"No 5" is one of six apartments located in Roebuck Villas, the first building on the right within the eastern (Tinner's Walk/St Smithwick Way) entrance to Port Pendennis.

 

Entry: The gates to Port Pendennis are opened either with a swipe card or by remote trigger. Guests are provided with a swipe card during their stay, and are provided with detailed directions for gaining entry for their initial visit. Further detailed directions for obtaining keys for the building and the apartment itself are likewise provided pre-arrival. Roebuck Villas has two apartments on each of three floors. "No 5" is one flight of stairs up in the carpeted, well-maintained communal area. After dark, time-controlled lighting in the communal area must be activated by a button to the left of the front entrance or by the top of the stairs on the second floor.

 

Parking: Secure parking is available on a first-come basis near the Roebuck Villas entrance.

 

General: "No 5" has thermostat-controlled central heating, with a gas boiler that supplies hot water on demand. A telephone with answering machine and free UK landline calls is available for the use of guests, and there is highspeed wifi reception throughout the flat. The televisions receive Freeview channels.

 

Hallway: A large hallway leads to the living room and kitchen on the left, the bathroom ahead, and the bedroom and the study on the right. A woollen rug runs much the length of the tiled floor of the hallway. There are coat hooks and key hooks to the left of the front door as one enters, and a radiator cover provides a small shelf. Important information for guests will be found on and in the console table at the end of the hallway. Above the table a video screen with telephone can be used to view the security camera at the door and give entry to visitors.

 

Living room: The spacious (5m x 3.5m) living room with wood floors has a overlooks the Port Pendennis marina through french doors leading onto a balcony. Interior french doors (generally left open) lead from the living room to a dining room. The room is furnished with a comfortable white leather corner sofa can seat at least four people, an ornamental woollen rug, and a reclining chair and stool. A large glass coffee table sits in front of the sofa, and there are plexiglass end tables by the chair and the sides of the sofa. Lights over both the sofa and the chair are excellent for reading. A tiered glass corner stand holds a 42" television, a DVD player and an iPad/iPhone docking station with radio. An adjustable electric fire can provide a realistic illusion of flame even when no heat is turned on. Vertical blinds may be closed if the afternoon and evening sun is too hot. The spacious (5m x 3.5m) living room with wood floors has a overlooks the Port Pendennis marina through french doors leading onto a balcony. Interior french doors (generally left open) lead from the living room to a dining room. The room is furnished with a comfortable white leather corner sofa can seat at least four people, an ornamental woollen rug, and a reclining chair and stool. A large glass coffee table sits in front of the sofa, and there are plexiglass end tables by the chair and the sides of the sofa. Lights over both the sofa and the chair are excellent for reading. A tiered glass corner stand holds a 42" television, a DVD player and an iPad/iPhone docking station with radio. An adjustable electric fire can provide a realistic illusion of flame even when no heat is turned on. Vertical blinds may be closed if the afternoon and evening sun is too hot.

 

Kitchen: The second door the left off the hallway leads into a large, well-designed modern kitchen with a tiled floor, separated from the dining room by a wide granite counter which is continued around the kitchen surfaces. Integrated into the kitchen cabinetry are a refrigerator, a separate freezer, an AEG washer/dryer, a large dishwasher, an induction hob and a double oven; a combination microwave/oven, as well as a toaster and kettle are on the kitchen counter. Place servings for eight are included, and the kitchen is extremely well-equipped for cooking and entertaining. The kitchen overlooks the marina through the dining room windows; a window above the kitchen sink looks out towards the wharf and the RNLI Lifeboat slipway.

 

Dining room: The open-plan dining room contains a glass table and six comfortable plexiglass chairs, all from John Lewis. Like the living room, the floor of the dining room is wood; there is a designer woollen carpet beneath the table. Two side windows which open and a large central window overlook the marina; vertical blinds may be drawn if the afternoon and evening sun is hot. A large print from a painting by Richard Pearce of the Isles of Scilly and an ornamental clock add striking accents to the room. Mounted on the wall is a TV/DVD which can be watched from the kitchen.

 

Bedroom: The "white marble" tiles from the hallway continue into the spacious (4m x 3.5m) bedroom. Here a kingsize divan bed sports a deep, exceptionally comfortable mattress with a boxed headboard and bedside tables with lamps on both sides, and a stool offers a place to sit while dressing. On one side of the bed is a telephone with answering machine and on the other a clock-radio with an iPod/iPhone docking station. The wall opposite the bed is fitted with a bespoke floor-to-ceiling unit consisting of three wardrobes, a shelving unit, and a dressing table with drawers as well as additional storage space, and a recessed space housing a 32" TV and a DVD player. The small original wardrobe in the room is used for owner storage. A three sided window, covered with horizontal wooden blinds, is set in a deep window ledge topped with natural slate. The bedroom, which gets morning light, is exceptionally fresh and light, with splashes of colour provided by prints of flowers. In winter, pipes running to the room's radiator keep the floor warm.

 

Study: The second bedroom, also tiled, has been converted into a study with high-quality modular shelves and furniture providing excellent working surfaces. The room also contains a reclining chair with reading lamp, a comfortable leather sofabed and a wardrobe, as well as a colourful floor rug. French doors lead to a balcony overlooking the harbour and a small, attractive garden by the side of the building. A small TV/DVD is located in the recess of the corner desk and shelves contain a selection of books and DVDs, as well as a few games.

 

Bathroom: A large bathroom, opening from the end of the hallway, contains a full bath with an excellent Moen shower unit, a heated towel rail and two sizeable cupboards either side of the basin, one of which is reserved for owner storage. The airing cupboard is also used for owner and housekeeping storage and is locked. A laundry basket and a retractable clothes line are supplied, and a window in the bathroom opens to provide good ventilation in warm weather.