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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

Lighthouse Cottage

Lighthouse is perched atop the white sands of Raven's Porth, with direct beach access, captivating sea views and interiors designed by Marina Dorrien-Smith.

At A Glance

  • Location

    East Coast (Old Grimsby)
  • Sleeps

    10 people
  • View

    Sublime views of Old Grimsby, St. Martin's andd uninhabited islets in between.
  • Change Over


The Cottage

If you're looking for an idyllic island escape overlooking the ocean, with views of the harbour and distant isles of the archipelago, then look no further than Lighthouse Cottage.

Sitting on the waterfront at Old Grimsby, just moments from the watersports centre, Ruin Beach Cafe and Sea Garden leisure facilities, Lighthouse sleeps 8 - 10 people in four individually-designed ensuite bedrooms and a snug, all enjoying stunning sea or garden views. With interiors influenced and designed by Marina Dorrien-Smith, this is a cottage with Tresco truly at its heart.

Downstairs, there's a gorgeous open-plan kitchen with an island breakfast bar leading onto the dining room. Doors from the kitchen/diner and sitting room open out onto various outdoor seating areas overlooking the landscaped garden to the rear and the bay to the front. Enjoy breakfast watching the sunrise over the Eastern Isles across the harbour, lunch on the rear terrace, and sundowners gathered around the firepit in the lush garden.

The airy and light living space continues with a hallway, utility and shower room leading to a snug - perfect for the kids to play, watch television or for additional sleeping space on the fold-out bunk and chair bed.

Upstairs, the master bedroom enjoys breathtaking views from the bed through the full-height doors onto the balcony overlooking the harbour. The vaulted ceiling gives a wonderful sense of space and makes the most of the natural light. Take a soak in the ensuite bathroom while gazing out of the window as the sunset casts a glow across the bay.

The second and third bedrooms also enjoy stunning sea views, with the third bedroom also featuring a private balcony - perfect for a morning coffee. Bedroom four, while facing the rear of the property, is far from the poor relation, enjoying views of the garden across to the open countryside beyond.

Outside, the lawned and landscaped rear garden features a firepit - perfect for cosy summer evenings with friends. There's also a paved seating area with direct access from the kitchen for barbecues and outdoor dining. The front garden is laid to lawn, but with a wooden decking area and raised seating space overlooking the ocean just yards away.

The Sea Garden spa facilities, with their indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym and tennis courts, are just a few minutes' walk away.

Our Favourite Thing

Long nights languishing around the firepit, glass in hand...

Property Details


Lighthouse has 4 king / twin en suite bedrooms. In addition, downstairs there is a TV room with pullout bunks


4 ensuite bedrooms - two with baths; two with showers. Downstairs there is a WC with shower


The sitting room features a log burner, and there is underfloor heating throughout


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

Occupation / Vacation

4:30pm / 10:30am

On the Doorstep

The Ruin Beach Cafe is just a few footsteps along the shoreline, as is the Sailing School. An indoor pool and tennis court are both close by too.


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 complete with a dishwasher and washing machine.

TSF 0237

The Location

Truly beachfront, Lighthouse is just footsteps away from Raven's Porth beach, and mere metres away from the Ruin Beach Café and its glorious shoreline sun terrace. Also nearby is Green Porth beach - a favourite with sea swimmers.

An indoor pool & Jacuzzi, tennis courts and the Sailing School are all within striking distance, as is the north end and its wild heather-bound tracks.

Rental Availability

  • 27 Feb-05 Mar 24
  • 05 Mar-12 Mar 24
  • 12 Mar-19 Mar 24
  • 19 Mar-26 Mar 24
  • 16 Apr-23 Apr 24
  • 23 Apr-30 Apr 24
  • 07 May-14 May 24
  • 25 Jun-02 Jul 24
  • 15 Oct-22 Oct 24
  • 05 Nov-12 Nov 24
  • 12 Nov-19 Nov 24
  • 19 Nov-26 Nov 24
  • 26 Nov-03 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