Entrance porch with security intercom and door to
Communal with tiled floor and carpeted stairs. Door to lobby area and storage/meter box area as well as to a storeroom (door on the left ie opposite the meter room) shared by 3 other flats.
18' 6'' x 7' 5'' (5.63m x 2.26m)
Steel framed Western Red Cedar doors open to a garage with light. The garage is half of an open plan pair some 14'10" wide. To the rear of the garage a door opens to
12' 4'' x 6' 9'' (3.76m x 2.06m)
A multi purpose room which links the garage to the rear courtyard. Some use the room as a study, some as a utility and some as both. Power, light, radiator, plumbing for washing machine and sink. Timber glazed door to rear courtyard garden
Upstairs (second floor)
Carpeted communal stairs lead up to the second floor with a landing shared by apartments 10 and 11. This property is on the left.
15' 4'' x 4' 8'' (4.67m x 1.42m)
Fitted carpet, radiator, storage cupboard, Velux skylight, doors to
14' 6'' x 13' 4'' (4.42m x 4.06m)
Open plan to the kitchen. Fitted carpet, radiator, light filled due to extra apex window in the cathedral ceiling, double glazed French doors to
12' 11'' x 3' 7'' (3.93m x 1.09m)
Facing approximately west and with views over the gardens, River Parrett and Great Bow Wharf. A great spot to catch the afternoon sun
13' 4'' x 8' 0'' (4.06m x 2.44m)
Open plan to sitting area. Vinyl floor, ample reclaimed timber storage cupboards above and below a solid beech worktop. Stainless steel sink, electric oven with gas hob and extractor fan above, space and plumbing for dishwasher and fridge freezer, mains gas combi boiler in cupboard, timber framed double glazed window to the west.
13' 6'' x 9' 5'' (4.11m x 2.87m)
Fitted carpet, radiator, double glazed timber framed window to the east with apex window above in the cathedral ceiling
11' 0'' x 9' 0'' (3.35m x 2.74m)
Fitted carpet, radiator, double glazed timber framed window to the east.
7' 2'' x 5' 6'' (2.18m x 1.68m)
The modern white suite comprises panelled bath with shower over, pedestal washbasin and WC , white towel radiator, vinyl floor, extractor fan, Velux skylight
To the rear of the property is an open plan courtyard shared amongst the 4 flats. It provides a convenient sitting/entertaining area outside the office/utility room. To one side is a gate to allow residents to bring in garden furniture etc but most use their own access via garage and utility room.
Communal garden & facilities
In addition to the courtyard garden this apartment shares the use of delightful private communal gardens beside the river bank with trees, a BBQ/pizza oven and river bank with park bench.
In addition to one space in the garage there are 3 visitor parking spaces on site. Parking is at a premium (ie these really are for visitors) but there is ample free parking over the road at Westover
Agent's Note including lease, pets etc
This is a quality Eco-Home, part of an enterprising small development of highly energy efficient homes utilising environmentally sensitive building materials. For further details regarding construction methods and materials please see www.swecohomes.co.uk or http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20110118150333/http://www.cabe.org.uk/case-studies/great-bow-yard
Close to the development a listed building has been converted into a well regarded riverside cafe, Sunday morning breakfasts should be a riverfront delight.
Built to a high eco standard in December 2005 this flat is on a long lease. We understand that each of the 12 households has equal shares in the management company , but the management charge was worked out on the square footage of each property by the first Management Committee.
The charge is apportioned on the measurements for each property. The management charge is for the maintenance of the Communal Garden, Car Park, private road and all other communal outside areas.
The (annual) ground rents cover the decoration and repairs to lobby, stairs and other shared areas only in the block of 4 flats.
Every property is responsible for its own maintenance and repairs and all usual household expenses like any other privately owned property.
The management charge has recently been reduced from £470.15 to £413.19 per annum. There is a ground rent of £100 per annum
Lease: is for 125 years from 1st January 2004 and so has 110 years left to run. It can be extended by the management committee.
Pets & covenants:
- Only to use the property as a private residence for individual or single family occupation and not to carry on any trade business or profession at the property
- Not to keep any dog, cat, bird or other animal or reptile in the property without the prior written consent of the management company which can be revoked at their reasonable discretion
- Not to alter the plan design or elevation of the property (which will probably include the courtyard area).
These homes are close to the River Parrett so some may worry about flood insurance. Despite the severe local floods of 2013/2014 these homes were all untouched. We suggest asking our local insurance expert Ann Jones of Higos in Somerton
The town of Langport has a range of facilities fulfilling most day to day needs, with a variety of lovely independent shops as well as Tesco, medical centre, leisure centre/gym, various churches and schools including the well known Huish Episcopi Academy. Langport is well placed for the M5, the A303 and the larger towns of Taunton, with its main-line railway station (London/Paddington), Bridgwater and Yeovil with their main-line railway stations (Waterloo and Paddington) Dorset coast is about 25 miles. The River Parrett offers angling boating, walks and cycling
From English Homes Langport office turn left and walk or cycle some 150 yards towards the river. Great Bow Yard will be found on the right, Apartment 11 is indicated by an English Homes For Sale board. Its garage is located just to the right of the entrance porch. Should you have driven then there are 3 parking spaces for visitors shortly after the apartments on the right hand side. If these have all been taken then drive over the river and turn left into Westover Trading Estate.