Ravenshaw Court

Ravenshaw Court, Four Ashes Road, Bentley Heath, Solihull, West Midlands, B93 8NA

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 licensed 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.

Entrance hallway

The secure first floor apartment, is peacefully situated towards the rear of the development away from Four Ashes road and is accessed by both stairs and a lift. Leaving the apartment is via solid oak door with spy hole, letter box, and which leads in to a spacious hallway. Security door entry speech module and emergency intercom. In the hall are two good size walk in storage cupboards off the hallway with one housing the hot water tank. Further doors lead to the lounge, bedroom and bathroom.

Living room

A generously sized living room complimented with French doors to walk out balcony with fantastic outlook overlooking the mature gardens. The balcony is West facing and is warmed by afternoon and evening sunshine. There is a separate area for dining. Feature fireplace with inset electric fire, two ceiling light fittings. TV point and telephone point. Power points. Oak effect door with part glazed double wooden doors lead to the kitchen.


Modern fitted kitchen 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 mid level oven, with space above for a microwave. The stainless steel sink unit sits beneath a double glazed window which provides views across the communal gardens.


Double bedroom with built in mirror fronted wardrobe. Ceiling light fitting. TV and telephone point. Double glazed window overlooking gardens. Emergency pull-cord.


A fully tiled purpose built wet room comprising; level access shower unit with shower curtain, grab rails, low level bath, wall mounted WC with concealed cistern; vanity unit wash hand basin with fitted mirror and light above. Emergency pull-cord.

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 Estate 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 House Manager.

Service charge: £7,258.08 p.a (for financial year end 30/09/2022).

Parking Permit Scheme

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 details & Ground rent

125 years from 1st June 2015. Annual fee - £435


  • 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
  • To arrange an appointment to view telephone 0345 5564104

Property Consultant

Andy Smith, Property Consultant - West Midlands region

Andy Smith

0345 556 4120