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Beautiful 18th Century self catering home in the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 7, grand dining room, spacious kitchen, elegant sitting room, sea views

Ground Floor - stately dining room with open hearth. Massive kitchen with AGA style cooker, dishwasher, washing machine, drier and seating for 8.

First Floor - elegant sitting room with 160 degree sea views from Annet in the west to St Martins in the north east, with spectacular sunsets from March to October. Hearth for coal fire, double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and additional single bedroom.

Second Floor - two light and spacious twin rooms with dormer windows on both north and south sides (capacity for a third bed in one). Bathroom, with separate toilet.

There is an extensive library including natural history, archaeology, art and Scillionian local interest publications.

There is a private garden in a former gun battery, with barbecue and easy access to rocky foreshore.

WiFi, electric heating through and linen all provided in the price.

More Details

Owner
Cynthia Wakefield
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2017

Amenities

Saint Mary's House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , En suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , Own wash handbasin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • Capacity for an additional single bed in the master bedroom or either of the two twin rooms if required. All bedrooms have fabulous sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Fish Cleaning Table
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
During the winter months, it may be possible to arrange longer lets at a preferential rate.

Reviews

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average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews
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Newman House review

  • 5 of 5

The property was all that we wished for, roomy, well equipped and ideally located, the perfect house for our two weeks on Scilly. The owner was friendly and helpful, even though we changed requirements after booking.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spacious, comfortable and perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We booked Newman House for seven retired members of our family, ages 62 - 92. We were all absolutely delighted with our choice. The house itself is very spacious and comfortable and we were very well looked-after by the owners and housekeeper. There was nothing about the house that disappointed us.

But when it comes to the location ..... things only get better! Newman House is close enough to the ferry terminal in Hugh Town to allow you to be settling yourselves in just minutes after docking, but far enough away to feel secluded and quiet. The garden and the first floor lounge both provide wonderful places to sit and admire the view across ocean and islands, but we had little time for such pleasures as we were active everyday, walking, biking, kayaking or climbing either on St Mary's or one of the other islands.

This was our first trip to the Isles of Scilly. When we come back, our first call will be find out whether Newman House is free.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house, beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

A family holiday, ages 1-60, and everybody had a fantastic time, enjoying house and islands greatly.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful retreat

  • 5 of 5

Three of us needed a self-catering house on the Scillies while on business. Newman House was exactly what we needed - comfortable, well equipped and with superb views. The welcome was as warm as the fire, and the whole place was spotlessly clean.

We would definitely make Newman House top of our list in future

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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A WONDERFUL HOUSE, THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED

  • 5 of 5

A LOVELY, WELL KEPT HOUSE ON THE SEA SHORE, IT WAS WELL EQUIPPED AND LOOKED AFTER. OUR PARTY OF BIRDWATCHERS ALL LOVED THE HOUSE AND THE POSITION WAS IDEAL. THOROUGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
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Map

Nearest Airport
2 Kilometres
St Mary's
Nearest Barpub
0.3 Kilometres
Star Castle Dungeon Bar
Nearest Ferry
0.2 Kilometres
St Mary's Harbour
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Telegraph Golf Club
Nearest Train
50 Kilometres
Penzance
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Kilometres
Star Castle Restaurant
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Porthcressa
Car: not necessary

A grand 18th century grade 2 listed family home with spectacular views of the Isles of Scilly archipelago.

One of the finest locations on the islands, this historic house on the Garrison peninsula offers panoramic views of the sea and other islands. There is a beautiful 'battery' garden with direct access to a splendid rocky foreshore. The islands provide for a huge range of leisure activities and are ideal for family holidays, romantic getaways, nature lovers or activity based breaks for anyone interested in sailing, swimming, diving, riding, birdwatching, walking etc. There is easy access to the world famous Tresco gardens by boat, a five minute walk up the hill takes you straight to the Star Castle Dungeon Bar and through the Garrison Arch into Hugh Town you will find a range of great restaurants.

This fabulous self catering home has a huge kitchen, grand dining room, and elegant upstairs sitting room.

The four bedrooms sleep7/8 and there are sea views from all bedrooms.

Other Activities: Touring the archipelago by boat, glass bottomed boat rides, swimming with seals, bird watching

Ski: None.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

You will also be charged a £150 returnable deposit. This is to cover the costs of any unforeseen accidents/breakages or damage to the property. In addition, should the cleaning costs exceed the 8 hours allowed within your rate, a deduction will be made for any additional hours required to prepare the house properly for the next guests.

A deposit of £350 is required to secure your booking. In addition, a returnable deposit of £150 will be added to your final balance. This is to cover any potential breakages and/or damage to the property that may take place during your stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.