Constance Place, set in Knebworth, is a McCarthy & Stone development which offers easy access to many surrounding areas of interest including Stevenage, Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead, Cambridge and Bedford. Plenty of local amenities are also conveniently close to the development – so you can enjoy carefree independence in your retirement. Homeowners will also benefit from one of England’s most beloved stately homes, Knebworth House, and beautiful gardens open for visitors all year round. Constance Place, comprising 26 one and two bedroom apartments, has been been designed and constructed for modern living. The apartments boast underfloor heating throughout, Sky connection points in living rooms, walk in wardrobes in main bedroom and French balconies to selected apartments. The dedicated House Manager is on site during their working hours to take care of the running of the development and make you feel at home. There's no need to worry about the burden of maintenance costs as the service charge covers the cost of all external maintenance, gardening and landscaping, external window cleaning, buildings insurance, water rates and security systems. All energy costs of the homeowners lounge and other communal areas are also covered in the service charge. For your peace of mind the development has camera door entry and 24-hour emergency call systems, should you require assistance. The Homeowners' lounge provides a great space to socialise with friends and family. If your guests have travelled from afar, they can extend their stay by booking into the development Guest Suite (usually for a fee of £25 per night - subject to availability). It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 60 years or over.
The development benefits from having having a very active and welcoming group of homeowners who, between themselves, arrange a wide range of social activities such as craft days and film nights. As a community, homeowners also take regular theatre trips into London as well as other day trips.
Front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall where the 24-hour Tunstall emergency call system is situated. From the hallway there is a door to a walk-in utility cupboard where a plumbed in washer/dryer is situated (this will be included in the sale price). Ceiling light point and smoke detector. Security door entry system with intercom. Doors lead to the bedroom, living room, and shower room.
A well-proportioned lounge with Juliette balcony. TV and telephone points, Sky/Sky+ connection point. Two ceiling lights. Electric power sockets. Part glazed doors lead onto a separate kitchen.
Modern fitted kitchen with a range of high gloss base and eye level storage units. UPVC double glazed window sits in front stainless steel sink with mono lever tap and drainer. Mid level built in oven and matching microwave above. Ceramic hob with chrome splash back and matching cooker hood. Integral fridge freezer.
Double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe housing rails and shelving. Ceiling lights, TV and phone point.
A modern shower room with level access shower, fitted glass screen and grab rails. WC with concealed cistern. Wash hand basin and fitted mirror with built in light.
• 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, the 24-hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is usually £250 per annum, but may vary by development. Permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability
999 years from 1st Jan 2016
Annual fee -£425