Weighbridge Court,

Weighbridge Court, 301 High Street, Chipping Ongar, Essex, CM5 9FD

property description


Weighbridge Court

Weighbridge Court is one of McCarthy & Stones Retirement Living PLUS range (formally Assisted Living ) and is facilitated to provide its homeowners' with extra care and is equipped to offer various levels of care depending on your needs. An 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 if required. There are a range of personal care packages to suit your requirements - these are provided by the onsite CQC registered care team. For your reassurance the development has 24-Hour on-site staffing, secure camera entry systems and 24-Hour emergency call system provided by a personal pendant with static call points in bathroom and main bedroom. The development has a homeowners' lounge for socialising with friends and family and, for your convenience, an onsite waitress service restaurant with freshly cooked meals provided every day. 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. Other communal areas consist of a mobility scooter store and charging point and well maintained landscaped gardens providing a great space to socialise with new friends and neighbours!
It is a condition of purchase that residents must meet the age requirement of 70 years of age or over.

Social Community

The development has a wonderful friendly community feel, reflected by the social calendar which homeowners can partake in as much or as little as they wish. There are always plenty of regular activities to choose from including; arm chair fitness classes, coffee mornings, games and quiz nights and themed events. Whilst there is something for everyone there is certainly no obligation to participate and home owners’ can ‘dip in and out’ of activities as they wish. The development enjoys excellent communal facilities including a super homeowners lounge, function room and landscaped gardens.

Everything close at hand

A short stroll from Weighbridge Court is the main High Street where there is a mix of bespoke shops and eateries. Located within the community is a Sainsbury's supermarket.
Whatever your taste in recreation and leisure acidities, Chipping Ongar won't disappoint. Budworth Hall plays host to a wide range of classes and social events, so there's something for everyone.


The spacious one bedroom apartment is situated on the second floor apartment (one floor above street level) and faces East enabling lots of sun and brightness in the mornings. Good decorative order throughout and in great condition.

Entrance Hall

Front door with spy hole leads to the entrance hall where the 24-hour Tunstall emergency response system is situated. From the hallway there is a door to a walk-in storage cupboard/airing cupboard housing electric and water cylinder. Illuminated light switches and smoke detector. Security door entry system with intercom. Doors lead to the bedroom, lounge and wet room.


A well presented lounge benefiting from a double glazed window with views towards the front. The spacious lounge allows ample room for dining and has a feature electric fire and surround which provides an attractive focal point. Telephone and TV point with Sky+ connectivity, raised height electric sockets, two ceiling lights and emergency pull cord. A part-glazed door leads to a separate kitchen.


A modern fitted kitchen with a range of base and wall units with roll edge work surfaces and tiled slash back. A window providing views towards the front sits above a single sink unit with mixer tap and drainer. The electric oven is built in at work surface height for easy usage with a ceramic four ringed hob and extractor hood above. It has an integrated fridge and freezer.


A bright and airy double bedroom with a window providing views towards the front. This room has the advantage of a large walk-in wardrobe housing rails and shelving. Telephone and TV point, raised height electric sockets, ceiling light and emergency pull cord.

Wet Room

A purpose built wet room equipped with shower with support / grab rails and curtain. It has a vanity unit with inset wash hand basin and fitted mirror above, WC and heated towel rail. The wet room has non-slip vinyl flooring, electric shaver socket chrome heated towel rail and emergency pull-cord.

Service Charge

• 1hr Domestic assistance
• 24/7 onsite staffing
• onsite subsidised restaurant
• 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 please contact your Property Consultant or House Manager.
Service charge year end 31st March 2023: £7824.12 per annum

Car Parking Scheme

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


Lease length: 125 years from 1st June 2012
Ground rent: annual fee of £435



Property Consultant

Georgia Brown, Property Consultant - East Midlands region

Georgia Brown

0345 556 4120