An Island Christmas & New Year
The quiet tradition of the festive season on Tresco is always an escape from the hustle and bustle of a mainland Christmas. This year, more than ever, it's about time to be together...
Stroll deserted beaches in the winter sunshine, enjoy a long and luxurious soak in the spa or relax with a board game in front of the log burner. Meander through colourful winter blooms in the Abbey Garden, join our candlelit carols at St Nicholas Church or treat yourself to a post-walk hot chocolate at The New Inn. Welcome in 2021 with a night of live music at The New Inn, or just cosy down with a good book in your cottage overlooking the ocean.
The New Inn will be open throughout, as well as Tresco Island Spa, the Abbey Garden and Tresco Stores. With acres of island to explore, it's a beautifully quiet and tranquil time on Tresco where you'll join with our small island community to celebrate the season.
Relax into the island festivities at The New Inn, party with family and friends in a self-catering cottage, or cosy down together in a Sea Garden Apartment. The choice is yours.
The New Inn: The Heart of an Island Christmas
Staying at The New Inn on one of our festive Dinner, Bed and Breakfast breaks, you'll be at the heart of a traditional island Christmas and New Year, enjoying the warm and welcoming atmosphere of our island inn.
Relax in from of the log burner in our Residents' Lounge or share the festive cheer in the Driftwood Bar. Take a stroll along the harbour to make use of the inclusive facilities at Tresco Island Spa, or head to the Abbey Garden to meander through the colourful winter blooms.
Enjoy a Champagne and Canapés reception on your first evening, start each day with a hearty breakfast, and end the day with a delicious three-course dinner from our tempting dinner menu.
On Christmas Day, enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch and a delicious evening buffet - with none of the usual washing up! Or, if you're staying for New Year, join the island celebration with live music in the Driftwood Bar, and when the festivities are over, you need only wander up the stairs to bed.
- Five Night Christmas Getaway: Arriving 23rd December; leaving 28th December 2020: £775 per person
- Three Night New Year Getaway: Arriving 30th December 2020; leaving 2nd January 2021: £495 per person
Add additional nights at £75 per person per night. Prices are based on two sharing.
Self Catering Cottages: Time to Be Together
Christmas on Tresco is about time to be together. Cosy down in a beachfront or countryside cottage over Christmas or New Year, and we've got your perfect festive escape all wrapped up. Whether it's a quiet couples retreat, a cosy family Christmas, a party with friends, or anything in between, where better to celebrate together than Tresco?
Settle down for a week in a luxurious seafront Flying Boat or Sea Garden cottage, or live the dream of an island Christmas in one of our cosy countryside cottages. Sleeping up to ten people, these make for the perfect intimate island celebration.
Enjoy a log burning stove, beautiful sea or countryside views, original artwork throughout, WiFi, plus access to the Tresco Island Spa and Abbey Garden throughout your stay. We'll even pop a Christmas tree and lovely festive hamper in your cottage, ready for your arrival - plus you can order a special assortment of Abbey Garden foliage if you fancy making the decoration your own.
Prices are based on 7 nights Self Catering accommodation:
- Sea Garden Cottages: From £2,420 per cottage
- Flying Boat Cottages: From £2,390 per cottage
- Traditional Cottages: From £995 per cottage
Sea Garden Apartments: For Cosy Christmas Escapes
The Sea Garden Apartments are just perfect for a peaceful and cosy Christmas getaway for two.
You'll overlook the ocean in your luxurious one-bedroom cottage, facing east across the uninhabited islands toward Round Island Lighthouse or south-east across Old Grimsby towards the Eastern Isles on the horizon.
With open living, cooking and dining downstairs, an ensuite bedroom with balcony upstairs, and stunning ocean views throughout, you won't want to leave your apartment. It's worth venturing out every so often though if only to make use of the on-site spa facilities, take a stroll to the New Inn for a Christmas tipple, or join the islanders to celebrate the season.
- Five Night Christmas Break: Arriving 23rd December 2020; leaving Monday 28th December 2020. £1,150 per cottage
- New Year Three Night Break: Arriving 30th December 2020; leaving Saturday 2nd January 2021. £690 per cottage (sleeps two)
- New Year Four Night Break: Arriving 29th December 2020; leaving Saturday 2nd January 2021. £920 per cottage (sleeps two)
Please note that parts of the island are closed at this time of year. The New Inn, The Ruin Beach Café, Tresco Stores and Tresco Island Spa will be open at varying times throughout the period. The Flying Boat, Gallery Tresco and the Garden Visitor Centre will be closed, although the Abbey Garden itself remains open throughout.