* APPROXIMATE FLOOR AREA OF 877sq ft ( 81.5 sq m)
* GENEROUS LOUNGE/DINER AND LARGE FITTED KITCHEN
* IMPRESSIVE RECEPTION HALL WITH STORAGE CUPBOARDS
* MODERN DIGITAL 24 HOUR SECURITY AND CONTACT SYSTEM,
* VIDEO ENTRY SYSTEM
* OVERNIGHT VISITORS' GUEST SUITE AND SECURE PARKING
* REMOTE CONTROLLED GATES.
This is a truly fabulous top floor apartment in a delightful and peaceful complex of just 24 retirement apartments, conveniently located towards the Conservation area of Orpington High Street. The accommodation is most spacious, with an internal floor area exceeding 80 sq m and located to the rear of the building away from the traffic.
In comparison with other locally available one bedroom flats (with typical floor areas of around 50 sq m), this penthouse apartment provides more than 50% additional space, at a very competitive asking price.
The building has easy access to a good range of shops, cafes, restaurants, leisure facilities, all in close proximity, in addition to local bus routes and the mainline station. Discounted or free public travel within the Greater London area is available to age-eligible residents through the Oyster card and Freedom Pass schemes.
Just opposite the building area are the highly rated Priory Gardens where visitors can enjoy leisurely walks around the lakes and historic buildings.
The entrance to the building has a video security entry phone system link to each flat.
On the ground floor is the Manager's office, reception desk and a large communal lounge for the enjoyment of residents and guests which is also used as a location for special events and coffee mornings. There is a kitchenette attached to the communal lounge area and a WC next door in the foyer for residents' and guests' convenience.
The lounge also incorporates direct access to the communal garden area, where residents can enjoy a relaxed, secure and comfortable external environment.
An overnight visitors' guest suite us also located on the ground floor. The upper floors are then accessed via the spacious lift or by stairs, through the well cared for and heated hallways.
Orpington High Street and adjacent Walnuts Shopping Centre contain a variety of high-street shops, pubs and restaurants. A large Tesco supermarket opened in 2009. There is also a general market three days a week in front of Orpington College.
The Walnuts Leisure Centre, just east of the High Street, has a six-lane, 33.3 metre indoor swimming pool, squash courts and a gym with sauna and steam room, as well as a sports hall used for activities such as badminton, basketball, trampolining and fitness classes.
The Nugent Retail Park is located to the north of the high street, in the St Mary Cray area. This has a number of well-known outlets including Marks and Spencer, Waterstones, Next and Cotswold Outdoors. Available in the vicinity of Nugent Retail Park are several other "big box" retail outlets.
13' 2'' x 9' 8'' (4.02m x 2.96m) The spacious reception hall has a wall mounted electric heater, a good size built-in cupboard and a second cupboard incorporating the hot water tank with ample space and heat for airing. Both double door cupboards are auto illuminated when accessed.
19' 7'' x 18' 4'' (5.99m x 5.59m) This is an impressive open plan lounge/dining room which has a distinct feature window overlooking the community garden and this outlook provides a good panoramic view over a large area with lots of sky and on some days, afternoon sunshine and sunsets. There are two skylight windows which provide additional light/ventilation. There are two electric heaters and double doors to the entrance hall and sliding doors to the kitchen which may be left open to the lounge/diner.
13' 2'' x 9' 6'' (4.02m x 2.91m) A spacious tiled fitted kitchen with ample space and good accessibility. Plenty of wall and base units overlaid with worktops, stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drainer, built in electric oven, built in electric hob and extractor and integrated washer/dryer, ample space for a freestanding fridge/freezer and other devices.
18' 4'' x 10' 0'' (5.61m x 3.05m) Spacious double bedroom featuring generous built in wardrobe, direct access to the shower room, tilt and turn window to the rear elevation of the complex, electric heater to one side.
7' 7'' x 6' 9'' (2.33m x 2.09m) Incorporating a double shower cubicle which allows space for seated usage if required, low level wc, heated towel rail, wash hand basin, doors to hall and bedroom, anti slip flooring, extractor fan linked to the lighting circuit. Flooring and shower unit recently upgraded.
Lawn and shrubbery, an attractive and secure leisure area with garden furniture for use by residents.
Lease 125 years granted on 6th August 2004.
Service charge £266.69 per month
Ground rent £62.50 twice yearly
For further information on this property please call 01689 873796 or e-mail [email protected]