A remarkably rare chance to purchase a substantial two double bedroom apartment within this highly regarded over 55's development with lovely communal reception spaces and guest facilities situated close to Birstall's shopping centre and historic conservation area.The property is the former on-site wardens apartment, enjoys a private second floor position and is exceptionally spacious with over 1100 sq ft of living space including the open plan lounge-diner with fitted kitchen off. Read more
A remarkably rare chance to purchase a substantial two double bedroom apartment within this highly regarded over 55's development with lovely communal reception spaces and guest facilities situated close to Birstall's shopping centre and historic conservation area.The property is the former on-site wardens apartment, enjoys a private second floor position and is exceptionally spacious with over 1100 sq ft of living space including the open plan lounge-diner with fitted kitchen off.
General Information - The sought-after suburb of Birstall is situated just outside the City boundary to the north of Leicester, on the A6 Leicester to Loughborough Road, and is well known for its popularity in terms of convenience for ease of access to the Leicester City centre and all the excellent amenities therein, as well as the market towns of Loughborough and Melton Mowbray, the East Midlands International Airport at Castle Donington, the adjoining Charnwood Forest with its many scenic country walks and golf courses and the A46 Western By-Pass which links Birstall to Junction 21 of the M1M69 motorway network for travel north, south and west, and the adjoining Fosse Park and Meridian shopping, entertainment, retail and business centres.
About Watermead Court - Watermead Court is situated in the heart of Birstall, a self-contained village on the outskirts of Leicester. Birstall has an impressive selection of shops and amenities including banks, chemists, opticians and doctors' surgeries. There is also a very social aspect to this friendly village with cafes, a social club, library, bowling green, church and pub - all within a stone's throw of Watermead Court. Leicester city centre and Fosse Park are only a short bus ride away. New residents are accepted at Watermead Court from 55 years of age and there are 38 private flats in total on the development with resident management staff and a Lifeline alarm service.There are shared laundry facilities, communal gardens, parking area (first-come, first served) and buggy store with spacious relaxing area's and communal kitchen, guest apartment etc etc.
Epc Rating - We are currently awaiting the EPC certificate for this property.
External Hallway - The property is accessed via its own private staircase from the property's communal first floor landing which leads to a private second floor landing which is shared only with the adjacent development guest suite. The landing has a decorative cornice ceiling with wall and ceiling light points, glazing which overlooks the stairwell and two doors giving access to the guest suite and to apartment 31 itself.
Entrance Hall - 7.09m x 1.86m (23'3" x 6'1") - With UPVC double glazed window, ornate cornicing and two pendant light points, smoke alarm and modern electric storage heater, hot water cylinder cupboard off with modern cylinder with twin immersions, doors give access off to the left to the master bedroom with adjacent bathroom and a further corridor then extends off to the second double bedroom, walk in store, lounge/diner and kitchen beyond. Sizes quoted for this room are minimum including only the initial hallway area and do not include the additional hallway space to side as previously mentioned which also offers an additional pendant light point, cornicing, loft access hatch and smoke alarm with door to:
Walk-In Store - 1.62m x 1.26m (5'4" x 4'2") - A useful walk in store with ceiling light point, fitted coat pegs and consumer unit with electronic fuse switches.
Open Plan Lounge/Diner - 5.8m x 5.21m max (19'0" x 17'1" max) - (3.05m min into dining recess) Having Heatstore Quantum modern programmable night storage heater and electric radiator, plentiful power points, TV point, telephone socket and ornate cornicing plus two ceiling light points and additional wall light points, UPVC double glazed window and UPVC double glazed French doors opening onto the Juliette balcony. Openway off to:
Fitted Kitchen - 3.43m x 2.74m (11'3" x 9'0") - Fitted with an attractive range of base and eye level units with space for washing machine and upright fridge/freezer plus built in CDEA brushed steel finish multi function fan oven/grill with separate four ring hob and extractor above, tiled splashbacks, one and a quarter bowl sink with mixer tap and drainer, fluorescent strip light to ceiling and UPVC double glazed window to the property's side elevation.
Bedroom Two - 4.5m x 2.74m (14'9" x 9'0") - With pendant light point, ornate cornicing and wardrobe recess, power point and telephone point, modern electric radiator and UPVC double glazed window to the property's side elevation.
View From Bedroom Two -
Master Bedroom - 5.7m x 4.78m (18'8" x 15'8") - With modern programmable night storage heater, corniced ceiling and pendant light point, plentiful power points, TV and telephone points, wardrobe recess and UPVC double glazed window.
Lease And Service Charges - The remaining lease term is 112 years (Lease 125 yrs commencing January 2005).
The Service Charge amounts to £217.19per month and this includes the Ground Rent, the Buildings Insurance and Management costs.The Management costs cover the emergency call system, garden maintenance, cleaning of communal areas, window cleaning, external maintenance, lift maintenance, fire equipment maintenance, communal area heating, lights and water, and any day-to-day maintenance.Prospective purchasers should request their own Solicitor to check and confirm these details are correct.
Communal Gardens -
Parking Area - Parking is non-allocated and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Communal Lift - The communal lift is situated at the far end of the building and can be used for access to the first floor only.
Residents Lounge -
First Floor Residents Lounge -
Services - All mains services are understood to be available.Central heating is electric and ample power points are fitted throughout the property which is UPVC double glazed with sealed units.The complex benefits from lift access and facilities for residents comprising a laundry room, first floor lounge/ library, communal gardens and unallocated communal parking.Permission is required to use an allocated space within a scooter store.
Agents Note - This is an Independent Living complex which does not provide residential care or anything similar and is staffed Monday to Friday - 9.00 a.m.to 5 p.m.A communal care system is accessible after hours when the site is unmanned via the Appello Care Line.Any prospective buyer needs to speak and be assessed by Ruth Foster, the Scheme Manager, before a decision on purchasing can be given.
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