£200,000

1 bed flat for sale in Smithson Court, Top Lane, Copmanthorpe, York (ref: 103303000964)

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Key Features

  • McCarthy & Stone apartment
  • Exclusively for the over 60s
  • Modern first floor apartment
  • Bedroom with walk-in wardrobe
  • 24-hour emergency alarm
  • Communal gardens
  • Well maintained communal lounge
  • Sought after village with amenities
  • Close to York city centre
  • Permit parking by application only

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Built in 2015, this beautiful, first floor, retirement apartment is located within the sought-after village of Copmanthorpe, with easy access to local amenities and just a few miles from the Historic City of York.

Boasting a spacious lounge, modern kitchen and bedroom with walk-in wardrobe, this apartment is ideal for those wishing to downsize to a low maintenance and secure property. With an on-site House Manager (during the hours 9am-2pm) and communal lounge and gardens, the apartment also features the luxury of electric underfloor heating.

Approached via the gated car park and with access via the secure, main entrance door, the well-maintained communal hallways, stairwells and lifts lead to the first floor, where the property can be found. The apartments are all built with the residents in mind and feature carefully considered fixtures and fittings such as wider doorways with attractive internal doors, illuminated light switches and triple glazed windows. The development also benefits from a rubbish shute from the ground floor, removing the inconvenience of carrying household rubbish outside.

The front entrance door leads into the wider than average hallway, which features a walk-in storage cupboard, entry system with intercom and emergency pull cord system.

As with the rest of the apartment, the lounge is nicely decorated in neutral tones with dual aspect windows bringing light into the room and with views over the A64 and towards Pike Hills Gold Club. Ample space is provided for a range of reception furniture and allows for a lounge with dining area if desired. There is a large array of power and digital TV points.

From the lounge, the kitchen is fitted with a good range of timber effect wall and base units with contrasting work surfaces over. Integral appliances include an eye level oven and grill, induction hob with extractor hood over and a fridge freezer and washer dryer. A stainless steel sink unit and drainer is situated beneath a window to the rear aspect.

The bedroom is a good sized double room with a large walk-in wardrobe fitted with hanging rails and shelving. A window is situated to the rear aspect with views over the A64 to Pike Hills Golf Club and Askham Bog woodland beyond.

The spacious shower room is fitted with a three piece suite comprising; a large walk- in shower with hand rail, a hand basin set on a vanity unit with storage and a low level WC. The walls are fully tiled with a mosaic border with a large mirror fitted above the hand basin. An eye level, wall mounted heated towel rail is also fitted.

Smithson Court benefits from a spacious residents lounge with kitchen area and an array of books and games and a TV. A guest suite is also provided, subject to availability, for visitors from afar to book for an overnight stay.

Externally, the development stands in beautifully maintained grounds with an array of plants and shrub borders and beds, and a spacious, communal courtyard with seating area. Additional entrance doors can be found from the car park, for ease, and to the rear of the building.

Parking:

The car park provides allocated parking on a permit scheme which is available on a first come first served basis, at a cost of £250 per annum and should be discussed with the management company at the point of purchase. Day to day visitor parking spaces are available, again on a first come, first served basis. A purpose built facility is also provided for storing electric mobility scooters, with the benefit of charging points.

Location:

Smithson Court is located on the edge of the village of Copmanthorpe, with a frequent bus service stopping just a few metres away from the gates. The village boasts an array of local amenities including; a doctor's surgery, dentist, pharmacy, hairdressers and takeaways, alongside a range of shops. It is also home to a popular Indian restaurant, tea room and public house, The Royal Oak. The village also benefits from a thriving community scene with a variety of classes and activities at the recreation centre, village hall and WI.

Leasehold:

Smithson Court is a leasehold property. The current leasehold is for 125 years and 3 days from 1st January 2015.

The managing agent, is McCarthy & Stone.

The current annual ground rent payable is £425. Ground rent is payable every 6 months.

The current annual service charge is £2302 per year. Annual building insurance and water rates are included in the annual service charge, however, contents insurance and other outgoings, such as council tax payments, and electricity etc. must be arranged and funded by owners separately.

The service charge also includes, although is not limited to; the electricity and power to communal areas, the 24 hour emergency call system, upkeep of the grounds, repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas.

At any point of sale, the current owner of the property should be aware a 1% fee, of the total resale price, is payable upon the sale of the property. This is for the development's contingency reserve.

Please note, some of the information in this brochure has been obtained from McCarthy & Stone's website: https://www.mccarthyandstoneresales.co.uk/property-details/29587624/york/smithson-court-1

Viewings:

As this is a retirement property, we are required by McCarthy & Stone to provide 48 hours notice prior to each viewing, so they can inform residents that visitors will be in and around the building.

The leasehold advisory service can be found at www.lease-advice.org

This is government funded, independent advice for residential leaseholders and park home residents.

Stamp Duty Due

Based on a sale price of £200,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:

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Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the introduction of a stamp duty holiday until 31st March 2021.

* This value is based on the standard rate and not applicable to first-time buyers or buy-to-let / second home buyers.

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Further Details

  • Status: Available
  • Reference: 103303000964

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