Positioned as part of a quiet, purpose built block of apartments 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 offer an excellent range of shopping, recreational and adult educational facilities, together with high speed main line train services to London with the travel time to St. Pancras having been reduced to some 60 minutes.
A little further afield will be found the expanding business centre of Ashford, from where the capital may be reached in some 37 minutes and, via the International Station and Eurostar connections, there is direct and easy access deep into Europe.
Beautifully presented, this first floor retirement apartment is ideally located within Lyminge Village, having been extensively refurbished throughout by the current vendors.
The apartment now has a new modern fitted kitchen with matching gloss units with worktops over incorporating a slim line Indesit dishwasher, tall fridge/freezer, Lamona oven and a Candy hob. The bath/shower room has been fully upgraded, new carpets laid and complete re-decoration carried out throughout.
The sitting/dining room overlooks the central courtyard and there are two bedrooms to the front, with the second lending itself to a separate dining room or walk in wardrobe, if so desired.
This established development has a wonderful community feel to it with lots of coffee mornings, quiz evenings and BBQ's albeit in the slightly warmer months!
Approx. 11' 11'' x 11' 9'' (3.63m x 3.58m)
Approx. 9' 0'' x 5' 11'' (2.74m x 1.80m)
Approx. 10' 7'' x 10' 5'' (3.22m x 3.17m)
Bedroom Two/Dining Room
Approx. 8' 8'' x 7' 6'' (2.64m x 2.28m)
Approx. 10' 5'' x 7' 1'' (3.17m x 2.16m)
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 beds. Communal washing rotary drying area.
Mains water, electricity and drainage connected. Electric Storage Heaters on Economy 7 heating. Emergency call system. Security call access system for front door. External lighting and CCTV. UPVC double glazed windows including secondary glazing to the front two bedrooms.
Maintenance and Service Charge
Tenure & Service Charge - The property was built in 1987 with a 99 year lease in place. Service charges which are reviewed annually in April each year are currently £141.98 per calendar month including ground rent of £5.83 per month.
Sanctuary Housing - The property is managed by Sanctuary Housing Ltd., who has considerable experience in providing accommodation and services for the retired.
They are responsible for the employment of a Scheme Manager/Warden, external repairs and maintenance of the emergency call system, grounds, insurance of the buildings, cleaning and lighting of windows, communal areas, including lounge, laundry facilities and kitchen area, etc.
There is a 'sister' set of apartments in Elham and the two groups do mix occasionally.
The minimum ages 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)