Colossus B&B - St. Mary's

Bed & Breakfast | 2 Rooms

A friendly, Scillonian family run bed & breakfast with lots of local knowledge. Colossus B&B offers quality accommodation, excellent food and good value for money. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, either cooked or cold using Cornish and local produce from Scillonian Full English to fresh fruit, yogurts and croissants. Colossus is close to beaches, restaurants, pubs, coastal walks and shops and offers FREE broadband WI FI. Also home to Scilly Maid Chocolate.

BOOKABLE ONLINE ON WEBSITE or email or call 01720 423361 for best rates and requests of less than 3 nights. Look us up on Trip Advisor!

£38 - £50 pppn
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Additional Information

Colossus wants to make your holiday memorable - we have morning discussions about what's on, where to visit, weather forecasts and general island information (speacialising in local wrecks and wild flowers). When I'm not sea swimming, foraging or ironing, I spend my afternoons busy in the garden growing fresh fruit for breakfast strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants etc. Blackberry picking in autumn for home-made breakfast preserves. Eggs are sourced from a farm close by - lovely fresh yellow yolks.

Situated in a quiet location overlooking the lower moors. Take a right and its a 7 minute walk to Hugh Town, with shops, restaurants, public houses and three beaches. Then 2 minutes further brings you to the harbour and boats to take you to the off-islands. Take a left and its a 5 minute walk to the picturesque village of Old Town, with cafes and art and craft studios.

Within a few minutes walk you can find yourself on a coastal path which leads you directly to rugged Peninnis Headland and its late 19th Century built Lighthouse.

Super King-sized Double or Twin bedded room with Ensuite facilities and Normal Double (4' 6") with Private Bathroom,

TV, Heating, Hot Drink making facilities - Hairdryer -DVD and Free Broadband Wi-Fi . We are a Non Smoking establishment.

Come to Scilly and relax and enjoy taking life at a slower pace with great views, fantastic coastal walks and lovely jaunts to smaller off islands.

Miranda Krestovnikoff of The One Show and Coast says about Colossus B&B:

Thank you so much for making my stay so comfortable. You have a lovely house and it was a real pleasure to meet you both and talk 'diving'. I hope to be back soon with the family for another visit - find me a new wreck to dive! Best Wishes Miranda x”

Opening Times

Open all year round unless we are away for Christmas and/or New Year.

Facilities & Features

  • Close to Hugh Town – 5/7 minute walk
  • Close to 4 beaches
  • Freshly prepared breakfasts using Local and Cornish produce
  • Close to the quay – 10 minute walk
  • FREE WI FI – bring your electronic gadgets if you want!
  • Local friendly welcome and lots of helpful local information to make your stay on Scilly more enjoyable
  • Daily, tales of local shipwrecks and other stories about Scilly
  • Available to book online
  • Close to picturesque Old Town with craft studios and art galleries – 7 minutes walk
  • Communal Guest Fridge, LED Freeview TV, DVD

Prices & Conditions

Mid season - mid March, April and October

High season - May through to end of September.

Low season - November through to mid March.


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Booking conditions for off line bookings (payment by debit card or bank transfer available )

Bookings taken by email or telephone: We can hold a booking for 48 hours to allow you to book your transport to and from the islands. To confirm your booking we require a £100 deposit which can be made by bank transfer or debit card. For bookings of two nights or less full payment is required.  By paying a deposit you agree that you have read and understood our terms and conditions which are on our website. On receipt of  a deposit a confirmation email (or letter) will be sent to you. The remaining amount is then due 8 weeks prior to your arrival date.

Deposits are non transferable and non refundable, whilst every effort will be made to re-let cancelled accommodation a charge of 95% of the total cost will be due if the accommodation is not re-let. If cancellation is within 7 days of arrival the full cost will be due. Your card details will only be stored securely for as long as it takes to complete your transaction with us. 

Please take out holiday insurance against such eventuality and also for travel delays etc.

2 If due to circumstances beyond our control our accommodation is unavailable we will endeavour to find an alternative. This cannot be guaranteed.

3 The Proprietors reserve the right to claim from the tenant the value of any damage to fixtures, fittings and contents, breakages or theft.

4 The person making the booking must have reached the age of 18 years.

5 The accommodation must not be sub-let without the permission of the proprietors. Only the named person who booked and the number there-of, may occupy the room/s.

6 The room/s must be left in a clean and tidy condition. The proprietors reserve the right of access to rooms for checking and maintenance at any time and also for daily servicing. Every consideration will, of course, be given to the privacy of the guests.

7 No liability can be accepted for any personal injury, or loss or damage to guests property and that cover should be secured by the guests insurance.




Two rooms are on the ground floor and another area is the first floor. There are 20 steps leading down to the front door from the roadway with a sturdy handrail and very well lit.

Our accommodation is not suitable for wheelchair bound guests however we are able to accommodate those with visual and/or hearing impairments, but to ensure your safety, I advise that guests should be accompanied.     

Last updated 21:15 27/10/2018
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