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Full Details for 4 Bedroom Detached for sale in Isles of Scilly, TR21 :
The Isles of Scilly are a stunning archipelago off the South West tip of Cornwall offering a unique way of life for islanders and visitors alike. Many people visit to escape the commotion of everyday life and the islanders are a strong and friendly community often pulling together to help each other out. Surrounded by nature, the white sands are lapped by the clear Atlantic ocean and the islands are home to many species. The temperate climate encourages a host of flora and fauna to grow and the lush plantlife is more akin to the Mediterranean than the UK. There is much to do on St Marys with it's small but bustling community and the good selection of cafes, restaurants, hotels, banks and shops. You'll also find plenty of galleries, pubs, workshops and a fleet of launches to take you to the other islands. Facilities include a golf course, airport and hospital. St Mary's is the largest of the islands at two and a half miles by one and three-quarter miles. Nine miles of narrow roads link the island and are ideal for walking and cycling. There are fascinating walks and spectacular views, a megalithic village and a heritage centre, sports facilities and safe bathing beaches.
Garrison House - Garrison House
Set prominently within the garrison walls on the approach to Star Castle, Garrison House has panoramic views over St Marys, the quay, Town Beach and Tresco as well as the smaller uninhabited off islands. With it's sub tropical garden and sun terraces the location is virtually unbeatable anywhere on the island.The current four bedroom Grade II listed detached home was re-configured from what was previously five bedrooms, Garrison House was built in the 1700's and is thought to have originally been a store, cart shed and stables for Star Castle.At one time it was used as an infantry barracks and in the late 19th century became home to the coastguards and their families. The current owners bought the house in 1999 and have since extensively renovated it to provide a high standard of guest facilities as well as their own family home. Lovingly and skilfully refurbished over the last 14 years this home is packed with historic and interesting features. In true island style, items have been salvaged from wrecks over the years - the stairs in the apartment were built from Iroko wood raised up by divers from the wreck of the Fantee just off Sevenstones in 1949. More recently, in 1997 the MV Cita ran aground just off the islands, amongst the many items washed up were timber doors and these were swiftly found a new home and installed in Garrison House!
A Lifestyle Home With an Income
Garrison House currently boasts a highly sought after 4 star Gold Award ETB rating - testament to the high quality accommodation on offer. Potential purchasers may be reassured to know that this property is already booked for 38 weeks this year and yields a good income. Full details will be made available to prospective purchasers. The on going business package is available by separate negotiation.
Opportunities like this don't come up very often at all, a most fabulous home, with income, in one of the most stunning locations in the UK. There is a thriving community on the islands with excellent school and medical facilities. The islanders all help each other and it's a way of life most of us can only dream of. An idyllic lifestyle whether for retirement, raising a family or simply a whole new way of living.
The Duchy of Cornwall
Like many properties on the Isles of Scilly, Garrison House is available on a leasehold from the Duchy of Cornwall. Prospective purchasers should call us to find out more about the lease and the ground rent.
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