Luxury holiday cottages in Cornwall, Wales & the Isles of Scilly

The Guard House
St Mary's, Isles of Scilly

The Isles of Scilly provide an ideal holiday setting, free from the bustle of modern life. Unspoilt quiet beaches, tropical plants, magnificent views, historic buildings and a slower pace of life captivate all visitors who return year after year.

The Guard House is located within the Garrison walls on St Mary’s, the largest of the Isles of Scilly. A perfect base for exploring the unrivalled natural beauty of the islands.

The Guard House nestles against the Elizabethan Garrison walls and has a private garden terrace, formerly a cannon battery, with panoramic views of the harbour and islands of Samson, Bryher, Tresco and St Martins. Garden furniture, and barbecue are provided.

The Guard House was constructed in the early 17th century and as the name suggests, was originally constructed adjacent to the main gated entrance to the fortified garrison area.

The interior of the cottage has been carefully refurbished to retain the traditional character of the property whilst providing a beautifully furnished and equipped base for an enjoyable holiday.


The granite flagged porch leads to an open plan kitchen, dining room and sitting room which occupies the entire ground floor of the Guard House. Beautifully furnished with oak floor, subtle lighting, large fire place with wood burning stove (logs are supplied free of charge) & high quality soft furnishings. Flat screen TV with video, DVD player and hi-fi. An ample supply of DVDs, board games and books are supplied.

The traditional painted kitchen has been comprehensively equipped with dishwasher, combined washing machine and tumble dryer, fridge, freezer, integrated hob, oven and all conceivable cookware, crockery, glassware, cook books etc.

An open staircase leads to the bedrooms on the first floor. There are two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with two single beds. Both rooms are partially timber panelled and enjoy panoramic views of the sea and neighbouring islands.

The painted timber panelled bathroom is located on the first floor, has traditional sanitary ware, bath with shower over, wash basin and w.c. The bathroom has a heated towel rail and recessed lighting.

The Guard House has electric heating and towels and linen are provided. All electricity and heating including logs are included in the tariff, together with a welcome pack and complimentary toiletries. There are no hidden extras.

We regret that pets cannot be accommodated and smoking within the house is not permitted.

First floor
The Guard House, St Mary's

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Ground floor
The Guard House, St Mary's

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General facilities

All our properties come with all the home comforts you would expect, including:

  • Free wi-fi
  • Towels and linen
  • Electric and heating
  • Free logs for open fires
  • Welcome pack
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Flat screen TV
  • Hi-fi
  • DVD, board games and books
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
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