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Ground floor, purpose built, retirement apartment with new fitted kitchen and spacious bath/shower room, being well located within the popular village of Lyminge. EPC Rating: C


Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac within level walking distance of all the many village amenities. Lyminge is a bustling and popular village offering a wide range of amenities including newsagents/general stores, tea rooms, Chinese and Indian restaurants/takeaways, public house, two doctors' surgeries, two churches, pharmacy and large Age Concern facility providing many communal activities, including a daily lunch service. There is also an active community hall, sports field and library. Bus services run through the centre of the village, providing easy access to the south, to the Channel Tunnel town of Folkestone and the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Hythe on the coast, and to the north to the historic cathedral city of Canterbury. These towns offer an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with the high-speed main line train services available from Folkestone, Ashford and Canterbury to London St. Pancras.

The Property

This ground floor apartment is part of an attractive two storey block, designed and built to look like houses rather than apartments, with traditional construction and cavity walls. This particular property has been completely updated and improved offering light and airy accommodation. It has had a new kitchen installed with modern units incorporating an oven, hob and extractor, while, a deep cupboard houses a fridge freezer. A large bath/shower room is off the hallway, well fitted with a matching white suite including a panelled bath and a walk-in shower cubicle all excellently tiled. The double bedroom is positioned at the front of the property, while, the sitting room is positioned at the rear with large patio doors opening out to the garden. The apartment enjoys a good degree of insulation together with sealed double glazing and Economy electric heating. Particular attention has been paid to details which benefit the retired which include an emergency call system...

Entrance Hallway

18' 11'' x 3' 2'' (5.76m x 0.96m)

Sitting / Dining Room

11' 11'' x 11' 9'' (3.63m x 3.58m)


8' 11'' x 5' 11'' (2.72m x 1.80m)

Walk-in Storage

5' 11'' x 2' 4'' (1.80m x 0.71m)

Bath & Shower Room

10' 5'' x 7' 1'' (3.17m x 2.16m)


3' 8'' x 2' 5'' (1.12m x 0.74m)


10' 7'' x 10' 5'' (3.22m x 3.17m)

External Store


At the rear of the apartment is a small lawned garden with a paved patio. The communal areas are maintained by Sanctuary Housing, offering enjoyable outside space without the work! To the front is a wide paved path leading up to the front door, where, a deep useful store cupboard can be found. There is brick pavia communal parking provided to the rear of the apartment.


Mains water, electricity and drainage connected. Electric heating. Emergency call system. Security call access system for front door. External lighting and CCTV.

Tenure & Service Charges

The property was built in 1987 with a 99-year lease in place (lease start date to be confirmed).

Service charges and Ground Rent combined are currently £174.55 per calendar month (revised yearly in April).

Sanctuary Housing

Wentworth Close is managed by Sanctuary Housing Ltd who have considerable experience in providing accommodation and services for the retired. They are responsible for the employment of a Scheme Manager; who, although not resident on site, do visit regularly if desired; together with the emergency call system, external repairs and maintenance of grounds, insurances of the building and cleaning and lighting of communal areas.

The communal facilities here are twinned with a development at Church Walk in Elham which residents of Church Walk can make use of, if so desired.

The age restrictions for purchasers are 63 for men and 58 for women. A meeting with the Scheme Manager will be required for all interested parties. NB. If the purchaser already owns a small pet, this may be brought with them, subject to the approval of Sanctuary Housing, but they will be unable to replace or acquire a pet after moving in.

Sanctuary Housing Association has a clawback of 30% of any increase...


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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.

For details of the leasehold, including the length of lease, annual service charge and ground rent, please contact the agent

Energy Performance CertificatesA document confirming the energy efficiency rating of the property.Read more about epc in our glossary page.

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Band: B



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  • Sandling Station2.7 miles
  • Channel Tunnel Terminal Station2.7 miles
  • Westenhanger Station3.1 miles
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