Swinden Court

Trinity Road, Darlington

property description


Swinden Court

This modern development offers a collection of 22 stylish one bedroom apartments and 12 spacious two bedroom apartments exclusively for those over the age of 60.

Located in the historic market town of Darlington our modern Retirement Living development is the ideal option for those seeking accommodation in the beautiful area of County Durham. Situated in the prestigious West End, close to the town centre, this is the perfect choice for your retirement. The bustling town centre with its extensive range of shops, eateries and other amenities is just half a mile away and leafy Stanhope Park is right on your doorstep.

Fully equipped and finished to a high standard, this second floor apartment is the perfect base for you to enjoy an independent and active retirement. The development features excellent security systems including 24-hour emergency calls and a dedicated House Manager, which are sure to offer peace of mind.

Residents will benefit from a social lounge, where you can relax and catch up with friends, as well as a guest suite that's perfect for visitors. Outside, you'll discover beautifully maintained gardens and plenty of greenery, along with car parking facilities.

Local area

A small and ancient market town located on the River Skerne, Darlington is known for being the birthplace of the world's railways and was the terminus of the first ever passenger line. Providing a solid base from which to explore the moors and dales as well as the rugged Pennine Way, it is perfect for nature lovers and offers residents the chance to view many natural beauty spots.

Historically the town contains some of the most important Early English churches in the north of the country - including the 12th Century St. Cuthbert's - and you can still see ancient styles in the architecture which was influenced by the local Quaker families and the wider Victorian era.
Darlington also hosts a weekly outdoor market and a thriving indoor market which is found beneath the town clock on Prebend Row - also home to the Cornmill Shopping Centre which provides the main retail opportunities for the town.

The local market square is also one of the biggest in the country and there are plenty of modern activities for residents to enjoy, including sport, leisure, entertainment and dining.


The apartment is entered through the front door which has a spy hole and letter box, into the spacious entrance hallway. The 24-hour Tunstall emergency response system, Illuminated light switches and smoke detector are situated in the hall area of this open plan apartment. There are doors to the walk in storage cupboard/airing cupboard (housing the hot water tank). All other doors lead to the open plan lounge diner/kitchen, both bedrooms and shower room.

Open Plan Lounge Diner/Kitchen

A spacious and modern open plan living space with feature double glazed French doors opening to the Juliet style balcony. Ample space for dining. Fully fitted kitchen area comprising modern floor and wall mounted units, with complimentary worktops. The stainless steel sink with mono lever tap and drainer, sits beneath a double glazed window. Integrated appliances include an easy access oven, fridge-freezer and ceramic hob with extractor hood over. Ceiling lights, power points, TV/Satellite aerial point, telephone point.

Bedroom One

A bright and airy bedroom with ceiling lights, TV and phone point and ample power points. The bedroom benefits from a walk in wardrobe providing useful storage with shelving and hanging rails.

Bedroom Two

A second bright and airy bedroom with ceiling lights, TV and phone point and ample power points. Could alternatively be used as a separate dining room or office. The bedroom benefits from a walk in wardrobe providing useful storage.

Shower Room

Modern tiled shower room with a shower cubicle with thermostatic control and glass screen. WC, vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and mirror above. Shaving point, electric heated towel rail and extractor fan.

Designated Car Parking

There is a designated car parking space included in the sale of this apartment which was purchased at an additional cost of £2,499 and is included in the deeds.

Service charge

•Cleaning of communal windows
•Water rates for communal areas and apartments
•Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
•Window Cleaning (outside only)
•24-hour emergency call system
•Upkeep of gardens and grounds
•Camera door-entry system
•Intruder-alarm system
•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. To find out more about the service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.

Leasehold information

Lease Length: 999 Years from June 2018
Ground rent: £495 per annum
Managed by: McCarthy and Stone Management Services


  • Two bedroom corner apartment
  • Designated car parking space included
  • House Manager
  • Residents lounge
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Part exchange available
  • Close to local amenities, Stanhope Park
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Select over 60's retirement development
  • Please call McCarthy and Stone Resales to make an appointment 0345 5564104

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120