Bygate Court,

Bygate Court, Chapel Lane, Whitley Bay

property description


Bygate Court

Bygate Court was built by McCarthy & Stone purpose built for 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 Monday - Friday to take care of things and make you feel at home. 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, family and other homeowners. 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). The development benefits from landscaped gardens, a laundry room and mobility scooter store.

Local Area

Bygate Court is situated in Monkseaton, just outside the popular seaside town of Whitley Bay. The development is conveniently situated next door to Monkseaton Clinic, within a 100 yards of a convenience shop and Monkseaton's shops, pubs and amenities. The town of Whitley Bay is within one mile and has a greater variety of amenities. Whitley Bay's magnificent golden sands, the Spanish City Dome, dining and leisure centre, arcades, cafes and shops have been ever popular with families for decades. Getting around couldn't be easier, Tyne & Wear Metro operates from Whitley Bay station and provides a regular service throughout the Metro network including a stop at Monkseaton which is approximately 650m away. Bus stops can be found close to Bygate Court on Front Street, providing local services, together with connecting routes to Newcastle city centre, Newcastle International Airport and Gateshead.

Entrance Hall

Your front door with spy hole and letter box leads to the spacious entrance hall - illuminated light switches, a smoke detector, the apartment's security door entry system and the 24-hour Appello emergency response pull cord system are situated in the hall.
There is a door to a walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard and further doors lead to the lounge, two bedrooms and shower room.

Living room

This delightful dual aspect lounge benefits from a door opening onto a Juliet balcony which overlooks the development. There is ample space for dining and a feature electric fire and stone effect surround which creates an attractive focal point to the room. There are TV and telephone points and a Sky/Sky+ connection point, two ceiling lights, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets. The Kitchen is open to the living room but separated by a raised wall.


Full fitted with a range of wood effect wall and eye level cupboards and drawers with a granite effect roll top work surface over. Inset Stainless Steel sink and drainer unit with mono lever tap. Appliances include a raised level oven, induction hob with cooker hood over and integral fridge freezer. Freestanding appliances include a dishwasher and washer-drier. Tiled flooring, tiled splash-backs, under-counter lighting and central ceiling spot light.

Bedroom One

Double bedroom with window overlooking the development, double wardrobe with mirror fronted sliding doors. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets, central ceiling lights and TV and phone points. Door to the en-suite


Fully tiled shower room with window and walk-in shower cubicle with glass shower screen, adjustable showerhead and hand rail. WC, vanity unit with inset wash basin with mirror, light and shaving point above and separate wall mounted vanity cupboard. Heated towel rail, extractor fan and emergency pull-cord.

Bedroom Two

Generous sized second bedroom which could, alternatively be used for dining or a study, if required. Window, fitted carpets, TV and telephone points, raised electric power sockets and ceiling light.

Shower room

Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising of walk-in shower with adjustable shower head and hand rails, WC and wash basin with window above. Electric towel rail, extractor fan and emergency pull-cord.

Parking Permit Scheme

Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is £250 per annum and spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability.

Service Charge (Breakdown)

• House Manager
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Underfloor heating in apartment
• 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.

Service charge: £3,805.80 pa (for financial year ending 04/23)

Lease Information

Lease Length: 125 years from 2012
Ground rent: £495 per annum
Managed by: McCarthy Stone Management Services
It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 60 years or over.


  • Unique apartment layout within Bygate Court
  • Dual aspect living room
  • Within 100 yards of Monkseaton Shops and Amenities and bus stops
  • Monkseaton Metro Station approx. 650m away and Whitley Bay Town Centre approx. 1 mile
  • Lifts to all floors
  • House Manager
  • Communal Lounge
  • Guest Suite for visitors
  • Laundry room and Mobility Scooter Store
  • 24-hour careline and security door entry system

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120