Carnwethers is now under new management


The end of an era and the start of a new chapter in the story of Carnwethers.... 

On 30th March 2017 Rachel and Jeff Knowles a couple from the mainland and their family arrived to start a new chapter in Carnwethers history.

As many of our regulars or UFN's are aware Carnwethers has been on the market since Joyce passed away. I have had the privilege of running the business since then but am now returning to Norwich to develop some skills in 'grannying'.

 It has been a wonderful experience continuing to develop the business that Joyce and Roy started way back in the early 1970's. Carnwethers is a special place in a special place.  One of the joys has been to welcome guests in need of the rest and restoration that Carnwethers provides and to say good-bye to Scilly-kissed, happy,rejuvenated, shiny people.

The magic of Scilly has done its job again and the spirit of Carnwethers has done its share in restoring the tired and frazzled and helping our guests to reconnect with what is really important in life.

It is with a sense of sadness that I leave, but with a knowledge that the kind spirits that created the 'paradise' of Carnwethers stay on.

Jeff, Rachel and their family recognised the 'specialness' of Carnwethers and have expressed their wish to continue to provide the same care and attention to standards that Joyce believed our guests deserved.

I wish them luck and happiness in their new adventure - be gentle with them!

A big heartfelt thank you for your custom and friendship over the years to all our guests, both the new, young uns and the UFN's who continued to turn up on our doorstep year after year.

Wishing you all Health, happiness, plain sailing and Scilly sunshine!


On a practical note all balances for bookings made during 2017 should be paid to Jeff and Rachel Knowles. Contact them on 01720422415 or