To the front of the flat, the houses opposite are lower, and good views are enjoyed down Old Ford Road and to the hills beyond Gatehouse. To the rear of the property, there is a long, well kept garden and a pleasant outlook towards High Street and the Clock Tower. The flat is accessed via its own private entrance, and the impression of space and light enjoyed by this property is enhanced by the high ceilings.
How to get there
To reach the flat, park on Catherine Street and walk up Old Ford Road heading towards High Street (the road narrows and is suitable for pedestrians only as it approaches High Street). The first wooden gate on the left off Old Ford Road leads into the garden of number 10A, where a uPVC double glazed door with glazed panel to the upper part on the left opens to the concrete stairs leading to the flat.
stairs and landing
A concrete stair (for the exclusive use of this property) with a skylight over leads to the first floor landing, which is well lit through a uPVC double glazed window. It houses the Worcester central heating boiler, is plumbed for a washing machine, and has a number of coat hooks. There is also space for storage.
21’5” x 3’3” (6.54m x 1.0m)
The hall is accessed through an obscure glazed door from the first floor landing, fitted with a cat flap, with glazed panel over. The hall has a radiator and a hatch over to give access to the loft. A full-height cloakroom cupboard with shelving to either side is at the end of the hall nearest the master bedroom, with a further cupboard above. Laid out in Carpet.
8’0” x 7’11” (2.47m x 2.43m)(maximum)
The recently decorated bathroom features a W.C., wash-hand basin, bath and shower unit over the bath. The area round the bath is fully tiled, and this tiling extends along to the other side of the uPVC obscure glazed window, which faces towards the side of the house. This has a wide window ledge. Cupboard. Radiator. Freshly laid out in laminate flooring.
14’9” x 13’ (4.50m x 3.97m)
This is a lovely bright room with two sash and case windows, both secondary glazed, giving an outlook towards Catherine Street. As the buildings opposite are lower, there is much natural light, and views towards the hills beyond Gatehouse are caught down Old Ford Road. Recently installed fireplace and original, varnished wooden floor. Radiator, carpets, curtains.
10’1” x 11’8” (3.09m x 3.57m)
The kitchen has also recently been modernised. Features a range of integrated cupboards, drawers, space for a cooker and includes a stainless steel sink with hot/cold mixer. This is set beneath the uPVC double glazed window which enjoys a good outlook down the garden towards the Clock Tower on High Street. You will never be stuck for telling the time! Full height built-in cupboard which contains the hot water cylinder. Radiator. New wood effect laminate flooring. There is also space for dining and houses a dining table within it.
16’1” x 10’10” (4.93m x 3.33m)
Another bright room with windows to both front and rear, the rear window being a uPVC double glazed window, whilst the front is the sash and case window. Recently decorated, it is a lovely spacious double bedroom. Radiator, carpet, curtains.
Second double bedroom
12’0” x 7’10” (3.66m x 2.41m)
This double bedroom has a sash and case window enjoying an excellent outlook up Old Ford Road to woodland and hills beyond Gatehouse. Recently decorated the room itself has a radiator, carpet, curtains.
14’7” x 9’0” (4.46m x 2.75m)
This useful loft area is easily accessed through a hatch over the hall, and there is a pull-down ‘Ramsay’ ladder. It is floored and lined, with natural light coming through from a Velux window. It is also carpeted and has electric lighting. In addition to the storage available here, to one corner of the room is a shelved built-in cupboard, and to either end of the room doors open to further storage space. To one end this storage space is again floored, lined and has electric light, whilst to the other end it is partially floored. With planning permission this could be turned into a useful third bedroom.
The property benefits from a long, level garden of approximately 150 feet running adjacent to Old Ford Road with the original stone wall running the full length of it. There is a concrete path that runs alongside an area of lawn, a walnut tree and a good sized vegetable patch and a further area of garden to the rear of this, which includes a raspberry patch and an apple tree. There is also a new wooden shed, 8ft x 6ft, included in the sale. Next to the building downstairs there is an outside tap and a useful storage area.
Gatehouse of Fleet is an active community and benefits from many local amenities, such as a Primary School, Shops, Solicitors and Accountants’ Offices, Hotels, Library and a Health Centre. There are active sports clubs (for example Bowling, Cricket, Snooker, Tennis and Golf) and a wide variety of outdoor pursuits can be enjoyed in the area, including Sailing, Fishing, Golf, Tennis, Cycling, Bird Watching and Hill Walking.
Within the wider area, there are many beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coves within easy reach, and equally dramatic inland scenery, with magnificent hills, glens, and lochs.