This is a rare opportunity to acquire a well-presented 1 Bedroom First Floor apartment that offers comfort and security to potential purchasers aged 55 years and over. Kingsley Court is a grand historic building ideally located in the popular seaside village of Westward Ho! This building is exceptionally well-kept and maintained and there is a development manager at the site and residents parking is available. The apartment, itself, features a very spacious Bedroom, an attractive Bathroom and an open-plan Kitchen / Living Room. The Kitchen is well-equipped with built-in appliances. The apartment has a very roomy feel and is flooded with natural light from the array of UPVC double glazed windows. The property has recently been fully redecorated to a high standard and is available with no onward chain. The current owner will pay the Service Charge and Management Fee for the first year of the new purchasers' occupation.
Secure entrance door with intercom to all apartments
Communal Entrance Hall From here, number 20 and the First Floor can be accessed via either stairs or a lift.
Private Entrance Hall Fitted carpet, telephone point, intercom property front. Solid door to communal Hallway.
Bedroom 17'1" x 12'2" (5.2m x 3.7m). A particularly spacious double Bedroom that has been recently redecorated. New carpet, radiator. Large built-in double wardrobe with hanging rail. Built-in airing cupboard with hot water tank and slatted shelf. 2 UPVC double glazed windows allowing for ample natural light.
Bathroom 8'5" x 4'11" (2.57m x 1.5m). Large UPVC double glazed window. Close couple dual flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacking and bath with full wall tiling to area and shower over. Extractor fan, radiator, coved ceiling, wood effect vinyl floor covering.
Living Room / Kitchen 17'6" (5.33m) x 8'8" (2.64m) maximum.
Kitchen Equipped with a range of wood effect eye and base level cabinets with matching drawers, single bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap over, marble effect work surfaces with tiled splashbacking. Built-in 4-ring ceramic hob with electric oven below and extractor over, built-in under-counter fridge and built-in under-counter freezer, space for further fridge / freezer. Wood effect vinyl floor covering. UPVC double glazed window.
Living Room A lovely open-plan space leading through to the Kitchen. Newly fitted carpet, TV point, telephone point, 2 radiators. 2 large UPVC double glazed windows.
Outside There is an onsite car park for residents with parking available on an unallocated basis. On-street parking is also available to the front of the building.
Agents Notes There will be a new 125 year lease
Service Charge / Management Fee = £240.70 per month
The current vendor will pay the Service Charge / Management Fee for the first year of the new purchasers' ownership.
What's included in the Management Fee of Kingsley Court
1. Building managed by First Port, UK largest professional management company
2. Over 55 only accommodation ? safe peaceful area with quiet surroundings
3. On site hands-on Development Manager working Mon ? Fri 9am ? 1pm
4. Buildings insurance ? responsibility of First Port
5. Laundry room ? full use of communal washing and drying facilities
6. Guest Room available in Kingsley Court for visiting friends and family
7. Tenants can use other First Port Managed development guest rooms UK wide (over 1,000), subject to availability and bookings to be made through Kingsley Court Development Manager. Cost is £20 1 person per night / £25 2 people per night.
8. Electricity and heating cost in communal areas
9. Monitoring Service
This is the cost of the 24-hour emergency monitoring Challenge Alarms
10. Monitoring Telephone
The cost of the telephone line to the monitoring centre
11. Water and Sewerage Communal Use
12. Window Cleaning
The windows are cleaned every 2 months each year
13. Communal Area Cleaning
14. Grounds Maintenance
15. Lift Maintenance
Lifts are serviced throughout the year
16. Fire System Maintenance
17. Door & Emergency Systems
This is the cost of the system maintenance.
18. General Maintenance
This pays for day to day work on the building.
19. Planned Maintenance
This may include: Roof inspection, Flat roof & gutter clean, Window service
Communal fan clean, Laundry drain clean, Clean & treat laundry floor, Check communal mains water valves, Portable electrical appliance test, Clear external surface water drains, Rodent control contract, Foul pump maintenance,
Electric door maintenance
20. Redecoration Contribution
This is based on a realistic assessment of anticipated costs for internal and external redecoration of communal areas every 5 years as necessary.
Owners Are Responsible For:
1. Council Tax payments for their property
2. Contents insurance
3. Apartment electricity costs ? i.e. heating (this is small as the building is heated as part of the management fee), lighting etc.
From Bideford Quay proceed towards Northam bypassing the village and continue onto Atlantic Way. Upon entering the one way system, take the first left hand turning onto Kingsley Road. Take the sharp left hand turning approaching Kipling Court and continue along this road passing Kingsley Terrace on your right hand side. Proceed a little way along further to where Kingsley Court will be situated on your right hand side. One of our agents will meet you at the front of the property and show you inside.