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Sold - The Dower House, Rectory Lane, Sidcup, London, DA14 £360,000

3 Bedroom Flat  Sold £360,000

The Dower House, Rectory Lane, Sidcup, London, DA14

Three bedroom Apartment

Ground floor

1 3/4 acres of communal grounds

20ft Reception room

Spectacular views

Garage and parking

Period features & High ceilings

Private Kitchen Garden

The Dower House is located in Sidcup DA14 5BP. Built circa 1795 This is a rare opportunity to aquire a three bedroom ground floor level apartment in a locally listed building known as the Dower House. The Dower house is split into only four apartments and is set within almost two acres of well maintained communal grounds, which include a private kitchen garden 70ft x 30ft. The property is hidden away from view and is accessed via a secluded driveway off Rectory Lane. The 20ft Reception room with stunning views, Georgian style sash windows together with large French doors with original shutters opening to the gardens, add to the charm and character of this property.

Entrance reception
 Quarry tiled with leaded stained glass window.

Entrance hallway
 9ft 4 Ceiling height Built in cupboard, access to all rooms east and west.

 20'0" x 15'7" (6.10m x 4.75m)
East facing, Georgian style sash window to rear, spectacular views overlooking the gardens, radiator, wood burning fireplace and surround.

Study / Reception
 12'1" x 10'0" (3.68m x 3.05m)
Georgian style sash window to front, radiator, picture rail.

 10'5" x 4'11" (3.18m x 1.50m)
Galley style kitchen adjacent to study/reception, window to side, fitted units.

Bedroom 1
 13'4" x 8'0" (4.06m x 2.44m)
Large 'French' doors opening on to gardens, original shutters, picture rail.

Bedroom 2
 13'4" x 9'9" (4.06m x 2.97m)
Adjacent to Bed 1. 'French' doors opening on to gardens, picture rail, radiator.

Bedroom 3
 14'1" x 9'1" (4.29m x 2.77m)
Window to side, carpet, picture rail, radiator.

 13'5" x 5'10" (4.09m x 1.78m)
Tiled bath, low level flush Wc, frosted window to side, pedestal wash hand basin, shower cubicle, radiator, built in cupboard.

Private Kitchen Garden
 Approx 70ft x 30ft Private garden, stocked with mature fruit trees, greenhouse and individual beds for the growth of organic vegetables.

Communal Grounds
 Beautiful, mature well tended one and three quarter acre plot (approx) which wraps around the property and is jointly managed by the residents of the four apartments with a gate to Footscray Meadows.

 14'0" x 9'0" (4.27m x 2.74m)
Private garage and residents parking.



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Holding Deposit
A holding deposit is what is required to reserve a property once a rental offer is agreed. A holding deposit will be withheld should a tenant or guarantor fail any reference or Right-To-Rent check, if any misleading or false information is given or the tenant does not sign a tenancy agreement within 15 calendar days (unless mutually agreed in writing otherwise).
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Rent in AdvanceOne month
Security Deposit 
Per Tenancy, rent under £50,000 per year5 weeks rent
Per Tenancy, rent above £50,000 per year6 weeks rent
Unpaid RentAny unpaid rent will be charged at 3% above the Bank of England base rate from the Rent Due Date in order to pursue the non-payment of rent until the amount outstanding is paid.
Loss of Keys, Access/Security DeviceTenants will be charged and are liable for the costs of replacing any keys, access or security devices. In a result of a loss where a lock is required to be changed, the costs of a locksmith, a new lock and keys needed for any relevant party will all be charged to the tenant.
Variation of contract any time 
To cover costs for preparations and execution of new documents required£50 (Incl. VAT)
Change of Sharer or Replacement Tenant at any time£50 (Incl. VAT)
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Refundable Holding deposit - Capped at 1 weeks rent

Security Deposit - Capped at 5 weeks rent for annual rental under £50,000, or 6 weeks rent for annual rental over £50,000

Rent - The agreed monthly rent

Changes to tenancy - Capped at £50 inc VAT

Early termination charge - Not exceeding the landlord’s financial losses

Late payment of rent - Interest of 3% above BoE base rate for each day the rent is late, once it is 14 days overdue

Replacement keys - Reasonable costs or give the tenant the option to purchase themselves

Utilities, council tax, communication services, TV Licence etc - Tenants own responsibility unless otherwise stated in contract

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