Mallard Court, Long Lane, Upton, Chester £140,000
A two bedroom FIRST FLOOR RETIREMENT apartment with LARGER THAN AVERAGE accommodation, forming part of a popular and CONVENIENT COMPLEX to the north east of Chester.
Originally constructed in 2001 by McCarthy & Stone and comprising 50 apartments arranged over 3 floors, with the benefit of a communal lift, Mallard Court is a very popular and established retirement development within the favoured suburb of Upton. Upton itself has a variety of local facilities, shops, churches, bus stops and the Bache Railway Station, and is also within easy easy reach of the more comprehensive array of amenities within and around Chester. The apartment itself is of particular interest due to the fact that it has larger than average accommodation, as well as having the benefit of double glazed windows, an electric hot water heating system, a combination of electric storage and electric panel heaters, connections to mains water, mains electricity and mains drainage, and the following accommodation which is described in detail below.
COMMUNAL ENTRANCE HALL
With access to the private accommodation of the subject apartment as follows.
13'5" x 6'11" max (4.09m x 2.11m max)
With electric storage heater, cloaks cupboard and boiler/airing cupboard housing slatted shelving, the electricity meter and circuit breaker control panel, and a high capacity electrically heated hot water cylinder. Within the entrance hall there is also a warden call intercom.
25'2" x 10'8" (7.67m x 3.25m)
With electric storage heater, television point, telephone point, warden pull cord, feature fireplace surround, Juliet balcony with aspect over the communal gardens and beyond towards farmland, and inner double doors leading to the kitchen.
7'11" max x 7'7" (2.41m max x 2.31m)
With timber trimmed range of wall units, floor cupboards and drawers with granite effect work surfaces, stainless steel single drainer sink unit, tiled splashbacks, tile effect flooring, fitted four ring electric hob with hood above and separate electric oven/grill, wall mounted electric fan heater, and points and space for a refrigerator and freezer.
15'2" max x 9'3" (4.62m max x 2.82m)
With built-in mirror folding door fronted wardrobe/storage cupboard, warden call pull cord, electric storage heater, television point, telephone point and aspects over the communal gardens towards farmland.
15'2" x 9'1" (4.62m x 2.77m)
With electric panel heater, warden call pull cord and aspects over the communal gardens towards farmland.
6'10" x 5'6" (2.08m x 1.68m)
With coloured suite having chromium fittings comprising panelled bath with side shower screen and fitted thermostatically controlled shower unit, cabinet style wash hand basin with bathroom cabinet beneath, facing mirror and electric light/shaver point, WC, tiled walls, tile effect flooring, fan and wall mounted electric fan heater.
Externally there are extremely well maintained and attractive communal gardens to the front and rear, and there is also a communal visitors' parking area.
ADDITIONAL COMMUNAL FACILITIES
A particular benefit of the apartment are the laundry facilities available on site and the residents' lounge.
Prospective purchasers should be aware that the property cannot be occupied by a sole proprietor who is under the age of 60, or by joint proprietors who are under the age of 55.
The property is of leasehold tenure for a 125 year term dating from 1st May 2001. This lease being subject to a £410 annual ground rent payment for the first 23 years of the term, payable in two 6 monthly instalments. The variable annual service charge with respect to items of communal expense and maintenance is currently set at £2852 per annum, a figure which is also payable in two 6 monthly instalments.
From Chester, proceed out of the city along Liverpool Road, through the traffic light controlled junction to the small mini roundabout adjacent to Total Fitness. Turn right at this roundabout onto Brook Lane, continue over the railway bridge and for a further distance to the T-junction at the end of Brook Lane. Turn left at this point onto Newton Lane which continues as Plas Newton Lane, turning left just after the Firs School into Wealstone Lane. Continue along Wealstone Lane for a short distance, taking the right hand turning as the road bears to the left by the playing fields into Weston Grove. Continue along Weston Grove past the shops until reaching the T-junction with the A41/Long Lane. At this T-junction, turn left and continue for a short distance, after which the driveway entrance to Mallard Court will be observed on the left hand side.