2 bedroom House - Retirement (Sold)

Southend-On-Sea
£350,000
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Overview

This is a south-facing second floor apartment with sea views and a good-sized terrace garden in this contemporary retirement development by McCarthy and Stone. (Property Ref: 19CentenaryPlace)

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Overall Description

This luxury second floor apartment sits within the stylish modern Centenary Place, a luxury McCarthy and Stone retirement development with pleasant sea views in the ever popular Southend on Sea. The dedicated House Manager is on site during working hours to take care of things and make you feel at home and for your peace of mind the development has camera door entry and 24-hour emergency call systems, should you require assistance. The Homeowners' lounge with kitchen as well as the communal gardens provide space to socialise with friends, family and other residents. If your guests have travelled from afar, they can even extend their stay by booking into the development Guest Suite (usually for a fee of £25 per night - subject to availability). The apartment is spacious and modern throughout with a good-sized terraced garden from which to enjoy watching the boats heading along the sea on the horizon. There are two double bedrooms, the master with walk-in wardrobe and en-suite, as well as a second shower room. The good-sized sitting room opens out to the terrace garden and there is a fully fitted modern kitchen. The apartment also has a good-sized entrance hall with large walk-in storage cupboard and has double-glazed windows and under-floor heating with separate controls for each room. If you would like to watch our Virtual Video Guided Tour please search for "19 Centenary Place, Southend" on You Tube.

Location

Centenary Place is located in the popular seaside town of Southend-On Sea, home to the historic Southend Pier, the largest pleasure pier in the world. Centenary Place is located next door to a GP on one side, a convenience store on the other and opposite a public house that serves excellent meals. There's plenty to suit all tastes close by, including Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Southchurch Park and Hall which has 30 acres of gardens to explore as well as the medieval moated manor house, now a museum. Why not take a walk along the pier and enjoy some light refreshments a mile out to sea at the Salt cafe whilst enjoying the views of the Estuary. There's a great choice of shops in the local area including Waitrose, Aldi and Asda, as well as bars, coffee shops and restaurants.

Accommodation

From the second floor landing the front door leads into the:

Entrance Hall - 3.61m x 2.92m (11'10 x 9'7)

Intercom control for exterior door on ground floor. Deep airing cupboard (7'5 x 3'8) with hot-water tank and ample storage space.

Sitting Room - 5.59m x 3.58m (18'4 x 11'9)

Window to front with views over Southend to the sea. Electric fireplace with wood surround and marble hearth. TV aerial point. Telephone point. French doors onto the balcony. Open-plan into the:

Kitchen - 2.39m x 2.24m (7'10 x 7'4)

Window to side. Modern kitchen units with work-tops and sink unit. Bosch electric oven, hob and stainless steel extractor. Fitted microwave. Fridge/freezer. Spotlights. Tiled floor.

Garden Terrace - 7.77m x 2.92m (25'6 x 9'7)

Metal and glass balustrade, wooden decking, artificial grass, outside lights and garden tap. Very private with pleasant views across the green in front and the roof tops to the sea.

Master Bedroom - 5.64m x 3.02m (18'6 x 9'11)

Window to front with views towards sea. Walk-in wardrobe with clothes rail. TV aerial point. Door to:

En-Suite Bathroom - 2.90m x 2.13m (9'6 x 7')

Shower cubicle with tiled surround and glass screen. Low-level wc. Vanity unit with wash-hand basin. Mirror with light. Tiled walls and floor. Modern heated towel-rail. Extractor. Spotlights.

Bedroom Two - 4.22m x 2.69m (13'10 x 8'10)

Window to front with views to sea. TV aerial point.

Shower Room - 1.73m x 1.50m (5'8 x 4'11)

Fitted shower cubicle. Low-level wc. Wash-hand basin. Mirror with light. Tiled walls and floor. Extractor. Spotlights. Modern heated towel-rail.

Outside

The property has pleasant communal gardens in the courtyard area to the rear. There is also a car-park where permits can be purchased for c.£250 per annum for a designated space. There is also a room for mobility scooters with charging points.

Services & Other Info.

Mains water, drainage and electricity. Under-floor heating with thermostat controls in each room. Leasehold: 999 years from 1st June 2015. Ground Rent: £495 per annum. Service Charge: 2020/21 £3,989.10 per annum. Security Alarm, Video Entry System, 24 hour Emergency Call. House manager on site to help out week day daytime. Guest suites can be booked for family/friends (c. £25 per night). Resident's lounge and kitchen. Communal gardens.

Service Charge (Breakdown) -
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance

The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV. .

Car Parking Permit - Parking spaces are available on a first come, first served basis at a charge of £250 per annum and are subject to availability. Speak to your House Manager for more details.

Lease Information - Lease Length: 999 years from June 1st 2015
Ground Rent: £495 per annum
It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 60 years or over.
All details of the lease and what it includes must be confirmed before purchase.