Aitchisons

Tel: 01442 862 533

Fax: 01442 384 601

Email: berkhamsted@aitchisons.co.uk

154 High Street
Berkhamsted
Herts
HP4 3AT

Benningfield Gardens, Berkhamsted

Asking Price £750,000

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3 Bedroom Apartment - Retirement

  • Spacious Entrance Hall
  • Sitting Room With Juliet Balcony
  • Dining Room
  • Study
  • Well Equipped Kitchen
  • Master Bedroom With Dressing Room
  • En Suite Shower Room
  • Bedroom Two With En Suite Shower Room
  • Bedroom Three
  • Bathroom

An impressive and very spacious three double bedroom top floor apartment, with two reception rooms and three bathrooms, enjoying east and west facing views over communal gardens and also parts of Berkhamsted. The apartment forms part of the very sought after Castle Village development, which is centred around a Grade II Listed Mansion House, and enjoys twenty eight acres of landscaped gardens, offering a relaxed and independent lifestyle for the over 55's.

DESCRIPTION

Immediately on entry there is a bright and airy feel via the spacious entrance hall which provides generous storage, including a cloaks cupboard, and access to all other areas of the property.

The main sitting room is towards the rear and has a Juliet balcony and views over communal gardens towards open countryside and also parts of Berkhamsted. There is a separate study towards the rear of the sitting room and also a large dining room which would be ideal for both formal and informal dining. This room is directly adjacent to a well equipped kitchen/breakfast room, which has an integrated electric oven and additional microwave oven, ceramic hob with extractor above, a fridge, freezer and a dishwasher.

The bedrooms are all of a very good size, including the master bedroom, which has a Juliet balcony, an adjacent dressing room with fitted wardrobes and also an en suite with shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC (all with chrome fittings), and also built-in storage with a display mantel above. The second bedroom also has an en suite shower room, comprising shower cubicle, pedestal wash hand basin and low level WC (all with chrome fittings), and there is a third bedroom, which is conveniently placed for the bathroom, comprising panel enclosed bath, pedestal wash hand basin, low level WC and bidet (all with chrome fittings).

The property is additionally enhanced by sealed unit double glazed windows, a number of additional roof-like windows provided a lot of additional light, gas fired central heating to radiators and also attractive white painted panelled doors. There is also an entry phone and a lift serving all floors.

GENERAL INFORMATION

NB: You must be 55 years or age or over to become a resident at Castle Village. If the landlord’s medical advisor is not able to recommend a purchaser for approval to the landlord, the acquisition of lease will not proceed.

Lease: 125 years from 2000.

Service Charge: Band D - £7,077 (Plus £200 for joint occupancy).

Ground Rent: £250 per annum.

It should be noted that the service charge includes:- Full onsite professional estate management upkeep and maintenance to the exterior and buildings and grounds, buildings insurance, membership of the Country Club (which is exclusively for residents and their guests), provision of a maintenance reserve fund, heating, lighting and energy costs of communal areas, external window cleaning, external decorating, one hour’s domestic cleaning per week, weekly collection and laundering of bed linen, use of the Castle Village launderette, fitted emergency kick plates in properties, emergency call and monitoring system, GP’s surgery once a week in Castle Village’s own medical centre and 24 hour on-site Health Leads.

Castle Village is set in twenty eight acres of wonderful grounds, which include an award-winning Japanese garden that surrounds a carp pond and summerhouse pavilion.

ASSIGNMENT FEE

Owners of a Retirement Villages’ lease are required to pay an assignment fee on re-sale of the property, which is a percentage of the sale value as defined in the lease of 10% on completion. Please ask the village Manager for more details.

SERVICES

All mains services provided.

LOCAL AUTHORITY

Dacorum Borough Council, Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP1 1HH.
Tel: (01442) 228000

Council Tax Band: G

LIFE AT 18 LADY COOPER COURT - A PERSONAL VIEW

Our father moved to Castle Village, leaving his large family home and garden, and spent 17 happy and fulfilled years here. Despite his initial apprehension at leaving his family home, life at Castle Village brought so many new opportunities and friends that our father enjoyed this new phase of his life to the full. He loved this spacious home, with its safe and secure environment and easy access to the wonderful grounds, golf courses and surrounding countryside. His large apartment meant he could remain the hub of our family, where he regularly hosted large family gatherings and frequently had friends and family to stay. He quickly immersed himself in the social life of the Castle Village community. He took an active role, for example, in marquee week, amateur dramatics, scrabble and enjoyed organised theatre trips.

He lived independently throughout, safe in the knowledge that friends and assistance were on hand if needed.

Energy Efficiency and Environmental Impact

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Although these particulars are thought to be materially correct their accuracy cannot be guaranteed and they do not form part of any contract.

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