Light and airy, split-level detached house in a slightly elevated, quiet position with sheltered and secluded gardens front and rear providing lovely views across Porth Cressa and of the off-islands. Porth Cressa beach, ideal for swimming, kayaking, sunbathing or watching some of Scilly's fabulous variety of seabirds is just a short distance away. The Town and Porthmellon beaches are easily accessible too. Restaurants, pubs, shops and the museum are a short walk. Hugh Town is the centre for boats to explore the off islands. To discover St Mary's catch the Island Tour bus or hire a bike - the Strand, Town Beach.


The house, up to six people, consists of two double bedrooms with wash basins and a third bedroom with an adult bunk bed.

Upstairs is the bathroom with bath and shower. 

Downstairs, the kitchen, toilet/washroom and lounge/dining room with Smart TV and radio with cd player. 4G is good throughout the house which can be used for a mobile router. The nearby library has free internet.


Linen and towels at Beggars Roost. For those of you who do not want to continue to bring your own linen to Beggars Roost, we will order linen for you from Scilly Linen (duvet covers, base sheets, pillow cases and hand and bath towels).  You will need to bring your own towels for swimming.  If you have asked us to supply linen, Scilly Linen will drop off a bag at the house before your arrival and collect it on departure. Please can you replace all the linen you have used in their bag before you leave. Their details are  01720 422082
There is a washer-dryer in the house, a whirly-gig in the back garden, and Sibley’s laundry at the bottom of the road near the libarary is very efficient

The gardens are quite large for Scilly and secluded but please note barbeques are not allowed. We would ask you to respect your neighbours who are island residents.


from £450 - £1850 p.w. and for late availability, please check home pages and phone or email for prices

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

Creature Comforts  07887950987






All of us hold something to be rather special.   We feel Beggar’s Roost is rather special.   It is our ‘second home’, but open to all to share.   We think it is very different from a ‘bog standard’ property bought and equipped for ‘buy to let’ purposes.   It does not claim luxury status or to be the most modern with a 5 star rating.   What it offers is a friendly homely place, private but not isolated, yet central enough for a holiday based on boating, country walking, simple eating out and the minimum of essential shopping.


We first visited Scilly in the 1950s, fell in love with the islands, and promised to have a permanent base on St. Mary’s.   Our first ‘second home’ was in Ram’s Valley in 1970.   A few years later we moved to a 2 bedroom flat in Porthcressa Road and finally found Beggar’s Roost in 1989.


Beggar’s Roost, surrounded by gardens on all four sides, offers views over PorthCressa Bay, with the beach only 100 yards away.   Being in a cul-de-sac serving only 4 properties it has no passing traffic.   If, just before sunset, you climb to the top of the garden, you will be rewarded with a magnificent view of England’s Western Approaches, plus a wonderful panorama of islands.  Often you will be accompanied by evening songbirds singing good-bye to the day.


About 75% of our guests are repeat visitors.   Some come every year, others less frequently.   We have one guest who has been with us every year since 1986!   We invite holidaymakers to treat Beggar’s Roost as if they were at home (which they do).   As a result, it is very rare for the house to suffer abuse.


Beggar’s Roost is a family home.   Children and well behaved dogs are most welcome.   Most fall in love with the outdoor life that Scilly offers – boat trips to islands being a particular favourite.   We hope you decide to come – and then come again.   Our son and daughter did, and are still coming after half a century.

                                                     KEN PEAY

Contact and reservations

Jill Peay  Al Partington 01869278926

Men-a-Vaur           Main Street      Poundon               Bucks OX27 9BB

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