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1 bedroom retirement property for sale

Just north of Swanage centre
Sold STC
Retirement property
1 bed
1 bath
EPC rating: B*
462 sq ft / 43 sq m

Key information

Tenure: Leasehold
Council tax, if payable: Ask agent
Broadband: Super-fast 75Mbps *
Mobile signal: 
EE O2 Three Vodafone
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Property description & features

  • Tenure: Leasehold
  • Purpose-built 1st floor McCarthy & Stone retirement flat
  • In-House Manager and communal facilities
  • 1 bedroom
  • 1 reception room
  • Kitchen
  • Shower room/W.C.
  • Electric heating. Double glazed
  • Communal lounge with balcony & sea views
  • Communal garden & residents parking
  • Lift serves the block

SITUATION: Occupying a first-floor position (one above entry level) within St. Aldhelms Court, a block situated in a prominent location overlooking Swanage Bay in an almost level position approximately ¼ of a mile to the north of the town centre, convenient for the main beach and amenities. This particular property is located at the rear of the building, but all residents have use of the sea facing communal lounge and balconies.

DESCRIPTION: A first floor flat, exclusively for purchasers aged 55 and over, within a block constructed by McCarthy & Stone in 1998. St Aldhelms Court offers numerous communal facilities which include grounds with gardens and residents parking, a passenger lift, laundry room, guest suite and in-house Manager.


COMMUNAL ENTRANCE: Approached via a covered ramp, glazed front door with security entry phone system. Stairs & lift to all floors:

ENTRANCE HALL: Wooden front door, large walk-in storage cupboard housing pre-lagged hot water cylinder, shelving, fuse box and electric meter, emergency call system console. 

LOUNGE/DINER (N): 19'10" (6.05m) x 10'7" (3.23m). Creda 'combi' night storage heater and electric convector heater, TV & FM radio aerial points, telephone point, glimpse of the Purbeck Hills. Glazed double doors to: 

KITCHEN (N): 7'8" (2.33m) x 7'3" (2.22m). Single drainer stainless steel sink unit with cupboard under, adjoining work surfaces with cupboards and drawer under, wall mounted cupboards, electric hob with filter hood over, drawers under, built-in Indesit cooker, tiled splash backs, wall mounted electric heater, space and plumbing for slim line dishwasher, space for fridge/freezer, glimpse of the Purbeck Hills.

BEDROOM (N): 15'10" (4.83m) max. into door well and window recess x 9'2" (2.79m). Night storage heater, built-in mirrored wardrobes with shelving & hanging rail, glimpse of the Purbeck Hills, telephone point. 

SHOWER ROOM/W.C: Low level w.c., vanity wash basin, fully enclosed shower cubicle with mains shower, full tiled walls, extractor, towel radiator, strip light/shaver point.

OUTSIDE: Communal grounds including lawned gardens to the front, gravelled gardens to the rear and resident's car park (unallocated spaces).

TENURE & MAINTENANCE: Leasehold for 125 years from 1st March 1998, current ground rent £300 per annum. We await confirmation of the service charge for 2021/22. The service charge covers building insurance contribution, gardening, cleaning & lighting of the communal areas, use of the residents lounge and laundry room, and water rates. 

SERVICES: All main services are connected except gas. N.B. Any services or Appliances mentioned above have not been tested by Miles & Son. 

COUNCIL TAX: Band C. £2171.51 payable 2023/24 (excluding any discounts). 

VIEWINGS: Strictly by appointment only please with the Agents Miles & Son. Our office is open Monday to Friday 9am-5.30pm, and Saturday 9am-4pm April to October inclusive, 9am-12.30pm on Saturdays at other times. Open throughout lunch times.

The Property Misdescription Act 1991. These particulars have been prepared to the best of our knowledge and belief in accordance with the Act and they shall not constitute an offer or the basis of any contract. Our inspection of the property was purely to prepare these particulars and no form of survey, structural or otherwise was carried out. Defects and/or other matters may be revealed on a survey carried out on your instructions. Room measurements, taken in accordance with the RICS recommended practice, to the nearest three inches. Site measurements where given, are approximate and intended only as a guide as obstacles may well have prevented accuracy. An appointment to view should be made and all negotiations conducted through Miles & Son

Places of interest

    Established in 1873, Miles and Son are the oldest-established Estate Agents in Swanage, a seaside town within the Isle of Purbeck area of Dorset. We offer property for sale and to rent within Swanage, Studland, Corfe Castle, Langton Matravers and other rural/village locations. We also act as agents for long let properties.

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    Broadband availability and predicted speed: obtained from Ofcom on January 6, 2023

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    Basic: Up to 30 Mbit/s
    Super-fast: Between 30 Mbit/s and 300 Mbit/s
    Ultra-fast: Over 300 Mbit/s

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    Mobile phone signal availability and predicted strength: obtained from Ofcom on January 6, 2023

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    Clear: No bars, no signal predicted
    Red: One bar, reliable signal unlikely
    Amber: Two bars, may experience problems with connectivity
    Green: Three bars, likely to have good coverage and receive a data rate to support basic web services
    Enhanced: Full bars, likely to have good coverage indoors and to receive an enhanced data rate to support multimedia services

    Energy Performance data and Internal floor area: obtained on May 8, 2012 from The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 or the Home Report if in relation to a residential property in Scotland.

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    *Call rate information

    Calls to 0843 numbers will be charged at 4p/min from BT landlines. Calls from other networks may vary, and calls from mobiles and outside the UK will be higher. Calls to local numbers beginning with 01, 02 and 03 numbers will incur standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles.