Guide Price

1 bedroom Flat for sale

The Drive, Hove, East Sussex, BN3 6GE

1 Reception Room 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Key Features

Purpose-built retirement flat | One double bedroom | Spacious lounge | Fitted kitchen and bathroom | Entry system | Communal gardens | Resident lounge | Close to Hove Park

Full Details

Homedrive House is a retirement home, set in communal gardens on The Drive in central Hove. Hove station is a short walk away, from where regular services run to London Victoria or along the coast towards Littlehampton. Buses services, including the 7, 47 and 21, run from close to the property, connecting residents to the city centre or various locations all over Brighton & Hove. Just around the corner, near Hove Station is a small Tesco and on Goldstone Villas you can find two pubs, Billie’s café, a fish and chip shop, a hairdresser and a barbers. Walking down The Drive, the sea comes into view as soon as you have crossed the bridge over the railway, and from there it is a short walk to the facilities on Church Road or to the beach.

Homedrive House is an attractive building of 58 flats arranged over five floors, served by a lift. An onsite manager can be contacted from various points within each property in the case of an emergency. For periods when the manager is off duty there is a 24 hour emergency Appello call system. It is a condition of purchase that residents be over the age of 60 years, or in the event of a couple, one must be over the age of 60 years and the other over 55 years. A communal lounge is available for residents and there are also laundry facilities. The property has attractive communal gardens which are well tended and include patio areas with seating. There is also a car park for residents.

The apartment itself has a large lounge, some five metres in length with a large window which fills the room with light. At one end of the room is an opening to the kitchen area where there is space for a freestanding oven, space for a fridge and for a separate freezer.
The bedroom is a good size and has bult-in wardrobes on both sides of the room and a charming window seat. In the bathroom there is a large shower cubicle with a sliding door, a Mira electric shower and two grab rails. The WC has a concealed cistern and the handbasin has a chrome pillar mixer tap. The walls and floors have ceramic tiles.

There are electric wall heaters in the living room and the bedroom and an electric heated towel rail in the bathroom. The windows are double-glazed. A large cupboard in the hallway houses a hot water tank and the consumer unit and has shelves for storage.

In The Know…

Area: Hove
Council Tax: Band B
EPC Rating: C80
Floor Area: 38sqm (approx.)
Lease Length: 60 years*
Maintenance: £1,400pa*
Ground Rent: £480pa*
Station: Hove (0.4 miles)
Bus Stop: The Drive (300m)
Parking: Permit Zone O
Local shop: Station Convenience, Hove Park Villas
Supermarket: Tesco, Church Road
Local Gems: Hove Park, Wolfies of Hove, Hove Patisserie, Small Batch Coffee

*As provided by the vendor. All details should be checked and confirmed by your conveyancer.

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