Substantial Victorian house with 19 units of holiday accommodation, situated close to the popular holiday destination of St Ives
Sandbank House, which has previously been run as a Bed & Breakfast, is a five bedroom, detached house dating back to 1898 with rendered elevations set beneath a slate roof. It provides light and spacious accommodation across two floors, which has been extended and refurbished by the current owners, while retaining much of the charm and character.
The kitchen/breakfast room has a central island unit, range cooker and granite worktops. There are four reception rooms which include a garden room, sitting room with wood burning stove, both of which enjoy views across the garden, together with a snug and gym. There is also a spacious hallway, study, laundry room and WC on this level.
On the first floor, there are four double bedrooms including the master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and an en suite shower room, Towan with its en suite bathroom and two further bedrooms, County and Garden which both have an en suite shower room. Stairs from the gym provide access to a fifth bedroom with an en suite shower room, providing excellent ancillary accommodation to the main house.
There is a wonderful garden to the rear of the house, which faces south and is private from the holiday accommodation. It is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees and shrubs, terraced ponds and a decked seating area with a brick pizza oven. There is a parking area to the front and access to the double garage.
In total, Sandbank Holidays consists of 19 units of accommodation, which includes two semidetached bungalows, a detached bungalow and 16 apartments, which are spilt between two buildings. The accommodation is light and spacious and the majority of units benefit from private outside space.
The exterior of the buildings have recently been clad and are set beneath a tiled roof. Two of the two bedroom apartments and one studio apartment have recently been refurbished.
The apartment block closest to the house provides seven apartments with one bedroom, a two bedroom apartment and a studio apartment (recently refurbished, together with two of the one bedroom apartments).
The second block provides seven apartments, all of which have two bedrooms. There is an additional apartment within this block which is owned by a third party. The detached bungalow is a one bedroom unit and the semidetached bungalows, one of which has recently been refurbished, both have two bedrooms.
The buildings are laid out around a central communal garden, which are mainly laid to lawn with mature trees, shrubs and flower beds and a seating area. There is also a child’s play area with a sand pit and summer house. There is ample parking for holiday makers situated close to the entrance.
Historically Sandbank Holidays has operated as a self-catered holiday letting business. However in December 2019, the business entered into a Dynamic Purchasing System Agreement with Cornwall Council to provide emergency residential accommodation. The accommodation is for people who have been made homeless and where accommodation is required at short notice.
The accommodation is provided on a short term basis to eligible people to secure accommodation for at least 6 months. These people are typically placed in emergency accommodation pending the completion of enquiries into an application to the councils housing department and pending a decision on whether there is a duty by the council to secure longer term settled accommodation.
The accommodation has been kept to a high standard and the business could be easily turned back into holiday accommodation if required.