Price : Available to rent for £15,600 o.n.o. per annum
Bedrooms : 3
La Forge Cottage is a fine example of one of the island's earliest houses having been lovingly restored to a comfortable home emphasising charming original features. Viewing is essential to appreciate the standard of restoration and the character of the accommodation on offer.
SITUATION: La Forge Cottage occupies a convenient yet scenic setting on the Channel Island of Sark. An easy walk from the harbour and ‘village’ past ‘La Collenette’ and along a quiet lane bordered by natural banks and hedging brings you to this property situated in a quiet hamlet, near to the paths and rambles above the picturesque bays of Derrible and Dixcart.
MAP REF: 8H
Sark is located about nine miles east of Guernsey and twelve miles north of Jersey with access only permissible by boat, with regular ferries to Guernsey and Jersey where there are international airports. Flight time to Gatwick is about thirty minutes.
SARK: Sark is spectacular in both its scenery and its simplicity; its tranquil beauty is unmarred by cars or tarmac roads and yet enhanced by excellent modern facilities for residents and visitors alike. The only independent feudal state remaining in Europe, Sark is self-governing through ‘Chief Pleas’ and is presided over by the Seigneur. Transport on Sark is restricted to the horse and carriage, the bicycle and ‘shanks pony’. Tractors are, however, allowed by licence for general farm work, carting of goods from the harbour, and personal transport by arrangement. Everyday shopping facilities are available on Sark together with a selection of excellent hotels, restaurants, and public houses.
TAXATION: Sark does not levy any income tax, property gains tax, capital transfer tax, tax on any other worldwide assets or inheritance tax on its residents. Other local taxes are very moderate.
THE PROPERTY: It is a rare occurrence that a full restoration can achieve the impression of totally unspoilt and original interiors yet blend these to give all modern requirements. The present owner of La Forge Cottage has created a superb character home, which offers a very gentle and peaceful way of living. The nature of the layout does not spoil the integrity of the full accommodation, which in itself is a spacious three bedroom home of beamed character. We have tried to limit the description of the accommodation, as there is much to tell of the internal and external features. Suffice to say the property has been painstakingly restored with good materials and every room is full of character. We strongly advise inspection to fully appreciate this unique home.
PROPERTY TAX : The Island historically levies an Annual Property Tax on each property. This is measured in ‘quarters’, which for La Vieille Forge mean that the size of the property is equal to 82.5 quarters. The Property Tax payable for this property, at the 2013 rate of £7.35 per quarter, is therefore currently £606.38 per annum.
WATER CHARGES: An annual service charge of £100 is levied on the occupants of the property to cover the cost of the supply of fresh water increased annually by the RPI and one quarter of all costs incurred by the lessor in repairing replacing or maintaining the water supply system.
VIEWING: By appointment only through Sark Estate Agents as the Vendor’s sole agent.
RENTAL PRICE £15,600 o.n.o. per annum
Sark Estate Agents Ltd is registered wuth the Guernsey Financial Services Commission
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