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2 bedroom retirement property for sale

Whybrow Gardens, Berkhamsted

Sold STC £745,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Sitting/Dining Room 15'0 x 14'9
  • Kitchen/Breakfast Room 14'10 x 7'10
  • Conservatory 9'2 x 7'5
  • Study 9'2 x 6'11
  • Ground Floor Bedroom with Adjacent Bathroom
  • Master Bedroom with En Suite Bathroom 15'5 x 12'7
  • Dressing Room 10'1 x 7'5
  • Adjacent Shower/Cloakroom
  • Westerly Facing Patio with Views Across Communal Gardens

Full description

A well presented, two double bedroom semi-detached chalet style property, with sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, study and conservatory, with direct access to a westerly facing patio and attractive communal gardens with a far reaching outlook beyond, forming part of the very sought after Castle Village, which enjoys 28 acres of landscaped gardens and offers an independent lifestyle for the over 55's.

Description - The accommodation has a welcoming feel upon entry, via a spacious entrance hall, which provides easy access to the study and a spacious ground floor bedroom, which has an adjacent shower/cloakroom. The sitting room enjoys views over communal gardens and provides access to a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room and a conservatory. The kitchen/breakfast room comprises modern eye and base level units with down lighting and contrasting work surfaces, integrated appliances including a high level oven and additional combination oven, halogen hob with canopy above, dishwasher and fridge/freezer. The conservatory provides access to the patio and communal gardens, over which it has a delightful outlook.

On the first floor landing there is a storage cupboard and access to the master bedroom suite, via the dressing area, cut out with storage cupboards, with linen cupboard. Adjacent to this room is a bathroom, comprising a modern panel enclosed bath with shower above, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC.

Castle Village offers all residents an independent lifestyle, 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.

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 C - £5,327 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 Villages own medical centre and 24 hour on-site nurse.

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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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
31 October 2016

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