2 bedroom retirement property for saleBenningfield Gardens, Berkhamsted
- Entrance Hall with Cloakroom
- Sitting Room
- Dining Room
- First Floor Landing
- Master Bedroom
- En Suite Shower Room
- Bedroom Two
A very charming and well presented two bedroom semi-detached cottage, with two connecting reception rooms, conservatory and downstairs cloakroom, situated within attractive communal gardens, forming part of the very sought after Castle Village retirement development.
Castle Village enjoys 28 acres of landscaped garden, which is set around the Mansion House Country Club, with its pleasant restaurant, meeting room, library, snooker room, bar and conservatory. Within the grounds there is a tennis court, croquet lawn and putting green and the landscaped gardens include an attractive restored Japanese water garden, with meadow land beyond.
Description - Entry is via the entrance hall, which provides access to a cloakroom, stairs leading to the first floor landing, with generous storage space below, and the sitting room which is at the front of the property and open plan to the dining room which is at the rear. There is an attractive and well equipped kitchen with integrated appliances, including a washer/dryer, fridge, freezer, stainless steel electric oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood above. At the rear of the property there is access to a westerly facing conservatory, with access to communal gardens. On the first floor landing there are two bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, and a bathroom and the master bedroom has an en suite shower room.
General Information - NB: You must be 55 years or over, to become a resident at Castle Village. Respective purchasers over the age of 75 years should note that they will be required to satisfy the landlords medical questionnaire, before they can enter into a contract to acquire a lease on a property within Castle Village. If the landlords medical advisor is not able to recommend a purchaser for approval to the landlord, the acquisition of lease will not proceed.
Lease: 125 years from 2000
Service Charge: Band B - £5,309 per annum
Ground Rent: £250 per annum
It should be noted that the service charge includes:- Full onsite professional estate management, upkeep and maintenance to the exterior and buildings and grounds, buildings insurance, membership of the Country Club (which is exclusively for residents and their guests), provision of a maintenance reserve fund, heating, lighting and energy costs of communal areas, external window cleaning, external decorating, one hours domestic cleaning per week, weekly collection and laundering of bed linen, use of the Castle Village launderette, fitted emergency kick plates in properties, emergency call and monitoring system, GPs surgery once a week in Castle Village's own medical centre.
Assignment Fee - Owners of a Retirement Villages lease are required to pay an assignment fee on re-sale of the property, which is a percentage of the sale value as defined in the lease of 10% on completion. Please ask the village Manager for more details.
Services - All mains services provided.
Directions - From the High Street in Berkhamsted, turn into Lower Kings Road, continue past the station and turn left under the railway arch into Brownlow Road. After the mini-roundabout, follow the road round to the right, and turn left at the next T-junction. At the top of the hill turn right and continue past the golf course, and turn right again, shortly afterwards, into Castle Village.
Local Authority - Dacorum Borough Council, Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1HH.
Tel: (01442) 228000
Council Tax Band: E
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