Browning Court was built by McCarthy & Stone purpose built for retirement living. The development consists of 36 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments for the over 60s. For peace of mind, there is a House Manager on site and a 24-hour emergency call system provided via a personal pendant alarm and with call points in the bathroom.
The development includes a Homeowners' lounge, where resident's can socialise with friends, family and neighbours, a laundry room, mobility scooter charging points and landscaped gardens. There is also a guest suite for visitors who wish to stay (additional charges apply). A car parking – permit scheme applies, check with the House Manager for availability.
Browning Court is situated in the residential area of Fenham on the North West side of Newcastle and within two miles of the A1 Western Bypass. The site, accessed from Fenham Chase, is pleasantly set back from Fenham Hall Drive which provides ready access in to the centre of Newcastle. A regular bus service operates in to the City, with a bus stop immediately outside the development’s shoppers’ entrance on Fenham Hall Drive.
The development is approximately 150 yards of a bus stop and approximately 400 yards of shops and services including general purpose store, newsagents, doctors surgery, library and swimming pool. A wider range of shops can be found on Two Ball Lonnen, whilst Newcastle City Centre, is within 4 miles.
On the banks of the River Tyne, the vibrant City of Newcastle is a delightful mix of the historic and modern renowned for its excellent shopping facilities, attractive architecture and wide range of festivals and art events throughout the year. The quayside area has seen major redevelopment over the last few years with the Sage and Baltic centres making a major contribution to the cultural expansion of the area.
Front door with spy hole leads to the spacious entrance hall -Illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom and the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system are situated in the hall. From the hallway there is a door to a large walk-in storage/airing cupboard. Further doors lead to the lounge, bedroom and bathroom.
An exceptionally large L-shaped, dual aspect living room with dining area, giving ample room for a dining set and door to a westerly facing patio, which has space for a table and chairs and has access to a quiet area of the development gardens. There are TV and telephone points, two ceiling lights, fitted carpets, raised electric power points and a wall mounted electric heater. Partially glazed double doors lead into the separate kitchen.
Galley kitchen with fully fitted shaker style units and roll top worksurface with inset Stainless Steel sink and drainer unit and tap, which sits beneath a window overlooking the garden. Built-in appliances include a raised level oven, ceramic hob with extractor hood over, fridge and slim-line dishwasher. Tiled flooring, ceiling light and under pelmet lighting.
Generous size double bedroom with the benefit of fully fitted furniture to include wardrobes, drawers, over bed cupboards, a dressing table and window seat with built in storage. There are TV and telephone points, a central ceiling light, raised electric power points and a wall mounted electric heater.
Fully tiled wet room style bathroom with anti-slip flooring and fitted with suite comprising of a level access walk-in shower with adjustable showerhead, wall mounted shower seat, grab rail and shower curtain, bath with grab rail, WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror and shaver light above, electric heated towel rail and emergency pull-cord.
• House Manager
• 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
The service charge does not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, electricity or TV. To find out more about service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is usually £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.
Lease Length: 125 years from June 2008
Ground Rent: £425 per annum
Managed by: McCarthy Stone Management Services