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1 bed flat for sale

£290,000 Guide price

Paxton Road, Forest Hill SE23

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Property features

  • Almost 600 sq ft of living space
  • Low service charges
  • Currently arranged as two bedrooms
  • Swimming pool on site
  • Allocated parking
  • Chain free
  • Zen garden on site
  • Potential to extend subject to consents
  • Loft space
  • Guide price £290,000 - £300,000

Property description

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Guide price £290,000 - £300,000

This one bedroom flat is situated on the second floor (top floor) of a modern, purpose built building located in a private development and cul de sac with low service charges consider what's on offer within the development.

The overall living space is just short of 600 sq ft and the substantial bedroom accounts for a large part of this. You will see on the floor plan that the current owner uses the bedroom as two separate double bedrooms and has erected a partition to divide the space.

This development on Paxton Road is quite a unique to the area as it boasts a heated indoor swimming pool, mature and well tendered communal grounds which includes a bbq and seating area as well as a peaceful and tranquil zen garden all of which is included in the service charges of approximately £100 per month.

Thera aren’t many other developments locally where you can take a dip in the indoor heated pool and relax on the terrace or invite friends over for a bbq whilst enjoying some group yoga in the zen garden!

To add more desirability, this flat has its own allocated parking space as well as first come, first served visitors parking within the development.

If that wasn’t enough it has a boarded loft space, with accessible loft ladder and lighting which provides a substantial amount of storage space and potential to extend subject to the required consents.

Because the bedroom is so versatile, the current owner has used it as a multipurpose space i.E. It’s been used as two separate sleeping areas, a study, nursery, games room, guest room etc. It also has fitted wardrobes that span across one wall for storage.

The kitchen has tiled effect vinyl flooring, a range of fitted units at eye and base level, work surface over base level units incorporating sink and drainer, oven/hob and extractor including fridge space and plumbing for washing machine and a double-glazed window with views over the well cared for grounds below.

The lounge is large enough to have a dedicated dining space and has a double-glazed window. This space works particularly well as an open plan area as it connected to the kitchen but it also has a storage cupboard which is partially used to house the water tank.

The bathroom has a three-piece suite comprising of bath with shower overhead, W.C and pedestal wash hand basin. Tiled splash backs and tiled effect vinyl flooring.

Offering an array of features, we believe this property offers great value for a first-time buyer who is seeking a feature rich one bedroom property / development at an affordable price for this part of London.

The current owner describes the area perfectly in our opinion:

“Forest Hill is full of wonderfulness! I enjoy socialising or relaxing in its elegant coffee shops, glorious parks, museums and stylish gastro pubs the options are endless.“

Paxton Road is located approximately 0.7 miles to Forest Hill station and town centre and approximately 0.6 miles to Bell Retail Park which is home to some well-known shops such as Next, Sports Direct, B&Q, Toys R Us and McDonalds Drive through. A large Sainsbury’s is situated next to the retail park. Just past the Sainsbury’s you will also find Lower Sydenham station.

Travel times on offer from both Forest Hill and Lower Sydenham include:

London Bridge in approximately 17 minutes

Victoria in approximately 40 minutes

Charring Cross in approximately 26 minutes

Canary Wharf in approximately 23 minutes

Local recreational facilities include leisure centres, a sports and social club, the well-known popular open green spaces of Mayow Park and a selection of cafés and restaurants which can be found in both Forest Hill and Sydenham.

Yearly service charges are approximately £1200 and ground rent £90.

Property info

Floorplan(s): Floorplan 1

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Market activity
Average price paid £500,240 Sales 366 Current average value £509,621 (Zoopla Zed-Index) Value change -£13,864 ▼ -2.65%

Property value data/graphs for SE23

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £977,798 £575 4.1 £813,427
Semi-detached £775,384 £564 3.7 £819,627
Terraced £580,245 £559 3.2 £631,506
Flats £354,273 £567 1.9 £383,996

Current asking prices in SE23

Average: £613,721
Avg. current asking prices in SE23
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses - £639,990
Flats £315,153
All £315,153

Current asking rents in SE23

Average: £1,289 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in SE23
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £594 pcm
£1,580 pcm
£1,880 pcm
£2,143 pcm
£3,737 pcm
Flats £965 pcm
£1,339 pcm
£1,611 pcm
£2,451 pcm
All £861 pcm
£1,365 pcm
£1,707 pcm
£2,211 pcm
£3,738 pcm

Fun facts for SE23

Highest value in SE23
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Allenby Road £1,017,679
Liphook Crescent £1,003,969
Ringmore Rise £975,261
Hengrave Road £966,155
Benson Road £931,835
Highest turnover in SE23
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Inglemere Road 63.6%
Ebsworth Street 51.8%
Noel Terrace 41.7%
Tyson Road 41.7%
Park Rise Road 40.0%

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Nearby transport

  • Forest Hill (0.6 miles)
  • Sydenham (London) (0.6 miles)
  • Lower Sydenham (0.7 miles)
  • London City Airport (6.5 miles)
  • London Heathrow Airport (18.3 miles)
  • London Gatwick Airport (20.7 miles)
  • Greenwich Pier (3.8 miles)
  • Masthouse Terrace Pier (3.9 miles)
  • Greenland Pier (4.3 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Adamsrill Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • St Michael's Church of England Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Perrymount Primary School (0.3 miles)
  • Kings London (1.8 miles)
  • LeSoCo (2.5 miles)
  • Christ The King Sixth Form College (2.7 miles)
  • Greenvale School (0.1 miles)
  • Brent Knoll School (0.1 miles)
  • Forest Hill School (0.2 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements

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Monthly running costs Beta

£1,218 Monthly total
Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 29,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 1.5
Your payment £1,043 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Your home or property may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

Home Insurance Rebuild value up to £500,000 Contents value up to £50,000 Average insurance cost £17/mo (£201/yr) In partnership with uSwitch
Home insurance costs explained

Home Insurance is based on the average price of a building and contents quote for a property in this area in the last 48 months.

Source: Autonet Insurance Ltd

Energy Gas £22 Electricity £27 Estimated energy cost £49/mo In partnership with uSwitch
Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 6900 kWh/year
Electricity: 2100 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

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Estimated tax band A Council tax cost £90 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.

Water Supply £9 Sewerage £10 Estimated water cost £19 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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