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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 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

Reading Room

Set atop a hill and close to our island eateries, Reading Room is a central spot to base yourself for an island escape.

At A Glance

  • Location

  • Sleeps

    6 people
  • View

    A rural sweep leading to sea views towards Men A Vaur.
  • Change Over


The Cottage

With its high stone wall and tall gate, it's hard to imagine the delights of Reading Room tucked away. You'll first stop to admire the garden, loungers and table well-positioned to take in the vista out to Men-a-Vaur rocks.

Inside, three generous bedrooms leave ample space for families or groups of friends, and the airy, wood-floored dining space beckons for evening fun.

Our Favourite Thing

The master bedroom's private sun terrace and sea-viewing spot.

Floor Plan

There is an indicative Floor Plan available for this property. Click here to view.

Property Details


1 x double
2 x twins
(zip-linked beds can be reconfigured by prior arrangement)


2 bathroom (1 en suite)


Log burning stove in lounge, electric wall heaters 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

Occupation / Vacation

1.00pm / 9.30am

On the Doorstep

The New Inn is close by, as are Gallery Tresco and New Grimsby Quay.


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 a trio of Ren miniatures.

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.


The Location

Just down the hill is the New Inn pub, mere stumbling distance away.

A few steps further is New Grimsby quay - your island-hopping hub and high-tide watching spot.

Rental Availability

  • 01 Aug-08 Aug 22
  • 24 Apr-01 May 23
  • 16 Oct-23 Oct 23
  • 23 Oct-30 Oct 23
  • 30 Oct-06 Nov 23

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

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