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.
Aswell 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.
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.
Walking 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.
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.
The Abbey Gardens
Whilst visiting Tresco, we also managed to visit the Abbey Gardens, which were definitely another highlight of the trip.
If 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.
The 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.
In 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!
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.