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1 bedroom apartment for sale

5 Westmorland House, Bowness On Windermere, Cumbria, LA23 3BJ

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Property Description

Key features

  • Studio Apartment
  • Central location
  • Lake and Fell Views
  • Ideal 1st Time Buyer Property

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Description: A substantial and impressive Lakeland stone building with private entrance to the rear.

No 5 is located on the third floor being the penthouse flat with excellent views of Lake Windermere, Claife Heights and Langdales beyond.

The property has a local occupancy restriction of

The dwelling houses hereby permitted shall not be occupied otherwise than by a Person with a Local Connection as his or her Only or Principal Home, or the widow or widower of such a person, and any dependents of such a person living with him or her.

The Occupant will supply to the Local Planning Authority (within 14 days of the Local Planning Authority's written request so to do) such information as the Authority may reasonably require in order to determine whether this condition is being observed.

In this condition the following definitions apply:
'Person with a Local Connection' means an individual who before taking up occupation of the dwelling satisfies one of the following conditions:

(1) The person has been in continuous employment in the Locality defined for at least the last nine months and for a minimum of 16 hours per week immediately prior to occupation; or

(2) The person needs to live in the Locality defined because they need substantial care from a relative who lives in the Locality defined, or because they need to provide substantial care to a relative who lives in the Locality defined. Substantial care means that identified as required by a medical doctor or relevant statutory support agency; or

(3) The person has been continuously resident in the locality defined for three years immediately prior to: a) Needing another dwelling resulting from changes to their household, including circumstances such as getting married, divorced, having children, or downsizing. b) Undertaking full-time post-secondary education or skills training and is returning to the locality defined within 12 months of its completion, or c) being admitted to hospital, residential care or sentenced to prison, and are returning to the locality defined within 12 months of their discharge/release, or

(4) The person is a person who - a) Is serving in the regular forces or who has served in the regular forces within five years prior to occupation; b) Has recently ceased, or will cease to be entitled, to reside in accommodation provided by the Ministry of Defence following the death of that person's spouse or civil partner where - i. The spouse or civil partner has served in the regular forces; and ii. Their death was attributable (wholly or partly) to that service; or c) Is serving or has served in the reserve forces and who is suffering from a serious injury, illness or disability which is attributable (wholly or partly) to that service

'Locality' shall mean the administrative areas of the Parishes of: Broughton East; Cartmel Fell; Crook; Crosthwaite and Lyth; Helsington; Hugill; Kentmere; Lakes; Longsleddale; Nether Staveley; Over Staveley; Skelwith; Staveley in Cartmel; Underbarrow and Bradleyfield; Upper Allithwaite; Windermere; Witherslack; Meathop and Ulpha; and those parts of the Parishes of Fawcett Forest; Strickland Ketel; Strickland Roger; and Whitwell and Selside which lie within the administrative area of the Lake District National Park.

An 'Only or Principal Home' is a dwelling house which is occupied continuously for a minimum period of six months in every twelve month period. For the avoidance of doubt the dwelling shall not be occupied as a second home or for holiday letting accommodation.

The obligations contained in this condition shall not be binding or enforceable against any mortgagee or any receiver appointed by such a mortgagee, or any person deriving title through such a mortgagee or receiver provided always that a successor in title of such a person will be bound by the obligations contained in this condition.

REASON: To ensure that the resulting accommodation is occupied by persons with a defined local need in order to comply with Lake District National Park Core Strategy (Local Plan Part One) Policy CS18 and the accompanying Housing Provisions: Supplementary Planning Document. The provisions relating to armed forces personnel are in accordance with the Allocation of Housing (Qualification Criteria for Armed Forces) (England) Regulations 2012.

This is a far more inclusive condition than the original occupancy clause enabling considerably more eligible purchasers. 

Location: Located in central Bowness with access off Lake Road between the newsagents and Fat Olives Restaurant. The location is therefore most convenient to all amenities. 

Accommodation: (with approximate measurements)  

Entrance door leads to  

Studio Room 30' 11" x 14' 0 overall" (9.42m x 4.27m) With part carpet/wooden flooring, double glazed bay window with views of Lake Windermere and the fells beyond. Dimplex night storage heater, smoke alarm, built-in cupboard. 

Kitchen Area Part tiled with wall and base units, Plinth fan heater, Zanussi cooker with electric hob and Ignis extractor fan over. Stainless steel sink unit, space for fridge/freezer.  

Bedroom Area With part tiled Mira Zest shower with extractor fan. Cupboard, 2 velux windows. TV point and plumbing for washing machine/dryer.  

Separate WC WC, sink with extractor. Loft Hatch. 

Outside: Small rear yard. 

Services: Mains water, drainage and electricity. 

Tenure: Long Leasehold - 999 year lease from 2005 with nominal ground rent. A Management Company is in formation to deal with the upkeep of the main building structure, communal areas etc. No. 5 will be expected to pay a fair proportion of this maintenance cost. The property is subject to a local occupancy condition whereby it must be the occupants main or principle residence plus other qualifying criteria. The Westmorland House Residents Association have now taken over the managing the care and maintenance of the building and it's shared systems and services. This means the 5 resident owners all have a 20% share in the Association and a say in how the building is maintained. 

Council Tax: South Lakeland District Council - Band A 

Viewings: Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh, Windermere Office. 

Energy Performance Certificate: The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices. 

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
26 July 2015


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