Find peace and solitude on Tresco this October and take in the wilds of an island autumn.
Uncover Scilly secrets during Walk Scilly weekend or fill your days with blissful spa sessions and after-dinner swims. Head to the Abbey Garden and marvel at the plant life still blooming in this subtropical idyll – finish up with a hot drink and cake to fuel your blustery walk home.
As evening falls, there’s nowhere cosier than the New Inn’s welcoming Driftwood Bar – settle in for a pint or two and a hearty supper.
October is the perfect month to hole up in one of our cottages - find your autumn hideaway below.
Perfect for: watching the changing tides
With epic views out across the Tresco channel through the picture patio doors, you won’t even need to leave the cottage to enjoy Tresco’s coastal charms. The elevated lounge makes the most of the views, and wooden steps onto the beach below will be handy for those Indian summer days.
The Tresco Island Spa is close by – ideal for warming up in its indoor pool after windswept walks. Or hire bikes and cycle the scenic Cliff Fields path to the Abbey Garden, finding shelter amongst its jungle-like terraces.
Perfect for: gathering around the log burner
School House’s spacious, homely lounge is well set up for lazy breakfasts or warming up around the log burner after blustery days spent exploring. Overlooking rolling fields and the nostalgic form of St. Nicholas church, this granite cottage with walled gardens will be a welcome sight after long, meandering walks.
The fine white sands of Green Porth are just across the road – continue around the coast past rocky outcrops for stretch after stretch of beautiful beach, even more secluded than usual in these autumn months.
Perfect for: calming moments in the Tresco Island Spa
Beautifully beachside and fringing the high tide, Pegasus is spacious, light and modern. Just a few steps from the Tresco Island Spa, slowly awaken with relaxed lengths in the indoor pool, or work up an appetite in the gym.
The master bedroom boasts an alluring view towards neighbouring Bryher and Cromwell’s Castle – all the more reason to treat yourself to breakfast in bed.
Perfect for: wild and windy wanderings on the north end
Coastguards’ white-washed walls and low-ceilinged living space suggest a fisherman’s cottage with plenty of stories to tell – certainly an apt spot to be wrapped up and riding out a Scilly storm.
Just along from the garden gate begins the winding path to Tresco’s north end – a smattering of rugged, rocky outcrops and heather clad hills leading to two ruined castles at the very tip of the island.
Perfect for: a romantic retreat
Fall in love with Tresco’s charms in Rose Cottage, situated in pretty Dolphin Town opposite St. Nicholas Church. Walk the country paths amongst bramble-lined hedgerows and farm fields, or make the most of the spacious garden and its tranquil setting.
Rose is equally close to the Ruin Beach Café and its Mediterranean-inspired menu and the warm welcome of the New Inn, so you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to supper plans.
Perfect for: possibly the best view on the island...?
Perched above the white stretch of Green Porth’s sands, Porth’s outdoor space spills down onto the beach below. Surrounded by greenery and with a view to die for, you’ll be hard pressed to leave this spot, and might prefer restful afternoons ‘in’ sipping coffee.
If you find temptation to leave the cottage, try walking the east coast of the island along the rolling banks overlooking St. Martin’s. Russet-toned ferns and bracken interlace between the network of grassy paths, and openings in the marram grass reveal glimpses of the sparkling sands below.
Perfect for: spotting migrating species
With an elevated open-plan living space overlooking Tresco’s Great Pool, you’ll be best placed to watch migrating birds passing through as the climate gets colder. The whispering reeds and ripples of the pool are a soothing sight in themselves – even more special when punctuated with feathered visitors.
Head to the nearby Flying Boat for slow brunching, or try the lobster & mussel risotto for an indulgent lunch. Tresco Stores is also close by – its range of ‘Cook’ meals are just what’s needed for a low key night in.
Perfect for: fanciful feasting
Nested on a cliff side with views towards the uninhabited island of Samson, Cliff Cottage is ideal for those wanting to take in the island’s foodie scene. The Flying Boat and its seafood-heavy menu and the New Inn’s comforting pub fare are both mere minutes from the cottage door.
Stroll along the shoreline and pick up some Tresco treasures in Gallery Tresco, or hire bikes and explore the island on two-wheels.
Find full October availability below, or contact our friendly reservations team for further suggestions to suit your needs.
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