This is a gorgeous cottage townhouse in the heart of Ashley Cross. It makes a great home or a proven investment. 2 double bedrooms plus a single (great office space) and a 280 sq ft living room/dining area. 2 dedicated parking spaces-worth their weight in gold in the centre of Ashley Cross. No chain.
This was an investment property and has been let out by the owners. The current tenants pay £1200 pcm. The owners are now retiring and selling the property.
In 2016 there were new grey carpets throughout, immaculately redecorated inside and out, new window and roof to the shed, new window handles, new fridge/freezer, new kitchen sink, new oven, hob and extractor hood. Plus they have had the boiler serviced, a full electrical safety check, a gas safety certificate and a Legionella risk assessment.
Through the stone pathway by the front cottage garden to the standout blue front door into the big living room/dining area with a large storage cupboard.
Through the hall, off of which is a downstairs loo and to the right the kitchen with a lovely bay window with a very deep sill overlooking the rear courtyard. The window sill will I’m sure be home to an array of plants.
Up the stairs to 2 double bedrooms and a small double, 2 of which have fitted wardrobes. There is an airing cupboard with a Worcester Combi boiler and a large bathroom with a bath with shower over and a glass shower screen.
From the landing you access the good sized loft. It is probably the back door you will use the most as you can access the 2 dedicated parking spaces from here.
Out of the back door to a beautiful block paved private courtyard with a refurbished shed and a back gate to the parking.
This is West facing and perfect for sitting out in the sun for a BBQ, a cup of tea or something stronger.
A perfect home.
Ashley Cross itself is a lovely community, both family friendly and for entertainment and eateries. On the green, there are regular events: Don’t miss the famous ‘Party in the Park’ and ‘Grooves on the Green’.
Other ‘must do’s’ while you live here: Regular visits to Mark Bennett’s Patisserie, the local award winning artisan baker and the best sausage rolls in the universe. A Friday night out at Mr Kyps, famous locally for great tribute bands. A Sunday morning breakfast at The Bateau. And a special event meal at the OX with a drink first at the Bermuda Triangle. Or just a drink at the buzzing Dancing Moose. All of these are within a few hundred yards of your secret cul-de-sac. Socially you will never need your car or a cab fare.
From Ashley Cross, Whitecliff Park is within walking distance. With a play park, lots of open space, junior sports activities, and a skate park, it is ideal if you have children. This park is on the edge of Poole Harbour, which is the 2nd largest natural harbour in the world and haven to all sizes of boats. If you are into watersports, this is your heaven. If not it is still spectacular to watch the kitesurfers and windsurfers in this UK hub for these sports. It is renowned for the safety for learning these sports. The area also has a strong cycling community with a favourite ride being over the Sandbanks chain ferry to the Purbeck Hills. It is also a key destination for walkers who want to explore Dorset’s Jurassic Coast.
For other sports, you are close to Parkstone Golf Club, one of the top 100 golf courses in the UK, and to the East Dorset Tennis Club which also has a croquet lawn!
For less energetic days, the famous Sandbanks beaches are easy to access from Ashley Cross. And for holidays, the ferry from Poole goes to France and the Channel Islands. And Bournemouth International Airport is the fastest growing in the UK.
If you have children, the local schools are sought after. At Primary level, there are Baden Powell and St Peters, St Mary’s, Courthill and Sylvan. At secondary level there is St Edwards and Parkstone Grammar. All of these are Ofsted rated 2 or better. Should you need Poole Hospital it is 5 minutes away.
For shopping, there is a Waitrose in Ashley Road, a Tesco on the way to Westbourne, and a Sainsburys and Asda in Poole. And to furnish your new home, Redlands retail park has a John Lewis Home, Homebase, Next Home, and Laura Ashley Home.
I guess there is work too. Less than 5 minutes walk away is Parkstone railway station with direct routes to London and Manchester(and after a long days work, you can always sneak into The Cow which is 20 yards from the station for a deserved pint).
By car you are just over 2 miles from the Wessex Way and at least dual carriageway to the New Forest, Southampton and the UK motorway network. Bus routes to Poole and Bournemouth are excellent from Ashley Cross. The area has also become a significant employer in the South of England with headquarters of Sunseeker Marine, the RNLI, Barclays International, Merlin Entertainments, LV, Vitality and JP Morgan.
A perfect location.
The front garden has a range of plants that lead you to the bright blue door up the stone path, enclosed by a low brick wall and wrought iron fence.
Living Room / Dining Area 5.85m x 4.44m (25.9 sqm) – 19′ 2″ x 14′ 6″ (279
The front entrance of the property is adjacent to the double glazed bay windows, providing the room with vast amounts of natural light. A Radiator sits below, with central heating thermostat control, a TV socket, telephone socket and Virgin Media cabling is all also located within the living room. A large storage cupboard under the stairs is perfect for shoes and coats. The living room has fitted carpets, painted plaster walls and ceiling.
Kitchen – 3m x 2.5m (7.5 sqm) – 9′ 10″ x 8′ 2″ (80 sqft)
The kitchen has tiled flooring with stone effect worktops. There are white floor and eye level cupboards with under counter lights and tiled splashback. A double glazed bay window overlooks the rear courtyard with plenty of shelf space. There is a stainless steel sink and drainer, Logik stainless steel gas hob, extractor hood and electric oven, Hotpoint fridge freezer and Indesit washing machine and a radiator.
Master Bedroom – 3.76m x 2.96m (11.1 sqm) – 12′ 4″ x 9′ 8″ (119 sqft)
The master bedroom has fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceiling. Double glazed windows overlook the front aspect of the property with curtains on a wooden curtain pole. Three fitted wardrobes provide ample space for all of your clothes and accessories. A radiator sits below the window and there is a telephone point.
Bedroom 2 – 3.77m x 2.46m (9.2 sqm) – 12′ 4″ x 8′ (99 sqft)
Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceiling. A radiator sits below the double glazed windows to the rear aspect with curtains on a wooden curtain pole.
Bedroom 3 / Office – 2.67m x 1.9m (5 sqm) – 8′ 9″ x 6′ 2″ (54 sqft)
Bedroom 3 is a small sized double bedroom with fitted carpets and painted plaster walls and ceiling. The radiator for the room sits below the double glazed windows, which look over the rear aspect with curtains on a wooden curtain pole. There is also a fitted wardrobe. Currently used as an ideal office space.
Bathroom – 2.46m x 2.06m (5 sqm) – 8′ x 6′ 9″ (54 sqft)
The bathroom has tiled floor with part tiled walls and spotlights to the ceiling. There is a bath with shower screen, white toilet and washbasin with white gloss unit underneath and mirror above. Radiator and extractor fan.
Hallway- 3.85m x 1.86m (7.1 sqm) – 12′ 7″ x 6′ 1″ (77 sqft)
The hallway leads you from the front of the property to the back, with all downstairs rooms addressed. The fitted carpets and painted plaster walls remain consistent throughout, there is also a radiator and smoke alarm fitted.
Downstairs WC – 2m x 0.86m (1.7 sqm) – 6′ 6″ x 2′ 9″ (18 sqft)
The convenient downstairs WC has a wood vinyl floor and painted plaster walls and ceiling. Obscure double glazed window to the rear aspect, white toilet and washbasin with unit below, radiator and extractor fan.
Landing – 3.51m x 1.9m (6.6 sqm) – 11′ 6″ x 6′ 2″ (71 sqft)
Guiding you up the stairs to the landing are varnished white painted wood hand rails. There is an airing cupboard with storage space housing a Worcester combi boiler inside.
Also on the landing there is a radiator, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide alarm and access into the loft space which is part boarded with a light.
Rear Garden – 7.2m x 4.84m (34.9 sqm) – 23′ 7″ x 15′ 10″ (375 sqft)
The rear garden is west facing, laid to block paving with surrounded with wood fencing and planted borders. A storage shed is usable by tenants. Outside tap for hose. The rear gate leads out to the double space parking area.
There is 2 spaces allocated to the property at the rear of the garden. Access is from a parallel lane running behind Chalice Close.
Annual Council Tax: Band D £1585.74 payable
Connectivity: Currently Virgin
TV: Currently Virgin
Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Rating: Band C(74)
Environmental Impact Rating: Band C(72)
Gas central heating and double glazing throughout.
2 dedicated off road parking spaces
Low Maintenance property
Investor Information: Existing tenants monthly rental at £1200pcm, a gross yield of 4.43%
Viewings: At 24 hours notice and viewings available Tuesday mornings, Thursday mornings and Saturday afternoons.
Availability: There is no forward chain.
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Available – 2018-01-26 00:00:00
Type – Furnished/Un Furnished
Rent Frequency – Monthly –