- One double bedroom, first floor retirement apartment
- No Forward Chain
- Views over the communal garden and patio area
- Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances
- Lodge manager available 5 days a week
- Owners lounge & Kitchen with regular social events
- 24 Hour Careline system for safety and security
- Guest suite for visitors & use of over 200 guest suites in Retirement lodges across the country
- Owners private car park
- Great location close to the town centre & excellent transport links
Stratton and King are delighted to be marketing this lovely one bedroom apartment which is situated on the first floor of this wonderful development, Hardy Lodge. The apartment enjoys views over the communal garden and patio, has neutral decor throughout and is offered with no forward chain. The Lounge is a spacious room which has ample space for living and dining room furniture and a feature electric fireplace with attractive surround. The Kitchen offers a range of eye and base level units with working surfaces over and tiled splashbacks. There is a built in waist height oven, 4 ring electric hob with extractor hood over, fridge, freezer and washer/dryer. The bedroom is a generous double which has views of the gardens and a useful built in wardrobe. The Shower room offers a curved glass shower cubicle, a wc and a wash hand basin with vanity unit. Perfectly complementing this wonderful apartment is a useful storage cupboard which is located in the hallway.
Hardy Lodge is a delightful development of 42 one and two bedroom retirement apartments located in the pretty Dorset market town of Shaftesbury. It is named after the novelist and poet Thomas Hardy who was born in the county and drew inspiration for many of his novels from North Dorset, with Shaftesbury featuring in both Tess of the d’Urbervilles and Jude the Obscure.
Steeped in history and tradition, Shaftesbury is one of the oldest and highest towns in England, home to pretty thatched cottages, quaint tea shops and a High Street filled with independent shops offering everything you need. The town hosts a weekly charter market, and regular Farmers’ Markets, book fairs, flea markets and Sunday Markets add to the town’s bustling atmosphere. Hardy Lodge is well-located for the town centre shops and amenities, and is ideally placed to enjoy the many attractions of this charming market town and the surrounding area.
Hardy Lodge’s manager is on hand throughout the day to support the owners and keep the development in perfect shape. During periods when the Lodge Manager is off duty, any emergencies are covered by the 24 hour Careline response system.
They arrange many regular events in the Owners’ Lounge from coffee mornings to games afternoons. For any visiting guests, the furnished twin Guest Suite is perfect. Please speak to the Lodge Manager regarding prices. The same excellent value is available across more than 200 Retirement Lodges for owners to visit throughout the UK.
Hardy Lodge is managed by the award winning Millstream Management Services, working closely with Churchill Retirement Living and Stratton & King to maintain the highest standards of maintenance and service for every lodge and owner.
Hardy Lodge requires at least one apartment resident to be over the age of 60 with any second resident over the age of 55. Each Apartment is completely self-contained with its own front door, providing you with privacy and peace and quiet when you want it. When you fancy some company, you’ll find the Owners’ Lounge a popular and relaxed place to meet.
Service Charge (Year Ending 31st May 2023): £2,703.56 per annum.
Ground rent £575 per annum. Review date 1st February 2025
Council Tax Band C
999 year Lease commencing 2018
Please check regarding Pets with Millstream Management Services Lmited.
Service charges include: Careline system, buildings insurance, water and sewerage rates, communal cleaning, utilities and maintenance, garden maintenance, lift maintenance & Lodge Manager.
A 1% contribution of the final selling price to the contingency fund is payable by the Seller upon completion on the sale of the property.
DESCRIPTION Measurements are approximate and some may be maximum on irregular walls.
CONSENTS We have not had sight of any relevant building regulations, guarantees or planning consents all relevant documentation pertaining to this property should be checked with your legal advisor before exchanging contracts.
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