Medlar, built well over 100 years ago as a granite cottage extension to the farmhouse, sleeps 4/5. It has, in turn, been a home, an apple store, and long ago, a play area for the farm children. It was named after an old Medlar tree which grows in the garden nearby. Downstairs is a cosy and comfortable sitting room with kitchen and dining area and a toilet/shower room. There is a small downstairs bedroom with a single bed which might suit those who prefer not to climb a flight of stairs. Upstairs are two bedrooms (with 1 double and 2 single beds), the double being ensuite (shower and toilet).
Outside is a small, private garden and paved area which faces South-West and is surrounded by interesting shrubs and trees. Here there is room for a gentle sunny breakfast, cheerful evening barbecue or, later on, magical star-gazing. Nearby is a more spacious grassy play and sitting area for guests to use.
Quiet and private, Medlar is away from the bustle of Hugh Town, but within easy walking distance (approximately 1.5 miles), very near the bus route and easily accessible for taxis and bikes.
Hugh Town is approximately 30 minutes' walk and is easily reached by bus, bike or taxi.
- Self Catering
- Accept children all ages
- Groundfloor bedrooms available
Entry to Medlar is from the track, over a short paved path and through a gate to the patio. Having crossed the patio, access is then up a small step and over a threshold into the kitchen area.
Downstairs there are wooden floors and rugs in the living and kitchen areas and a cork floor with rugs in the small downstairs bedroom. There are two painted granite steps up into this bedroom. There is one step down from the living area into the shower room, which has a quarry tiled floor and shower tray also made of quarry tiles. There is a step-over into the shower basin.
The stairs, which are open to one side and have a handrail attached to the wall on the other side of the staircase, are carpeted.
The upstairs bedrooms and landing are carpeted, while the upstairs shower room has a tiled floor and a step up into the shower.
Lunnon is about 1.5 miles from Hugh Town. If you don't want to walk there are taxis and there is bike hire. There is also a bus which leaves from Hugh Town from a stop quite near the quay and which stops at the track leading to the farm.
To get to Scilly:
If you are flying with Skybus, all flights are met by taxi minibus and this will bring you to Lunnon (there is a charge for this).
If you are travelling by boat - the Scillonian - you may like to know that on Penzance quay your luggage will be put in a container in the hold of the ship. When you arrive at St Mary's, providing it is labelled clearly, your luggage will be put on a lorry and delivered to the farm during the afternoon. (There is a small charge for this service). That leaves you luggage-free which can be helpful. Otherwise you can wait and collect your luggage from the quay.
Please check with the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company, who are the transport operators, about luggage weights and dimensions, and all other details of travel.
We advise you to obtain holiday insurance which covers at least cancellation for any reason, transport delays and the possible need for overnight accommodation. Insurance can be arranged when booking your transport to the islands, for travel by boat, (on the Scillonian), or by plane, (on Skybus) - here).
On the main street is the Co-op where you can buy food. (Their opening hours are 8.00 a.m. - 10.00 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 10.00 a.m. - 4.00 p.m. on Sunday). Just around the corner is another shop which is a butcher's shop but also sells bread, eggs, some vegetables and fruit, cheeses, etc which is open Monday - Saturday but not on Sundays.
Milk is delivered to the farm on Saturday mornings (and on alternate days after this) and can be ordered for your arrival.
There is a small number of stalls around the Islands, selling eggs and or vegetables, juice, etc.
Five minutes' walk across the fields is Porth Hellick, the nearest beach, where shells and rockpools abound. It is a safe and unspoilt playground for children and a quiet retreat for sunbathing, bird-watching or just sitting.
Higher Moors and Holy Vale Nature Trails are both close. Wander beneath rare mature elm trees, stop at the bird hides or ramble along the 'Birders' Loop' trail through reeds and wetland. Nearby coastal paths, often resplendent with wild flowers, give extensive views of sea and land, including many nearby Bronze Age monuments and burial chambers, and take you past fascinating rock formations.
Normandy indoor swimming pool is just up the road and St Mary's Riding Centre is within easy walking or cycling distance. The farm is home to St Mary's Riding Centre so you may see some of these horses grazing in our fields.
Pelistry Bay, with silver sand and a small island cut off by the sea at high tide, is about 15 minutes' walk away and Old Town, where there is an attractive sandy beach, tiny church, a small shop, two cafes and a pub is about 20 minutes' walking distance.
Check-in and out
The accommodation is available from 1.30pm on the day of your arrival, and should be vacated by 9.30am on the day of your departure. Your co-operation in this would be much appreciated. You are welcome to leave your luggage at the farm either when you arrive (if you arrive early) or for collection when you leave (if you are going later in the day). If your cottage is ready before 1.30 you are welcome to move in. If, when you arrive, no one seems to be around, please try to find us (we live on site and will be looking/listening out for you). But if we don't manage to find each other, please go in to your accommodation and be 'at home' - we will catch up with you later. We hope you have an enjoyable stay at 'Lunnon' and we look forward to seeing you here.