Posted by: glandorescilly | 07/11/2013

Golf on Scilly

The Isles of Scilly Golf Club is very close to our holiday apartments here at Glandore and, although we’re not golfers ourselves, we are frequent social visitors. In fact, we’ve enjoyed some excellent meals and evenings there courtesy of Ramsey and Faye.

In March 2012, when we had our first Painting Week Holiday at Glandore, we chose the Golf Club as the venue for an ‘Icebreaker Dinner’. It gave us a great opportunity to get together with our artist guests, enjoy a fabulous meal and spend a pleasant evening socialising before the start of the week. Everyone agreed that the meal was one of the best they’d ever had – kudos to Ramsey and Faye!

So we were delighted to see a link on Facebook today which headlined:

Golf Magazine Features Scilly’s ‘Course With A View’

Golf tourism in Scilly may get a boost this month. The Golf Club is being featured in a six-page spread in October’s Golf International magazine.

Editor Richard Simmons was invited over by James Francis from the Star Castle Hotel to experience the course on St Mary’s.

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And Richard says far from being a “Mickey Mouse” nine-hole course, he found a really tough challenge requiring some decent skills.

Although the trump card of the course is definitely it’s location. The article asks, “where in the world can you enjoy views like this?”

Just to show you what the views are like –

The stunning view from the Isles of Scilly Golf Course, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly

The stunning view from the Isles of Scilly Golf Course, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly

And the food’s not bad either!

Lunch at the Isles of Scilly Golf Course 14th October 2013

Lunch at the Isles of Scilly Golf Course 14th October 2013

Being a lovely day, there were a few golfers out on the course while we had lunch.

View across the Isles of Scilly golf course from the Clubhouse 14th October 2013

View across the Isles of Scilly golf course from the Clubhouse 14th October 2013

As a bonus, in the evening, the islands enjoyed a wonderful display of ‘crepuscular rays‘.

Crepuscular Rays - Isles of Scilly 14th October 2013

A display of crepuscular rays as the sun set over the St Marys Lifeboat moored in the harbour.

The Isles of Scilly Golf Course is at the top of the hill with amazing views towards Hugh Town and below it nestles the little ‘hamlet’ of Porthloo. The beach itself is one of only fourteen regional subject areas for Quaternary interests within the whole of Great Britain. This is because it is the type locality for a geological feature called the Porthloo Breccia.

Breccia is a type of rock composed of larger fragments from either rocks or minerals embedded in very fine ground up crystals. These can be similar or different in composition. This type of rock was found to be the first of its type and so it was named after the place it was discovered in.

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Porthloo is important for its geological interests. There are Quaternary deposits in the cliff. The organic deposits include pollen which indicates former artic tundra conditions in the palaeoclimate.

Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust – Porthloo, St Marys.

Porthloo itself is an interesting, although often missed, place on St Marys. It offers self catering accommodation, Bed & Breakfast accommodation, a cluster of Artists Studios at Porthlo Barn Studios and our own Gallery/Shop at Glandore Gallery as well as Juliet’s Garden Restaurant and the Golf Club.

We’re now looking forward to the themed ‘cuisine around the world’ evenings that the Golf Club runs during the winter🙂

 

Posted by: glandorescilly | 01/06/2013

Paintings in progress – Isles of Scilly May and June 2013

Stephen has been painting at the Penninis end of Porthcressa Beach over the last couple of days. It’s an early morning painting so I’ve been getting a mug of tea at 7am just before he heads out with his huge rucksack. He always takes a 1 litre stainless steel flask of hot weak black tea and a sandwich with him for breakfast. Apparently he had a discussion with someone this morning about his chosen filling – Marmite/Peanut Butter/ Orange Marmalade ….. He’s out painting until just before midday (when he probably gets hungry and starts thinking about lunch) so he heads back to Glandore Gallery.

The following images were taken on the second day of painting so probaby after seven or eight hours work. This is a vertical ‘portrait’ format painting which is probably his favourite because he can get good detail in the foreground but also a real sense of depth in the middle and far distance.

Painting in progress - Porthcressa 1st June 2013

Painting in progress – Porthcressa 1st June 2013

The second image is a detail of the work already done, showing the intricate shadows and shapes in the granite rock as well as the profusion of flowers and details of the foreground petals. The weather forecast looks good for the next couple of days at least so hopefully this painting will be finished soon!

Details of Porthcressa painting - 1st June 2013

Details of Porthcressa painting – 1st June 2013

Here are some other paintings that he has completed this spring – the first one was painted near Cromwell’s Castle on Tresco and the other two were painted at Porthmellon – one a landscape format beach painting and one a portrait format flora and beach painting. None of the paintings have proper titles yet, the ones given are only ‘working’ titles. Sometimes, if a painting is untitled when sold, Stephen likes to give the purchaser the option to give it a title themselves.

Tresco (near Cromwell's Castle) May 2013

Tresco (near Cromwell’s Castle) May 2013

Porthmellon Beach May 2013

Porthmellon Beach May 2013

Overlooking Porthmellon Beach May 2013

Overlooking Porthmellon Beach May 2013

And finally, Stephen working on the last painting, on Porthmellon, May 25th 2013.

Stephen painting at Porthmellon 25-05-2013

Stephen painting at Porthmellon 25-05-2013

Posted by: glandorescilly | 12/05/2013

Art Scilly week at Glandore Gallery May 2013

Art Scilly week began yesterday (Saturday 11th May 2013) with a Welcome Evening in the upstairs Gallery space at Phoenix Studio courtesy of Oriel Hicks. From 6pm until 8pm, the place thronged with people – some of the artists and craftspeople taking part in the art festival as well as prospective and already booked visitors who would be participating in the workshops. Wine was on offer along with soft drinks, savoury nibbles and some artistically-decorated cookies courtesy of Imogen and Vickie. It was a busy ‘buzzy’ evening🙂

Welcome reception for Art Scilly week 12th May 2013

Welcome reception for Art Scilly week 11th May 2013

Welcome to Art Scilly week 11-05-2013

Welcome to Art Scilly week 11-05-2013

Delicious cookies on offer at the Art Scilly Welcome evening 11th May 2013

Delicious cookies on offer at the Art Scilly Welcome evening 11th May 2013

Stephen’s “Quick Watercolour Sketching from Life” workshop was scheduled for the following morning (Sunday) from 10am until 1pm and, sadly, the weather was nowhere near as kind as it had been last year Art Scilly 2012 at Glandore Gallery

We had grey skies, murky visibility and rain by 10am when our participants arrived so Steve had already set up the easels, chairs and painting supplies indoors in the warmth and space of the Gallery itself.

Easels set up indoors at Glandore Gallery for Stephen's watercolour workshop - ArtScilly May 2013

Easels set up indoors at Glandore Gallery for Stephen’s watercolour workshop – ArtScilly May 2013

Painting equipment set out for Stephen's watercolour workshop Art Scilly May 2013

Painting equipment set out for Stephen’s watercolour workshop Art Scilly May 2013

We did have seven prospective participants but, in the end, one failed to arrive, so there were six. Stephen started the workshop by demonstrating and explaining some of the techniques he uses when he’s painting in watercolour.

Stephen demonstrating watercolour techniques at Glandore Gallery, Art Scilly May 2013

Stephen demonstrating watercolour techniques at Glandore Gallery, Art Scilly May 2013

Then everyone settled down at an easel, prepared their paper, paints and brushes and got started. It was a very relaxed and informal session during which Stephen circulated, offering advice and help to everyone when requested. Lois had provided a selection of Scilly pebbles, driftwood, shells and seaglass so he was able to set up static arrangements for them to paint. Some just painted the still life displays and others combined them with the view out of the window.

Watercolour workshop at Glandore Gallery for ArtScilly week May 2013

Watercolour workshop at Glandore Gallery for ArtScilly week May 2013

 

Watercolour workshop at Glandore Gallery for ArtScilly week May 2013

Watercolour workshop at Glandore Gallery for ArtScilly week May 2013

Midmorning, we paused for elevenses and I provided Steve and the workshop participants with tea, coffee and a large freshly-baked Victoria sandwich with strawberry jam filling.

Elevenses at Glandore Gallery workshop for Art Scilly week May 2013

Elevenses at Glandore Gallery workshop for Art Scilly week May 2013

Refreshed, they returned to their paintings …

Paintings produced during the watercolour workshop, Glandore Gallery  Art Scilly week May 2013

Paintings produced during the watercolour workshop, Glandore Gallery Art Scilly week May 2013

Paintings produced during the watercolour workshop, Glandore Gallery  Art Scilly week May 2013

Paintings produced during the watercolour workshop, Glandore Gallery Art Scilly week May 2013

These were Stephen’s demonstration paintings that he did during the watercolour workshop, illustrating his methods of using watercolours to capture the sea, sky and pebbles of Scilly.

Stephen's demonstration paintings for the watercolour workshop, Glandore Gallery Art Scilly week May 2013

Stephen’s demonstration paintings for the watercolour workshop, Glandore Gallery Art Scilly week May 2013

The workshop ended just after 1pm when most of the participants kindly filled out Feedback forms for us. These have proved very useful for planning the workshops and activities to keep it all fresh and interesting. Some of this year’s participants were, again, beginners, with one or two having some experience with watercolours through classes taken at home. It was a nice mixed group of ladies and gentlemen and  everyone said that they’d really enjoyed the workshop which was nice.

Once everyone had left, we spent about an hour putting away all the painting equipment and materials, doing the washing up and replacing all the Gallery card displays and furniture. Now it’s all ready to open the Gallery again as normal tomorrow morning🙂

 

Posted by: glandorescilly | 07/04/2013

Spring at Glandore Gallery and Apartments

Well, it’s been an extremely busy winter AND spring at Glandore and we are, in so many ways, happy to be back in the routine of customers in the gallery and guests in the apartments. Steve has been so busy with the balcony construction that he’s had no time to paint on Scilly at all this winter and only managed to fit in the occasional day on trips to the mainland.

Yesterday (Saturday 6th April) was absolutely glorious – the wind had dropped to a gentle breeze (although it was still cold), the sky was blue, the sea was calm and the sunshine was warm. It was a perfect evening to take some photos of the new balcony which looked splendid. The first one was taken from Porthloo Green looking up at Glandore

Golden Eagle's new balcony 06-04-2013

Golden Eagle’s new balcony 06-04-2013

This one was taken on the balcony itself showing the view across to Samson. Apologies for the rather bleached sky but the sun was very bright and warm on the balcony, shining almost straight into the camera. I should have taken a glass of wine up and sat down to enjoy it while I was there!

Sunny balcony 06-04-2013

Sunny balcony 06-04-2013

Finally, there was a wonderful soft-focus sunset in the evening – a peachy pink watercolour sky and mirrored sea – just beautiful. Taken from the balcony, this image really shows what a fabulous addition the balcony has been to our Golden Eagle apartment and what our lucky guests have to look forward to this summer and in the future.

Sunset from the balcony 06-04-2013

Sunset from the balcony 06-04-2013

Last week, we spent a day on St. Agnes with Joy which necessitated closing the Gallery for the day and putting up notices of apology to any prospective customers. The weather was clear and sunny but the wind was very cold so we had a chilly trip across on Meridian with Jeremy. We took a picnic lunch and, after fighting the wind around Wingletang Downs, we found a spot out of the wind to eat it. Steve managed to do an acrylic ink sketch while we went on the beach and enjoyed a paddle (Joy) and some photography and beachcoming (Lois). We also treated ourselves to delicious icecream from Troytown Farm.

Stephen painting on St Agnes 03-04-2013

Stephen painting on St Agnes 03-04-2013

The crisp spring sunshine made all the colours really vibrant and the sea sparkle. It was a lovely day to paint and take photographs.

Rock formation on St Agnes 03-04-2013

Rock formation on St Agnes 03-04-2013

Steve’s birthday is in April so Joy insisted on making him a birthday cake this week. I baked two seven inch chocolate cakes which I split into four pieces and sandwiched together with strawberry jam and proper buttercream. The quadruple-decker cake was then topped with a thick layer of more buttercream and Joy was allowed to decorate it …. involving two packets of chocolate buttons, (most of the contents of) one packet of giant chocolate buttons and (almost a whole) packet of Smarties … it looks like we’ll be eating birthday cake all week🙂

Steve's Birthday Cake April 2013

Steve’s Birthday Cake April 2013

Posted by: glandorescilly | 31/03/2013

Balcony Progress

Despite all the cold and windy weather we’ve had in March, progress on the balcony has been steady and exciting. March 11th even saw a combination of hail and snow fall on Scilly although it was a paltry amount compared with the snowfall on the UK mainland. Nevertheless, it was worth a photo so I give you …. hailsnow on the balcony!

Snow/hail on balcony 11-03-2013

Snow/hail on balcony 11-03-2013

Following all that excitement, Steve spent a day indoors in the warm of Golden Eagle’s lounge, laying the underlay on the floor and putting down the gripper rods ready for George the carpetfitter to lay the carpet.

Carpet underlay 12-03-2013

Carpet underlay 12-03-2013

George came over from his home on Tresco on the Wednesday morning and spent a couple of hours laying the new carpet. We’d already bought it on the mainland and had it shipped over in the New Year so it was all ready for him. It actually matches the carpet already laid on the stairs and in the bedrooms and lobby upstairs in Golden Eagle.

Golden Eagle new carpet 13-03-2013

Golden Eagle new carpet 13-03-2013

At this point, the balcony itself had been constructed and a rather dull grey fibreglass base laid (it’s visible through the window) but it was still ‘undressed’ in the sense that the railings were being constructed by Clinton and Jamie at Pernic Forge. That all changed with the arrival of a carriers’ lorry on March 26th because on the back of it was a gleaming white balcony railing construction, ready to be lifted up to the balcony and bolted securely into place. It was unloaded onto the grass and, when I posted an image on Facebook,  someone commented that it was nice enough to be a piece of modern sculpture and perhaps it should stay there. (I don’t think Peter would be too happy about that when he next came to mow the grass …..)

Golden Eagle balcony railings 26-03-2013

Golden Eagle balcony railings 26-03-2013

The following morning, Dave and Chris arrived at 8am to help Steve lift the railings up into place and secure it to the balcony. Suddenly Golden Eagle’s balcony was looking spectacular!

Steve on Golden Eagle's balcony 28-03-2013

Steve on Golden Eagle’s balcony 28-03-2013

But there was still plenty of work to do. The dark grey fibreglass was rather dull and uninspiring so Steve then spent several days meticulously laying some lovely porcelain tiles. They are a soft golden beige in colour and really brought the balcony to life. The afternoon and evening sun on them looks wonderful.

Steve laying the balcony tiles 28-03-2013

Steve laying the balcony tiles 28-03-2013

The photo above was taken on a rather overcast day with a temperature of about 4 degrees Celsius and a windchill of zero or just below. Steve was right in the teeth of a brisk easterly breeze that made his fingers feel numb and it was a real challenge to carry out such precision work under those circumstances.

Needless to say, he’s starting to get a bit ‘antsy’ after a long winter of very hard work and is desperate to get back to painting now that spring is here. In fact, he currently has five paintings on show in Tresco’s Spring Exhibition and was very much hoping to be able to go across for the Opening Night last night (Saturday 30th March). Unfortunately there were no boats partly due to an island wedding and partly because there weren’t enough people from St. Marys who wanted to go over to Tresco that evening. So he had to give his apologies but we are hoping to go over to Tresco to see the Exhibition some time in the next two weeks.

We did spend four nights on the mainland earlier this month and stayed at The Cornwall Hotel and Spa just outside St. Austell for a couple of nights. That gave Steve enough time to do some watercolour sketching down in Charlestown. The weather forecast hadn’t looked very promising but the two days were actually dry and Tuesday was sunny and warm. While Steve was painting, Lois went on the beach, taking photos and collecting pebbles, and it was warm enough for her to take her coat off and stroll around in a T-shirt!

Painting in Charlestown 18-03-2013

Painting in Charlestown 18-03-2013

Painting in Charlestown 19-03-2013

Painting in Charlestown 19-03-2013

We spent a pleasant hour with Paul, Liz and little Eileen at the Atishoo Gallery in Charlestown where they have Steve’s original paintings and a selection of prints. He was really pleased to be able to leave them not one but two acrylic ink sketches that he’d done in Charlestown. Since it was still very cold, we treated ourselves to hot chocolate and delicious cakes at Charlies Coffee House in Charlestown before we left.

The following day, having checked out of the hotel, we decided to go to Trewithen Gardens before heading upcountry to Birmingham to collect Joy for her Easter holiday. Again, it was cold and the sun was very reluctant to shine, but Steve took his painting gear and set up by the beautiful Magnolia Fountain to do a watercolour sketch. Lois spent a happy hour and a half exploring the gardens and watching the red squirrels in their enclosure. Most garden visitors were wary of disturbing him but he’s always happy to chat (unless he’s at a particularly critical point in a painting) and he was soon chatting to a small group who were interested in his work.

Stephen painting at Trewithen Gardens 20-03-2013

Stephen painting at Trewithen Gardens 20-03-2013

Finally, to round off this long blog post, here is a photo of Glandore Gallery and Apartments basking in the chilly spring sunshine.

Glandore Gallery 28-03-2013

Glandore Gallery 28-03-2013

 

Posted by: glandorescilly | 21/02/2013

Art Holidays on Scilly

With ArtScilly approaching fast, we’ve been busy planning our art-orientated activities and offerings for 2013. It hardly needs saying that Scilly is an exceptional location for artists, offering a wide array of landscapes and seascapes together with beautiful beaches and flowers both exotic and unusual. Stephen considers himself extremely lucky to be living and painting here.

scillytoday.com has already run an enthusiastic and positive article about ArtScilly 2013 which can be found here  Preparations Underway for ArtScilly Week and we were pleased to see Steve’s Watercolour Sketching Morning mentioned as one of the ‘big hits’ of ArtScilly 2012.

You can find our Photo Diary of the ‘Quick Watercolour Sketching from Life’ on our website here ArtScilly 2012 at Glandore Gallery We had a truly glorious day, some lovely students, lots of nice feedback and some delicious tea and cake after all that hard work.

Also of interest to any prospective visitors for ArtScilly 2013, which runs from Saturday 11th to Saturday 18th May is the fact that the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company is offering discount fares for that week.

“Isles of Scilly Travel are supporting Art Scilly and are offering a discount on flights. To take advantage of this offer, please ring 0845 710 5555 and quote ‘Art Scilly Week’ when you book.”

Below is our advert which will be in the black-and-white ArtScilly 2013 brochure. We are planning to offer extra services for artists visiting the islands and are hoping to provide folding chairs/stools and wooden folding easels for hire. We appreciate that the tight luggage allowance on Skybus means that artists might be limited in the amount of equipment they can bring with them to the islands.

Glandore Gallery ArtScilly 2013

Glandore Gallery ArtScilly 2013

We are also planning to offer complimentary provision of equipment to artists who stay with us at Glandore Apartments. In addition, Stephen is considering offering tuition either to individuals, couples or groups but not in the main holiday season because that is the time when he can get out to paint himself. This summer we are refurbishing Aunt Nan’s studio/workshop at the bottom of Glandore’s garden and this will provide a comfortable, private, light-filled space for resident artists and tutorial sessions with Stephen.

Regretfully, we have had to cancel our planned residential Painting Week for March 2013. With ‘Golden Eagle’ apartment unavailable due to major structural works (the creation of a new balcony with fabulous westerly sea views opening from double glazed French windows from the sitting room), we could only offer ‘Serica’ and ‘Slippen’ which were both booked. Then, in early January, one of the bookings was cancelled due to the visitors being unable to secure ‘dog sitters’ plus the uncertainty over travel arrangements to Scilly before Easter. The remaining booking (some of our regular Glandore guests) then agreed to defer their Painting Week to March/April 2014.

Work is progressing well on the balcony construction, despite the raw south easterly gales that have battered the islands over the last couple of days. Fortunately the balcony is on the sheltered side of the property and wasn’t badly affected by the gales. The boards have now been laid and covered with fibreglass matting and resin to form a hard waterproof layer.

Nevertheless, the daffodils are definitely in full bloom on the islands! Daffodils are synonymous with spring on Scilly (and winter too!) so I couldn’t resist snapping this trio of frilly-skirted double daffodils that I spotted growing on top of a bank on my morning walk. The variety of daffodils growing wild in the banks and hedgerows on Scilly is truly amazing. I think many of them are old varieties and perhaps discarded in the past. I often play ‘Spot the Daffodil’ when I’m out walking.

Scilly daffodils February 2013

Scilly daffodils February 2013

Posted by: glandorescilly | 16/02/2013

‘Scilly’ balcony for Golden Eagle

With one of the WETTEST winters we can remember in thirty years behind us (hopefully!), we’re progressing slowly but surely with our 2012/2013 building projects here at Glandore.

The sunny balcony of our ‘bijou’ apartment, Serica, has always been a plus point for that apartment and the sunny private garden of our ground floor apartment, ‘Slippen’, has done the same for that (much newer) apartment. So ‘Golden Eagle’ has been the ‘poor relation’ so to speak for many years. Since it is bigger than the other two apartments (sleeping three people) and has a separate kitchen and lounge as well as a bathroom with bath and shower, its higher tariff has proved a discouragement to many enquiries from couples.

This will change significantly in 2013 with the creation of a spacious new west-facing balcony opening from ‘Golden Eagle’s lounge through double glazed French windows. It has been a long and rather challenging process to get this far.

So construction couldn’t start until early February, much later than hoped. Having said that, the extremely wet and windy winter that we’ve had here on Scilly would have made it a difficult challenge for Steve and our builders, Dave and Chris, if they’d started earlier😦

But the beginning of February saw the erection of scaffolding followed by the start of work to remove the wall beneath the existing window, leaving Golden Eagle’s lounge with a gaping hole which which was blocked with a large piece of board and several old sheets.

February 2013 - the start of Golden Eagle's balcony construction.

February 2013 – the start of Golden Eagle’s balcony construction.

Golden Eagle's lounge window with board and sheets blocking hole.

Golden Eagle’s lounge window with board and sheets blocking hole.

Golden Eagle's lounge - February 2013

Golden Eagle’s lounge – February 2013

Scaffolding February 2013

Scaffolding February 2013

By Valentine’s Day, the old window had been removed completely and the large hole was prepared for the arrival of the new double glazed French windows. They were shipped over on the Gry Maritha the previous day and brought round to Glandore on the back of one of the Island Carrier’s lorries.

A very large hole in the wall!

A very large hole in the wall!

Arrival of the windows!

Arrival of the windows!

Unloading the French windows - Feb 2013

Unloading the French windows – Feb 2013

Steve, Dave and Chris transferred the windows upstairs to Golden Eagle and prepared to install them. This is the view through the Big Hole which, despite the intrusive scaffolding, shows just how glorious the balcony will be when it is finished.

View from Golden Eagle's balcony through the Big Hole - Feb 2013

View from Golden Eagle’s balcony through the Big Hole – Feb 2013

The new French window in place in Golden Eagle's lounge - Feb 2013

The new French window in place in Golden Eagle’s lounge – Feb 2013

Now we need the construction materials for the balcony – galvanised steelwork, wooden boards, fibreglass ……

Posted by: glandorescilly | 16/09/2012

Glandore Apartments Vacancies 2012/2013

Just a quick update on our remaining vacancies for 2012 and also the vacancies we currently have for 2013 (now that most of our regular guests have rebooked or shuffled round to a different month/season …..  )

REMAINING VACANCIES FOR 2012:
(please note that our main season runs from 21st March to 20th October 2012, outside these dates please telephone for availability on 01720 422535).

Serica (one bedroom apartment for 2 people – one double bedroom)
– one week arriving on Thursday 27th September and departing on Thursday 4th October 2012
– Tariff £540 for the week fully inclusive.

Golden Eagle (two bedroom apartment for 3 people – one double/twin and one single bedroom)
– available for two weeks from Thursday 27th September to Thursday 11th October 2012
– Tariff £630 per week fully inclusive (shorter breaks may be available by arrangement).

PLEASE NOTE – our ground floor two person apartment, Slippen, with private garden is now fully booked until the end of the season.

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Please note our SPECIAL DISCOUNT RATE for Early Spring 2013 which runs from Wednesday 20th March to Thursday 18th April 2013!

Slippen is available before Wednesday 17th April 2013 at the discount spring tariff of £470 per week.
Serica is available before Thursday 18th April 2013 at the discount spring tariff of £470 per week.
Golden Eagle is available before Thursday 18th April 2013 at the discount spring tariff of £520 per week.

CURRENT VACANCIES FOR MAIN SEASON 2013

LATE APRIL / EARLY MAY
– one week available in Serica (2 persons)
-arriving Thursday 18th April and departing on Thursday 25th April 2013.
Tariff £570 for the week.
AND
– two weeks available in Golden Eagle (2/3 persons)
– arriving Thursday 18th April and departing on Thursday 2nd May 2013.
– Tariff £660 per week.

MAY
– one week available in Golden Eagle (2/3 persons)
– arriving Thursday 9th May and departing on Thursday 16th May 2013.
– Tariff £745 for the week.
AND
– one week available in Slippen (2 persons)
– arriving Wednesday 22nd and departing Wednesday 29th May 2013.
– Tariff £695 for the week

JUNE
– two weeks available in Serica (2 persons)
– arriving Thursday 30th May and departing on Thursday 13th June 2013.
– Tariff £695 per week.

AUGUST
– one week available in Serica (2 persons)
– arriving Thursday 8th August and departing on Thursday 15th August 2013.
– Tariff £695 for the week.
AND
– one week available in Slippen (2 persons)
– between Wednesday 21st August and Wednesday 28th August 2013.
– Tariff £695 for the week.

SEPTEMBER
– two weeks available in Slippen (2 persons)
– between Thursday 28th August and Thursday 11th September 2013.
– Tariff £570 per week.
(later vacancies may become available during the late summer/autumn according to rebookings made by current guests)

View from Glandore Gallery and Apartments

View from Glandore Gallery and Apartments

Posted by: glandorescilly | 01/08/2012

An extremely sad day for the Isles of Scilly

British International Helicopters will close its domestic helicopter routes between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly from the 1st November.

Managing Director Tony Jones, said this is an extremely sad announcement for BIH and the Isles of Scilly, but that, “unfortunately we had no alternative.”

The decision to close the route was triggered by legal action, announced today, taken by Tesco and two private individuals challenging the process undertaken by Cornwall Council and the Secretary of State when planning permission was granted for a Sainsbury’s supermarket on the current heliport site.

BIH said this has prevented them from completing the sale of the land to Sainsbury’s and created too many uncertainties for the passenger service to continue.

BIH says financial pressure on the company has been compounded by the falling number of visitors to the Isles of Scilly, while the majority of costs have risen.

The company has entered a formal redundancy consultation process with its employees.

It says it will honour all customer flights booked up until 31 October 2012 and anyone with a flight booked after 1st November will be given a full refund.

Scilly Today – Isles of Scilly Helicopter Routes to Close

Posted by: glandorescilly | 21/06/2012

Websites down temporarily

Just to let you know that we’re in the process of moving our hosting so some of our websites and images are down at the moment. Hopefully they’ll be online again within the next 24/48 hours.
Thanks for your patience!
All moved over and now everything is up and running smoothly again🙂

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