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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, 1 September 2012

Indian Summer

Saturday 1st September 2012

What an amazing start to September! Let's hope this is here to stay!! Glorious clear blue skies and warm sunshine. Is it the beginnings of an Indian Summer?

I couldn't miss going out for a walk again this afternoon betweens shifts.
I took the coastal path today past Porthmellon, and up around the golf course to Bants Carn Ancient Village. From here I went down to Pendrethen and along to Bar Point before heading round to the Innisidgen Burial Chambers. Heading around to Watermill direction from here I spotted a path I'd not noticed before so ventured along it. It was kind of a dead end, and I ended up having to cut through the field at Hellvear! Whoops!! Whereas on American style horror movies a wrong turn finds yourself being hunted by inbred savages with cannibalistic instincts, I didn't see a soul and hotfooted my way through the chopped wood left out to season! I ended up back on track having cut out quite a distance from my walk.
From here I headed to Holy Vale and back to town via Sunnyside.