Emerson Court

Emerson Court, Carmel Road North, Darlington, County Durham, DL3 8LB

property description



Emerson Court was built in 2017 by McCarthy & Stone purpose built for retirement lifestyle and independent living. The development consists of 36 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments for the over 55's. There are established communal gardens and a communal lounge for socialising.

Local Area

Emerson Court is situated in its own grounds in the leafy surroundings of Darlington’s sought after West-End. There is easy access to historic Darlington, noted for its markets and pedestrianized town centre which offers high-end boutiques, restaurants, local shops, banking and everyday amenities. There are golf clubs and health spas in the area. Venturing further afield are Barnard Castle, Durham, Northallerton and Richmond; the Yorkshire Dales and English Lake District being only one hour by road. The nearby A1 provides fast road links to the north and south.
Darlington's East Coast mainline connects with Newcastle, Edinburgh, York and London. Cross country services link with Birmingham, Bristol and as far as Penzance. Changing at York connects with Hull, Leeds, Manchester and Liverpool.

Entrance Hall

The second floor apartment can be accessed by lift or stairs. The front door with letterbox and spy hole leads to the spacious L shaped entrance hall with smoke detector and electric underfloor heating. From the hallway there are two good size walk in cupboards - one shelved, the other containing the water heating, air re-circulation systems (providing clean air through ducting to all rooms) and plumbing for a washer/dryer. Doors lead to the lounge, bedroom and bathroom.


A bright and spacious lounge benefitting from two full length double glazed windows on a separate elevation and double glazed patio doors opening onto a walk on balcony with two full length double glazed windows either side of the doors. A light oak feature fire surround and Dimplex electric fire supplement the thermostatically controlled electric (dry system) underfloor heating.
Two ceiling lights, five raised double electric sockets, TV point and telephone point, the 24 hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system and entrance intercom with TV viewing. Partially glazed door leads onto the separate kitchen.


Double glazed window and ceramic tiled floor, underfloor heating. A well equipped kitchen with a range of eye level and floor units in gloss white finish with matt grey worktops. Inset double stainless steel sink and drainer with chrome mono block lever tap.
Built in units consist of an eye level Hotpoint combination microwave and Bosch components consisting of a raised oven, ceramic hob, extractor hood, integral fridge/freezer and dishwasher.


A large and spacious bedroom with double glazed windows to two elevations. underfloor heating, two light fittings, four raised double sockets, TV point, telephone point.
Separate walk in wardrobe with fitted drawers, shelving, hanging space. Light fitting.


Originally a double walk in tiled shower cubicle, ceramic tray and overhead thermostatic shower. This has been converted to a modern German cast alloy enameled bath. However, reinstatement to a double walk in shower cubicle would be a relatively simple conversion as the tray, tiling and thermostatic shower unit remain in situ. Plate glass doors and tracking are also available to re-fit. Planning permission has already been granted for any reinstatement.
A Roca sink and mono mixer tap and Roca WC, set in vanity units. Ceramic tiled floor, underfloor heating, illuminated over sink mirror, heated towel rail, emergency pull cord.

Service Charge

• Employment of part time Concierge
• Water and sewerage charges for communal areas and for each apartment i.e no individual water bills.
• Electricity charges for heating, lighting and power to all internal and external communal areas.
• 365 day 24 hour emergency call system. Fire detection systems. Lift maintenance.
• Repairs and maintenance of all internal and external communal areas.
• External window cleaning.
• Upkeep of grounds and gardens.
• Buildings insurance. (Homeowners responsible for contents insurance only).
• Contingency fund including internal and external redecoration of communal areas.
NOT included; ground rent, parking bay, council tax (band C), apartment electricity, TV licence.

Car Parking Permit Scheme

Parking is by allocated space. The fee is £250 per annum. Additional spaces are available for visitors.


  • Price substantially reduced for a quick sale
  • Exclusive over 55's retirement development
  • Sought after West End location
  • Spacious - over 740 sq feet!
  • Balcony with views
  • Council tax band C
  • Immaculately presented
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Part exchange available

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North England and Scotland

Kristy Bishop

01202 362495