Positioned in a quiet cul-de-sac within level walking distance of all the many village amenities.
Lyminge is a bustling and popular village offering a wide range of amenities including newsagents/general stores, tea rooms, Chinese and Indian restaurants/takeaways, public house, two doctors' surgeries, two churches, pharmacy and large Age Concern facility providing many communal activities including daily lunch service. There is also an active community hall, sports field and library.
Bus services run through the centre of the village, providing easy access to the south, to the Channel Tunnel town of Folkestone and the Ancient Cinque Port Town of Hythe on the coast, and to the north to the historic Cathedral City of Canterbury. These offer an excellent range of shopping, recreational and adult educational facilities, together with high speed main line train services to London with the travel time to St. Pancras having been reduced to some 60 minutes.
A little further afield will be found the expanding business centre of Ashford, from where the capital may be reached in some 37 minutes and, via the International Station and Eurostar connections, there is direct and easy access deep into Europe.
This well presented two bedroom retirement apartment is located on the first floor of this popular two storey development. The property benefits from a pleasant outlook across the communal courtyard with countryside beyond. There is a private entrance lobby on the ground floor with external storage, call entry system and stairlift access to the apartment.
The apartment offers two good size bedrooms, kitchen with storage cupboard housing hot water cylinder, airing cupboard and larder area, sitting/dining room, and large accessible shower room with further storage area; together with a good level of insulation, upvc double glazing and useful features such as easily accessible higher level electric sockets and an emergency call system with pull cords to most rooms.
Added benefits include a communal residents' lounge, kitchen, laundry and outside communal space. An internal viewing of this apartment is highly recommended
with storm porch and external cupboard/store
Approx. 11' 11'' x 11' 9'' (3.63m x 3.58m)
Kitchen with Walk In Larder
Approx. 11' 4'' x 5' 11'' (3.45m x 1.80m)
Approx. 10' 6'' x 10' 5'' (3.20m x 3.17m)
Approx. 8' 8'' x 7' 5'' (2.64m x 2.26m)
Approx. 10' 5'' x 7' 1'' (3.17m x 2.16m)
Paved parking areas are provided for the private use of the apartments. The communal gardens are mainly laid to areas of neat lawn being well maintained, together with well stocked flower and shrub beds. Communal washing rotary drying area.
Mains water, electricity and drainage connected. Electric Storage Heaters on Economy 7 heating. Emergency call system. Security call access system for front door. External lighting and CCTV. Sky and Freesat TV connections.
Maintenance & Service Charges
Tenure & Service Charge - The property was built in 1987 with a 99 year lease in place. Service charges which are reviewed annually in April each year are currently £141.98 per calendar month including ground rent of £5.83 per month.
Sanctuary Housing - the property 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, external repairs and maintenance of the emergency call system, grounds, insurance of the buildings, cleaning and lighting of communal areas, etc. There is a 'sister' set of apartments in Elham and the two groups do mix occasionally.
The age restrictions for purchasers are 63 for men and 58 for women. A meeting with the Scheme Manager will be required for all interested parties.