Barnes Wallis Court

Barnes Wallis Court, Charles Briggs Avenue, Howden, Goole

property description


Barnes Wallis Court was built by McCarthy & Stone has been designed and constructed for modern retirement living. The development consists of 38 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments for the over 60s. The dedicated House Manager is on site during working hours to take care of things 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 laundry room, 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.

Local Area

Barnes Wallis Court is situated in a small Market Town located 17 miles south of York, set in the East Riding of Yorkshire. The quaint Market Place boasts a selection of specialty shops, cafes and coaching inns. There is also a Library which is also home to the Shire Hall, which hosts many local events and functions. There are two supermarkets and a selection of local traders which includes a bakers and butcher. The rail station which is located in North Howden which is 1&1/5 miles from Howden provides direct transport links to Hull, Selby, London and Leeds there is also regular bus service connecting Howden to the surrounding towns and villages.


This spacious lounge with ample room for dining has the benefit of French windows with a Juliette style balcony overlooking gardens. There is a feature electric coal effect fire with surround which acts as an attractive focal point. TV and telephone points. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets. Partially double glazed doors lead onto a separate kitchen.


Fully tiled and fitted kitchen with a range of modern low and eye level units and drawers with a roll top work surface. Stainless steel sink with mono lever tap and drainer with UPVC double glazed window. Integrated oven with four ring ceramic hob and extractor over and integrated fridge freezer


Double bedroom with fitted mirror fronted wardrobe. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets, TV and phone point.

Shower Room

Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising of level access shower with glass screen and hand rail. Low level WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above. Shaving point, heated chrome effect hand towel radiator.

Service Charge

• 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.

Car Parking Permit Scheme- subject to availability

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 2013

Ground Rent

£425 pa


  • Friendly Community
  • 24-hour Careline
  • House Manager on-site
  • Residents communal lounge and Guest Suite
  • within 100 yards of Howden Town Centre
  • Located opposite a local convenience store
  • Laundry room
  • Lift to all floors
  • Mobility scooter store
  • Camera door entry system

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120