Bygate Court,

Bygate Court, Chapel Lane, Whitley Bay

property description


Bygate Court

Bygate Court was purpose built by McCarthy Stone for retirement living. The development consists of 38 one and two-bedroom retirement apartments for the over 60s. The dedicated House Manager is on site during working hours Monday - Friday to take care of things and make you feel at home. For your peace of mind the development has camera door entry and 24-hour emergency call systems, should you require assistance.
The development benefits from an on-site laundry room and mobility scooter charging store. The Homeowners' lounge provides a great space to socialise with friends, family and other homeowners; and 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). The cost of the upkeep and running of the communal areas is all covered in the service charge.

Local Area

Bygate Court is situated in Monkseaton, just outside the popular seaside town of Whitley Bay. The development is conveniently situated next door to Monkseaton Clinic, within a 100 yards of a convenience shop and Monkseaton's shops, pubs and amenities. The town of Whitley Bay is within one mile and has a greater variety of amenities. Whitley Bay's magnificent golden sands, the Spanish City Dome, dining and leisure centre, arcades, cafes and shops have been ever popular with families for decades. Getting around couldn't be easier, Tyne & Wear Metro operates from Whitley Bay station and provides a regular service throughout the Metro network including a stop at Monkseaton which is approximately 650m away. Bus stops can be found close to Bygate Court on Front Street, providing local services, together with connecting routes to Newcastle city centre, Newcastle International Airport and Gateshead.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole and letter box
24-hour emergency response pull cord system, illuminated light switches, a smoke detector, the apartment's security door entry system.
Walk-in storage/airing cupboard.
Doors lead to the living room, bedroom and shower room.

Living room

Delightful, bright and spacious living room.
Ample space for dining and an feature electric fire and stone effect surround.
TV and telephone points and a Sky/Sky+ connection point; two ceiling lights, fitted carpets and raised electric power sockets.
A glazed door opens onto a south facing paved patio with ample space for a table and chairs.
A partially glazed door leads into the separate kitchen.


Fully fitted with a range of wood effect wall and base level units with a granite effect roll top work surface over.
Stainless Steel sink and drainer unit with mono lever tap beneath a south facing window overlooking the garden.
Appliances include a raised level oven, induction hob with cooker hood over and integral fridge freezer.
Tiled flooring, tiled splash-backs, under-counter lighting and a central ceiling spot light.

Bedroom One

Generously sized, south facing double bedroom.
Window overlooking the developments rear garden.
Walk-in wardrobe housing shelves and hanging rails.
Fitted carpets, raised electric power sockets, central ceiling lights and TV and telephone points.

Shower room

Fully tiled walls and flooring.
Walk-in level access shower with hand rails and pivoting glass shower scree, WC and vanity unit with wash basin.
Mirror and shaving light and point, electric towel rail, extractor fan and emergency pull-cord.

Parking Permit Scheme

Parking is by allocated space subject to availability. The fee is £250 per annum and spaces are available on a first come, first served basis. Please check with the House Manager on site for availability.

Service Charge (Breakdown)

£2,537.19 per annum, year ending 31/03/2023, to include:

• House Manager
• Cleaning of communal windows
• Underfloor heating in apartment
• Water rates for communal areas and apartments
• Electricity, heating, lighting and power to communal areas
• Window Cleaning (outside only)
• 24-hour emergency call system
• Upkeep of gardens and grounds
• Camera door-entry system
• Intruder-alarm system
• 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.

Additional Information

Lease Length: 125 years from 2012
Ground rent: £495 per annum
Ground rent review date: January 2027
Managed by: McCarthy Stone Management Services
Council Tax band:
It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 60 years or over.


  • South facing with Patio
  • Corner apartment on the Ground floor
  • House Manager
  • Communal Lounge
  • Guest Suite for visitors
  • Within 100 yards of Monkseaton Shops and Amenities and bus stops
  • Monkseaton Metro Station approx. 650m away and Whitley Bay Town Centre approx. 1 mile
  • Laundry room and Mobility Scooter Store
  • 24-hour careline and security door entry system
  • Part-exchange considered

Property Consultant

Kristy Bishop, Property Consultant - North East region

Kristy Bishop

0345 556 4120