Austen Place is a purpose built Retirement Living Plus development built by McCarthy & Stone, 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. The apartment comprises of a fully fitted kitchen, fitted and tiled shower room, spacious bedroom and lounge. 24 hour emergency call system.
Communal facilities include a Club lounge where social events and activities take place, a function room, a wellbeing suite and landscaped gardens. There are fully equipped laundry rooms and a restaurant which is table service and serves freshly prepared meals daily. 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.
One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge at Austen Place 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.
Austen Place is situated a stone's throw from a Sainsbury's supermarket and a short walk from the high street, which offers a wealth of local amenities to choose from.
Front door with spyhole leads to the entrance hall, the 24 hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system is in place. Illuminated light switches and smoke detector. From the hallway there is a door to a large walk in storage and airing cupboard. Doors lead to the bedrooms, living room, shower room and WC.
A very well presented and spacious double aspect living/dining room benefitting from a glazed patio door with windows to side opening onto a large balcony with external lighting and Southerly views over the landscaped gardens. Two further full length windows allowing plenty of natural light. Feature fire surround with an electric coal effect fire. Two ceiling light points, power points. TV & telephone points. Partially glazed door leads onto a separate kitchen.
Fully fitted modern style kitchen with modern cupboard doors and co-ordinating work surfaces. Contemporary ceiling lights. Stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap. There is an integrated fridge/freezer and a fitted Bosch electric oven. There is also a fitted Bosch electric ceramic hob with a steel Bosch extractor over and splashback. Electrically operated window.
A large double bedroom with door to walk-in wardrobe with shelving and hanging rails. TV and phone point and ceiling lights, full length window with a Southerly aspect over the landscaped gardens.
A very spacious second bedroom with TV and phone points and ceiling lights. Full length window with a Southerly aspect over the landscaped gardens.
Modern suite comprising of; close-coupled WC, vanity wash-hand basin with fitted furniture surround including storage below, illuminated mirror cabinet with integrated shaver point and down lights over, walk-in level access shower with thermostatically controlled shower. fully tiled walls and wet room vinyl flooring, electric heated towel rail, emergency pull cord and ceiling spot light.
Tiled and fitted with suite comprising low level WC, ladder style heated towel rail, wash hand basin and mirror above.
• 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
One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge
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, our 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas and all external window cleaning, exterior property maintenance and gardening. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or Estates Manager.
Service Charge: £9,541.30 pa (for financial year ending 30/06/2022)
Lease Length: 999 years from 2018
Ground Rent: £510 pa
Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is £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.