Barbican, Plymouth

1 Bed
1 Bath
DESCRIPTION This unique ground floor residence is situated in a tucked away, private location and is entered via Looe Street, through an archway next to Jar (a new zero packaging, eco refill establishment!).

The archway leads into a pretty communal courtyard with raised flower beds, benches for seating areas which offers a well-presented entrance to the communal front door. The communal front door is only used by nine apartments and a door leads into the ground floor flat. A spacious Entrance Porch; with video entry intercom system, shelving and space for shoes and hanging coats. A door leads into the open plan living space which offers three large, original sash windows flooding the room with light, there is a distinct bedroom area to the left-hand side of the room which could be partitioned off if desired, it has two built-in wardrobes. The living area offers ample power sockets to use the room as you wish and TV aerial points. The Kitchen is fitted with matching eye and base level cream gloss units, integrated oven, hob and extractor, integrated washing machine, fridge freezer, stainless steel sink and the kitchen also houses the wall mounted combination boiler. The apartment is finished with spotlighting and has been recently decorated.

The bathroom offers a matching three-piece white suite comprising low level w.c, wash hand basin, panelled bath with direct feed shower overhead, chrome towel rail and neutral tiling.

The property also benefits from a locked communal bin store, on street meter parking and the property is within walking distance of Plymouth's historic Barbican as well as other local amenities including the re-development of the previous Bretonside bus station which is due to become the new gateway to the City, seamlessly linking the Barbican to the bustling City Centre.

Outgoings- The vendor has advised us that for the last 6 month billed period, the maintenance fee was £502 The annual ground rent is £348. There was a new 125 year lease in 2008.

BARBICAN Drake and Cook both knew the harbour well, Drake being a Devon man and Cook setting out on all three of his Pacific journeys from here. Then there were the many other groups of settlers bound for different parts of the New World - America, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. Many convicts too bade farewell to England's shores from here, among them the Tolpuddle Martyrs in 1834 who, having been fully pardoned, were back sooner than they had anticipated and who spent several nights in March 1838 in the Dolphin Hotel here before returning to Dorset. Historically this area, which flanks the bodies of water known today as Plymouth Sound and The Cattewater has always been well-provided for in terms of public houses. There is also a high concentration of restaurants and food outlets, among them Britain's oldest bakery (it was operating in the sixteenth-century) - Jacka's - and further around the Harbour, the old town's oldest remaining inns - the King's Head, at Bretonside and the Minerva in Looe Street. This building, like the contemporary Elizabethan House museum in New Street, is a timber frame structure with its staircase constructed around the mast of an old ship. Both were built as dwelling houses and the conversion of the former to a pub is by no means a rarity around the Barbican, indeed several of the oldest premises around the Barbican, have, in the last ten to twenty years, been converted to pubs or restaurants. The China House is where Cookworthy is thought to have undertaken his pioneering work on the production of porcelain in the 1750s, one hundred years after this warehouse had been built. It remains one of the few waterside warehouses in the country still to have water lapping three of its walls.

PLYMOUTH Plymouth is a city with one of the largest natural harbours in the world. To the north is the Dartmoor National Park extending to over 300 square miles which provides excellent recreational facilities. Plymouth itself has a population of well over 250,000 and has a full range of shopping, educational and sporting facilities. There is a mainline train service to London Paddington and to Penzance in Cornwall. Brittany Ferries operates seasonal services from Plymouth to France and northern Spain.

ACCOMMODATION Reference made to any fixture, fittings, appliances or any of the building services does not imply that they are in working order or have been tested by us. Purchasers should establish the suitability and working condition of these items and services themselves.

SERVICES Mains water, gas, electricity and mains drainage.

VIEWING By appointment with LAWSON.

OUTGOINGS We understand the property is in band ' A ' for council tax purposes and the amount payable for the year 2021/2022 is £1319.94 (by internet enquiry with Plymouth City Council). These details are subject to change.

FLOOR PLANS AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE These Floorplans are set out as a guideline only and should not be relied upon as a representation of fact. They are intended for information purposes only and are not to scale. The Energy Performance Certificates are produced by an external source and Lawson do not accept responsibility for their accuracy.
Copyright Lawson 2021. REF: C2563
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