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Standing proudly atop Farm Beach in the centre of the island, this three-storey Flying Boat Cottage is perfect for an inter-generational family escape.

The Cottage

The ground floor consists of an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area, with hardwood floors throughout and sofas gathered around a log burner. The walls are adorned with established works of art, and floor-to-ceiling patio doors permit expansive views of the Tresco channel. A separate TV room with sofabed provides a cosy snug for children.

The first floor houses a seafront bedroom with ensuite and balcony, plus two further bedrooms sharing a spacious family bathroom. Bedrooms feature soft furnishings and upholstery in iridescent jewel-tones. Climb a further set of stairs to the master bedroom with balcony, set on its own floor.


The Location

Colossus was built on the site of a former World War One flying boat station. Truly beachfront, the neighbouring slipway is always waiting for idyllic high tide sea swims. The property is set just across from the Flying Boat Bistro, whose menu brims with delicious fresh seafood. On a grey day, take advantage of the nearby Tresco Island Spa – let the stress melt away as you slide into its indoor pool.


Our Favourite Thing

The top-floor balcony provides one of the best vantage points to take in the magnificent vista between Tresco and Bryher – all the way out to the white-topped waves crashing at Shipman Head.



Ground floor: Hall with doors to TV room, kitchen, separate WC and corridor to stairway and lounge/diner; kitchen with range-style cooker and American fridge open to; lounge/diner with log burning stove. large flat screen TV, sea views and patio doors; TV room with sofa bed. First floor: Stairs with hand rail to landing; double bedroom with sea views, armchairs, flat screen TV, patio doors to balcony and en suite shower room; twin bedroom with harbour view; family shower room with WC; twin bedroom. Second floor: Stairs with hand rail to double bedroom with sea views, armchairs, flat screen TV, patio doors to balcony and en suite bathroom.

Rental Availability

  • 21-28 Nov 2019
  • 28 Nov-5 Dec 2019
  • 19-26 Mar 2020
  • 13-20 Aug 2020

We love FBC, a clutch of stylish beach houses on car-free Tresco where you can watch the kids on the beach from your balcony.

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