A stylish and contemporary 3 bedroom penthouse apartment with unrivalled and unique views across the town to the North Downs, Dover harbour, across the English Channel towards France and the Hythe Bay to Dungeness.
No 1 The Leas is situated on the famous Leas Promenade within a few minutes walk of the town centre. Folkestone 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 harbour area is undergoing a major regeneration programme that will have a positive impact on Folkestone in the future.
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 Penthouse is situated on the ninth floor of No 1 The Leas, which comprises of 43 apartments, converted in the mid 1980's, with large entrance lobby from the Leas with two lifts. This spectacular apartment enjoys the benefit of two private sun terraces which encompass the unique 360 degree views around the town to the White Cliffs of Dover, and on a clear day to Calais and to the west, The Fairlight in Sussex. The stylish open plan living accommodation which extends to about 1517 square feet (141m2), also benefits fully from the wonderful views provided by the unique position in which the apartment is presented.
With large understairs cupboard, Dimplex heater, 2 wall light points, stairs to:
Double glazed double doors to:
Sitting Area: with recessed display shelves, 3 uPVC sealed unit sliding patio doors to private terrace, 3 electric wall heaters, downlighters. Dining Area: fitted bookshelves, picture light point, glass display shelves, Dimplex heater, recessed downlighters, 2 uPVC sealed unit sliding patio doors to private terrace on the East side, further sliding patio doors to the main sun terrace.
Stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap and drinking water tap set in worksurface with Blomberg washing machine, Hotpoint slimline dishwasher, with corner carousel, further work surface with cupboards and drawers under, upright Bosch fridge freezer, eye level Belling double oven with cupboard above and below, Belling ceramic hob with extractor fan and light over, further range of wall mounted cupboards, glass fronted display cupboards, tracking for spotlight.
Double aspect with fantastic views towards the sea and across the town up to the hills. Fitted wardrobe cupboards, T.V. Aerial point, electric heater, cupboard housing Stelflow duplex unvented water cylinder with electric immersion heater fitted, door to:-
Corner bath with thermostatic shower over, double wash hand basins set in vanity unit, low level W.C., heated towel rail/radiator, tiled walls.
Electric heater, sea views towards the west.
Electric heater, sea views towards the west.
Double walk in shower, wash hand basin set in vanity unit, low level W.C., heated towel rail/radiator.
Lobby area useful for storage with access to emergency stairs to the ground floor.
Lovely wrap around type terrace with plenty of space for impressive al-fresco entertaining, with subtle lighting designed not to distract from the stunning views, both towards the east and the White Cliffs of Dover, and the west across the Hythe Bay.A further terrace provides fabulous views of Folkestone town.
The Head Lessor guarantees a parking space within close proximity of No. 1 The Leas. Currently, the present vendors rent a space in the basement of No. 1 The Leas.
Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. Heating from electric wall heaters. Hot water from an electric immersion heater. (The central heating and hot water system(s), together with any appliances mentioned in the particulars, have not been tested by Smith Woolley).
TENURELeasehold.LEASE125 years from 1987
MAINTENANCE CHARGEThe basic maintenance charge, subject to budget for the year ending December 2020 is £8,976.00 per annum. (The service charge includes building insurance, caretaker/communal cleaner, external window cleaning, water and wastewater charges.) GROUND RENT£510 per annum until 2037.£765 per annum for the next 25 years. £1,020 per annum for the next 25 years.£1,275 per annum for the final 25 years.
COUNCIL TAXCurrently listed in band G - Charge for financial year 2020/2021 is £3,303.81 by Folkestone and 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 included in the sale.VIEWINGSTRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT THROUGH THIS OFFICE.
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