White Horses is a wonderful house on the main island of St Mary’s in the Isles of Scilly. The property was built 50 years ago as part of a very select development of the Garrison overlooking Hugh Town, which was constructed in the 16th century as a precaution against attacks from Spain, pirates and privateers. The small amount of development which has taken place is protected by the Duchy of Cornwall, who are the freeholders of the land.
The property itself was architect-designed and has been subsequently improved and extended over the years. Many of the rooms enjoy sea views including the very large sitting room which also has a working fireplace. The dining hall provides access to the ground floor master bedroom as well as providing access out to the garden and stairs to the first floor. The ground floor also has a fourth bedroom/study.
Upstairs are two further bedrooms one which has an adjacent dressing room, the other has a wonderful balcony from where there are far-reaching views of Bryher and Tresco.
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Outside the plot extends to around a third of an acre and with a large terraced seating area and lawned gardens; on the other side of the house is another terrace with pergola, pond and a path leading down to a greenhouse.
White Horses is located on St Mary’s, the largest of the Isles of Scilly and the main economic centre. As such its facilities are as you would expect in any main town including shops, hotels, schools and banks. St Marys itself has many beautiful beaches and coves and the island’s historic past isevident throughout. Penzance is around 20 minutes by helicopter from the heliport.
The guide price is £900,000. For further information please contact Knight Frank on 01392 423 111 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.
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