argymoor Duck Pond where I was lucky enough to see mother duck & her baby ducklings.

The last picture I took for the day's walk was at Holy Vale, looking through the trees towards the airport direction.