- Grand and spacious 2 Bedroom period style apartment covering 763sq ft
- Delightfully situated in a picturesque setting within the Noak Bridge Conservation area.
- Replacement upvc Sash windows have preserved and enhanced the building, in keeping with its style
- Comes with a Share of the Freehold
- Cream "Shaker" style Kitchen with built-in appliances & large Bathroom with both a Bath & sep Shower
- French doors in the huge Living/Dining Room open to a Balcony, in turn gazing over the Duck Pond
- One of Six Apartments in an impressive Georgian style mansion house
- Private Parking Bay within the feature Communal 6-Bay Cart Lodge
- Feature 21ft x 18ft Lounge/Diner with ornate Fireplace & decorative classical pilasters & pillars
- Popular village with lots of amenities inc. a 20 acre Nature Reserve, woodland walks, local shops
Enjoying the peace and tranquillity 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 First 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, a fine example being the new 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, attractive fully fitted Cream 'Shaker' style Kitchen with built-in appliances, the two bedrooms and a large Bathroom, with both a full size bath and separate Shower too.
There is a surprising amount of storage courtesy of 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.
Steps up to the Main Entrance, with intercoms to each individual flat and leading through to the communal lobby.
Stairs rising to the first floor.
Private entrance door through to:
A nice size with the Beechwood effect wood laminate flooring extending through into the living room.
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 elegant living room which has character a-plenty, the bold classical decorative pilasters and column pillars complimenting the Adams style fire surround of the ornate Feature Fireplace.
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, and fitted blinds provide a sleek uncluttered finish to the upvc Sash Windows.
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, complete with its floating duck house and resident ducks.
KITCHEN 9ft 9' x 8ft 8' (3m x 2.6m)
Another dual aspect room, so nice and bright and fitted with an attractive range of Cream 'Shaker' style kitchen units topped with wood block finish worktops and incorporating a host of built-in and integrated appliances.
For the keen cook, the 5 -Ring Gas Hob sits below a large stainless steel Chimney style Extractor Hood and there is a matching Double Oven/Grill.
Neatly integrated within the units is a Dishwasher and Fridge/Freezer and hidden within one of the eye-level cabinets is the 'Independent' C30 combination boiler.
Attractive ceramic floor and wall tiling fitted blinds and stainless steel spotlights complete the look.
MASTER BEDROOM 13ft 10' x 9ft 10' (4.2m x 3m)
A well-proportioned double bedroom with its twin sash windows also enjoying that rather pleasant outlook over the Duck Pond.
Fitted wardrobes with mirrored fronted sliding doors provides great storage.
BEDROOM TWO 9ft 10' x 8ft 1' (3m x 2.5m)
A front facing bedroom with dark wood laminate flooring.
BATHROOM 8ft 4' x 8ft 1' (2.5m x 2.5m)
A lovely size bathroom for an apartment and boasting both a full-size Bath as well as a corner Shower: the shower featuring a stylish overhead, rainfall type showerhead with a separate handset to for extra flexibility.
Gorgeous Grey tiling blends well with the white sanitaryware and the sash window provides lots of natural light.
Within the grounds is a 6-Bay feature Cart Lodge, providing undercover parking with a separate Bay each for the six flats.
The shingle surrounding the building provides additional parking for visitors.
We understand from the Seller the apartment has a 125 year Lease from 25th December 1985, thus 90 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. The owner is also making enquiries as to the mechanics and cost of extending it.
The residents have huge pride upon this development and so upped the monthly charge to £100 per month, to enable a healthy account to be held so the building and its grounds can be kept in tip top order, as evident when you visit.
£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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