28 miles off the coast of Lands End, the Isles of Scilly takes pride in being one of the UK’s most desirable holiday destinations, a sub-tropical gem nestling on the edge of the Atlantic. As an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Isles of Scilly offer a wealth of opportunity for any traveller wishing for a unique and beautiful holiday experience within the boundaries of England. Made up of five main inhabited islands and hundreds of additional uninhabited isles, forming an archipelago around sparkling seas and edged by white sand beaches, Scilly boasts an extraordinary variety of diverse environments for you to explore.
In addition, the vibrant and artistic community will ensure that your visit not only satisfies your thirst for natural beauty, but also provides an insightful and inspiring wealth of history and art. The Islands have a wide variety of local crafts, sports, businesses and restaurants that guarantee an experience that will please any visitor.
Mandy’s self catering accommodation on St. Martins can be found nestled in Lower Town, one of St.Martins’ three small hamlets. Lower Town is the home of the Seven Stones Inn, Karma Hotel and Bistro and Lower Town quay, one of the arrival and departure point for trips to other islands. You are also just moments away from fantastic stretches of white sand beaches and the beautiful coast path. Mandy’s lets are positioned for easy access to all the necessities required to make the most of your holiday on St.Martins.
The Locker, converted from Lower Town’s old grocery store, is a bright and characterful upside down granite house, perfect for a quiet self catered getaway. The Chalet, located a two minute walk from Lower Town, is the ideal retreat for any family. If the surrounding beaches and walks weren’t enough, The Chalet boasts a large private garden, perfect for the children to play whilst you relax with a glass of local St. Martins’ Vineyard wine.
The northern most island of St. Martins offers a more gentle pace of life than the busier community of St. Marys. With a small population of approximately 120 people, St. Martins is the perfect place for a relaxing break. With endless stretches of white sand beaches and large expanses of tidal flats, you will have no trouble finding a quiet corner that is tucked away from the rest of the world.
St. Martins boasts a wealth of innovative business and leisure attractions to keep you occupied during your stay. With a variety of eateries available including The Seven Stones Inn, Karma Hotel and Bistro, The Island Bakery, Adam’s Fish and Chips, Little Arthur Cafe and Polreath Tearoom, you’ll be spoiled for choice which dining experience you want to try first. For those who wish to make the most of their self catered spaces, the island also has a well stocked community shop and local growers who sell fresh produce on honesty stalls across the island. If you’re feeling decadent, you can also visit St. Martins’ Vineyard to sample a bottle of fresh Scillonian wine crafted from grapes ripened in the sub-tropical St. Martins’ sun.
If it’s your first time to the Islands, travel can seem a little daunting. However, it really is quite straight forward. Depending on whether you are arriving by ship or air, your journey will vary slightly.
To get to Scilly there are three methods of travel; The Scillonian ferry, Penzance Helicopters or Skybus planes. The Scillonian ferry is a leisurely journey along the coast of Cornwall and over to the islands and takes approximately two and half hours, departing from Penzance Quay and arriving at St. Marys Harbour. Penzance Helicopters and Skybus offer quicker routes to the islands with flight times taking approximately 20 minutes from Lands End or Penzance. Skybus also offer alternative routes from Newquay and Exeter. Once arriving on St. Marys you will be directed to the inter-island boat services to make your short journey from St. Marys to St. Martins where you’ll be met by Mandy and taken to your accommodation.
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