Carn Ithen Cottage
Self Catering on Scilly
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Events 2019
Guest Comments
Guest Comments




This is our first visit on St Mary's and it did not disappoint. Nice location. Thank you very much - Pete, Jo, Rob and Anne

This is our second year at Carn Ithen (Tony's first visit to the islands). Wonderful accommodation and location. Have walked many miles! The weather has been brilliant and we have enjoyed visiting the other islands, especially St Martin's and Tresco. A very relaxing holiday (if you don't play Jenga!!!) - Sandra, Ken and Tony

Enjoyed our stay on this beautiful island. Hope to come back again sometime. Best wishes Bev and Mike

Wonderful islands and very comfortable accommodation. Many thanks - Chris and Rob

A lovely 'home from home' exuding warmth and attention to detail. We have loved everything about our stay at Carn Ithen. A big thank you to Danni and Nigel for such a warm welcome, already looking forward to next year - Kerena and Joanne

Wonderful time, excellent accommodation and weather! - Les, Maureen & Martin

We have enjoyed our stay very much!!!!!! It was a wonderful time. Thank you so much! - Nico, Sabine and Martin

Our first stay on the Isles of Scilly. Excellent accommodation, very well equipped and a good location. We were able to visit all the islands, some in beautiful sunshine others in pouring rain. What a difference a day makes. We have walked miles, not a stone unturned. Good food at the Old Town Inn and Bishop and Wolf. Thanks Danni and Nigel for the welcome pack and the rice milk - much appreciated - Ruth, Trev, Chris and Brian

Wow! Amazing accommodation and hosts! Thank you so much. David's BBQ on the Old Town Bay legendary! We hope to return x - John, Viv, Emm and David

Perfect site, excellent facilities - a true home from home. Thank you for your kindness and hospitality - Tony, Mary, Tessa and Pat

We loved our first visit to the Scilly Isles - Old Town Bay is an excellent location. Watching TV via a dodgy internet connection was v. frustrating along with no signal on our phones but Danni and Nigel were fantastic hosts - much appreciated the ipod doc etc. We'd recommend inner at the Coastal View restaurant - loved the Smith painting in our room - Jacqueline, Pamela and Kevan

Many thanks for a wonderful stay at Carn Ithen. The apartment is in a perfect location and very well equipped. Especially thanks to you both for your kind attention, friendliness, help and support (when Martin broke his ankle!) We look forward to seeing you both again next year - with the same glorious weather. Fingers crossed!! - Wendy, Jerry, Val and Martin

Beautiful location and the facilities at Carn Ithen - perfect. Loved the Scillies despite the rather mixed weather. Hoping we find somewhere to stay tonight as the Scillonian isn't running due to bad weather! Hope to come back here in the future. Thank you to Nigel for all your help and advice - Anne, Rob, Emma and Dave

We have loved staying at Carn Ithen. Bungalow is very welcoming and well equipped. Thank you for your warm welcome. We have stayed in many different places on the islands but thisis one of the best. Thank you - Richard, Mary and John

What a lovely cottage in a lovely place. We had a warm welcome and very good adviceabout where to visit. Scilly is a fabulous place and our most vivid memories will be the colour of the flowers and sea. We visited Tresco and St Martin's. Thank you Danni and Nigel, we hope to return - Frank and Shirley

Despite mixed weather this week we have enjoyed our stay in the Scillies. We loved the location of Carn Ithen and the facilities were perfect. Thank you Danni and Nigel - Mary and Daryl

What a lovely home. Thank you for everything. Very comfortable and relaxing stylish decor. We have had a super week. 4 days glorious weather. Good eating places. BBQ on the beach! Fab! Tresco gardens superb. Friendly locals. St Martin's a must visit. Never fails to please. Hope to be back. Missing Scilly already - Geraldine, David, Karen and Richard

Friendly welcome, beautiful comfortable cottage and a welcome pack with all the essentials, including wine. Bishop and Wolf put do a really nice Sunday carvery but ensure to book first as they get busy - Janet and Matthew


IOS never fails to charm and soothes 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 Julia



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 Olia
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