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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, 6 July 2012

Old Town Bay & Peninnis

Thursday 5th July 2012

After a brief meeting at the school about my daughter's school trip to the mainland, I decided to take the longer route back to town & home, via Old Town Bay & Peninnis.

The sea was like glass in Old Town bay and Carn Lea cast an almost perfect reflection in the water.

Onward and up to Pulpit rock on Peninnis, looking like a giant stone age diving board into the sea!

The lighthouse that used to be paraffin fuelled is now made redundant in favour of an LED flashing light; which sadly does not have the majestic sweep of the traditional rotating lens. Progress? I'm not a fan; and the range doesn't emit light as far either.

There's a few loose stones and rocks on the steep paths, so sensible shoes and a steady foot is needed if you take this route.

Flotsam & Jetsam... This old pallet washed up is now jetsam as it's no longer afloat.