2 Bedroom Apartment - Retirement in Hitchin£280,000

About this property

A spacious two bedroom retirement apartment that is situated on the first floor of this popular development. Originally built by McCarthy & Stone, this well planned property is conveniently situated for many amenities including Waitrose (next door) and the Town Centre. The property features well planned accommodation with two double sized bedrooms with built in wardrobe (one of which could be used as a dining room) plus enjoys attractive views over the communal gardens to the rear. Additional accommodation features a wide entrance hall, two good sized built-in storage cupboards, a shower room, a large sitting room and a fitted kitchen with built-in oven, hob and extractor. Typically the security at the development is of a high standard with a key fob entry system plus there are emergency pull cords throughout the apartment for piece of mind. Maples Court offers many facilities for residents such as a communal residents lounge with a kitchenette, a guest suite, laundry, parking and established well maintained communal gardens plus the services of an experienced on-site manager. An early viewing of this chain free home is therefore highly recommended.


Communal entrance door opening to:-

Communal Entrance Hall
Stairs and lift access to all floors. Access to the Managers Office, Communal Lounge, Kitchen and Laundry Room.

Entrance door to:

Entrance Hall
Coved ceiling. Electric heater. Secure entryphone system. Large built-in airing cupboard with lagged hot water tank (not tested) and linen shelving. Additional storage cupboard with shelving. Doors providing access to the Sitting Room, both Bedrooms and Shower Room.

Sitting Room - 16ft 11in x 11ft 6in
UPVC double glazed window with attractive views over the rear communal gardens. Coved ceiling. Two wall light points. Electric storage heater. TV point. Telephone point. Open plan access to the Kitchen.

Kitchen - 51ft 0in x 81ft 1in
The Kitchen is fitted with a matching range of wall mounted and floorstanding storage cupboards with top cornicing, under pelmet lighting, drawers and end unit display/storage shelving. Ample rolled edge worksurfaces. Single drainer stainless steel sink unit. Four ring electric hob with extractor over (not tested). High level Tricity Bendix oven (not tested). Space for a low level fridge and separate freezer. Ceramic tiled walls. Coved ceiling. Extractor fan. Wall mounted heater.

Bedroom One - 11ft 8in x 9ft 3in
Plus entrance recess. Built-in wardrobes with hanging rails and storage shelving. Bedside cabinet and chest of drawer unit with matching headboard. Coved ceiling. Two wall light points. Electric storage heater. uPVC double glazed window with attractive views over the communal gardens. Telephone point.

Bedroom Two - 13ft 6in x 71ft 0in
Built-in corner wardrobe with hanging rail, storage shelving and storage drawers. Matching bedside cabinet and chest of drawer unit. Electric heater. Coved ceiling. Two wall light points. uPVC double glazed window with attractive views over the rear communal gardens.

Shower Room - 61ft 0in x 5ft 6in
Fitted with an Armitage Shanks suite comprising ceramic tiled shower cubicle with a glass entrance door and matching side panel with a Heat Sadia electric shower unit (not tested), washbasin set into a vanity unit with storage cupboards below and low level W.C. Ceramic tiled walls. Electric heater. Coved ceiling. Wall mounted light and shaver socket. Extractor fan.

Communal Facilities
We are advised that Maples Court offers a residents Lounge, residents Kitchen, Guest Suite (available for hire), Laundry Room, visitor parking and an on-site Manager.

Communal Gardens & Parking
Communal walled gardens surrounding the development with landscaped flower and shrub borders with various maturing shrubs and trees.

Ample non-allocated parking spaces available for use by residents and guests.

Please note that the floor plans are not to scale and are intended for illustrative purposes only. Any dimensions given are approximate. Therefore the accuracy of the floor plans cannot be guaranteed.

We are advised that the Council Tax Band for this property is Band D. This information was obtained from the Valuation Office Agency - Council Tax Valuation List displayed on the Internet.

Current: C Potential: C

Approx 62sqm. Please note that this measurement has been taken from the EPC, and may not include any unheated areas (e.g. Conservatory, integral garage etc).

Leasehold for a term of 125 years from 1992 (100 years unexpired).

Ground rent: £516.40 p.a - payable in two instalments (Sept 2016 & March 2017) of £258.20 each.

Service Charge: £2,413.68 p.a - payable in two instalments (Sept 2016 & March 2017) of £1089.76 each.

All mains services except gas are understood to be installed and connected. Please note that we have not tested any services installations or appliances.

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Maples Court

Property Overview

  • Spacious First Floor Apartment
  • Two bedrooms
  • Town Centre Location
  • Many Communal Facilities
  • Chain Free
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