DESCRIPTION This light and airy first floor retirement apartment, just a stone's throw from the city centre and Bishop's Palace moat, is presented in immaculate order having recently been decorated throughout. The property benefits from a brand new bathroom, recently fitted kitchen and new carpets and flooring throughout.
Upon entering the apartment is an entrance hall with a store cupboard with shelving, hooks and hanging rail offering plenty of space for coats, shoes and other storage. Another cupboard further along the hall has shelving and again offers plenty of useful storage. The sitting room is light and airy and has a door entry phone and a large window overlooking one of the gardens in the development. A glazed door leads from the sitting room into a well-appointed and recently fitted kitchen with ivory kitchen units, corner carousel cupboard, quality taupe coloured resin worksurfaces with integrated 1 1/2 bowl sink and draining board, Electrolux ceramic hob and extractor fan, Zanussi built in oven and Zanussi built in eye level microwave. There is also a freestanding fridge freezer. Accessed form the hall, the bathroom has been newly fitted throughout, with new wood effect vinyl flooring, WC, wash hand basin and bath with overhead mixer shower and glass shower panel. The bedroom is a good size double and has a dual aspect giving the room a light and airy feel. The property also benefits from a 24/7 emergency pull cord system for added peace of mind.
OUTSIDE The development is set within the heart of the city with all amenities within a short distance. There are well maintained flower and shrub beds around the development along with an attractive communal garden, mainly laid to lawn with shrub and flower borders to the rear of the property. Benches are dotted around the site, a perfect spot to sit and enjoy the sunshine. A pre bookable guest suite is available for visiting friends and family at a modest charge, with ensuite shower room and kitchenette. The communal facilities include a residents sitting room, laundry room, gardens and parking for residents and visitors. There is also a resident house manager on site.
LOCATION Wells is the smallest cathedral city in England. It caters for most everyday needs, offering good shopping facilities as well as restaurants and pubs, a cinema, churches of most denominations, together with open-air markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
There are good road connections to Bristol, Bath, the motorway system and Bristol Airport, with rail links from Castle Cary (about 20 minutes drive away) to London Paddington.
Sporting facilities in the area include racing at Wincanton and Bath, golf at Wells and near Oakhill, sailing or fishing at Chew Valley and Blagdon lakes. In addition, there is a Leisure Centre in Wells offering a variety of recreational facilities.
TENURE Leasehold (approx 69 years remaining)
SERVICE CHARGES Currently £173.97 per month
HEATING Gas central heating
SERVICES Mains drainage, water, gas and electricity are all connected.
LOCAL AUTHORITY Mendip District Council, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet. BA4 5BT. Tel: 0300 303 8588
COUNCIL TAX Band 'B'
EPC RATING Rating 'C'
VIEWING Strictly by appointment with Cooper and Tanner. Tel: 01749 676524
DIRECTIONS On foot - From the Wells office in Broad Street turn left onto St. John's Street at the end of the road turn right into Southover. On the left hand side after approx. 25 metres you will see a gated archway signed 'The Old Bakery' which leads to Palace Court. Continue through the archway to Palace Court where the property can be found a little further along on the left.
By car - From the Wells office in Broad Street turn left onto St. John's Street at the end of the road turn right into Southover, take the next left into Silver Street and follow the road for approx. 100 metres. Take the next left into Palace Court and the property can be found on the right.
AGENT'S NOTE: Please note that in the future should you wish to sell the property you are liable to pay a charge of 1% of the purchase price for each year the property is owned. This charge goes towards the sinking (maintenance) fund for the development.
EPCs tell you how energy efficient a building is and give it a rating from A (very efficient) to G (inefficient). EPCs let the person who will use the building know how costly it will be to heat and light, and what its carbon dioxide emissions are likely to be.
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