Melcombe Court – first time pad or investment?

Melcombe Court

First floor two bedroom apartment with allocated parking space in ever popular Melcombe Court. Just 300yds from Moorland Rd shops yet bordering the Linear Park & Two Tunnels cycleway, this is a leafy quiet development which has proved ideal for first time buyers, retirees and investors over the years. Offered with no chain, this apartment is a perfect blank canvas for you to style to your taste. West of England managed with £920pa service charge at present.
Energy Rating E (49)

Agents Note – Madison Oakley currently let another similar property in the development at £700pcm and we are also aware that another apartment is managed by Bath Property Shop at £725pcm.

Sitting room
From Moorland Rd, proceed south along Beckhampton Rd and turn right up Faulkland Rd. Melcombe Court will be found at the top of the road.

Melcombe Court was built by C.H Beazer in 1975.
Tenure: Leasehold (residue 999yrs)
Management charges: £920pa via West of England.

Melcombe Court floorplan

Balcony view

Historical Notes

Melcombe Court is bordered to the south by Linear Park. Linear Park was created in the 1970s on the site of the old Somerset and Dorset Railway line (known to locals as the “Slow and Dirty”).  This part of the S&D railway was opened on 20 July 1874 and connected Bath with Bournemouth.

SDLR map

It was never a high speed line as its winter business was mainly carrying freight and local passenger traffic over the Mendips but, in the summer, it carried a considerable volume of Saturday holiday trains from the northern towns down to Bournemouth. At the south end of Linear Park is Devonshire Tunnel.  It was sealed up and buried but has now been reopened as part of the Two Tunnels scheme, a four-mile walking and cycling path linking Bath and Midford (see further details at www.twotunnels.org.uk).