Keller Williams UK
2 bed Apartment Sold STC

West Dock, The Wharf, Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire

£220,000 Guide Price

Property Description

  • • The Agent dealing with this property is Richard Poole - please press number 5 when calling.
  • Council Tax Band C

Why buy this home?

This executive development of apartments was originally built by ‘Redrow Homes’ and they have been popular on the re-sale market ever since. The location of the development provides everything that you would need on your doorstep, meaning you can leave the car at home and lower your carbon footprint. There is a choice of convenience stores, takeaways, restaurants and pubs just a short walk away and Tesco and Aldi are just a little further on foot for those larger, weekly shops. Leighton Buzzard train station is approximately a 7-minute walk away meaning you can be in London Euston in just 37 minutes, a commuter’s dream. However, the key selling point of the location is its proximity to the Grand Union Canal. Leighton Buzzard town centre with further pubs, independent shops, coffee shops and restaurants can be accessed via a pleasant canalside walk in approximately 15 minutes. If you prefer a slightly longer walk, Stoke Hammond can be reached going north and Cheddington going south.

Located on the first floor, the accommodation is all accessed via a spacious entrance hall which has an airing cupboard and a further cupboard for shoes and coats. The property offers spacious accommodation throughout including a 23ft open plan living area. The size of the living area allows you to lay out your furniture in a way that suits you. The current owner has two large sofas and a coffee table in the lounge area and should you require one, there is ample space to have a dining table in the kitchen area. A corner sofa would be a great addition to the room if this was your preference. French doors allow light to flow into the room and lead out on to your own, private balcony.

The kitchen has contemporary, white gloss units with black marble-effect worksurfaces which provide lots of room for food preparation. Built in appliances include an electric oven and hob with a cooker hood over it, a fridge/freezer and a washing machine.

The main bedroom is a great size and would easily fit a super king-size bed. There would be space for all the bedroom furniture you would need and there is a fitted, floor to ceiling double wardrobe to store all your clothes. An en-suite shower room has a shower cubicle, a wash hand basin, a W/C and a heated towel rail.

Back down the entrance hall, there is the second bedroom which is again a great size. The current owner has a pull-out bed for guests as well as a desk for home working.

A modern, spacious bathroom with neutral colours consists of a bath with a shower over the top of it, a wash hand basin, a W/C and a heated towel rail.

As the apartment has two good size bedrooms, and two bathrooms, it would be an ideal property if you were looking to buy somewhere with a friend or simply looking to rent out a room.

EPC to follow.

More about the location...

Linslade is an English town located on the Bedfordshire side of the Bedfordshire-Buckinghamshire border (and roughly a third-way between London and Birmingham). It borders the town of Leighton Buzzard, with which it forms the civil parish of Leighton-Linslade.

Linslade has no high street. Small, family run shops are clustered at the "Centre of Linslade", where three arterial roads converge to cross the canal and river. (Note, however, that Linslade's "Centre" is not its geographical centre.) Many of these buildings are Victorian in origin, as are all pubs, and the Hunt Hotel.

In recent years the area between the river and the canal has been redeveloped – adding Waitrose, Tesco, Aldi, and Homebase superstores. Other high-street stores and boutique shops, restaurants, bakery and butchers can be found in Leighton; or, failing that, at Milton Keynes. There are also corner shops.

Bedfordshire operates a three-tier education system, with Lower-, Middle and Upper Schools. Linslade has three Lower Schools (Linslade Lower, Southcott Lower, and Greenleas Lower) distributed relatively evenly across town; with a Middle School (Linslade Middle) and an Upper school (The Cedars) located opposite each other, on the edge of town.

The principal Leighton-Linslade facilities within Linslade are Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, which includes a swimming pool and indoor sports courts; Leighton Buzzard Golf Club and Leighton Buzzard railway station.

Linslade has two semi-wild park areas. Linslade Wood (colloquially called Bluebell Wood) is a mature woodland dating back to at least the 16th century. Tiddenfoot Pit, a former quarry, turned into a lake and wildlife area. Both are managed by Greensands Trust. Stockgrove Country Park and Rushmere Country Park are nearby.

Additional there are parks suitable for teenagers to kick around a football, and for dogs to run about, as well as fenced off play areas for young children, containing slides and swings.

In 1963 the Great Train Robbery took place at a site near Bridego Bridge, between the villages of Cheddington and Linslade. Every time a Great Train Robber was caught law dictated that they had to be brought back to the small court house at Linslade to be charged.

Leasehold Information

Number of years remaining on the lease: 109 years

Current ground rent and any review period:
- £340 per year
- 25 years

Current service charge and any review period:
- £1,150 per year
- 25 years

Council tax band: C

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