Banfields
Owners House (Owner’s Flat, The Flatlet, The shop) £495,000

Offers are also invited for the whole of the property (i.e. Banfileds together with Penlee House Holiday Apartments)

This successful business was originally run as an electrical retail outlet. In 1992 Mr and Mrs Banfield purchased the adjoining property, a three storey Grade II “Listed” building called Penlee House, which they completely renovated and re-designed and which then formed part of the business on the ground and basement levels, and has two self-contained flats on the first and second floor. In 2001 the electrical retail
outlet was closed and the property (at ground floor and basement level) was split and converted to include two, leased, retail showrooms and stores, the remainder being: owners’ accommodation, and three holiday letting flats, thus providing the owners with an income. With the loss of one of the retail outlet tenants in 2011, permission was granted, in 2012, to convert the retail outlet, in ”Penlee House” section, to additional holiday letting accommodation.

The property offered for sale here consists of the following: Owner’s flat, a leased retail outlet, and one holiday letting flat, namely the “Flatlet.”

Banfields is a Grade II Listed building.

Banfield’s Property (End of terrace house)

Forecourt Behind a dwarf wall is a forecourt measuring approx. 18’0” X 8’0” which leads to an entrance door in the right hand corner. The large bay window of the shop encroaches onto the forecourt.

Entrance Lobby The carpeted entrance lobby, measuring 3’5” X 9’0” is reached from the forecourt via two granite steps.
An automatic light and a power point are provided. Two doors lead off the lobby, one to:

Main Shop / Showroom Situated on the left on entering the lobby is the main entrance fire door to the shop. The room
measures, at the widest, 13’6” reducing down after 12’0” to 11’0” X 24’0”and is carpeted. There is a display bay window
measuring 2’9” X 9’0”. Main lighting and power points are provided. Two Myson fan assisted radiators provide heating.
One of the three fuse-boards is located at the rear of this area.

To the rear of the showroom a set of three steps lead to the rear extension which provides additional shop area.

Rear Extension Display Area 9’0” X 13’0” This is currently used as changing rooms and display area. Main lighting and power points are provided. The floor has a vinyl covering. A Myson fan assisted radiator provides heating. Light is provided by a 1200mm x 1200mm roof light and two, high level, top opening windows.

From this area a door leads to the small office and staff toilet. An opening on the right leads to additional display area, and
to the basement stairs.

Office / Staff Toilet 5’3” X 11’8” This room is accessed via a glazed sliding door. There is ‘Formica’ topped benching on
two sides, with shelving and a storage cupboard above at one end. Light and power points provided. Natural light is via a 1200mm x 600mm roof light and a sliding sash window. Heating, via control thermostat, is provided by large, under
worktop, heating pipes and a panel radiator.

A door off the office leads to a Toilet/Wash area, with WC and Saniflow unit. A small hand wash basin with instant heater
above. A small, high level, opening window provides natural light.

Additional Display Area 10’0” X 12’0” With main lighting and power points. Also two fuse-board covering parts of the
shop/showroom. Vinyl floor covering. Leading from this area is a staircase to:

Basement Store Room
22’9” X 16’6” Having vinyl floor covering, light and power. Two thermostatically controlled panel radiators.

Heating Heating is provided by a 9Kw electric boiler and pumps, with thermostatic control of the office heating and a
separate thermostat for the shop and basement. The boiler is situated in the buildings “service area” (between the shop and the Flatlet, on the ground floor).

Approached via a second fire door off the ground floor entrance lobby. A small lobby with built in coats cupboard, and lit by wall and ceiling light, and with 4 power points, gives on to stairs which lead to a half landing, off which is a 15 pane, bevelled safety glass, door leading to:

Kitchen / Dining Room
Dining Area 14’2” X 10’6” having a feature pine ceiling with recessed down-lights and built-in bench seating with storage
beneath. Fittings also include purpose built pine units to the floor and wall including a broom cupboard with automatic
cupboard lighting internally and concealed lighting beneath the wall units. Boxed in hot water cylinder for owner’s flat, and built-in airing cupboard, housing the hot water cylinder which serves the rear holiday flat. Five double power points. One aerial outlet for T.V. One double panel radiator.

Airing Cupboard There is a small, walk-in airing cupboard, measuring 4’6” X 2’8” with automatic light switch, and
shelved out for linen etc. The hot water cylinder for the Flatlet is in this cupboard. A stainless steel flue passes through the
cupboard and is used as a vent for a tumble dryer in the Service Area.

Kitchen Area 11’7” X 5’6” having vinyl floor and fitted purpose built pine units to floor and wall, again with automatic cupboard lighting and concealed lighting under wall cupboards. Melamine working surfaces. Double bowled sink inset into the working surface, pine panelled ceiling, one granite feature wall. Velux 1200mm x 1200mm roof light, and one top opening window in the granite end wall. Two ceiling spotlights. One panel radiator. Telephone outlet. 4 double 13amp power outlets. One 30Amp cooker outlet. There are designated electrical outlets for Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Fridge and Freezer. A flush electrical distribution panel and central heating boiler time-clock and controls.

Bathroom
7’6” X 4’9” with pine panelled walls and ceiling. Olive green suite comprising of low level W.C., panelled bath
with Mira thermostatic shower mixer, wash hand basin set into built-in cabinet with mirror, strip light and shaver socket
over. Velux 1200mm x 600mm roof light. Recessed panel radiator and towel rail. Extract fan vented to external.
Stairs lead from the half landing to the main landing off which are:

Bedroom 1 11’5”maximum X 11’0” including an 8’0” wide mirror fronted floor to ceiling wardrobe. The fittings and
woodwork throughout this room have been purpose built of hardwood and include a built in T.V. and video shelf with
storage cupboards above and below. This shelf extends beneath the window, and the panelling continues either side of the bed position with bedside cabinets. All doors are in hardwood, relief panelling and into the window cabinet is inset a wash hand basin. Double panelled radiator, eight power points, and television aerial and satellite connections. Centre light and wall lights switched at door and bed-head positions. Telephone outlet. Natural light is provided by 4’6” X 3’0” hard wood sliding sash window.

Bedroom 2 A 15 pane, bevelled safety glass door accesses this room which measures 12’1” (plus shallow bay window) x
11’9” (plus alcove at side of granite fireplace). The east wall is of granite with small, decorative, period fireplace and wood
surround. Four power points, under cupboard light and centre light. Television connection point. Single panel radiator.
4’6” X 3’0” sliding sash window.

Office or Bedroom 3 A 15 pane, bevelled safety glass, door accesses this room which measures 12’0” X 5’9” Built-in
worktop along wall and under window giving two computer work station positions. Built in shelving over worktop. Multiple
power points and two telephone outlets. Single panel radiator. 4’6” X 3’0” sliding sash window. One centre light switched at door.

The Second Floor
A glazed wall (safety glass) divides the staircase from the 1st floor landing. On the half landing is a double panelled radiator, and a small storage cupboard, and access up the remaining stairs to:

Lounge 18’4” minimum X 15’0” minimum (plus 12’0” X 4’6” into the rear dormer window). A further dormer window
with top opener is on the north side of the room. The exposed roof beams and very large dormer picture window with southerly view across Porthcressa Bay give this room its character. The east wall is granite up to 3’ 0” with shelf and
flanked by two further gable end windows. There are part panelled walls and part granite walls. Built-in store cupboards, built-in cupboard housing the water tank. Two double panel radiators, thirteen power points, T.V. aerial and telephone outlet. Access to loft area which houses the expansion tank for the central heating system. Lighting is provided by recessed lights and behind the beam lighting.
Owner’s Flat Heating The heating is provided by a 12 Kw. Electric boiler located in the service area. The lounge has its
own thermostat. The 1st floor heating is controlled by a second thermostat on the landing. The kitchen is heated when either or both thermostats are calling.

Service Area This is located on the ground floor and accessed via the Buzza Street entrance to the building. It is situated between the rear shop area and the Flatlet. It is ‘L’ shaped and covers approx. 42.6 square feet floor area.
Located here are the electric boilers for the ‘Flatlet’, ‘Shop’ and ‘Owner’s Flat’. The main electrical distribution is also in this area. The ‘Flatlet’ washing machine, iron, etc. are located here, as is the owners tumble dryer (vented to outside).

Self-Contained Holiday Apartment - The Flatlet

The Holiday Apartment (called “The Flatlet”) is a single storey extension at the rear of the shop and is separately
approached through a wrought iron gateway from Buzza Street. The gate way give access to a paved path and patio with clothes line.

Bin Store A 3 dustbin storage area behind a sliding (lift up)
door, and two storage cupboards over with lift off doors are
located to the right on entering gateway.

Outer Hallway A small hallway with fire door leading to
Utility/Service area (see above description), and a fire door
entrance to holiday flat.

Inner Hall A small entrance hall/passage with door to shower room, and leading on through door to bed/sitting room. The fuse-board and electric coin meter for flatlet are located here.

Shower Room 4’3” X 4’10” this room contains: glazed shower cubicle with Respotex panelling and a Mira thermostatic mixer from hot water cylinder. Ceramic tiled walls. Low level W.C., wash hand basin. Heated towel rail and extract system vented external. Led lighting and shaver light.

Bed Sitting / Dining Kitchen area 15’9” X 10’0” A modern
kitchen consisting of worktop on north, and part of east wall,
incorporating built-in oven, fridge and ceramic hob unit. Inset
stainless steel sink and drainer. Wood panelled base units, with wall cupboards over worktop area.
Built in wardrobe and small dressing table in south east corner of room. Pine wood panelled from floor to dado rail on three walls. Carpet and vinyl floor covering. Large window, with top and side-opening panes, overlooking patio garden. Second window over sink area, and small high level, opening window in south wall. Flexible lighting provided by 12 halogen recessed ceiling lights. Under cupboard lights. Six double 13amp power points. Double panel radiator connected to 6 Kw. Electric boiler. T.V aerial outlet.

Patio Garden An ‘L’ shaped area measuring approx. 209 square feet in area, with flower boarders and a clothes line. A ‘right of way’ access is for emergency use only, for the “Penlee House” flats.
See advertising video tour for “The Flatlet”

GENERAL Included in the purchase price are all carpets, floor coverings, curtains, blinds, and light fittings, together with
all furnishings, furniture and equipment contained in the holiday flat.

The Flatlet is accredited by Visit England with the IP logo “Isles of Scilly Approved Accommodation Scheme”

The property has a Fire Alarm system, and emergency lighting throughout (except the ‘Flatlet’) The Flatlet is sold as a going concern, with financial adjustments being made for current year bookings, and advanced bookings for the coming year.

The shop is let on an initial term of two years commencing on the 2nd April 2007 at a commencing rental of £6,500 per
annum. The rent was reviewed in 2009 to £8,400 per annum which is the current rental. Tenant insures content and Public
Liability. Landlord insures building. Tenant liable for repairs, maintenance, fire precautions. Tenant responsible for all
local Council charges. Communal Fire Alarm System maintained by Landlord.

Owner’s abbreviated accounts available for last three years

SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected.
ASSESSMENTS: For 2016 / 2017
The “Flatlet” is assessed to a rateable value - rates payable £1030.32 plus water rates @ £532.88 per annum
NB For the year 2017 /2018 the Flatlet has received 100% small business rates relief.
The “Shop” outgoings are paid by the tenant.
The “Owner’s Flat” is designated in Band E in the Valuation List, producing a charge of £1645.33 for the year 2017/2018,
plus water rates of £532.88
TENURE The property is freehold and the retail outlet has a secured tenancy agreement. Appropriate planning consent is
in place for the retail outlet.








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  Banfields, Church Street, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly. TR21 0JP



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