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The Fo'c'stle
View from the sitting room
The sitting room
The sitting room
The dining room
View from the master bedroom
The master bedroom
The master bedroom
Blue sea bedroom
Pink anemone bedroom
Fully equipped modern kitchen
Step-in bath with overhead electric shower
Enclosed yard enjoys afternoon sunshine
Enclosed yard
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Hugh Town, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly, England

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deborahan...
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 5 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Our first visit to the beautiful Isles of Scilly, staying at this lovely character cottage. The cottage is ideally situated in the centre of Hugh Town, perfect location for shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and the harbour. The cottage is spacious with a well equipped modern kitchen. The picture postcard view of the harbour from the lounge was an added bonus.
The very short walk to the harbour makes visiting the other islands so accessible and loved being able to see the ferry timetable from the cottage.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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fishguard
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Practically everything you could want”
Reviewed 4 November 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We stayed for one week at the end of August, ourselves plus son and wife plus 3 granchildren (5,3 and 1). The owner went to so much trouble in helping with our needs and enquiries. It was just as described but better. Everything worked with no quirky exceptions. Even found a high chair and cot at a small additional charge. Plenty of room for all of us and a really well stocked kitchen. If The Fo'c'stle could be improved it would be the addition of a tumble drier, three children generate a lot of washing and the sun does not shine everyday in the Scillies.
Electricity was included in the price, a very nice touch.
The property is absolutely idealy situated just yards from shops, pubs and the quay. If there is one comment it would be that all of the bedrooms are facing onto the road. So there was some noise late at night as the Atlantic Inn closed.
Great stay, highly recommended.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Trying to dry clothes
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
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PaulBrand...
Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautifully located to explore the Isles of Scilly”
Reviewed 28 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

The accommodation was exactly as advertised and was right next to the ferry pier to take boats to all of the various islands. It was easy walking distance from shops and restaurants - very helpful when self catering. The accommodation was well presented and very comfortable with everything you need for an enjoyable self-catering experience.

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Liked best: Comfotable and location
Liked least: Can't think!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Mayfs
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The Fo'c'stle - a period cottage in the heart of St. Mary's.”
Reviewed 5 August 2013 for a stay in August 2013

We have just come back from a great week at The Fo'c'stle in St. Mary's on the Isles of Scilly. We were blessed by great weather, so who needs the Maldives. After a thrilling flight from Lands End, we got a transfer to the cottage. The location is about as close as you could get to the harbour where all the boats leave from in the morning, opposite the Atlantic Inn and only 50m from main food store on the island (Co-op), so very convenient for everything.

The ground floor has a spacious living room with a modern TV and wi-fi, separate dining room with board games, and a modern galley kitchen. The latter is well furnished with washing machine, dishwasher, oven and microwave and all the kitchen utensils you could want. Little things like having tupperware containers for picnics on the beach made self catering easy.

Upstairs there are three bedrooms, two were quite tight with two single beds, but the master bedroom was a good size with plenty of storage. The sash windows overlook the main street. My only criticism in the whole week was that because of the high street location, there was a bit of noise when the pubs shut, but it didn't wake the children.

Outside there is a little sun trap of a courtyard with a washing line and room for wet buckets and spades.

We had a great week and went to a different island every day, except for a day we hired a golf buggy to see St Mary's. Top tips are the soft sands of Rushy Bay on Bryher, and swimming with seals on St Martins. The holiday was all about beach cricket, buckets and spades and pub lunches. We will be back, and if there are six of us again would go to the Fo'c'stle.

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Liked best: Location - two minute walk to the boats in the morning when in a hurry, and when tired after a long day on the beach.
Liked least: Rooms a little dim downstairs, but small windows to be expected on cottages that are hundreds of years old and with thick, thick walls.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2013 for a stay in July 2013

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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