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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, 29 September 2012

Buzza - Peninnis - Old Town

Friday 28th September 2012

A cooler autumnal day, but after walking for only a short distance I was soon more than warm enough. I had shorts on, but now I've got a thin jumper over my usual t-shirt.
I headed up Buzza hill to take in the views over the harbour before heading out along King Edwards Road to Peninnis. At the end of the road, before the gate, the Sheep are grazing in the field, which overlooks Old Town Bay.
From here, I headed down the hill and into Old Town, where the tide was in and the beach almost empty. Just a few turnstones along the shoreline in some washed up seaweed. Probably too small to be picked up on my camera.