This superior apartment is in a block on the Promenade which has been completely renovated so the new specification is to the highest modern standards of insulation, fittings, fire safety, energy saving and decoration, while retaining its Victorian splendour. It is South facing, and within easy walking distance of Ramsey Town Centre and all its amenities, and the Mooragh Park. For security, it has a video entry intercom system and private secure post boxes. Fully furnished throughout, ready to walk into.
Entering the sumptuous communal entrance hall, past the glass lift, is the entrance to Apartment 10. High skirting's and wide architraves throughout, match Belvedere’s proportions. Chandeliers and bronze mirrors grace every landing in this iconic building.
In the apartment, all polished chrome downlighters are 90 minute fire rated and are dimmable, sockets and switches are polished chrome, all radiators are double and have TRVs. The uPVC double glazed windows are fitted with white wooden Venetian blinds, making curtains unnecessary. Floors are covered with extra heavy domestic grade carpets, Karndean in kitchen area and tiles in bathroom.
Light oak front door leads into an airy hallway. Decorative glass fanlights over living room and bedroom doors draw attention to the exceptionally high ceilings throughout the apartment, as does the ornamental Spanish style wrought iron gate at the far end. Double radiator, two double sockets, four LED downlighters on three way switches, video door entry intercom, two sprinkler heads, carpet.
Immediately behind the front door is a storage cupboard with overhead light.
Open Plan Lounge/Dining/Kitchen (approx. 15'0 x 9'5)
An oak door with large glass panel leads into the lounge. There is a bay of three large south facing windows in this area. Two double radiators, two sprinkler heads, five dimmable downlighters, five double sockets, three 3 amp lighting sockets, two telephone points, TV point wired for Satellite TV – Sky+ HD/Freesat, HD facility plus Freeview. The Sky picture from the lounge is available in the bedroom. Communal satellite dish. Carpet, sofa bed, side tables, lamps.
Comprises a range of modern style grey floor, wall and drawer units with matching grey square edged work surfaces and upstand. Black sink and drainer. Black mixer tap. Three double sockets. Chrome under cupboard lights, LED colour changeable plinth lights. Zanussi appliances – electric hob, oven, integrated separate fridge and freezer. Extractor hood, vented to exterior. Sprinkler. Karndean flooring to match carpet. Dining table and chairs, table settings.
Second Storage Cupboard
Through the unusual wrought iron decorative gate at the far end of the hallway, is a cupboard on the left hand side, housing the Vaillant gas combi boiler and the Zanussi washer/dryer. Tiled floor with tray and anti vibration mat. Electric consumer unit, double socket, emergency light.
Bathroom (approx. 8'10 x 6'2)
Next to that on the left is a beautifully finished bathroom having a large window, tiled walls and floor, electric underfloor heating. Steam shower cabin with audio Bluetooth, radio. Wall hung Dansani vanity unit with drawers and lighting underneath, chrome mixer tap, 1m long mirror with integrated lighting and demister, audio Bluetooth and shaver point. Leo electric magnifying mirror. Separate double shaving/toothbrush socket. Four recessed downlighters. Chrome towel rail. Extractor fan. Matching towels and bathroom accessories.
Bedroom (approx. 13'0 x 10'3)
Double bedroom, large window, spacious wall length mirrored white and sand coloured wardrobes with colour changeable LED mood lighting. Four recessed downlighters, sprinkler, two over-bed wall lights, five double sockets, TV point, telephone point, double radiator. Carpet, bedsides, lamps, bed and bedding.
From Parliament Square travel north along Bowring Road and just over the stone bridge turn right into North Shore Road. Continue along to the Mooragh Promenade and at the junction turn right where Belvedere Court can clearly be identified by our For Sale board.
Alternatively, travel across the Swing Bridge and immediately turn left onto Old River Road, then turn right onto Hope Street. Belvedere Court is the ornate building on the corner of Hope Street and Mooragh Promenade.
£1,000 Per Annum.
Leasehold. Remainder of a 999 year lease from 2014.
The Company is owned by the Leaseholders (i.e. The owners of the Apartments only).
The Freehold is vested in the Management Company.
Mains water, electricity and drainage. Gas fired central heating.
To be confirmed.
Offers: All offers and negotiations through the offices of Cowley Groves & Co. Ltd.
Possession: Vacant possession will be given on completion by arrangement.
Description of the building & communal areas
Belvedere Court is in an excellent location – the beach is straight across the road, relax and watch the changing seasons, the boats, the old pier, the harbour. The swimming pool is on the ‘doorstep’, the town is just across the Swing Bridge and the Mooragh Park and its amenities is just at the other end of the Promenade.
The total renovation of the property started in 2013. All the interior walls, floors, joists, came out and were renewed. All that was left were the exterior walls and the staircase. The roof was re-slated with Welsh slate. The whole building was completely rewired, re-plumbed. All of this work allowed exceptional insulation to be put into the new walls and floors, with the result that the apartments are very energy efficient. Decoupled ceilings were also installed, to assist with further sound proofing.
The beautiful detailed mouldings and restored railings and other features gracing the external walls and turret of Belvedere have been enhanced by a glorious choice of contrasting colours, all of which make this building a joy to behold. Look up at the beautiful design on the turret roof. Tiled external steps with hand rail lead to the timber panelled front entrance door with original etched glass side panels and ornamental fanlight above. External architectural lighting and video entry intercom system for maximum security and convenience. Before you enter, turn around and see just one of the stunning views – you can even see Scotland and England on a clear day... Sometimes they look so close they could be just a row boat ride away.
In the evening, this beautiful building deserves to be lit up to cast its spell around the town and be seen from the mountains and the sea, and it is. There are LED strip lights along the top parapets, lights on the walls, and the flagpole is illuminated by another LED uplighter.
There is a communal satellite dish which serves the whole building, situated on a balcony for ease of access if necessary.
The front door, which has been made to the original Victorian design, leads into the vestibule, which still has its original Victorian tiled floor. Here, and throughout the whole building is LED lighting, which reduces energy bills by up to 90%, thus ensuring massive savings for the apartment owners and for the management company. There is a beautiful bronze chandelier in the centre and soft LED lighting hidden in the mouldings. The mail boxes are located in the vestibule, as is the video door entry system. Through the glazed vestibule door, again made to the original design, and ornate wooden door frame with original stained glass panels either side, lies the impressive entrance hall.
On entering the hallway the visitor will be impressed with the natural light which floods in, and the high ceilings, the feeling of space. Original features such as the deep, ornate coving which graces the ceilings, and the corbel busts, have been lovingly restored by local craftsmen. This space enjoys a pleasing fusion of the traditional and contemporary. Grand bronze and crystal chandeliers and wall lights are natural focal points, as is the original ornate newel post. All the lights in the communal areas, including the chandeliers, are triggered by motion sensors with built in time delays. There is LED lighting at various points, presenting a pleasing atmosphere in the whole area. The walls consist of a dado and heavy moulded deep skirting boards as demanded by the high ceilings. The oak entrance doors to the apartments are ½ hour fire rated and each door is surrounded by 5” (125mm) wide oak architraves set on oak deep moulded plinth blocks and moulded top corner blocks.
In the communal area there are double radiators running off the communal gas boiler system to avoid any cold spots on the landings. The boiler and the sprinkler control systems are accommodated in a communal cupboard under the stairway. There are 2 x 5 amp sockets for table lamps in the entrance hall, chrome double sockets, sprinkler heads, smoke detectors, sounders, break glass points and emergency lighting in the communal area.
The glass passenger lift terminates at the third floor and serves all the apartments. The lift makes the apartments accessible for those with mobility difficulties, and an easier life for anyone who would like to live in an elevated apartment to take advantage of the marvellous views but doesn’t want to walk up too many stairs to reach it! As the car and shaft are both clear glass and coupled with innovative soft lighting, it provides the passenger with a safe and reassuring environment to travel whilst at the same time allowing light to cascade throughout the building.
Staircase & Landings
Here you will notice more original features – the ornate mahogany newel post at the bottom of the stairs, the sweeping grace of the curved mahogany handrail that snakes all the way up to the top floor, and the original spindles.
The impressive first flight of stairs is overlooked by a beautiful stained glass window at the top. There are three bronze and crystal wall lights on this first flight and LED lighting under the dado rail which goes all the way to the top floor. Dazzling bronze chandeliers and emergency lights are on all landings. The lighting throughout the hall and landings is activated by passive infra red sensors which have a built in time delay from one to the other. Long bronze mirrors on the landings reflect light and colours - the décor echoes the vibrant colours that are so appealing on the external mouldings and façade.
There is another communal cupboard on the first floor landing which accommodates landlord’s equipment.