- Type: Apartment
- Living surface: 70
- Plot size: 80
- Bedrooms: 2
- Total rooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 1
- Closest neighbour in m.: 5
- Heating: Central heating
- Close By: Beaches, Mountains, Recreation lake, Hiking & Cycling, City centre
- Languages spoken: Français, English
Basse Croix des Gardes. Beautiful airy apartment within walking distance of the sea
Price: € 197 000 | Ref.: 2823 | Views: 375
Airy, spacious and completely renovated and secure apartment on the second floor of a gated residence in Cannes, with balcony, gated grounds, reserved parking space. Stunning views of the Estorel, peaceful location, easy access to shops, markets, public beaches, public transport. 5/10 minutes walk to essential amenities and services. 10 min drive to "Croix des Gardes"; viewpoint, walks, exercise trail; 5 min walk to busses and train station for Grasse/Cannes. This also makes the apartment a popular and appealing location for holiday lettings as it is big enough to accommodate at least six people.
Approximately 70 square metres of surface area, two double bedrooms, a large open-plan sitting/dining area + balcony, a fully fitted open-plan (American) kitchen + separate utility room, a shower room + separate WC. An allocated and reserved parking space within the gated residence (in plain view from the balcony). An allocated, lockable storage area (cave) on the lower ground floor. There are no lifts in the apartment block. Access to the apartment is via a flight of stairs with a landing at each level.
The sitting/dining area (31 sq.m) is open-plan and is so large that at least one, if not two bed-settees could be used to accommodate extra guests. There is a lovely, uninterrupted view of the Estorel headland and the hills of the Tanneron from the French windows in the large sitting room and the west-facing balcony. There are plenty of light and power sockets and two TV points in this area of the apartment.
The fully fitted American kitchen (7.55 sq.m) off the sitting/dining area is equipped with a built in fridge/freezer; dishwasher; electric oven + electric hobs, cooker hood with extractor fan & lights, inset sink with mixer tap & draining board. The kitchen has ample storage with fitted cupboards above and below the worksurfaces. As well as recessed ceiling lights, there are recessed lights under the wall cupboards on both sides of the kitchen, to give maximum light on the work surfaces, when required.
A separate utility room or 'sechoir' (2.9 sq.m) is accessed from the kitchen. It houses the large hot water cylinder (water heated on cheaper overnight rate for electricity); washing machine and a ceiling mounted clothes airer, 2 metres long, with six separate bars and individual pulleys.
The high quality Italian floor tiling throughout the apartment is new, tough, easy to clean and easy on the eye.
The two double bedrooms (the larger 13.68 sq.metres is west-facing; the smaller 10.02 sq.metres is east-facing) each have built-in wardrobes and shelving units with sliding doors from floor to ceiling. There are ample light and power sockets in each bedroom. The larger bedroom also has a TV point.
The shower room (7.55 sq.m) has a spacious shower unit with a sliding glass door. The large waterfall design shower head and wall-mounted hand-held shower head give the maximum versatility for showering. There are two large fitted wall mirrors with spotlights high above the wash-basin and its surround, with an additional shelf below it and a razor/electric toothbrush socket. There is also a wall-mounted towel rail (heated via the central heating system). The separate WC, next to the shower room has a suspended WC with a double-flush. Both the shower room and the WC have windows giving natural light and ventilation, via the 'sechoir'.
The 'cave', allocated to the apartment has 4.27 sq.m of storage space on the lower ground floor is lockable and has a small window giving natural light.
The exterior facades to the apartment block have been painted and given a facelift (ravalement) recently and the roof has been re-waterproofed. There are no major expensive repairs currently in the pipeline.
The apartment has full central heating (from a centralised boiler for the apartment block thus cost of the heating, but not the hot water, is included in the condominium service charges).
The apartment block is wired for hi-speed ADSL in fibre.
All apartments are wired for terrestrial TV (reception good for about 20 channels, mainly French, but some broadcast in English and German too).
The apartment faces east/west and the open plan layout maximises the light and sunshine throughout the day. However, brand new adjustable shutters on all the windows mean that the amount of sun can be limited and the apartment kept cool during the height of the summer. All the windows and French windows are new and double-glazed – keeping the apartment cosy and quiet at other times of year.
Condominium charges €150/month include upkeep of the common areas, gardening, cleaning, electric gates, central heating and admin. Tax Foncier €780/year