In more detail ...
This is a stunning split level flat which offers a very stylish accommodation arranged over 2 floors with gorgeous sea views and has been refurbished to a high specification finish. It is approached via a block paviour drive with steps leading up to the front door which opens into the reception hallway. There is cloak hanging space and a deep storage cupboard. Stairs with a light wooden hand rail rise to the first floor hallway where light floods in from a double glazed window to the front aspect. The lounge is very well proportioned and your eye is immediately drawn to the sea views via the double glazed French doors which lead onto a juliette style south facing balcony. A foal point is created by a fireplace fitted with a working wood burner. This room with oak engineered flooring is open plan to the dining area and the kitchen. The kitchen is fitted with an excellent range of wall and base units with white door fronts and complementary oiled wooden worktop inset with a stainless steel sink and drainer. The master bedroom on the 2nd floor has amazing coastal vistas via a dormer style window. There is a fitted wardrobe with wooden doors and useful eaves storage. Adjoining the master bedroom is a large study area with exposed timbers. There is a lovely single bedroom on the first floor with a cupboard housing a Baxi combination boiler with slatted shelving for linen storage. This is such a unique and captivating apartment that it really must be seen to appreciate the lifestyle opportunity it affords and Whitton & Laing highly recommend a viewing.
What the owner likes ...
The refurbishment of this apartment has been a labour of love for a charity providing jobs for unemployed young people working alongside master craftsmen. It is a home which provides a really great lifestyle opportunity being within a few minutes walk of the beach and having such stunning coastal views.
Bear in mind ...
Unusually for an apartment the entrance door is private and not communal and also enjoys a storage shed solely for the use of this property which is located in the rear communal garden. The internal rooms are all well proportioned and a spacious bathroom with slate effect tiled flooring is fitted with a white suite with a panelled bath with telephone style mixer shower taps, a close coupled wc and pedestal wash hand basin with a separate fully tiled shower cubicle with integral rain head shower. The southerly facing aspect means this apartment soaks up the sun which is beneficial in respect of heating bills and also means it is in a prime position to have the wonderful views across the rear communal garden to the sea beyond.
The location ...
Positioned on Douglas Avenue, one of Exmouth's most favoured locations, Merrist House sits within easy reach of Exmouth seafront and the town centre alike. For keen walkers there is access nearby to many miles of coastal path starting at 'The Needle' at Orcombe Point, which denotes the start of the World Heritage coastline. The Exe Estuary offers further exceptional walks and a cycle path leading to Lympstone. Exmouth train station provides access to the nearby Cathedral city of Exeter and beyond. Exmouth being a highly commutable coastal town, also within 20 minutes of the M5 motorway junction and Exeter airport.
Tenure & Services
We are informed by the vendor that this is a leasehold property with 117 years remaining on the lease. The apartment will have a share of the freehold when all the apartments have been sold. The ground rent is £100 per annum and the annual service charge for 2014 was £375 which includes buildings insurance. All mains services including gas, electric and water are provided. The property can be let on both a holiday let and standard long let basis.
First Floor Hallway
17' 8'' x 17' 3'' (5.38m x 5.25m)
9' 4'' x 7' 2'' (2.84m x 2.18m)
8' 6'' x 6' 8'' (2.59m x 2.03m)
9' 8'' x 8' 0'' (2.94m x 2.44m)
2nd Floor Landing
16' 10'' (narrowing to 13' 0''- 3.96m) x 11' 1'' (5.13m x 3.38m)
11' 2'' x 10' 5'' (3.40m x 3.17m)