Built circa 1885 and used for as a convent until 1998, when it was covered into 8 apartments, St Cuthburgas is an impressive building, traditionally constructed, with facing red brick cavity walls, a white painted rendered plinth, feature stone sills and lintels, and a high gabled slate roof. It is connected to all mains services and has gas central heating and original sash windows. Apartment 5 is well decorated, with quality floor coverings and original features including dado rails and cornicing. The accommodation is arranged on 2 levels, with steps down from the entrance hall to
An open-fronted entrance porch leads to a large communal entrance hallway with dado rail, cornicing and part ornate tiled floor, and stairs to the first floor landing. Apartment 5 has a hallway with a coat hanging area, and a large, well proportioned living room with corniced ceiling and feature bay window overlooking Cranfield Avenue. The spacious kitchen/breakfast room has a good range of units and work surfaces, worktop lighting, gas combination boiler in cupboard, space for breakfast table and chairs, fan oven, 4-burner gas hob, extractor, space for fridge-freezer and washing machine, and quality flooring. Bedroom 1 built-in has a mirrored double wardrobe, and an en suite shower room with shower cubicle, wash basin and WC. Bedroom 2 is a spacious double, and there is a bathroom with bath, wash basin, WC and cupboard.
Apartment 5 has a clearly marked, designated parking space. The shared grounds feature a tarmac driveway leading to a large courtyard, a communal store, conifers, pine trees, and well maintained borders with established shrubs. MAINTENANCE FEE: £2628 per annum (which can be paid yearly, 6-monthly or monthly) including ground rent, general maintenance (weekly cleaning of common areas, window cleaning, gutter cleaning and fire alarm system maintenance), sinking fund, buildings insurance, gardening and exterior lighting.
Directions: From the town centre, proceed up Rowlands Hill. At the roundabout, take the second exit into St Johns Hill and turn immediately left into Cranfield Avenue. St Cuthburgas can be found on the left hand side.
Council Tax Band: D
EPC Rating: C
Viewing: By prior arrangement through CHRISTOPHER BATTEN