Orchard Court, Arches lane, Malmesbury

£165,000

Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 2
A refurbished ground floor flat (652 sq ft) in a sheltered housing complex for the over 55's.

2 bedrooms, bathroom. Communal hall, private hall, sitting/dining room, kitchen.

Garage, communal gardens, resident and visitor's parking.

The Property

Orchard Court lies on the southern edge of the town and is a sheltered housing complex built in 1984 exclusively for the over 55's. It comprises forty flats and six bungalows. Number 26 has just been redecorated and re-carpeted, while the kitchen and shower were replaced in recent years. A gas fired boiler supplies central heating and domestic hot water with radiators throughout the property. The external windows have recently been replaced and the communal areas have been redecorated, from funds accumulated via the service charge.

The Accommodation

Communal ground floor door with intercom. The private front door leads into the hall with a useful broom cupboard and the large airing cupboard, housing the hot water cylinder. The sitting/dining room benefits from a southerly aspect, has a pleasant outlook into the complex, and an ornamental fireplace surround. A sliding door leads to the kitchen at the rear. This has a range of fitted cupboards with a built-in electric cooker, hob and extractor over. There is space for an upright fridge/freezer and plumbing for a washing machine. There are two bedrooms, a good double at the front and a single at the rear.

Outside

There are communal gardens and clothes drying areas to the rear.

Garage

A short distance from the property, the third in the block and with a mezzanine storage level.

General

All mains connected. The gas boiler in the kitchen supplies central heating and hot water. Pets are allowed subject to permission from the Management Company. Council Tax Band B - £1,491.17 for 2021/22. EPC rating Band - to follow.

Tenure and Service charge

A 99 year lease was created in June 1984. The current service charge is £170.18 per calendar month and includes maintenance of the communal areas, window cleaning, building insurance and part-time assistance from the warden.

Location

Malmesbury lies close to the border of Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, 14 miles south of Cirencester and 10 miles north of Chippenham, with Swindon 16 miles to the east and Bath 24 miles to the west. It has a good selection of shops including a Waitrose supermarket, a regular farmers' market, a library, museum, leisure centre with pool, two primary schools and an Ofsted rated Outstanding secondary school. J17 of the M4, 5 miles south, provides access to the area's major employment centres and there are trains to Paddington in just over an hour from Chippenham, Kemble and Swindon.

Directions to SN16 0ED

Proceed down Malmesbury High Street, over the river bridge and continue to the Priory roundabout. Here take the third exit heading towards Chippenham and take the first turning right into Arches Lane. After 100 yards turn right into Orchard Court.

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Blount & Maslin

50 High Street, Malmesbury, Wiltshire

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