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Elliscombe, Wincanton - £230,000 Sold Subject to Contract


Property Details

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A bright and spacious end of terrace retirement bungalow with two double sized bedrooms, offered for sale with the advantage of no onward chain and enjoying a tranquil location within a small retired community in the heart of the country. The property is just a short drive to the small Somerset town of Wincanton, which offers a range of facilities and mainline train stations are also within easy reach - four miles away at Templecombe for Waterloo and nine miles in the opposite direction is Castle Cary serving Paddington. The complex caters for those over 55 years of age looking for independent living with the support of on site management staff Monday to Friday who can offer guidance on getting additional help, if required and pets are welcome. The Club House holds many events from film screenings to church services and there is also the option of a weekly meal for a nominal cost and opportunity to use for private gatherings. Residents have the option to mingle or keep themselves to themselves. There is also laundry facilities, wonderful communal gardens and the property benefits from its own easterly facing paved sun terrace. The bungalow offers around 1149 square foot (106 sq m) of well laid out accommodation and benefits from uPVC double glazing, individually controlled electric heaters with timers that were fitted three years ago and new flooring to the shower room and en-suite bathroom. Viewing is essential to truly appreciate the property and its environment.

ACCOMMODATION

Inside

Entrance Hall

Front door with full height window to the side opens into a spacious, bright and welcoming reception hall. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Access to the large, part boarded and insulated loft space with drop down ladder and light. Coved. Wall mounted electric heater. Power points. Walk in storage cupboard fitted with light, shelves and coat hooks. Inset coir matting by the front door. White panelled doors to all rooms.

Sitting/Dining Room (5.33m'' x 6.78m'' / 17'6'' x 22'3'')

Average measurement - Boasting a triple aspect with windows to the sides and two sets of double doors opening out to the paved sun terrace to the rear. Ceiling and wall lights. Smoke detector. Coved. Two wall mounted electric heaters. Power, telephone and television points. Feature fireplace with timber surround, polished stone effect surround and coal effect electric fire. Serving hatch to the kitchen/breakfast room.

Kitchen/Breakfast Room (5.84m'' x 2.51m'' / 19'2'' x 8'3'')

Approximate measurement - Enjoying a double aspect with window to the side and to the front. Ceiling lights. Coved. Wall mounted electric heater. Power and telephone points. Fitted with a range of kitchen units consisting of floor cupboards with drawers and eye level cupboards. Generous amount of work surfaces. Part tiled walls. Stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap. Integrated fridge/freezer. Built in eye level electric oven with storage cupboards above and below. Electric hob with extractor hood over. Space for a washing machine. Vinyl flooring.

Bedroom One (4.90m'' x 5.49m / 16'1'' x 18')

Maximum measurements, slightly L shaped - includes the wardrobe. Window overlooking the grounds to the rear and door opening to the rear paved sun terrace. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Coved. Wall mounted electric heater. Power, telephone and television points. Two double wardrobes with hanging rails and shelves. Airing cupboard housing the hot water cylinder and fitted with slatted shelves. White panelled door to the:-

En-Suite Bathroom

Obscured glazed window to the front elevation. Ceiling light. Emergency pull cord. Coved. Extractor fan. Wall mounted electric fan heater. Fitted with a suite consisting of pedestal wash hand basin with mirror and shaver light/point over, low level WC and bath with mixer tap and shower attachment, tiled splash back and useful tiled shelf. Vinyl flooring.

Bedroom Two (3.38m'' x 2.97m'' / 11'1'' x 9'9'')

Measurement includes the wardrobes - Window to the front of the property. Ceiling light. Smoke detector. Coved. Wall mounted electric heater. Electrical consumer unit. Power, telephone and television points. Double fitted wardrobe with hanging rail and shelf.

Shower Room

Obscured glazed window to the front. Ceiling light. Emergency pull cord. Extractor fan. Fitted with low level WC, wall mounted wash hand basin with mirror and shaver light/point over and tiled shower cubicle with electric shower. Heated towel rail and wall mounted fan heater. Vinyl flooring.

Outside

Carport and Parking

The property is approached from the lane down a tree lined drive to gates opening to Elliscombe Park onto an area with space for visitor parking and arch to the allocated carport. (Currently being used for storage of gardening equipment)

Communal Gardens

To the rear of the bungalow there is a paved sun terrace that runs along the back and then a large grassed area with a hedge boundary beyond, which is open countryside. There are formal landscaped gardens to the side of the visitor parking with paths approaching and skirting a central bed planted with a host of trees, shrubs and flowers and plenty of benches providing the chance to sit and enjoy. The gardens are partly walled and boast a sunny aspect.

Key Features

The current service charge is £550 per month and includes:-
On site management staff - Monday to Friday
Gardener/general maintenance
Laundry facility
Club Room and kitchen, which hosts events and is available to reserve for private functions
Careline Service
Building Insurance for the whole site
Quarterly emptying of septic tank
Contribution to the sinking fund
Leasehold - 103 years remaining

Directions

From the Gillingham Office

Head out of Gillingham on the Wyke Road in the direction of Wincanton. Join the A303 towards Exeter and Wincanton. Come off at the next junction and at the round about take the first exit at the next roundabout take the last exit. Take the first exit on the next roundabout heading towards Templecombe. Take the next turning right - sign posted Holton. At Holton turn right sign posted Higher Holton. Follow this road for about half a mile where the drive to the property will be found on the left hand side on a right hand bend. Proceed down the drive and take the first turning left into Elliscombe Park. The property will be found straight ahead.