- Two bedroom, two bathroom first floor retirement apartment
- Overlooks communal gardens
- Good decorative order throughout
- No forward chain
- Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances
- 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
- Landscaped gardens and borders
- Fully equipped laundry room
Stratton and King are delighted to be marketing this sunny two-bedroom retirement apartment. The apartment is on the first floor, accessible by lift or stairs, with views from every window over the tranquil communal gardens. The property offers spacious accommodation throughout and is presented in good order. The bright and airy Living Room benefits from a French door opening to a delightful Juliet balcony, and offers ample space for living and dining room furniture. There is a feature electric fireplace with warm glow and attractive surround, and a walk-in storage cupboard.
The Kitchen is accessed via the Living Room and offers a range of eye and base level units with working surfaces over tiled splashbacks. There is a built-in waist-height oven, 4 ring electric hob with extractor hood above, plus a fridge and a freezer. A wide window allows for light and ventilation, and offers a view over the garden below.
Bedroom One is a generous double room with a useful built-in mirrored wardrobe and plenty of space for additional furniture if required.
Bedroom Two is another good-sized room with plenty of space for additional bedroom furniture if required.
The Bathroom comprises a large curved shower cubicle with handrail, a heated towel rail, a WC and a wash-hand basin with vanity unit beneath.
The apartment also benefits from a Cloakroom with separate WC, wash-hand basin and heated towel rail.
Perfectly complementing this wonderful apartment are two useful storage cupboards (one partly used as an airing cupboard) located in the hallway.
Abbots Lodge is an exclusive development of 49 one and two bedroom apartments located a few minutes from the centre of the historic cathedral City of Canterbury, offering an excellent range of local shopping, including supermarkets and a pharmacy, as well as a number of cafes and restaurants. The cathedral City of Canterbury lies on the River Stour and is situated in the County of Kent, known as the Garden of England. Within the city walls lie numerous historic and cultural sites, including the world-famous cathedral, city museum, and Marlowe Theatre as well as a pedestrianised high street with a wide range of shops. The Kent County Cricket ground is easily reached.
The Canterbury district has something to offer everyone from the meandering rivers, lush green pastures and ancient woodlands to the neighbouring traditional seaside towns of Herne Bay and Whitstable with their beautiful beaches and traditional charm rich in maritime history.
Local transport is excellent with bus stops almost outside and train station just a few hundred yards away with direct links into St Pancras International, London Charing Cross and London Victoria. The Eurostar at Ashford International, which opens up a gateway to Europe, is just a 20 minute rail journey away. Canterbury is also close to the ferry port of Dover and Eurotunnel at Folkestone.
Abbots 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.
Abbots Lodge’s manager, Selia, is on hand throughout the day to support the residents and keep the development in perfect shape. Selia arranges 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 100 Churchill Retirement Lodges for owners to visit throughout the UK.
Abbots 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.
Abbots 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.
The Lodge and the apartment are heated by a communal Air Source Heating. The costs for the heating are included in the service charges.
Service Charge (Year Ending 31st May 2021): £3,214.47 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Ground rent £702.24 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Council Tax: Band D
125 year Lease commencing 2013
Pets allowed with permission from Managing agent. Dogs cannot be replaced.
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.
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