1 bedroom property for sale

£165,000

Quay Street, Truro TR1

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Property features

  • Tenure: Leasehold

Property description

With a totally level approach to the City centre's facilities and with the added advantage of car parking, this ground floor, one bedroomed retirement apartment enjoys views over the River Allen and in addition has an enclosed private garden shared with neighbouring apartments which is accessed via a stable door from the lounge/dining room. The garden has wrought iron railings and a gate leading to a walk-way running along the riverbank for the apartment block only.

This particular home is within the older section of the development and has an attractive cottage style exterior. Offered with a night storage heating system and double glazing, the apartment is for those who are 60 years of age or more. Internally there is coving to a number of ceilings, a lounge/dining room with attractive views and deep window sills. In addition there is a kitchen equipped with a hob, oven and hood and a bathroom with an electric shower over the bath and a side glass screen. The double bedroom is fitted with wardrobes and has side aspect views.

Lowen Court, was constructed by McCarthy & Stone (Developments Ltd) and comprises of forty four properties arranged on three floors with staircases and lifts. The apartment has an intercom 'phone entry system . Lowen Court has a House Manager 5 days a week, Monday to Friday 9.00am to 5.00pm and outside this period there is a 24 hour answering service. The apartment also has emergency alarm cords and it should be noted, that the current ground rent until August 2014 is £330.00 per annum and the current service charge is £2, 193.32 per annum, this includes; pull down alarm cord system, door entry system, water rates, window cleaning, buildings insurance, garden maintenance, lighting and maintenance of common parts and the Manager's salary. Further additional facilities within the building include; a residents lounge with a kitchen area for residents coffee mornings and parties, a refuse room and a laundry room. For guests wishing to stay, there are suites available and one can choose either a double or single room.

Leasehold - 125 years from the 1st November 2000. Preliminary details

Communal entrance door.
With 'phone entry system to communal entrance hallway

Communal Entrance Hallway
With access to lift service, staircase. Residents lounge. Managers Office. Refuse room and laundry room. Private entrance door at ground level to apartment via communal entrance hallway. Entrance door to entrance hallway.

Entrance Hallway
Coving. Security 'phone entry system. Night storage heater. Cloakroom cupboard with fuse box and meters. Additional cupboard with water tank.

Lounge/Dining Room
18' x 9' 6" (5.49m x 2.90m) plus 11' x 8' 1" (3.35m x 2.46m) plus 9' 11" x 4' (3.02m x 1.22m). River Allen views. Partial glazed stable door to garden. Deep window sills. Coving. Television point. Two night storage heaters.

Kitchen
9' 2" x 6' 2" (2.79m x 1.88m) wall to wall. With glazed double doors from the lounge/dining room. Stainless steel sink unit hot and cold with side drainer with cupboards under. Working surfaces with cupboards and drawers below. Tiled splash back. Wall mounted units. Integrated four ring hob, oven and extractor hood. Side window. Space for fridge. Coving. Wall mounted fan heater.

Bathroom
Comprising of a panelled bath hot and cold with a shower over with glass screen and tiled surround. Low flush W.C. Wash hand basin hot and cold with cupboard under. Wall mounted mirror. Medicine cabinet with mirror. Extractor fan. Fully tiled walls. Electric towel rail. Wall mounted fan heater. Fluorescent light/electric shaver socket point. Coving.

Bedroom
17' 10" x 7' 9" (5.44m x 2.36m) into wardrobe. Double fitted wardrobe. River glimpses. Night storage heater. Coving.

Outside
Non Allocated Car Parking Spaces

Private Garden
This is partially paved and provides an area for garden seats and is enclosed by wrought iron railings with a gate to an outside walk-way for the apartment block. The garden enjoys attractive views over the River, whilst to the side of the property there are a number of shrubs including mahonia bushes.

Communal Gardens
These are maintained and have a number of lawned areas stocked with plants and shrubs and within the garden there are various areas for sitting out.

Agents Note
Single Occupancy 60 plus years of age.
Dual Occupancy 1 x 60 years plus, 1 x 55 years plus.

Property Ref:84_1890_3141993
TR1 Zed-Index
£243,560 £326,735 £213,609 £204,493 £189,438

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Value change
£3,308 (1.38%) £7,831 (3.32%) £16,938 (7.47%) £4,585 (1.92%) £11,088 (4.77%) £6,272 (2.64%) £20,656 (9.27%)
from 
Avg. price paid: £226,347
No. of property sales: 357
Avg. price paid: £226,964
No. of property sales: 1,007
Avg. price paid: £225,706
No. of property sales: 1,739
Avg. price paid: £231,947
No. of property sales: 2,440
Avg. price paid: £166,823
No. of property sales: 8,087

Avg. asking price in TR1: £296,157
No. of properties for sale in TR1: 228
Avg. asking rent in TR1: £738 pcm
No. of properties to rent in TR1: 51

Property value data/graphs for TR1

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £326,735 £216 3.7 £299,090
Semi-detached £213,609 £221 3.1 £207,587
Terraced £204,493 £217 2.9 £207,852
Flats £189,438 £304 1.9 £177,783

Current asking prices in TR1

Avg. current asking prices in TR1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £190,133
(32)
£255,747
(52)
£366,480
(53)
£492,204
(23)
Flats £139,519
(16)
£194,304
(37)
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All £139,519
(16)
£192,370
(69)
£255,747
(52)
£366,480
(53)
£492,204
(23)

Current asking rents in TR1

Avg. current asking prices in TR1
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £451 pcm
(1)
£684 pcm
(14)
£758 pcm
(6)
£1,549 pcm
(2)
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Flats £586 pcm
(9)
£672 pcm
(12)
£676 pcm
(1)
- £1,499 pcm
(1)
All £572 pcm
(10)
£678 pcm
(26)
£747 pcm
(7)
£1,549 pcm
(2)
£1,499 pcm
(1)

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Pauls Terrace 41.7%
Trehaverne Vean 40.0%
Benson Gardens 40.0%
Trebartha Road 40.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Truro (0.7 miles)
  • Perranwell (4.3 miles)
  • Penryn (Cornwall) (7.0 miles)
  • Exeter International Airport (79.0 miles)
  • Cardiff Airport (108.1 miles)
  • Bristol Airport (127.9 miles)
  • Tolverne Ferry Landing (3.1 miles)
  • Trelisick Ferry Landing (3.4 miles)
  • Philleigh King Harry Ferry Landing (3.4 miles)

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  • Archbishop Benson CofE Primary School (0.4 miles)
  • Bosvigo School (0.5 miles)
  • St Mary's CofE School, Truro (0.6 miles)
  • Truro School (0.3 miles)
  • St Michael's Catholic Secondary School (0.4 miles)
  • Truro High School (0.6 miles)
  • Curnow School (8.1 miles)
  • Doubletrees School (15.8 miles)
  • St Piran's School (17.7 miles)

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