Penlee House
Top Deck, Midships, and Quarter Deck flats
PRICE: £450,000

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

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: Three holiday letting flats, namely “Quarter Deck”, “Midships”, and “Top Deck”

At present “Penlee House” (containing “Quarter Deck”, “Midships”, and “Top Deck”) is an integral part of the whole business package, but it could be divided from the original owner’s section of the property should a would-be purchaser wish to purchase only part of the property.

Penlee House
(incorporation Top Deck, Midships, and Quarter Deck flats)

In 1992 planning consent was obtained to convert the first and second floor into two self-contained flats, with no restriction upon the planning permission relating to the use of these two flats, as either holiday homes or permanent residencies. Again, in 2012, planning consent was obtained to convert the ground floor and basement into one self-contained flat. This flat has a 28 day occupancy restriction.

The necessary works were carried out by the vendors, great attention being paid to detail in design and retention of existing architectural features covered by the Grade II listing of the building. The accommodation now comprises:

A small, mature garden, measuring 14’0” X 19’0”, flanked from the roadway by original iron railings, iron gate, and granite walls and pathway lead to:

Two granite steps, and the front door, giving access to:

Hall Communal hall, carpeted, with coat hooks, fire alarm control panel, and time delay switch on centre light. Water and electrical access cupboard for Midships & Top Deck flats. An emergency light is provided.

A fire door, on the left on entering, leads to:

“Quarter Deck” Flat
A large flat spread over two floors.

Lounge 23’0” X 13’2” maximum (11’1” minimum). A feature room divider incorporating a small cupboard splits the
room midway. The front half has an original Georgian bow-glazed window overlooking the garden. A 5 branch centre
light controlled by dimmer and two-way switched. Television point, two satellite points (for Sky-plus), 4 power points,
telephone outlet. Featured electric wall fire unit. One full height storage cupboard with light. The rear half of the lounge has original sliding sash window overlooking the kitchen area to the rear. A 5-branch centre light controlled by dimmer and two-way switching. Three power points. Two television points. The room is carpeted. Heating is provided by two Myson fan-assisted radiators, controlled via room thermostat. There are two emergency light units. In the south east corner is a door leading to:

Cloak Room 4’7” X 5’6” This room has a low-level W.C. and vanity basin mounted in a vanity unit, with mirror over. Light is provided by a small Velux roof light. There is an extract fan. Flooring in Vinyl.
Another door at the rear of the lounge leads into a hallway which, in turn, gives access through a safety glazed door into:
Two granite steps leading down into this room having a safety hand rail.

Kitchen / Diner 15’5” X 12’9” Having a modern, built in, ‘L’ shaped kitchen, with units down most of the east side and
across the south side under two large windows. Built in fridge, oven, and washing machine, and inset ceramic hob and stainless steel sink and drainer. Wall cupboards, incorporating a cooker hood, are over the worktop on the east wall. There are LED under cupboard lights. Further natural lighting is provided by electrically operated Velux roof lights. Heating provided by two double panel radiators, controlled by room thermostat and plumbed to a 9 Kw. Electric boiler. One television aerial outlet. 6 double socket outlets. Six ceiling lights on flexible switching. Vinyl floor covering. An emergency light is situated over the back door.

A safety glazed door, in the south west corner, leads to a patio:
Rear Patio A walled, concreted area measuring 10’6” X 17’6”. With a safety, glazed door in the north east corner leading
to granite steps to basement and service area. An outside light is provided switched at the kitchen door. An outside tap is provided.

The passage between the Lounge and Kitchen also leads to:

Staircase to Basement Bedroom. The stairs, with LED lit steps and combined ceiling/emergency light, lead to a small
lobby outside the bedroom, with fire door leading to:

Bedroom 13’2” X 12’0” Having carpet flooring. With four wall lights and a ceiling light the switches have been located
on the east wall making allowance for either two three foot beds or one super king-size double bed. All lights are two-way switched from the door. Six double power points, an aerial outlet and a satellite outlet are provided, a full width pine-panel headboard is on the east wall. A walk-in wardrobe measuring 2’ 6” x 6’ 11” with shelving, hanging space, vinyl floor covering, and automatic LED lighting, fills the space between the entrance door and north wall. Natural lighting is
provided by a sliding sash window (2’ 5” x 3’ 0”) on the north wall, and also borrowed lighting, via a fire safety glass unit,
from the stairway. Heating is provided by two double panel radiators controlled by room thermostat, from the electric

A door in the south west corner leads to:

En-Suite Bathroom 9’10” X 8’4” (with additional space in an ‘L’ shaped section), this room has a low-level, ‘P’ shaped
bath, with curved, glazed shower screen, Mira thermostatic shower mixer valve and spray head on riser rail. Shower and
bath walls covered with ceramic tiles. A low-level W.C. in vanity unit, which incorporates a small run of cupboards and
wash hand basin. An electric towel rail, shaver point, and Dimplex down-flow, high level, fan heater are installed.
Additionally a panel radiator provides heating when the bedroom heating is activated. Lighting is provided by five LED
down-lighters. An extract fan system is installed. Natural light is provided by a high level frosted glass window (measuring: 3’ 0” x 16”), borrowing light from the Kitchen. An emergency light over the fire-escape door. There is vinyl floor covering.

The W.C. waste discharges into a Saniflo unit located in the Service Area, from where it is pumped to the main sewage
service at ground level.

The basin and the bath waste discharge into an under-floor tank in the Service Area, from where it is pumped to the main
sewage service at ground level. There is a flashing warning signal in the bathroom, in case of failure of the system.

Stairs lead up, from the Communal Hall, to a half landing with sliding sash window, and from there to the first floor
landing. Lighting provided by ceiling fitting and push delay switch. An emergency light is installed outside the doors to the
two separate apartments.

“Midships” Flat - First Floor
A fire door in the east wall leads to:

Service Area 5’3” X 10’0” Lighting provided by twin 5’ fluorescent strip switched at both doors and some natural light from the glazed door leading to the granite stairway. An emergency light on the ceiling. A 150 litre, mains pressured hot water cylinder with immersion heater, on time clock, provides the hot water for this flat. A Saniflo unit is installed to cater for the W.C. only. A manhole and cover conceal the built-in underground tank with automatic submersible pump, which caters for the waste water from the bath and basin. A second float switch, in this tank, connected to a flashing light, serves as a warning of pump failure. There are two double 13amp socket outlets. There are some shelving provided for storage. Vinyl floor covering.

A glazed door in the south wall leads to:

Service Area Staircase A set of granite steps (minimum width: 3’ 8”) lead from the basement area to the rear Patio.
Located in this area is the main fuse-board for the flat, and all the control gear, pumps, valves etc. for the flexible electric
central heating system. A 9 Kw. Electric central heating boiler on a closed system is installed. The aerial distribution amplifier is located here. Lighting is provided by a fluorescent strip switched at top and bottom of stairs, with natural light
from the glazed door to Patio. There is an emergency light unit. One power point. The main telephone connection box for the building is located on the east wall. Below the fuse-board is the Fire Alarm mains supply isolator.

See advertising video for tour of ‘Quarter Deck’

Stairs lead up, from the Communal Hall, to a half landing with sliding sash window, and from there to the first floor landing. Lighting provided by ceiling fitting and push delay switch. An emergency light is installed outside the doors to the two separate apartments.

“Midships” Flat - First Floor

Small vestibule Hall, off which are:
Lounge / Kitchen Diner

Lounge Area 11’7” plus window recess X 12’0” Fireplace (blocked off) with original cast iron grate, having pine mantle
and surround. Built-in cupboard to one side of the chimney breast. Purpose built corner cupboard. Three double 13amp
power points. Centre light, wall light and display cupboard light controlled by dimmer at door. Carpeted lounge area.
Wiring for telephone point has been allowed for. Two T.V. aerial outlet points and part wiring for a single satellite outlet.

Kitchen Area 12’0” plus window recess X 5’9” Having vinyl floor covering, part tiled walls in featured pattern ceramic
tiles. Comprehensively fitted with a range of floor and wall units in a white finish with relief panels to the doors and
drawers and some glazed doors. Graphite rolled edge working surface. Fittings include Ceramic inset hob unit, AEG
Competence built-in oven, built in Panasonic microwave oven, inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit, built-under
fridge and built-under washer/dryer machine. Under cupboard lighting, spot lighting and over cabinet lighting, controlled separately at door. Built-in cooker hood ducted to external. Four double 13amp power points plus isolation switches for fittings.

A 3 Kw. 15 litre hot water cylinder, mounted in one of the cupboards, provides hot water for the sink unit, and bedroom
wash hand basin. The electricity meter and fuse-board are at high level, above kitchen cupboard.

Bedroom 10’10” X 8’2” minimum plus recess to the side of chimney breast with built-in, pine doored wardrobe, and a
window recess which has a vanity basin set into a cupboard. Also, in addition to the size above is a recessed, purpose-built shower cubicle made from Respotex. A Mira 9 Kw electric shower, spray head and riser rail are installed. The shower is
one step up from floor level. The room is carpeted apart from the area in front of the shower which is non-slip vinyl. A high
level cupboard provides additional storage. There is a built-in pine dressing table, and a purpose-built pine panelled head
board with built-in light switches for the bed-head lights.
The shower has a light and extract fan controlled by switch at bedroom door. A centre light, and a table light at the dressing
table. A shaver point and 4 power points. Heating is from a 1 Kw skirting convector heater, and a TRC90 towel rail (with
temperature control). There is a T.V. aerial outlet by the dressing table. Natural light is from a sliding sash window.

A Bi-fold door gives access to:

Toilet fitted with low level W.C. shelving and extract fan. Centre light operated from switch at the door. The room is

See advertising video for tour of ‘Midships’ flat

“Top Deck” Flat

From the 1st floor Landing the front door gives access to a private staircase leading to the Second Floor. At the foot of these stairs is the electricity meter and fuse-board.

On the half landing off the staircase is a Storage Cupboard and shelving off the staircase itself and cleverly recessed into the wall is a niche containing the automatic washer/dryer machine.

The Storage Cupboard contains the plumbing and electric for the washing machine, plus a light switched at the door. One power point in cupboard (for washing machine) Lighting on the stairs is provided by borrowed natural light from the landing below, and two ceiling lights switched at the top and
bottom of the stairs. There is also an emergency light. The stairs and landings are carpeted.

The stairs then reach a top landing off which are:
Bi-fold door into:

Shower Room A small room having a purpose built shower
cubicle, in Respotex, with glazed side hinged opening door. A 9 Kw Mira electric shower unit, spray head and riser rail are
installed, and an extractor fan vented to external. Wash hand
basin, purposely built into rolled edged marble-effect work top with matching shelving beneath. Wall mirror and strip light incorporating shaver socket over. Low level W.C., small built-in storage cupboard and shelves, and electric wall mounted towel rail. Centre light controlled by pull switch at door. Hot water to basin provided by small heater in Kitchen. The flooring is of vinyl covering.

Bed Sitting Room / Diner 17’0” X 12’0” Built into the roof
space and having a feature made of the exposed beams and with natural light from two, sliding sash, dormer windows (one front, one rear), the rear window having sea views across Porhcressa Bay. There is a wealth of built-in store cupboards around the room which give access and storage into the eaves space, including wardrobe storage. 13 power points, two T.V. aerial outlet, wiring for telephone outlet (not connected), two recessed ceiling spotlights, one beam mounted spotlight and hidden strip lighting behind beam above bed controlled by dimmer switches. The room is carpeted. A door from the Bed-Sitting Room leads into:

7’6” X 7’6” minimum. Fitted with floor cabinets in a
biscuit coloured hessian style doors with wood trim and a marble effect rolled edge worktops. Fittings include a single drainer, stainless steel sink unit inset into the dormer window. An ceramic hob is inset into the west wall worktop, whilst underneath (in cupboard) is a 3 Kw. 15 litre water heater providing hot water for the kitchen sink and wash hand basin in shower room. Opposite (on the east side) is a matching, flyover, worktop with built-in, low-level oven, and a built-under fridge. Natural light comes from a sliding sash dormer window. West wall, above worktop, features a ceramic tile ‘splash-back’. Nine power points, hob isolator, oven isolator, and water heater isolator are provided. An
extract fan, vented to external, is installed. Lighting provided by five recessed spotlights, behind beam light, and a ceiling mounted spotlight, with flexible switching. The floor covering is vinyl.

See advertising video for tour of ‘Top Deck’ flat.

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 three holiday flats.

All flats are 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.

All holiday flats are sold as going concerns, with financial adjustments being made for current year bookings, and advanced bookings for the coming year.

Owner’s abbreviated accounts available for last three years

SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected.

ASSESSMENTS: For 2016 / 2017
Penlee House “Top Deck” flat is assessed to a rateable value - rates payable £1030.32 plus water rates @ £532.88 per
Penlee House “Midships” flat is assessed to a rateable value - rates payable £1030.32 plus water rates @ £532.88 per
Penlee House “Quarter Deck” flat is assessed to a rateable value - rates payable £1030.32 plus water rates @ £231.39 per annum
NB For the year 2017 /2018 the three flats have received 100% small business rates relief.

TENURE The property is freehold with no restrictions, except “Quarter Deck”, which has a 28 day holiday letting
occupancy restriction.

Map Please Note: The map is intended as a guide only and
the precise accuracy of the property cannot be guaranteed

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



The information given in these particulars is intended to help you decide whether you wish to view this property and to avoid wasting your time in viewing unsuitable properties. We have tried to make sure that these particulars are accurate, but to a large extent we have to rely on what the seller tells us about the property. We do not check every single piece of information ourselves as the cost of doing so would be prohibitive and we do not wish to unnecessarily add to the cost of moving house.
Once you find the property you want to buy, you will need to carry out more investigations into the property than it is practical or reasonable for an estate agent to do when preparing sales particulars. For example, we have not carried out any kind of survey of the property to look for structural
defects and would advise any homebuyer to obtain a surveyor’s report before exchanging contracts. If you do not have your own surveyor, we would be pleased to recommend one. We have not checked whether any equipment in the property (such as central heating) is in working order and would advise homebuyers to check this. You should also instruct a solicitor to investigate all legal matters relating to the property (e.g. title, planning permission etc.) as these are specialist matters in which estate agents are not qualified. Your solicitor will also agree with the seller what items (e.g. carpets, curtains, etc) will be included in the sale.