Considered the finest retirement development in the area. 2 double bedroom 2nd floor apartment in this wonderful location-value for money, security, storage and community activity. No forward chain.
You approach this development from a sumptuous long hedged drive off of Canford Cliffs Road, where there is a bus stop immediately outside. The drive is next to Compton Acres, which is acknowledged as one of the finest privately owned gardens in England. And owners have a private access to Compton Acres.
As the drive splits there are electric gates to Chartcombe, a further drive which sweeps round to the entrance to the flats. The drive sweeps around a magnificent centerpiece Oak tree which is illuminated and the focal point of occasions like Remembrance Sunday. Off of the drive there is the entrance to the secure underground car park, with a dedicated space for your flat and storage units. 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. As you stand at the front entrance you are struck with how peaceful, tranquil and enclosed you feel with the wooded surrounds.
Through the front entrance there is the welcome sight of the Manager’s office which is open every week day from 8.30am. 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 2nd floor and there is lift access. There is a front door bell and spyhole. By the front door and external to the flat there is an extra private storage cupboard It is large(900 sq. ft.) well presented, clean with 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen with high quality appliances and a lovely living room leading to a sun room. The sun room has views over Compton Acres gardens, Parkstone Golf Club, Poole Harbour, Brownsea Island and The Purbeck Hills. Ideal for sitting in the sun and reading, and great for a breakfast/dining area. The flat has been designed so that all the windows overlook the gardens. All are South West facing.
What strikes me about the flat is the attention given to storage. 3 good sized cupboards, including an airing cupboard, in the hall, an external cupboard next to the flat, fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms, and further cupboards in the garage space. If you have visitors there are 2 serviced guest suites which are available at £35 per suite. Without question in one of the best positions in the best block.
Share of Freehold: Associated lease with 962 years remaining
Annual Council Tax for 2020/21: Band F £2523.42 payable
TV & Connectivity: Sky and most other providers available
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: C(80)
Environmental Impact Rating: C(78)
Service Charge: £692 per quarter(£2768 per year)
Services Included: Water & sewerage for each individual flat, buildings insurance, permanent manager & 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 suites (double or twin) which are available at £35 per suite per night.
Gas 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