BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2018
BPA Ripon 2017
BPA Ripon 2017
Guide price £159,950
Under offer
31 Riverside House Williamson Close Ripon Hg4 1AZ
2 bedrooms
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  • An excellent, two bedroom retirement apartment on the second floor of Riverside House.
  • Designed exclusively for the over 55’s and situated in a convenient location approx 1/3rd of a mile from Ripon’s historic centre.
  • Enjoying a lovely outlook over the lovely communal gardens and the picturesque River Skell.
Riverside House is an attractive, development of apartments, designed exclusively for the over 55’s, situated approx. 1/3rd of a mile from Ripon’s historic centre and adjacent to the picturesque River Skell. The central Market Place is one of the largest in England and is surrounded by impressive architecture, shops, banks, building societies and cafes. The library, post office and local hospital are also conveniently located. There is a regular bus service to Harrogate and Harrogate Borough Council operates concessions for the retired. The apartments are sold on a 125 year lease (from 1 January 1992 approximately 97 years remaining) and there is a requirement that at least one of the occupants is 55 years or over, although this does not restrict ownership of the flats should the purchaser wish to buy for their parents, friends or other relatives. There is a laundry room on the first floor, a comfortable communal Lounge, chute for rubbish on each floor, storage cupboard on each floor and beautiful communal gardens overlooking the River all for the use and enjoyment of the residents.
No 31 is of the Bishop design and is located in a prime position on the second floor of the house overlooking the picturesque River Skell. The apartment is offered in good decorative order having had the Shower Room and Kitchen updated and replacement carpets fitted c2017. Further advantages include Upvc sealed unit double glazing and French doors to the riverside, Cream, shaker style kitchen units and fitted wardrobes in the principle bedroom.

The accommodation briefly comprises: Communal Entrance Hall, personal Reception Hall, Lounge/Dining Room, fitted Kitchen, two Bedrooms and Bathroom. Other advantages include personal access lift/stairs to all floors, fitted furniture in principle Bedroom, fitted Kitchen, electric night storage heating, smoke/heat detectors, video entry system, house manager and lovely, communal gardens alongside the River Skell.

Communal Entrance/Reception Hall: Stairs and personal access lift to upper floors. Resident’s Lounge and house Manager’s Office.

Personal Reception Hall: Two built in cupboards providing useful storage and one housing the hot water tank. Ceiling coving. Telephone point.

Lounge/Dining Room: Remote entry system. Square bay window with French doors enjoying a lovely outlook over the picturesque River Skell. Ceiling coving. Wall mounted heater. Spotlights. TV and telephone points.

Kitchen: A comprehensive range of Cream, shaker floor and wall heights with laminate granite style surfaces and inset sink. Contrasting “Metro” style ceramic wall tiles to working areas. Domestic appliances comprising built-in electric oven, microwave and four range ceramic hob with extractor over. Integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Pull-out larder unit.

Bedroom 1: Window to the front elevation with “plantation” style shutters. TV and telephone points. Ceiling coving. Wall mounted heater.

Bedroom 2: Window to the front elevation. With “plantation” style shutters. Wall mounted heater.

Shower Room: Three piece, White contemporary style suite comprising vanity wash hand basin with storage, low level WC and walk in shower cubicle with glazed screed Chrome taps and fittings including “ladder” style heated towel rail. Wall mounted toiletries cabinet and illuminated mirror. Contrasting ceramic floor and wall tiles. Extractor fan. Wall mounted heater.


Communal Gardens/Grounds: Attractive, lawned gardens adjacent to the picturesque River Skell and paved patio/seating area.

Parking: Available in the Riverside Village.

Directions: Leaving Ripon on the A61 Harrogate Road, turn left immediately after the bridge, left again over the next bridge, then left again where Riverside House is located on the left hand side.

Viewing: Strictly by appointment with Vinden Estates on 01765 606885

Agents Notes: 1. The property is Leasehold from 1992 with 97 years remaining. Vinden Estates has a copy of a sample lease for the perusal of interested buyers. The monthly service charge is £142.91 p.c.m. includes building insurance, window cleaning, the provision of a House Manager etc, and 0.5% of the purchase price per year , paid monthly for the contribution to the house sinking fund . There is a charge of £160 payable annually to Riverside Village.

Agents Notes 2 : The purchaser will be required to provide information regarding proof of identity, proof of address and the source of funding as part of the Offer handling procedure.

Agents Notes 3: The Data Protection Act 1998 governs the processing of information relating to individuals, including obtaining, holding, use or disclosure of information. Personal data obtained by a business under the Regulations may only be processed for the 7 prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing. You must inform your customers of this and the information specified in paragraph 2(3) of schedule 1 to the DPA. This use is necessary in order to exercise a public function that is in the public interest and to carry out a function permitted by legislation. No other use may be made of the information unless you have consent of the customer or it is allowed by other legislation.