Just yards from Porth Cressa beach, ideal for swimming, kayaking, building sand castles or watching some of Scilly's fabulous variety of seabirds. Restaurants, pubs, shops and the museum just a short walk away as are boats to explore all the other wonderful islands or the Island Rover tour bus to discover St Marys. Hire a bike - the Strand, Town Beach.  Will sleep up to 6 in one double and one twin bedroom plus a good sized bunk room. There is a spacious bathroom upstairs and a toilet and shower room downstairs to dash into straight off the beach! Good sized lounge diner and rear kitchen with dishwasher and washerdryer. Wi-fi available.


Dogs: One well behaved dog is welcome by arrangement on the understanding that the courtyard etc are kept clean for the benefit of other visitors and is kept off furniture and beds and not left alone in the property. Doggy 'stuff' is not provided but can be booked and hired from Pam Manning at Creature Comforts on 01720 422478 or


One set of linen is provided but not beach towels which can be hired in advance from Scilly Linen; tel: 01720 422082 or  

If extra clean linen is needed during your stay a washer dryer is provided or the laundry by the library will wash and dry in a day. Make sure you pick it up before closing!


VIEW ON YOUTUBE - walking from the beach into the house

Basic tariff from £580 - £1500 p.w.


Special offers and late bookings- please click on Home and AVAILABILITY above left.


The South-West, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have had a very low incidence of coronavirus compared with the rest of England. Indeed, during lockdown there were no documented cases of the virus in Scilly. 
However, with commercial services taking bookings from the 4th July visitors will again be arriving in Scilly. Whilst we assume that no guest would make the journey to Scilly knowing that they were infected, we also know that it is possible to have the virus and not have symptoms; and indeed to have the virus and never display symptoms.  Infection control is thus both difficult and critical.
Holiday rentals with weekly changeovers provide only a limited opportunity for deep cleaning. It is therefore important for you to know what we are doing to try and protect both those who do the changeovers and you, our guests.
Our cleaners have been provided with gloves and disposable aprons. Before you arrive they have been asked to open the windows and wipe down all the surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, shower, the door handles, bannisters and other obvious touch points with disinfectant. They will also make sure that all rubbish is disposed of and the bins inside and outdoors are wiped with disinfectant. The beds will be lightly sprayed with a Dettol disinfectant mist. But there is a limit to what can be done with all the soft furnishings (curtains, cushion covers, settees, carpets etc) or the books and puzzles available, albeit these are all a low risk. 
We supply linen and towels at 3 Porth Cressa View (but not swimming towels which we ask guests to bring with them). For this year we will check in advance with each party what your requirements are and order these for you from Scilly Linen. A pack in a bag will be waiting for you on your arrival. When you leave the property we would be grateful if you could replace all this used linen back in the bag and put it in the porch for Scilly Linen to collect. That way, our cleaners will not have to touch any used linen, and all the new linen will have been subjected to a 60 degree wash. 
You will find the house unlocked with the keys hanging just inside the door on the coat hooks. The cleaner will disinfect these between guests.  Ideally, there will be no direct contact between our cleaners and the guests, as guests are invited to arrive after 3pm when the cleaner will have left. Should you have some emergency – plumbing, electrical etc – during your stay there are telephone numbers for the local tradespeople.  Derek, our caretaker, lives just around the corner. But he is now in his 70s and if you need to liaise with someone in the first instance about an emergency you are best to contact us on 0771 147 9841.
Similarly, in the unlikely event that any of you become ill during your stay, please start by phoning 111 and then inform us on 0771 147 9841. You will need to quarantine at the house.  Should you test positive for Coronavirus, the Council have instituted a scheme for those with mild symptoms to transport you and your party by charter back to the mainland. If you are more seriously ill-disposed then NHS services will care for you as they normally would, including emergency arrangements to evacuate you back to the mainland. However, can we reiterate the advisability of taking out insurance which would cover any period you need to stay on at the property beyond your booked term.  Obviously, we will need to make alternative arrangements for incoming guests and organise a deep clean after you leave.   
We have always asked guests to leave the house in the condition in which they find it. This obviously does not mean that we expect you to do a thorough clean before our cleaner arrives! However, we would expect guests to wipe down surfaces as you will have been doing in your own home during lockdown as a precautionary measure against coronavirus. You will find plentiful supplies of soap, hand sanitiser and disinfectant in the house for handwashing and cleaning. 
Infection control is a responsibility we all share, when we share space.
Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time.  We hope that the necessary awareness of the continuing risk will not impinge too greatly on your safe enjoyment of your time in Scilly.
Jill and Al, July 2020


Contact and reservations

for bookings please email

or ring Jill Peay or  Al Partington

01869 278 926

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