- One bedroom second floor retirement apartment
- Fully fitted kitchen with integrated appliances
- South West facing
- 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
- 125 year Lease commencing 2011
A South West facing, One Bedroom Second Floor Apartment at Royal Lodge in Gillingham. The apartment is empty and ready to move into and in great condition throughout. The living room is bright and airy. The kitchen has a modern wood finish with integrated appliances including a fridge, freezer, oven, glass hob and extractor hood. The bedroom is a large double with a fitted sliding door mirror wardrobe and the bathroom has bath with shower and glass screen over and washbasin with double cupboard unit below.
Royal lodge has a private car park, laundry room and buggy store with charging points for the owners.
Located in the town of Gillingham in the Blackmore Vale countryside, Royal Lodge is a delightful development of 35 one and two bedroom apartments. It is names after the Royal Hotel which formerly stood on the site.
Gillingham was once used as a location by Thomas Hardy in his novel Jude the Obscure, in which it was given the name Leddenton ands the town has a historic centre with many old character buildings. St Mary the Virgin Church and the town museum have a range of interesting artefacts related to the town’s history including items from the Saxons who had a stronghold there.
Royal Lodge is ideally located at the end of the High Street within easy reach of the local shops and essential amenities including a doctors, supermarket, dentist, post office and library. It is also well located for the Riversmeet, a community, sports nd fitness centre with facilities which include a fitness suite, sports hall, swimming pool, dance studio and therapy room and the town’s bowling club.
Gillingham has a well maintained and marked network of public rights of way if you wish to explore the old hedgerows and field systems that still exist around the town and are home to a wide variety of bird life and wildlife, or you can always obtain a permit to fish the town’s rivers or the nearby Lodden Lakes.
Gillingham is ideally placed for exploring the surrounding area of North Dorset, somerset and Wiltshire with a great road network. The town is on the Exeter to London railway line making rail travel across the UK easy.
Royal 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.
Royal Lodge’s manager, Jean, is on hand throughout the day to support the residents and keep the development in perfect shape. Jean 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.
Royal 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.
Royal 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 (1.6.19 - 31.5.20): £2,150.56 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Ground Rent: £588.66 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Council Tax Band D
125 year Lease from May 2011
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.