1 bedroom flat for saleWest Stour, Gillingham
A recently updated first floor apartment with recently extended lease and a share of the freehold, presenting a chic and stylish interior, forming part of an impressive grade II listed farmhouse which boasts breath taking far reaching views over Dorset's Blackmore Vale countryside. About twenty five years ago the farmhouse was converted into eight apartments which include two cottages and has been done sympathetically retaining many of the original features, such as sash windows and fireplaces which in themselves are also listed, as well as exposed beams and rafters on the top floor. During our seller's time of ownership the apartment has been transformed into a comfortable country home with a complete redecoration, new work surfaces in the kitchen and a new oven and hob as well as replacement glass in all three sash windows. Scope to create a second bedroom. There are two guest suites which are available to use when necessary and are free of charge. The property as a whole runs its own management company. The annual charge set by the company is £900 - 2016 which covers general maintenance, communal utilities and insurance plus a contribution to the sinking fund. Viewing is essential to fully appreciate this delightful home which would make a great first time buy, weekend retreat from a hectic life, lock up and leave base or as an investment.
In brief, the accommodation of the apartment consists of reception hall, good sized combined sitting and dining room with attractive listed fireplace and sash window enjoying those views, kitchen - again with sash window commanding splendid rural views and a double bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Outside there are communal gardens and plenty of resident and visitor parking.
Energy Efficiency Rating 'Exempt' - Council Tax Band C
Entrance Hall - Communal entrance leading to stairs rising to the first floor and the door to the apartment - Timber front door with inset spy hole opens into the reception area of the apartment. Ceiling light. High level cupboard housing the electrics. Fire/smoke sensors. White panelled door to the bedroom and to the:-
Sitting/Dining Room - 3.99m'' x 5.21m'' (13'1'' x 17'1'') - An original sash window to the front with breath taking far reaching views over Dorset's Blackmore Vale. Ceiling light with decorative rose. Ornate cornices. Wall lights. Picture rail. Economy 7 electric heater. Power, telephone and television points. Focal fireplace with the original listed Victorian black iron grate and Adams style surround. White panelled door to the:-
Kitchen - 2.67m'' x 2.59m'' (8'9'' x 8'6'') - An original sash window with fabulous views over the vale. Recessed spot lights. Plenty of power points. Fitted with a range of kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers, separate drawer unit and eye level cupboards and cabinets. Good amount of wood block effect work surfaces. Part tiled walls. One and half bowl porcelain sink and drainer with swan neck mixer tap. Space and plumbing for a washing machine. Space for a fridge/freezer. Built in electric oven and hob with extractor hood over. Ceramic tiled floor.
Bedroom - 3.33m'' x 3.58m'' (10'11'' x 11'9'') - Plus doorway measurement -
An original sash window to the rear of the building enjoying lovely rural views. Ceiling light. Picture rail. Economy 7 electric heater. Power and telephone points. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with hanging rail and shelves. White panelled door to the:-
Bathroom - Ceiling light. Extractor fan. Suite consisting of corner bath with mixer tap and telephone style shower attachment, low level WC and pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and lights over plus shaver light and point. Part tiled walls and ceramic tiled floor.
Garden - The property enjoys use of communal gardens which are laid to lawn and has permission for a small shed to be erected if desired. There is also plenty of residents and visitor parking close by.
Important Information -
Lease commencing January 2015 - 999 years
Maintenance charge of £900 per annum or £75 per month
Share of the freehold
The management company are the owners of the apartments
From The Gillingham Office - Leave Gillingham via New Road heading towards East Stour. At the crossroads in East Stour turn right onto the A30 heading towards Sherborne. Go through West Stour and at the crossroads turn left to Fifehead Magdalen. A short way along on the right is a drive, turn into the drive and continue and turn right into the parking area just before the house on the right.
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