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Luxury lakeside apartment is ideal winter escape

A luxury lakeside apartment in Merseyside could provide the perfect antidote to the winter blues when it is sold via conditional online auction next month.

21A Marine Gate Mansions, Promenade in Southport is a stunning duplex apartment in a luxury Grade II listed Victorian building overlooking the seaside resort’s popular marine lake and with sea views.

The two bedroomed apartment is currently offered for sale via conditional online auction by SDL Auctions in partnership with Flexi-Agent, with a *guide price of £265,000 and ending on Tuesday 11 February at 2pm.

Jason Lee, national sales manager at SDL Auctions, said: “This property really has to be seen to be appreciated fully. Not only is it in a fantastic location in a beautiful old building, it is an extremely impressive apartment in its own right, extremely well presented with modern décor and high-spec fixtures and fittings.”

Situated on the second floor, the modern apartment is entered via a communal entrance hall with stairs and lift to all floors and offers generously proportioned accommodation.

The reception hallway and study area features a steamed beech floor, ceiling coving, fitted study area with desk and storage, cloaks cupboard with hanging space and shelving, utility cupboard and video entry phone.

An open-tread feature staircase with glazed inserts leads to the living room which has a sash window, living flame remote-control gas fire and ceiling coving. A second staircase leads to the mezzanine dining area which has a glazed balustrade overlooking the room below.

The inner hallway also serves as a bar area and leads to a shower room, bedrooms and kitchen.

The kitchen is fitted with a range of modern cupboards with under-unit lighting, granite worktops and matching breakfast bar, glazed display shelves, integrated appliances including pull-out scales, a heated towel rail and a tiled floor with under-floor heating.

Jason added: “This is truly stunning living accommodation, and the high standards are upheld throughout the apartment, which has the feel of a high-end boutique hotel.”

The master bedroom suite is accessed from the inner hallway via a useful dressing room which has a range of wardrobes with part mirrored folding doors providing hanging rails, shelving and overhead lighting.

The bedroom itself has a fitted headboard with matching bedside cabinets and drawers and touch-sensitive bedside lights. There is a step up to a raised vanity area with a dressing table and drawers and a luxury en suite bathroom with a four-piece modern white suite. This features a spa bath, a wall-mounted wash hand basin in a vanity unit with drawer storage, a double shower enclosure with remotely operated start/stop and WC.

The second bedroom also has a range of wardrobes, dressing table, bedside cabinets and drawers.

Outside, there are established landscaped gardens with a courtyard incorporating an impressive central water feature and seating areas. There is visitor parking within the grounds and the apartment has two allocated spaces in a private secured underground garage.

Marine Gate Mansions is in an enviable location right opposite Southport’s marine lake, which is home to the West Lancashire Yacht Club, Southport Sailing Club and the nationally-renowned annual Southport 24-Hour Race.

Within walking distance are tourist attractions such as Silcock’s Funland and Pier, casino, Southport Theatre and Convention centre, beaches, restaurants and tea rooms. The town also features a good range of shops and amenities, as well as the celebrated British Lawnmower Museum.

21A Marine Gate Mansions is leasehold, with 980 years remaining and a monthly service charge of £178.02. It has a *guide price of £265,000 and the auction ends on Tuesday 11 February. For more information, or to book a viewing, please contact Flexi-Agent on 01704 633013.