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2 bedroom flat for sale

17 Riverside House Ripon HG4 1AZ

Under Offer £145,000

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An excellent, two bedroom apartment located on the front of Riverside House which is designed for 55’s plus and independent living. No 17 enjoys a lovely view over the picturesque River Skell and the communal gardens and is conveniently situated approx 500 yards from Ripon’s historic centre.
No 17 is of the “Bishop” design and situated on the sought-after first floor of the house and was one of the first to be occupied. The apartment now offers scope to update the kitchen and bathroom to maximise its full potential. The accommodation briefly comprises: Communal Entrance/Reception Hall on the ground floor, personal Reception Hall, Lounge/Diner with feature fireplace, fitted Kitchen, two Bedrooms and house Bathroom.
Other advantages include fitted wardrobe in main Bedroom, uPVC sealed unit double glazed windows and French doors to “Juliet” balcony, electric nigh storage/convector heating, video entry system and house Manager.
Ripon is one of the smallest City’s in England with a central Market Place surrounded by shops, banks, building societies, coffee shops, and restaurants. The library, post office and local community hospital are also conveniently located. There is a regular bus service to Harrogate and Harrogate Borough Council operates concessions for the retired. The apartments are sold on a 125 year lease (from 1993 approx 102 years remaining). Relatives may purchase along with father/mother – over 55 must be named on the lease – Deed of Covenant required. There is a laundry room on the first floor for the sole use of the residents’ and there is a comfortable, resident’s lounge on the ground floor overlooking the communal gardens and the picturesque, River Skell.


Communal Entrance Hall: Intercom/door entry for all the apartments. Stairs and lift to all the upper floors. Resident’s lounge. Cloaks/WC and house Manager’s office.


Personal Reception Hall: Via panelled entrance door with brass furniture. Ceiling coving. Two built in cupboards, one housing hot water tank and linen shelf and the other offering useful storage (Power connected). Wall mounted night storage heater.

Lounge/Diner: French doors with glazed lights and side windows enjoying the lovely view of the River and modern Bridge. Ceiling coving. Central feature fireplace with White, Adam style surround, marble insert and hearth housing coal effect, electric fire. Twin TV point. Telephone point. Wall mounted night storage heater.

Fitted Kitchen: A range of Beige coloured kitchen units with decorative line are fitted at floor and wall heights with laminate working surfaces and inset, stainless steel sink. Concealed lighting under wall units. Contrasting ceramic wall tiles to working areas with patterned inserts. Built in electric oven with four range hob and extractor over. Wall mounted convector heater.

Bedroom 1: Window to the front, again enjoying the lovely outlook. Built in double, “mirror fronted” wardrobe providing hanging space and shelf. T V point. Wall mounted night storage heater.

Bedroom 2: Window to the front elevation. Ceiling coving. Wall mounted convector heater.

Bathroom: Three piece Whisper Beige suite comprising pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and panelled bath. Chrome taps and fittings. Ceramic wall tiles with patterned border. Electric light over basin. Extractor fan. Wall mounted convector heater.

Communal Gardens: To the front of the house are beautifully maintained communal gardens, adjacent to the picturesque River Skell, together with a paved patio/seating area and summerhouse.

Please note

Agents Notes: 1. The property is Leasehold with a 125 year lease commencing 1993 (102 years remaining). Vinden Estates has a copy of a sample lease for the perusal of interested buyers. Service charge is £130 p.c.m. including building insurance etc, plus a contribution to the house sinking fund of 0.5% of the purchase price per annum, paid monthly.
There is a charge of £160 payable annually to Riverside Village.
2. The purchasers will be required to provide information, regarding the source of funding as part of the offer handling procedure.


Directions: Leaving Ripon on the A61 Harrogate Road turn left immediately after the river bridge into Barefoot Street; then left again over the second, river bridge and then left again into Williamson Close, where the main entrance to Riverside House is on the left hand side.


Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Vinden Estates on 01765 606885.

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Added on Rightmove:
19 September 2016


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