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Chartwell Lodge, Bishops Down Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4

Guide price £395,000

Under offer

2 Beds 1 Bath 1 Reception

REF: TON190113


A spacious first floor retirement apartment conveniently situated adjacent to Tunbridge Wells Common and benefiting from most attractive landscaped communal gardens Private Entrance Hall. 2 Double Bedrooms. Bathroom. 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 accessed via a lift and was 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. 23 Chartwell Lodge is a spacious South West facing First Floor apartment that benefits from the sun from late morning through to the evening and enjoys a lovely outlook over the attractive formal gardens. The impressive Reception Room is large enough to provide both a spacious Sitting Room and Dining Area. FEATURES Communal Entrance via entryphone and lift to first floor. Panelled entrance door opens to private Entrance Hallway with good size storage cupboard with slatted shelves and space for vacuum cleaner etc; as well as a walk-in airing cupboard with hot water tank and Gledhill Pulsacoil boiler for Economy 7 hot water. Open plan spacious Sitting/Dining Room with large window overlooking the attractive communal gardens. Fireplace with marble insert and fitted electric fire forms the focal point. A glass panelled door opens to 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. The sink is stainless steel with the window above overlooking the gardens. Bedroom 1 with coved ceiling, window overlooking the gardens and a large fitted wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors. Bedroom 2/Study with fitted wardrobe Bathroom with suite comprising bath with shower over, low level wc, wash basin to vanity unit. OUTSIDE 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. The arts are well represented at The Assembly Hall Theatre and Trinity Arts Centre. Leisure activities in the town include Cricket and Tennis at the Nevill as well as Tunbridge Wells and Nevill Golf Clubs. On the edge of the town is Dunorlan Park 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.