3 bedroom retirement property for saleBritwell Drive, Berkhamsted
Guide Price £625,000
- Sitting Room 13'7 x 12'5
- Dining Room 9'1 x 7'1
- Well Equipped Kitchen 9'0 x 7'10
- Conservatory with Access to Gardens 9'6 x 7'6
- Master Bedroom 15'6 x 14'1 Plus Dressing Room and En Suite
- Bedroom Two 12'0 x 10'11
- Bed Three/Study 9'2 x 7'
- Private Patio
- Attractive Communal Gardens
A well presented, three bedroom semi-detached chalet style property, with a sitting/dining room and conservatory, with direct access to a patio and attractive communal gardens, forming part of the very sought after Castle Village, which enjoys 28 acres of landscaped gardens and offers an independent lifestyle for the over 55's.
Description - This bright and airy property has a spacious entrance hall providing access to all other areas of the property. The sitting room and dining room both enjoy views over the communal gardens and are directly adjacent to the well equipped kitchen, which has Shaker-style units with down lighting and integrated appliances which include a fridge, freezer, dishwasher, stainless steel electric oven, matching combination oven and hob with extractor hood above. This room has french doors leading to the conservatory, which could be used as a small breakfast room.
There are three bedrooms, the ground floor bedrooms having an adjacent shower room with an oversize shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC (all with chrome fittings) and part tiled walls. The master bedroom is on the first floor and has a dressing room and en suite bathroom comprising a panel enclosed bath with shower over, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and part tiled walls.
Castle Village offers all residents an independent lifestyle, with the added benefit of 24 hour emergency nursing call out. The focal point is the Mansion House Country Club, with its pleasant restaurant, meeting room, library, snooker room, bar and conservatory, providing a varied social life. Within the grounds there is a tennis court, croquet lawn and putting green, as well as an attractive restored Japanese water garden.
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 C - £5,496 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 Villages own medical centre and 24 hour on-site nurse.
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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