- 2 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 2 Receptions
A very rarely available and extremely well presented two bedroom bungalow, with a conservatory and a south facing outlook to the rear, with communal gardens beyond, forming part of the very sought after Castle Village retirement development, which enjoys twenty eight acres of landscaped gardens, and offers an independent lifestyle for the over 55's.
The property is entered via a spacious entrance hall, with a cloaks cupboard plus an additional linen cupboard.
French doors lead directly into the sitting room, which is of a very good size, and semi-open plan to the dining room. This room is directly adjacent the kitchen and also provides access into the conservatory, further leading out to the patio and serves as a very pleasant alternative room.
The modern and very well equipped kitchen has been more recently completed and comprises eye and base level units with down lighting, work surfaces and integrated appliances, which include a fridge, freezer, an electric oven with ceramic hob and canopy above, a dishwasher and a washer/dryer.
The master bedroom has fitted wardrobes and additional built-in storage, as well as an en suite shower room, comprising a shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC, part tiled walls and a shaver point.
The second bedroom is currently being used as a study and has a work station area with display shelving, additional built-in storage and a fitted wardrobe. This room is conveniently placed for the modern shower room, comprising large glass fronted shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC, part tiled walls and a shaver point.
Castle Village offers all residents an independent lifestyle, yet 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. An open field is also available for residents only.
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 B - £5,603.00 per annum for single occupancy, with an additional £200 per annum for double occupancy.
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.
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.
All mains provided.
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.
Dacorum Borough Council, Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1HH.
Tel: (01442) 228000
Council Tax Band: E