1 Bed Apartment Sold Subject to Contract

Luker Court, Ireland Drive, Newbury - £220,000



Easy walking distance, across parkland to Newbury Town Centre, with its fine array of shops and waterways

Also close to some lovely walks across open fields, with marvellous views.

A well presented and unusually spacious one bedroom flat.

Peaceful location to live, with good amenities and transport links.

 On the second floor of the grand building, formerly part of St Bartholomew’s School.



  • Lovely views (and sunsets) to the west
  • An unusually large one bedroom apartment
  • Very well presented
  • Lovely walks nearby through countryside and canalside
  • M4 (J13) just to the north
  • Fast train service to London Paddington (41 mins)
  • Mature communal gardens

DESCRIPTION/LOCATION: A substantial and grand building with a most impressive reception hall and staircase with stained glass windows.  The conversion was undertaken about 8 years ago when the school relocated to a new building on the adjoining site.  We suggest this is an unusually large one bedroom flat, with en suite dressing room/walk in wardrobe. The reception accommodation  can easily accommodate eight to ten visitors! The kitchen is well fitted, including a full size fridge/freezer, dishwasher and electric hob/oven.  The communal gardens, often not found in modern developments, provide a lovely peaceful setting with some magnificent specimen trees and shrubs.  Just a 15 minute walk to the Kennet and Avon Canal, offering lovely canal side walks.  The flat has a practical and contemporary feel and is a generous sized apartment, with a gross internal floor area of about 600 sq ft.


Luker Court is accessed from the attractive tree lined Buckingham Road – part of old Newbury.  Newbury enjoys the best of all worlds.  For the commuter, there are fast services direct from Newbury railway station to London (Paddington), the fast service taking just 41 minutes.  The A34, which at this point is the Newbury Bypass, provides easy access to the M4 (Junction 13) just to the north and the M3 to the south.  Journey times to nearby towns include Reading about 20 minutes, Swindon no more than 30 minutes and Bristol 50 minutes.


 Communal Entrance Hallway:       Grand staircase to first floor and further staircase to the second floor (serving just three flats)                                  


Entrance hall with storage cupboards.Communal entry phone system


Bathroom:   Panel enclosed bath with shower attachment and hand shower, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and heated towel rail.


Bedroom:  12’1 x 10'1 with scaled ceilingwindow with far reaching views to the west


Ensuite Dressing Room/walk in wardrobe   6’7 x 4’1


L Shaped Living Room/Dining Room/Kitchen:    Maximum dimensions 20’9 x 19’ with scaled ceiling on one wall and two windows with far reaching views to the west – enjoy the evening sunset.


Outside:     One allocated parking space.  (NB. Additional unregulated parking in adjoining Buckingham Road)


Bin store.  Communal cycle store.


Communal Gardens:    The communal gardens are exceptional and were clearly laid out to a style in keeping with the former grammar school status of this building.  There are some lovely specimen trees and shrubs to be appreciated.


Services: Mains, water, gas, electricity and drainage are connected. Gas fired central heating.


Energy Efficiency Rating:   C77


Council Tax Band:  B


Tenure: The property is held on a lease for a term of 215 years from 1stJanuary 2012. So 205 years unexpired


Ground Rent/Service Charge/Insurance: 


Ground Rent: Peppercorn 


Service Charge payable six monthly, with the most recent Service Charge bills as follows: 


1st October 2021 – 31st March 2022     £691.86


1st April 2022 – 30th September 2022   £691.86


Estate service charge adjustment October 20 – September 21 - £5.29


Block service charge adjustment October 20 – September 21 - £190.06


Insurance: Premium of £269.76 for the year July 21 – June 22


VIEWING:  Strictly by appointment with the Owner’s Sole Agents Martin & Pole.  Tel: 0118 978 0777 or Email: w@martinpole.co.uk


Estate Agents Act 1979:  In accordance with Section 21 of the Estate Agent’s Act 1979, we wish to disclose the Seller is a connected person as defined within that Act.  Full details will of course be disclosed to interested parties.



Martin & Pole Estate Agents

To discuss this property please call us on

0118 978 0777

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