- One bedroom first floor apartment
- Conveniently situated near the stairs
- Neutral décor throughout
- Lodge manager available 5 days a week
- Owners’ lounge & kitchen with regular social events
- 24 hours 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
- Great location close to the town centre & excellent transport links
- Access to Lift
Stratton and King are delighted to be marketing this one bedroom first floor apartment which is conveniently situated near the stairs and decorated in neutral tones throughout. The Lounge offers ample space for living and dining room furniture and has a feature electric fireplace with attractive surround. A door leads to the modern Kitchen which 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, a fridge and a freezer. The bedroom is a spacious double room. The Bathroom has a shower attachment above, a WC and wash hand basin with built in vanity unit underneath.
Simmonds Lodge is a delightful development of 52 one and two bedroom retirement apartments located in the suburb of Drayton, in the historic waterfront city of Portsmouth.
It is named in fond memory of Robert Simmonds, who worked as a Banksman for Churchill Retirement Living for 4 years, working on numerous developments in Hindhead, Bournemouth, Southbourne and Portsmouth and who lived in neighbouring Havant.
Simmonds Lodge is ideally placed for the local shops and amenities in Drayton, which include a number of traditional independent stores and a large supermarket catering for your everyday needs. Drayton has a strong local community and is home to a number of clubs and associations covering interests as diverse as bridge, gardening and sport. There is also a regular calendar of events held at the Drayton Centre and the village’s local churches throughout the year.
Famous for the scenery, Portsmouth Golf Course is an 18-hole course with beautiful tree-lined fairways. Located just north of Drayton, the course stands on Portsdown Hill and boasts fantastic views over Portsmouth, Southsea and Langstone Harbour.
Portsmouth is the city known as the waterfront city and combines old with new. Porstmouth Historic Dockyard, home to the Mary Rose, HMS Victory, HMS Warrior 1860 and the National Museum of the Royal Navy stands close to the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower from where you can enjoy spectacular views of the city. The city also boasts Gunwharf Quays shopping centre with 95 shipping outlets set in pedestrianised avenues, several restaurants and coffee shops, a health and fitness centre and a 14-screen cinema.
Getting out and about in Drayton couldn’t be easier. The town is well served by public transport with regular train services from Cosham to London, Cardiff, Brighton and Southampton. Buses catering for a variety of local journeys enabling you to travel when you wish. Portsmouth’s International Port offers ferry routes to France, Spain and the Channel Islands plus a Cruise Terminal.
Simmonds 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. A 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.
Simmonds Lodge’s manager, Julie, is on hand throughout the day to support the Owners and keep the development in perfect shape as well as arranging many regular events in the Owners’ Lounge from coffee mornings to games afternoons.
For any visiting guests, the furnished twin Guest Suite is perfect and available for just £15 per night for 1 visitor and £20 (£10 each) for 2 visitors. The same excellent value is available across more than 150 Retirement Lodges for owners to visit throughout the UK.
Simmonds 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.
Simmonds Lodge requires at least one apartment Owner to be over the age of 60 with any second Owner 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 and coffee bar a popular and relaxed place to meet. Simmonds Lodge also benefits from a Wellbeing suite and Fitness suite for the owners.
Service Charge (Year ending 31st May 2021): £2,378.18 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Ground rent £555.00 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Council Tax Band C
125 year Lease commencing 2016
Pets allowed with permission from Managing agent.
Service charges include: Careline system, buildings insurance, water and sewerage rates, Ground Source heating, 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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