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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


Echoes of the islands’ smuggling past surround this traditional cottage. Spend days on the rolling dunes of Tresco’s gorgeous east coast, and evenings ensconced within the sturdy granite walls of the cottage.

At A Glance

  • Location

  • Sleeps

    6 people
  • View

    Secluded countryside views
  • Change Over


The Cottage

Cocooned within a cluster of woodland, Smugglers is a peaceful, secluded retreat. Its traditional décor and quintessential cottage feel will suit those who remember childhood holidays on Tresco. As night falls, stoke up the log fire and relax in the snug lounge.

Smugglers has ample garden space, with an enclosed lawn ideal for playful family afternoons, and a courtyard garden hidden behind the property.

Our Favourite Thing

The ‘secret’ gateway from the back of the garden, through the trees, and out onto the banks beyond. Discovering this sea view will blow you away.

Property Details


1 x double

2 x twins

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


2 bathrooms (1 ensuite)


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

Smugglers is rurally situated, with some epic coastal and woodland walks extending out from the property. The Ruin Beach Cafe is under 15-minutes' walk from the property.


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.

SEAF18 1484

The Location

Trek the rolling dunes above Blockhouse, Borough, and Pentle beaches – there are plenty of benches en route for stopping and admiring the views.

Blockhouse Castle will soon become a favourite haunt – just a short scramble away, providing an incredible panorama from Tresco’s northern tip across St. Martin’s, the Eastern Isles, and St. Mary’s.

Rental Availability

  • 14 Mar - 21 Mar 25
  • 21 Mar - 28 Mar 25
  • 28 Mar - 04 Apr 25
  • 02 May - 09 May 25

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