Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Island Life and the opposite!

We are back on the islands now and I reckon that I picked up the bug, that has laid me flat for the last few days, on the mainland...I'm blaming you lot anyhow. We are pretty busy now getting ready for the season and things were going quite well until first thing on Saturday morning when I was just leaving the house and was told that one of our local lads, Louis Hicks, had been found dead. I knew Louis from the time I first came to the islands as he quickly became a close friend of my stepson Matthew and the 2 of them, both typical boys, were very happy creating mayhem. Not too bad really just boys. Louis was one of the nicest and most pleasant young men you could have wished to meet but he was a loveable rogue with a glint in his eye that will be really missed here on the islands.
It's always really difficult for everyone in a small community when something like this happens. Difficult for the young friends who grew up together and can't understand, and difficult for the oldies who just think 'what a waste' of a young life. However these things happen, happen they do and life moves on, so must we all but this 'oldie' will remember that young life lived to the full.     tg

Thursday, 16 February 2012

On the mainland

Well here we are in St Ives for a day then we head to North Devon for a couple of days before legging it back to the islands to start the season. We still have some vacancies for the season and our new properties give you the opportunity to get on the ladder in really great locations for future years. Do contact us with any requirements that you might have for the season and we will do our best to fit you into a property that will suit your needs. tg

Sunday, 5 February 2012

5 Great NEW properties with vacancies this year.

It's great to start the new year with some new properties on our books. This year we have some 3 properties that are made for larger groups and those larger family get togethers that can give lasting memories of a holiday spent with family and friends.

Newman House is a family home that exudes Scillonian history. Situated on the lower reaches of the Garrison it sleeps 7 and is just a stones throw from the waters edge. No you don't need to worry about Global Warming, just take in the great views across St. Mary's Roads to the off islands and enjoy the history of a building that started life in 1718. Lots of Autumn availability.

Christmas House is another great Garrison property. Situated higher up on the other side of the Garrison this house sleeps 10 and is also a fabulous property. With a large garden and lots of space for children to explore and let off steam this property is really popular with families. A short walk from Christmas House is the beach of Little Porth which nestles up to the Garrison at the end of Porthcressa. The gentle sloping sand runs into the azure blue of the water and is ideal for little ones to play and swim.

Castinicks sits at the top of the quiet cul de sac of Rams Valley in Hugh Town just a short flat walk from the towns amenities and the quay. This is the first year that this property has been let and the owners have totally renovated the house over this winter. Sleeping 8 this property will really appeal to the larger family groups or clubs that are coming over to the islands for diving, photography, bell ringing, painting, history or birdwatching holiday breaks. This property will be very popular so early booking is very much advised.

Trenoweth Farm Cottage. It is quite difficult to get accommodation 'up country' on St Mary's and we are really pleased to be able to let this property that sits in the little hamlet of Trenoweth. Linked to the flower farm for which it gains its name this cottage sleeps 4 and is everything a country cottage should be. An AGA range (there is an electric cooker as well) and wood burning stove add to the style of this lovely cottage and help to make it a really cosy dwelling for those out of season holidays. Fabulous walks through pine woods and down to the coast and beaches on the East and North of St Mary's tempt you to linger and forget about the rest of the world.

Well Lane Cottage is another new property that is just coming onto the letting market. This little oasis in the centre of Hugh Town is missed by so many people but is only a stones throw from the quay and all the amenities that Hugh Town has to offer. With it's own garden in a central location and sleeping 5, this lovely, historic, fully modernised cottage will be very popular so early booking to get on that ladder is a must.

As with all of our properties there will be full external and internal pictures as soon as they are available, also there will be a walk through video which so many of you say is a real help in picking the right holiday cottage for your visit to the islands. Don't forget we personally select all of our properties and we live here on St. Mary's ready to give hands on assistance to discuss your holiday requirements. We promise if we can't answer a question you have on any of our properties then we will get you a satisfactory answer before you are asked to book. It is very important to us that you enjoy your visit to our islands.                                                                                                                              tg