Welcome to Evergreen Cottage Guest House
Enjoy your stay on the Isles of Scilly in a Grade II listed 300-year-old cottage combining character with modern comforts. After a day exploring St. Mary's or visiting the 'Off Islands', relax in our comfortable guest lounge with an extensive range of books, or simply enjoy our pretty garden where you can unwind and watch the world go by surrounded by sub Tropical plants and flowers.
All our bedrooms are en-suite, with televisions, DVD players, radio alarm docks, hair dryers and hot drink making facilities. We are renowned for our friendly, homely atmosphere and we offer a wide range of choice for breakfast, with vegetarians an special diets welcomed. Boatman Alec Hicks calls into "Evergreen" over breakfast to inform our guests of the boat trip to the 'off islands' for that day.
Evergreen could not be better placed opposite "The Park" and Town Hall and within a stones throw of the pubs and restaurants. The quay is only a minutes' walk from where the passenger boats leave for the 'off islands' and the many other interesting trips on offer to see the Bishop Rock Lighthouse, seals, puffins and numerous other species of birds and who knows what! Dolphins, sharks and whales perhaps.
The climate is mild with the average temperature varying by only 9 C between summer and winter hence the sub tropical flora and fauna, which cannot flourish in mainland Britain yet only 28 miles from Land's End.
One visit to Scilly and you will understand why these are known as 'The Fortunate Islands'
Isles of Scilly
The Isles of Scilly comprise five main inhabited islands and numerous smaller ones. St. Mary's is the largest and most populated with Tresco, Bryher, St. Agnes and St. Martin's a fifteen to thirty minute boat ride away. There is much to do and see.
The golf course plays well and the views are breathtaking whilst there are deserted brilliant-white beaches stretching into the distance offering safe bathing. Horse riding, sailing and windsurfing are enjoyed by many and there is reputedly the best wreck diving in the world.
Tresco: (Islands of Flowers) The second largest island. The world-renowned Abbey Gardens on the site of a tenth-century Benedictine Abbey houses no less than 5,000 varieties of sub tropical plants from all over the world. Also the Valhalla Museum displays an interesting collection of figureheads from the many ships wrecked around the islands.
Bryher: Smallest of the inhabited islands with a rugged coastline to the north. Hell Bay the wildest and most impressive spot in gales. Difficult access at low tides hence Challenge Anneka's new quay.
St. Martin's & Eastern Isles: Spectacular long sheltered deserted beaches. Boat trips often incorporate the Eastern Isles where large numbers of seals can be seen at close quarters.
St. Agnes & Western Isles: The most southwesterly community and pub in the British Isles. Small beautiful island with Gugh (inhabited) adjoining but not accessible at high tide.
Boat trips often include the Bishop Rock Lighthouse (the tallest in the U.K) and the western rocks littered with shipwrecks.
A feature of these trips is to see the comical puffins which nest on the bird sanctuary island of Annet, together with numerous other sea birds including manx shearwaters and several thousand storm petrels. No hotel but the Turks Head Pub certainly makes up for that.