Austen Place is a purpose built Retirement Living Plus development built by McCarthy & Stone, designed specifically for the over 70s, for those who wish to enjoy independent living but may need some extra care and support. There is an Estate Manager who leads the team and oversees the development. The apartment comprises of a fully fitted kitchen, fitted and tiled shower room, spacious bedroom and lounge. 24 hour emergency call system.
Communal facilities include a Club lounge where social events and activities take place, a function room, a wellbeing suite and landscaped gardens. There are fully equipped laundry rooms and a restaurant which is table service and serves freshly prepared meals daily. If your guests wish to stay, there is guest suite accommodation which can be booked (fees apply). There is a 24 hour emergency call system provided by a personal pendant and call points in your bedroom and bathroom as well as onsite management 24 hours a day.
One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge at Austen Place with additional services including care and support available at an extra charge. However, this can be from as little as 15 minutes per session which can be increased or decreased to suit your needs.
Austen Place is situated a stone's throw from a Sainsbury's supermarket and a short walk from the high street, which offers a wealth of local amenities to choose from.
Front door with spyhole and letter box leads to the entrance hall, the 24 hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system is in place. Illuminated light switches and smoke detector. From the hallway there is a door to a walk in storage and airing cupboard. Doors lead to the bedroom, living room and shower room.
A beautifully bright, spacious and very well presented living/dining room with feature fire surround and decorative electric fire. Two ceiling light points, raised power points. TV & telephone points. Glazed Patio door with window to side giving access to a delightful balcony. Partially glazed door leads onto a separate kitchen.
Fully fitted modern style kitchen with high gloss cupboard doors and co-ordinating work surfaces. Contemporary ceiling lights. Stainless steel sink with chrome mixer tap. There is an integrated fridge/freezer and fitted electric oven. There is also a fitted electric ceramic hob with a stainless steel extractor hood over and splashback. Electrically operated window.
A spacious double bedroom with door to walk-in wardrobe. TV and phone point and ceiling lights, full length window allowing for maximum natural light.
Modern suite comprising close-coupled WC, vanity wash-hand basin with fitted furniture surround including storage below, illuminated mirror cabinet with integrated shaver point and down lights over, walk-in level access shower with thermostatically controlled shower and grab rails, fully tiled walls and wet room vinyl flooring, electric heated towel rail, emergency pull cord and ceiling spot light.
• 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
One hour of domestic support per week is included in the service charge
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 Estates Manager.
Service Charge: £7,144.98 pa (for financial year ending 30/06/2022)
Lease Length: 999 years from 2018
Ground Rent: £435 pa
Ground rent review date January 2033
Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is £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.
Any items of furniture remaining in the apartment can be purchased by separate negotiation.