An elegant and beautifully presented 3 bedroom apartment with garage and two magnificent sun terraces directly fronting the Leas, enjoying glorious views across the English Channel.
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 café's 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.
The Metropole is a fine Grade II listed building of Architectural and Historical interest and was built in 1897/98 as a Hotel. 107 The Metropole is situated on the first floor facing south, directly fronting the Leas and the English Channel. The apartment offers spacious accommodation which is well presented and retains much of its original elegance and charm, including high ceilings, deep skirtings and attractive cornices, and double glazing throughout.A major feature of the apartment is the exceptionally sized sun terrace and stunning sea views in what is arguably considered one of the finest positions in the area. The apartment also benefits from a garage, laundry facilities and rubbish collection on each floor. The Metropole has recently undergone works to improve and provide disabled access from the North entrance. Storerooms are available to rent (subject to availability).
Telephone point, video entryphone, radiator, recessed downlighters.
Decorative marble fireplace, attractive panelling detail, Sky point, T.V. Aerial point, 4 power points, radiator casement door to Terrace 2.
Matching units comprising Franke sink unit with 1 ½ bowls and mixer tap set in work surface with cupboard and plumbing and space for dishwasher under. Further work surface with cupboards, drawers and plumbing and space for washing machine under. Matching wall mounted cupboards, concealed lighting, Stoves New Home ceramic hob with filter, extractor and light over, Indesit eye level oven and Seimens microwave with cupboard above and below. Siemens integrated fridge/freezer, pull out larder store and drawers below, wine rack, radiator, part tiled walls, cupboard housing Worcester combination gas fired boiler.
Fitted wardrobe cupboard by Neville Johnson, with hanging and shelves, 2 radiators, casement door to terrace 1.
2 radiators, casement door to terrace 1.
Built in cupboard with hanging and shelf, radiator, casement door to terrace 1.
About 59' x 51'6 max (17.9m x 15.7m), stunning sea views.
With double ended bath, mixer tap and shower wand, large shower cubicle with thermostatic shower and overhead rose, low level W.C., heated ladder radiator/towel rail, tiled splashbacks and tiled floor, recessed downlighters, wash hand basin set in unit with single handed mixer tap and cupboards below, electric shaver socket, mirror fronted bathroom cabinet, underfloor heating.
About 19'9 x 9'11 (6.06m x 2.77m), approached from Metropole Road East, timber, folding doors, electric light and power.
Private parking for residents and guests is available at the rear of the building.
SERVICESAll mains services are connected. Hot water and central heating from the gas fired Worcester combination 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 one share in the freehold) LEASE999 years from 1984GROUND RENT £30 per half year. MAINTENANCE CHARGE The basic maintenance charge, to include water and waste water, subject to budget for the half year to 31st March 2020 is £1,975.07.
COUNCIL TAXCurrently listed in band E - Charge for financial year 2019/2020 is £2,333.13 by Folkestone & Hythe District Council Telephone: 01303 - 853000.FIXTURES AND FITTINGSThe carpets and blinds are included in the price quoted, however 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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