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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 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

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

Tresco Island Gift Vouchers

From a luxurious spa day or indulgent dinner to a weekend island retreat. Treat someone special to the ultimate island experience.



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


Standing proudly atop Farm Beach in the centre of the island, this three-storey Flying Boat Cottage is perfect for an inter-generational family escape.

At A Glance

  • Location

    West Coast (New Grimsby)
  • Sleeps

    10 people
  • View

    Epic sea views across to neighbouring Bryher
  • Change Over


The Cottage

The ground floor consists of an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, with hardwood floors throughout and sofas gathered around a log burner. The walls are adorned with established works of art, and floor-to-ceiling patio doors permit expansive views of the Tresco channel. A separate TV room with sofabed provides a cosy snug for children.

The first floor houses a seafront bedroom with ensuite and balcony, plus two further bedrooms sharing a spacious family bathroom. Bedrooms feature soft furnishings and upholstery in iridescent jewel-tones. Climb a further set of stairs to the master bedroom with balcony, set on its own floor.

The Location

Colossus was built on the site of a former World War One flying boat station. Truly beachfront, the neighbouring slipway is always waiting for idyllic high tide sea swims. The property is set just across from the Flying Boat Café & Deli - perfect for a casual coffee, light lunch or summer Tresco tapas evening. On a grey day, take advantage of the nearby Tresco Island Spa – let the stress melt away as you slide into its indoor pool.

Property Details


2 x doubles

2 x twins

double sofa bed on request


1 ensuite bathroom

2 x shower room (1 ensuite)


Log burning stove in lounge, electric 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


1.00pm / 9.30am

On the Doorstep

The Flying Boat Cafe & Deli, the Spa, Tresco Stores, the Island Office, and an outdoor pool.


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.

Super cottage, great views. Everything we needed for a family 70th birthday with three generations.
T & S Richards
SEAF18 0007

Our Favourite Thing

The top-floor balcony provides one of the best vantage points to take in the magnificent vista between Tresco and Bryher – all the way out to the white-topped waves crashing at Shipman Head.

Rental Availability

  • 06 Jun - 13 Jun 24
  • 29 Aug - 05 Sept 24
  • 26 Sept - 03 Oct 24
  • 31 Oct - 07 Nov 24
  • 19 Dec - 26 Dec 24
  • 26 Dec - 02 Jan 25
  • 20 Mar - 27 Mar 25
  • 15 May - 22 May 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