About Sylina

Sylina is a 4* Gold Award self catering holiday apartment

Sylina is a 4* Gold Award self catering holiday apartment.

Sylina is located in the scenic, quiet, north-west corner of St. Mary’s. It’s an easy and pretty 30-minute walk into Hugh Town and to the quay, to catch boats to the other islands. If you don’t fancy the walk, hop on the local bus which drops you off in time for all the off island boat trips. There is a bus-stop 50m from the front door. You might consider hiring a bike or a Golf Cart to help you explore the many lanes, coves and beaches around St. Mary’s. If you just need to get from A to B you can book a ride with one of the friendly local taxis.

Sylina is a stone’s throw from the coastal path and close to Bar Point, with its secluded and safe white sand beach. Halangy Village and Bant’s Carn, Iron age and  Bronze Age sites of significant national importance are a short stroll away. Time your evening walk to enjoy the stunning sunsets over the island of Samson. You’ll appreciate, too, the fantastic views of Tresco and its Abbey Garden, as well as the islands of St. Martin’s and Bryher.

A quiet 10-minute walk from Sylina will get you to the Golf Club and Juliet’s Garden, both with spectacular views across St. Mary’s Harbour and beyond to St. Agnes and Bishop Rock; a 10-minute walk in the other direction will  bring you to Trenoweth, home to a couple of flower farms, apple orchards, vineyard, and a fantastically safe place for kids to explore camps and rope swings in the woods. A little further on is Pelistry bay, a charming sandy beach popular with visitors and locals alike.

Sylina is owned by Kate and Jeremy who have moved to their beloved Scilly after three decades of happy holiday visits.  They have a wealth of information about how to get the most out of your holiday and are happy to help you plan your days accordingly. Kate Jeremy and their daughter Ellie, live on site – not that you’ll notice them, as their home and garden have separate access. But you’ll be safe in the knowledge that if you need any help or assistance whilst on your holidays, they’re right there for you.


Sylina’s standards are high, with the latest kitchen fitted for self-catering complete with American-style fridge-freezer and a beautiful dining area that seats up to 7 people, plus a comfortable living area with hi-spec TV, sound system, Wi-Fi, games and books, and separate large south-facing conservatory. On arrival you can expect a few Scilly goodies to enjoy and a warm Scillonian welcome from Kate and Jeremy. There are three double bedrooms, all with en-suite shower rooms, that can be configured to your choice: (one double, and two super king-size or twin beds, plus room for a cot or third bed on request in the largest bedroom). All bed linen and towels are provided.


Outside you can enjoy a private, sheltered, south-facing garden furnished with tables and chairs, plus barbecue.

We are a dog-friendly and happy for you to bring well-behaved dogs – we are in a ideal location for glorious walks. Please see our booking page for more information.