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Apartment for sale in Skipper Way, Little Paxton

2 bedroom apartment for sale


Skipper Way, Little Paxton, St. Neots.

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  • Nearest station:
  • National Train Station logo St. Neots (1.0 miles)

    Full description:

    Tenure: Leasehold

    Set on the banks of the River Ouse close to the market town of St. Neots and the A1 this top floor modern apartment offers open plan living accommodation with dining, living and kitchen area with French doors and juliet balcony with views over the river and surrounding countryside.
    There is an en-suite shower room to the master bedroom, a second double bedroom and a bathroom. There are communal grounds, an allocated parking space and additional visitor parking spaces.

    Full Description

    Secure entry phone system and stairs leading up to the first and second floors.

    A hardwood entrance door with spy hole leads in a hallway with a storage cupboard, radiator and doors to both bedrooms, bathroom and living area.

    LIVING, DINING & KITCHEN AREA – 6.02m x 5.17m (19’9 x 17’0)
    This open plan living space provides dining and living areas with French doors and windows with a juliet balcony overlooking the river. There are two radiators and this area opens into the kitchen.

    The kitchen is fitted with a range of base, wall & drawer units with worktop, stainless steel sink and drainer with tiled splashbacks, built in electric oven, grill and hob with filter hood over, plumbing for a washing machine & dishwasher and space for fridge/freezer.

    BEDROOM ONE – 3.62m x 2.85m (11’11 x 9’4)
    Window and door to the front with juliet balcony, built in double and single wardrobes, a radiator and door to:

    Frosted window to the front, a wash hand basin, WC, shower cubicle, wall tiling, shaving point, extractor fan and radiator.

    BEDROOM TWO – 2.84m x 2.78m (9’4 x 9’1)
    Window to the front and radiator

    Wash hand basin, WC and bath with wall tiling, extractor fan and radiator.

    There are communal grounds and walkways along the riverside. There is an allocated parking space and further visitor parking space.


    1. This apartment is offered with no forward chain.
    2. The property benefits from uPVC double glazing and gas central heating.
    3. The property is leasehold.
    4. EPC available upon request.

    For additional information or to view this apartment please call 01480 434290

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    Phillip’s blog in My Friend

    In this job you can imagine how many people I have met, I’ve been a local Estate Agent for nearly 20 years and sometimes my memory of names, addresses and even specific details or events surprises me. There are times when I can recall useless information about a sale or a purchase from 15 years ago but sadly there are also times when I meet people and although I recognise them, I have absolutely no idea where from.

    I’m not the best with names either, I’m sure some of you will sympathise, that horrible moment where you hope the name you’ve used is right or the just as awkward conversation where you have to avoid names altogether. The strange thing about dog walking is that I think I know nearly all of the local dogs by name but have no idea what their owners are called. My wife and I are expecting a baby so it’ll be interesting to see if the same is true with children. Do you get to know all the kids names and none of the parents?

    I had to laugh this week when a friend showed me a letter his son had written. This was Jack’s letter to Father Christmas and after explaining he’d felt that he’d been a good boy, the Christmas present wish list began. He’d asked Santa for a new bike, a dog and a James Bond Scalextric set which, if he’s lucky enough to have received, I’ll be round to play with! I’m sure as Jack gets older this list will become far more extensive. Much to his Dads annoyance I suggested that next year he could cut things out of the Argos catalogue and stick them on. It got me thinking, it’s been a long time since I’ve written to Santa but what would be on my wish list?

    From a personal point of view the Audi A7 looks like a great car, I’d like the new iPhone that talks to you and a season ticket for Northampton Saints would be lovely.

    As an Estate Agent there are lots of things I would have liked from Father Christmas. It would be nice if we could hurry up and sort out the global financial crisis, increase Mortgage lending especially to first time buyers, get some positive media attention for the housing market and stop drunk people from moving my for sale signs!

    In truth 2011 was a good year for Gatehouse Estates. We have expanded into St. Neots in the summer and having a base there in addition to our Godmanchester office has given us great coverage of Brampton, Buckden, the Offords & Paxtons as well as the smaller villages like Toseland, Yelling & Graveley.

    We sold far more houses in 2011 than we honestly expected to at the beginning of the year. We’ve had numerous successes in St. Ives, Kimbolton & Brampton as well as in St. Neots and Godmanchester. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has chosen Gatehouse over the last year and especially to those who have been kind enough to recommend us to others. All of your support is very much appreciated.

    Whilst I may have a long wait for a new Audi and the season ticket, we are optimistic about the market in 2012. I think banks will continue to lend a little more, I don’t think we’ll see interest rates rise, people looking to sell will have to continue to be realistic on price and buyers confidence will grow as the market strengthens. I’m looking forward to getting more people moving.

    Rightmove’s latest Consumer Price Forecast reveals that the majority of prospective home movers do not expect house prices to be lower by the end of 2012, despite the on-going economic gloom at home and abroad. The survey, which polled more than 25,000 people, found that nearly two thirds (63%) expect house prices to be the same or higher 12 months from now, with less than a third (30%) expecting prices to be lower.

    There is speculation that the much publicised housing shortage in the UK, which is currently pushing up rental values and the continued population increase will eventually push up property prices. The Centre for Economic and Business Research have predicted price rises of 15% by 2016 which I think is optimistic but we’ll have to wait and see. Whilst the future remains unknown I can offer a free, current, up to date valuation if you are looking to sell and any advice you may need on achieving the best possible price for your property.

    If you are thinking of selling or letting call Phillip on 01480 434290 or pop in and see him.



    An earlier blog From Autumn 2011


    The old joke about us goes “Why won’t you see an Estate Agent looking out of the window in the morning? Because they’ll have nothing left to do in the afternoon!”

    I’ll be honest the window by my desk looks out over the river on The Causeway so you might catch me glancing out of the window regardless of the time of day.

    When you walk into Estate Agents offices there are always desks manned with guys shuffling paper or busily typing away on a computer but what do we really do all day?

    We start with a quick team meeting to catch up on the day before and to plan the day ahead. Nothing worse than not knowing what’s going on. It may not always look like it but our office in Godmanchester is busy, there are five of us based here and three more colleagues now based in our new St. Neots office.

    On the letting side of our business we manage hundreds of properties for landlords, looking after everything from monthly rent payments to emergency repairs. When we are instructed to let a new property photographs and details need taking. These are uploaded to several websites and prepared for the Hunts Post newspaper advert. Office window adverts are printed, a ‘To Let’ board arranged, we contact prospective tenants from our mailing list, handle telephone enquiries, arrange and accompany viewings at the property, prepare inventory and condition reports, take a holding fee when we find a tenant, reference & credit check them, prepare the tenancy agreements, arrange the move in, collect the deposit and take the first months rent. When you think we can have around thirty properties available to let at any time, we can take ten new ones on some weeks and all within a 15 mile radius of here, it keeps you busy!

    On the sales side the initial valuation of a property takes time to prepare for, we always do our research on a property and prepare a report for the owner before turning up to an appointment. Valuations can take an hour or so, we discuss not only value but our marketing, fees, the legal requirements, the selling & buying process and we can answer any other queries. Once instructed the initial marketing & viewing process is similar to rental but we often need to negotiate with buyers and check chains and mortgage arrangements.

    As an Estate Agent every day is different, this week I have valued a very unusual period property in St. Ives, a bank repossession and a house that the couple bought

    from us 20 years ago. I have had numerous viewings on different properties for sale and to let.  I have taken three more houses onto the market and sold one already. I’ve collected contracts from lawyers, got them signed and returned them. I’ve delivered keys to a new home owner, put two ‘For Sale’ boards up, carried out a couple of routine inspections on houses we manage, ordered some new lighting for our St. Neots office, had lunch with my mum, got a lady’s printer working for her, prepared the newspaper adverts, spoken with hundreds of people on the phone, arranged the weekend rota, updated the websites, hoovered the office and still found time to look out of the window!

    This is a great career for meeting people, most of whom are a pleasure to deal with. I met a couple this week that have lived in Godmanchester for longer than I’ve been alive and another couple who only moved to Brampton because whilst driving up the A1 from Hertfordshire they needed a toilet stop and they fell in love with the village.

    A good Estate Agent has to be a jack of all trades, from photographer to economist to negotiator. We have to do marketing, advertising, selling, PR, counseling, IT, driving, arranging, sales chasing, buying, accounting and communicating. The office diary can change at the drop of a hat too so we have to be flexible and accommodating to strike whilst the iron’s hot.

    The downsides? I’ll get no sympathy for mentioning the hours we work. Often appointments will be early evening or weekends but that is the nature of the job. It’s better now than it used to be thanks to technology.

    Over the years I’ve had a few problems with burglar alarms, I’ve broken keys in locks, been bitten by a dog, ripped my trousers on a fence, fallen into a flower bed and lost a shoe. I’ve been to several unpleasant repossessions, been stood up countless times, I’ve found squatters in a house cooking Pizza, broken a window and found people asleep in bed.

    All in all, I love what I do and after nearly twenty years I still don’t want to be doing anything else. Hopefully my passion & enthusiasm comes across to our clients and must be one of the reasons for our success.

     If you are thinking of selling or letting call Phillip on 01480 434290 or pop in and see him.


    Four bedroom house for sale in Godmanchester

    Comben Drive, Godmanchester – £235,000


    Key features:

    • Deatched Family Home
    • Four Bedrooms
    • Double Glazed
    • Gas Central Heating

    Full description:

    Tenure: Freehold

    Built only a few years ago and located close to a new recreation ground this modern detached four bedroom, three storey family home offers a kitchen/breakfast room, a lounge/dining room, downstairs cloakroom, three bedrooms and the family bathroom on the first floor and the master bedroom with en-suite on the top floor. There is a drive and garage to the side and a lawned garden to the rear with patio area.

    Entrance Hall
    Stairs leading to the first floor, with under stairs storage recess, doors lead to the kitchen/breakfast room, lounge/dining room and cloakroom.

    Wash hand basin with tiled splashback and WC.

    Kitchen/Breakfast Room – 11’11 x 9’2 (3.68m x 2.80m)
    Fitted with a range of base, drawer and wall mounted units with work surfaces and tiled splashbacks, stainless steel single drainer sink unit, integrated AEG oven and hob with extractor hood over, integrated dishwasher, wall mounted gas central heating boiler, plumbing for washing machine, breakfast bar and bay window to the front.

    Lounge/Dining Room – 16’2 x 15’3 (4.93m x 4.65m)
    French doors and window overlooking the garden.

    First Floor Landing
    Doors to bedroom two, three & four, door to airing cupboard and a further storage cupboard. Stairs leading to the master suite.

    Bedroom 2 – 11’2 x 9’5 (3.40m x 2.87m)
    Window to the rear and double built in wardrobe.

    Bedroom 3 – 10’3 x 9’5 (3.12m x 2.87m)
    Window to the front and double built in wardrobe.

    Bedroom 4 – 7’5 x 6’7 (2.26m x 2.01m)
    Window to the rear.

    Family Bathroom
    Bath, wash hand basin, WC, tiled surrounds, frosted window to the front.

    Second Floor Landing has a door leading into the master suite.

    Master Bedroom – 21’2 x 10’3 (6.45m x 3.12m)
    Window to the front and Velux window to the rear, double built in wardrobe with further storage cupboard, door to the en-suite and access to loft space.

    En Suite Shower Room
    Shower cubicle, wash hand basin, WC and a frosted window to the rear.


    To the front of the property is an open plan garden with shrub borders. To the side is a driveway providing off road parking for two cars and a garage with up and over door, light & power. Gated side access leads to the enclosed rear garden which is mostly laid to lawn with patio area.

    More information from this agent

    Victorian house for sale in New Street

    New Street, Godmanchester – £152,500


    Key features:

    • Victorian Terrace
    • Two Bedrooms
    • Garden & Storage Shed
    • Central Location
    • Not on a main road
    • Refurbished
    • Kitchen/Dining Room
    • Open Fireplace

    Full description:

    Tenure: Freehold

    Located in the heart of Godmanchester well off the main roads but close to the town’s amenities this refurbished Victorian home offers a sitting room with open fireplace, a kitchen/dining room, a rear lobby, re-fitted bathroom with Jacuzzi bath and two double bedrooms. There is an enclosed rear garden and a brick built storage shed with pantiled roof.


    The front door with glazed panel leads into:

    Sitting Room – 3.89m x 3.68m (12’9 x 12’1)
    With a window to the front, a Victorian style cast iron open fireplace with tiled surround and hearth, a radiator and a half glass panelled door to:

    Kitchen/Dining Room – 3.38m x 3.14m (11’1 x 10’3)
    Fitted with a range of base, wall and drawer units with oak worktops, a range cooker, a stainless steel sink & drainer, plumbing for washing machine, a window overlooking the garden, radiator, tiled floor, a recess providing space for a fridge/freezer and understairs storage cupboard. The kitchen opens into the rear lobby that has a stable door to the garden and a door to:

    Three piece suite comprising jacuzzi bath with tiled surrounds, a shower over and glass shower screen, a wash hand basin and WC, window to rear and a radiator.

    First Floor Landing
    Small window to the rear and doors to both bedrooms.

    Bedroom One – 3.89m x 3.68m (12’9 x 12’1)
    Window to the front, radiator, exposed floorboards.

    Bedroom Two 3.38m x 2.97m (11’1 x 9’9)
    Window to rear, Storage cupboard, radiator, exposed floorboards.

    To the rear is an enclosed garden laid mainly to lawn with a patio area and planted flowerbeds. Gated access at the rear leads to a brick built storage shed with light and power and a pantiled roof.

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