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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 magnificent Sea Garden cottage is a stone’s throw from Old Grimsby’s idyllic shoreline.

At A Glance

  • Location

    East Coast (Old Grimsby)
  • Sleeps

    8 people
  • View

    Sea views out to the Eastern Isles
  • Change Over


The Cottage

This beachy escape has marine-themed hints throughout, from shelves of sea treasures in the master bedroom, dinner plates adorned with painted lobsters and mackerel, and graduated shades of blue across fabrics, furnishings and the exposed beams in the open plan lounge and dining space.

Featuring three double or twin bedrooms, plus a separate TV room with sofabed, Driftwood is an ideal base for a family escape.

Our Favourite Thing

The long stretch of kitchen, lounge and dining space leads you through to glorious picture windows at the end, with transfixing views across to Blockhouse Castle.

Property Details


1 x double

2 x twins

(zip-linked beds can be reconfigured by prior arrangement)

Double sofa bed on request


1 ensuite bathroom

1 shower room


Log burning stove in lounge, under floor heating 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 Ruin Beach Cafe, Sailing School and indoor pool are a stone's throw away. A tennis court is, quite literally, on the cottage doorstep.


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.

Very well equipped and beautifully decorated and furnished. Love the views, the gardens and the privacy. Very comfortable. Well positioned for walks to the Ruin Beach Café. Having the swimming pool next door is another bonus.
The Sautelle-Smith family
Tresco The Ruin 3

The Location

The cottage is set amongst an array of colourful blooms in our Sea Gardens, at Old Grimsby. Stroll across the lawn to Tresco’s iconic crab seats and spend a tranquil afternoon watching the waters of Old Grimsby harbour.

A sunny lunch on the Ruin Beach Café terrace is a must – the seafood sharing platter is exquisite!

Rental Availability

  • 23 Sept - 30 Sept 24
  • 28 Oct - 04 Nov 24
  • 16 Dec - 23 Dec 24

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