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Chartwell Lodge, Bishops Down Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4

Guide price £395,000

2 Beds 1 Bath 1 Reception

REF: TON150109

THE PROPERTY

A spacious ground floor retirement apartment conveniently situated adjacent to Tunbridge Wells Common and benefiting from most attractive landscaped communal gardens Private Entrance Hall. 2 Double Bedrooms. Shower Room. Spacious Sitting/Dining Room. Kitchen. Communal facilities including Residents Lounge, kitchen and a laundry area. Guest Suite for visitors. DESCRIPTION Chartwell Lodge is a substantial building comprising 1 & 2 Bedroom apartments arranged over three floors built by Churchill Retirement Living in about 2007. The Residents care and security are provided both by the Lodge Manager (non-residential) and the 24 hour Careline emergency call system. Communal facilities include a Residents Lounge and kitchen, a laundry area as well as a Guest Suite which is available for the use of any residents' visitors staying overnight. 7 Chartwell Lodge is a spacious South West facing Ground Floor apartment that benefits from the sun from late morning through to the evening and enjoys direct access to and a lovely outlook to the attractive formal gardens. The impressive Reception Room is large enough to provide both a spacious Sitting Room and Dining Area. FEATURES Panelled entrance door opens to private Entrance Hallway with good size storage cupboard with slatted shelves, walk-in airing cupboard with hot water tank and Gledhill Pulsacoil boiler for Economy 7 hot water. Open plan spacious Sitting/Dining Room with attractive outlook to the attractive communal gardens. Fireplace with marble insert and fitted electric fire forms the focal point. A glass panelled door gives access to the raised terrace with stone balustrade that runs across the whole of the rear elevation, giving direct access to the gardens. Well laid out and practical Kitchen with good area of work surface over a range of cupboards and drawers including storage carousels and shelf baskets that maximise storage space and also give full access. Inset 4 plate hob, Zanussi oven, fridge and freezer. Stainless steel sink with the window above overlooking the gardens. Bedroom 1 with coved ceiling, window overlooking the gardens and a large fitted wardrobe with sliding doors. Bedroom 2 with fitted wardrobe. Shower Room with Bristan shower to tiled shower cubicle with sliding door.Wash hand basin, low level wc. OUTSIDE A glass panelled door gives access to the raised terrace with stone balustrade that runs across the whole of the rear elevation. Well stocked border under a glazed verandah. It is understood that this area is exclusive to the owners of No.7 and could possibly be adapted to provide a sitting area. The Communal Gardens are beautifully landscaped and have been reinstated, we understand, using the same design for the house originally built on this site. It is in the form of a knot garden with box hedging and colourful herbaceous planting with a central sundial. Access is either down the formal steps from the terrace or using the wheelchair-friendly pathway leading down from the private driveway. Additional attractive gardens surround the building. There is also a patio area directly outside the Residents Lounge. Parking is available for residents and visitors. SITUATION Chartwell Lodge is situated close to the Spa Hotel, within easy reach of the historic Pantiles, High Street, mainline station and town centre. Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall Commons are both easily accessible. There are also Bus Stops within walking distance. Tunbridge Wells Town Centre offers a wide range of all the usual high street shops and stores as well as a number of specialist boutiques. Leisure activities include The Assembly Hall Theatre and Trinity Arts Centre. Cricket and Tennis at the Nevill as well as Tunbridge Wells and Nevill Golf Clubs. Dunorlan Park on the edge of the town with its attractive boating lake. In addition the historic Pantiles with its cafes, restaurants and independent shops is just over 0.5 mile. Tunbridge Wells station serves London Charing Cross/Cannon Street DIRECTIONS From our office proceed up Mount Pleasant to the traffic lights and turn left into Church Road and then continue straight ahead up to Mount Ephraim and turn left. Proceed for a short distance past the Travelodge and then turn right into Bishops Down Road. The driveway to Chartwell Lodge will be found immediately on the right. PROPERTY INFORMATION Services: Mains Water & Electricity. Heating: Dimplex Economy 7 electric wall panel heaters Local Authority: Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. Tel: 01892 526121 Council Tax band (2019/20): E Tenure: Leasehold 125 Years from 1st July 2007. Service Charge: Currently £2892 per annum. Ground Rent: £740 per annum. Fixtures and fittings are excluded from the sale but may be available by separate negotiation.