First Floor Apartment - Lift To All Floors
Juliet Balcony Overlooking Beautiful Landscaped Communal Gardens & Pond
Modern, Well Equipped Kitchen With Integrated Appliances
Double Bedroom With Fitted Wardrobe
Shower Room With Walk In Shower
Homeowners Lounge Where Social Events Take Place
24-Hour Emergency Call System & Security Entry Systems
House Manager Oversees The Smooth Running Of The Development
Guest Suite For Visiting Friends & Family
With a lovely view over the landscaped communal gardens from the Juliet balcony, this first floor, one bedroom retirement apartment is situated close to the lift service, allowing all the fantastic communal facilities to be easily accessible.
Constructed in 2011 by award-winning retirement home specialists McCarthy Stone, William Court is a ‘Retirement Living’ development providing a quality-of-lifestyle opportunity for the over 60’s and designed for independent living with the peace-of-mind provided by the day-to-day support of our excellent House Manager.
William Court is located within close proximity to both Downend and Staple Hill High Streets and the development enjoys excellent communal facilities including a homeowner’s lounge, laundry room and beautiful landscaped gardens. All apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call facility and sophisticated intercom system providing both a visual and verbal link to the main development entrance.
There is also the excellent guest suite widely used by visiting family and friends for which a small charge of £30 per night applies. It’s so easy to make new friends and to exercise both body and mind at William Court.
This is a very sociable development and there are always plenty of regular activities to choose from including; fitness classes, coffee mornings, games and quiz nights, table tennis, snooker, seasonal and themed events. Whilst there is something for everyone there is certainly no obligation to participate and home owners can ‘dip in and out’ of activities as they wish.
Downend is well served by local transport links, making it an excellent location for commuters. The area has good access to the Avon Ring Road (A4174) and the M4 and M32, and the number five bus service runs regularly between Downend and Bristol city centre.
If you fancy a bite to eat, there are plenty of restaurants in Downend itself. Right in the centre on Downend Road, there’s The Horseshoe, which offers classic pub fare. There’s also The Tamarind, serving Indian cuisine, Mezze at the Green Dragon, which serves Greek, Spanish, Chinese, Moroccan and Mexican Mezze (small) dishes,ItalB, an Italian restaurant and a local coffee shop called The Beehive House. Alternatively, residents can head into central Bristol, where they’ll find an array of restaurants to suit all tastes.
If the sun’s shining in Downend, there are a number of outdoor spaces to choose from. The King George V Playing Fields is the largest green space in the area, and is used by a number of local sports teams. There is also Lincombe Barn Park and Woods, as well as access to the Bristol-Bath Cycle Path, which is part of the National Cycling Network. Slightly further afield in Hambrook, there’s Pirate Bay Adventure Golf, an 18 hole course that caters for parties and events.
In the centre of Downend, there’s a Sainsbury’s Local, as well as a range of stores, including a Co-operative pharmacy, florist and furniture show room. There are also a number of banks along Badminton Road, such as HSBC and Lloyds TSB.
The areas surrounding Downend are home to a number of the major supermarkets, including a Morrisons in Fishponds, a Sainsbury’s in Emerson’s Green and an Iceland in Staple Hill.
Residents can, of course, travel into central Bristol and visit Cabot Circus
Downend is well served by local amenities. Downend Library is centrally located and offers all of the expected facilities, as well as a range of events including stories and songs for under-5s and coffee mornings.
There are also a number of health centres, such as Christchurch Family Medical Centre and Willow Surgery.
Front door with spy hole leads to the entrance hall. There is a 24-hour emergency response pull cord system and sophisticated intercom entry system that can provide both a audio and visual link (via the Home Owners TV) to the main development entrance door. Large walk-in storage cupboard has light and shelving and houses both the Gledhill hot water tank and the Vent Axia heat exchange unit. Illuminated light switches and smoke detector.
A bright and airy room with a double-glazed French door and matching side-panel opening to a Juliet balcony overlooking the beautiful landscaped communal gardens and pond. Feature fireplace with inset electric fire, TV and phone point. Feature glazed-panelled door leads to the kitchen.
With a double-glazed window overlooking the gardens. Range of ‘Maple effect’ fronted fitted wall and base units with contrasting worktops incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances comprise; a ceramic four-ringed hob with a stainless-steel chimney style extractor hood, waist level single oven and concealed fridge and freezer. Extensively tiled walls and fully tiled floor.
Double-glazed window overlooking the gardens. Built in wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors. TV and phone point.
A modern white suite comprising level access walk in shower with glazed screen, W.C, vanity washbasin with under sink cupboard below and mirror and light above. Heated towel rail and emergency pull cord.
Parking permits are available on a first come, first served basis and are at a cost of £250 per annum. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability.
• Underfloor heating to apartments
• Water rates for apartments
• Electricity, heating, water, lighting and power to communal areas
• 24-hour emergency call system
• The cost of the excellent House Manager, who oversees the smooth running of the development
• Cleaning of communal windows and exterior of apartment windows
• 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
The service charge is £3,045.36 per annum (up to financial year end 31/03/2024).
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
Lease Length: 125 years from the 1st June 2011
Ground Rent: £425 per annum
Ground Rent Review date: June 2026
** Entitlements Service ** Check out benefits you may be entitled to, to support you with service charges and living costs.
** Part Exchange ** We offer a Part-Exchange service to help you move without the hassle of having to sell your own home.
** Removal Service ** Get a quote from our Partner Removal Service who can declutter and move you in to your new home.
** Solicitors ** Get a quote from our panel solicitors who have dealt with a number of sales and purchases and therefore familiar with the McCarthy Stone set up.
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Our Part Exchange service can take the stress out of selling your property, so there’s no need to worry about chains, dealing with estate agents, paying their fees or worrying about the sale falling through.Find Out More