2 bedroom retirement property for sale

Westgate Street, Long Melford CO10

Guide Price £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Canopy Porch and Reception Hall
  • 18ft 4" x 12ft 10" Bedroom 1
  • 15ft 4" X 14ft 7" Sitting Room
  • 11ft 8" x 11ft 2" Bedroom 2
  • Dining Room with French Doors
  • Bathroom
  • Baker & Baker Kitchen/Breakfast Room
  • Garage with Electric Remote Door
  • Downstairs Cloak and Utility Room
  • 40ft Long Terraced Garden

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

THE LOCATION
Long Melford is an historic village, which contains a wealth of fine period houses and cottages along its High Street, one of the longest in England. It has an excellent range of facilities including a doctor's surgery, primary school, many pubs and restaurants and a good range of shops including a Co-op, Post Office and pharmacy. The nearby market town of Sudbury and historic Bury St. Edmunds to the north each provide a further range of facilities, together with road and rail connections to London and the surrounding area. Westgate Street leads off the main village green at the northern end of Long Melford, within walking distance of the church and the centre of the village. Hasells Courtyard is set well back and up from the road with access via a private driveway.

HASELLS COURTYARD
Hasells Courtyard is unique in Long Melford and is a mature development carried out by English Courtyard Homes. It comprises a central square with houses all around it overlooking the garden but also No 9 has its own private terrace to the rear. Each also has a garage and there is a communal laundry room. The managing agents maintain all the grounds and the service charge includes maintenance of the exterior of the property, building insurance and water rates. Hasells Courtyard offers a very attractive and maintenance free style of living.

THE PROPERTY
The house is a high quality build with traditional rendered and brick elevations with double glazed windows. The interior is beautifully presented with wide doors, adapted for wheelchair use, a superb fitted kitchen by Baker & Baker and high quality bathroom and sanitary ware. There is a particularly large main bedroom and double second bedroom. Immediately beside the property is a garage with remote control electric up and over door. The house overlooks the square courtyard with an attractive seating area but to the rear of the house is a private garden as well. There is electric night storage heating with economy 7 power.

THE ACCOMMODATION

ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Canopy Porch 8' x 3' (2.4m x 0.9m). With brick block step, meter cupboard and heavy timber door with security locks opening to:

Reception Hall 9' x 7' 6" (2.8m x 2.3m). A good sized hall with wide straight staircase leading up to the first floor, doors to the downstairs cloakroom and a full length bevel cut glazed panel and matching door through to the sitting room. High quality woodgrain flooring, modern digital storage radiator.

Downstairs Cloak and Utility Room 7' x 6' 6" (2.1m x 2m). With a contemporary Villeroy & Boch low flush WC and pedestal handbasin with column mixer tap, understairs cupboard, recess with hardwood working surface and shelves above, with plumbing and space below for washing machine. Dimplex night storage heater, woodgrain flooring. Air exchanger.

Sitting Room 15' 4" x 14' 7" (4.65m x 4.45m). A bright room with a window to the front overlooking the courtyard, archway looking through the dining room to the garden and further light coming in from the hall. Recently added feature fireplace with composite stone mantelpiece and hearth and inset stainless steel electric feature fire. Door to the kitchen.

Dining Room 9' x 9' ( 2.75m x 2.75m). With a pair of French doors out to the garden, the left hand one split in half to open just the top half if required. Modern digital Dimplex storage radiator.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 12' 10" x 9' (3.9m x 2.75m). Beautifully fitted with an extensive range of units by Baker and Baker in painted cream with chromium knobs and real light marble working surfaces and matching splashback. Equipped with porcelain butler sink with traditional taps, Miele four ring induction hob with filter hood above, Miele electric fan oven. Integrated fridge, integrated freezer and units include a dresser style unit with real oak shelving and baskets and pull-out carousel racks in the corner - an outstanding kitchen. LED downlights, glazed back door and window overlooking the garden, high quality woodgrain flooring.

ON THE FIRST FLOOR
Landing 11' x 6' (3.35m x 1.8m). A large airing cupboard housing pressurised hot water cylinder with twin immersion heaters and linen shelving above. Digital Dimplex storage heater.

Bedroom 1 18' 4" x 12' 10" (5.6m x 3.9m). A double aspect bedroom with a window to the front overlooking the courtyard and further window to the side. Range of fitted wardrobe cupboards all along one wall with shaker style painted doors, modern digital Dimplex panel heater.

Bedroom 2 11' 8" x 11' 2" (3.55m x 3.4m). With window to the rear overlooking the garden and meadow beyond, built-in double wardrobe cupboard.

Bathroom 7' x 7' (2.1m x 2.1m). Window to the rear overlooking the garden, Villeroy & Bosch panelled bath with column mixer tap and retractable handheld shower spray, pedestal handbasin with mixer tap and low flush WC. Painted tongue and groove panelling to waist level and white brick style tiled bath surround, woodgrain flooring, heated towel rail, LED downlights, wall mounted fan heater and extractor fan.

OUTSIDE
Private Terraced Garden 40' long x 24' wide (12.2m x 7.3m). The first (lower) part of the garden is the private terrace, which is included in the ownership of the house. This area is paved with a flower border and mature trellis and hedgerows on either side. A gate leads in giving pedestrian right of way to the rear of the house next door. The second part of the garden was originally a grass bank and part of the communal gardens but the management company have allowed the owners of No. 9 to maintain this area and it is now a terrace on three levels with sleeper edged flower borders containing various plants and shrubs. To the right are some steps leading up to the grass bank at the top with some hawthorn trees and a paddock rail overlooking a meadow behind.

Laundry Room A well fitted laundry room is provided for the use of all residents and the service charges includes the maintenance of the machinery. Residents are of course allowed to have their own washing machines in their properties.

Garage with Electric Door 18' 6" x 9' (5.65m x 3.75m). The garage is located right next to the rear of the house and has an electric up and over door and power and light is connected (electricity is part of the service charge for lighting and general power points). Painted every five years.

MISCELLANEOUS

OCCUPANCY There is no restriction on who may own the property but at least one resident must be over 55 years of age, or a surviving spouse of such person, or somebody who for reasons of their health is considered suitable to occupy the property.

SERVICE CHARGE There is an annual service charge to cover the management costs of looking after the property and the development. The service charge is 4732.00 per annum. This includes all costs associated with:
- The maintenance and insurance of the fabric of the buildings and the grounds, the exterior of the property is painted every five years.
- The employment of the state manager and associated costs.
- The provision and maintenance of an emergency call system (including a personal mobile alarm button).
- The maintenance and cleaning of all the common parts, facilities and gardens (apart from private terrace, the maintenance of this can be done by the occupier if they wish).
- The cost of electricity or lighting and heating the common parts, including the laundry room.
- Water and sewerage rates.
- A contribution towards a provision sinking fund for future maintenance and expenditure.
- All central management costs.

PETS The management company advise that sociable and well behaved domestic pets are welcome but in order to control and safeguard the general wellbeing of all residents, written permission of the management company to keep a pet is required first.

TENURE The property is held leasehold for a term of 150 years from 25th December 1983 with a ground rent of one peppercorn if demanded.

SERVICES We are advised that mains water, electricity and telephone are connected, although we have not made enquiries to confirm. Please note we have not carried out a survey, nor tested the plumbing, heating, electrical or drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: 01376 552525) advise Charge band D, amount payable 2016/2017 1,558.16.

SOFT FURNISHINGS AND FIXTURES Fitted carpets, curtains and blinds may be included by
Negotiation. Full list of fixtures provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. At the northern end of Long Melford village are the main greens. Turn left to Clare, passing the Black Lion Inn and Hasells Courtyard is on the right, just past Scutchers restaurant.




Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)

Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
02 September 2016

Nearest station

  • Sudbury (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

Nearest schools

Use the school checker

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Floorplans


To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Map & Street View

Nearest station

  • Sudbury (3.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Sworders, Sudbury

53 Gainsborough Street, Sudbury, CO10 2ET

01787 720027 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

Disclaimer - Property reference S11916. The information displayed about this property comprises a property advertisement. Rightmove.co.uk makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of the advertisement or any linked or associated information, and Rightmove has no control over the content. This property advertisement does not constitute property particulars. The information is provided and maintained by Sworders, Sudbury. Please contact the selling agent or developer directly to obtain any information which may be available under the terms of The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

Map data OpenStreetMap contributors.