One of only 5 one bedroom apartments in the block which is excellently managed with sensible maintenance charges and a lovely community. New electric boiler. Perfect location next to Compton Acres.
One of only 5 one bedroom apartments in the Chartcombe development, the owner lived here for more than 10 years. It is also a rarity in that the layout of the block means that it has no immediate neighbours. Off of the drive into Chartcombe there is the entrance to the secure underground car park, with a dedicated space for your flat. There are lots of visitor spaces. With a high quality CCTV system, BPT security video entry system for each flat, hard wired smoke alarms, internal telephone system and Caretech emergency call system in each flat, safety and security is taken very seriously. There is lift access from the car pack to all floors.
Through the front entrance of one block there is the Manager’s office which is open every week day. The management of the blocks is worth noting because it is fantastically organised. Don’t forget that when buying this flat you have a share of freehold, are a shareholder in Chartcombe Properties Ltd, and have your say in the management of the property.
Your company employs a full-time manager, housekeeper and cleaner and there is a maintenance schedule programmed up until 2022/3 which caters for every conceivable eventuality and financial costing. This is available for all to see on the Chartcombe Property website. Chartcombe has strong reserves and at £692 per quarter maintenance represents excellent value for money (compare to other retirement developments). The maintenance also includes water and sewerage costs for each individual flat. Through to the magnificent 4 storey high atrium with a glass roof and real plants to all the internal atrium balconies. If you want time outside your flat this stylish area provides a focal point. It has a well fitted kitchen, Wi-Fi access and regular social gatherings: coffee mornings Monday-Thursday, afternoon tea on a Friday, Sunday afternoon teas, speakers, concerts and there is even a knitting and a Ukulele club. Talking of the facilities, Chartcombe has its own hairdressing/chiropody salon and a well stocked library with seating area.
The flat itself is located on the 1st floor of the opposite block and there is lift access, including from the car park. There is a front door bell and spyhole. By the front door and external to the flat there is an extra storage cupboard. To note in the flat: a new electric boiler was installed in 2019. Likewise in 2019, new venetian blinds were fitted in the bedroom and the living room. With the size of the hall, the en suite bathroom and that there is an extra separate loo makes this flat one of the larger one bedroom flats. If you have visitors there are 2 serviced guest suites which are available at £35 per suite. To our mind, Chartcombe has the best community of all the local retirement developments.
Share of Freehold
Annual Council Tax for 2021/22: Band D £1877.17 payable
TV & Connectivity: Sky and most other providers available
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating:) Applied for
Environmental Impact Rating: Applied for
Service Charge: £692 per quarter(£2768 per year)
Services Included: Water & sewerage for each individual flat, buildings insurance, permanent manager and housekeeper, communal cleaner, building maintenance, gardening.
Block Reserve Fund: In excess of £100,000
Age restriction: One partner must be at least 60 years of age
Guest facilities: 2 serviced guest suite (double or twin) which are available at £35 per suite per night.
Electric central heating and double glazing throughout
1 dedicated private parking space in the garage plus visitor spaces
No forward chain
Viewings: Available to view immediately
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