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We can help you book your perfect break to Tresco. We all live here, so it's our specialist subject!

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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.

Eating on Tresco

Eating on Tresco

From beachfront dining to our cosy island inn, get a taste for island-inspired dining with a Tresco twist

Grocery

Grocery

Prepare a grocery pre-order in advance of your stay, or shop online during your time on Tresco, with delivery straight to your accommodation

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

Daytrips to Tresco

Daytrips 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

Tresco Painting Breaks

Where better to be inspired to put brush to canvas and develop your painting skills than beautiful Tresco?

The island has a longstanding relationship with the excellent Newlyn School of Art, which has gained a national reputation for providing short art courses taught by many of the most respected artists working in Cornwall today.

These courses offer a broad and free approach to landscape painting with waterbased paints used alongside other mixed media. All levels of experience are welcome but a familiarity with painting outdoors would be helpful.

With a maximum of ten people per course, every participant can benefit from plenty of one to one time with the experienced tutor. All breaks are hosted by artists who know the island intimately and have exhibited their own work here many times.

2021 & 2022 Courses

In 2021 we are offering the courses below:

  • 19th - 24th May - Paul Lewin
  • 23rd - 28th June - Amanda Hoskin
  • 7th - 12th July - Maggie O'Brien
  • 8th - 13th September - Anita Reynolds
  • 15th - 20th September - Imogen Bone

In 2022 we are offering the following courses:

  • 11th May 2022 (Paul Lewin)
  • 8th June 2022 (Amanda Hoskin)
  • 6th July 2022 (Maggie O'Brien)
  • 7th September 2022 (Paul Lewin)
  • 21st September 2022 (Imogen Bone)

Each course includes:

  • 5 nights' accommodation at The New Inn, on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis
  • Welcome drinks reception and group dinner with the tutor on the first night
  • Painting tuition - use of the Lobster Room at the New Inn
  • Free unlimited entrance to the Tresco Abbey Garden
  • Spa membership and use of the leisure facilities

In 2021, the cost of the break is £1,280 for course participants. Non-participating partners are welcome to join you for £805 per person. A single supplement applies.

In 2022, the cost of the break is £1,370 for course participants. Non-participating partners are welcome to join you for £850 per person. A single supplement applies.

Book Now for 2021 or 2022

To find out more or to enquire about booking please visit the Newlyn School of Art website or contact the School on 01736 365557.

Travel from the mainland is not included in the break price. You can fly direct to Tresco by helicopter with Penzance Helicopters and transfers to your accommodation are included. For those travelling by Scillonian, Skybus or Helicopter into St Mary's, transfers are available and payable locally.

Stay on Tresco

Find your perfect place to stay on Tresco, from rooms and apartments to self-catering countryside cottages and beachfront boltholes, all with Spa & Abbey Garden entry

Or call +44 (0)1720 422 849