Eco Holidays


Self Catering at Little Arthur Flower Farm

'Ethical holidays that won't cost the Earth'
 Little Arthur Flower Farm,Higher Town, St Martins.


23 miles off Lands End lie the Isles of Scilly - the legendary land of Lyonesse - which even today, exist as a haven of peace and tranquility with unspoilt beaches, heather-strewn moors, amazingly clear blue waters and wild headlands.
Little Arthur Farm lies in a shallow, south-facing, valley, bordered by sandy beaches to the south and heather strewn moors to the north. The farm is a mixed organic holding combining "self-sufficiency" farming with a small amount of cottage industry - shoe-making, flower farming  and a garden cafe and bistro using farm produce. The aim of the farm is sustainability, a working demonstration of the potential for an ecologically sound life style within the island environment. We grow our own fruit and veg, milk our own goats, have chickens and ducks for eggs and sheep and a couple of cows. The family has its own fishing boats, bringing in crabs and lobsters and our garden also supplies an island produce stall with vegetables, fruit,eggs,  salad and preserves made from our own garden produce.
The Backpackers cabin and Mole End (see below) are situated just behind our cafe and bistro and are only two minutes from Adams Fish and Chips meaning local, freshly cooked food is close at hand for those wanting to escape cooking. Pop in for morning coffee, a seasonal lunchtime salad or seafood supper. Monday night is Pizza night whilst Friday evening offers bistro food.
The cabin is also a two minute walk from Par Beach, by most considered the best beach in Scilly. The beach is home to St Martins water sports so why not hire a kayak or go snorkelling with the seals? Try paddle boarding or just swim? During the holiday season boats depart daily from the quay for trips to other islands or to see the seals and Eastern Isles. Go pony treking on St Marys. Visit the gardens of Tresco. Explore St Martins, visit the cafes and pub, buy island-made silver jewelery or hand-made shoes or belts. Visit the gallery for island-inspired art or spend an evening at the new observatory. We are also next door to St Martins Vineyard so wander along, learn about wines and sample the produce. Go for a sunrise dip or watch the sun go down whilst enjoying a drink at the Lower Town pub or hotel.
The Backpackers Cabin:


Backpackers Cabin

We  have a small backpackers cabin (images above and side) for the solo traveller. This is intended as an inexpensive base from which to explore the islands. It provides the basics - a single bedroom, seating area, kitchenette with cooker, fridge, sink and storage; toilet and shower. Note this does not have sea views but is only  minutes from the beach! Outside is a small decking area with table and sun-lounger for days when you just want to stay put.

Shared wifi available.

Details and availability can be found on airb&b or contact us direct at:

[email protected]

  Bookings Saturday to Saturday

Sorry, no dogs or children in the Backpackers cabin

Rates for 2025: Low season £300; Mid season £350; High season £395

          For October  bookings, do be aware that many establishments on the island, cafes, studios etc shut early in October.

                                                                             50% deposit required to secure a booking.


Mole End:


As of May 2024, we also have Mole End, a small ground floor annexe. This has a double bedroom (small double), kitchen/living room, small shower room/toilet and decked patio garden. As with our cabin, there are no sea views but it is only a short walk to the beach. Mole End can also accommodate one small-medium, well behaved dog. Unfortunately,we cannot accept more than one dog or young children.Prices for this season will be £500pw with bookings Mon-Monday.

Rates for 2025: Low season ££450; Mid season £550; Hish season £575. Email jennymorton-school for availability or to book.



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