• Even though the weather was not very nice, we had a very pleasant stay at your beautiful and indeed very well equipped apartment. The Isles are very beautiful and we enjoyed our walks and bicycle trips very much. Thank you. Annemie & Ed

  • Another lovely stay in this lovely Paradise. Thank you Danni and Nigel for our lovely goodies when we arrived and the beautifully appointed apartment. Truly a home from home and we can't wait to come back next year for our annual fix! Many thanks. Pat, Tess, Tony & Mary

  • Fab house, very well kitted out, had a wonderful holiday here. Scillies are amazing. Thank you Danni and Nigel. Jude & Nigel


  • Carn Ithen is by far the best equipped self-catering cottage we have ever stayed in! Thank you for all the lovely touches; welcome basket (delicious marmalade!) toiletries... and all the fascinating books about the islands and the wrecks. Our first visit to the Scillies and it's been all we hoped for, and more. As well as all the obvious stuff, recommend Epilogue by candlelight in Old Town Church Sunday nights 8.15 pm. Prayerful, peaceful, lovely. Hannah, Jonathan, Charlie

  • Thank you Danni & Nigel for our lovely stay on the Scillies. We have returned to the Scillies after a few years break. Beautiful as always, people are amazing. This is our first time in self-catering on the Scillies and it has been brilliant! Everything provided to make our stay comfy, relaxing and enjoyable. Home from home! Once again thank you. Carol, Michael & John


  • We had a fantastic week at Carn Ithen! We loved exploring the islands and seeing all the wildlife. Enjoyed a lovely trek along the beach with St Mary's Riding Centre and we would definitely recommend the seal snorkelling on St Martin's! Despite the couple of rainy days the weather was amazing, so we had a great time paddle boarding off Old Town beach. Fabulous accommodation, ideal location for getting around! Many thanks, Graeme, Louise, Fiona and Jamie

  • Fabulous time as ever. Two glorious weeks of sunshine. These islands never fail to deliver. Many thanks Danni and Nigel (we'll let you know if the cake survived the trip!} Joyce and Hugh

  • A big thank you for a wonderful stay at Carn Ithen. We really appreciated the comfort and facilities and have had a fabulous stay. We love the islands and have walked for miles to see the gorgeous scenery and wildlife. We also enjoyed the amazing gardens at Tresco and the unspoilt tranquility of St Martin's. Our favourite meal was at Juliet's Garden which is only a short walk away.Thank you again for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable - we hope to return to the Scillies again soon! Best wishes from Ann & Kel, Liz & Ian


  • Once again a million thanks Danni and Nigel for another wonderful and memorable stay at Carn Ithen. You always think of everything to ensure our stay feels like 'home from home' !! We love all the Scilly islands and we really enjoy staying here. Sincere thanks Val, Martin, Wendy+ Jerry

  • A perfect location and perfect hosts for a perfect holiday. The Isles of Scilly are incredibily beautiful, made all the more special by our stay at Carn Ithen. Shame we had to race the ÖTILLÖ across all the islands on the Sunday. We will be back (maybe not for the Ötillö though). Rhys & Becky

  • Our 4th visit to Scilly and our first staying in Old Town. We loved it; a perfect location. Thank you for the lovely welcome goodies! We highly recommend Tim, Calypso Boats, more personal than the larger boats. Our favourite meal by far was at the Pilot’s Gig – Ian, Sarah, Tim and Diane


  • Fabulous stay here at Carn Ithen. Immaculate cottage. Danni and Nigel have thought of absolutely everything! Welcome hamper and luxury toiletries were a lovely treat. Our first time on the Scillies – a beautiful, magical holiday. Changeable weather but no rain. Visited every island except Samson, each one is unique. When the sun shined – breathtaking!! We have walked for miles! We have enjoyed absolutely everything. Thank you Danni and Nigel…we will return xx – Kev and Chris

  • We were staying on the island for the gig rowing championships, from Lyme Regis in Dorset, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Carn Ithen! We were very welcomed and had so many extra goodies, shampoos etc that were very appreciated. Such a lovely place to stay and enjoyed being in Old Town. Thank you to Danni and Nigel, we would love to return. From all of us, Lisa, Dan, Holly and Sara xx


  • We’ve had a wonderful stay here at Carn Ithen! We have been coming to the Scillies for many years and this is our first stay here and what a wonderful place to come! Very comfortable and everything catered for. Danni and Nigel have been very welcoming and great hosts! We will be returning xx – Bob, Chris, Eddie and Julia

2018 September

  • 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 dinner 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

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