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1 bedroom ground floor flat for sale

Willow Court, Ackender Road, Alton, Hampshire

Sold STC £157,500

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CHAIN-FREE SALE Immediately adjoining and accessing the delightful communal gardens, a 1999 built ground floor 1 double bedroom age exclusive apartment with a sunny disposition in a fine scheme within 250 yards level walk of the High Street.

1. The tenure is Leasehold. We understand from our client that the lease is for 125 years from 1st July 1999. The ground rent payable half yearly is currently £165 and the service charge payable is about £132.61 per month as at January 2016. The service charge, we gather, includes building insurance, and water and sewerage rates. 2. Please note that photographs shown may include communal facilities and scenes within the development, e.g. the residents lounge.

From the M&S Foodhall store at the South Western end of High Street, Alton, proceed away from the town on Butts Road. Turn first right before the BP garage into Ackender Road. Willow Court archway and car park is second on the right.


Residents Car Park 
Tarmacadam style finish with neighbouring floodlighting and series of standard lamps.

Communal Landscaped Gardens 
There are attractive part walled and metal fenced gardens directly adjoining the apartment, which enjoy the South Westerly aspect beside the lounge/dining room French door. The main expanse of level lawn is beside the main communal entrance door where there are colourful shrubberies, stocked and shingled borders with flowers and shrubs, ornamental trees, posted lights and tarmacadam style paths. Also brick pavioured seating area and circular raised border adjoining the main communal hall within the well tended landscaping scheme.

Reception Hall 
8' 0'' x 7' 0'' (2.44m x 2.13m) at extremes
Via panelled personal front door with spyglass. Tunstall Statesman entryphone system with automatic door release and emergency pullcord. Horstmann ElectriSaver Electronic Timer. Smoke detector. Walk-in cupboard with recessed airing space and Gledhill PulsaCoil PCR hot water system with dual immersion heaters, electric consumer unit and meter, light. From hall, glazed panelled door to:-

Lounge/Dining Room 
20' 3'' x 10' 8'' (6.17m x 3.25m) overall
Directly overlooking, adjoining and accessing attractive enclosed and part walled front communal gardens across Ackender Road to character houses and cottages opposite. Dimplex storage heater, TV, FM DAB and satellite aerial sockets, phone point (subject to connection), emergency pullcord. French door with window at side opening to paved area/communal gardens.

7' 8'' x 7' 0'' (2.34m x 2.13m)
Fitted to a subtle light flecked colour scheme with oak style trim and handles integrated with white Electrolux series of split level electric oven, electric hob unit and cooker hood with stainless steel single drainer sink inset in laminated worktop. Aspect across Ackender Road to cottages opposite. Presenting floor cupboards, top drawers, tray receptacle, retractable towel rails, and matching wall cabinets with open display/bookshelves and double pelmets. Tiled splashbacks. Space for fridge/freezer (Beco Frost Free A Class fridge/freezer may be available to be included in the sale if required), further appliance space. Dimplex wall fan heater, emergency pullcord, vinyl flooring.

Double Bedroom 
13' 8'' x 9' 1'' (4.16m x 2.77m) excluding door recess
and built-in part shelved double wardrobe with pair of mirrored folding doors. South Westerly aspect. Dimplex storage heater. Phone point (subject to connection), emergency pullcord.

Shower Room 
6' 10'' x 5' 6'' (2.08m x 1.68m)
Originally bathroom. Refitted with white suite and chrome fittings to wide part glazed shower enclosure with light marble effect surround and folding door, wide vanity wash basin with mono tap, multiple cupboards and drawers, and soft closing WC. Tiling and light marble effect surrounds to visible walls. Heated towel rail, Dimplex wall fan heater, emergency push button, shaving light, automatic extractor fan.


Ground Floor 

Communal Hall 
Via glazed double main doors with entryphone system and CCTV to vestibule. Leading into hall with reception/seating area and adjoining residents lounge. Hallway with dado rails, heating and lighting leading left handed to further communal hallway progressing to apartment, being penultimate on right:-

Communal Facilities 
for this development of 72 flats include a lift, residents lounge, laundry, a twin bedded guest room, and a number of alternative external doors allowing shorter access to the adjoining roads of Ackender Road (via the entrance archway) and Rack Close Road leading in turn to the High Street and Westbrooke Public Gardens respectively. In addition, there is a video door entry system linked to residents TV, a resident House Manager, a 24 hour emergency Careline system, a security alarm and refuse area.

Set within level landscaped communal gardens, Willow Court is a 2/3 storey development fronting Ackender and Rack Close Roads, which are access-only roads lying on the Western side of Alton's historic town centre. There are individual and multiple shops, M&S, Sainsbury's, Boots and Iceland stores, a library, hotels and restaurants, a museum and gallery, and a variety of associations. Alton also has Westbrooke Gardens reached via a residents gate onto Rack Close Road with a bowls club and seasonal programme of events, weekly street and farmers market events, a train station (Waterloo line) with an adjacent Waitrose store, a sports centre and 2 outlying golf courses.

Notable facets are not only the aspect and French door opening directly to the front gardens but also the nearness to the car park. Attractively presented with the benefit of carpets newly laid in late Summer 2015, a refitted shower room and a South Westerly outlook to Ackender Road, the property was constructed by McCarthy & Stone (Developments) Ltd., national specialist retirement developers, a condition of purchase being that residents are over the age of 60 years or, in the event of a couple, one must be over the age of 60 years and the other over 55 years.

Description 2 
Characteristics include double glazing with trickle vents and security locks, Economy 7 electric storage heating, coved ceilings, a complement of maple effect and glazed panelled internal doors, and moulded skirting boards and architraves. Light and power switchplates are at a strategic height.

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