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Redhill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This delightful guest house right in the heart of Hugh Town provided us with a splendid base for our week on the islands. Cosy and comfortable, everything provided that you could think of, and wonderful breakfasts as well! Tina and Bob could not have been more welcoming and helpful. This will definitely be our first choice on our next visit...

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words we look forward to seeing you back on Scilly in the near future.

Slough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Booked this very late July '16 for the 15/16th Aug '16 to celebrate our 25th anniversary. so very late. Shearwater catered for us staying the one night where most will only accept 2 night minimum stay. Met at 10.40am by owners Tina and Bob, very friendly and welcoming, who allowed us to leave bags and gave us local information. Room...

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you returning to the Islands for longer!

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Very friendly hosts, Tina and Bob made our stay very pleasant, despite the small room (I was warned of the size). Very tasty breakfasts (both meat-based one and fish-based one). Clean and comfortable, nice to have a fridge handy in the lounge.

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed staying with us at Shearwater, next time I will try to get you a bigger room for your comfort!

Truro, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Bob and Tina made us feel really welcome from the moment we arrived. They weren't at all fazed by two of our party being vegan, and there is a guest fridge where soya milk (or other milk) can be stored. We were in the two rooms at the top of the house. The rooms were clean and full of charm,...

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for you very kind words! It was our pleasure to meet you and have you stay. Dietary needs were no problem at all! Glad you could make use of the guest fridge, it is handy! We very much look forward to your next return. I am switching internet suppliers when my contract runs out so I can provide...

Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Friendly, comfortable, welcoming bed and breakfast. Very good food nice and clean. Good WiFi. Very handy for the local shop, pub, port and beach. You can buy boat tickets from the B and B to visit the other islands. Cheap transfer from the airport. There is a very popular Chinese takeaway mobile van round the corner too.

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We hope you can return to the islands. We look forward to your next stay with us at Shearwater.

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We spent 4 nights at the Shearwater Guest House as a family of four in 2 rooms. This is a really warm and friendly B&B. We felt looked after from the moment we arrived off the Scillonian ferry at 1230 and found that our room was already ready, to the morning we left when Tina organised the transport of our...

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay. You had a lot to fit in for the 4 days you were here. Next time we'll try to get you on the Sea Safari and snorkeling with seals. The girls would love it! We look forward to your return!

Ilminster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 July 2016

We have just returned from a two night stay at the Sheerwater. It was an excellent base for a visit to the Isles of Scilly. The guesthouse is based right in the centre of Hugh Town and is just a short walk to the harbour. We visited St Agnes and St Martin's which were astoundingly beautiful and we'll have to...

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves on the islands and with us at Shearwater. We look forward to your return hopefully for a longer stay!

Alton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Had a great time at Shearwater B and B. The breakfasts were superbly cooked by Bob after tucking into fresh fruit, yoghurt and cereal, etc. Tina was a lovely host and was very knowledgeable about things to do. She has boat tickets for sale each day for visiting the Islands, to save queuing at the Quay, and arranged for our...

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the islands and your visit to Shearwater, even though you were in our smallest room. Please visit us again and ask for a room on the first floor they are more spacious. We would love to have you return to us.

Bedford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Scillies and we very pleasantly surprised by both the Islands and the Shearwater guesthouse. The Shearwater is ideally situated for restaurants and boating facilities on St Marys. Our room was light and airy with a pleasant view over a small park. There was plenty of room to relax after the great walks round...

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

We are so glad you enjoyed yourselves on the islands and with us! It was so nice to meet you both and hope you can return. First time to Scilly is always magical!

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Shearwater is a great place to stay, Tina and Bob are great hosts and make your stay so relaxing. Bobs breakfasts can't be missed and his daily quiz. Thank you both for a wonderful week I hope to return next year Thank you Jo

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shearwater2010, Owner at Shearwater Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It was a great to meet you both and we look forward to having you both return.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A 250 year old family run guest house open all year. Shearwater is built on a sandy isthmus overlooking a palm treed flower garden. With a patio for guest use. Five bedrooms are en-suite one family room has its own private shower, sink and toilet. On a level walking surface Shearwater is located in downtown St. Mary's and close to the harbour and all amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shearwater Guest House

Address: The Parade | St. Mary's, TR21 0LP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Isles of Scilly > St Mary's
Price Range: ₹ 6,065 - ₹ 7,278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shearwater Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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“The 2 rooms at the top of the house make a good unit for friends or a family”
 of 5 bubbles JeanC911, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Top floor ideal for a family”
 of 5 bubbles Verencemos, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are to a high standard.”
 of 5 bubbles Addison15, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All of the rooms are very comfortable and exceptionally clean with very comfortable beds however room 4 does have the edge.”
 of 5 bubbles rickj265, 11 Jun 2015 | Read review
“rooms at the front overlook a small quiet park area.”
 of 5 bubbles 541irenew, 2 Jun 2015 | Read review
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