- Wonderful Two bedroom ground floor apartment with Patio area
- Neutral décor throughout
- Overlooks the communal gardens
- 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 150 guest suites in Retirement lodges across the country
- Owners private car park
- Close to local shops and great transport links
Stratton and King are delighted to be marketing this rare opportunity to acquire a lovely two bedroom, ground floor apartment which is situated in this popular development, St Francis Lodge. The apartment offers fantastic room proportions with neutral décor throughout. The Lounge offers plenty of space for living and dining room furniture and has a lovely fireplace with an electric fire and attractive surround, providing a real focal point to the room. A door leads to the patio area and another door leads to the Kitchen. The Kitchen has a window overlooking the communal gardens, letting in plenty of light. There are a range of eye and base level units with working surfaces over and tiled splashbacks, a built-in waist height oven, 4 ring electric hob with extractor hood over, a fridge and a freezer. Bedroom One is a generous double room which has a useful built-in mirror fronted wardrobe and room for other furniture, if desired. Bedroom Two is also a double room with a built-in mirror fronted wardrobe. The Shower room has a large walk-in shower, a WC and a wash hand basin with built-in unit underneath. Perfectly complementing the apartment are two useful storage cupboards which are located in the hallway.
Both the Lodge and the apartment have been built and finished to the very highest standards throughout. Every detail has been considered from fitting plenty of plug sockets, TV points and illuminated light switches to the beautifully landscaped gardens, nothing has been missed. A beautiful apartment in a modern development.
St Francis Lodge in Solihull is named after the former Church on Cornyx Lane, and is ideally located within easy reach of local amenities and the nearby town centre. Tesco Express is within 0.4 miles and Solihull Hospital within 1 mile. The Yew Tree Lane shopping facilities are within 0.3 miles and consist of a Convenience store, two Pharmacies, a Butchers and a Hairdressers. Directly opposite the Yew Tree Lane shops is also the Doctor's Surgery.
Solihull is one of the most prosperous and attractive towns in the West Midlands, and residents enjoy the best of both worlds according to the historic motto “Urbs in Rure” translating to “Town in the country” with 1500 acres of parks and gardens right on your doorstep.
Apart from the beauty and heritage of the old town, Solihull offers a range of shopping experiences and something to suit everyone from handmade crafts to high class fashion. The town centre consists of a thoughtful blend of indoor and outdoor retailers with its picturesque pedestrianised High Street, Mell Square Shopping Centre and Touchwood.
Staying active is easy within Solihull, as set amongst beautiful landscaping, trees and flower beds, there are a wide range of events, walks and facilities to suit all ages. Everything from the latest craze to more peaceful pursuits such as tennis, bowls, cycling and golf are on offer in the 18 principle parks. Solihull is also home to the world famous National Exhibition Centre (NEC) which hosts a great variety of prestigious shows and exhibitions throughout the year.
Getting out and about in Solihull couldn’t be easier. The town is well served by public transport with buses around town, trains across the country and Birmingham International Airport just on the outskirts of town. There is a bus stop immediately outside of St Francis Lodge. The X12 bus into Solihull runs approximately every 20 minutes and takes about 5 minutes to get into Solihull Town Centre. It then continues onto Solihull Train Station which takes a couple more minutes. From there it goes into Birmingham Town Centre in the the other direction, via Chelmsley Wood, taking about an hour. The A1 minibus, run by Diamond West Midlands, runs hourly, taking about 5 minutes to get into Solihull Town Centre and also continues to the Train Station.
From Solihull Train Station, trains to Birmingham City Centre take about 10 to 15 minutes.
St Francis Lodge has been designed with safety and security at the forefront. The apartment has an emergency Careline system installed, monitored by the onsite Lodge Manager during the day and 24 hours, 365 days a year by the Careline team. Careline integrated intruder alarm, secure video entry system and sophisticated fire and smoke detection systems throughout both the apartment and communal areas provide unrivalled peace of mind.
St Francis Lodge’s manager, Michelle, is on hand during the day to support the residents and keep the development in perfect shape. Michelle arranges many regular events in the Owners’ Lounge and when appropriate, there are music evenings, bingo, knitting club, film nights and trips out. New Owners are also welcome to suggest any new activities if they wish. For any visiting guests, the furnished twin guest suite is perfect and available for just £20 per night for friends and family. The same excellent value is available for you to use across more than 150 Retirement Lodges throughout the UK.
St Francis 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.
St Francis 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 2021) £3,182.88 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Ground rent £654.06 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
125 year lease from 2011
Council Tax Band C
Pets allowed with permission from Managing agent
Service charges include: Careline system, buildings insurance, water and sewerage rates, communal cleaning, utilities and maintenance, garden maintenance, lift maintenance, lodge manager and a contribution to the contingency fund.
DESCRIPTION Measurements are approximate and some may be maximum on irregular walls.
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