Eleanor House

Eleanor House, 232 London Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 1NR

property description



Eleanor House is one of McCarthy & Stones Retirement Living PLUS range and is facilitated to provide it's homeowners with extra care, if needed. Retirement Living PLUS developments, such as Eleanor House, offer thoughtfully-designed, low-maintenance, private apartments in prime locations with communal areas for socialising, including a chef-run restaurant.

Our dedicated on-site team, led by our Estates Manager, provide tailored care packages, so you only ever have to pay for the help you actually use. The Estates Manager is on hand to manage the day to day running of the development and attend to any queries you may have. Within the service charge homeowners are allocated 1 hours domestic assistance per week, however, additional hours can be arranged by prior appointment.

There are a range of personal care packages to suit your requirements - these are provided by the onsite CQC registered care agency. For your reassurance the development is fitted with 24-Hour CCTV and a secure entry system. The development has a homeowners' lounge for socialising with friends and family and, for your convenience, an onsite restaurant with freshly cooked meals provided everyday.

It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 70 years of age or over.

Local Area

St Albans is an attractive cathedral city and is widely considered to be a highly desirable place to live. St Albans is well known for its large range of shops and boutiques and our development is close to the Royal National Rose Society which is full of beautiful landscapes and parks. With something for everyone, ranging from historical parks to formal scented gardens, it is an obvious choice for your retirement.

Shopping in St Albans is also great, with plenty of shops to choose from. These include wine merchants, women’s fashion shops and charity stores. Social activities are also a strong focal point of St Albans with the theatre and Christmas Carnival two key local attractions. Welwyn Garden City is about 8 miles away if you fancy a change of scene.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole and letter box. Wall mounted emergency intercom and door entry system. Walk in cupboard with ample storage space. Under floor heating runs throughout the apartment. Doors giving access to living room, bedrooms, wet room and guest cloakroom

Living Room

Bright and airy living room with the benefit of a double glazed door opening onto a Juliet balcony. This spacious room provides ample room for a dining table and chairs. Electric fire with surround provides a great focal point. Fitted with underfloor heating controlled by a wall mounted thermostat. Raised power points. Two decorative ceiling lights, curtains, fitted carpets. Partially glazed door to separate Kitchen.


Fully fitted modern kitchen, in an 'as new' condition with a range of high gloss wall, base units and fitted work surfaces. A stainless steel sink unit, with drainer and mixer tap, sits beneath a double glazed window with fitted blind. Ceiling - and under (wall) unit - spot lighting. Neff oven with up and under door, and matching microwave above. Four ringed induction hob with chrome extractor hood over. Integrated fridge and separate freezer. Integrated Dishwasher. Tiled flooring with underfloor heating.

Master Bedroom

Double bedroom with a double glazed window with two openers. TV, telephone points and power points. Central ceiling light. Walk-in wardrobe providing hanging rails and shelving. Underfloor heating with wall mounted thermostat. Fitted carpets, light fittings.

Wet Room

Fully tiled and fitted with suite with level access shower with support rail and curtain. Low level WC, vanity unit with wash basin and illuminated mirror above. Shaving point, ceiling spot lights, slip-resistant flooring, electric heater and extractor fan.

Bedroom Two

Double bedroom that would be perfect for use as a dining room or study. Power points. Central ceiling light. Underfloor heating with wall mounted thermostat. Fitted carpets, light fittings.

Guest Cloakroom

Fitted suite with WC and wash basin with illuminated mirror over. Half tiled walls, floor tiles, underfloor heating, ceiling spotlights.

Car Parking

The apartment enjoys a dedicated disabled car parking space.

Service Charge (breakdown)

•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: £10,530.98 pa (for financial year ending 07/22)

Lease Information

Lease Length: 999 years from 1st Jan 2017
Ground Rent: £510 annually


  • Bright and airy living room with a Juliet balcony
  • Modern kitchen with built in appliances
  • Master Bedroom with walk-in wardrobe
  • Second bedroom perfect for use as a dining room or study
  • Contemporary wet room and guest cloakroom
  • Estate Manager + 24-hour staffing
  • Communal Lounge where social events take place
  • Table Service Restaurant
  • Guest Suite for visiting family & friends
  • 24 Hour Emergency Response System

Property Consultant

Janet Robinson, Property Consultant - East Midlands region

Janet Robinson

0345 556 4120