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31 Orchard Court, Malmesbury

Price: £159,950 Guide Price

  • Type: Apartment
  • Availability: For Sale
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Reception Rooms: 1
  • Council Tax Band: B
  • Tenure: Leasehold
  • Leasehold Remaining: 60 years
  • Ground Rent: £80.00
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Property Features

  • First floor retirement apartment
  • 639 sq ft
  • Southerly front aspect
  • Good decorative order
  • Sitting/dining room
  • Kitchen with appliances
  • Large main bedroom
  • Second bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Communal gardens

Property Summary

A well presented first floor flat (639 sq ft) in a sheltered housing complex for the over 55's.

2 bedrooms, bathroom. Communal hall, private hall, sitting/dining room, kitchen.
Communal gardens, resident and visitor's parking.

Full Details

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 31 is a well presented first floor flat. 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. Easy going stairs with shallow risers lead to a first floor landing. 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 and has a pleasant outlook into the complex. The kitchen at the rear has a good range of fitted cupboards, with an upright fridge/freezer, washing machine and slimline dishwasher. There are two bedrooms, a large double at the front and a single at the rear. From here there is access to a large loft space.

There are communal gardens and clothes drying areas.

Tenure and service charge
A 99 year lease was created in June 1984.The current service charge is £185 per calendar month and includes maintenance of the communal areas, window cleaning, building insurance and part-time assistance from the warden. The ground rent is £80 per annum.

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 - £1,614.44 for 2023/24. EPC rating Band C - 73.

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. It is also home to the UK headquarters of Dyson, who employ over 3000 people. 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.