About Us

Situated in a prime location offering uninterrupted views of St Mary’s harbour, our beautiful holiday apartments offer you the opportunity to experience Scilly at its best.

Lyonnesse House is an elegant Grade Two listed Georgian property and has been owned and run by our  Scillonian family for many years. Following a long period as a successful guest house, Lyonnesse spent the winter of 2012/13 undergoing a major refurbishment and has been converted into five stunning holiday apartments all thoughtfully designed and finished to a high standard to ensure you have a relaxing holiday on these beautiful Islands.

Each of our apartments has been named after a Pilot gig, both local and Cornish, which has a special link with our family.

Occupying an enviable location in Hugh Town, Lyonnesse House is situated opposite Holgates Green, just yards from Town Beach and a short five minutes stroll to the harbour, local shops and restaurants. Island life can be observed from the comfort of your living room, from the ever-changing activities in the harbour to stunning sunsets over the Island of Samson.

Locally owned and managed, we are on-site to offer help and advice with all aspects of your holiday. Melanie has been running Lyonnesse as a Guest House for many years, and, though she may have hung up her oven gloves, she is as keen as ever to ensure that all of our guests have a truly wonderful holiday on the islands.  Alan, delighted to have been released from washing up duties, has hung up his Marigolds and is looking forward to being able to spend more time on his true passions, cricket and bird watching. Should you have any questions regarding your holiday, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

We are very happy to welcome families with young children.  Buckets, spades, fishing-nets and kites are all available, in addition to high-chairs, cots, potties and steps. Our two ground floor apartments are especially suited to those who prefer not to climb stairs, and we are pleased to be able to offer dog-friendly accommodation.

We are open all year round including Christmas and New Year and we will be happy to take part week bookings out of season.

Our bright and spacious apartments sleep between two and four people.  The Islander and Slippen apartments can also be let out as one large, split level three bed unit, offering greater flexibility for a larger group, or a small family with grandparents in tow!

Although Lyonnesse has two ground floor apartments, we regret that neither is suitable for wheelchair access due to the nature of the original building and the two granite steps that lead up into the main entrance of the house.