The complete package: Beautifully presented, sunny westerly aspect and outstanding River Avon outlook. Plus, not to be forgotten, a magnificent balcony from which to enjoy it all. This is a wonderful two bed apartment to compare with any. An elevated third floor position within Bowles Court but convenient to the lift serving all other floors the apartment is immediately notable for its very bright and welcoming ambiance. A spacious sitting room provides the first sight of the wonderful view and the French door opens onto the impressive balcony. A quality kitchen offers a extensive range of integrated appliances, the principle bedroom also enjoys a French door to the balcony, waking up to the outlook will be a real treat. There is a further double bedroom, a wet room styled shower room and unlike many apartments a great hallway with bags of storage. One not to be missed
Bowles Court was completed at the end of 2015 by award-winning retirement living specialist McCarthy and Stone and is a sought-after 'Retirement Living Plus' development providing independent living for those aged 70 years and over. It occupies a fantastic position alongside the River Avon and is just 200 metres from the centre of town. A variety of local supermarkets can be found nearby and the Town Centre also boasts access to a local Hospital and plenty of Doctors surgeries, Banks, retail stores and independent shops. There are also regular traditional town markets. Places of interest in the local area are varied, with John Coles Park, the museum and Heritage Centre and Chippenham folk festival just a few examples. For those interested in wider travel, transport links are strong with regular bus services connecting residents to towns including Bath, Calne, Devizes, Trowbridge and Swindon. Rail links are also good and Chippenham railway station features along the main line to London Paddington.
The development enjoys excellent 'five-star' amenities to include a Homeowners lounge, restaurant with a fantastic daily lunch service, function room, laundry, scooter store and landscaped gardens with a super terrace backing onto the River Avon. Our Estate Manager and staff are on site 24 hours each day to oversee the smooth running of the development. Further peace-of-mind is found in the provision of the 24-hour emergency call system. There are chargeable care and domestic help packages available albeit all home owners receive up one-hour domestic assistance each week included within the service charge. There is also the excellent guest suite widely used by visiting family and friends for which a charge of £25 per night applies. Car parking is available by annual permit chargeable at around £250 and for which there may be a waiting list.
Of an excellent size with ample space for typical hall furniture. 'Oak veneered' entrance door with spy hole, security door entry system with intercom and visual connection. 24-hour emergency careline, very large walk-in storage/airing cupboard with light, shelving, hot water cylinder supplying domestic hot water and 'Vent Axia' system. Further deep cloaks cupboard with light, shelving and ample coat hanging rails. Illuminated light switches, ceiling down lights, smoke detector, A feature glazed panelled door leads to the Sitting Room.
A great room with a warm, bright and very comfortable feel. The triple-glazed French door and side panel beckons you forward to take a look at the amazing outlook. TV and telephone points. Ceiling lights, raised electric power sockets and attractive glazed panelled door to kitchen.
A huge balcony running full width of the apartment and therefore approximately 13 meters in length. French Doors lead from both the sitting room and principle bedroom. The glazed balustrade provides an unrestricted and rather stunning westerly view to the mature banks and flowing waters of the River Avon below where fish and other wildlife will be regular seen. Beyond this the outlook extends to the countryside in the distance. The three outside lights allow for great summer evenings relaxing outdoors.
Electrically operated triple-glazed window with River views, as a result washing up should be that much more pleasurable. An excellent range of 'Maple' effect fitted units with contrasting worktops, matching upstands and incorporating an inset stainless steel sink unit. Integrated appliances comprise; a Bosch 4-ringed hob with a contemporary styled glazed splash-panel and stainless-steel chimney extractor over. Bosch waist-level oven and concealed fridge and freezer, ceiling down lights and tiled floor.
An excellent-sized double bedroom beautifully presented a triple-glazed french door and side-panel opening onto the balcony, there is also a walk-in wardrobe with auto light, ample hanging space and shelving. Illuminated light switch, ceiling lights, TV and telephone point.
Another very good-sized bedroom with a triple-glazed window enjoying a River view. Currently utilised as an occasional bedroom/study. Illuminated light switch, ceiling lights and TV point.
A wet room facility with modern white suite comprising; a close-coupled WC, inset vanity wash hand basin with under sink store cupboard and mirror with integrated touch sensitive light over, level access walk-in shower with both ‘rain drop’ and traditional shower attachments. Ladder radiator, ceiling down lights. attractive and extensively tiled walls and wet room vinyl flooring.
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
• One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge.
The Service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your Estates Manager, your water rates, our 24-hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas and all external window cleaning, exterior property maintenance and gardening. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.
Leasehold £510.00 p.a.
Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is usually £250 per annum, but may vary by development. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability.