2 bedroom retirement property for saleBenningfield Gardens, Castle Village, Berkhamsted
Sold STC £375,000
- Communal Entrance Hall
- Private Entrance Hall
- Sitting/Dining Room 18'7 max x 14'7
- Well Equipped Kitchen 9'7 x 6'6
- Master Bedroom with En Suite 14'6 x 9'0
- Bedroom Two 10'10 x 7'1
- West Facing Outlook
An exceptionally well presented, recently redecorated and carpeted, two bedroom west facing first floor apartment, with a very pleasant outlook, forming part of the sought after Castle Village, which enjoys twenty eight acres of landscaped gardens, centred around a magnificent Grade II Listed Mansion House, offering a relaxed and independent lifestyle for the over 55's.
Description - This conveniently positioned first floor apartment has a westerly aspect with pleasant views. The entrance hall has a large storage facility and a well equipped kitchen with integrated appliances, including a fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, electric oven, ceramic hob and dishwasher. The two bedrooms both have storage and there is an en suite to the master bedroom, as well as a separate bathroom.
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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