- One bedroom first floor apartment
- Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances
- Heating included and powered by a super efficient air source heat pump
- 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
- Great location close to the town centre & excellent transport links
**Close to Christchurch Harbour and Stanpit Marsh - an Ideal 2nd Home** Stratton and King are delighted to be marketing this one bedroom first floor apartment which offers deceptively spacious accommodation 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 Kitchen and 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. A window allows for light and ventilation. The Bedroom is a generous double room with a useful built in wardrobe and plenty of space for additional bedroom furniture if required. The Bathroom has a shower attachment above with handrail, towel rail, a WC and wash hand basin. Perfectly complementing this wonderful apartment is a useful storage cupboard located in the hallway.
Priory Lodge is a beautiful development of 44 one and two bedroom retirement apartments in the pretty market town of Christchurch, named after the 11th century Grade 1 listed Priory Church which overlooks the town centre and harbour. Just down the road is every amenity you could ever need including some of Christchurch’s best restaurants. The river Avon is a short walk from the Lodge and is a beautiful walk down to Christchurch Quay, a great place to sit with a coffee and cake in the afternoon and watch the boats sail in and out of the sailing clubs. During the summer, the Victorian band stand is host to live bands and orchestras and the restored watermill and art gallery are definitely worth a visit. Being so close to the coast and Bournemouth, 7 miles of Blue Flag beaches are within easy reach and it’s easy to travel further afield to Corfe Castle, Swanage and the Purbecks or inland towards the New Forest National Park. Transport links are excellent with a bus stop just outside with routes into the town centre and Bournemouth, and from there direct trains run all day into London Waterloo and to Birmingham. Bournemouth International Airport is also just a few miles away.
The heating in the Lodge and all apartments is supplied by a super efficient Air Source Heat Pump.
Priory Lodge has been designed with safety and security at the forefront. The apartments have 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.
Priory Lodge’s manager is on hand throughout the day to support the residents and keep the development in perfect shape. 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 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.
Priory 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.
Priory 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 2022): £2,142.29 per annum. Collected by Millsteam Management every 6 months.
Ground Rent: £555 per annum. Collected by Millsteam Management every 6 months.
Council Tax: Band C
125 year Lease commening 2015
Pets allowed with permission from Managing Agent
Service Charges include: Careline system, buildings insurance, water and sewerage rates, air 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.
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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