Kingsleigh house Saltash – Conversion of a Grade 2 Listed building
SINCE shutting its doors in December 2014, ‘Kingsleigh House’ in Saltash has sat empty and dilapidated in its impressive location near the banks of the River Tamar.
Now, the team at KHP Investments Ltd has accepted the challenge of breathing new life into the former care home, which is situated just yards from the town centre.
The plan is well under way to create 10 luxury apartments within the historic Grade II Listed building in Culver Road.
Being marketed by Hennings Moir in Saltash, this exciting development of architect-designed apartments also features walled communal gardens, with private balconies and river views available.
Hennings Moir and KHP invited special guests to a guided tour of the show flat, which officially opens to the public on Saturday, November 19, from 10am-1pm.
It was also a great opportunity to look around the rest of the development. The selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments is currently being converted to a very high standard, with prices starting at £110,000.
Hennings Moir’s Alison Palmer, Marie Webber and Scott Gallacher were on hand to greet guests, and a number of Saltash town councillors were in attendance including current mayor Hilary Frank and former mayor Sue Hooper.
KHP is a small, family-run property investment company. Its director Philip Bailey, was joined at the exclusive viewing by his son, Kiel Bailey, together with James Yorke and Murat Haykir.
Philip Bailey said: “Kiel and I got to know James and Murat, and realised we all have a passion for old buildings.
“KHP is keen to work with local interest groups to restore and find appropriate uses for unloved buildings.
“When we found Kingsleigh House in September of last year, we knew it would be an ideal project for us.
“We are sensitively restoring and breathing new life into the building.”
A number of original features; the property maintains its impressive high ceilings and also boasts beautiful stained-glass windows downstairs.
Philip added: “The back of the building was built much later than the front, around the 1970s, so we’ve been able to do a bit more with the layout.
“The house is Grade II Listed, but there are also four Grade I Listed features in the grounds, including two stone archways at the front, the surrounding wall and the belfry.
“We also have a Victorian post box which we’re planning to fit to the communal entrance.”
Benefits include gas central heating, a communal garden with drying areas and cycle storage, and a first-year parking permit in the nearby Alexandra Square car park.
Each property has a new fitted kitchen with integral appliances, fitted carpets, a new bathroom and a new 125-year lease. They are also fully insulated and soundproofed.
The Phase One release is as follows:
■ Apartment 2 (one bedroom, ground floor) £115,000
■ Apartment 3 (two bedrooms, ground floor) £140,000
■ Apartment 6 (one bedrooom, first floor) £110,000
■ Apartment 8 (one bedroom, first floor) £125,000
■ Apartment 9 (one bedroom, first floor) £145,000
A £500 reservation fee is required, and the estimated completion date is March 2017.
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