Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac within level walking distance of all the many village amenities. Lyminge is a bustling and popular village offering a wide range of amenities including newsagents/general stores, tea rooms, Chinese and Indian restaurants/takeaways, public house, two doctors' surgeries, two churches, pharmacy and large Age Concern facility providing many communal activities including daily lunch service. There is also an active community hall, sports field and library. Bus services run through the centre of the village, providing easy access to the south, to the Channel Tunnel town of Folkestone and the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Hythe on the coast, and to the north to the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury. These towns offer an excellent range of shopping and recreational facilities, together with the high-speed main line train services available from Folkestone, Ashford and Canterbury to London St. Pancras.
A one-bedroom, ground floor, purpose-built retirement apartment ideally located within Lyminge Village. The property benefits from a pleasant outlook across the communal courtyard to the front and of course, the communal gardens to the rear.
The apartment offers a double bedroom, sitting/dining room with patio doors giving access out to the communal gardens, a kitchen with fitted units, integrated electric oven, hob and extractor, space for a fridge/white goods, plus an additional storage cupboard with plenty of shelving and housing the hot water cylinder. There is a large and accessible bath/shower room and a second storage cupboard in the hallway, as well as a useful external storage cupboard just beside the front door. The property benefits from a good level of insulation with UPVC double glazing and useful features such as easily accessible higher level electric sockets and an emergency call system with pull cords to most rooms. Other benefits include a communal residents' lounge, kitchen and laundry room together with outside communal space. An internal viewing of this apartment is highly recommended.
11' 10'' x 11' 8'' (3.60m x 3.55m)
8' 11'' x 6' 0'' (2.72m x 1.83m)
10' 7'' x 10' 5'' (3.22m x 3.17m)
10' 7'' x 6' 8'' (3.22m x 2.03m)
Paved parking areas are provided for the private use of the apartments.
The communal gardens are mainly laid to areas of neat lawn being well maintained, together with well stocked flower and shrub borders. Communal washing rotary drying area plus a communal lounge and kitchen on site
Tenure & Service Charge
64 years remaining of a 99-year Lease from 5/6/1987.
Service charges are reviewed annually. The current charge for 2022/23 is £153.24 per month and ground rent £5.83 per month.
The property is managed by Sanctuary Housing Ltd., who are responsible for the employment of a Scheme Manager/Warden, external repairs and maintenance of the building, grounds and communal areas, emergency call system and insurance.
The minimum age for residents/purchasers are 63 for men and 58 for women.
A meeting with the Scheme Manager will be required for all interested parties prior to a sale being agreed.
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)