This McCarthy & Stone development, Forest Court, takes its name from Forest Street, which lies at the rear of the development and is just around the corner from Foregate Street, one of the city's main thoroughfares with all of the shops, cafes, restaurants and other amenities you would expect of a bustling city. Within 100 yards of the development lies the remains of a Roman amphitheater, demonstrating Chester's origins as a Roman fortress. Almost opposite you will find the entrance to Grosvenor Park where you can walk through the tranquil gardens and enjoy the sounds and sights of the River Dee.
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 laundry room, homeowners lounge and other communal areas are also covered in the service charge. For your peace of mind, the development has CCTV door entry and 24-hour emergency call systems, should you require assistance. The Homeowners' lounge provides a 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.
Front door with spy hole leads to the large entrance hall - the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response pull cord system is situated in the hall, along with illuminated light switches, smoke detector, apartment security door entry system with intercom and a built in cupboard. From the hallway there is a door to a walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard. Further doors lead to the kitchen, bedroom, living room and shower room.
Spacious lounge benefiting from being dual aspect making the room wonderfully bright. There are TV and telephone points, Sky/Sky+ connection point, two ceiling lights, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets. Partially glazed double doors lead into the separate kitchen.
Fully fitted kitchen with a range of wall and base level units and drawers with a roll top work surface. Double glazed window. Stainless steel sink with mono lever tap and drainer. Raised level oven, ceramic hob with cooker hood over and built in fridge / freezer. Tiled splash backs, vinyl flooring and under counter lighting.
Large master bedroom with a fitted mirror fronted sliding wardrobe. Ceiling lights, TV and phone point.
Double second bedroom with built in cupboards and drawers, ceiling lights, TV and phone point.
Fully tiled and fitted with suite comprising of shower cubicle with adjustable shower head, hand rail and emergency pull-cord. WC, vanity unit with wash basin and mirror above. Large wall hung cupboard, shaving point, electric heater and extractor fan.
• 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, but does include the cost of your House Manager, your water rates, our 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas, exterior property maintenance and gardening. To find out more about the service charges please please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
Service charge: £3,022.68 p.a. (for financial year ending 28/02/2023)
Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is usually £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.
Lease length: 125 years from 2009
Ground rent: £495 per annum
Managed by: McCarthy and Stone Management Services
It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 60 years or of age or over.