Henshaw Court is a McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living development made up of 43 one and two bedroom apartments specifically designed for the over 60's for sole occupancy, or 60/55 for joint occupancy (where one partner is at least 60 and the other at least 55). The development sits on Chester Road, in Castle Bromwich. The development has a dedicated House Manager on site during the day to take care of the running of the development during their working hours.
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 (homeowners are responsible for maintenance costs within their apartment). Henshaw Court has two reading rooms placed on the first and second floor (served by a lift) with balconies to both. All energy costs of the laundry room, homeowners lounge and other communal areas are also covered in the service charge. For your peace of mind the development has CCTV 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) which has an en-suite shower room, tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 60 years or of age or over.
The development has a wonderful friendly community feel, reflected by the homeowners lounge and spectacular gardens. It’s so easy to make new friends and to lead a busy and fulfilled life at Henshaw Court; there are always plenty of regular coffee morning and social afternoons. 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.
A solid wood front door with spy hole and letter box opens into the spacious hallway. There are doors to the living room, bedroom, the shower room and storage cupboard.
Very good sized living room with a large double glazed window boasting panoramic view. There's a TV point with Sky+ connectivity (subscription fees may apply). Telephone point. Power points. Two ceiling light fittings. A part glazed door off the lounge leads into a separate kitchen.
A very modern and well presented fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances, tiled floor and splash back. Integrated fridge and freezer. Built in Hotpoint oven with side opening door, with plenty of space for a microwave in the alcove above. Four ringed induction hob with extractor hood over. The stainless steel sink, with drainer and mixer tap, sits beneath a double glazed window with blinds. There are a range of base and wall units.
A neutrally decorated double bedroom with a large double glazed window. TV and telephone points. A range of power sockets. Built in mirrored sliding door wardrobe. Ceiling light fitting.
This fully tiled modern fitted suite comprises; walk in level access shower with grab rails, WC, vanity unit wash hand basin with storage below and a fitted mirror above. Wall mounted 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. To find out more about the service charges please 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.
125 years from 1st June 2013
Annual fee - £425