A lovely 2/3 bedroom flat enjoying comfortable accommodation with sunny east/west aspect and splendid views across the private Balfour Gardens extending to the English Channel and fine views across the Hythe Bay.
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.
12 Metropole Court is located on the fifth floor of the west wing and is a spacious, well presented apartment. There is a lift service to the apartment which also benefits from a secondary access and stairwell. In both the sitting room and the main bedroom an attractive seating area has been created to take full advantage of the views.
2 radiators, 3 wall light points, secondary double glazing and door with pretty stained glass window, leading to the main accommodation.
Generously proportioned hallway containing video entryphone, radiator, rear door leading to secondary/alternate stairwell, linen cupboard with hot water tank and electric immersion heater fitted, heating thermostat.
Decorative boxed radiator, secondary double glazing, raised seating area and table enjoying westerly views over the private Balfour Gardens and spectacular far reaching views of the English Channel beyond.
2 radiators, secondary double glazing.
Fitted units comprising ceramic sink unit with 1 ½ bowl set in work surface with cupboard, Indesit washing machine, and Bosch dishwasher under, further work surfaces including breakfast bar, with cupboards and drawers under, eye level Siemans fan assisted oven with Neff microwave over, Siemans ceramic hob with extractor filter and light over, wall mounted cupboards incorporating decorative plate rack and display shelves, cupboard housing Glow Worm wall mounted gas fired boiler, time controls for central heating and hot water, radiator, part tiled walls, secondary double glazing, recessed downlighters.
Radiator, secondary double glazing, raised seating area and table with views to the East across the town and the White Cliffs beyond.
Radiator, wall light point, secondary double glazing.
Panelled bath on raised plinth with single handed mixer tap and shower attachment, wash hand basin set in unit with cupboards below, low level W.C., with concealed cistern, radiator, part tiled walls, secondary double glazing.
Corner shower cubicle with thermostatic shower, wash hand basin set in unit with cupboard below, low level W.C., with concealed cistern, ladder radiator/towel rail, part tiled walls.
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 Glow Worm 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 3006GROUND RENT £60.00 per annum. MAINTENANCE CHARGE The basic maintenance charge, subject to budget for the year ending March 2020 is £2,141.10 WATER AND SEWERAGE CHARGE The annual charge to March 2020 is £325.94COUNCIL TAXCurrently listed in band D - Charge for financial year 2020/2021 is £1,982.29 by Folkestone & Hythe District Council Telephone: 01303- 853000.
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