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2 bedroom apartment for sale

Black Friars Court, Black Friars, Chester

Offers Over £215,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Ground Floor Apartment
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Secure Parking
  • Attractive Garden
  • Conservation Area Location

Full description

A TWO BEDROOM GROUND FLOOR apartment forming park of a well known conversion/extension of a GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN BUILDING with the benefit of SECURE PARKING, an ATTRACTIVE GARDEN and a sought after conservation area location WITHIN THE CITY WALLS OF CHESTER.

A TWO BEDROOM GROUND FLOOR apartment forming park of a well known conversion/extension of a GRADE II LISTED GEORGIAN BUILDING with the benefit of SECURE PARKING, an ATTRACTIVE GARDEN and a sought after conservation area location WITHIN THE CITY WALLS OF CHESTER.

L Shaped Private Entrance Hall - 15'2" x 2'9": main section plus 7'11" x 2'9" (4.62 - This private entrance hall is accessed directly from the gated communal parking area thus negating the need for access via a communal hallway. Within the L shaped private entrance hall there is an intercom entry telephone, radiator and boiler cupboard housing the insulated and electrically heated hot water tank, cold water tank, central heating control timer and the electric central heating system.

Brief Description - Originally known as Roodee Lodge and then as 24 Black Friars after ownership by the Cunnah family, the property was subsequently extended and converted in the 1970's to create 11 apartments, and in the summer of 1974, the name of the property was finally changed to Black Friars Court. Number 7 forms part of the 1970's extension to the original building and has the particular benefit of an attractively hard landscaped garden overlooking the grounds to The Architect, formerly St Martin's Lodge and also with aspects towards the Chester Racecourse. The Conservation Area location of the property within the City Walls is also particularly sought after and especially convenient for the wide array of cultural, historic, educational, recreational, retail and employment facilities within and around the Roman city of Chester. Excellent links to the wider North West road communications network are also available nearby as well as fast and efficient mainline railway services to London and other significant areas of the country from the Chester General Station. The property itself has the benefit of double glazed windows, connections to all mains services, an electric hot water heating system and an electric (wet radiator) central heating system as well as parking within a communal gated parking area and the following private accommodation which is described in more detail below.

Sitting/Dining Room - 18'7" x 11'8" (5.66m x 3.56m) - With double glazed sliding patio doors and picture windows overlooking and leading to the low walled and hard landscaped garden and beyond, over the gardens of The Architect/St Martin's Lodge and also towards the impressive HQ building and the historic Chester Racecourse. This room also has the benefit of a double radiator, telephone point, television point and central heating thermostat control.

Kitchen - 8'8" x 6'9" (2.64m x 2.06m) - With contemporary grained range of wall units, floor cupboards and drawers with granite effect work surfaces, tiled splashbacks, Chinese slate tile style flooring, radiator, one and a half bowl stainless steel single drainer sink unit with chromium mixer tap, four ring gas hob with hood above, electricity RCD/circuit breaker control panel and points and space for a washing machine, refrigerator, freezer and microwave oven/combi oven.

Bedroom One - 12'9" x 8'5" (3.89m x 2.57m) - With radiator, dual aspect windows, telephone point and fitted range of wardrobes, bedside cabinets and a drawered section.

Bedroom Two - 12'0" x 8'4" (3.66m x 2.54m) - With radiator, fitted wardrobe/storage cupboards with adjacent drawered section and superb aspects over the lower walled garden towards the gardens of The Architect/St Martin's Lodge, the HQ building and to the right over the Chester Racecourse.

Shower Room - 6'11" x 5'4" (2.11m x 1.63m) - With tastefully refitted white suite having chromium fittings comprising oversized quadrant corner shower cubicle with fitted electric shower unit, cabinet wash hand basin with storage cabinet beneath and adjacent hidden cistern WC, shaver point, tiled walls, tiled flooring and a heated chromium ladder style towel rail/radiator.

Outside - A particular feature of this apartment is the attractively hard landscaped and low walled garden which is laid to flagged sections with well stocked rockery style borders, having a wealth of shrubs, plants, flowers and evergreens. This extends along the rear of the property and widens out to the east end of the building. The hard landscaped garden takes full advantage of the very attractive aspects over the gardens to The Architect/St Martin's Lodge as well as the HQ and the historic Chester Racecourse as well as incorporating an open fronted Loggia as described below.

Loggia - 18'7" x 3'7" (5.66m x 1.09m) - With tiled surface and open aspect.

Parking - The property has the distinct benefit of an unallocated parking space within a secure gated parking area with remote controlled sliding access gate leading from Black Friars.

Tenure - The property is of Leasehold Tenure for a 999 year term dating from 8th May 1974. This Lease is subject to a Peppercorn ground rent and a variable service charge in respect of items of communal expense and maintenance, currently set at £150 per quarter. Prospective purchasers should also note that Black Friars Court is managed by Black Friars (Chester) Management Company Ltd, of which there are 11 Directors and 11 Shareholders and upon completion, one of these 11 Shares will be transferred to the eventual purchaser who will also be appointed as a Director of the management company.

Directions - On foot from the Agent's office, proceed up Lower Bridge Street, crossing the Falcon crossroads and then bearing left into the cobbled street of White Friars, immediately prior to Cafe Nero. Continue to the end of White Friars and proceed for a further distance, crossing the inner ring road and then bearing left for a very short distance and then right into Black Friars itself. Continue along Black Friars towards the Racecourse almost to the end, after which the gated vehicular and pedestrian entrance to Black Friars Court will be observed on the left hand side.

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