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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


Encircled in gardens and perched on a hillside, Townshill’s fresh interiors and spacious rooms provide a relaxing base for an island escape.

At A Glance

  • Location

  • Sleeps

    6 people
  • View

    Rural views with glimpses of the Tresco Channel.
  • Change Over


The Cottage

A series of stone steps take you down from the road and through copious garden space towards the property. Wood floors throughout and light furnishings give it an airy feel. The ground floor boasts a cook’s kitchen with island, dining room, and a living room ensconced towards the back, all encircled by outdoor patio space.

Upstairs, two bedrooms and a family bathroom line the front of the property, while the triple aspect ensuite master bedroom might be our favourite spot.

Our Favourite Thing

The master bedroom and its ensuite bathroom both overlook New Grimsby and the Tresco channel.

Property Details


1 x double

2 x twins

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


2 bathrooms

1 WC


Under floor heating on both floors, log burning stove in lounge.


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 pub is just a short stroll away, as is 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 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.

It’s still the best cottage on the island! Well appointed, roomy, large garden, stunning views, private, detached, close to all amenities yet still tranquil.
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The Location

Amble down the hill to the New Inn and enjoy a cold beer in its sunny beer garden – even better, take a glass down to the sea wall beyond and watch boats come and go as you sip away.

Exit Townshill through the back garden gate and follow the track towards the rugged north end of the island – the terrain here is altogether different and features two ruined castles to explore.

Rental Availability

  • 11 Jul - 18 Jul 24
  • 31 Oct - 07 Nov 24
  • 19 Dec - 26 Dec 24
  • 26 Dec - 02 Jan 25
  • 17 Apr - 24 Apr 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