Santa Maria Guest House
£850,000 ono

Santa Maria is located in Sally Port on St. Mary’s between Porthcressa Beach and the Garrison Walk. The guest house and apartments are conveniently located for all the amenities of Hugh Town being a stone’s throw from the popular Porthcressa Beach whilst Town beach and the harbourside are close by including the quay where launches provide access to the off islands and general pleasure trips.

Santa Maria enjoys an elevated position in Sally Port and has stunning views over Porthcressa Bay to the south east with the harbour of St. Mary’s to the north east and in the distance the islands of Tresco etc.

Santa Maria was purpose built as a guest house then refurbished and remodelled to offer the current guest configuration it has today which consists of five en-suite guest bedrooms a ground floor two bedroom self catering apartment and a second floor two bedroom self catering apartment. In addition is a one bedroom ground floor Owners suite and a one bedroom staff apartment.

The accommodation comprises:

Guest House Accommodation
On the ground floor:
Steps lead up to a double glazed UPVC doorway which gives access into:
Entrance Hall. Another glazed door leads then into:
Central Hallway With panelled radiator and power point. Floor to ceiling cupboard housing the mains electrical
installation which includes blank connections to service the planned for final conversion to six flat units. Firecrest fire
control panel.
Guest Lounge 15’0” X 10’6” A light and airy room with dual aspect windows offering some sea views of Porthcressa
Bay. Wall mounted electric heater. Two provisions for future power points.
Guest Dining Room 16’10” X 14’10” A spacious room with dual aspect windows again offering sea views. Wall
mounted electric heater. Three power points. Two provisions for future power points.

Kitchen 19’0” X 9’8” Refitted by a previous owner approximately twenty years ago - at that time the kitchen was probably the most expensive one on the islands. Extensively fitted with Pogenphol cabinets in a fluted grey finish with granite effect melamine working surfaces. Many floor and matching wall cabinets almost too numerous to mention but including NEF four ring propane gas hob adjoining which is a recessed BBQ grill with built in side extractor and two recessed deep fat fryers again with built in side extractor. Lincat eye level grill. The range of wall cabinets include electric heating cabinets. Two and half bowl inset sink unit. Under counter dishwasher. Two wall mounted electric water boilers. Seventeen plus power points.

Approached from the entrance hallway is:
Bedroom 1 12’10” X 9’10” maximum At present a double bedroom. Having a wall mounted electric heater. Window to the rear. Ten power points.

En-Suite Shower Room Having fully tiled walls and matching tiled floor. Shower cubicle with Aterna plumbed in shower
unit. Concealed w.c. and wash hand basin built into storage cabinets. Feature lighted wall mirror. Electric heated towel.
Ventilation. Two recessed ceiling lights.

From the inner hallway a staircase leads to the First Floor
Central Landing with large floor to ceiling double doored storage cupboard. Two power points.
Bedroom 2 16’0” X 10’0” At present a family room with both a double and single beds. Double glazed windows to the
front and side elevation offering sea views across St. Mary’s Harbour and Porthcressa Bay. Inset vanity wash hand basin.
Wall mounted electric heater. Seven power points.

En-Suite Shower Room Having a vinylay covered floor and fully tiled walls. The shower cubicle has a Mira Sport electric
shower and there is a mini wash hand basin and low level w.c. Fluorescent light / shaver socket. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail.

Bedroom 3 12’2” X 8’11” At present a twin bedroom with views over Porthcressa Bay and St. Mary’s harbour. Wall
mounted electric heater. Three power points. Two wall light points.

En-Suite Shower Room Having a vinylay covered floor and part tiled walls. The shower cubicle has a Mira plumbed in
shower unit. Pedestal wash hand basin. Low level w.c. Fluorescent light / shaver socket. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail.

Bedroom 4 10’0” X 8’11” At present a double bedroom. Having a double glazed window with a garden view. Wall
mounted electric heater. Built in double wardrobe. Five power points.

En-Suite Shower Room Having a vinylay covered floor and part tiled walls and the shower cubicle has a plumbed in
shower. Low level w.c. Pedestal wash hand basin. Fluorescent light / shaver socket. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail. Electric ventilation.

Bedroom 5 15’11” X 10’0” At present a double bedroom. Having a double glazed window with a garden view. Wall
mounted electric heater. Three power points.

En-Suite Shower Room Having a vinylay covered floor and part tiled wall. The shower unit has a plumbed in shower.
Low level w.c. Pedestal wash hand basin. Fluorescent light / shaver socket. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail.
Electric ventilation.

House Bathroom Fitted with a shower unit having a Mira plumbed in shower. Low level w.c.. Mini pedestal wash hand
basin.

Guest Apartment 1
This is approached on the first floor landing by its own private front door which leads into:
Hallway with stairs to:
Situated on the second floor. Hallway Two power points.
The whole flat has been fitted with light oak vinylay flooring and comprises:

Lounge / Dining Room 12’11” X 11’3” Having dual aspect windows offering views across St. Mary’s harbour and
Porthcressa Bay. Wall mounted electric heater. Eaves storage cupboard. ten power points.

Kitchen / Breakfast Room 13’5” X 7’10” A range of modern floor and wall cabinets with “L’ shaped granite working
surface. Fittings include an inset stainless steel sink unit. Built in oven. Ceramic hob with stainless steel extractor hood.
Integrated refrigerator and separate freezer. Integral washing machine. Twelve power points. Nine down lighters. Window overlooking the garden.

Bedroom 13’7” X 11’3” With sea views across Porthcressa Bay and St. Mary’s harbour. Wall mounted electric heater.
Eleven power points.

En-Suite Shower Room Having fully tiled ceramic floor and walls. Built in low level w.c. with side cabinets. Vanity unit in
cabinet. The shower cubicle has an Aterna plumbed shower. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail. Electric ventilation.
Four down lighters.

Bedroom 10’5” X 9’3” At present a twin bedroom. with garden view. Six power points. Electric wall mounted panelled
radiator.

En-Suite Shower Room Having fully tiled ceramic floor and walls. Built in low level w.c. with side cabinets. Vanity unit in
cabinet. The shower cubicle has an Aterna plumbed shower. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail. Electric ventilation.
Four down lighters.

Guest Apartment 2
Situated on the ground floor
Approached from the garden through a glazed UPVC door into:
Lounge / Kitchen 15’10” X 9’4” The lounge / dining area leads straight into the kitchen fitted with a modern range of floor and wall cabinets with “L’ shaped granite working surface. Fittings include an inset stainless steel sink unit. Built in oven. Ceramic hob with stainless steel extractor hood. Integrated refrigerator and separate freezer. Integral washing machine. Thirteen power points. Six down lighters. Window overlooking the garden.

Bedroom 10’8” X 8’4” At present a double room with window to front elevation. Wall mounted electric heater. Built in
shelving. Seven power points.

En-Suite Shower Room Built in low level w.c. Vanity wash hand basin with feature mirror light over. The shower unit is
an Aterna built in shower. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail. Electric ventilation.

Bedroom 11’0” X 10’6” At present a twin room with double glazed window and door leading to front garden path. Wall
mounted electric radiator. Eleven power points

En-Suite Shower Room
Built in low level w.c. Vanity wash hand basin with feature mirror light over. The shower unit is
an Aterna built in shower. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail. Electric ventilation.

Outside
There is a small sitting area on the pathway leading to the flat.

Owners Suite
Situated on the ground floor and approached from the inner hallway. A private door leads directly into:

Study / Dining Area 9’5” X 7’8” One wall is fitted with floor to ceiling built in cabinets and direct access leads straight
into:
Lounge 11’8” X 10’6” Having a double glazed sliding door to the rear garden. A large Velux window. Three wall lights.
Nine power points in total.

Approached from the rear garden via its own separate private front door is:

Apartment 3
(Staff accommodation)
Approached from the rear garden.
Small Hall leads passed:

En-Suite Shower Room Having fully tiled floor and walls. Shower cubicle is fitted with Aterna plumbed in shower unit.
Low level w.c. Pedestal wash hand basin. Wall mounted electric heated towel rail. Electric ventilation. Ceiling spot lamp.

Bedroom 10’2” X 8’4” Having two Velux windows. Wall mounted electric panelled radiator. Eighteen power points (to the bedroom and kitchen)

Galley Kitchen 8’2” X 6’0” Views from the front window across Porthcressa Bay. Modern built in floor and matching wall cabinets with wood block working surface. Fittings include an inset single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Built in oven. Four ring ceramic hob. Integrated refrigerator and freezer. Six recessed spot lights.

Approached via steps near the kitchen door is the:
Laundry Room / Store At present plumbed with two washing machines and having two tumble dryers and two large chest freezers. Plus an area with fitted shelving for food storage.

Outside

The gardens to the front and rear are stocked with many varieties of flowering shrubs, trees including palms. The gardens are built into the hill and therefore are connected on various levels by steps and pathways which lead passed raised areas, decked patio and storage spaces. In the garden there is an aviary and attached timber bird house together with two additional timber sheds.

FURNISHINGS: All furniture, furnishing sand fittings (with the exception of those in the owners accommodation) are included in the sale.

SERVICES: Mains electricity, drainage and water are connected.

ASSESSMENTS: For the purposes of Council Property Tax, the Owner’s accommodation is designated in Band ‘C’ in the
Valuation List, producing a charge of £1144.13 for the year 2016/2017. The Guest House is assessed to a commercial rateable value 0f £8200 for the year 2015/2016. The charge is assessed at either 48.5p or 48.1p in the £ depending upon the level of rateable value and the Owner’s qualification for business rates relief. Water is charged by meter.

THE BUSINESS: The current Owner has successfully run Santa Maria for the last fourteen years and overseen all the
refurbishments taken place. In 2011, upon reaching retirement age, the Vendor deliberately chose to operate below the VAT threshold which was achieved by reducing the trading season to 24 weeks and reducing down to offering bed and breakfast only from the half board service. Obviously an intending purchaser can easily increase this to full potential income by increasing the trading season back to 32 weeks, reintroducing half board service and opening in off peak times e.g. Christmas period.

The current tariff for the en-suite guest rooms is £49.00 per person per night; Apartment 1 is £780 per week and Apartment 2 is £960 per week.

The Guest House currently holds a 4 star Visit Britain rating and the two self catering apartments have a 4 Star Gold Award Visit Britain rating.

Planning consent was given in 2011 to convert the property into 6 apartments under Full Plans Approval Notice dated 20th September 2011 Reference B-11-016






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epc Sally Port, St Mary's,
Isles of Scilly. TR21 0JE



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