A traditional Scillonian cottage with a gallery of sea views on the island of Tresco

The loveliest days are almost always those that begin by drawing back the curtains to reveal the sea, framed by the bedroom window. At Dial Rocks cottage on Tresco, almost every window has a fabulous sea view, and so blissful holiday days are all but guaranteed. Dial Rocks also boasts a number of window seats scattered with soft cushions: the ideal place to curl up with a book for a lazy afternoon dreaming, dozing, and watching the boats in the bay.

A traditional Scillonian cottage, Dial Rocks has been beautifully furnished and comprehensively equipped, with plenty of thoughtful touches, from the crisp white linen and fluffy towels to the fresh flowers, the iced water dispenser and the hairdryers in every room. It strikes a perfect balance between luxury and homeliness, with an elegant nautical ambiance throughout, and plenty of cosy features such as the snug TV room: a quiet place for tired kids after a busy day at the beach.

Situated on the private island of Tresco, it benefits from the island’s many facilities, including free wifi, outdoor swimming pools and spa, with easy access to the well-stocked Tresco Stores & Deli, and adjacent bike hire. Walking but a few moments downhill from Dial Rocks, we came to the beach and New Grimsby Quay. Wandering up the path behind the cottage, we found ourselves on a quiet hilltop surrounded by bright heather and gorse. Dial Rocks is ideally situated to explore Tresco’s many delights, and is the perfect place to settle in and relax after a day of adventuring.

To discover more about the Isles of Scilly, go to www.visitislesofscilly.com. There are Skybus flights to St. Mary’s all year round from Land’s End and Newquay Airports, and between March and October from Exeter Airport. From spring to late-autumn, the Scillonian lll passenger ship sails up to seven days a week between Penzance and St. Mary’s. For travel information, visit www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk.

Laura’s trip to the Isles of Scilly was complimentary as part of a press trip kindly organised on our behalf. Thank you to Visit Isles of Scilly for arranging such a memorable trip.

Images by Laura Pashby

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This was kindly shared by Laura Pashby, a freelance writer, editor and photographer. Laura loves long golden evenings, hand-picked posies, and nice cups of tea. She lives in Gloucestershire, in a house full of boys, and blogs here, where she weaves together the words that make up her world and illustrates them with her photographs.