"Nothing but good things to say about George House, Stevenage. Most friendliest and welcoming retirement home I have ever step foot in. Sue the House Manager was absolutely brilliant!"
George House has been designed to support modern living with all apartments featuring walk in wardrobes, Sky+ connection point in lounge, underfloor heating and camera entry system for use with a standard TV. The development has a dedicated House Manager on site during the day to take care of things 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. All energy costs of the homeowners lounge,function room, reading room, and other communal areas are also covered in the service charge. For your peace of mind the development has TV door entry and 24-hour emergency call systems, should you require assistance.
The Homeowners' lounge with a East and West facing rood terrace provides great space to socialise with 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) which has an en-suite shower room, tea and coffee making facilities and a TV. The development also features plug for electric cars for residents use and also the disabled visitor parking place.
The charming town of Old Stevenage has a lot to offer with its historic High Street and pedestrianised centre lined with a variety of shops, cafés and restaurants, banks and other essential amenities. The heart of the town is just a few minutes walk from George House with a Tesco Express to easily meet your daily requirements. For a tasty lunch or coffee with friends visit On the Green restaurant, a beautiful Grade II listed building opposite the bowling green or the elegant Cromwell Hotel – a 16th century farmhouse serving locally sourced foods. Homeowners can enjoy quick and convenient access to surrounding areas including Hitchin, Letchworth, Welwyn Garden City and Knebworth. With a variety of shopping facilities and services in the local town centre, George House will make for an ideal place in which to enjoy your retirement.
Solid oak door with spy hole and letter box leads in to entrance hall. The emergency speech module is wall mounted within the hall. Security door entry system. Door to walk in utility room / storage cupboard. Ceiling downlights. All other doors leading to; lounge, bedroom and shower room.
The bright and airy west facing lounge which provides ample space for dining and also has the benefit of a large full height, double glazed window and patio door leading to a private, covered seating area. The lounge has two decorative ceiling light points. Sky TV point (subscription fees may apply), telephone points and raised electric sockets. Part glazed wooden door leading to separate kitchen.
Modern kitchen with fitted base and wall units finished in a white high gloss. Double glazed west facing window with roller blind and remote opener sits above the sink with mixer tap and drainer. Built in Bosch oven which is waist heigh for minimum bend with matching microwave above. Four ringed hob with chrome style splash back and matching extractor hood. Integrated fridge/freezer. Ceiling and under (wall) unit spot lighting and ceramic floor tiles
Spacious double bedroom with west facing window and features a walk in wardrobe with fitted hanging rails and shelving. Decorative ceiling light point, TV and telephone point and raised electric sockets.
A large modern en-suite comprising; walk in double shower with glass screen and support rail, WC, vanity unit wash hand basin with storage cupboard beneath and a fitted mirror with light above. Wall mounted heated towel rail. Ceiling spot lights. Ceramic floor tiles. Emergency pull-cord.
• 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 the service charges please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
Service charge: £2,267.86 pa (for financial year ending 07/22)
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.
Lease length: 999 years from 1st June 2016
Ground Rent: £425 per annum
It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 60 years or of age or over.