2 bedroom retirement property for saleBenningfield Gardens, Berkhamsted
Sold STC £500,000
- Communal Entrance Hall
- Private Entrance Hall
- Sitting/Dining Room 18'9 x 18'6 reducing to 14'6
- Large Well Equipped Kitchen
- Master Bedroom 14'6 x 9'0
- En Suite Shower Room
- Bedroom Two 10'10 x 7'1
- Private Patio Overlooking Communal Gardens and Mansion House
A very well presented two bedroom ground floor apartment, with direct access via a patio to communal gardens, with views of the Mansion House beyond, forming part of the sought after Castle Village, which is set within twenty eight acres of landscaped gardens, offering a relaxed and independent lifestyle for the over 55's.
Description - Rarely available in Castle Village in this situation, this well presented ground floor apartment enjoys views over communal gardens. The accommodation includes a spacious sitting/dining room and a well equipped, modern kitchen, comprising eye and base level units with appliances, which include a fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, electric oven with matching hob and extractor above.
The master bedroom and second bedroom also enjoy views over the formal gardens and the master bedroom has a double wardrobe and an en suite shower room comprising large glass fronted shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC (all with chrome fittings) and a shaver point. The second bedroom also has a cupboard and a wardrobe and the main bathroom comprises a panel enclosed bath with shower over and glass screen, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC (all with chrome fittings) and a shaver point.
Castle Village offers all residents an independent lifestyle, yet 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. An open field is also available for residents only.
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 A - £4,966
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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