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You couldn’t stay closer to the water’s edge if you tried…

Awaken your senses with a stroll or swim on the beach below your cottage. Spend the day in a holiday haze in your terrace garden or the onsite spa facilities. Round it all off with a seafood supper overlooking the ocean before throwing open your balcony doors and falling asleep to the sound of the sea.

The Flying Boat Cottages take their name from the World War I seaplane base that made this sandy perch above Farm Beach their home. Today, these modern New England-style houses are among the finest accommodation on the islands.

Full height patio and balcony doors reveal expansive views across the harbour toward Bishop Rock lighthouse, Bryher's Shipman Head, and Cromwell's Castle, keeping its silent watch over the channel.

With many cottages enjoying direct access to the beach, these cottages make the perfect coastal escape for water babies and beach lovers alike. Equally, the cosy interiors with their wood-burning stoves, original artwork, WiFi and satellite television makes these the most idyllic year-round boltholes. All the island's facilities are on the doorstep, yet gaze out across the harbour at sunset, and you'll likely only have the Oystercatchers for company.

Throughout your stay, enjoy access to Tresco Abbey Garden, the onsite Tresco Island Spa facilities and tennis courts, Sea Garden facilities, our outdoor pools and even Golf on the neighbouring island of St Mary's.

The Flying Boat Cottages have been rated Five Star Gold Award by Visit England.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
12
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
sleeps 6-8
sleeps 8-10

Gradings

  • 5 Visit England Stars
5 Visit England Stars

Awards

  • Visit EnglandGold Gold 2018

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)
2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

* Open throughout the year - for live availability please see the Tresco website - these properties are not included in availability searches on Visit Isles of Scilly

Facilities

Establishment Features

  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Linen provided

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Tresco, Isles Of Scilly, TR24 0QQ
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Gradings

  • 5 Visit England Stars
5 Visit England Stars

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