£305,000

2 bed flat for sale in Smithson Court, Top Lane, Copmanthorpe (ref: 103303001091)

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Key Features

  • McCarthy & Stone apartment
  • Exclusively for the over 60s
  • Modern second-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
Arguably one of the most sought-after positions in the development, with views across the village, this second-floor apartment features a balcony and well-designed accommodation one expects from a McCarthy & Stone retirement apartment. Built in 2015, this beautiful development is located within the sought-after village of Copmanthorpe, with easy access to local amenities and just a few miles from the city centre.

Ideal for those wishing to downsize to a low maintenance property without having to compromise on space, storage and facilities, this apartment has been meticulously well-kept and boasts underfloor heating, air conditioning throughout, an en-suite shower room and utility storage cupboard, alongside the usual bedroom and living accommodation. An on- site House Manager (during the working hours of 8.30am-1.30pm) and communal lounge and gardens add an element of security and community to retirement living.

Approached via the gated carpark and with access via the secure, main entrance door, the well-maintained hallway leads to the communal lounge and ground floor apartments. 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 chute from the ground floor, removing the inconvenience of carrying household rubbish outside.

Located through the communal lounge and accessed via the lifts, the property is conveniently located just a few steps from the lifts. The front entrance door leads into the wider-than-average hallway, which features a walk-in utility storage cupboard with power and plumbing, an entry system with intercom and emergency pull-cord system.

The practical wet room-style shower room is fitted with a modern shower unit, pedestal hand basin and low-level WC. The room is fully tiled with spa-style tiles, a mirror, handrails and a heated towel rail.

Bedroom two is a good-sized double bedroom with a window overlooking Top Lane and the village entrance. As with the rest of the apartment, it is neutrally decorated and provides ample space for a range of bedroom or office furniture.

Bedroom one has a window looking out towards Top Lane with views over the village. Complementing the main shower room, the spacious en-suite is fitted with a three-piece suite comprising, a large walk-in shower with handrail, a hand basin set on a vanity unit with storage and a low-level WC. The walls are fully tiled with a large mirror fitted above the hand basin, handrails and a heated towel rail.

The spacious lounge features French doors to the balcony offering views over the village. A modern electric fire within a cream surround stands as a focal point to the room and there is ample space for a range of reception furniture, including a modest dining area if desired. A further window allows for plenty of light to flood into the room, alongside the French doors.

Off 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, fridge freezer and dishwasher. A stainless-steel sink unit and drainer are situated beneath dual windows. Open shelving, with space for a microwave, and deep pan drawers offer further, useful storage solutions.

Smithson Court benefits from air conditioning throughout the whole building and a spacious resident's lounge with kitchen area and an array of books, 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 beautifully maintained grounds have an array of plants and shrubs and a communal courtyard with seating area. Additional entrance doors can be found from the car park and to the rear of the building.

The car park provides allocated parking on a permit scheme which is available on a first come, first served basis, at a cost of £20 per month. This 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 and is fitted with charging points.

Smithson Court is located on the edge of the village of Copmanthorpe with a frequent bus service within walking distance. 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, tearoom and The Royal Oak public house. The village benefits from a thriving community scene with a variety of classes and activities at the recreation centre, village hall and WI.

Please note: The washer/dryer, light fittings, curtains and blinds are all included in the sale of this property.

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

The Landlord for the leasehold and the managing agent is McCarthy & Stone.

The current annual ground rent payable is £495. Ground rent is payable every six months.

The current annual service charge is £3453.92 per year and is paid every six months. 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 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.

A 1% fee of the total resale price is payable, upon the sale of the property for the development's contingency reserve.

*Please note, some of the information in this brochure has been obtained from McCarthy & Stone's website.

Stamp Duty Due

Based on a sale price of £305,000 the total amount of stamp duty payable will be:

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Last updated: The calculators have been updated following the end of the stamp duty holiday on 30th June 2021. Until the end of September 2021, it represents a staggered return to previous rates.

* 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: 103303001091

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