Good Hotel Guide Review
You can take tea on the ramparts or imbibe history along with a St Agnes gin in the Dungeon Bar at the Francis family’s hotel, occupying an Elizabethan artillery castle within star-shaped fortress walls. ‘Back from ten idyllic days – just blissful,’ writes a trusted reader. There is a wide choice of bedrooms, including characterful singles and beamed superior sea-view doubles with a half-tester bed. Dog-friendly rooms and suites in a garden annexe, some recently refurbished, have a private entrance, a veranda or private lawn area. The styling is neutral and contemporary, with seaside colours, some with impressive sea views. From March, guests can dine under a vine in the conservatory, or in a stone-walled dining room. ‘Four-course dinners were stupendous. Quite small portions, but they all added up to a super meal, with lots of fish and meat, venison especially good, and most ingredients from the Islands.’ With notice they will adapt dishes for vegans. ‘Residents have access to the golf course, and the driver will drop you somewhere on the island for you to walk home if you fancy.’ (Abigail Kirby-Harris, and others)
Isles of Scilly
38. 27 in 2 garden wings.
all year, B&B only Nov–early Mar, closed Christmas and New Year.
lounge, bar, 2 restaurants, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, sun deck, 2-acre gardens, covered swimming pool (12 by 4 metres), tennis, EV charging, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed, no charge for extra beds, under-5s must eat before 6.30 pm.
allowed in garden rooms (£15 a night), lounge, bar, not in restaurants.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £153, singles from £89. Set-price menu £37–£45. 1-night bookings usually refused (but call to check).
VisitEngland Four Star Country House Hotel
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