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|We're staying at "The Quarters". This building is
located near the "Marisco Tavern" and the shop.
The island is 3 miles long and half a mile wide.
Detailed map. The Quarters is represented by the red blob.
This hostel consists of two long low wooden buildings, one behind the other, put up originally to house all those who carried out the programme of restoration.
The Quarters has 8 bedrooms (6 single, 2 twin),... and has a big living room and kitchen with a fine outlook towards Hartland Point.
Takes under 2 hours from the mainland. Departs Ilfracombe at 10:30 on Saturday May 27th. For the return journey, the boat arrives at 19:45pm.
...passengers embark on the new jetty, and prepare for the keen walk up the
cliff path to the village.
Luggage is transferred via tractor and trailer and taken to our building.
The guide raves on about the opportunities. If anyone has the kit and intends to participate in these activities, the Landmark Trust want to know as soon as possible.
.. a good selection of beer and wines. ...imaginative choice including vegetarian... reasonable cost.. or splash out on a special meal as a celebration. (Bernie's Birthday!) This is 100yds or so from "The Quarters" - staggering distance.
Saturday 27th May 2000
Saturday 3rd June 2000
The building costs £943 (£924 + insurance). (That's £94:30p each)
There will be an extra charge for sheets. (TBA)
Food can be pre-stocked at the shop. An order form is with me - so if anyone
wants something exotic let me know!
I have been issued with luggage labels, colour coded for The Quarters. 2 per person.
Luggage is transferred via tractor and trailer and taken to our building. 20kg limit per person.
Walking shoes/ Trainers
Beer (In case the pub runs out, and the weather is bad so they can't get more in. Matthew has a story about this.)
"It is very important that all members of your party read this guide, well before you leave"
Read the scanned guide here.
Wilder Road, Ilfracombe, Devon. EX34 9AL
Phone: 01271 862536 Fax: 01271 862571
occupation: £19 to £28 typically per night
Double occupation: £38 to £56 typically per night
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I've booked 2 doubles, 1 twin and 4 singles. The general manager is also happy to provide parking whilst we are on the island.
If the sea conditions do not permit sailing, the Landmark Trust will provide a helicopter (and pilot) for our arrival and departure. This is at no extra charge and is subject to there being one available.
others have done it!
and another one!