Constructed in 2014 by award-winning retirement home specialists McCarthy and Stone, Dukes 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 who oversees the smooth running of the development. Dukes Court is ideally located within an easy level walk of the Town centre with a plethora of shops, restaurants and bars, hairdressers, Cottage Hospital and so many other useful amenities close at hand. Bus routes are close by with a regular service to Taunton. The development enjoys excellent communal facilities including a homeowner’s lounge, laundry, scooter store and 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 £25 per night applies.
This well-presented apartment located on the second floor and just a short walk from the lift service to all floors. It enjoys a light and airy living room with a French door to a Juliet Balcony providing an interesting and ever-changing street scene outlook. There is a fully-fitted kitchen complete with integrated appliances, two generous bedrooms and both en-suite and main bathroom facilities.
A good size, having a solid entrance door with spy-hole, security intercom system that provides both a visual (via the home-owners TV) and verbal link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord, walk-in boiler cupboard with light and shelving housing the Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water. There is also a concealed ‘Vent Axia’ heat exchange unit providing an economic heat recovery system utilising the hot air generated within the property, filtering and recirculating this back into the principle rooms. Feature Glazed panelled door to living room.
A very welcoming room with a triple-glazed French door and matching side-panels opening onto a pleasant Juliet balcony with views to the street scene below. Focal-point fireplace with an inset ‘coal’ effect’ electric fire and a feature glazed panelled door to the kitchen.
With an electrically operated triple-glazed window. There is a range of ‘Maple effect’ fronted fitted wall and base units with contrasting worktops incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances include; a four-ringed ceramic hob with a stainless-steel chimney style extractor hood, high level single oven and concealed fridge and freezer. Extensively tiled walls and tiled floor.
A double bedroom with a triple-glazed French door and matching side panel opening onto a Juliet balcony enjoying, walk-in wardrobe with auto light, ample hanging space and shelving.
EN-SUITE: Modern white suite comprising; a Close-coupled WC, vanity wash-hand basin with cupboard unit below with mirror, strip light and shaver point over, walk-in level access shower cubicle with a thermostatically controlled adjustable shower. Fully tiled walls and floor, electric heated towel rail, emergency pull cord.
With a triple-glazed window. (currently used as a second reception/dining room).
Modern white suite comprising; a Close-coupled WC, vanity wash-hand basin with cupboard unit below with mirror, strip light and shaver point over, matching bathroom cabinet adjacent, level access shower cubicle with a thermostatically controlled adjustable shower and glazed shower screen. Fully tiled walls and floor, electric heated towel rail, emergency pull cord.
• 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
The Service Charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV, but does include the cost of your House 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 service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
There are pleasant, landscaped communal gardens. Private car parking is available with a yearly permit at an annual charge of around £250 per annum for which there may be a waiting list. The adjacent local authority car park is operated by Taunton Dean Borough Council and parking is available here with a six-monthly permit.
Lease 125 Years from 2014
Ground Rent £495 pa.