DescriptionGuide Price £400,000 to £425,000.
I bought this property in December 2021 as a first-time buyer and it has been a fantastic first home.
The first things that really stood out to me were the modern style of the flat, the balcony and the location. Being around the corner from Maze Hill station and Greenwich Park really appealed to me. Plus, the flat is literally opposite a gym, doctors and Sainsbury's, and is a stone's throw away from the rest of the shops on Trafalgar Road.
I was a single woman when I first moved in and was attracted to the level of security. After meeting my partner, he moved in shortly afterwards and we've been living comfortably as a couple as there is plenty of space.
The main living area is a great entertaining space with the open plan kitchen and balcony - we've regularly hosted dinners and parties with our friends and family.
Having our own private balcony has been such a blessing. It's perfect for sitting out with a morning coffee, dinner and drinks on warm evenings, or just opening the doors from the sitting room to let the outside in - we barely have it closed in the summer. At times it's been a real sanctuary for us, especially as it's off the main road. It feels private and peaceful.
The block of flats and adjoining streets have a very friendly feel and we get along well with our neighbours, especially those in the building. We have our own Whatsapp group where we share news about the building and upcoming events in the area. Every Christmas, one of our neighbours leaves sweet treats outside our front doors!
Greenwich is an amazing place to be, with plenty of restaurants, pubs, bars and shops. The Pelton Arms is our favourite pub along with the Cutty Sark and Trafalgar Tavern by the river. We are also a 30 minute walk away from Blackheath with lots of other amazing pubs and restaurants, such as Copper & Ink and Tziganos.
An important thing for me was to be well-connected to central London. To commute to work, I most often take a 12 minute train from Maze Hill station to London Bridge where I can access the Northern and Jubilee lines, or a 10 minute bus to North Greenwich station where I can access the Jubilee line and DLR. A few times, I have taken the Uber Boat which goes from Greenwich all the way to Putney.
After two happy years, we're moving to a bigger flat to start a family. But, keen as ever to stay in the area, we're only moving about 200 metres away!
Lease Term 247 years
Service Charges £2848.48 per annum
Ground Rent £100 per annum
Council Tax Band C £1739.53 per annum