Christmas and New Year on Tresco
Tresco Cottages - Enjoy a very special island Christmas and New Year on Tresco. Stay with your family in one of our luxurious cottages, which can accommodate up to 10 people.
The New Inn - The convivial atmosphere at the New Inn makes for a warm and welcoming place to spend Christmas and New Year on Tresco. The New Inn is now fully booked for Christmas. but still has availability for New Year.
As well as rooms at the welcoming New Inn, there is a range of self-catering accommodation available, from traditional cottages to the beachfront Flying Boat houses. All of these come with their very own Christmas tree, a seasonal hamper, including wine and assorted local goodies, membership of the Flying Boat Spa, and free entry to the Abbey Gardens.
Over Christmas and New Year, eating in or out, Tresco has much to offer. The New Inn is open all day, every day and on Christmas Day will be serving its traditional Christmas Lunch. Booking is essential. Christmas spirit will run freely at the New Inn, even if you are not dining. It is the Christmas Day custom at the pub for everyone’s first drink to be on the house between 12-3pm, so join the rest of the island for a celebratory libation. Our one and only local pub will, as always, be the epicentre of New Year’s Eve celebrations with fancy dress - theme "The Sea" - and dancing into the wee small hours of 2014!
For those cooking a Christmas feast in their own cottage, your goose, turkey or choice cut can be pre-ordered from Tresco Stores, sourced from the celebrated Vivian Olds of St Just. On Christmas Eve, when Tresco Stores and Delicatessen is open until 3pm, customers can enjoy their shopping along with complimentary wine and nibbles. As always the shop will be stocked with everything from vital necessities to luxurious delicacies!
On Tresco, unlike the rest of the British Isles, Christmas is a great time for gardens. With exotic aloes, acacias and proteas in flower, the Abbey Gardens are well worth visiting and they are open 10-4pm every day. The Garden Visitor Centre & Cafe is only open on certain days when coffees, teas and snacks are avaiable.
One of the seasonal traditions at the Abbey Gardens is the New Year’s Flower Count. The record is over 200 different species of plant in flower.
If you are looking for a special family Christmas in beautiful surroundings or are simply wishing to escape the hustle and bustle of the Oxford Street crowds, and would like further information about coming to Tresco, please call:
- The Island Office 01720 422849
Skybus flights are available from Newquay and Lands End to St Marys and boat transfers with Bryher Boat Services will complete your travel to Tresco. Book your travel with the Island Office - the taxi and boat transfer from St Marys Airport is included in the Tresco Travel Ticket