La Mer is a solid, block-built house constructed in 1965/6 with the recent additions of a purpose-built chalet, glasshouse, tool shed and an enclosed, covered swimming pool in the adjoining meadow. The property benefits from oil fired central heating and a wood burning stove and it is well insulated with double glazing throughout. The property is in good decorative order and the kitchen has been recently refurbished and fitted with an electric fan oven, gas hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washer dryer. The property has its own submerged bore hole and enjoys splendid views; east to France, north-east to Alderney and south-east towards the Point Robert lighthouse.
The purpose-built cedar wood chalet, with its own cloakroom facilities was erected ten years ago to accommodate an office (with telephone connection), a storage room and an adjoining “car port” which is suitable for storing bicycles and a mobility vehicle.
The house and immediate garden are situated in the south-west corner of the field known as La Piece, which is the subject of a separate lease but included in the sale. The total plot size is approximately 1.75 acres. The field is approximately 115m x 90m/377’4” x 295’3”and is bounded by a natural hedge and trees. Most is woodland or wildflower meadow.
The house plot is approximately 44m x 40m/144’4” x 131’3” and is bounded by a mature escalonia hedge and several trees which provide shelter and privacy. The immediate garden of the house has been landscaped and has flowering shrubs and ground cover. A new glass house was erected in 2012.
The swimming pool enclosure is visible in the field, whilst the house is secluded behind trees in the south-west corner of the field. A permanent pool cover was fitted in 2012, to maintain the cleanliness and temperature of the water and to extend the swimming season.
The area adjoining the enclosed pool was made into a vegetable plot in 2012 and several fruit trees were planted. There is a good-sized tool shed large enough to store a ride-on mower. Access to the field is from a private lane and the house is approached from the western side of the field.
La Mer has mains electricity, oil-fired central heating, own submerged borehole pump and waste soak-away.
Lease Term: Expires 31st May 2058 with an optional additional 20-year extension
Ground Rent: An annual ground rent of approximately £419.34 that increases with inflation.
Property Tax: £797.50 per annum at the 2019 rate of £14.50 per quarter. The measurements of the property equate to 55 ‘quarters’ for the property and outbuildings.
Viewing: Strictly by appointment only through Sark Estate Agents as the Vendor’s sole agents.
Possession: Subject to arrangement.
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