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Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close, Nailsea Offers in excess of £350,000

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  • Sapphire Lodge
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Plenty of space
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • View from living room
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Another view from the living room
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Fully equipped
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • View from the kitchen
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Dining room, study or second double bedroom
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • View from the dining room
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Cloakroom
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Bedroom 1 of 2
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Bathroom
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Spacious, bright halls
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Lifts to all floors
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Guest suite
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Resident owners lounge
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Bar - kitchenette
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • A much admired landmark
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Very convenient
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • level patios and paths
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Some of the Residents Parking
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
  • Win £2,022 in 2022
    Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close

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  • A retirement apartment with great views and flexible accommodation
  • Vacant property with no onward chain delays
  • Covid-19 safe viewing and live virtual viewings available (by appointment)
  • Well presented throughout
  • Superb facilities
  • Independent living with a fully fitted kitchen including washer dryer etc.
  • Residents parking
  • Set away from busy junctions and well back from roads
  • An exceptionally convenient setting - for instance no need to cross a road to reach the town centre
  • Attractive grounds
  • Sapphire Lodge requires at least one apartment resident to be over the age of 60 with any second resident over the age of 55

Available without any onward chain delays and not occupied allowing Covid-19 extra safe viewings, an outstanding 2 double bedroom home that will delight those seeking an exceptional retirement apartment that affords panoramic views and a light, southerly and westerly outlook.

This distinctive, landmark building without doubt occupies the best position of the three retirement developments in the town being set back from any busy roads and framed by landscaped gardens that create a much greater feeling of space. Sapphire Lodge is also just a short walk, about 100 yards from Tower House medical centre and the Library in Crown Glass Shopping centre. The High Street and Waitrose just beyond that and all these amenities and many more arranged around the town centre are accessible without even crossing a road adding hugely to the appeal of this position.

The property was built in 2016 by Churchill Retirement Living, a multiple award-winning specialist developer, who chose this site rather than any other in Nailsea to provide a suitably impressive setting with that ease of access but peace and quiet reward. The apartments on the south side of the building have since new been the most popular, but the most desirable of all are the three apartments that take advantage of the double aspect to the south and west and this is potentially by far the finest of that rare collection.

From the building forecourt all the way through the foyer, past the very spacious resident owners lounge with adjacent concierge and Lodge Managers office, to the hallways and other communal areas, the building is beautifully designed and impeccably kept, while the whole development has been Covid case free, a sign of good management.

Welcoming lifts and adjacent broad well-lit staircases take resident owners and their visitors to the upper floors where the very pleasing interior design scheme continues with each upper hall.

The light, bright upper halls distribute to just a handful of apartments so that there are no long, potentially confusing corridors for visitors to negotiate, a common criticism at other less well thought out developments.

For those that choose to get involved the Lodge Manager and resident owners arrange a superb choice of regular but optional social opportunities and events.

These include coffee mornings and afternoon teas, armchair keep fit, poetry readings, weekly cinema showings, carol singing and so on. We do know from conversations with resident owner clients that the social side of living at Sapphire Lodge is one of the great attractions, but no one is obliged to take part and not all do.

This property arranged off the west hall is also nearly neighboured by the Guest Suite that can be booked in advance at a nominal fee to accommodate relatives or visitors should guest space ever be needed.

The design and finish of the building is clearly very good and features such as Satellite TV points, ample telephone points naturally with broadband provisions (subject to normal subscription arrangements with your chosen provider), high level power points and illuminated light switch Patrice’s for added convenience. In addition, the soundproofing at Sapphire Lodge is exceptional and the specification also includes excellent thermal insulation too.

Resident owners safety is always a high priority at a Churchill development and there is a 24 hour care link facility with pull cords and a remote control while, a further safety feature is the inclusion of central heating with a centralised boiler system, rather than per apartment boilers and individual thermostatic controls and timing controls in each property. All heating costs are covered in the comprehensive management charge irrespective of usage.

Also included in the price, rather than as a hugely expensive extra, is parking with resident’s spaces on the north and south side of the building together with charging points for mobility scooters and bicycle storage.

The gardens and grounds are all communal and the patios, pathways arbour shaded walks and lawns are all laid out to ensure ease of access for all resident owners. The south facing gardens are all kept by the building management company and adjoin an expansive area of green space. This sweep of parkland is looked after by the parks and gardens department of the local authority and forms an attractive buffer from the road to the south.

Overall, we think this may be the pre-eminent property of its kind in the town and we do urge you to arrange an appointment to view at the earliest opportunity. Our clients who moved to East Anglia snapped up the apartment and the next lucky owners will doubtless do so too.


Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
Nailsea BS48 1RT
County: North Somerset
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: AHN15570

The Accommodation

A private panelled front door with door chime opens off the upper west hall to:-

PRIVATE RECEPTION HALL: With a thermostatically controlled radiator, a deep built in linen cupboard that houses a pressurised hot water system and provides plenty of airing and space with an automatic light. In addition, there is a separate built in cloaks-storage cupboard and attractive panelled door opens to each room. There is coving to the ceiling, a moulded dado rail, a Carelink emergency control system and an easy to operate central heating thermostat.

CLOAKROOM - W.C: Fitted to match the ‘bathroom’ with a white Roca suite comprising a concealed cistern WC and a wash hand basin with ceramic tiled surrounds, a towel rail radiator, a fitted wall mirror and fitted shelving together with an automatic extractor fan.

LIVING ROOM: 18' 10'' x 10' 6'' (5.74m x 3.20m) A bright sunny room enjoying a panoramic view across the town towards Holy Trinity Church, the hillsides of Backwell and Cleeve and even as far as Worlebury, Steep Holm and Penarth away in the very far distance. In the immediate foreground, the outlook is over the well-kept gardens of Sapphire Lodge and beyond to an area of neat open lawn. A feature fireplace creates a focal point in the room, there is a thermostatically controlled panel radiator, telephone, and broadband points, TV points with provision for satellite, digital/FM radio and Free Sat TV. The ceiling is coved, there are easy use light and power points (a theme continuing throughout), and a panelled door that opens to:-

VERY APPEALING KITCHEN: 8' 4'' x 8' 2'' (2.54m x 2.49m) The kitchen faces west with a uPVC double glazed window that allows views towards the Bristol Channel and of the hillsides of Tickenham with Cadbury Camp, a local landmark in the middle distance. The kitchen fittings are of contemporary design with ample granite effect laminated work surfaces, an inset single drainer sink unit and mixer tap over, an inset ceramic hob with an illuminated stainless steel chimney hood above, a built in eye level electric oven-grill, an integrated washer-dryer, an integrated fridge and an integrated freezer with remote switching for the appliances. The surrounds are ceramic tiled, there are recessed down lighter ceiling lights, a Dimplex wall mounted heater and an Airflow extractor system, further lighting and easily kept cushioned vinyl flooring.

DINING ROOM-STUDY OR BEDROOM TWO: 17' 8'' x 9' 3'' (5.38m x 2.82m) With a thermostatically controlled panelled radiator, ample power points, easy access light switching, coving to the ceiling and a uPVC double glazed window allowing an outlook to the south, across the town to Holy Trinity Church and the hillsides of Backwell.

PRINCIPAL BEDROOM: 19' x 9' 4'' (5.79m x 2.84m) (into the bay) Another attractive and ample double room with a 4’9” (1.45m) uPVC double glazed bay window allowing an outlook to the south across the town to Holy Trinity Church and the hillsides of Backwell. There are two wall light points, a TV point, high level power points, coving to the ceiling and a fitted full height double wardrobe.

BATHROOM: Well-appointed with a white ‘Roca’ suite including a close coupled WC and a wash hand basin with the WC cistern concealed by cabinets that match a vanity unit. The fitted wall cupboards with integrated mirror coordinate with the cabinets, there is full ceramic wall tiling, non-slip vinyl flooring, a thermostatically controlled shower serving a spacious Quadrant shower enclosure, an automatic silent running extractor fan, recessed down lighter ceiling lighting and a towel rail radiator.

SERVICES: All available mains services connected. Full central heating through radiators. Pressurised hot water system. Full thermal and sound insulation. uPVC double glazing. High speed broadband services are available including Superfast cable broadband, TV, and telephone services. Each apartment has an integrated washer dryer in the kicthen consequently avoiding the need for a communal a laundry. Parking, bicycle storage and fully managed communal areas.

GUEST SUITE: A guest suite is available that can be booked for a small additional charge for resident’s visitors to enjoy a comfortable, hotel-style room with en-suite.

RESIDENT OWNERS LOUNGE: Spacious and elegantly furnished with an adjoining kitchen/ unstocked bar, the ideal space in which to enjoy afternoon tea, have a friendly chat or attend a social event.

Viewing: Only by appointment with the Sole Agents HENSONS in Nailsea.

PARKING: There is parking to the front and rear of the building for resident owners. Visitors can park in the adjacent Free Car Park with further good free public car parks close by.

SERVICE CHARGES: The service charges include the provision of an estate manager, buildings insurance, heating and electricity for communal areas, water and sewerage charges, all heating costs within the apartment, the care line emergency call facility, external window cleaning, gardening, cleaning and maintenance of communal areas, fire systems, lift maintenance, a redecoration fund and contribution to a contingency fund. We understand charges are approximately £55 per month for Ground Rent paid half yearly and a Service Charge that is equal to approximately £275 per month. Please note these charges are subject to annual change however, uplifts have apparently been very reasonable since new.

TENURE: This property is leasehold with a 125 year lease expiring in 2141


Sapphire Lodge, Christ Church Close
Nailsea BS48 1RT
County: North Somerset
Sale Type: Under Offer
Ref #: AHN15570

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