Completed by award-winning developers McCarthy & Stone in 2015, Barnhill Court occupies an excellent position in thriving and historic Chipping Sodbury - an easy and level 10-minute walk to the beautiful high street with its origins dating back to the 12th Century, and just a few minutes’ walk to a Waitrose Supermarket.
This is a ‘Retirement Living Plus’ development, providing private apartments specifically for those over 70 years of age. The development has been designed for independent living with the peace-of-mind provided by the day-to-day support of our excellent staff and Estate Manager, who oversees the smooth running of the development.
Homeowners benefit from one hour of domestic assistance each week and there are extensive domestic and care packages available to suit individual needs and budgets.
All apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call facility and sophisticated intercom system which provides a visual and verbal link to the main development entrance.
The development boasts a host of facilities for the enjoyment of home owners: the beautiful communal lounge which is the hub of social activities; a restaurant with a fantastic, varied table-service lunch; mobility scooter store; laundry room; lovely landscaped garden and lifts serving all floors. There is a large well-appointed guest suite for the use of visiting family and friends (a small nightly charge applies for the use of this).
It is easy to make new friends and to lead a busy and fulfilled life at Barnhill Court. There are many regular activities to enjoy; such activities may include coffee mornings, art groups, fitness classes, film nights, games and quiz nights, seasonal and themed events and occasional organised trip. Barnhill Court is also on the route of the local community transport service.
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.
Apartment 5 is located on the lower ground floor, conveniently positioned in a quiet corridor on the same floor as the main entrance, reception, communal lounge and restaurant. It has back-door access to the street via a communal path and gate.
The apartment is very comfortable with a good-sized living room with door to a patio area, fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, double bedroom, and bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower. The apartment benefits from under-floor heating throughout, with each room on separate thermostat controls. All windows have venetian blinds.
APPROACH: On the lower ground floor, just a short distance along the hallway from the main communal lounge, dining room and most of the other amenities of the development.
Of a good size with plenty of space for hall-style furniture. Having an oak-veneered entrance door with spy-hole, security intercom system that provides both a visual (via the home-owner’s TV) and verbal link to the main development door. Emergency pull-cord, walk-in boiler cupboard with light, shelving housing the Gledhill boiler which supplies domestic hot water, and concealed Vent Axia heat exchange unit.
UPVC triple-glazed door with matching side-panels opens onto a very pleasant patio area, onto which it is possible to put a small bistro-style garden set. There is a focal point contemporary-styled fireplace featuring real slate hearth and electric ‘log effect’ fire. A panelled door leads to the kitchen.
Having a triple-glazed Georgian-pained electronically operated window, cream shaker-style fitted wall and base units, contrasting laminate wood-effect worktops with matching upstands, and stainless steel inset sink. Integrated appliances include a Neff four-ringed hob with matching glazed splash-back and stainless-steel chimney extractor hood over, high-level single Neff oven, concealed fridge and freezer. Ceiling spot light and under-cupboard spot lights. Plank-effect flooring.
A lovely well-proportioned double bedroom. Triple-glazed Georgian-pained window, built-in wardrobe with hanging rails, shelving and mirror-fronted sliding doors.
Modern white suite comprising: close-coupled WC, vanity wash-hand basin with fitted furniture surround including storage below and to the side; fitted mirror; shaver point and down lights over; walk-in level-access shower with thermostatically controlled shower. Fully tiled walls and wet-room vinyl flooring, electric heated towel rail, emergency pull-cord and ceiling spot light.
There are very pleasant landscaped communal gardens. Car parking may be available with a yearly permit at a charge of around £250 per annum. Internal doors are a generous width for easy access. Fully controllable room-by-room underfloor heating and an economic heat recovery (heat exchange) system utilising the hot air generated within the property and recirculating this back into the principle rooms
125 years from 1st Jan 2015
Annual Fee - £435
Annual Fee - £5971.56