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1 bedroom retirement property for sale

St. Georges Lane North, Worcester, WR1

Sold STC £85,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Retirement
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Alarm call system
  • Large communal gardens
  • Communal off-road parking
  • Good transport links

Full description

Tenure: Leasehold

This apartment is well suited to a buyer seeking a property for a hassle free retirement. The complex has a large residents lounge, well-tended gardens fronting onto sought after St Georges Square, a communal laundry with maintained washing machines, tumble driers & clothes airers. This apartment is located on the second floor which is accessed by a lift & stairs. There is an alarm call system with several pull cords within the apartment which link to the Worcestershire Careline Control room. There is communal off road parking off St Georges Lane North, a short distance from the A38 through Barbourne with local Bus Services to the City Centre, Foregate Street Rail Station and some of the larger Supermarkets and connections to the Hospital. The area is quiet but has two nearby conveniences stores including a new Sainburys Local with an atm, Hairdressers, Optician, Chiropodist and nearby are two GP Surgeries, a Dentist (Shrubbery Avenue) and Gheluvelt Park.

Homenash House Front Elevation
Homenash House showing main entrance and communal parking off St Georges Lane North. Apartment 51 fronts onto this side of the complex and is on the second floor (accessible via lift or staircase). The Building has an Access Control system operated through Intercom within each Apartment, Cold Callers are Not Allowed. The Complex is Managed by First Port on behalf of the Leaseholder providing an on-site Manager (Mon-Fri working hours), they manage all aspects of routine maintenance and refurbishment such as: Building Exterior, Grounds, Car Park, Lift, Communal Lounges (inc Furnishings), Conservatory, Laundry (inc Appliances, 4 Wash M/c & 3 Tumble Driers), Heat & Light in Communal Areas are also covered. For this a Service Charge is levied on each apartment paid six monthly (Currently £798 per 6 months for this apartment). Waste Disposal - Residents on upper floors can place bagged general waste in chutes on their respective floors, while Re-Cycling is done by depositing items in a Communal bin accessed from the Ground Floor. The Complex is easily accessible to Bus Routes 36, 37 & 144 which run frequently along Barbourne Road, additionally Route 39 operates along St Georges Lane North itself (School Hours only), and 'Worcester Wheels' arrange a weekly shopping trip to Tesco Warndon, which is useful for those who don't own cars. Ground Rent is also payable six monthly at the current rate of £220 for this period.

Communal Lounge
The Communal Lounge is large and offers a tranquil place to relax, to meet friends or join in with various activities run by Residents, there are two areas & a coffee bar as well as a conservatory which looks out onto the landscaped maintained Gardens on the St Georges Square side of the complex. There are also some quiet reading areas on the upper floor landings.

Living Room
4.7m x 3.25m (15'5" x 10'8")
The Living Room is large enough to accommodate the essential furniture for a comfortable and easily maintained lifestyle, comprising of a double glazed window onto the St Georges Lane side of the complex, two double wall lights, two double electric points, telephone point, sockets for aerial & satellite dish (subscription required), doorbell ringer box, a night storage heater and alarm pull cord, plus archway leading to compact well-designed kitchen. Coving is fitted throughout the whole apartment.

Master Bedroom
3.75m x 2.65m (12'4" x 8'8")
The Bedroom can accommodate a double or a single bed and has a built in Wardrobe with bi-fold doors. It comprises of double glazed window, night storage heater, double electric point & an additional double socket provided by extension lead, double wall light, alarm cord and intercom.

2.23m x 1.65m (7'4" x 5'5")
This well planned Kitchen is in very good condition and includes a good range of base & wall units in a timeless 'Shaker' style with an easily maintained and attractive Maple finish complimented by attractive worktops. It comprises of a Zanussi single multi-function oven/grill, ceramic hob and semi-integrated vented hood with light, wall heater (rarely needed), triple spotlights two double and 2 single electric points and cooker isolator switch. All apartments are electric only for safety purposes in a retirement dwelling. There is also a stainless steel one and a half bowl sink with modern mixer tap and modern large tiles to the three main walls.

2.04m x 1.64m (6'8" x 5'5")
The bathroom has been converted from bath to a large shower booth with dressing area including a duck board, Mira 'Advance' thermostatic electric shower and grab handles. Also comprising pedestal white ceramic wash basin with modern chrome mixer tap, Vanity mirror and light, low level dual flush WC, wall heater, alarm pull cord and additional wall light. The bathroom benefits from modern white 'dimpled' tiles to ceiling on all walls and an attractive 'Mosaic' pattern floor covering. There is also a modern double full height bathroom cabinet with shelving and useful storage.

Entrance Hall
2.67m x 0.93m (8'9" x 3'1")
Comprising access to bathroom, bedroom, lounge & storage cupboard (6'4"x 3'1") which houses water tanks, shelving, electric meters, light and coat hooks. The entrance hall has its own light, intercom panel which allows communication with visitors at the front door of the complex and remote door release, it also has another pull cord and communication point with Careline which is operated 24/7 and can alert emergency services if necessary. There is a large vanity mirror included in the sale. The apartment also has its own doorbell in the corridor outside it. There is also an isolator switch for the electric shower.

The rear of the complex has well designed and maintained gardens with seating and gives access to St Georges Square and St Georges C of E Church, it is southeast facing and it offers a peaceful place to relax. Access to the complex for residents is also possible through the large furnished conservatory.

Council Tax Band: £1213 for Dual Occupancy . Worcester City Council allow a 25% Discount for Sole Occupancy.

As Homenash House is a Retirement Dwelling, Occupants must be aged 60 or above, in the case of a couple, at least one person must be of that age, whilst the other should be aged 55 or above.

EPC current C (79) potential B (86 ) report available - please contact us for more information

General Information:
Whilst we do our best to produce fair, accurate and reliable sales particulars, they are only a general guide to the property. If there are any points which are of particular importance to you, please contact our head office and we will be pleased to provide you with any further information, especially if you are planning to travel to visit the property.

Energy Performance Certificate: Full EPC reports are available from Ltd upon request.
Measurements: All quoted room sizes are approximate and intended for general guidance. You are advised to verify all measurements of the property carefully.

Tenure: We understand the property is offered for sale LEASEHOLD.

Fixtures and Fittings: All items not specifically mentioned within these details are to be excluded from the sale.

Services: Any mention of services/appliances within these details does not imply they are in full & efficient working order. We have not tested these, or any equipment in the property.

Lettings: If you would like to let your property out, or alternatively rent a property from us, contact our head office on 08456 31 31 31 to discuss your requirements. Ltd will not be liable, in negligence or otherwise, for any loss arising from the use of these particulars.

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21 October 2016

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