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Stukeley Court, Stamford

Key features

  • Set In Retirement Complex
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Second Floor
  • Balcony
  • Communal Lounge
  • Lift To Upper Floors
  • Communal Gardens

Property description

This well-designed, second-floor apartment is part of a comfortable retirement complex within easy reach of the centre of Stamford (7 minutes scenic walk to a Marks & Spencer store), with bus stops (2 minutes) and the train station (8 minute walk) nearby . Just over the road are the extensive parklands and historic grounds of Burghley House with two coffee shops and the renowned ‘Garden of Surprises’.

Interior features include an essential utility room, a fully accessible shower room, a bedroom complete with a large walk-in wardrobe, a comfortable living room/diner attached to the kitchen and a balcony overlooking the grounds.

Managed and run by reputable firm McCarthy & Stone, the community facilities include: large, well kept gardens, Careline alarm services, a lift to the upper floors, a luxurious lounge, a nearby ‘hobby room’, guest facilities, and a secure entry system.

It is possible to live here without the need of a car. A private parking space on the complex may be available to purchase if this is essential. Free parking on the roadside directly outside the complex is available.

Residents and the house manager organise activities such as knit & natter, tai che, festive meals out, fish & chip Friday, poetry club, film shows, musicians, coffee mornings, etc.

As the building was designed with energy efficiency in mind, it has the second highest Energy Performance Rating: B. It does not rely on gas for hot water or heating and the outlook of this apartment means it does not overheat in summer.

Description - This well-designed, second-floor apartment is part of a comfortable retirement complex within easy reach of the centre of Stamford (7 minutes scenic walk to a Marks & Spencer store), with bus stops (2 minutes) and the train station (8 minute walk) nearby . Just over the road are the extensive parklands and historic grounds of Burghley House with two coffee shops and the renowned ‘Garden of Surprises’.

Interior features include an essential utility room, a fully accessible shower room, a bedroom complete with a large walk-in wardrobe, a comfortable living room/diner attached to the kitchen and a balcony overlooking the grounds.

Managed and run by reputable firm McCarthy & Stone, the community facilities include: large, well kept gardens, Careline alarm services, a lift to the upper floors, a luxurious lounge, a nearby ‘hobby room’, guest facilities, and a secure entry system.

It is possible to live here without the need of a car. A private parking space on the complex may be available to purchase if this is essential. Free parking on the roadside directly outside the complex is available.

Residents and the house manager organise activities such as knit & natter, tai che, festive meals out, fish & chip Friday, poetry club, film shows, musicians, coffee mornings, etc.

As the building was designed with energy efficiency in mind, it has the second highest Energy Performance Rating: B. It does not rely on gas for hot water or heating and the outlook of this apartment means it does not overheat in summer.

INTERIOR

RECEPTION HALL:
Access to the apartment is via a door with a letterbox, from an internal corridor opening onto a private reception hall. A cupboard, immediately to the right of entry, houses the fuse box and Smart Meter. Doors lead to the shower room to the left, the utility room to the right, and the bedroom and main living accommodation ahead.

UTILITY ROOM:
Housing the boiler, thermostat controls and Vent-Axia High Thermal Efficiency Ventilation system, the practical utility room includes a plumbed-in washing machine. Additional space is available for wall and base units, shelving and a modest worktop if required.

SHOWER ROOM:
7’ 3” (2.2m) x 6’ 11” (2.12m)
Contemporary shower room includes a dual-flush WC, a heated towel rail in chrome, a wall-mounted hand basin unit (with two drawers beneath) and an illuminated mirror.
To the left on entry is a large, fully-tiled walk-in shower equipped with sliding glass doors, an overhead rain-shower head and separate rinsing attachment, as well as wall-mounted grab rails for safety.

LIVING ROOM / DINER:
19’ 0” (5.80m) x 11’ 4” (3.44m)
Enjoying neutral décor with one feature-wall papered, the main living room/diner is carpeted throughout. Natural light floods in through the full-length glass-panel door and windows which open onto the decked balcony, enjoying views over the grounds below and across to Burghley park. The balcony is large enough to take a small table and chair and being east facing it gets the best of the morning sunshine with welcome shade at the heat of the day. It is not overlooked by any other balcony.
Warmth is provided throughout by effective electric underfloor heating. A pleasing electric fire in a stone-effect fireplace provides a focal point as well as heat if required. This can be repositioned anywhere to suit the layout of the room. Lighting is from overhead low-energy LED spotlights and a central feature ceiling light. The room includes a telephone point with BT able to provide superfast broadband (76Mbps) , easy access power sockets around all four walls. An additional glass panelled door leads from here through to the adjoining kitchen.

KITCHEN:
9’ 7” (2.91m) x 7’ 6” (2.27m)
Benefiting from an easy-to-clean, wood-finish floor, the fitted kitchen offers base and wall units around two of the walls, wood-effect worktops also incorporating the stainless steel sink and drainer which is located beneath a window with views over Stamford’s rooftops.

Integral appliances include an upright fridge/freezer, a four-ring electric hob below a concealed extractor, a microwave and large electric oven and grill with slide under door. There is a modest fold-down table and a chair. Additional power sockets for kitchen appliances are above the worktop. Light after dark is provided by low-energy LED spotlights mounted on the ceiling and beneath the wall cabinets.

BEDROOM:
17’ 1” (5.21m) x 9’ 6” (2.90m)
Also carpeted and including a feature wall papered in an understated floral design, the bedroom overlooks the grounds through double-glazed casement windows with heating from the electric underfloor system and has a central feature, ceiling light.

The room includes a TV connection and ample space for storage units, as well as an internal door opening into a large walk-in wardrobe complete with a sliding mirrored- door unit.

EXTERIOR
Stukeley Court is a pleasant retirement complex designed to blend well with Stamford’s historic architecture, all surrounded by delightful gardens. Accessed via the extensive residents’ lounge, a central lawn is bordered by block-paved terraces and several seating areas, a decorative timber pergola acting as an eye-catching centrepiece.

The residents’ lounge is carpeted and comfortably furnished with sofas and armchairs, coffee tables and circular dining tables. A separate ‘hobby room/reading room’ situated on the same floor as the apartment includes an engineered wooden floor and more comfortable seating, tables and residents’ computer and printer. The Guest Room, also on the same floor, provides room for 2 guests at a rate of about £25 per night (subject to availability).

Maintenance of the building's internal and external facilities is managed by the House Manager under the guidance of the Residents’ Association and covered by the annual Service Charge..
Whenever the property is sold 1% of the purchase price goes into the Residents’ Association Contingency fund to enable long term maintenance.

Service Charge is about £2600 per year (that is £216 per month, 2022)
Included in the service charge:

•House Manager
•Cleaning external windows
•Upkeep of gardens and grounds
•Heating, lighting and power in the communal areas
•24-hour emergency call system and building door entry system
•Buildings insurance
•Repairs and maintenance to the communal areas
•Contingency fund for long term building maintenance
•Water rates

Not included in the service charge:

•Council Tax
•Apartment utility costs: Electricity, TV, Broadband

Ground Rent is about £425 per year ( that is £35 per month, 2022)
Lease 999 years from 2015

It is a condition of purchase that residents must be 60 years or over.

Stukeley Court has been designed to make independent living as easy as possible well into old age.

LOCATION
Just 7 minutes pleasant walk from the town centre, the property is conveniently located for shopping, with Stamford boasting a Marks & Spencer, a Waitrose superstore, a Tesco Express, restaurants, coffee shops, cafes and pubs, and a selection of high street brands, independent shops and businesses as well as numerous pharmacies (though they do routinely deliver to the building), a small hospital and doctors surgeries.

Edge-of-town retail complexes include several supermarket stores (Morrison’s, Sainsbury’s, Aldi, Lidl), home and DIY stores, a McDonald’s outlet and petrol stations.

Buses from stops on Barnack Road run regularly to Peterborough and Bourne while the train station offers direct Cross Country and EMR services to Peterborough, Birmingham, Cambridge, Nottingham, Norwich and Stansted Airport. With connecting services to the fast trains at Peterborough, central London can be reached in about 1hr 34mins. Regional airports of East Midlands, London Stansted, London Luton and Birmingham can all be reached in about 1 hour 15 minutes by car.

Stamford boasts a wealth of local leisure opportunities. As well as all the events at historic Burghley House, the Burghley Park Cricket Club, and walks along the banks of the River Welland there is an historic Art Centre and theatre, Corn Exchange theatre and the famous Tolethorpe Open Air theatre (just 10 minutes drive away). Numerous clubs and associations are available - whatever your interest.

Furniture Included in the sale:

LOUNGE

•Marks & Spencer Lounge Suite ( 2 seater sofa, armchair & footstool)
•Mahogany corner cupboard
•Oval TV table (not TV)
•Small tiffany style side table
•Small corner shelf unit
•A four-drawer cabinet
•Elegant Curtains


KITCHEN

•Spindle back chair
•Folding table

BEDROOM

•Single divan bed with 2 storage drawers
•Four bedroom drawer units
•Bedroom chair
•Elegant Curtains

UTILITY

•Washing Machine

BATHROOM

•Shower chair


DISCLAIMER

These particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not constitute an offer of contract. Intending purchasers must rely on their own inspection of the property.

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