Occupying the first-floor level, this property enjoys an elevated position, having tremendous views directly across the River Dee towards the Old Dee Bridge, Roman Walls, Weir and Cityscape. In addition to its views, the property is within a very short walk of the city centre, offering an exceptional array of amenities, including superb shopping opportunities, highly acclaimed restaurants, and public houses. The local village of Handbridge itself has a good range of day-to-day amenities including an award-winning butcher, cafes, public houses, and a Cooperative store with filling station.
Local recreational opportunities include water sports on the River Dee including rowing, sailing and canoeing, horse racing at the Chester Roodee Racecourse and countless other sports clubs. There are some excellent local cycle paths and walks along the riverside. Alternatively, less competitive recreational opportunities include walking along the City Walls, for which the property is well-placed.
The area is well-served by good state primary and secondary schools, as well as the highly regarded King's and Queen's Schools in Chester offering independent education. There is excellent access to the commercial centres of the North West via the M56 and M53, convenient access to the international airports of Liverpool and Manchester, whilst Chester offers a direct line service to London, Euston within 2 hours.
The apartment occupies the first-floor level within an exclusive block of six apartments, believed to have been built circa 1971. There are 26 apartments in total running along the southern bank of the River Dee, arguably affording one of the best views of the River Dee.
The property is accessed through a communal ground floor entrance giving way to a short flight of stairs leading to the first floor where the apartment is located. The apartment door opens into an entrance vestibule providing storage for cloaks and footwear. An inner door opens into a most spacious open plan kitchen through living area enjoying ever-changing and breath-taking river views. The kitchen itself is fitted with a comprehensive range of beech effect cabinets including a central island with breakfast bar. A broad range of integral appliances include a gas hob with extractor hood, double built-under oven, a fridge, freezer and dishwasher. In addition, there is an integrated washing machine. Adjoining the kitchen is a large entertaining area with space for a large dining table and seating area.
An internal door gives access into an inner hallway incorporating an airing cupboard with hot water tank. A most spacious master bedroom also enjoys river views and space for a workstation, ideal for home working. The bedroom incorporates "his and hers" bespoke fitted wardrobes and is bright and airy thanks to wall-to-wall windows.
To the rear of the property is a second double bedroom and a spacious modern bathroom with panel bath with thermostatic shower and screen, a vanity sink unit, concealed WC, a vanity mirrored cabinet with lighting and a ladder style towel radiator.
Unusual for such a centrally placed property, this apartment benefits from a large single garage enjoying lighting and power points. In addition to space for a car, the garage is deep enough to accommodate bicycles and other recreational equipment. There are numerous communal car parking spaces adjoining the apartments, to the rear. (It is understood a second garage may be available to purchase from neighbouring property, subject to separate negotiation).
Tenure and Management Company
The property is leasehold with vacant possession upon completion. The lease is 999 years dated from 2008, and all owners of Salmon Leap have a share of the freehold. Salmon Leap Residents Association Limited manage the communal parts with an annual maintenance/service charge believed to be in the region of £500 per annum. There is a peppercorn ground rent.
Mains electricity, water, gas and drainage. Telephone and broadband connections.
Strictly by appointment through the selling agent, Fisher German. T: 01244 409660.
From Chester city centre head south down Lower Bridge Street, crossing the River Dee along the Old Dee Bridge. On crossing the river turn first left opposite the Ship Inn onto Mill Street. Continue to the end of Mill Street continuing along the back of the Salmon Leap apartments where no. 36 will be seen nearer the end.
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Flat For Sale36, Salmon Leap, Chester, Cheshire
Guide price £350,000
A superb apartment within a short stroll of the city, enjoying exceptional panoramic views across the River Dee towards the Chester Walls and Cityscape.
- Panoramic river views
- Secure and private setting
- 2 double bedrooms
- Spacious open-plan kitchen through living room
- Luxurious and spacious bathroom
- Entrance vestibule and general storage
- Generous secure single garage
- Communal parking spaces
- Approximately 92 sq m (990 sq ft) of living accommodation
- Garage approximately 17 sq m (182 sq ft)