CHAIN FREE AND WITH POTENTIAL TO EXTEND INTO THE LOFT (subject to consents being granted) sets this first floor studio flat with loft space apart from the rest.
A newly redecorated studio flat on the first floor of a private development which offers many extras for a very reasonable price. The property also benefits from laminate wood floors, replacement heaters which have a high energy efficiency rating and double glazed windows.
Allocated off street parking, access to an on-site swimming pool and access to a zen garden are all included. Rather surprising given the lower than anticipated level of service charges.
The service charge which is approximately £105 per month includes the following:-
• On site cleaner / care taker
• On site gardener
• Building insurance
• Internal communal area cleaning
• Exterior decoration every 5 years
• Internal decoration every 3 years
Which is why we feel it offers great value for money.
The development and grounds are well presented. The added value of an on site care taker and gardener is apparent as soon as you enter the development.
Providing a separate bathroom and kitchen, this flat feels very similar to a one bedroom property. In fact, the flexible layout and overall size of the studios in Paxton Road have allowed a few properties to change their layout and create a separate bedroom / sleeping area.
This flat could offer even greater potential to create a bedroom in the loft. (The vendor has informed us of a neighbouring property that has had this done - subject to consents being granted in this case of course).
The property offers over 340 sq ft of living space which is only slightly smaller than some one-bedroom flats.
With so much to offer at an affordable price in the Forest Hill area, we believe this property offers great value for a first-time buyer, long term investor or someone wishing to downsize.
The lease has approximately 100 years remaining and the ground rent is approximately £90 per year.
Paxton Road is located approximately 0.7 miles to Forest Hill station and town centre and approximately 0.6 miles to Bell Green Retail Park which is home to some well-known shops such as Next, Sports Direct, B&Q, Toys R Us and McDonalds Drive through. A large Sainsbury’s is situated next to the retail park. Just past the Sainsbury’s you will also find Lower Sydenham station.
Travel times on offer from both Forest Hill and Lower Sydenham (London Overground) include:
Croydon in approximately 20 minutes
London Bridge in approximately 17 minutes
Victoria in approximately 40 minutes
Charring Cross in approximately 26 minutes
Canary Wharf in approximately 23 minutes
Local recreational facilities include leisure centres, a sports and social club, the well-known popular open green spaces of Mayow Park and a selection of cafés and restaurants which can be found in both Forest Hill and Sydenham.