One of the Zinc holiday apartments, Apartment 2, went for auction in Exeter, yesterday, 26 April, through Countrywide Auctions. I was interested to watch this lot as I’ve often entertained ideas of buying one of the Zinc holiday apartments. Quite a few friends have rented a holiday home there in the past and they’re really lovely inside and the views are enthralling.
So, I’d had a look at the details …. and was a bit tempted. This is a ground floor apartment, to the rear of the development, so doesn’t enjoy those frontline seafront views.
The auction lot went in with a guide price of £100,000. The catalogue description described the Zinc apartment as:
A purpose built two bedroom apartment situated within this prestigious Zinc development. The apartment boasts good sized open plan living accommodation with an enclosed terraced garden, communal bike/surf board storage area and two bedrooms. It is understood that the apartment benefits from a 999 year lease which was issued in 2009.
Features: Purpose Built; 2 Bedroom Apartment; Long Leasehold; Bike/Surf Board Storage
Ground Floor Apartment Two: Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner with doors to the enclosed terrace, inner hallway, master bedroom with en-suite shower room, bedroom two, bathroom and utility room.
There is parking at Zinc, which costs £190/year for a parking spot – or you can opt out of that and, instead, buy a yearly Newquay Council parking permit costing approximately £220/year, allowing you to park in the car park directly behind the apartments and also in a choice of other car parks in Newquay.
This lot sold for £136,000 – a bargain! This apartment had last been sold in February 2014 for £137,000.
If you’re as tempted as me to look into Zinc, to live in, or as a holiday home, then find out more here: Zinc Apartments. Some have residential status, some holiday home status, which is great as it means you can book yourself a short break there to try it out.