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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

Watch House

Where better to base yourself during an island holiday than a converted boathouse sitting on the shoreline? At Watch House, the beach is your front garden and island sunrises, your alarm clock.

At A Glance

  • Location

    East Coast (Old Grimsby)
  • Sleeps

    8 people
  • View

    Far-reaching sea views taking in Old Grimsby harbour and the islands beyond
  • Change Over


The Cottage

Picture perfect Watch House stands proudly atop Ravens Porth, unmissable with its white walls and cheery blue detailing. Indoors, the relaxed beach house vibe continues with wooden floors stained in a teal hue, a resplendent sunroom spanning the length of the house, and a dining table overlooking Ravens Porth and its marram grass border.

Upstairs, a cluster of cosy bedrooms provide space for eight, with the sea views from the master bedroom stealing the show. Outside, Watch House enjoys a vast private lawn as well as courtyard space neighbouring the beach.

The Location

The sailing school is on your doorstep, with a scattering of uninhabited isles and islets just further afield and waiting to be explored by sailing dinghy or paddleboard. Grab a last-minute dinner of wood fired pizzas from the Ruin Beach Café next door – best consumed on the terrace or even the beach below.

As day breaks, take your morning coffee to the shoreline and watch the changing sky.

Property Details


1 x double

2 x twin

1 x 3' bunk room


2 bathrooms (1 en suite)

1 separate WC


Log fire 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

4.30pm / 12.30pm

On the Doorstep

The Ruin Beach Cafe, Sailing School, and the white sands of Raven's Porth beach are all mere footsteps away.


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.

Beautiful location, lovely rooms, very comfortable. Loads of space for everyone to chill.
The Eager party

Our Favourite Thing

Minimal steps from house to beach – exactly as a Tresco holiday should be.

Rental Availability

  • 26 Apr - 03 May 24
  • 03 May - 10 May 24
  • 10 May - 17 May 24
  • 31 May - 07 Jun 24
  • 11 Oct - 18 Oct 24
  • 20 Dec - 27 Dec 24
  • 26 Sept - 03 Oct 25
  • 03 Oct - 10 Oct 25
  • 10 Oct - 17 Oct 25
  • 17 Oct - 24 Oct 25
  • 24 Oct - 31 Oct 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