This 2 double bedroom 2nd floor apartment is one of the best presented we have seen at Chartcombe. The owner has spent £42k since he bought including new kitchen, carpets and electric boiler.
This flat with views over the Italian Gardens at Compton Acres is beautifully presented. The owner has lived here for 7 years and has continually improved the property including replacing all windows, Wilton carpets, new kitchen, new bathrooms with insulated wipe clean cladding, a new electric boiler and infrared ceiling mounted heating panels. Located on the 2nd floor, with lift access, the property offers good sized accommodation throughout and offers an open plan kitchen/living area consisting of low and high level cupboards, built in appliances such as induction hob, oven, and extractor hood. There is space and plumbing for washing machine and a dishwasher, plus further space for a fridge-freezer. 2 perfectly sized double bedrooms one of which benefits from an en suite which has been replaced in the last few years. In the hallway there are two cupboards which provide great storage options, there is also video door entry pad, Care Tech care line and internal phone to make calls to other flats or main office.
Chartcombe is hidden from view, 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 tree centerpiece 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.
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.
If you have visitors there are 2 serviced guest suites which are available at £35 per suite.
Share of Freehold: Associated 999 year lease
Annual Council Tax: Band D £1,877.17 payable
Connectivity: Sky and most other providers available
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: Band C(75); Environmental Impact Rating: Band C(78)
Service Charge: c.£2,552 per year; Services Included: Water & sewerage for each individuals flat, buildings insurance, permanent manager,
housekeeper, communal cleaning, building maintenance, gardening.; Ground Rent: Peppercorn: Reserve Fund: £95,615.00
Age restriction: One partner must be at least 60 years of age;
1 dedicated parking space in the underground garage
Viewings: 24 hours notice or sooner by arrangement