Bryher has an amazing location, on a rise, which means that most of the windows have far reaching sea and countryside views. Very close to a lovely sandy beach there are also many other walks one can access from the property. It takes about 10 minutes to walk along the coastal path to Hugh Town and 5 minutes in the other direction is Juliet's restaurant which can be recommended.
Bryher's hillside garden has been thoughtfully designed and has at least 4 secret seating areas apart from the raised deck solely for Bryher's use. It is chock full of succulents, unusual trees and bushes and although shared with 3 other properties, we seemed to be the only ones strolling through it. A great place for stargazing too.
The accomodation is very well presented, comfortable and stocked with everything you might ever need for self catering, so there was no problem making crumbles from the foraged local blackberries!
We had THE best holiday here and are planning a return for next year.
A perfect situation within easy reach of the shops. A v cosy and attractive apartment with some beautiful views across the harbour. It lived up to and beyond our expectations and it was lovely to come home to at the end of the day. Thank you Peter and Linda
Absolutely amazing accomodation. ..everything catered for and so near to the several beaches and main town only a 10 minute walk. We had the best week of weather and the white sands and blue seas made it feel like being in the carribean but better. Everyone is so friendly. ...I can honestly say this is the best weeks holiday we have had .
This three bedroom two story is immaculate and everything is top of the line from the comfortable beds with crisp white linen, to the small galley kitchen with the stainless steel dishwasher drawers (love those). The master bedroom had a panoramic view of the harbor below from a wall of windows. My mother, who accompanied me on this trip, had one of the smaller bedrooms (two twin beds) that looked out over the gardens. We had our morning cup of tea in the big master bed and surveyed the scene below: boats, sparkling water in the sunshine. The third bedroom had a twin bed and a washer/dryer behind a curtain. The bathroom upstairs is large with a good shower and a lovely skylight so it was always full of sunlight and felt warm. All bedrooms had a hair dryer in the drawers, wonderful sheets and quilts, radiators if needed, and ample wardrobe space . The kitchen was very well equipped and modern and we fell in love with the dishwasher that was two stainless steel drawers. It is a small kitchen but very efficient. There is a shower room downstairs, small but everything is clean and works well. A dining room table is big enough for at least six people and two leather sofas in the attached living room with a table that matches the dining table, and end tables. I don't know if the furniture was specially made for this place, but it is very solid and modern and well designed. Even the curtains are well made and coordinate with the rest of the house. There is much attention to detail here and a lot of thought to make guests comfortable and that they have everything needed. There is a walk to St. Mary's along the coastal path, and it takes about ten minutes. An easy walk, and it makes for a quieter stay away from the main part of town. My mother is an active 85 and managed ok, but for someone with more limited mobility it may be a bit difficult. We went to Tresco, Brhyer, and St. Agnes, all of which were short distances by ferry and worth a visit. Easy to get taxis when needed, and would recommend electric cart rental if you need a rest from walking everywhere. Highly recommend this rental.
Bryher is in a great location near the beach although it is a 10-15 minute walk along a coastal path to the centre of Hughtowon where the Coop Supermarket is located. The shopping has to be carried !! The picture used to advertise Bryher is not the house but the house in front of it, slightly misleading but is actually the view from the front bedroom window. But the house is very well appointed and equipped. We enjoyed it.The cottage is one of several in the block with lovely gardens around it.
Generally St Mary's rental accommodation is expensive compared with the mainland but the Scilly Islands are fantastic and generally a well kept secret so all in all worth paying the higher cost. I was surprised I had to pay a £200 deposit which was returned 10 days after the rental was complete, the first I have ever paid in a lifetime of renting holiday cottages.