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New luxury island accommodation opens on the Isles of Scilly

2nd May 2012 Print
Sea Garden Cottages

The culmination of a two-year, £10 million project on the island of Tresco, just off the Cornish coast in the idyllic Isles of Scilly, opens this May. One of the most innovative and significant developments for the UK travel industry this year, the Sea Garden Cottages is a collection of twenty-five stylish properties that command one of Britain's finest sea views and present a new UK luxury holiday experience with greater flexibility and choice.

Built on the footprint of Tresco's renowned Island Hotel - the first luxury hotel to open on the Scilly's "off-islands" in 1961 - the Sea Garden Cottages offer bespoke stays for today's discerning visitor. Comprising nine, chic one-bedroom cottages available at a nightly rate (with the choice of self-catering, bed & breakfast or dinner, bed & breakfast), seven beautifully-appointed rental cottages (sleeping up to 10) available on a weekly basis, and nine timeshare properties, the flexibility of the Sea Garden Cottages provides a new benchmark for holidays in the UK, and starts a new chapter for Tresco, the Isles of Scilly ... and South-west.

Holidaying on Tresco is all about stepping into a haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and the relaxed nature of the Sea Garden Cottages reflect this sentiment. Whether guests wish to stay on Tresco for a night, a fortnight, or year after year - dining in or out - all wishes will be catered for.

Spacious, open-plan living areas lead onto private decks - ideal for alfresco dining overlooking the clear Tresco waters. The natural tranquillity of Tresco is carried through the interiors. Airy light spaces are complimented with Bespoke Jacquard Weaver fabrics and finished with original artworks inspired by the coastal outlook.  The Sea Garden Cottages, built with sustainability at their core, are set in beautiful, landscaped gardens, just yards from the shoreline.

Complementing Tresco's new cottages is the new restaurant, Ruin Beach Café. Set within the grounds of the Sea Garden Cottages on the shore, the vibrant Ruin Beach Café has a Mediterranean-inspired menu offering a range of delicious dishes, pizzas and breads cooked in its wood-fired oven.

A visit to Tresco

In addition to the exceptional, world-renowned Abbey Garden, long sweeping white sandy beaches and tranquil, pretty pathways, Tresco offers a great selection of holiday activities and facilities to help guests unwind or gently raise their heart rate, including: indoor swimming pools, outdoor pools, a full range of luxury spa treatments, tennis courts, two gyms and a sailing school.

How do I get there?

Situated less than 30 miles off the Cornish coast with direct air and convenient sea links, and direct train services from London Paddington to Penzance, Tresco is within easy reach for guests.

How much is a stay in a new Sea Garden Cottage?

Nightly rate, one-Bedroom cottages:

Self Catering: From £150 pppn
Bed & Breakfast: From £160 pppn
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast: From £185pppn
Weekly Rate, larger Sea Garden Cottages:
From £1615 for a week based on six people sharing on a self catering basis

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Sea Garden Cottages