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.
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.
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 Bistro, whose menu brims with delicious fresh seafood. On a grey day, take advantage of the nearby Tresco Island Spa – let the stress melt away as you slide into its indoor pool.
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.
Ground floor: Hall with doors to TV room, kitchen, separate WC and corridor to stairway and lounge/diner; kitchen with range-style cooker and American fridge open to; lounge/diner with log burning stove. large flat screen TV, sea views and patio doors; TV room with sofa bed. First floor: Stairs with hand rail to landing; double bedroom with sea views, armchairs, flat screen TV, patio doors to balcony and en suite shower room; twin bedroom with harbour view; family shower room with WC; twin bedroom. Second floor: Stairs with hand rail to double bedroom with sea views, armchairs, flat screen TV, patio doors to balcony and en suite bathroom.
Flying Boat Cottages
You couldn't sleep closer to the ocean if you tried.
Perched proudly atop Farm Beach, these New England style cottages enjoy expansive views across the harbour toward Bishop Rock lighthouse, Bryher's Shipman Head and Cromwell's Castle. Many even have direct access to the safe and sandy beach below. Taking their name from the World War I seaplane base that made this sandy perch their home, today, these beachfront pads are among the islands' finest accommodation.
Situated at the heart of the village, you'll enjoy access to the neighbouring Tresco Island Spa and tennis courts throughout your stay. The Abbey Garden is also yours to explore, just a 20-minute stroll away, or why not head to St Mary's for a round of Gold on surely England's most picturesque course?
The Flying Boat Cottages have been rated Five Star Gold Award by Visit England.
25 Nov-02 Dec 21£1,995.00
02 Dec-09 Dec 21£1,995.00
09 Dec-16 Dec 21£1,995.00
06 Jan-13 Jan 22£1,770.00
27 Jan-03 Feb 22£1,770.00
03 Feb-10 Feb 22£1,770.00
17 Feb-24 Feb 22£1,770.00
24 Feb-03 Mar 22£1,945.00
03 Mar-10 Mar 22£1,945.00
10 Mar-17 Mar 22£3,615.00
17 Mar-24 Mar 22£3,615.00
03 Nov-10 Nov 22£3,095.00
17 Nov-24 Nov 22£1,770.00
24 Nov-01 Dec 22£1,770.00