40 MONDYES COURT, MILTON LANE, WELLS, BA5 2QX
An immaculately presented 1 bedroom ground floor retirement apartment with direct access onto a private patio area. Offered for sale with no onward chain.
About the area
Wells is the smallest city in England (population about 11,000) lying in beautiful countryside between the Somerset Levels and the Mendip Hills – an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Wells medieval centre has local markets twice a week, good restaurants, a thriving high street and many important ancient buildings, including the Cathedral and moated Bishops Palace and gardens. There are four major supermarkets on the edge of the city. Wells Leisure Centre has the usual facilities of gym and swimming pool to add to Wells Rugby Club, Tennis club, Bowling club and Golf course.
Throughout the year Wells hosts festivals for Music, Literature, Art and Food, and has twinned links with Burgundy, the Rhineland and Northern Italy. There are many societies and clubs for those who would like to join a diverse social community.
The major towns of the area, Bristol, Bath, Taunton and Yeovil are all within commuting distance. There are excellent state & independent schools in the area which include several good primary schools, Wells Blue School, Strode College, Wells Cathedral School, All Hallows, Downside and Millfield.
Wells is a transport hub for bus services, including daily services to London. Main line trains run from Castle Cary (25 minutes’ drive) and Bristol International Airport is 35 minutes’ drive away.
Milton Lane is one of the best residential areas of Wells with very little through traffic. It also has the benefit of being within walking distance of the Cathedral, Market Place, the High Street and Waitrose Supermarket.
Mondyes Court was built by McCarthy & Stone and consists of 44 apartments that form a good community with an plenty of social activities. The development has an active communal resident’s lounge, laundry room, house manager and fully furnished and equipped pre-bookable guest apartment.
The House Manager can be contacted from various points within each property in the case of an emergency. For periods when the House Manager is off duty there is a 24 hour emergency Careline response system. It is a condition of purchase that residents be over the age of 55 years.
About the property
Number 40 is set within the more private annexe of Mondyes Court. The apartment has electric storage heaters and is double glazed throughout. Immaculately presented, the apartment has been recently re-carpeted and freshly decorated with new curtain rails and curtains and new fire surround and electric fire.
The accommodation is bright and airy throughout and comprises of a hall, sitting and dining room, kitchen, double bedroom and a bathroom.
An intercom at the secure entrance is connected to the apartment. The front door of the apartment leads into the hall with a generous airing cupboard with plenty of room for storage. To the right of the hallway is the dual aspect sitting and dining room. This light and airy room has a fireplace with an inset electric fire and a door that opens out directly onto the paved private patio area within the garden. Double doors from the dining area open into the kitchen that has a window looking directly onto the garden. The kitchen has been well fitted with a range of wall and floor cupboards with integrated appliances including an eye level electric cooker, halogen hob, fridge and freezer and washing machine/dryer.
Returning to the hall and on the left is the good sized bedroom that has built-in double wardrobes with mirrored doors and a window that overlooks the garden. The bathroom is fully tiled and has a large shower with a fold down seat, wash hand basin in a vanity unit, wc and heated towel rail.
Approached from Milton Lane, Mondyes Court has electric gates that lead into the resident’s parking area (subject to availability). There are attractive and well-tended gardens throughout the development with plenty of places to sit and enjoy the planting, colours and scents including a lovely seating area beneath an attractive wooden pergola. Residents also benefit from a store room and a covered area for the storage and charging of mobility scooters.
Number 40 has a patio area directly outside of the sitting and dining room that gives a lovely area for sitting and alfresco dining.
Tenure and services
Leasehold with 113 years remaining (2019).
Service charge £2,322.14 - payable 6 monthly.
Ground rent £425 per annum.
The service charge payment includes buildings insurance, water, emergency alarm, gardening, hot water boiler service, external decorating and communal facilities.