Teänia is a purpose built, detached, granite-faced, traditionally slated, double-glazed cottage, specially designed for island holidays is located in the smallest of the three hamlets on St Martin's, Lower Town.  


Owned and personally cared for by Dawn and Keith Bradford who live next door, Teania, Tee-ah-knee-ah', named after our two children Tean, 25 and Tania, 22, comprises two spacious double or twin bedded rooms on the ground floor, both with en-suite facilities, and a light, conservatory style entrance hall, leading to a hundred square metres of secluded south facing decking with garden furniture.  


The fully equipped kitchen will more than satisfy the demands of contemporary family entertaining alternatively, there are many eateries to choose from on St Martin’s.  


Long, white sandy beaches are within minutes walk from the cottage.  



Getting Here  


By Ship From Penzance  

The Scillonian passenger ferry sails once a day from Penzance to St Mary's and once a day from St Mary's to Penzance (there are no sailings on a Sunday). The journey takes approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes. Please telephone the operating company, The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company on 01736334220 or visit www.islesofscillytravel.co.uk  - car parking and additional travel insurance can be arranged with the operating company.  


Skybus Flights 

There are regular flights throughout the season leaving Bristol, Exeter, Southampton, Newquay and Land's End, from Monday - Saturday (there are no flights on a Sunday). 

The flight takes 60 minutes from Exeter, 30 minutes from Newquay and 20 minutes from Land's End. The operating company is The Isles of Scilly Steamship Company. Please telephone the operating company on 01736334220 or visit www.islesofscilly-travel.co.uk  - car parking and additional travel insurance can be arranged with the operating company.  

By Helicopter From Penzance

An incredible 15-minute helicopter ride from Penzance, soar over England’s dramatic Southwest coastline and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the breath-taking scenery before being wowed by the white sands and turquoise waters of the Isles of Scilly. Heart full and pulse racing, land on your choice of either St Mary’s or Tresco, beginning your Island experience in spectacular style


Taxi/Minibus From St Mary's Airport To St Mary's Quay  

The operating company for this service will be contacted and advised of your arrival and will transport you to the quay accordingly. All cost payable direct to the operating company.  


Boat To St Martin's (St Mary's Boatmen's Association)

St Martin's boat service offers scheduled boats from St Mary's to St Martin's at 12.30 and 15.30, however, special boats can be arranged at an approximate cost of £60 each way. All costs payable direct to the boatman.  


Pre-Ordered Provisions  

We will be more than pleased to arrange groceries and provisions you may wish to be placed in Teänia prior to your arrival via St Martin's Stores. Please email the store direct jan@stmartins-stores.co.uk  giving at least one weeks notice.  St Martin's Stores will endeavour to meet all your requirements.  




Arrival & Car Parking Facilities  


Upon arriving at St Martin’s we shall meet you at the quay and transport your luggage to Teänia, which is approximately 2 minutes walk from Lower Town Quay. If you are arriving at Higher Town Quay this is approximately 30 minutes walk, however we will meet you in our vehicle and take you to Teänia.  


There are no car parking facilities, as visitors to the island of St Martin's are not permitted to bring vehicles.  



Accommodation Description  


Ground Floor 


Entrance Hall:  9'2" x 7'6" (3.8m x 3m) - Conservatory style porch with mosaic tiled floor with a granite top cabinet containing beach towels and an emergency night light. The stairs leading to the first floor have a natural sea grass covering, one step from porch to the tiled corridor leading to Bedroom One and Bedroom Two. 


Bedroom One: 15'0" X 10'9" (4.55m X 3.27m) - Maple/ash wood laminate flooring, two 6'3" x 3'0" hand-made hotel classic zip & linked mattresses with divans, television with Amazon firestick, granite top cabinet, two granite top bedside tables with lamps, panel heater, large double closet with additional bedding, hairdryer, laundry basket, iron and ironing board.  Heat detector. 


Bedroom Two: 12'2" x 10'8" (3.70m x 3.25m) - Maple/ash wood laminate flooring, two 6'3" x 3'0" hand-made hotel classic zip & linked mattresses with divans, television with Amazon firestick and integrated DVD player , two granite top bedside tables with lamps, granite top cabinet, panel heater, closet with additional bedding and hoover. Heat detector. External door leading to the back of Teänia where bins reside.


En-Suite Bathroom to Bedroom One: 11'8" x 4'3" (3.56m x 1.30m) - Fully tiled, floor to ceiling, bath, over-head power shower, basin & toilet. Extractor fan, down heater, heated towel rail, bin, towels, bathrobes and a selection of toiletries are supplied. 

En-Suite Shower Room to Bedroom Two: 9'0" x 2'10" (2.75m x 0.85m) - Fully tiled, floor to ceiling, power shower, basin & toilet. Extractor fan, down heater, heated towel rail, bin, towels, bathrobes and a selection of toiletries are supplied.  



First Floor 


Corridor: Maple/ash wood laminate flooring, panel heater, fitted cupboards with blue pearl granite work tops comprising additional laundry, books, games, DVDs, one fridge, one freezer, information folder and additional island information, books, a music system, CD's, sewing kit and binoculars. Due to Covid-19 many items are currently not available for use.


Living/Dining Area: 15'8" x 14'0" (4.77m x 4.27m) - Maple/ash wood laminate flooring, large comfortable 7 seater leather sofa with cushions, one granite top coffee table, two granite top side tables with lamps. Granite top dining table and six leather dining chairs, large television with Amazon firestick and DVD player and  panel heater. Hight adjustable leather and chrome swivel chair. 

South facing panoramic window.  


Open Plan Kitchen: 12'2" x 11'0" (3.7m x 3.35m) - Maple/ash wood laminate flooring, fitted cupboards with blue pearl granite work tops, fridge, electric hob, double oven & extractor fan, dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, Nespresso machine, toaster, juicer, breadmaker, cutlery and crockery for 8/10 persons, baking equipment and cooking books. Smoke detector.  Due to Covid-19 many items are currently not available for use.




A washer/dryer is situated in the Kitchen on the first floor, an iron and ironing board is supplied in the closet of Bedroom One.  





St Martin's Post Office & Stores is located at Higher Town, approximately 25 minutes walk.  To place an order email jan@stmartins-stores.co.uk


Treatment Room 


Blonde is based on St Mary's a list of services are in the guest information folder - telephone Natalie on 07572046756 or Emma on 07786736651 for advance bookings.  


Leisure Facilities  


Our Island Hall offers a wide range of facilities, fitness gym, sports hall, reading room and doctors surgery. Access to free WiFi is also available. Functions can be held at the Island Hall. Bookings for any usage should be made via Church Town Farm Tel: 01720422169, alternatively visit www.stmartinsscilly.co.uk. Due to Covid-19 the hall is currently closed.


Outdoor Facilities  


There is an outdoor tennis court based at Higher Town, please visit St Martin's Post Office & Stores to book and pay for the use of the court.  Due to Covid-19 the tennis court is not open to non-residents.





For full outdoor activities and attractions please see the 'Weekly What's On' that has been supplied for your stay, also visit our island website.


Grounds and Gardens  


A large (hundred square metres) of secluded south facing decking with table, parasol and six chairs and four loungers. A delightful array of plants in large pots and plant holders.  



Additional Information  


Teänia is a NO SMOKING establishment, however no restrictions are made in the private decking area, there is an ashtray under the kitchen sink.  


No pets are allowed.  


We are unable to accommodate more than the maximum of four adults, however, a travel cot or fold-up bed is available at a weekly cost of £125 and £250 respectively, inclusive of linen. 


All bed linen, towels, robes and beach towels are provided. 

In the event of an emergency, please call 07379119035.

In the event of a fire, please go immediately to the assembly point being in front of Apple Tree Cottage garage blue/green doors, when you leave Teänia close all doors behind you, Keith and Dawn will then contact the emergency services. Do not re-enter Teänia unless authorised to do so by the leading fire officer.  

Contact Information  


Address:  Dawn and Keith Bradford,  Apple Tree Cottage,  Lower Town,  St Martin's,  Isles of Scilly,  TR25 0QW  

Telephone:   07379119035  

Fax:                  n/a  

Email:             info@stmartinsselfcatering.com 


Website:        www.stmartinsselfcatering.com  


Hours of operation:       Open all year.  


Emergency number:      07379119035  


Future Plans :    Replace shot double glazing - delayed due to Covid-19.

Contact Telephone and Email Address  


We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve, if you have any comments please phone 07379119035 or email info@stmartinsselfcatering.com 





Updated: Friday 7th January 2022