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A Trip To The Isles Of Scilly – Part 2

October 21, 2015

Here’s part 2 of our trip to the Isles of Scilly: ‘Tresco’.

Sea Garden Cottages

Before we knew it we were off the plane, on a ferry and arriving at our destination, Gimble, the most beautiful holiday cottage, that formed part of the Sea Garden Cottage’s complex on Tresco.

Tresco Holiday CottagesThe interior was so well thought about, making it feel homely, yet special. It had everything we could possibly have needed.

IMG_6196The positioning of the cottage was sublime.  The sea lapped just meters from the garden. The glass fronted bedroom, equipped with balcony, ensured we had a spectacular view out to sea.

Tresco sea garden holiday cottagesOur time on Tresco was blissful.  Every morning we awoke to a view that was mind blowing and ever changing.  I remained in awe of our view for the duration of our time on the Island.

Tresco Isles of ScillyAswell as being simply stunning, the Island has fantastic facilities for those staying in the holiday cottages. We had exclusive access to tennis courts, an indoor pool (with spa facilities) and a gym.

Pool and Spa Tresco

Exploring Tresco

If you are planning on visiting Tresco I would recommend that you do get a bike, it’s a great way to explore the Island.

Biking on TrescoWalking and biking around the Island was such a welcome change. The Island is not very big and you can easily get around it all in one day.  However, we took our time to explore the Island over a couple of days.

Exploring Tresco Isles of ScillyWhilst all the beaches are wonderous, I particularly loved Apple Tree Beach, which is at the south of the Island – a great BBQ spot also.

Exploring Tresco Isles of ScillyEven in October it still felt like a summer holiday, with turquoise blue water and white sand. Tresco seems to have a micro climate making it feel almost tropical even in early October.

Tresco Isles Of ScillyMorv and I couldn’t resist having some beach fun.

Ruin Beach Café

Whilst you need to be prepared for all weathers when visiting Tresco, one thing that you don’t need to worry about is the quality of the food. We had a delicious meal at the Ruin Beach Café, which is one of only three places to dine on Tresco. This little restaurant certainly holds its own amongst many of the top restaurants in the UK. This was my favourite place to eat on the Island.  The food is locally sourced and just delightful. The cocktails were perfection.

IMG_6280The atmosphere is fun, vibrant, and light-hearted.

Ruin Beach Cafe Tresco

The Abbey Gardens

Whilst visiting Tresco, we also managed to visit the Abbey Gardens, which were definitely another highlight of the trip.

Abbey Gardens TrescoAbbey Gardens TrescoIf you are lucky enough, you may catch a glipse of a red squirrel or a gold pheasant, which are both beautiful.  Even if gardens are not really your thing, I’d highly recommend you pay this one a visit. It’s all part of the Tresco experience.

Abbey Gardens TrescoThe rest of our stay on Tresco comprised of more swimming, lying in the sauna, wildlife watching from our cottage,  and of course a visit to the pub, The New Inn.  Again, highly recommended.  The food here is also impressive.

Troytown Ice creamIn my opinion,  Tresco is one of the most beautiful places on earth. People will probably think I’m exaggerating, but Tresco has so much natural, un-spoilt beauty. It’s one of the world’s best kept secrets and I hope it stays that way!

Tresco Isles Of Scilly

For a trip of a lifetime, and one to always remember, visit Tresco Island.  It’s a slice of paradise.

Have you been to Tresco? If so, what did you think? I’d love to hear your comments below.

Abi x

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