Shearwater is an attractive, Grade-II Listed property, forming part of what is arguably the finest terrace of stone-built houses on the islands. Ideally situated, overlooking Hugh Town’s little central park, Shearwater is equidistant from the popular Porthcressa and Town beaches, and within a short walk of the harbour, shops, banks, pubs, restaurants and many other amenities the town offers. Reputedly the home of a Scillonian Sea Captain in years gone by, Shearwater was run successfully as a guest house for many years. Following a comprehensive refurbishment and restructuring during the winter of 2017/18, it now offers spacious and stylishly presented accomodation for up to 10 guests - perfect for large groups, clubs or family gatherings. There is of course free Wi-Fi and freeview TV. All bedrooms have TVs and independently controlled electric radiators. Bathrooms are finished to the same style throughout most of the guest accommodation, having ceramic tiled floors, fully-tiled walls in a tasteful pale grey colour with decorative border, quality sanitary fittings, high-pressure thermostatic showers, chrome heated towel rails and attractive lighting. The newly created en-suite attic bedroom has a bath with hand held shower. The spacious kitchen is newly fitted, incorporating breakfast bar seating and separate dining table. There is a range cooker, having twin ovens, twin grills and six hobs - perfect for large groups! Other appliances include microwave oven, large fridge and separate freezer, washing machine and dishwasher. An adjoining dining room can accommodate 12 people. To the rear of the property is a sunny courtyard garden, with a rear access leading out onto Porthcressa Beach, just a few yards away.

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Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Shearwater Housefrom £1,100.00 to £2,780.00 per unit per week


  • 4 Visit England Stars
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  • Visit EnglandGold Gold 2019

Opening Times

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

* Open out of season, please call for details.


Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages - Cots, highchairs & stairgates available on request.

Establishment Features

  • Beach within 100m
  • Family Friendly
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Linen provided
  • Open All Year

Room / Unit Features

  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • En-suite
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Washer/Dryer

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Church Street, St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, TR21 0JT
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