An appealing and deceptively spacious 1 bedroom flat with well proportioned rooms
and sunny East/West aspect, with lovely views towards Balfour Gardens and angled views to the sea.
The Metropole is situated in a prime position on the famous Leas Promenade with its swathe of lawns and views towards France providing a delightful walk into Folkestone. The town centre provides good shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities with a good selection of schools in the area. The lovely harbour at Folkestone is a further walk away and enjoys a bustling Harbour Arm with seasonal festivities, and the Old High Street within the Creative Quarter affords charming cafés and eateries whilst fine dining can be found at the renowned Rocksalt restaurant with its views over the harbour. The Leas Cliff Hall nearby offers a variety of live entertainment throughout the year and the Cathedral city of Canterbury with its shops, theatre and universities is approximately 20 miles away.
Communications are excellent with access to the continent by the Eurostar services from Ashford International, the Channel Tunnel terminal at Cheriton, or via Dover harbour. The M20 motorway is a short drive away leading to London and the M25 orbital. The high speed rail link with a journey time of under an hour to London St Pancras is within walking distance together with rail services to Ashford and London Charing Cross.
23a Metropole Court is located on the third floor of the west wing. There is lift access to the second floor with a flight of steps to the apartment. This unusually spacious apartment enjoys the benefit of well proportioned and elegant rooms which are well presented. Since 2016, under the current ownership, a new combination gas fired boiler has been installed, with new radiators and secondary double glazing. The bathroom and kitchen have also been updated. Approached via communal staircase or alternatively by lift to the second floor and a further flight of stairs.
Attractive decorative fireplace (sealed), with built in shelved cupboard, 2 radiators, T.V. Aerial point.
With cloaks cupboard
Fitted gloss white units incorporating circular stainless steel sink with mixer tap set in work surface with space for washing machine, integrated dishwasher under, Bosch fan assisted oven with AEG ceramic hob and Bosch extractor filter over. Cupboard housing Vaillant combination gas fired boiler, American style fridge freezer, glass splashbacks, radiator, recessed downlighters.
A double and single built in wardrobe cupboard, fitted 5 door wardrobe with hanging and shelves, 2 radiators.
Corner shower cubicle with large overhead rose, wash hand basin set in unit with cupboards and drawers under, low level W.C., tiled walls, ladder radiator/towel rail, recessed downlighters.
General car parking for residents and guests is available to the rear of the Metropole.
SERVICESAll mains services are connected. Central heating and hot water from the Vaillant combination gas fired boiler. (The central heating and hot water system(s), together with any appliances mentioned in the particulars, have not been tested by Smith Woolley).TENURELeasehold (owns a share in the Freehold)LEASEFrom 25th March 1984 31st March 3006 GROUND RENT £60.00 per annum MAINTENANCE CHARGE The basic maintenance charge subject to budget for the year ending March 2020 is £2,197.80WATER AND SEWERAGE CHARGE The annual charge to March 2020 is £253.40COUNCIL TAXCurrently listed in band B - Charge for financial year 2020/2021 is £1,541.78 by Folkestone & Hythe District Council Telephone: 01303- 853000.FIXTURES AND FITTINGSThe fitted carpets and curtains, together with the fixtures and fittings not mentioned in the particulars, are excluded from the sale but may be available to a purchaser by separate negotiation if required.VIEWINGSTRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT THROUGH THIS OFFICE.
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