Your host on the island, Mandy, is a born and bred Scillonian who has been welcoming holiday makers to St Martins for most of her life. For many years Mandy helped run the island pub, The Sevenstones  which was built by her family in the 1970s.  When the Goddard family sold the business she took on the small delicatessen and grocery store in Lowertown along with her two holiday lets.

Mandy has been involved in every aspect of island life including being its bar maid, school governor,coastguard and first aid respondent, gig crew and coxwain, grocer, post office clerk and RNLI rep. She is a much loved member of the island community by locals and visitors both young and old.  


Mandy is always happy to share her wealth of knowledge about Scilly with holiday makers and is possibly unrivalled among the islanders in the number of visitors that she has come to know well - many of whom return to her island home year after year. If you are a newcomer or a regular visitor to St Martins you couldn't ask for a kinder or more considerate hostess than Mandy or a better guide to the islands.

She is photographed here with her partner Ian a local fisherman.