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By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

By Helicopter - Direct to Tresco

Fly direct to Tresco with Penzance Helicopters - making the flight to the Isles of Scilly as memorable as the destination

Before you Arrive

Before you Arrive

Our pre-arrival checklist - from letting us know your travel plans to ordering your wine and groceries

Tresco Islandshare

Tresco Islandshare

Own a piece of this unique island, with 40 years of holidays on Tresco as more than just a visitor. Discover Islandshares for sale...

Tresco Offers & Breaks

Tresco Offers & Breaks

From seasonal escapes to wellness and creative breaks and last-minute offers, discover our latest offers & breaks on Tresco Island



From beachfront dining to our cosy inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist



Place a pre-arrival grocery order and we'll deliver to your accommodation on your arrival

Events & Experiences

Events & Experiences

From the Low Tide Event to live music, Abbey Garden Theatre and more, discover extraordinary events on the Isles of Scilly

Day Trips to Tresco

Day Trips to Tresco

Whether you're coming from elsewhere on Scilly, or further afield in Devon or Cornwall, a day trip to Tresco is the perfect day out


This whitewashed lookout enjoys a picturesque perch above New Grimsby, Tresco’s main harbour.

At A Glance

  • Location

    West Coast (New Grimsby)
  • Sleeps

    8 people
  • View

    Elevated views of New Grimsby harbour
  • Change Over


The Cottage

Coastguards has a rustic appearance, from the whitewashed walls to the low-ceilinged, open-plan kitchen, living and dining space right at the heart of the house. Exposed beams in the two upstairs bedrooms further enhance this, as does the long, sprawling back garden finished off with a stile into the neighbouring field.

A separate annexe in the garden provides sanctuary for guests needing a little more privacy from the group.

Our Favourite Thing

We love the patio space at the front, punctuated by colourful blooms.

Property Details


1 x double

2 x twins in house

1 x double in annexe


3 bathrooms (2 ensuite)


Log burning stove in lounge, electric wall heaters in all rooms.


Entry to Tresco Abbey Garden, Sea Garden & Tresco Island Spa facilities, Tresco tennis courts and Golf on St Mary's throughout your stay


4.30pm / 12.30pm

On the Doorstep

Gallery Tresco and the New Inn both sit within New Grimsby bay, just below Coastguards' vantage point


Our cottages are well-equipped with a comprehensive inventory, which includes kitchen appliances and equipment, bathrobes, hair dryers, and an outdoor BBQ with tools. Bathrooms come complete with 100 Acres shampoo, body wash and hand soap.

This property comes equipped with a dishwasher. There is no washing machine at the property, however laundry facilities are available centrally with a small cost payable per load.

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The Location

Enjoying panoramic views across Tresco sound and neighbouring islands Samson and Bryher, Coastguards is one of a row of three quaint cottages.

Just a few metres from the front gate is a rugged, rocky path to the north end of the island, which is covered in springy purple heather and feels a whole world away. Coastguards just a short sprint from New Grimsby quay should you find yourself running late for the boat!

Rental Availability

  • 30 Oct - 06 Nov 24
  • 30 Apr - 07 May 25
  • 07 May - 14 May 25
  • 03 Sept - 10 Sept 25
  • 24 Sept - 01 Oct 25

Stay on Tresco

Winter and Festive breaks are not always available to book online - for cottage stays or New Inn breaks over the winter months please go to Winter on Tresco or call 01720 422849.

Or call +44 (0)1720 422 849