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2 bedroom retirement property for sale

Whybrow Gardens, Berkhamsted

Sold STC £415,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Entrance Hall
  • Cloakroom
  • Sitting Room 14'11 x 11'6
  • Dining Room 9'1 x 8'0
  • Two Reception Rooms Combined 23'3
  • Kitchen 7'11 x 7'10
  • Conservatory 8'11 x 7'6
  • Master Bedroom with En Suite Shower Room 11'1 x 10'9
  • Bedroom Two 9'6 x 7'10
  • Bathroom

Full description

A very attractive and pleasantly situated south facing two bedroom semi-detached cottage, with a downstairs cloakroom, a through reception room and a conservatory with direct access to a private patio and communal gardens beyond, situated within the very sought after Castle Village, which enjoys 28 acres of landscaped gardens, centred around a Grade II Listed Mansion House, and offers a relaxed and independent lifestyle for the
over 55's.

The Mansion House Country Club has a very 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 convenient access to all other areas of the property, including the cloakroom and sitting room, which is at the front of the property and open plan to the dining room, which is at the rear.

There is a well equipped kitchen with integrated appliances and generous storage space. At the rear of the property is a conservatory, with views and access to the south facing patio and communal gardens.

Off the first floor landing are two bedrooms, both with fitted wardrobes, and a bathroom. 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. 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 - £5,146.
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 Villages 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 left 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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31 March 2016

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