Church Walk is excellently located in the heart of this popular village, much of which is a Conservation Area and Elham itself is surrounded by unspoilt countryside, being designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, over which there are a wealth of walks and cycle routes. The village affords a good range of amenities including, a General Stores, Tea Room, Doctor’s Surgery, three Public Houses/Inns, Primary School, two Churches, Church Hall and a thriving Village Hall together with floodlit tennis courts and Cricket Ground. There is a bus service running through the centre of the village giving access, to the north, to the Cathedral City of Canterbury and also, to the south, to the Channel Tunnel town of Folkestone. Each of these offers excellent shopping and recreational facilities together with high-speed main line train services to London, taking under the hour to St Pancras. In addition, access onto the M20 at Junction 11 is within easy driving distance.
This modern, ground floor, apartment has been excellently updated and improved by the current owner and offers comfortable and stylish accommodation, now benefiting from a new kitchen and a super walk-in shower room with a built in cupboard, incorporating space and plumbing for a washing machine. There is a good amount of storage within the property, having fitted wardrobes, walk-in kitchen store and a further deep cupboard situated in the hall. Set within a two storey block, designed and built with traditional construction, cavity walls, part shiplap weatherboarding and plain tiled roof slopes. The apartment enjoys a good degree of insulation together with sealed double glazing and Economy electric heating. Particular attention has been paid to details which benefit the retired which include an emergency call system together with easily accessible power sockets. Added benefits located at the 'sister site' in nearby Lyminge include a communal residents' lounge and laundry, should these be required. The property is the first apartment in the block and enjoys an attractive outlook to the front across the landscaped gardens and the pretty church.
18' 0'' x 3' 2'' (5.48m x 0.96m)
Sitting / Dining Room
13' 4'' x 12' 0'' (4.06m x 3.65m)
8' 10'' x 5' 11'' (2.69m x 1.80m)
5' 11'' x 2' 11'' (1.80m x 0.89m)
11' 2'' x 10' 5'' (3.40m x 3.17m)
10' 6'' x 5' 2'' (3.20m x 1.57m)
4' 0'' x 2' 5'' (1.22m x 0.74m)
There is brick pavia communal parking provided to the front of the apartments. To the rear the gardens are laid to lawns set behind mature beech hedging with a secluded area of paving just outside the sitting room. Communal gardens are positioned principally to the front of the building with areas of lawns, rockeries and colourful shrub borders.
Tenure & Service Charge
The property was built in 1988 with a 99-year lease in place (lease start date to be confirmed).
Service charges and Ground Rent combined are currently £159.07 per calendar month (revised yearly in April).
Church Walk is managed by Sanctuary Housing Ltd who have considerable experience in providing accommodation and services for the retired. They are responsible for the employment of a Scheme Manager (Warden); who, although not resident on site, do visit regularly if desired; together with the emergency call system, external repairs and maintenance of grounds, insurances of the building and cleaning and lighting of communal areas.
There are communal facilities at a twinned development at Wentworth Close in Lyminge which residents of Church Walk can make use of, if so desired.
The age restrictions for purchasers are 63 for men and 58 for women and each must be drawing a pension. A meeting with the Scheme Manager will be required for all interested parties. NB. If the purchaser already owns a small pet, this may be brought with them, subject to the approval of Sanctuary Housing, but they will be unable to replace or acquire a pet after moving in.
Sanctuary Housing Association has a clawback of 30% of any increase in the amount, of the purchase price over the Leaseholder's acquisition price, or, 1% of the said purchase price actually received by the leaseholder, (whichever is greater)