Santa Maria

Sally Port, St Mary's, Isles of Scilly TR21 0JE This property is currently on show Web Reference: PROP68
  • Property size 1000 sq ft
  • Property size 0 Garage
  • Property size 5 Bedrooms
  • Property size 5 Baths
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A thoroughly refurbished and re-modelled leisure business located on the beautiful and scenic Isles of Scilly. 5 En-Suite guest bedrooms and 2 recently completed two bedroomed apartments. A ground floor private owners suite, a staff apartment, guest lounge, dining room and equipped kitchen. Stunning views over Porthcressa Bay and over St. Mary’s pool towards St. Martins and the other off islands. Genuine lifestyle opportunity available due to retirement planning.


We are advised that the Santa Maria was built over 50 years ago as purpose built guest accommodation which in recent years has been refurbished and re-modelled by our clients to offer its current configuration to a high standard.
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.
In all, this spacious and well proportioned leisure property includes 5 ensuite guest bedrooms, a two bedroom ground floor apartment, a two bedroom second floor apartment taking in the stunning sea and island views,
a ground floor owners suite and by separate access a recently completed 1 bedroom staff apartment which could alternatively be utilised for letting purposes also.
The premises also have the benefit of planning consent to convert into 6 apartments under Full Plans Approval Notice dated 20th September 2011 Reference B-11-016.


The Santa Maria is located in Sally Port on St Mary’s, between the beautiful Porthcressa Beach and the Garrison Walk. The guest house and apartments are conveniently located for all the amenities of Hugh Town, both Porthcressa and Town beaches, with good access to the harbourside and quay where launches provide access to the off islands and general pleasure trips. St. Mary’s is the administrative centre of the Isles of Scilly which benefits from yearround transport links with the mainland, via air and sea. The business enjoys a slightly elevated position in Sally Port, enjoying stunning views over Porthcressa Bay, across Hugh Town, over St. Mary’s pool towards St. Martin’s and the other off islands.


The current owners who now wish to retire have successfully run the Santa Maria for the last 11 years and have overseen the refurbishment and improvement works.
In 2011, upon reaching retirement age, our client deliberately chose to operate just under the VAT threshold which was achieved by reducing the trading season and no longer offering a half-board service.
Obviously more commercially minded operators wishing to achieve full income potential could enhance current sales by increasing the current trading period from 24 weeks to 32 weeks, reintroducing dinners and opening during certain times of the ‘off season’ to cater for contractors and the Christmas period.
The current tariff for the en-suite guest bedrooms is £46.50 per person per night, the second floor apartment is £900 per week and the ground floor apartment is £750 per week.



GUEST LOUNGE (4.59m x 0.31m)
A well proportioned public room with double glazed windows to front and side elevations taking in some sea views. Wall mounted electric heater.

DINING ROOM (5.12m x 4.54m)
A pleasant 18 cover dual aspect reception room with windows to front and side elevations again taking in sea views.

KITCHEN (5.83m x 2.96m)
An equipped kitchen including a range of fitted cupboards and drawers at base and eye level. Window to rear and door to side.

Located on the ground floor.

STUDY/DINING AREA (2.36m x 2.87m)
A range of built-in cupboards.

LOUNGE (3.56m x 3.22m)
Double glazed door to rear garden. Velux window.

BEDROOM (2.98m x 3.24m)
Double glazed window to rear elevation.


Panelled bath with shower mixer tap, wash hand basin and low level wc.

APARTMENT 1 (Second Floor)

LOUNGE (3.94m x 3.45m)
Two windows taking in the stunning sea and island views. Electric heater.

An L-shaped granite topped work surface with inset stainless steel sink unit and a range of cupboards. Oven, hob and extractor fan, fridge/freezer, window overlooking the rear garden.

BEDROOM 1 (DOUBLE) (4.16m x 3.43m)
Double glazed window taking in the stunning views. Electric heater, ensuite shower room/WC.

BEDROOM 2 (TWIN) (2.84m x 3.2m)
Double glazed window taking in views over the rear garden. Ensuite shower/WC.

APARTMENT 2 (Ground Floor)

LIVING ROOM (4.84m x 2.85m)
Electric heater. Double glazed window and door to front elevation. The reception room includes a kitchenette with L-shaped granite top work surface, a range of cupboards, oven, hob and extractor fan.

BEDROOM 1 (DOUBLE) (3.26m x 2.56m)
Electric heater. Window to front elevation. Ensuite shower/WC.

BEDROOM 2 (TWIN) (3.36m x 3.22m)
Double glazed window and door to front elevation. Ensuite shower/WC.

This apartment is currently utilised by staff and has independent access.

KITCHEN (2.51m x 1.83m)
Double glazed window enjoying views to Porthcressa beach. L-shaped work surface with inset oven and hob, stainless steel sink units. A range of cupboards and drawers.

BEDROOM (TWIN) (3.11m x 2.55m)
Two Velux windows. Shower/WC, double shower cubicle, low level wc and wash hand basin.



BEDROOM 1 (DOUBLE) (3.92m x 3.01m maximum)
Electric heater. Window to rear. Ensuite shower/WC.


BEDROOM 2 (FAMILY) (4.88m x 3.05m)
With double and single beds. Double glazed window to front and side elevation, taking in the sea views. Washhand basin. Ensuite shower/WC.

BEDROOM 3 (TWIN) (3.72m x 2.73m)
Double glazed. Views over Porthcressa beach. Electric heater. Ensuite shower/WC.

BEDROOM 4 (DOUBLE) (3.07m x 2.72m)
Electric heater. Double glazed window with a garden view. Ensuite shower/WC.

BEDROOM 5 (DOUBLE) (3.05m x 4.86m maximum)
Double glazed window to the rear garden aspect. Electric heater. Ensuite shower/WC.

To the rear is a stocked garden area with timber deck.

With plumbing and space for two washing machines and two tumble dryers.

Services connected to the property include mains water, electricity and drainage.

Normal fixtures and fittings associated with this type of property are included in the sale and a detailed inventory of trade fixtures and fittings will be supplied prior to exchange of contracts.

Rateable value – £5,900 (VOA website 2012 list)

Energy Performance Certificate Rating F (Certificate number 04190-0225-3630-1100-2003)


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