Carn Ithen Cottage
Self Catering on Scilly
Tariff and Availability
Events 2018
Guest Comments
Guest Comments




IOS never fails to charm and sooothes the soul. Fab marmalade. Rebecca

A lovely place. Everything supplied. A lovely welcome pack. Really enjoyed the marmalade. Thanks very much Danni and Nigel. Hope to stay here again. Kim

Lovely comfortable house. Welcome pack great and a very friendly welcome. Danni and Nigel are great hosts. Really enjoyed the stay. Claire 


Thank you for your wonderful home, lovely welcome pack and in arranging wonderful weather. We have been touched by the island's peace and magical feel. The birds were pretty amazing too. Iris and Neal
Thank you for the welcome pack (especially the delicious marmalade) and all the extras that have been greatly appreciated. Had a really lovely visit despite a couple of days of rain. Visited off-islands and an interesting wildlife wakl with Will Wagstaff. Great food at The Galley and at Juliet's Garden. James, Christine and Emma

Thank you Danni and Nigel. We had a fantastic week here. Thanks for the lovely welcome pack (and wine). Hopefully back next year. Derek and Lin

Many thanks Danni and Nigel for your warm welcome to your very attractive, comfortable and well appointed home; a lovely base from which to explore all that St Mary's has to offer (and good to have all your books on local history and wildlife). Paul and Karen


A lovely home, a fab location, a spectacular island, an absolutely wonderful holiday. Thank you!. Phil, ML, Georgie and Olivia

Really enjoyed our stay here. Lovely accommodation. Great welcome pack! Thank you. Julie, Julian, Lydia and James

We had a fantastic stay in the Scillies (first time). The beaches are amazing, so quiet and sea is so blue. The cottage was fantastic. Really lovely comfortable beds, plenty of clean towels and a very helpfully stocked kitchen. Thank you so much for the basket of provisions - wine especially! We hope to see you again! Colin, Emi, Thomas and Sophia


We have had a wonderful week on the islands. The beaches are beautiful, the cottage is lovely. Thank you for making us feel so much at home. We hope to return before too long. Thanks again xx. John, Louise and Alice Roeland and Marlene, Netherlands.

Another excellent stay at Carn Ithen. As ever first class accommodation. So much to do and see. Managed to circumnavigate each island via the coastal paths, taking in the magic of the islands and perhaps one too many tea rooms! Try the 'Pit' on St Mary's, Coastguard's on St Agnes and Fraggle Rock cafe on Bryher. Must 'dos' are the seabird special for the puffins, the guided walks and varied evening entertainments and (although not for the faint hearted) the pelagic birding and shark fishing on the Sapphire. Bird of the stay was the Iberian Chiffchaff on Tresco. Joyce and Hugh
We've had a brilliant week here and enjoyed Carn Ithen immensely (although the bouncy double bed was the only downside for us!) St Agnes was the highlight this year for us - we walked round Gugh and saw newly hatched sea birds. Had to visit Coastguard Cafe twice it was such good food. Thank you for the well-equipped accommodation; great! Christine and Mike

For future guests unfamiliar with the IoS we can recommend a guided walk by Will Wagstaff and the weekly lecture by Dr Katharine Sawyer on the islands' history. We enjoyed good meals and service at nearby Tolman's and at Juliet's Garden, a 20 minute walk via the nature reserve footpath (turn right from the house). Perhaps future guests could also add any useful tips rather than extolling the excellent accommodation, which is immediately obvious on entering!!
Claudine and David


Perfect accommodation for our first trip to the Scillies. We were very grateful for the 'added extras' especially the marmalade. Our best meal was at Tolman Cafe but there are lots of places to choose from. Thnk you for good communication via email when booking. Heather and Tony

Thoroughly enjoyed our trip here. This accommodation is just perfect - the space, cleanliness, comfort - what more can we say. Thank you Nigel and Danni we will be back!!! Mike, Julie Gary and Vicki

Fantastic stay, will be back!. Adela, Julia and Phyl


Very well equipped apartment with lots of space, good (and one huge) beds and excellent bathrooms and XXL kitchen. With hired bicycles all hotspots are close by. We had lots of sunshine, both outside as in our hearts because of this Carn Ithen pearl in the big deep blue Atlantic! Thank you Danni and Nigel for making this possible! William, Daisy, The Hague, Holland

The apartment is very comfortable, especially the big bed and dishwasher. The art on all the walls was so interesting - not all to our taste, but stimulating and thought provoking. Surely that one is upside down? Being so close to Lower Moors Nature Reserve was a bonus, especially as it gave us a lovely walk into Hugh Town, via our favourite Bird hide. We have walked for miles and the weather has been kind too. A very relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Tricia and Julian



Yet another delightful week on Scilly Isles. This time under the new 'apartment' organisation. Whilst we missed Danni's breakfast and Nigel's morning repartee we have appreciated the flexibility that this regime affords us. The welcome pack was particularly appreciated as was the usual high standard of accommodation. Thank you both, we shall be back as usual, for another fantastic week of weather. Laurie and Cecile

Many thanks for this lovely and comfortable stay. Our friends (see above) were right - this is a very special place. And thanks for organising such lovely weather! Andrew and Maggie

Thank you Nigel and Danni for a very comfortable temporary home on your lovely island. We were not a bit disappointed with all the claims on what a beautiful island it was, we've had a wonderful holiday and walked more than we thought we'd ever do. Hope the books we brought along for you to see on woodturning sets you off on a new hobby! Always ring us if you need any advice or help with that, if they crop up. Thanks again. Len and Jan


A lovely home from home, with all extras included. We'll miss the lemon marmalade! Claire, Emyr, Katie and Alys

Thank you so much for a fantastic introduction to the Isles of Scilly. We've very much enjoyed staying in your lovely home, already planning our return!!! x Tracy, Brendan, Matt and Olivia

An excellent library of books, pamphlets and maps all about Scilly. I particularly enjoyed 'Pickaxes is personal'. Also the detailed walks were very easy to follow. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful home. Natalie, Alan, Eleanor and Matthew

Thank you both for your lovely comfortable house. All the extras were a great treat. Everything here made our first week very enjoyable. See you soon. Bobbie, Frank and Alan


A wonderful week - our first stay on IOS. Thank you for letting us stay in your lovely very comfortable house. All the extras were much appreciated. Yummy marmalade and biscuits!! Thank you for the bucket and spades, Nigel and recommending Bar Point - what a gorgeous beach. The sand is so soft! We've really enjoyed coastal walks and seal spotting. A magical plae - we hope to return. Cath, Andy, Oliver and Owen


A week is too short. We have had a lovely holiday with much nice weather. Beautiful islands. Bedanht en misschien tot ziens! Roeland and Marlene, Netherlands.

It was lovely to be back at Carn Ithen and to see you both again. We've had a great week but the time has gone much too quickly. Thank you very much for the VERY nice 'welcome pack' which was greatly appreciated and very delicious! EVERYTHING was just 'spot on'! We'll be back!! :-) xxxx Dave and Jane

We’ve had a fantastic week. Carn Ithen is simply the best holiday home we have ever stayed in. Lots of lovely touches and so many extras. Thank you Danni & Nigel. Can’t wait to come back to these beautiful islands. Loved the art too ! ! Rob, Janet, Jim & Mary

As we might not see you before we leave, we would like to thank you both for our stay at Carn Ithen. We have had an amazing week and it was great to return here and relax after our days exploring these lovely islands. We have felt so comfortable and at home and love the plants in your garden. We have enjoyed the fragrance of the lilies too!
We are so pleased to have found such a special place to stay; it has made our holiday especially memorable.Very best wishes, Suzanne & Tony


Lovely comfortable stay with lots of extras. Thank you very much. Mick, Sandra, Dave & Mandy

We have all thoroughly enjoyed our week in your very comfortable home. The Scillies are a delight and we would all return. Christine, Jimmy & Sue

Lovely accommodation, with lots of extras. Thank you so much for our first experience at the Scillies, helping to make it an ‘OARSOME’; one. Jill, Anne, Steve & Ria. Boscastle & Crackington Gig Club