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£285,000

2 Bedroom Ground Floor Flat

Flat 2, Shipstall, Belle Vue Road, Lower Parkstone, Poole, BH14 8TW

Key Features

  • Stylish 2 double bedroom ground floor apartment in Lower Parkstone on the edge of Ashley Cross
  • 2 luxury bathrooms
  • 250 sq ft living room/dining area with 2 sets of patio doors
  • 22ft x 16ft South West facing sun terrace
  • Communal garden with sea views over Poole Harbour and the Purbeck Hills
  • Share of freehold with 999 year lease
  • Garage and off road parking
  • The block is expertly managed by the directors, who are all flat owners
  • £12000 currently in the block reserve fund
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Description

Stylish apartment in a stylish location with sea views: 2 double bedrooms, 2 luxury bathrooms, elegant kitchen and a 250 sq ft living room/dining area leading out onto a 22ft x 16ft sun terrace. With the owner having his own dog and direct access to private communal gardens, this feels like a house.

Currently owned by a professional, this flat suits a busy life, both at work and socially. To live in, or a lock up and leave holiday home, or an excellent Buy2Let investment before getting the opportunity to use it for yourself. Our estimate is that it would achieve £1050-£1100 pcm rental income. Whether a landlord or living in it yourself the block is expertly managed(all the flats have share of freehold and manage it as directors) with £12000 currently in the reserve fund and redecoration of the exterior of the block done in 2015 and the internal communal areas have been redecorated and re-carpeted this year.

This block is pet friendly, the current owners have a dog who enjoys free reign of the garden. The garage belonging to Flat 2 is perfectly located at the end of the driveway and gives easy access to one of the three entrances to property, its perfect for carrying shopping from the car up the steps to the side of the building and in through the private patio doors. If it is a holiday home, there is barely a need for a car. Buy a runaround and leave it in the garage here. You can walk 5 minutes to Parkstone railway station with direct routes to London and Manchester.

There is style throughout the apartment: from engineered oak flooring in the hall and living room to illuminated mirrors to waterfall taps in the bathrooms to LED lights in the kitchen kickboards, thought has been given to the design. The jewel in the crown is the large L-shaped South West facing sun terrace accessed from 2 sets of patio doors either side of the 'L'. The current owner entertains with lots of BBQ's in front of the communal gardens that are rarely used by the other flats. Or just chill out with an evening drink and a lazy dog at your feet. When viewing this is important to focus on to understand how it feels like you are in a private house rather than a flat.

For fun, it is a walk down to Whitecliff Park right on the edge of the harbour. Poole Harbour is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world and haven to all sizes of boats. It is home to Sunseeker Marine, its yachts made famous by their appearance in James Bond films, the latest being 3 designs in A Quantum of Solace. The harbour is also a UK hub for kitesurfing and windsurfing. Even if you don't take part it is a magnificent spectacle to sit on Evening Hill and watch them. The area has a strong cycling community, particularly over on the Purbeck Hills. And Dorset's Jurassic Coast is a destination for walkers. Or on lazier days, the famous beaches of Sandbanks are close at hand.

You are spoilt for eateries and nightlife. You can walk into Ashley Cross which is a lovely community, both family friendly and for entertainment and food. On the green, there are regular events: Don't miss the famous 'Party in the Park' and 'Grooves on the Green'. Other 'must do's' while you live here: Regular visits to Mark Bennett's Patisserie, the local award winning artisan baker and the best sausage rolls in the universe. A Friday night out at Mr Kyps, famous locally for great tribute bands. A Sunday morning breakfast at The Bateau. And a special event meal at the OX with a drink first at the Bermuda Triangle. All over there are wonderful places to eat: Koh Noi Thai Tapas in Lilliput, The Cliff in Canford Cliffs Village, or for very special, the Rick Stein restaurant on the harbour's edge in Sandbanks.

And of course there is work. Less than 5 minutes walk away is Parkstone railway station with direct routes to London and Manchester(and after a long days work, you can always sneak into The Cow which is 20 yards from the station for a deserved pint). By car you are just over 2 miles from the Wessex Way and at least dual carriageway to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. Bus routes to Poole and Bournemouth are excellent from Ashley Cross. The area has also become a significant employer in the South of England with headquarters of Sunseeker Marine, the RNLI, Barclays International, Merlin Entertainments, LV, Vitality and JP Morgan. For work/holidays ferries from Poole go to France and the Channel islands. And Bournemouth International Airport is the fastest growing in the UK.

Stylish apartment......stylish location.

Rooms

This home includes:

  • Entrance Hall

    The entrance hall has an engineered oak floor and painted plaster walls and ceiling. Radiator, door entry phone and smoke alarm. The hall has 2 sets of double door cupboards, one containing the water tanks for the property.

  • Living Room

    5.05m x 4.63m (23.4 sqm) - 16' 7" x 15' 2" (252 sqft)

    The living room has engineered oak flooring and painted plaster walls with one wallpaper feature wall. 2 sets of sliding double glazed patio doors into the gardens each with fitted vertical blinds. 2 radiators and a Honeywell heating thermostat control. Phone, TV and Sky TV sockets.

  • Kitchen

    3.46m x 2.36m (8.1 sqm) - 11' 4" x 7' 8" (87 sqft)

    The kitchen has a tiled floor and painted plaster walls and ceiling. Double glazed wood framed window. The kitchen units are a gloss white finish with Quartz effect work tops and coloured glass splashbacks. Led lights under the cabinets and to the kick boards. Fittings and appliances include a stainless steel sink and drainer, LG microwave, Stoves oven, Hotpoint induction hob and extractor hood and space for undercounted appliances. The kitchen houses the gas boiler with Drayton digital controller. Chrome towel radiator.

  • Bedroom 1

    3.99m x 3.05m (12.1 sqm) - 13' 1" x 10' (130 sqft)

    Bedroom 1 is a double bedroom with fitted carpets and painted plaster walls. Double glazed wood framed bay windows, radiator, fitted 2 door wardrobes and TV points.

  • Ensuite

    1.57m x 1.54m (2.4 sqm) - 5' 1" x 5' (26 sqft)

    The en suite shower room has a tiled floor, tiled walls and a painted plaster ceiling. Obscure double glazed wood framed window, washbasin with lighted mirror and shaver socket above and cabinet below, toilet and chrome and glass shower enclosure. Chrome towel radiator.

  • Bedroom 2

    3.45m x 2.52m (8.6 sqm) - 11' 3" x 8' 3" (93 sqft)

    Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with fitted carpets and painted plaster walls. Double glazed wood framed window, radiator and fitted 2 door wardrobes.

  • Bathroom

    2.35m x 1.56m (3.6 sqm) - 7' 8" x 5' 1" (39 sqft)

    The bathroom has a tiled floor, tiled walls and a painted plaster ceiling. Washbasin with lighted mirror above and shaver socket, toilet and bath with shower over and glass shower screen. Extractor fan and chrome towel radiator.

  • Terrace

    6.6m x 4.9m (32.3 sqm) - 21' 7" x 16' (348 sqft)

    The property has a south west facing sun terrace that wraps around the living room with access from both sliding patio doors. The terrace is laid to stone slabs and looks into the communal gardens and has sea glimpses.

  • Garden

    The communal gardens wrap around the flat and have access direct from the living room. The garden is mostly laid to lawn with mature planted trees and borders. The garden has sea glimpses through the trees.

  • Garage

    Single garage with metal up and over door. Power and light inside. There is space inside the garage for a car and there is space in front of the garage to park a second.

  • Please note, all dimensions are approximate / maximums and should not be relied upon for the purposes of floor coverings.

Summary


Additional Information:


  • Council Tax Band D: £1517.85 per year

  • SKY TV and Broadband available

  • Share of Freehold with 999 year lease from 1986

  • Reserve fund has a current balance of £12000

  • Pets permitted in the block

  • Council Tax:

    Band D

  • Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating:

    Band D (55-68)

  • Service Charge:

    £1000 Per Annum

  • Service Included:

    Buildings insurance, communal cleaning, window cleaning, building maintenance, contribution to the sinking fund
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