- One bedroom, first floor retirement apartment
- Juliet Balcony, overlooking manicured 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
- Owners’ private car park
- Great location close to the town centre & excellent transport links
Stratton & King are delighted to offer for sale this well presented one bedroom first floor apartment nicely situated close to the lift, the apartment consists of a well proportioned lounge with dining area and a Juliet balcony that overlooks the manicured gardens, the kitchen is accessed from the lounge and comes with integrated white goods and a ceramic electric hob. The double bedroom comes with a double mirrored wardrobe and there is a fully tiled shower room with heated towel rail. There is a useful storage cupboard which is accessed via the hallway.
The Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) has awarded Grace Lodge the Bronze award for best retirement housing schemes for 2019.
Situated in the market town of Thornbury just 12 miles north of Bristol, Grace Lodge is a delightful development of 36 one and two bedroom apartments. Grace Lodge is named after W.G Grace, the outstanding cricketer and Doctor, who played cricket for Thornbury.
Thornbury takes part in the National RHS Britain in Bloom competition and has won prizes at both National and Regional level. Every summer Thornbury has wonderful floral displays of hanging baskets and containers and other features that decorate the town centre.
Grace Lodge’s gardens have won Thornbury in Bloom Gold award for the past three years and has been entered into Britain in Bloom 2019.
Thornbury is famous for its castle which was built by Edward Stafford, the third Duke of Buckingham, however he angered Henry VIII and was beheaded. The castle is now a luxury hotel.
Thornbury has many other historic buildings and the church of St Mary’s is a key feature pf the town dating back to 1106. Celebrating the history of the own a heritage trail was created as part of the millennium project and this starts from the town hall. The town has several other notable walks, one of which follows the path of the old railway line.
Grace Lodge is ideally located for all Thornbury has to offer. It is next to Turnberries Community Centre which has a wide variety of classes and clubs. The doctor’s surgery is just across the street on St Marys Road and the main high street and shopping centre are a short walk away. The town has a thriving high street and hosts a farmers market twice a month.
Buses to Bristol and other surrounding towns and villages can be caught from Rock Street. Thornbury is well connected by road with the M5 approximately 6 miles away as is the M48 which connects Thornbury to Wales. The closest train station is Bristol Parkway which has fast services to London Paddington. Bristol Parkway station is a 20 minute taxi ride away.
Grace Lodge has been designed with safety and security at the forefront, all apartments and communal areas 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. 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.
Grace Lodge’s manager is on hand throughout the day to support the Owners and keep the development in perfect shape. Grace Lodge is a very social lodge with events ranging from movie nights to strawberry and cream afternoons, board games, music evenings, fitness classes and birthday celebrations.
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.
Grace 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.
Grace 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) £2630.42 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Ground Rent: £555 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Council Tax: Band C
125 year Lease commencing 2015
Pets allowed with permission of the Management Company
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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