3 bedroom retirement property for saleBenningfield Gardens, Berkhamsted
Sold STC £750,000
- Sitting/Dining Room 23'0 x 13'3 narrowing to 7'10
- Kitchen 8'11 x 7'10
- Study/Bedroom Three 10'9 x 6'11
- Conservatory 9'1 x 7'6
- Master Bedroom 15'4 x 12'8
- Dressing Room 9'11 x 7'5
- En Suite Bathroom
- Bedroom Two 14'10 reducing to 10'11 x 12'0
- Adjacent Shower/Cloakroom
- Westerly Facing Patio with Far Reaching Views
A well presented, three bedroom semi-detached chalet style property, with sitting/dining room and conservatory, with direct access to a westerly facing patio and attractive communal gardens with far reaching views beyond across the valley, 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/bedroom three and a further spacious ground floor bedroom, which have an adjacent shower/cloakroom. The sitting/dining room enjoys views over communal gardens with views beyond and provides access via the well equipped kitchen to the conservatory. The kitchen comprises modern Shaker-style eye and base level units and down lighting, there are integrated appliances, including a fridge, freezer, stainless steel fan-assisted electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and ceramic hob with filter canopy. The conservatory provides access to the patio and communal gardens, over which it has a delightful outlook with far reaching views beyond.
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 - £5,496 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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