Mandeville Court,

Mandeville Court, 261 Darkes Lane, Potters Bar

property description


Mandeville Court

Mandeville Court in Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, is just 18 miles north of central London. Being just half a mile from the main line train station should satisfy those who enjoy a day trip into the city. Potters Bar itself benefits from an array of shops and amenities, including a swimming pool and leisure centre, a tennis club, cricket club and golf course. Mandeville Court is one of McCarthy & Stones Retirement Living PLUS range (formally Assisted Living) and is facilitated to provide it's homeowners' with extra care. An Estates Manager is on hand to manage the day to day running of the development and attend to any queries you may have. Within the service charge homeowners are allocated 1 hours domestic assistance per week, however, additional hours can be arranged by prior appointment. There are a range of personal care packages to suit your requirements - these are provided by the onsite CQC registered care team. For your reassurance the development has 24-Hour on-site staffing, secure camera entry systems and 24-Hour emergency call system provided by a personal pendant with static call points in bathroom and main bedroom. The development has a homeowners' lounge which is a superb venue for socialising 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) which has an en-suite shower room, tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. For added convenience there is an onsite waitress service restaurant with freshly cooked meals provided everyday. It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 70 years of age or over.

Retirement Living PLUS

Retirement Living PLUS gives you all the benefits of Retirement Living, with optional extra help available. The development has staff on-site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This is ideal if you want to continue living independently, but with the peace of mind of knowing you can benefit from tailor-made care and a support package if you want to. Homeowners also benefit from some domestic support each week, the cost of which is covered in your service charge. You decide which chores – such as cleaning, grocery shopping and running errands – you want the care team to take care of. This will leave you with more free time to socialise and enjoy the finer things in life, such as art classes and leisurely walks in our fabulous landscaped gardens.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall. The 24-hour Tunstall emergency response module is situated in the hall. Door to a walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard. Smoke detector. Security door entry system with intercom. Doors lead to both bedrooms, living room, and wet room.

Living Room

A generously sized living room with a feature fire place, and a large double glazed patio door giving access to a walk out balcony. There are two ceiling light fittings, a range of power sockets, and a TV and telephone point. Part glazed double doors opening to the kitchen.


This modern fitted kitchen with tiled floor comprises; stainless steel sink unit with drainer; dual aspect double glazed window; built-in oven with easy access side opening door; ceramic hob with chrome extractor hood over; integrated fridge and freezer. Ceiling spot lighting.

Master Bedroom

The master double bedroom is complimented by a large double glazed window. For convenience there is direct access to the wet room. Central ceiling light fitting. TV, telephone, and power sockets. Door to walk in wardrobe.

Wet Room

A very practical purpose built fully tiled wet room comprising; WC; vanity unit wash hand basin with inset wash hand basin; walk in shower with seat, grab rail, and shower curtain; heated towel rail; emergency pull cord.

Second Bedroom

A good sized second double bedroom with double glazed window. Two ceiling light fittings. TV and power points. Emergency pull-cord.

Service Charge (breakdown)

Parking Permit Scheme (subject to availability)

• 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 Estates Manager, your water rates, our 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. To find out more about the service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.

Ground Rent

Annual fee - £510

Lease Length

125 years from the 1st Jan 2014


  • Homeowners' lounge & Function room with Wi-Fi
  • Guest suite & Laundry room
  • Table service restaurant
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Mobility scooter charging room
  • Estates manager & 24-Hour on-site staffing
  • Domestic assistance (1 hour included in service charge, additional hours by arrangement)
  • Personal care packages available from onsite CQC registered care agency
  • 24-Hour emergency call systems
  • To arrange an appointment to view telephone 0345 5564104

Property Consultant

Brett Hughes, Property Consultant - Midlands

Brett Hughes

01202 362491