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Full Details for 2 Bedroom Flat for sale in Alton, GU34 :

CHAIN-FREE SALE Occupying a prestigious central town location, a distinctive 2 double bedroom end terraced retirement cottage in an highly esteemed 1989 scheme with its own part walled garden, triple aspect accommodation and residents parking.

Built by McInerney Homes, the cottage takes advantage of not only an high quality location but also an excellent layout centred upon a good sized hall and attractive landing. A twin aspect living room, shower room converted from a bathroom, replacement double glazing to a dark wood effect externally and white finish internally incorporating security window locks, good supply of built-in cupboards and interesting vistas across Lenten Street to period and historic buildings are some of the attributes. The property is at the very start of a slightly varying staggered terrace of nine cottages within a development of 34 homes including a striking detached three storey block opposite of mainly one bedroom retirement apartments. The age restriction is a minimum 60 years with the scheme benefiting from communal facilities as detailed below. Extra characteristics include Ash style internal doors with moulded architraves and skirting boards and a gas heating system with radiators, which incorporate individual thermostat controls to the living room and bedrooms.

The Cooperage is a small mews style close consisting of 34 age-restricted apartments and cottages, and lies directly between Lenten Street, one of Alton‘s most attractive roads, and Westbrooke Gardens, the town‘s central public gardens, which have a programme of open air events, a bandstand and a bowling green. The neighbourhood includes the Market Square, town shops and stores, restaurants and inns, a library, community centre and walks beside the Wey stream as well as through the town centre. The ambience of this old market town includes a weekly street market, churches of several denominations, local societies, and the Curtis Museum and the Allen Gallery. There are Sainsbury‘s and M & S in-town stores, a station (Waterloo line) with an adjacent Waitrose store, fitness clubs, doctors surgeries and, on the outskirts, a retail park, sports centre and two golf courses. Alton is renowned for its Civil War and brewing history, the Mid Hants steam railway line and its much cherished connections with Jane Austen.

Ground Floor
Lantern light with slatted single glazed wooden front door to:-

Reception Hall - 15‘ 9‘‘ x 7‘ 0‘‘ (4.80m x 2.13m) overall including stairway
Radiator, thermostat, electric consumer unit. Built-in part shelved store cupboard.

Front window. Suite of WC and corner hand basin, tiled splashback. Radiator, tiled effect vinyl floor, emergency pullcord. Recess with plinth - previously used for compact condenser dryer.

Sitting/Dining Room - 14‘ 10‘‘ x 14‘ 6‘‘ (4.52m x 4.42m)
Twin aspect - main window overlooking rear garden which is approached via French door. Secondary timber framed porthole window with side aspect. 2 radiators, TV and satellite aerial points (subject to tariff), telephone socket (subject to connection), emergency pullcord. Built-in understairs store cupboard.

Kitchen - 10‘ 6‘‘ x 7‘ 1‘‘ (3.20m x 2.16m) overall
Front aspect. Fitted with light oak style swept head units providing floor cupboards, top drawers, laminated worktops with inset stainless steel single drainer sink, oatmeal tiled splashbacks and double pelmeted wall cabinets with Zanussi cooker hood. Electric cooker panel, plumbing for washing machine, space for fridge/freezer. Radiator, digital heating programmer, fluorescent light, tiled effect vinyl floor, emergency pullcord.

First Floor
From hall, straight wood spindle balustraded stairs with fitted Stannah stair lift to:-

Galleried Landing
Side aspect via oriel window. Built-in airing cupboard - hot water cylinder, immersion heater. Carbon monoxide detector. Hatch to loft containing wall hung Glow-worm Ultracom 18SXi gas boiler.

Bedroom One - 14‘ 6‘‘ x 9‘ 9‘‘ (4.42m x 2.97m)
Overlooking rear garden and over Lenten Street to period houses beyond including William Curtis House. Radiator, telephone socket (subject to connection), emergency pullcord.

Bedroom Two - Overall 14‘ 6‘‘, main area 11‘ 1‘‘ x 8‘ 8‘‘ (3.38m x 2.64m) excluding recess 3‘ 5‘‘ x 3‘ 2‘‘ (1.04m x 0.96m)
Front aspect across courtyard. Radiator, emergency pullcord. Built-in store cupboard - recess shelving.

Shower Room - 7‘ 1‘‘ x 6‘ 5‘‘ (2.16m x 1.95m) overall
Formerly bathroom. Now with glazed and tiled shower enclosure + Bristan Glee shower fitting, pedestal wash basin and WC. Part tiled walls, fitted handrails, radiator, shaving light, mirrored medicine cabinet, further fitted wall cupboard, utensils top, emergency pullcord, extractor fan with isolator.


Residents Parking
Brick pavioured and red tarmacadam style bays adjacent to front of cottage and beyond with posted lights and landscaping scheme.

Front Garden
Shrubbery borders adjoining front path with integral store cupboard also housing electric and gas meters. Outside tap.

Rear Garden
Part walled enclosed courtyard style garden with paved patio adjoining living room French door. Beyond is slate chipped area with various shrubs and climbers. Water butt, plastic storage cabinet. Paved path to rear gate leading to path serving cottages with end gate bordering Lenten Street.

Communal Facilities
There is a resident House Manager, central reception area with cloakrooms, impressive and extensive hallways, both a lift and staircases in the block of retirement flats opposite along with a laundry room and residents lounge, which has a kitchen area and patio doors opening directly onto a sun loggia and communal gardens.

1. We gather from our client that the tenure is leasehold with a 99 year lease from 24th March 1989 with a maintenance charge payable to include buildings insurance and water and sewerage rates - further details upon request.2. We have been unable to confirm whether certain items included with this property are in full working order. Any prospective purchaser must accept that the property is for sale on this basis.

From the row of banks opposite the Swan Hotel on High Street, Alton, turn right beside Boots The Chemist up Market Street. At the Market Square, continue straight ahead towards Basingstoke becoming Lenten Street and then turn first left towards Ladyplace car park. The Cooperage is immediately on the right with the cottage being the first on the right.


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Schools Nearby

Hollywater School
6.3 miles
Alton Convent School
1.0 mile
Treloar School
3.2 miles
Alton Infant School
0.5 miles
Saint Lawrence Church of England Primary School
0.2 miles
The Butts Primary School
0.4 miles
Alton College
0.6 miles
Amery Hill School
0.3 miles
Eggar's School
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