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Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6


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This well presented TWO BEDROOM RETIREMENT APARTMENT is located on the 2nd floor of this conveniently located McCarthy & Stone development built in 2000 and overlooking Darkes Lane and being a short walk to amenities and transport. The property benefits from a new modern shower room, new carpets, new internal doors, and has been recently redecorated throughout, double glazed windows, and economy 7 heating, 24-hour emergency Appello careline service.

The development offers independent living whilst enjoying the safe and friendly environment with like-minded residents with an onsite house manager. The communal facilities include a lounge with a kitchenette, overnight guest suite & residence laundry room, westerly aspect mature communal gardens, residents and visitors parking.

Offered Chain Free

Communal Entrance
Communal entrance with entry phone system, Reception area leading to the house mangers office, communal lounge with access to gardens at the rear, laundry room, resident /guest cloakroom, lift & stairs leading to all floors, guest suite is sited on the top floor.

Entrance & Reception Area
Entrance hallway, doors to shower room, bedrooms & lounge, coved ceiling, smoke detector, ceiling light, alarm panel, entry phone system & emergency pull cord. Airing cupboard/storage housing the pressurised hot water tank, electric meter and fuse box, slatted shelves and floor storage space:

Lounge/Dining Room 17' 9'' x 11' 3'' (5.41m x 3.43m) approx
Double glazed windows over looking the the front, coved ceiling, feature fireplace housing an electric coal glow fire, power points, storage heater, TV point, ceiling lights. Newly fitted carpets. Multi paned glass doors leading to to the kitchen.

Kitchen 8' 10'' x 5' 8'' (2.69m x 1.73m) approx
Double glazed window to the side, Range of wall, base and draw units with a contrasting work surface. wood effect laminate flooring. Single stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. Replacement eye level Neff single oven, replacement ceramic electric hob. Under counter fridge, fridge freezer and dishwasher. Coved ceilings, partially tiled walls, power points, electric wall heater, emergency pull cord.

Bedroom 1 15' 7'' x 9' 4'' (4.75m x 2.84m) approx
Double Glazed window to the front, mirror fronted wardrobes. Coved ceiling, ceiling light, newly fitted carpets, electric storage heater, power points, T.V. point, emergency pull cord.

Bedroom 2 14' 7'' x 7' 11'' (4.44m x 2.41m) approx
Double Glazed window to the front, Coved ceiling, ceiling light fitted wardrobe. Newly fitted carpets, electric panel heater, power points, T.V. point.

Shower room 7' 10'' x 5' 8'' (2.39m x 1.73m) approx
Fully tiled newly fitted shower room. Walk-in double shower tray with a rainfall shower fixed head and adjustable/ handheld wall shower, grab rails and a glass screen. Low level W.C. Vanity hand basin with mono bloc taps and storage below. Fitted mirror and light with a shaver point above. Extractor fan, heated towel rail, fan heater, emergency pull cord.

Additional Storage Cupboard
Formerly the second shower room. This large storage room has carpeted floor and panelled walls.

Residents Facilities
Communal lounge with a range of chairs and tables, kitchenette with worktops, sink unit, fridge, tea & coffee making facilities, doors leading out to the lovely mature communal gardens to the rear which are mainly laid to lawn, various trees & shrubs with seating areas and well stocked flower beds The resident's laundry room is inclusive for all residents and comprises of washing machines, tumble dryers, ironing facilities and sink. Overnight guest suite available to visitors who pre-book. Sky TV available in the building.

Residents Parking and Visitors parking FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS


GROUND RENT: £192.50 Twice Yearly
SERVICE CHARGES: £2497.68 Twice Yearly
LEASE LENGTH: 102 Remaining (125 Years from 2000)

McCarthy Stone charge a 1% sinking fund contribution (known as the contingency fee), which is paid on resale. This is held in trust for the long-term benefit of the development and homeowners.

Mains Gas: No
Mains Electric: Yes
Mains Water/drainage: Yes
Heating Type: Electric heating

Surface Water Flood Risk: High Risk
Rivers & The Seas Flood Risk: Medium Risk

Mobile Availability; EE-Vodafone-Three -( O2 voice only) - (Source: Ofcom & BT Broadband Availability Checker):

Broadband Availability; Standard super fast - FTTP is not available. The exchange is not in a current fibre priority
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Tenure: Leasehold You buy the right to live in a property for a fixed number of years, but the freeholder owns the land the property's built on.Read more about tenure type in our glossary page.

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Darkes Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6

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  • Potters Bar Station0.3 miles
  • Brookmans Park Station1.6 miles
  • Hadley Wood Station2.2 miles
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Hobdays, Potters Bar

63 Darkes Lane Potters Bar Hertfordshire, EN6 1BJ

Hobdays, Potters Bar

Hobdays are a leading independent estate agent with high profile offices in Potters Bar and Barnet covering their respective local areas. Having been established since May 2000, providing Residential Sales& Lettings & Management services.

Our growth and reputation has been built over the years, by not just being another Estate Agent! Our friendly and experienced staff offer a wealth of local expertise and offer the highest standards in service to vendors and applicants alike. Whether

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