Ravenshaw Court,

Ravenshaw Court, Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull

property description


Ravenshaw Court

Situated within the leafy village of Bentley Heath, Ravenshaw Court is a stunning development of 51 one and two bedroom apartments, thoughtfully designed exclusively for the over 70s. Ravenshaw Court is one of McCarthy & Stone's Retirement Living PLUS range (known previously as Assisted Living) and is facilitated to provide it's homeowners with extra care. An Estate 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 hour's domestic assistance per week; however additional hour's can be arranged by prior arrangement. There are a range of personal care packages to suit your requirements - provided by the Your Life Care & Management team. In addition to the 1 hour's domestic assistance included in your service charge, there are an assortment of bespoke packages on offer to suit the individual needs of each homeowner. These comprise: Domestic support, Ironing & Laundry, Shopping, Personal care, Medication, Companionship (please speak to the Property Consultant for further details and a breakdown of charges). Bentley Heath has plenty of green spaces on offer as well as stunning views across the Warwickshire countryside, yet is also in a convenient location for your local amenities with Dorridge village centre less than a mile away, providing a supermarket, convenience store, GP surgery and retailers. Exclusive features available at Ravenshaw Court include; a stylish homeowners' lounge, a table-service restaurant serving hot lunches daily, secluded gardens maintained for you all year round, a function room, and a guest suite. The Homeowners' lounge provides a great space to socialise with friends and family and, 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). With qualified staff on-site 24 hours a day, a 24-hour emergency call system and camera entry system in each apartment, you can rest assured in your new home. Public transport links are also strong in the area with Dorridge train station offering connection to Solihull in just 8 minutes, Warwick in 15 minutes and Stratford-upon-Avon in 30 minutes. The local bus service operates every half an hour to Dorridge, Knowle, Henley-in-Arden, Stratford-upon-Avon, Solihull and Birmingham - all from bus stops less than 300m from Ravenshaw Court. It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 70 years of age or over.

The Apartment

The apartment is very spacious with additional cloaks and second WC. Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances and well equipped wet-room. MUST BE VIEWED TO BE APPRECIATED

Entrance hall

A solid front door with spy hole and letter box. Ceiling light fitting. Security door entry speech module and emergency intercom. Walk-in storage cupboard. Door to cloakroom with WC, and wash hand basin,.Furhter doors lead to living room, bathroom and both bedrooms.

Living Room

A spacious room with feature fireplace and surround. Large double glazed french doors opens out to a large balcony with ample space for table and chairs. The balcony is fitted with an electronically controlled retractable awning, providing shelter from the elements. The balcony provides a good outlook over the communal gardens. The room has two ceiling light fittings. Sky+ TV point (subtraction fees may apply) and telephone point. Power points. Double doors lead to the separate kitchen.


The kitchen is fitted with a range of wall and base storage units. Fitted roll edge work surfaces with tiled splash back. Integrated fridge/freezer. Four ringed ceramic hob with chrome extractor hood above. Easy access oven with ample space for a microwave above. A stainless steel sink unit sits beneath a double glazed electronically operated window that looks out to the allotments

Bedroom One

Double bedroom which features a built in wardrobe with mirror fronted doors. Ceiling light point. TV and telephone point. A large double glazed window offers views over the allotments.

Bedroom Two

A generously sized second double bedroom. Double glazed window. Central ceiling light point. TV point and a range of power points.


A purpose built wet room, with slip resistant safety flooring, equipped with vanity unit with inset wash hand basin, fitted mirror and shaver point, WC, bath, level access shower, wall mounted heated towel rail and emergency pull-cord.


Part tiled and fitted with suite WC and wash hand basin - mirror above.

Service Charge (breakdown)

• 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, 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 Estate Manager.

Lease Length

125 years from 1st June 2015

Ground Rent

Annual fee - £510


  • Homeowners Lounge
  • Landscaped Gardens & Large Patio
  • Guest suite + Function room
  • On-site Restaurant
  • Lift to all floors
  • Domestic assistance (one hour per week included in the service charge, additional hours by arrangement)
  • Personal care packages available from the CQC registered YourLife team
  • Estate Manager
  • 24-hour on-site staffing

Property Consultant

Andy Smith, Property Consultant - West Midlands region

Andy Smith

0345 556 4120