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).
Barnes Wallis Court is situated approximately 100 meters from the small Market Town of Howden, located 17 miles south of York 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.
Front door with spy hole leads to the entrance hall where the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response system is situated, as well as Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, security door entry system and door to a walk-in utility/airing cupboard. Doors lead to the lounge, bedrooms, and bathroom.
This dual aspect spacious lounge has patio doors leading onto a walk out, south facing balcony and an additional side window. There is ample space for a dining table. An electric fire with feature surround provides an attractive focal point to the room. There are TV and telephone points, fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets and a central ceiling light. Partially glazed double doors lead into the separate kitchen.
This generously sized kitchen has space for a breakfast table and a range of modern low and eye level units and drawers with a granite effect roll top work surface. The Stainless steel sink with mono lever tap and drainer sits beneath one of two windows overlooking the front of the development and enjoying views of the Minster. Integrated appliances include a raised level electric Hotpoint oven and four ring electric hob with Stainless Steel chimney style extractor hood above and fridge and freezer.
Double bedroom with window overlooking the development. This room has the benefit of a walk-in wardrobe fully fitted with hanging rails and shelving. Fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets.
Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising of panelled bath with shower and glass screen and hand rail. WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above. Shaving point, heated chrome effect hand towel radiator and emergency pull-cord.
Double second bedroom which could be used for dining. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets and window overlooking the development.
Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising of level access shower with glass screen and hand rail. WC, wash basin and mirror above. Shaving point, heated chrome effect hand towel rail and 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, 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.
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.
Lease Length: 125 years from 2013
Ground rent: £495 per annum
Managed by: McCarthy and Stone Management Services
It is a condition of the purchase that the resident meets the minimum age requirement of 60+