Magpie Court

Magpie Court, High Street, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3FS

property description



Constructed as recently as 2018 Magpie Court is a stunning development by multi award-winning retirement specialist McCarthy and Stone. A ‘Retirement Living Plus’ development designed for independent living for those aged over 70 years. Magpie Court offers the peace-of-mind provided by the day-to-day support of our Estate Manager and staff who oversee the smooth running of the development. The development enjoys fantastic communal facilities including a beautiful homeowner’s lounge, bistro with a fantastic, varied and inexpensive menu, laundry, scooter store and landscaped gardens.

Homeowners also benefit from extensive domestic and care packages being available to suit individual needs and budgets, one hour of domiciliary care per week is included in the service charge. All apartments are equipped with a 24-hour emergency call facility and sophisticated intercom system providing both a visual and verbal link to the main development entrance.

There is also the excellent guest suite widely used by visiting family and friends for which a small charge of £25 per night (due to covid-19 the first night charge is currently £55 to cover additional cleaning) applies. It is easy to make new friends and to lead a busy and fulfilled life at Magpie Court; there will be a growing list of regular activities to choose from. Often these may include; coffee mornings, film nights, exercise classes, gardening club, games and card evenings, cheese and wine evenings, guest speakers and occasional trips. Whilst there is something for everyone there is certainly no obligation to participate and home owners can ‘dip in and out’ of activities as they wish.

Magpie Court boasts an enviable High Street location in this sought-after suburb of Bristol the development is just 0.2 miles from Magpie Bottom Nature Reserve, which has peaceful woodlands, parks and streams. It’s perfect for a leisurely walk. The High Street is 0.5 miles away where you’ll find bakeries, supermarkets, banks and a Post Office., pubs and restaurants. Only 0.6 miles away, you can also find Hanham Library and the local Community Centre, which holds regular events and activities.

Entrance Hallway

Having a solid Oak-veneered entrance door with spy-hole, security intercom system that provides both a visual (via the home-owner’s TV) and verbal link to the main development entrance door. Emergency pull cord, useful walk-in boiler cupboard with light, shelving and housing the Gledhill boiler supplying hot water, concealed heat exchange system for economic heat recovery. Doors lead to the living room, bedroom and shower room.

Living Room

A beautifully presented and very welcoming room with a French door opening onto the balcony, with a pleasant elevated outlook over the development gardens. A feature glazed panelled door leads to the kitchen. This particularly spacious lounge has the added benefit of a very useful separate office nook off the lounge area. The lounge includes two built in dresser style units.


Excellent contemporary styled fitted kitchen with soft-white units having contrasting laminate worktops and matching up-stands incorporating an inset sink unit. Integrated appliances comprise; a halogen hob with stainless steel chimney extractor hood over and modern glass splashback, waist-level oven, and concealed fridge and freezer. Concealed under-unit lighting, ceiling spot light fitting and non-slip tiled floor.

Double Bedroom

A lovely well-proportioned double bedroom, with a walk-in wardrobe, housing hanging rails and shelving. Double glazed window allowing ample natural light. The vendor advises that the, nearly new, electrically adjustable bed could be negotiated as part of the sale.

Shower Room

Modern white suite comprising; a back-to-the-wall WC with concealed cistern, vanity wash-basin with fitted unit below and heated mirror having integrated light over, walk-in level access shower. Heated ladder radiator, emergency pull cord, extensively tiled walls, non-slip tiled flooring.

Service Charge (breakdown)

• One hour domestic assistance each week
• Cleaning of communal windows and exterior of apartment 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
• Estates Manager

The service charge does not cover external costs for the apartments such as Council Tax, Electricity and TV.

Service charge: £8,004.56 pa (for financial year ending 10/22)

Lease Information

Lease Length: 999 years from 2018.
Ground Rent: £435 pa.


  • LUXURY second floor apartment
  • LARGER than average layout with OFFICE NOOK
  • Superb lounge with FITTED DRESSERS
  • Stunning COMMUNAL facilities
  • BISTRO serving lunch and snack
  • 24-HOUR CARELINE system for added PEACE OF MIND
  • GUEST SUITE for visiting family and friends
  • Communal Lounge where SOCIAL EVENTS take place

Property Consultant

Stephen Hobday, Property Consultant - South West region

Stephen Hobday

0345 556 4120