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Slippen at Glandore – Home 413378 Apartment

  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Slippen at Glandore – Home 413378

Excellent Excellent – based on 7 reviews

  • Apartment
  • 1 bedroom
  • 2 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Apartment / 1 bedroom / 1 bathroom / sleeps 2

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.045 km
  • Not suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

We have been welcoming guests to our comfortable self catering holiday accommodation since July 2000. As proprietors, we live on the premises and are fully committed to ensuring that our guests are as comfortable and happy as possible. We would like you to feel that Glandore is your 'home from home' here on the beautiful Isles of Scilly and that you would look forward to returning to the relaxing peace and quiet of our beachside apartments again and again.

"Slippen' itself is a comfortable ground floor apartment within our large cream 1930s property with terracotta tiled roof. From its private entrance, it offers a bright modern kitchen overlooking the garden, leading into a large sitting/dining room with four metre wide bifold windows opening out onto a private garden with stone barbecue and flagstone patio, there is a spacious double bedroom (4ft 6" bed) with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite shower/toilet (extra-large shower virtually flush with the floor giving easy access). All

We have been welcoming guests to our comfortable self catering holiday accommodation since July 2000. As proprietors, we live on the premises and are fully committed to ensuring that our guests are as comfortable and happy as possible. We would like you to feel that Glandore is your 'home from home' here on the beautiful Isles of Scilly and that you would look forward to returning to the relaxing peace and quiet of our beachside apartments again and again.

"Slippen' itself is a comfortable ground floor apartment within our large cream 1930s property with terracotta tiled roof. From its private entrance, it offers a bright modern kitchen overlooking the garden, leading into a large sitting/dining room with four metre wide bifold windows opening out onto a private garden with stone barbecue and flagstone patio, there is a spacious double bedroom (4ft 6" bed) with walk-in wardrobe and ensuite shower/toilet (extra-large shower virtually flush with the floor giving easy access). All apartments are personally serviced by ourselves.

Location description from owner

The England region

St Marys is the largest island in the archipelago known as The Isles of Scilly. They lie about twenty eight miles west south west of Lands End in Cornwall and enjoy a mild maritime climate due to the influence of the Gulf Stream. Winters are very mild - in fact, Scilly is the warmest place in the UK - while summers are warm but not too hot. Thanks to the climate, the islands are home to exotic plant species that survive nowhere else in the British Isles. In fact, Tresco Abbey Gardens has been described as 'Kew with the roof off'.

Getting around:
'Tripper' boats leave the quays of St Marys Harbour daily to take visitors to the other islands (Tresco, Bryher, St. Agnes and St. Martins) as well as on 'round trips' which include the Bishop Rock Lighthouse and Western Rocks for seabirds and seals, the Eastern Isles for seals, and, occasionally, around St. Marys. Boats normally leave at 10.15am and 2.15pm with returns at about 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Boat times are displayed on the blackboards in town and announced on Radio Scilly at about 9am each morning. It is important to listen to the skipper of your boat when you disembark on an 'off island' because he will tell you what time the boats will be picking up passengers for the return trip and WHERE. Don't assume that the boat will pick you up from the same place as they land you - low tide may mean they have to pick you up from a different quay or beach.

On St. Marys, you can rent a road-licensed golf buggy by the day or week and trundle at a gentle pace around the narrow leafy lanes. Golf buggies take 2, 4 or 6 people and you will need to produce your full driving license. You also have to be aged between 25 and 75 to hire a cart. Unfortunately their insurance does not cover any driver outside of this age range
Website: http://www.scillycart.co/

You can also hire bikes by the half day, day or week from St. Marys Bike Hire, the big yellow shop on The Strand in town. Daily bike hire from £6 to £15, daily bike hire from £10 to £20 and weekly bike hire from £50 to £80. Please note that St Marys Bike Hire does not accept chip-and-pin cards, payment is by cash or cheque (by pre-arrangement only). Contact Mark Prebble on 0779 663 8506 or visit the website: http://scillybikehire.co.uk/

Twice weekly, there are the fiercely-contested gig races (a gig is a traditional fast six oared rowing boat) and the boats go out to follow the races, allowing passengers to cheer themselves hoarse for their chosen gig. The Ladies race on Wednesday evenings and the Men on Friday evenings.

St Mary's

Glandore Apartments comprise three separate self catering units (Serica, Slippen and Golden Eagle) and are situated in a favoured location at Porthloo (or Porthlow) on the west shore of St. Marys with views across the sea towards Samson, Bryher and Tresco.

Porthloo itself is little more than a hamlet of about a dozen houses, mainly surrounding Porthloo Green and facing the sea. The area is about fifteen minutes leisurely walk along the scenic beach path from Hugh Town. On the way, you pass Porthmellon Beach which is one of the most popular family beaches because of its wide expanse of sand and gently sloping beach giving safe paddling and bathing. There is a Windsurf and Sailing Centre at Porthmellon and also an excellent Cafe called 'Speros' (which was previously known as The Boatshed) http://www.the-boatshed.co.uk/

Porthloo is home to several artists workshops including watercolour artist Stephen Morris whose gallery is actually within Glandore itself. Glandore Gallery offers his original artwork as well as a range of giclee and lithograph prints and cards. The Gallery also offers artwork by his late aunt, Nan Heath, including prints, cards, postcards and a perpetual calendar.
Website: http://www.glandoregallery.co.uk/
There are four artists/craftspeople in the Duchy Barn Studios, an old granite barn next to Glandore, where you can find quirky knitted socks, jewellery and accessories, watercolour, oil and acrylic artworks and cards.
Websites: (only two artists have websites)
Garratt Studio http://www.garrattstudio.webeden.co.uk/
Peter MacDonald Smith http://www.petermacdonaldsmith.co.uk/

Porthloo is also home to the spectacular and scenic 9 hole St Marys Golf Club which sits in a commanding position at the top of the hill, overlooking St Marys Harbour and Hugh Town. The Golf Club and its restaurant is open to the public and serves an excellent range of light meals from 12 noon till 2pm six days a week (closed on Thursdays). Ramsey and Faye will be happy to welcome you to the unique Golf Club on the Isles of Scilly.
Website: http://www.islesofscillygolfclub.co.uk/

Just below the Golf Club is Juliet's Garden Cafe, another very popular island restaurant, open from 10am seven days a week, offering stunning sea views from the restaurant and the terraced garden cafe.
Website: http://www.julietsgardenrestaurant.co.uk/homepage.php

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
  • 1 En suite

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Lois Ann M
Response rate:
95%
Calendar updated::
10 Nov 2016
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French


This Apartment has 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom and sleeps 2. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Oct 2013. Located in Isles of Scilly, it has 7 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £395 to £795.

The Owner has a response rate of 95% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 10 Nov 2016.

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