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£280,000

(£356/sq. ft)

2 bed flat for sale Durban Lane, Noak Bridge SS15

2 beds
1 bath
1 reception
786 sq. ft
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Points of interest

Property location

Nearby amenities

  • Noak Bridge Primary School0.2 miles
  • Laindon Park Primary School & Nursery0.7 miles
  • Basildon1.5 miles
  • Laindon1.8 miles

These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.

Features and description

  • Leasehold
  • Top Floor Apartment With Balcony Overlooking Pond
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Large Bathroom
  • Big Living Room With Double Doors to Balcony
  • Redecoration and Modernisation Required
  • UPVC Double Glazed Sash Windows
  • Gas Radiator Heating With Combi Boiler
  • Cart Lodge Car Parking
  • No Onward Chain
Enjoying the peace and tranquility of a delightful, picturesque setting overlooking a Duck Pond within the Conservation area of Noak Bridge, this grand and spacious 2 Bedroom, 763sq ft Apartment forms half of the Top Floor of this fine landmark building. With the French Doors in the Living Room opening to its Balcony and gazing down on the Duck Pond below - beautiful.

Durban Lane is one of the most desirable roads to live in on Noak Bridge, the street winding through a purposely designed, eclectic blend of period property styles, culminating in this impressive building, designed in the manner of a large Georgian Mansion House which have been subsequently sub-divided into luxury apartments, intended to create a playful sense of instant history to the village.

In reality, it was built in the 1980's to an archetypal Georgian style and the building has been well maintained and kept up to date since. Internally this apartment does require updating but it is competitively priced and offers a great opportunity for the new buyer to finish the rooms to their own taste and stylishly. It's worth noting the property has already had a replacement Gas Combi boiler and uPVC Sash windows, which have preserved and enhanced the buildings appearance, in keeping within the character of the conservation area.

The grounds that surround it include a large L-shaped 'Cart Lodge', complimenting the main 'house' and giving under-cover parking for the residents - one bay each.

Boasting a Share of the Freehold, this particular Apartment offers fabulous living space with the centrepiece being the huge, South and West facing, dual aspect Living/Dining Room, with its classical decorative pilasters and column pillars, ornate Fireplace and central French Doors opening to the balcony.

The balance of the accommodation comprises a good size Hall, a dual aspect kitchen that requires updating, two bedrooms and a large Bathroom with a shower bath.

There is a surprising amount of storage courtesy, as well as the obvious loft space, there are three large, full height built-in cupboards (two in the hall, one in the living room), Gas Central Heating via radiators and the sash windows are double glazed with Georgian glazing bars.

Noak Bridge is well known for its 20 acre Nature Reserve and attractive 'model village' design, with woodland walks, lots of trees, hedges and green spaces, an essential feature.

The village has a good range of amenities too, which include a well-respected local Primary School with a 'Good' ofsted Rating, a Costcutter Supermarket, Village Hall, and a Doctors surgery.
Bus stops are a-plenty in the area, taking you to the nearby towns of Billericay & Basildon, which offer a range of shopping facilities together with Mainline Railway Stations serving either London Liverpool Street or London Fenchurch Street.
The accommodation


Steps up to the Main Entrance, with intercoms to each individual flat and leading through to the communal lobby.

Stairs rising through the recently decorated communal halls with feature arch windows to the second floor.

Private entrance door through to:
Entrance hall


A nice size with an access point to loft giving good extra storage and there are doors leading to both bedrooms, the bathroom and lounge.

Two large full height built in cupboards provide a superb storage facility.

Living/dining room 21ft 2' x 18ft 4' max (6.5m x 5.5m)

Sun streams through the South facing French doors with twin sash windows either side, along with the other twin sash windows on the West wall, pouring light into this large living space which has character a-plenty, the bold classical decorative pilasters and column pillars complimenting the Adams style fire surround.

A discreet cupboard on the right as you enter the room, opens to reveal a large storage space, in addition to the aforementioned cupboards in the hall.

The eyes will also be drawn to the feature set of French Doors, which open out to a balcony overlooking the iconic local duck pond; a perfect backdrop to have during and after, your refurbishment project is complete.

Kitchen 9ft 9' x 8ft 8' (3m x 2.6m)

Another dual aspect room, so nice and bright. The current kitchen with cupboards to either side and space for appliances, is functional but does require replacement.
To one corner is a cupboard housing the gas combi boiler.

Master bedroom 13ft 11' x 9ft 10' (4.25m x 3m)

A well-proportioned double bedroom with a feature papered wall, a recently laid grey coloured carpet and twin sash windows that also enjoying that rather pleasant outlook over the Duck Pond.

Bedroom two 9ft 10' x 8ft'1 (3m x 2.46m)

A decent sized front facing bedroom ideal for guests or for a separate home office.

Bathroom 8ft 4' x 8ft (2.5m x 2.45m)

A lovely size bathroom for an apartment and boasting both a full-size shower bath, a push button wc and vanity unit with wash basin.

There are fully tiled walls and floor and the sash window provides lots of natural light.
Parking


Within the grounds is a 6-Bay feature Cart Lodge, providing allocated undercover parking, with each flat having their own separate Bay. You may notice other residents have chosen to build in a narrow storage cupboard to rear section of their bay.

In addition, the shingle surrounding the building provides additional parking (the owner of this flat normally parking on the patch to the right of the building).
Lease


We understand from the Seller the apartment has a 125 year Lease from 25th December 1985, thus 89 years remain.

Each flat owner also has the benefit of owning a Share of the Freehold (known as a Residents Association). Thus, extending the Lease will be a lot less than normal, as the Residents Association is a non-profit making organisation.
Service charge


£50 per month.
Ground rent


£35 per annum.
About noak bridge


Noak Bridge is a modern neighbourhood village in south Essex. In setting, it is separate from Basildon as It lies to the north of the Town, separated from it by the A127, and in reality, closer to Billericay.

Although earmarked for large scale development at the turn of the 19th/20th Century, the modern village as it is today was first planned in the 1970s and was developed from the overgrown 'Central Park', an early area of 'plotlands' development.

Because of its separation by the A127, it was decided that it should have its own identity and the character of a traditional English village, which we at Henton Kirkman think the project architects Maurice Naunton and George Garrard, achieved very well, especially by incorporating house designs from various centuries to give an almost instant history to a brand-new village.

Building started in the 1970's through to the mid 1980's, with then Bellway Homes enlarging it further in the 1990's.

The village has now evolved into a very pleasant place to live with many amenities including its own Primary School, Londis Supermarket, Pharmacy, Village Hall and a Medical Centre.

The village was purposely designed with winding roads and numerous woodland footpaths with the centrepiece of the village the 20-acre Nature Reserve which was the remnants of the Woodland that developed from the site of the old plotlands.

Coming out of the village, one can be motoring on the A127 towards London or Southend in seconds, with bus stops a-plenty in the village, giving easy access to all the local towns.

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