Tresco Island

Tresco Island B&B / Guest houses, Cottages, Hotel, Self-catering

There is nowhere like Tresco in the British Isles. Situated less than 30 miles off the Cornish coast, it’s a beautiful, family-owned island boasting unspoilt sandy beaches, clear azure waters, tropical gardens and world class accommodation. It’s a safe, peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of modern life with a small and welcoming community dedicated to creating an exceptional holiday experience for their guests.

You can choose from a wide selection of places to stay, including some quality assessed by Visit England. For those looking for a cottage to rent for a week or two, there are the new Sea Garden Cottages, the New England-style beachfront houses of the Flying Boat Club or the numerous traditional cottages dotted around the island.

Tresco also has a number of one-bedroom Sea Garden Cottages, which can be booked by the night. These can be booked on a dinner, bed and breakfast, bed and breakfast or self-catering basis. Alternatively, guests can stay at Tresco’s informal and welcoming pub, The New Inn.

With convenient sea and air links, Tresco is within easy reach for visitors. The inter-island boat service also makes it an ideal base to explore the other islands of Scilly.

Measuring just two and half miles long and a mile wide, Tresco is one of the five inhabited island which, together with 200 or so islands, islets and rocks, form the Isles of Scilly. Unlike the other islands, Tresco is privately owned. In fact, it’s Britain’s largest privately-owned island, and has been in the Dorrien Smith family since the early part of the nineteenth century. Today, Robert and Lucy Dorrien Smith live in the splendid Tresco Abbey and can often be seen out and about the island.

The island offers extraordinary natural variety. There are arcs of white sand on its shore, whilst inland there is heathland, lush greenery and woodland. With its extraordinary temperate climate, Tresco is also home to the world-famous Abbey Gardens where visitors can see expect to see a visual explosion of sub-tropical, early-flowering colour, unseen elsewhere in the UK.

Tresco is not blighted by mass tourism. Even in peak season it never feels crowded. It offers time out to breathe fresh sea air and the peace of mind to allow the kids to discover their own fun in this car-free playground.

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Prices from £600.00 to £3 375.00

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As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments, per week for self-catering accommodation and static caravans,and per pitch per night (based on 2 people) for camping. Please note that the capacity stated above is the maximum number of people that room or self catering unit can accommodate, including adults, children and babies. Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


  • Facilities
  • Bar / licensed
  • Swimming pool
  • Leisure facilities
  • Spa
  • Restaurant/Cafe
  • Catering
  • Childrens facilities
  • Laundry
  • Cot
  • Wi-fi
  • Beach within 2k
  • Countryside/Rural


  • Guide dogs permitted

Opening Times

Open all year


Tresco Island
The Island Office
Tresco Cornwall and Isles of Scilly TR24 0QQ

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