Sea Garden Cottages


Sea Garden Cottages


Sea Garden Cottages, Tresco offer beautiful one-bedroom cottages boasting stunning sea views and luxurious accommodation — right at the water’s edge.


The Sea Garden Cottages are available on a self-catering, bed and breakfast, or half-board basis. The Ruin Beach Cafe boasts a wood-fired oven, very much at the heart of the restaurant and menu, with Mediterranean dishes which use the best island produce. The Ruin is open all day, and the terrace is the perfect place to while away the afternoon with a cocktail, as children play on the safe, sandy beach below.

Enjoy complimentary entry to the world famous Tresco Abbey Garden with your stay in the Sea Garden Cottages. Stylish leisure facilities include an on-site indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, gym and tennis court, as well as access to the facilities at Tresco Island Spa. There is also an on-site seasonal sailing school, and organised diving, fishing and seal snorkelling excursions can be organised locally.


These luxurious cottages are beautifully appointed with a lounge and fully equipped kitchen area downstairs, and an en suite double bedroom upstairs. Sofa beds are available for young children. Both the living area and bedroom benefit from sea views across Old Grimsby Harbour or the uninhabited islets off Tresco’s shore, with a terrace and balcony to really make the most of these panoramas. Bookable on a nightly basis.

• Heated flooring • Wi-fi • Satellite TV

Room choices

  • One Bedroom Cottages
  • Larger Cottages – available on request, please call for details

Hotel Top Tips

  • This is an all rounder with more of a beachfront resort feel. There is an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, spa, on site seasonal sailing school and the opportunity for organized diving, fishing and seal snorkeling excursions.


PRICING in One Bedroom Cottage, Self Catering

Low season Mid season High season
3 Nights
7 Nights
£ 907
£ 1758
£ 958
£ 1876
£ 1015
£ 2008
2021 Dates
Mar – Apr
May – Jun
Jul – Aug

Prices above are per person (based on two adults sharing) with flights from Land’s End to St Mary’s and ferry from St Mary’s to Tresco. Please call us for prices relating to single supplements, upgrading rooms and travelling from other points on the UK mainland. Please note the above prices should be used as a guide only. 



How to get there

By Plane – Skybus are the only airline that offer direct flights to the islands from the UK mainland. All flights land into St Mary’s Airport.

  • Exeter (60 minute flight) – up to 4 flights daily (except Sunday) from March to October
  • Newquay (30 minute flight) – up to 6 flights daily (except Sunday) all year round
  • Lands End (20 minute flight) – up to 18 flights daily (except Sunday) all year round

By Ferry – The only direct ferry from the UK mainland to the islands is operated by the Scillonian III and takes 2 hours 45 minutes from Penzance Harbour to St Mary’s Quay. Operates once a day (except Sundays) from March to November.

Regional Departures – There are numerous regional flights that connect with either Exeter, Newquay or Land’s End – please speak to one of our experts who will be happy to help arrange your journey to make it as smooth as possible.

Top tips

  • If you want to see the puffins they return to the islands between April and August.
  • St Mary’s is a truly dog friendly holiday destination. It could not be easier to take your beloved pooch on both the Scillonian III ferry or the Skybus operated flights. Several hotels on the island allow dogs and there is a small company on the island who rent all the items you may need from dog baskets and blankets to food and water bowls.
  • We can highly recommend Juliet’s Garden, a fantastic restaurant with a terrace overlooking Hugh Town and the sea. This is a great place for dinner or finishing the day with a refreshing sundowner.
  • For those with limited mobility or for those simply looking for a fun way to explore the island it is possible to book golf carts for your stay, as there is no car hire here. Pre-booking is essential.
  • Will Wagstaff is the islands resident ornithologist and naturalist and leading authority on all things flora and fauna in the Isles of Scilly. Will’s guided walks are available to pre-book, for just the day or for longer. He also gives a slideshow presentation most Saturday evenings in the Church Hall, St Marys (payable locally, approximately £5 per person.

When To Go

Summer (June-August) – the islands boast some of the UK’s warmest weather and temperatures can reach a comfortable 21 degrees Celsius. This period is peak season and although the weather is favourable, costs and availability can be an issue.

Autumn (September-November) – September to mid-October can still attract some decent weather and it means you can enjoy the islands when the tourists have all gone home. October is peak bird-watching season when the rare migrant species travel through the islands.

Winter (December-February) – Low Season. A season with unpredictable weather and very few tourists. Some properties, attractions and shops close during this period and some of the islanders return to the mainland. That being said winter on the islands can still be enjoyable, with dramatic coastlines and cosy atmospheric pubs whilst taking advantage of the much lower prices at this time of year. However please bear in mind that travel on the Skybus or Scillonian ferry can be frequently disrupted due to weather.

Spring (March-May) – A lovely time to visit the islands with spring flowers in bloom everywhere and puffins returning to the outer islands. Temperatures are starting to get balmy and a great time for walking the miles of nature trails on offer.