2 bedroom apartment for sale

Ropers Court, Lavenham CO10

£279,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Shared Entrance with Storage/Bike Cupboard - Stair Lift Available
  • Double Bedroom 2
  • Private Upper Staircase, Landing and 23ft Reception Hall
  • Bathroom with Separate Shower
  • Superb 32ft x 17ft Sitting and Dining Room with French Doors
  • 17ft x 10ft Garage
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room with Village Views
  • No Service Charge and Low Ground Rent - No Chain
  • 18ft x 11ft Bedroom 1 with Balcony
  • 999 Year Lease Plus Share of Freehold

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold, 962 years remaining

THE LOCATION
Lavenham is often described as one of England's finest preserved medieval villages. With its fortunes arising from the wool trade in the 15th and 16th Centuries, the village has a magnificent parish church and a wonderful selection of ancient houses and cottages dating from Tudor timber buildings through the Georgian period to the Victorian era. Today the village is very vibrant with a most active community and useful range of shops including a butcher, pharmacy, bakery, traditional grocer's store and two modern co-ops. There are also a number of interesting shops and galleries and several fine public houses and restaurants. There is a primary school and a modern doctor's surgery.

Ropers Court was created by the redevelopment around 35 years ago of an historic Lavenham horsehair mill. It is tucked at one end of the high street and is away from through traffic. It is reached through an archway and it contains a mixture of desirable houses and bungalows, much favoured with the retired, within short walking distance of all amenities. There are just two flats.

THE PROPERTY
The apartment is on the top floor in one of the original red brick mill buildings and is being sold by its original and only owner for 35 years. It has very good sized rooms with high ceilings with a wonderful level of natural light, fresh air and views on three sides. The stairs up to the second floor belong to just this flat. There is a large private reception hall, wonderful 32ft open plan sitting/dining room and a good sized kitchen. Both bedrooms are at the front facing south and there are small balconies in both the main bedroom and sitting room. There is good potential to create a further room in the large void area at the top of the stairs, subject to freeholder consent. The flat has gas fired central heating and secondary glazing and is generally well presented but would benefit from some modernisation such as upgrading the kitchen. There is a modern bathroom with separate shower. There are some lovely views out over the village from the windows, front and rear. On the ground floor is a very valuable good sized garage and a separate storage/bike store. There is no regular service charge, and a low ground rent of £15 fixed for the whole 999 years, and a share of the freehold is included.

The flat presently has a stair lift up all the way from the ground floor which could remain or the vendors would remove, if requested.

THE ACCOMMODATION
ON THE GROUND FLOOR
Shared Entrance Hall The entrance hall is shared with just the first floor flat and has a front door with security entry buzzer.

Locking Storage Cupboard 5'9" x 4'9" (1.75m x 1.45m) A useful storage cupboard/bike store.

ON THE SECOND FLOOR
Private Staircase and Landing Stairs leading up to the second floor serve only this flat and are included in the demise.

There is a large area in the stairwell large enough for the creation of another room with access through from the flat, subject to freeholder consent.

Reception Hall 23' x 7' (7m x 2.1m) maximum. An unusually large hall with panelled timber front door, radiator, two double cupboards with storage cupboards over, large walk in airing cupboard with hot water tank and a pair of multi glazed doors to the sitting room and panelled doors to the other rooms.

Sitting/Dining Room. 32'6" x 17' reducing to 8'6" (.9m x 5.2 to 2.6m) A superb bright room with a pair of French doors opening to a wrought iron balcony and a window, both to the rear with good country views and a further window to the front looking out across the village. The sitting area has a fireplace with a coal effect gas fire and back boiler supplying central heating and hot water, and with a range of cupboards and shelves alongside. Two radiators. Pair of glazed doors from the hall and a door through to the kitchen.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room 13' x 11'3" (4m x 3.4m) With a wide window above the sink to the front looking right out across the village with countryside in the distance - a lovely outlook Fitted with a range of wall and base cupboards on three sides in beige with wood trim and matching woodgrain work surfaces on three sides. Equipped with 1 ½ bowl stainless steel sink, four ring gas hob, in-built Phillips microwave oven and eye level electric oven and spaces for washing machine and full height fridge/freezer. Radiator.

Bedroom 1 18' x11' (5.5m x 3.3m) With a pair of French doors opening onto a wrought iron balcony at the front, also window to the front both with fine views out across the village including the church tower. Radiator. Double built in wardrobe cupboard with cupboards above.

Bedroom 2 13'6" x 11' (4.1m x 3.35m) Also with a window to the front with views of the village and the church, radiator, built in double wardrobe cupboard.

Bathroom with Separate Shower. 8'6" x 6'9" (2.6m x 2.1m) A modern white bathroom with matching suite comprising panelled bath, low flush w.c and pedestal hand basin, separate shower cubicle with folding glass doors and chromium shower assembly. Painted tongue and groove panelling to waist level, vinyl floor tiles, heated towel rail, loft hatch and window.

OUTSIDE
Garage 17'6" x 10'6" (5.3m x 3.2m) Left hand garage closest to the front door, an integral at the bottom of the building with up and over door.

MISCELLANEOUS

SERVICES We are advised that mains gas, water, electricity, drainage 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 and drainage systems. House purchasers are always advised to have a survey.

COUNCIL TAX Babergh District Council (Tel: ) advised Charge Band E, amount payable 2019/2020 £2,080.34

TENURE, SOFT FURNISHINGS & FIXTURES Leasehold. Lease 999 years from 24/06/1982, at a ground rent of £15 per annum fixed for the whole term. Building insurance currently £320 per annum. There is no regular service charge, just a requirement to contribute towards building maintenance and external decorations as and when needed. The purchaser will also have a share of the freehold. There is no onward chain with flexibility for completion date. Fitted carpets, curtains and light fittings may be included in the sale, by negotiation. Full list provided with formal contracts.

VIEWING AND DIRECTIONS Viewing by appointment please through the vendor's agents, as above. Travelling north along Lavenham High Street, passing the Swan Hotel on the right, follow up the hill and just over the brow is the entrance to Ropers Court - a large archway on the left. Coming in from Bury St Edmunds to the north, the archway to Ropers Court is on the right opposite Spring Street.


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18 July 2019

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  • Sudbury (5.7 mi)
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01787 720027 Local call rate

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