The Dairy is a Retirement Living Plus development built by McCarthy & Stone in 2017, designed specifically for the over 70s, for those who wish to enjoy independent living but may need some extra care and support. There is an Estate Manager who leads the team and oversees the development. Each apartment has a fully fitted kitchen, underfloor heating, fitted and tiled shower room with level access shower and a 24 hour emergency call system.
Communal facilities include a homeowners lounge where social events and activities take place, a function room and landscaped gardens. There is a bistro/restaurant which is table service and serves freshly prepared meals daily, a fully equipped laundry room and a well-being suite. If your guests wish to stay, there is guest suite accommodation which can be booked (fees apply). There is a 24 hour emergency call system provided by a personal pendant and call points in your bedroom and bathroom as well as onsite management 24 hours a day.
Two hours of domestic support per week is included in the service charge at The Dairy with additional services including care and support available at an extra charge. However, this can be from as little as 15 minutes per session which can be increased or decreased to suit your needs.
The Dairy is ideally situated on St John's Road in Tunbridge Wells with a range of cafes and supermarkets on the doorstep. Its conveniently located close to a bus stop and a short bus ride into the bustling town centre offering a range of amenities and activities to enjoy as well as plenty of green space provided by the many local parks in the area. Royal Tunbridge Wells provides an excellent location for an active and independent retirement. The town centre offers an exclusive range of boutique shops and high street stores, as well as a variety of eateries and entertainment, there is a bowls green, a museum and an art gallery and you can even catch a show at the Assembly Hall.
Royal Tunbridge Wells also benefits from excellent transport links to surrounding towns and cities via rail and road. The railway station has trains running directly to Charing Cross and London Bridge which takes approximately one hour.
Front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall - the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system is situated in the hall. From the hallway there is a large walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard. Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom located in the hall. Doors lead to the bedrooms, living room, shower room and separate WC.
A spacious well-proportioned double aspect living/dining room benefitting from floor to ceiling windows allowing plenty of natural light. TV and telephone points, Sky/Sky+ connection point. Two ceiling lights. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets. Partially glazed door leads 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. Electrically operated UPVC double glazed window. Stainless steel sink with mono lever tap and drainer. Eye level oven, microwave oven, ceramic hob, cooker hood and integral fridge freezer.
A spacious double bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe housing rails and shelving. Ceiling lights, TV and phone point, floor to ceiling windows.
A good size second double bedroom, raised power sockets, TV and telephone points, ceiling lights, floor to ceiling windows.
Part tiled and fitted with suite comprising of low level access shower, low level WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above. Shaving point, electric heater and extractor fan.
Fully tiled floor and walls, WC, Pedestal wash hand basin, Mirror.
• 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, the 24-hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.
Service charge: £11,722.74 pa. (for financial year end 30/06/2022)
Lease 999 Years from 2017
Ground Rent £435 p.a.