Marden Court,

Grosvenor Drive, Whitley Bay

property description


Marden Court

Marden Court was built by McCarthy & Stone purpose built for retirement living. The development consists of 25 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments for the over 60s. The dedicated House Manager is on site during working hours 9.30am - 2.30pm, 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 is the hub of the development with many social activities taking place here and provides a great space to socialise with neighbours, 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). There is car parking on-site and spaces are allocated, subject to availability (please speak with the house manager to confirm availability).

Local Area

Marden Court is centrally located to Whitley Bay town centre being just 100 yards from the towns shops and amenities. Whitley Bay is a popular seaside town with bracing sea air, magnificent golden sands, The Spanish City Dome, dining and leisure centre, arcades, cafes and shops; Whitley Bay has remained 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. Bus stops can be found close to Marden Court on Whitley Road and Park View, providing local services, together with connecting routes to Newcastle city centre, Newcastle International Airport and Gateshead.

The apartment

This apartment is known as the penthouse as it is the only apartment located on the third floor, so is incredibly quiet and private, yet enjoys an elevated position to watch the world go by. As the apartment is positioned on the corner it benefits from both an easterly and southerly aspect making the entire apartment extremely bright and airy. For extra security; to access the apartment via the lift a unique code is required to reach the third floor or there is the benefit of a private staircase from an additional entrance door from the second floor.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall - the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system, illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom are situated in the hall. From the hallway there is a door to a walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard and separate coats cupboard. Further doors lead to the lounge, bedrooms and shower room.


Spacious dual aspect lounge with the benefit of two Juliet balconies and an additional side window making this room wonderfully bright and airy. There is a feature electric fire with stone effect surround which acts as an attractive focal point, and ample space for dining. There are TV and telephone points, two ceiling lights, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets. A Partially double glazed door leads into the separate kitchen.


Well equipped, fully fitted kitchen with tiled walls, cream ceramic flooring, under counter lighting and a range of low and eye level units and drawers with a granite effect worksurface and chrome handles. Stainless steel sink and drainer unit with mono lever tap sits beneath a double glazed easterly aspect window to the side of the development. Appliances include an eye level oven, ceramic hob with cooker hood over and integral fridge freezer.

Bedroom one

Spacious double bedroom with an easterly aspect. Door to walk-in wardrobe housing hanging rails and shelving. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets, central ceiling light and TV and phone points. Door into en-suite bathroom

En-suite bathroom

Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising of bath with electric shower over, glass shower screen and hand rail, WC and vanity unit with wash basin and mirror with shaver light above. Electric heated towel rail, extractor fan and emergency pull-cord.

Bedroom two

Generous sized second bedroom, with a southerly aspect, which could also be used as a dining room or study. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets, central ceiling light and TV and telephone points.

Shower room

Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising of a level access, walk-in shower with glass shower screen and a hand rail, WC and wash basin with mirror and shaving light above. Electric heated towel rail, extractor fan and emergency pull cord.

Service Charge (Breakdown)

• House Manager
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Underfloor heating
• 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. Find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.

Leasehold Information

Lease Length: 125 years from 2013
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.


  • Penthouse apartment with private code in lift to reach top floor
  • Two bedroom, two bathroom
  • South and easterly facing aspects with two Juliet balconies
  • Within 150 yards of Whitley Bay town centre
  • House Manager
  • Communal lounge
  • 24-hour careline and security door entry system
  • Guest suite for friends and family
  • Within half a mile of Whitley Bay Metro station, the Promenade and sea front
  • Part exchange scheme available

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120