- One double bedroom, ground floor retirement apartment
- Direct access to own 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 150 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 wonderful one bedroom ground floor apartment with access to its own patio area. The property offers light and airy accommodation, which is presented in superb order throughout. The Lounge is a lovely room, which has space for living and dining room furniture and access to the patio area. The Kitchen, which is accesses via the Lounge, offers a range of eye and base level units with working surfaces over and tiled splashbacks. There is a built in waist height oven, a 4-ring electric hob with extractor hood over, a fridge, freezer and a washer/dryer. The Bedroom is a spacious double room which has a built in mirror fronted wardrobe and space for additional furniture if required. The Shower room has a curved glass shower cubicle, a WC and a wash hand basin with vanity unit beneath. Perfectly complementing this wonderful apartment is a useful storage cupboard, which is situated 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.
Shaftesbury is the home of Gold Hill, with its steeply inclined cottages and cobbled lane, made famous by the Hovis advert and has magnificent views over Blackmore Vale. At the top is the Gold Hill Museum with its cottage garden. The modern museum tells the story of rural and town life whilst the wildlife friendly garden is the perfect spot to sit and enjoy the views.
The award-winning Shaftesbury Abbey Museum and Gardens bring to life the story of Saxon England’s foremost Benedictine nunnery whose foundations are set in a peaceful walled garden and hosts a range of events throughout the year. Park Walk has far reaching views over St James’ Church and across the Blackmore Vale and is a popular place to meet, relax and take in the beautiful Dorset skyline.
Shaftesbury Arts Centre has a regular, lively year-round programme of amateur and professional plays, films, art, photography and craft exhibitions and workshops. The town also boasts a number of events throughout the year including Shaftesbury Food and Drink Festival, Shaftesbury Fringe and the Gold Hill Fair.
Hardy Lodge’s manager, Sharon, 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.
Sharon 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 150 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 2022): £2,476.98 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Ground rent £575 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months.
Council Tax Band B
999 year Lease commencing 2018
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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