A fantastic opportunity to purchase this light, airy and spacious one bedroom, one bathroom, second floor apartment with a Juliet balcony, offering views over the wonderful gardens within the Stillington Oaks development.
Built in 2016 by the award-winning developers McCarthy Stone, Stillington Oaks consists of 37 stylish private apartments, exclusive to the over 60s and conveniently located within a third of a mile from Easingwold’s thriving town centre.
As you enter the building through automatic doors, for those of you that enjoy socialising with other residents, family and friends, there is a large, elegant communal lounge, with plenty of comfortable seating, a TV and kitchen area, perfect for get togethers. On the ground floor a luxurious guest suite* is available, comprising of a double bedroom with en-suite facilities which is perfect for when friends or family come to stay. Also on the ground floor is the house manager’s office, a communal WC and lift to all floors.
Outside there is ample parking for residents and their guests. The entrance is bordered by low lying shrubs, flowers and discreet lighting. To the front and side of the property are beautiful communal landscaped gardens. The gardens are stocked with a variety of shrubs, flowers and trees which attract birds and other wildlife. Around the garden there are several different features including a pergola and a number of seating areas, suitable for both larger groups and individuals. These are lovely spaces where you can entertain your family and friends or sit and take a quiet moment to enjoy the view. If you are a keen gardener, there is scope for you to continue this passion within the communal grounds. However, if you prefer you can enjoy the grounds happy with the knowledge that they are tended to by the management company.
*Guest facilities are subject to booking and incur a small fee charged at a nightly rate.
*For a reasonable nightly fee, residents are able to stay in the guest suites of any other McCarthy Stone property throughout the country. This is subject to availability; booking is required
Your safety is our priority and Stillington Oaks benefits from hi-tech fire safety and security systems, including door audio entry and 24-hour emergency call out, accessible from each apartment. The House Manager is on site during working hours to provide assistance and make you feel at home.
There's no need to worry about the burden of maintenance costs as the service charge covers the cost of all external maintenance, gardening and landscaping, external window cleaning, buildings insurance, water rates and security systems. The development offers a dedicated mobility scooter room with multiple recharging points. This is also ideal for storing other items such as bicycles and golf equipment. Each apartment has access to one of the communal storage areas to use for items like suitcases and trolleys.
It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 60 years or over.
Stillington Oaks is located in the beautiful North Yorkshire town of Easingwold, first mentioned in the Domesday Book. This historic market town nestles at the foot of the Hambleton Hills offering beautiful green vistas as far as the eye can see. The Georgian town centre offers a variety of independent coffee shops, butchers, artisan bakers, a DIY shop, newsagents, gift shops, jewellers, knitting shop, several clothes stores and gift shops and an art gallery. There are several public houses that offer meals and a variety of takeaways. Additionally, there is a library, Boots the Chemist, a dentist, doctors surgery, a bank and a building society and several small supermarkets and hair dressers. The town holds a weekly local market on Friday’s and once a month there is an artisan market. There are several beautiful churches in the town which hold regular services.
The town has several parks, a wetland and local woodland suitable for shorter walks. For those of you that love walking further afield there are many routes accessible from Easingwold and more just a short drive away. Local attractions just a short drive away include The White Horse at Kilburn (13 miles), Castle Howard (15 miles), the east coast just an hour and ten minutes drive, the Yorkshire Moors is half an hour’s drive and the Yorkshire Dales about 50 minutes away.
Easingwold is located just 12 miles north of York which is a firm favourite with tourists from all over the world who come to see this historic and striking city. York offers a variety of specialist shops and facilities and tourist attractions.
At the heart of Easingwold is the Galtres Centre which hosts a range of clubs including a pop up cinema and the ‘beaming’ of live entertainment from the Royal Opera House and National Theatre. There is also a gym and a variety of fitness sessions available from Yoga, Pilates and keep fit to Zumba, ballet for fitness and ballroom dancing. Easingwold offers tennis, football and basketball facilities as well as a Bowling Club, Golf Club, Rifle Club and one of the oldest cricket clubs in Yorkshire. If you prefer swimming, there are public pools at Ampleforth (8.8 miles), Thirsk (11 miles), York (12 miles) and a private pool available through membership at Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel (7 miles).
Easingwold boasts a variety of other clubs such as the U3A club offering a variety of activities, an art club, walking group and a history group.
There are good transport links by both road and bus to areas both locally and regionally with the A19 connecting Easingwold to York heading south and to Thirsk and Middlesbrough heading north. Regular bus services operate from Easingwold providing connections to York, Thirsk and Helmsley along with several villages and towns in the area. York has a mainline train station allowing rail access to all parts of the UK.
This second floor apartment is accessed via a private entrance door with spy hole, into a reception hallway with underfloor heating. From here there are doors leading off to the bathroom, bedroom and utility room, and into the open plan living room. Mail is delivered through the letter box directly to the apartment. The security entry system and 24-hour Tunstall emergency response system are located in the entrance hall.
The utility room doubles as a fantastic storage space and drying area. The boiler is located in a cupboard within the utility room. There is a generous arrangement of useful shelving and plumbing for a washing machine with the option of fitting a tumble drier above. The flooring is low maintenance and easy to clean neutral vinyl.
This light and spacious lounge has the benefit of a Juliet balcony, with full length patio doors overlooking the delightful landscaped gardens towards the rear of the development.
The room boasts ample space for dining and study areas, with a tasteful room divider offering useful separation of space, whilst allowing plentiful light and useful display options or as a stand alone feature. The focal point is a feature fireplace with electric fire insert and white surround fitted by the current vendor.
There are TV and telephone points, two ceiling lights, ample raised electric power sockets and a temperature control point for the underfloor heating. Leading off from the left of the lounge is the modern kitchen.
The fully fitted kitchen offers a generous range of customised, light, modern high gloss wall and base level units and drawers. There is an attractive wood work surface, under counter lighting and tiled flooring. A stainless steel sink and drainer with mixer tap sits below a double glazed window with views across the rear gardens. The kitchen is well equipped and contains a range of appliances including a built in raised level oven, 4 ring ceramic electric hob, an integral fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
The generous proportions of the bedroom create an airy environment, with ample room for a double bed or two single beds. A double glazed window overlooks the picturesque gardens. There is a TV and a telephone point, two ceiling lights and a number of raised electric power sockets.
The walk in wardrobe contains a number of deep shelves with long hanging rails below. Storage has been optimally designed to provide ample shelving for clothing and bedding. There is a light in the wardrobe.
The shower room has a double walk-in shower unit with adjustable shower head, glass screen and hand rails, white WC and sink. With floor to ceiling tiles and anti slip flooring, vanity shelves, illuminated mirror and storage cabinet. Underfloor heating, and emergency pull cord.
• External window cleaning
• 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 to include 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
Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is £250 per annum, permits are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability.
999 years from 2016