EARLY VIEWING STRONGLY ADVISED. This fine one bed apartment is located on the much-favoured South side of the development with a good-sized balcony overlooking the splendid gardens and ornamental pond. Positioned on the second (top) floor it is just a short walk from the lift service providing access to the fantastic facilities of Ellisfields Court. Full of light and a sense of space this is a lovely home that has a very pleasant 'homely' ambiance. A super living room opens onto the good-sized balcony . There is a well fitted kitchen complete with integrated appliances, an excellent double bedroom and a modern wet room with a level access shower. The whole presented in very good order throughout.
Constructed in mid 2014 by renowned retirement home specialists McCarthy and Stone, Ellisfields Court consistently continues to be one our most sought-after developments and it is not difficult to understand why; a quiet backwater location yet within short easy access to the Town Centre. Beautiful landscaped gardens with pond that backs directly onto Taunton Deane Cricket ground with Vivary Park next door. This is a ‘Retirement Living Plus’ development providing a lifestyle living opportunity for the over 70’s and designed specifically for independent living with the peace-of-mind provided by the day-to-day support of our excellent staff and Estate Manager who will oversee the smooth running of the development. Homeowners benefit from an hour of free 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 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.
There are plenty of regular activities to choose from including; an art group, fitness classes, coffee mornings, games and quiz nights, themed events and occasional organised trips to the theatre, coast and country. 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.
The property enjoys excellent communal facilities including a Homeowners lounge, restaurant with a fantastic, varied daily table-service lunch, laundry, scooter store and landscaped gardens. There is direct access from the development leading to Vivary Park serving as a short cut to town.
With a solid Oak-veneered 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, large walk-in store/airing cupboard with light, shelving, Gledhill boiler supplying domestic hot water and concealed Vent Axia system.
A pleasant and welcoming room where the eye immediately draws you to the French door and excellent balcony where the fabulous outlook across the development gardens and to the mature trees and cricket ground beyond can be enjoyed. There is ample space for a smaller dining table (in this case located to the rear of the room). There is a focal point fireplace with an electric ‘coal-effect’ fire, and feature glazed panelled double door leading to the kitchen.
A good-sized Balcony with ample space for a Bistro style table, chairs and potted plants. Glazed balustrade and outside light. This is a sunny South-Westerly aspect that overlooks the well-tended gardens of the development and within earshot of the running water in the ornamental pond. an electrically operated awning provides respite from the sun during the hottest of summer days.
With a triple-glazed electronically operated window enjoying a pleasant outlook. Excellent range of 'Maple' effect fitted units with contrasting laminate worktops and incorporating a stainless steel inset sink unit. Integrated appliances comprise; a four-ringed hob with stainless steel chimney extractor hood over, waist-level oven and concealed fridge and freezer. Ceiling spot light fitting, extensively tiled walls and tiled floor.
A lovely well-proportioned double bedroom of an interesting shape with a deep and useful recess and having a triple-glazed window with a pleasant garden view, walk-in wardrobe with auto-light, hanging rails and shelving.
Modern white suite comprising; close-coupled WC, vanity wash basin set into a fitted furniture surround with cupboards and drawer units below and to the side and a fitted mirror with down lights over, shaver point, walk-in level access shower, fully tiled walls and wet room vinyl flooring, electric heated towel rail, emergency pull cord and ceiling spot light.
GENERAL: There are communal landscaped gardens with a, predominantly South-Westerly aspect. Car parking is available with a yearly permit at a charge of around £250 per annum. Internal doors are quality Oak veneered. In addition to the excellent underfloor heating there is an economic heat recovery (heat exchange) system utilising the hot air generated within the property and recirculating this back into the principle rooms.
• 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 and all external window cleaning, exterior property maintenance and gardening. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.
Ground Rent £435 Year Ending 30/09/19
Lease 125Years from 2014