The property is well located in the heart of the village and enjoys an attractive outlook across other properties to the Church in the distance. Much of the village is a conservation area and Elham itself is surrounded by unspoilt countryside being at the heart of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, over which there is a wealth of walks, bridle paths and cycle routes.
The village affords a good range of amenities including a General Stores, Tea Rooms, Primary School, Doctor's Surgery, two Public Houses, one containing a Post Office facility, two Churches and thriving Community Hall together with floodlit tennis courts. There is a regular bus service running through the centre of the village giving access, to the north, to the Cathedral City of Canterbury and, to the south, to the Channel Tunnel town of Folkestone. Local main line train services to London, take under the hour to St Pancras.
A ground floor apartment within a two storey block being attractively designed of traditional construction with cavity walls, part shiplap weatherboarding and plain tiled roof slopes.
The flat enjoys a good degree of insulation together with sealed double glazing and Economy 7 heating. This particular apartment is considered to be well presented throughout and the bathroom has in recent years been updated and refitted.
It is well positioned at the end of the block enjoying a lovely outlook both to the rear over the gardens and also to the front over further gardens, the church and the Elham Valley in the distance.
Entrance Porch & Hallway
Approx. 13' 4'' x 12' 0'' (4.06m x 3.65m)
Approx. 9' 0'' x 6' 1'' (2.74m x 1.85m)
Approx. 11' 3'' x 10' 6'' (3.43m x 3.20m)
Approx. 10' 8'' x 6' 0'' (3.25m x 1.83m)
There is an adjacent patio to the flat offering a wonderful private sitting area in which to enjoy an al fresco meal or simply to listen to the birds. There is communal off street parking and further pretty walled gardens to the front.
Mains water, electricity and drainage connected. Electric storage heaters on Economy 7 heating. Emergency call system. Security call access system for front door. Sealed unit double glazing. External lighting and CCTV. Key and Freesat TV connections.
Tenure & Service Charge
Leasehold with approximately 69 years remaining on a 99 year lease. Service charges, which are reviewed annually are currently £136.15 per calendar month plus a ground rent of £5.83 per month.
Church Walk is managed by Sanctuary Housing Ltd who have considerable experience in providing accommodation and services for the retired. They are responsible for the employment of a Scheme Manager (Warden); who whilst they are not resident on site, do visit regularly if desired; together with the emergency call system, external repairs and maintenance of grounds, insurances of the building and cleaning and lighting of communal parts. There are communal facilities at a twinned development at Wentworth Close in Lyminge which residents of Church Walk can make use of, if so desired.
The age restrictions for purchasers are 63 for men and 58 for women and each must be drawing a pension. A meeting with the Scheme Manager will be required for all interested parties.
NB. If the purchaser already owns a small pet, this may be brought with them, subject to the approval of Sanctuary Housing, but they will be unable to replace the pet or get a new one after they move in.