3 bedroom retirement property for salePriestland Gardens, Berkhamsted
- Sitting/Dining Room 23'0 x 11'4 reducing to 7'11
- Well Equipped Kitchen 8'11 x 7'10
- Bedroom Three/Study 9'2 x 6'11
- Shower Room
- Conservatory 9'7 x 7'6
- Master Bedroom with Fitted Wardrobes 15'5 x 14'11
- Dressing Room 10'0 x 7'5
- Bedroom Two with Fitted Wardrobes 12'1 x 14'10 max
- Private Patio with Pleasant Views
A three bedroom detached chalet-style property with a spacious sitting/dining room and a conservatory with direct access to a patio and communal gardens beyond, forming part of the very sought after Castle Village, which enjoys twenty eight acres of landscaped gardens and offers an independent lifestyle for the over 55's.
Description - The accommodation has a spacious entrance hall which provides easy access to all other parts of the property, including bedroom three/study, and the sitting/dining room. This room has views over the front and rear and is conveniently placed for the well equipped kitchen, comprising of modern eye and base level units with integrated appliances, including an electric oven with ceramic hob and canopy above, fridge/freezer, microwave and dishwasher. This room leads in turn to the conservatory, which has direct access to a private patio, with communal gardens beyond. Also on the ground floor is a spacious bedroom with adjacent shower room.
On the first floor landing there is a storage cupboard and access to the master bedroom via the dressing area. Adjacent to this room is a bathroom, which comprises of a modern panel enclosed bath with shower over, 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. Also on the ground floor is a spacious bedroom which has an adjacent shower room.
General Information - NB: You must be 55 years or over, to become a resident at Castle Village. If the landlord’s 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 hour’s 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, GP’s surgery once a week in Castle Village’s 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. Alternatively, this can be paid as 10% of the purchase price at the time of purchasing. 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: F
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