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Contemporary self-catering cottages with sea views on the beautiful sub-tropical island of Tresco.
  

A row of twelve New England-style beach homes, kitted out to suit the most discerning guests, the Flying Boat Cottages are a picture-perfect place to dip your toes into Scilly island life. There's direct access to the beach – lovely if you want an early morning dip or sunset stroll – and facilities on site are second to none, with a handsomely designed spa featuring indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi and gym. There's also a decent bar and bistro, and bike hire if you fancy pottering around the island under your own steam. Inside, these are not so much cottages as glam five-star beach hideaways, each sleeping from 6 to 10 people and boasting a 'cool island' vibe – contemporary colours and decor, underfloor heating, open-plan living and big windows with the all-important ocean views. You also get ferried from quay to cottage for the full upmarket celeb experience, so don't stint on the packing – you're going to need to look good in these surroundings.

The Owner Says

Sitting right on the water's edge, the Flying Boat cottages are luxurious 5 star hideaways for 6 - 10 people, enjoying some of the best views on the island.

From your beachfront terrace, sitting room or master bedroom, gaze out across New Grimsby Harbour to the neighbouring island of Bryher and the distant Bishop Rock lighthouse way out to the west. If you’re not content with just looking at the view, many of the cottages enjoy direct beach access to Farm Beach – perfect for a beach BBQ, paddleboarding or just a sunset stroll.

Inside, the cottages are beautifully appointed with spacious, open plan living areas, wood burning stoves, wooden flooring and artwork by some of Cornwall’s most renowned artists. If you can tear your eyes away from the views out of the window, the cottages also feature WiFi broadband and satellite television.

The best of the island facilities are right on the doorstep, with Tresco Island Spa, Tresco Stores & Deli, the Flying Boat Bar & Bistro and the bike hire shop right on your doorstep. All guests enjoy full access to the Tresco Island Spa and its indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, wet room and gym. There are also two outdoor swimming pools and two astroturf tennis courts. You'll also enjoy access to the world famous Tresco Abbey Garden.

Our favourite spot

On Tresco's west coast, the views from these cottages have to be seen to be believed. From the living area and master bedroom you can enjoy stunning views of the beach, Tresco Channel and the islands of Samson and Bryher beyond.

The local area

Tresco is a beautiful, tranquil, family-owned island off the coast of Cornwall with award winning accommodation and food. Everything you need is within walking or cycling distance, from the luxurious island spa to our three island restaurants and some of the most beautiful beaches in Britain.

Best local places to eat and drink

With three restaurants on Tresco and many others just a short boat trip away, you'll be spoilt for choice. The Flying Boat Bar & Bistro is right on your doorstep offering the finest produce from land and sea. The New Inn, our traditional island pub, is a 5 minute walk away, whilst the relaxed and informal Ruin Beach Cafe is a 20 minute walk overlooking a sandy beach on the island's east coast.

Why stay with us?

Guests can enjoy access to the Tresco Island Spa facilities, just a moment from your front door, as well as access to the famous Tresco Abbey Garden

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