This is a great opportunity for those aged 55 years and over to purchase an extremely well-presented 1 Bedroom retirement apartment that is situated in this grand historic building that overlooks the Ocean and the popular seaside village of Westward Ho! Kingsley Court is just a short walk away from the glorious sandy beach as well as the village centre with its popular range of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. This apartment enjoys an ocean view and a very high standard of contemporary decoration. There is a communal carpark with plentiful parking spaces and this apartment is available with vacant possession upon completion. What you are really buying here is the peace of mind of knowing that you will be living in an extremely well-managed secure building that has its own on-site hands-on warden working 5 days a week for your convenience. There is a Guest Suite so that friends and family can visit and you can visit over 200 FirstPort managed buildings nationwide and overseas for the cost of £20 per night. For those who like to holiday but have a limited budget then this is an opportunity not to be passed up. A viewing is highly recommended to fully appreciate what is on offer.
Entrance Hall Newly fitted carpet, radiator. Intercom to front door. Door to airing cupboard housing hot water tank with slatted linen shelving.
Open-plan Living / Dining Area 16'6" x 16'2" (5.03m x 4.93m). A spacious, attractive room with UPVC double glazed window from which fine sea views can be enjoyed. Fitted carpet, radiator, telephone point, TV point. Opening to:
Kitchen Area 10'5" x 8' (3.18m x 2.44m). Equipped with a range of gloss base level units, rolltop work surfaces with splashbacking incorporating a Breakfast Bar and single bowl sink and drainer with mixer tap over. Built-in 4-ring ceramic hob with extractor over and electric oven below, built-in fridge / freezer. Wood style flooring. Door to very large built-in cupboard. Velux roof light.
Bathroom Velux roof light. Bath with full wall tiling to area and electric shower over, close couple WC and pedestal wash hand basin with tiled splashbacking. Illuminated mirror, radiator.
Bedroom 10'7" x 9'5" (3.23m x 2.87m). A spacious Bedroom with Velux roof light. Fitted carpet, radiator, TV point.
Important Information 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 FirstPort, UK largest professional management company
2. Over 55 only accommodation ? safe peaceful area with quiet surroundings
3. On site hands-on warden working 5 days a week 9am ? 1pm
4. Buildings Insurance ? responsibility of FirstPort
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 FirstPort 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 contract with Appello
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, etc.
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.