Harbour lights, St Martins, Scilly
£595,000 ono

Status: Available
Tenure: Leasehold

A beautiful garden - a view to die for and an immaculately maintained bungalow. Idyllically situated on the island of St. Martin’s, one of the so called off islands of the Isles of Scilly.

The island has a resident population of less that 120 people and is a quiet island with plenty of open space outside the three settlements and landing quays at Higher Town, Middle Town and Lower Town. It has fine beaches of white sand which have recently been acclaimed as being rated amongst the best in the world.

The island has a thriving small community served by a five star hotel, a public house and a newly built community centre incorporating a fitness room, a badminton court and meeting rooms. There is also a sub post office, general store, craft, bakery, greengrocer together with a primary school and Church of England and Methodist churches.

Harbour lights is aptly named, situated on a gently sloping site facing south east with 180 degree views across the adjoining woodland looking over Higher Town bay and the quay to the more distant Eastern Isles and the island of St. Mary’s.

The bungalow was built in 1953 of cavity wall construction with a slated roof. Over more recent years the property has
been extensively altered and improved and now offers a purchaser a very comfortable and extremely well maintained
family home.

A stable door with part glazing gives access into:
Hall 6’0” X 5’2” With provision for coat hanging.
Off the hall is:
Laundry Room 5’6” X 5’2” Having a Karndean tiled floor and part tiled walls and fitted with a stainless steel sink
unit, floor cabinet and two matching single wall cabinets. Melamine covered working surface. Bosch Classic XX 1200
washing machine. wall shelving. Three branch spot light fitting

From the outer hall an Inner Hall runs the entire length of the bungalow and has a Karndean parquet effect tiled floor
and power point. Built in store cupboard. Built in airing cupboard housing the factory lagged hot water cylinder with
twin immersion heaters and fitted shelving. walk in Pantry / store room with wide tiled shelf and additional wall shelving and housing the consumer units and the timers for immersion heaters.

The hallway leads to:
Bedroom 1 14’8” X 11’3” With dual aspect windows and sea views. Two built in wardrobes. Wall mounted electric convector radiator. Six power points.

Bedroom 2 11’6” X 10’6” With the same sea views and fitted with a wall mounted electric convector radiator. Six power points.

Bedroom 3 11’6” X 8’5” maximum (6’0” minimum) Again with sea views. Fitted with a wall mounted electric convector radiator. Seven power points. Telephone point.

Bathroom 9’4” (plus door recess) X 5’0” Having a Karndean tiled floor in a pebble effect. Part wall tiling and fitted with a
panelled bath having a built in shower and folding glass screen. Low level w.c.. Vanity unit with inset basin and cupboards under whilst above is a wall mirror and combined shelf and fluorescent light including an electric shaver socket. Four recessed ceiling spot lamp fittings. Wall mounted heated towel rail. There is a loft access by aluminium ladder which has electric light and is used for storage purposes.

Second Separate Toilet

Lounge 12’0” X 11’10” Having an electric night storage radiator. Glazed door to garden patio. Six power points.
Television socket. Telephone point. Dimmer switch controlling the central light. NB we think it is possible that the existing
fireplace which has been blocked off could be reused if required.

Kitchen / Dining Room 14’8” X 12’9” plus the bay extension measuring 7’9” X 3’2” A feature of this room is the archway which frames the double glazed sliding patio door and window through which are uninterrupted views across
the surrounding garden and woodland to the bay, the harbour and the Eastern Isles beyond. Immediately outside the door is a raised patio with retracting sun blind. A multi fuel stove is set into a slate tiled recess with matching raised hearth, the stove also provides hot water via an integral back boiler. Wall mounted electric convector radiator.
The kitchen area is fully fitted on two walls with bespoke solid pine base and matching wall units. The base units having Iroko working surfaces. Fittings include a one and half bowl inset sink. Belling Format double oven with four ring
ceramic hob with stainless steel extractor, externally vented, fan above. Bosch Classic XX dishwasher. Bosch Excel

Outside As previously mentioned the position of this bungalow and its gardens have to be seen to be appreciated. You cannot see the bungalow from the approaching roadway as it is approached through a five bar farm gate and is shielded by the thoughtfully planted trees and sub tropical shrubberies. There is a lawned approach through an archway of pittosporum and escallonia which then leads on to the bungalow sited on a gently sloping garden laid predominantly to lawn and bounded by its shrubs, fences and granite walls.

There is a small garden store shed and an aluminium greenhouse. The land extends to approximately one third of an acre.

The present owners have recently given up the tenancy of a small area of woodland on the south eastern boundary but it is probable that this land could be regained from The Duchy of Cornwall by a purchaser at a nominal annual rental if desired.

For a few years the Vendors have moved out of the bungalow and have let it as a holiday let during the summer months which produces a most useful income. In this context included in the sale and tucked away in a corner of the garden is a:
Workshop / Garage / Stable Block 35’0” X 13’6” Of concrete block construction with a corrugated sheeted single
pitched roof. This has a completely separate pedestrian and vehicular access from the west. These outbuildings present an ideal opportunity for conversion to holiday accommodation subject to the necessary permissions.

FURNISHINGS FIXTURES & FITTINGS The majority of furniture, carpets and curtains together with light fittings etc. can be taken to by an intending purchaser if desired at a price to be agreed.

SERVICES: We are advised that mains electricity and telephone are connected to the property. There is a license for water supply and this is obtained from a bore well situated near the property named Breakaway. The bore well serves six households. Harbour Lights has a one sixth share and has a license to pump for one day per week on Mondays. In addition rainwater is also collected from the roof and topped up from the well when needed during the summer into a 3000 gallon concrete tank. Drainage is to a private septic tank. NB Superfast broadband is connected.

ASSESSMENTS: For the purposes of Council Property Tax, this property is designated in Band ‘E’ in the Valuation
List, producing a charge of £1516.79 for the year 2015/2016

TENURE: The property is held from The Duchy of Cornwall under an assignable sixty year lease from September
1993. The terms of the lease state that the property should be occupied only as a principle private residence and office
occupied by the lessee and not a second or holiday home or guest house. However, it is possible that by negotiation with
The Duchy of Cornwall a license may be granted for varying usage. Commencing rental was £900 per annum increased to £1000 in 1998 and increased to £1,400 in 2006. The next revision is on the 29th September 2016 and shall be assessed as a ground rent disregarding any buildings on the property. Reviews will then take place every ten years on the same basis.

PRICE: £ 595,000 or nearest offer

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Harbour Lights, Higher Town, St Martin's, Isles of Scilly. TR25 0QL

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