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 where the 24-hour Appello emergency response pull cord system, illuminated light switches, a smoke detector, the apartment's security door entry system are situated. There is a door to a walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard. Further doors lead to the living room, bedrooms and shower room.

Living room

This delightfully bright and spacious living room benefits from a door opening onto a balcony. 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 ample raised electric power sockets. A partially glazed door leads into the separate kitchen.


Fully fitted, modern kitchen with a range of wood effect wall and base level units with a granite effect roll top work surface over. Stainless Steel sink and drainer unit with mono lever tap sits beneath a window overlooking a private corner of the development. Appliances include a raised level oven, induction hob with cooker hood over and integral fridge freezer. Tiled flooring, tiled splash-backs, under-counter lighting and central ceiling spot light.

Master bedroom

Generously sized double bedroom benefitting from a walk-in wardrobe housing shelves and hanging rails. Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets, central ceiling lights and TV and telephone points. Door to the en-suite


Fully tiled bathroom, with suite comprising bath with Hand rail, mixer taps and adjustable showerhead over with glass shower screen, WC, vanity unit with inset wash basin with mirror and shaving light above. Heated towel rail, extractor fan and emergency pull-cord.

Bedroom Two

Currently used as a dining room, this spacious room could be used as a dining room, bedroom or study. South facing window overlooking the garden, 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 level access shower with adjustable shower head, hand rails and pivoting glass shower screen, WC and wash basin. 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.


  • South facing with Patio
  • Corner apartment on the Ground floor
  • House Manager
  • Communal Lounge
  • Guest Suite for visitors
  • 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
  • Laundry room and Mobility Scooter Store
  • 24-hour careline and security door entry system
  • Part-exchange considered

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120