1 bedroom retirement property for sale

Union Street, Chester

From £139,950

Property Description

Key features

  • House Manager
  • 24 Hour Careline
  • Security Entrance System
  • Intruder/Smoke Alarm
  • Residents Lounge
  • Guest Suite
  • Fitted Kitchen
  • Lift

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold


SUMMARY
Superb one bedroom retirement apartments for sale within the Historic Chester City Centre, close to city walls, River Dee, shops and bus station these apartments are ideally situated for those looking to live within an aesthetically pleasing surrounding.


DESCRIPTION
Superb one bedroom retirement apartments for sale within the Historic Chester City Centre, close to city walls, River Dee, shops and bus station these apartments are ideally situated for those looking to live within an aesthetically pleasing surrounding and still be able to retreat to peace and tranquility.

Forest Court 
A development of 1 and 2 bedroom retirement properties in Chester, Cheshire.

Viewing by appointment only

Mccarthy & Stone 
McCarthy & Stone specialises in the construction of purpose built properties for the over 60's. This means that the features designed into our developments could be of particular interest to you. The process begins from the moment we plan the location of a new scheme, right through to the detail touches that provide practicality and ease of maintenance with the older homebuyer in mind.

Safe & Secure 
The safety and security of our residents is of paramount importance. That's why we have developed a unique 'Safe & Secure' specification for all new retirement developments we build. The safe and secure logo is your guarantee the development has been designed and built with an abundance of security features to minimise the risk of crime. These are just a few of the key features.

It's comforting to know that help is always available via a variety of call points both in your flat and the communal areas. Once activated, the House Manager or Careline control centre will respond as appropriate to your call.

A TV camera at the main entrance allows you to view visitors on your TV before deciding whether to let them in. You can even talk to them on the intercom and unlock the door without having to leave your apartment.

All McCarthy & Stone developments also include an intruder and smoke alarm system in both individual apartments and the communal areas - all connected to Careline - you will never have felt safer or more secure.

Chester 
McCarthy & Stone pioneered the concept of private retirement housing in the UK and have retirement developments nationwide.

Retirement living from McCarthy & Stone however is so much more than just a retirement flat. It's designed to enable older retired home owners to lead an active, independent lifestyle, without many of the maintenance worries often associated with home ownership; all in a safe and secure environment.

In an ideal city centre location, Forest Court in Chester consists of 53 one and two bedroom retirement homes enjoying views of Grosvenor Park towards the River Dee, and of Chester's historic city centre. These retirement apartments are located on Union Street, directly opposite Grosvenor Park and only 200 yards through its tranquil grounds to The Groves on the banks of the picturesque River Dee and the edge of the city walls, and less than 150 yards from Foregate Street, one of Chester's main thoroughfares with shops, cafes and restaurants.

The walled city of Chester has many historical and archeological sites of interest, along with excellent transport and local amenities such as hospitals; health centres; dentists; hairdressers and swimming baths. Chester boasts a world class zoo and an excellent race course among its many attractions, and hosts events such as a Food Fayre; French market; Cheese rolling; daily escorted tours by Roman soldiers; a Town Crier and various other festivals and processions.

Chester Council awarded the Forest Court retirement housing development with a Quality Built Award in 2009, and these retirement flats are well placed to enjoy all that this bustling city has to offer. What's more, there are excellent public transport links with a main line train station near by and a good local bus service offering access to Wirral; Ellesmere Port; Mold; Wrexham and Tattenhall, as well as further afield to North Wales and the cities of Manchester and Liverpool.

Energy Efficiency 
If you're considering a new purpose-built retirement apartment from McCarthy & Stone you can be sure you're buying an energy efficient home that is not only contributing to the well-being of the environment, but is also helping your bank balance.

Up to a third of the heat in a conventional house is 'lost' through the external walls. The design of our developments is such that most apartments have only one external wall thereby not only minimising heat loss but also enjoying 'borrowed' heat from adjacent apartments. Needless to say, all external walls and roof spaces are well insulated to help minimise heat loss. With double glazed windows and patio doors, the thermal efficiency of McCarthy & Stone developments not only helps keep the heat in during winter, but also keeps the excess heat out in the summer.
Most McCarthy & Stone apartments incorporate electric storage heaters in the lounge and main bedroom. Storage heaters store heat during off-peak times, when electricity is cheaper and slowly release it at a later time when you need it. Thermostatic controls on the heater also allow you to adjust temperatures to suit prevailing conditions. A thermal storage hot water system is installed in apartments on most developments.

Energy efficiency also extends to a variety of the fittings installed in all McCarthy & Stone retirement developments. Low energy light fittings for example are now fitted in hallways and bathrooms of apartments and in all communal corridors. Apartment kitchens are fitted with a fan assisted oven, which is recognised as being more energy efficient than a conventional oven. Even the fans in the bathrooms and kitchens are energy efficient, incorporating a facility so they won't stay on unnecessarily if someone forgets to switch them off.

Typical Specification 
If you're considering a new purpose-built retirement apartment from McCarthy & Stone you can be sure you're buying an energy efficient home that is not only contributing to the well-being of the environment, but is also helping your bank balance.

Up to a third of the heat in a conventional house is 'lost' through the external walls. The design of our developments is such that most apartments have only one external wall thereby not only minimising heat loss but also enjoying 'borrowed' heat from adjacent apartments. Needless to say, all external walls and roof spaces are well insulated to help minimise heat loss. With double glazed windows and patio doors, the thermal efficiency of McCarthy & Stone developments not only helps keep the heat in during winter, but also keeps the excess heat out in the summer.
Most McCarthy & Stone apartments incorporate electric storage heaters in the lounge and main bedroom. Storage heaters store heat during off-peak times, when electricity is cheaper and slowly release it at a later time when you need it. Thermostatic controls on the heater also allow you to adjust temperatures to suit prevailing conditions. A thermal storage hot water system is installed in apartments on most developments.

Energy efficiency also extends to a variety of the fittings installed in all McCarthy & Stone retirement developments. Low energy light fittings for example are now fitted in hallways and bathrooms of apartments and in all communal corridors. Apartment kitchens are fitted with a fan assisted oven, which is recognised as being more energy efficient than a conventional oven. Even the fans in the bathrooms and kitchens are energy efficient, incorporating a facility so they won't stay on unnecessarily if someone forgets to switch them off.

House Manager 
A very reassuring presence. They are there when you need them - and not when you don't! You'll find them helpful in many ways, from keeping an eye on your apartment whilst you're away to answering any day-to-day questions.

Residents Lounge 
A popular meeting place away from the privacy of your own apartment. Each lounge is elegantly furnished and has a kitchen area where you can enjoy a morning coffee or afternoon tea. Some feature a nearby patio area where you can sit out and enjoy the warm summer weather.

Guest Suite 
Handy if you want additional help to put up visiting friends or family that may wish to stay overnight. There is an en-suite shower room, a television and tea and coffee making facilities, just like a quality hotel.

Cost Effective Living 
One service charge covers amongst other things all external maintenance and gardening, water rates (except Scotland), 24 hour Careline, the House Manager and much much more. Just compare what your current bills add up to today and you'll see how much you could be saving in a new double glazed, energy efficient retirement flat from McCarthy & Stone.

Laundry Roome 
Incorporating a range of quality washing machines and separate dryers, which are conveniently raised for easy loading and unloading. In many developments, the laundry room has become another popular meeting place.

Lift 
Let struggling up stairs with heavy shopping be a thing of the past. All developments have a lift .... with a difference. Everyone is fitted with an emergency button linked directly to 'Careline.'

Emergency Call System 
It's comforting to know that help is always available via a variety of call points both in your flat and the communal areas. Some developments provide a pendant in lieu of fixed call points. Once activated, the House Manager or emergency call control centre will respond as appropriate to your call.

Cctv & Door Entry System 
A TV camera at the main entrance allows you to view visitors on your TV before deciding whether to let them in. You can even talk to them on the intercom and unlock the door without having to leave your apartment.

Intruder & Smoke Alarm 
All McCarthy & Stone developments also include an intruder and smoke alarm system in both individual apartments and the communal areas - all connected to the 24-hour emergency call system - you will never have felt safer or more secure.

Prices 
Prices range from £139,950 - £164,950.


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1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. Measurements: These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
5. THESE PARTICULARS ARE ISSUED IN GOOD FAITH BUT DO NOT CONSTITUTE REPRESENTATIONS OF FACT OR FORM PART OF ANY OFFER OR CONTRACT. THE MATTERS REFERRED TO IN THESE PARTICULARS SHOULD BE INDEPENDENTLY VERIFIED BY PROSPECTIVE BUYERS OR TENANTS. NEITHER SEQUENCE (UK) LIMITED NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS HAS ANY AUTHORITY TO MAKE OR GIVE ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY WHATEVER IN RELATION TO THIS PROPERTY.

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12 September 2010

Nearest stations

  • Chester (0.4 mi)
  • Bache (1.3 mi)
  • Capenhurst (5.4 mi)
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Swetenhams, Chester

28 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RS

01244 955060 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Chester (0.4 mi)
  • Bache (1.3 mi)
  • Capenhurst (5.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Swetenhams, Chester

28 Lower Bridge Street, Chester, CH1 1RS

01244 955060 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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