2 bedroom retirement property for saleBenningfield Gardens, Berkhamsted
- Communal Entrance Hall
- Private Entrance Hall
- Sitting/Dining Room 16'10 max x 17'9 reducing to 10'7
- Kitchen with Window 8'9 x 6'9
- Master Bedroom 12'0 plus recess x 11'5
- En Suite Shower Room
- Bedroom Two 11'5 into wardrobe x 10'1
- Communal Gardens
An exceptionally well presented two double bedroom, mainly south facing, top floor apartment, with a balcony and lift, offered in excellent decorative order, situated within the very sought after Castle Village development, which is centred around a Grade II listed Mansion House, and enjoys 28 acres of landscaped gardens, offering a relaxed and independent lifestyle for the over 55's.
Description - This beautifully presented apartment has generous built-in storage and pleasant views from most windows. The spacious sitting/dining room has a designated dining area, which is directly adjacent to the kitchen, and a comfortable sitting area. This room enjoys direct access to a small south facing balcony, with views over much of the Village,.
There is a modern and well equipped kitchen, which has a window, again with pleasant views, and appliances include an electric oven, ceramic hob, combination oven, washer/dryer and dishwasher.
The master bedroom has a built-in wardrobe and additional cupboards, as well as access to an en suite shower room. The second bedroom is also a good size double, with additional wardrobe and directly adjacent to the main bathroom.
Farmery Court has communal access with wide well illuminated hallways and seating areas, as well as a lift serving all floors. There is access with an external entry facility to number 34, which is on the top floor.
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 A - £4,966 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 and 24 hour on-site nurses.
Assignment Fee - Owners of a Retirement Villages' lease are required to pay an assignment fee on re-sale of the property, wshich is a percentage of the sale value as defined in the lease of 10% on completion. Please ask the Village Manager for more details. It is also possible to pay the assignment fee at the time of purchase.
Services - All mains services provided.
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 miniroundabout, 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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