Palace Road, Ripon, HG4
A superb two bedroom second floor penthouse apartment in the original building of this luxury retirement village, which boasts beautifully landscaped and maintained grounds
A superb ''Penthouse' two-bedroom, second floor apartment, with stunning views over the village
and gardens, which is the largest in the complex at 161.1m (1,743ft). This immaculate property
includes Amtico parquet flooring, bespoke fitted bookcases in the living area and floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes in both bedrooms. Located in The Red House Building, this apartment offers easy access to the formal gardens and communal areas. Renovation of The Red House was completed in 2019. The superbly refurbished house has been created with everything you could wish for. Here you will find the exceptional communal facilities (comprising reception hall, lounge and bar, restaurant, library, hair and beauty salon, treatment room, hobbies room, and gym). There are large windows, high ceilings and other original features throughout, and the beautiful landscaped gardens are there for you to enjoy and relax in.
The Red House benefits from a tranquil and leafy environment, but with proximity to the modern
amenities and rich culture of Ripon City Centre, just over half a mile away. Ripon offers all the shops, cafés, restaurants and conveniences you'd expect from a city, including Booths Supermarket, Marks & Spencers food hall and Morrisons, whilst still retaining a unique character and charm.
For sports enthusiasts, the Ripon City Golf Club and Ripon Cricket Club are within easy reach, and
it's just two and a half miles to a lively day at the races. If it's a more leisurely walk you're after, this is the perfect location to take in the stunning scenery of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, stopping at one of the many country pubs along the way. Nidderdale, deservedly designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, lies on the border of the National Park and is close to the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey.
Entrance hall with spacious built-in store; large double doors leading to lounge/dining/kitchen areas with fitted book cases in the lounge and office area; fully-fitted kitchen with island, integrated appliances, including eye-level oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer; dining area off the kitchen; large main bedroom with floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes; large walk-in shower room; second bedroom with floor-to-ceiling fitted wardrobes and a spacious storage cupboard. The designer curtains (except those in the second bedroom), blinds and light fittings, and two spectacular chandeliers in the lounge, are included.
Kitchen/Dining 6.55m x 3.10m 21' 6" x 10' 2"
Lounge 10.23m x 5.01m 33' 7" x 16'11"
Bedroom 1 4.70m x 4.45m 15' 5" x 14' 7"
Bedroom 1 Ensuite 2.79m x 2.23m 9' 2" x 7' 4"
Bedroom 2 4.87m x 3.65m 16' 0" x 12' 0"
Local Authority and banding
Harrogate Borough Council, Band E.
Contemporary Roca sanitaryware, storage unit.
Anti-slip bathroom flooring in ensuite and bathroom
Flooring, fitted carpets, curtains (excluding bedroom 2), blinds and light fittings are included
CCTV and 24-hour on-site staffing
1½ hours per week of domestic help included
Electric gate and door entry controls and emergency call systems
Lifts to all floors
Access to all communal areas
Service charge and ground rent
A service charge, currently £596 monthly/ £7,152 annually, is payable. This covers external buildings
and maintenance, external cleaning of apartment windows, buildings insurance, refuse collection, all
communal area maintenance, reserve fund, management fee, daily concierge service, garden and grounds maintenance, 24-hour on-site staffing, 1½ hours' domestic help a week. In addition, ground rent of £500 per annum, payable in advance on 1 October each year and
reviewed every five years in line with the Consumer Price Index from the start of the lease (22/08/18)
Charges when leaving or selling the property
A Deferred Development Payment of 6%, 8% or 10% of the selling price (occupancy of up to 1 year,
1 to 2 years, and over 2 years respectively) is payable when leaving or selling the property. A Sales Administration Fee of 1.5% of the selling price, plus VAT, is also payable. Further information is available from the Sales Team or the website, www.redhouseripon.com.
Energy efficiency rating 83%; environmental impact rating 83%. A copy of the full Energy
Performance Certificate is available upon request.
The property benefits from 10-year CRL Build Cover from 01/04/19. The CRL paperwork will be
provided by the vendor(s), but a copy of the CRL's guide to this cover is available upon request.