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1 bed flat for sale


Shales Road, Bitterne SO18

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Property features

  • First Floor Apartment
  • Over 55's
  • One Bedroom
  • Spacious Lounge/Diner
  • Modern Kitchen
  • Secure Entry System
  • Communal Gardens & Shared Parking
  • Tenure - Leasehold
  • Southampton City Council - Band A
  • EPC - Grade D

Property description


Ideal for the over 55’s, this one bedroom first floor apartment is conveniently situated in the heart of Bitterne Village. Accommodation briefly comprises an entrance hall with storage cupboard, a modern kitchen, a spacious lounge/diner, one double bedroom and a bathroom. Additional benefits include direct access to the well-maintained communal gardens, a shared car park and a secure entry system.


Conveniently located within walking distance of Bitterne's village centre, which has a good range of shops, amenities and good bus links. Within easy reach of Southampton City Centre, with its broad range of shops including WestQuay Shopping Centre, restaurants, amenities and mainline railway station. Southampton Airport being around twenty minutes away. All main motorway access routes are also close by via M27 links east and westbound, including M3 to M25 and A3 via Guildford to London.


The property is approached via a communal entrance with a secure entry system and stairs to the first floor. The front door to Flat 2 opens into a welcoming entrance hall.

The hallway is laid to carpeted flooring and has an electric storage heater to one wall, with a built-in storage cupboard and access to all principal rooms.

The spacious lounge/diner has double glazed windows overlooking the communal gardens, is laid to carpeted flooring and has an electric storage heater to one wall.

The modern kitchen has a double glazed window overlooking the gardens and has been fitted with a matching range of wall and base units with cupboards and drawers under and complimentary worktops over. There is space for an electric oven, a washing machine and a fridge/freezer, with the room benefitting from lino flooring.

The double bedroom has double glazed windows to the rear aspect overlooking the front aspect, an electric storage heater to one wall and is laid to carpeted flooring, with two built-in wardrobes to one wall.

The bathroom has been fitted with a panel enclosed bath with overhead shower, a wash hand basin and WC, benefitting from a heated towel rail to one wall, tiling to walls and lino flooring.


The property offers well-maintained communal gardens and a shared car park which operates on a first come first serve basis. There are also multiple seating areas and a communal bin store.

Agents note

The property is leasehold, and we are advised by the vendor that there are approx. 965 years remaining on the lease (999 years from 1989). £Nil Ground Rent per annum - resident’s jointly own the freehold/£866.24 Service Charge per annum with review date Jan/Feb each year. Disclaimer – information has been given by the owner – please seek verification via your solicitor prior to purchase.


Gas, electricity, water and mains drainage are connected. Please note that none of the services or appliances have been tested by White & Guard.

EPC Rating: D

Property info

Floorplan(s): Floorplan 1

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Property value data/graphs for SO18

Property type Avg. current value Avg. £ per sq ft. Avg. # beds Avg. £ paid (last 12m)
Detached £474,343 £260 3.2 £372,997
Semi-detached £330,795 £244 3.0 £294,939
Terraced £310,774 £231 2.7 £258,578
Flats £186,555 £250 1.7 £153,279

Current asking prices in SO18

Average: £272,394
Avg. current asking prices in SO18
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £156,250
Flats £117,461
- -
All £120,136

Current asking rents in SO18

Average: £950 pcm
Avg. current asking prices in SO18
Property type 1 bed 2 beds 3 beds 4 beds 5 beds
Houses £725 pcm
£1,452 pcm
£1,499 pcm
- -
Flats £781 pcm
£1,072 pcm
- - -
All £765 pcm
£1,120 pcm
£1,500 pcm
- -

Fun facts for SO18

Highest value in SO18
Highest value streets Zed-Index
Beechwood Rise £608,802
Culvery Gardens £474,865
Hill Cottage Gardens £457,417
Ullswater Avenue £447,541
Mill Gardens £435,681
Highest turnover in SO18
Highest turnover streets Turnover
Wellington Road 40.0%
Horne Close 35.7%
Mersham Gardens 34.8%
Torridge Gardens 34.2%
Hill Cottage Gardens 33.3%
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Monthly running costs Beta

£646 Monthly total


Purchase price
Deposit (10%) 12,000
Repayment term 25
Interest rate 2.0
Your payment £457 /mo How Much Could I Borrow

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Home Insurance

Rebuild value up to £750,000 Contents value up to £75,000 Average insurance cost £5/mo (£59/yr)
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Gas £17 Electricity £31 Estimated energy cost £48/mo

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Energy costs explained

The estimated energy cost for this property has been calculated using actual energy usage data for a property of this type, number of bedrooms and region.

Estimated consumption

Gas: 6100 kWh/year
Electricity: 2100 kWh/year

Source: National Energy Efficiency Data Framework

Council Tax

Local authority


Estimated tax band A Council tax cost £109 /mo
when paid over 10 months
Council tax costs explained

The Council Tax cost displayed is based on the council tax band and on the basis of 2 adults living at the property. The monthly cost shown excludes any discounts and is rounded to the nearest pound.

Full information on Council Tax discount entitlements can be found on the Gov.UK’s website.


Supply £9 Sewerage £18 Estimated water cost £27 /mo
Water costs explained

Water consumption is based on average water usage for the predicted occupancy of the property based on the number of bedrooms.

Total annual consumption (in cubic meters) is then averaged into a monthly cost.

Note: If you have 2 separate suppliers for water and sewage, you may receive 2 separate bills.

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