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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

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Porth Hellick

Thursday 30th May

An afternoon in the sunshine today walking around from Old Town on the coastal path and around to Porth Hellick, which is the area of today's pictures. There's also a panoramic one, so hopefully it comes out ok.

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Old Town & Peninnis

Tuesday 28th May 2013

Clear blue skies and sunshine. Still a cool breeze, but dry and bright makes for a glorious walk!

Sunday, 19 May 2013

St Mary's Coast

Thursday 16th May 2013

I took a walk up Harry's Walls and then on past Porthloo and around the coast of St Mary's under the Golf Course, past Bant's Carn and took in the view over Bar Point looking towards St Martins. Stunning afternoon for it too!

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Still Harbour

Thursday 16th May 2013

The harbour this morning all still in the morning sunshine. Ready for a day's boating. The freight ship Gry Maritha alongside unloading her cargo. 

Saturday, 11 May 2013


Saturday 11th May 2013

I've just realised I took some photos last Sunday up on Bryher, and I've not actually posted them up! 
The weather was sunny and we enjoyed a lovely lunch at Fraggle Rock

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Porthcressa Commute To Work

Thursday 2nd May 2013

Another sunny day on Scilly today. My commute to work takes me along the front at Porthcressa. Lovely and peaceful.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Fields of Flowers

Wednesday 1st May 2013

Although pretty, it's always a shame to see flowers open in the fields that haven't made it to market.

Porth Hellick At Low Tide

Wednesday 1st May 2013

Porth Hellick at low tide is always pretty with its sand flats and rock pools.

Coastline From Old Town

Wednesday 1st May 2013

So May is here already and the sun is still shining on Scilly. Too good to miss and its a long time since I took a walk around the coastline from Old Town toward Porth Hellick.

Un-obscured View From Buzza

Tuesday 30th April 2013

After heading back from Peninnis along King Edwards Road it's lovely to take in the un-obscured view from Buzza across the bays of Porthcressa, and the Harbour.

A Path To Peninnis

Tuesday 30th April 2013

For a lovely coastal walk, head to Porthcressa Beach on the south side of Hugh Town, then you'll find a path to Peninnis Lighthouse out on the headland.
There's beautiful views along the way!