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Bowles Court, Westmead Lane, Chippenham, SN15 3GU








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Key features

  • Camera door entry system
  • Guest Suite
  • 24 Hour careline system
  • Estate Manager
  • Homeowners Lounge
  • Laundry room
  • Extra Care Packages available by arrangement


Within the fantastic Bowles Court development, this bright, well equipped and newly decorated Retirement Apartment is situated on the FIRST FLOOR with an East facing aspect. Benefitting from a dual aspect living room and with new carpets throughout

Bowles Court - Located on the first floor of this sought-after Retirement development for those aged 70 years and over this one bedroomed apartment provides spacious yet economical accommodation with the security and peace of mind that comes hand-in-glove with a McCarthy and Stone ‘Retirement Living Plus’ development. The property enjoys excellent communal facilities including a Homeowners lounge, bistro with a fantastic, varied and susidised daily lunch service, laundry, scooter store and landscaped gardens backing onto the River Avon. Our Estate Manager is available to support the needs of Homeowners and to oversee the smooth running of the development. There are chargeable care and domestic help packages available albeit all home owners receive up to 1 hour free domestic assistance each week. All apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call system. There is also the excellent guest suite widely used by visiting family and friends for which a charge of £25 per night applies.
The property enjoys a good-sized lounge with the interest of a street view. In addition, there is an excellent double bedroom, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, easy access wet room with shower and new carpets fitted throughout.
Bowles Court was completed at the end of 2015 and occupies a pleasant position just 200 metres from the centre of town. A variety of local supermarkets can be found nearby and the Town Centre also boasts access to a local Hospital and plenty of Doctors surgeries. Banks, retail stores and independent shops. There are also regular traditional town markets. Places of interest in the local area are varied, with John Coles Park, the museum and Heritage Centre and Chippenham folk festival just a few examples. For those interested in wider travel, transport links are strong with regular bus services connecting residents to towns including Bath, Calne, Devizes, Trowbridge and Swindon. Rail links are also good and Chippenham railway station features along the main line to London Paddington.

APPROACH: Located on the First Floor and approached along a hallway just a short distance from one of the two lifts serving all floors.

Entrance Hall - With solid entrance door having security spy-hole, Intercom entry system linked visually (by home owner’s TV tuning) and verbally to the main development entrance ensuring no unwanted visitors. Emergency pull cord, large walk-in boiler cupboard with shelving and light and housing Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water. Ceiling downlights. Glazed panel door leads to the living room.

Living Room - Dual aspect, triple glazed windows to front enjoying commanding views of the street from two directions, ample space for a dining area. The fitted, remote controlled electric fan heater offers an excellent focal point for the living area. Also features a part glazed paneled door to kitchen. Fitted with multiple electrical sockets & TV socket.

Kitchen - With triple-glazed window. Range of ‘Maple-effect’ fitted wall and base units having contrasting laminate worktops with matching upstand splashbacks and incorporating a stainless steel single drainer inset sink unit. Integrated appliances include a Bosch ceramic four-ringed electric hob with matching glass splashback and stainless steel chimney style extractor hood over, Neff high-level single oven, dishwasher and concealed fridge and freezer, ceiling downlights and tiled floor.

Master Bedroom - Excellent sized double bedroom with triple-glazed window to front elevation, and step-in wardrobe with ample hanging rails, shelving and auto light.

Shower Room/Wc - A wet room facility with modern white suite comprising of; Close Coupled WC, inset vanity wash hand basin with under sink store cupboard and mirror and integrated light. Large level access fully tiled walk-in shower with ‘rain drop’ shower head, separate shower on a slide attachment Walls are half-tiled to the remainder. Electrically heated towel rail/radiator, emergency pull cord, vinyl wet room flooring, and ceiling downlights.

External - There are well-managed communal gardens backing onto the River Avon and home owner parking available by permit for which a charge of around £250 per annum applies.

General - Underfloor heating system further complimented by an efficient ‘Vent Axia’ Heat Exchange (hot air recovery) system. There are oak veneered doors throughout. We understand from the seller that carpets and curtains are included at the asking price.

Service Charge - • Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24 hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Repairs and maintenance to the interior and exterior communal areas
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas
• Buildings insurance
• Restaurant staffing
• One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge at Bowles Court with additional services including care and support
available at an extra charge. However, this can be from as little as 15 minutes per session which can be increased or decreased to suit your needs.

The Service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your Estates Manager, your water rates, our 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas and all external window cleaning, exterior property maintenance and gardening. To find out more about the service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.

Service Charge: £8,064.68 per annum (up to financial year end 30/09/2024)

Leasehold - Lease: 125 Years from 1st June 2015
Ground rent: £435 per annum
Ground rent review date: 1st June 2030


Bowles Court, Westmead Lane, Chippenham, SN15 3GUEAC

Tenure: Leasehold You buy the right to live in a property for a fixed number of years, but the freeholder owns the land the property's built on.Read more about tenure type in our glossary page.

GROUND RENTA regular payment made by the leaseholder to the freeholder, or management company.Read more about ground rent in our glossary page.

£435 per year (Ask agent about the review period)When and how often your ground rent will be reviewed.Read more about ground rent review period in our glossary page.

ANNUAL SERVICE CHARGEA regular payment for things like building insurance, lighting, cleaning and maintenance for shared areas of an estate. They're often paid once a year, or annually.Read more about annual service charge in our glossary page.


LENGTH OF LEASEHow long you've bought the leasehold, or right to live in a property for.Read more about length of lease in our glossary page.

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Council TaxA payment made to your local authority in order to pay for local services like schools, libraries, and refuse collection. The amount you pay depends on the value of the property.Read more about council tax in our glossary page.

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Bowles Court, Westmead Lane, Chippenham, SN15 3GU


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  • Melksham Station5.5 miles
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