Split-level detached house in a slightly elevated, quiet position with gardens front and rear to lounge in and lovely views across Porth Cressa and to the off-islands. Porth Cressa beach, ideal for swimming, kayaking, sunbathing or watching some of Scilly's fabulous variety of seabirds, is just yards away whilst the Town and Porthmellon beaches are easily accesible too. Restaurants, pubs, shops and the museum are only a short walk away. Hugh Town is the centre for boats to explore all the other islands or to discover St Marys catch the the Island Tour bus or hire a bike from the Porthmellon estate.
The house, for 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 TV/DVD player and radio with cd player. BT wireless Fon is available in certain parts of the house
Linen is not provided but duvets are available for which covers and linen can be hired in advance from Scilly Linen http://spiritofscilly.co.uk/scilly_linen/linen_form.html
Tel: 01720 422 082
There is no charge for electricity.
Dogs: One well behaved dog is welcome by arrangement on the understanding that any 'deposits' in the garden etc are cleaned up for the benefit of other visitors, it is kept off furniture and beds and should not be left alone in the property for any long periods. Doggy 'stuff' is not provided but can be booked and hired from Pam Manning at Creature Comforts on 01720 422478 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There are front and rear gardens, large for Scilly but please note barbeques are not allowed and we would ask you to respect your neighbours who are island residents.
from £250 - £1300 p.w. and for late availability, please check home pages and phone or email for prices
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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.
AUDREY and KEN PEAY.