- One bedroom First Floor retirement apartment
- 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
A first floor, one bedroom apartment to the quiet rear of the building. The living room has a feature electric fireplace and surround and a Juliet balcony with views out across the rear gardens and patios. The bedroom is a large double room and has fitted sliding door mirror wardrobes. The kitchen has a modern white gloss finish and wood effect worktops and is fully fitted with integrated appliances. The shower room is tiled with a walk in curved glass shower. The hallway has a large airing cupboard for storage. The Lodge has a private owners’ car park to the front of the lodge and a fully equipped Laundry Room for the use of owners.
The apartment is heated by a super efficient air source heat pump which is included in the service charges.
Abbots Lodge is an exclusive development of 49 one and two bedroom apartments in the City of Canterbury. The Lodge is in the perfect location just to the edge of the City Centre giving easy access to the impressive range of shops and places to eat and visit. The cathedral City of Canterbury lies on the River Stour and is situated in the County of Kent, known as the Garden of England. There is a wide variety of leisure activities and amenities in Canterbury, including a visit to the famous Canterbury Cathedral, which is the oldest in England, the Ghost Tour around the City and historic river trips to name a few.
Canterbury is home of Kent County Cricket Club with the St Lawrence Ground being situated to the South of the City, one of the oldest grounds on which first-class cricket is played. Another famous attraction is the recently re-opened Marlowe Theatre which is named after the playwright Christopher Marlowe, who was born and attended school in the City.
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.
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, Sue, is on hand throughout the day to support the residents and keep the development in perfect shape. Sue 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.
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.
Service Charge (2018-2019): £1,967.51 annual charge
Ground Rent (2018-2019): £545 annual charge
Council Tax: Band C: £1,429.85
120 lease years remaining
Service charges include: Careline system, buildings insurance, water and sewerage rates, communal cleaning, utilities and maintenance, apartment heating from the Lodges heat pump, garden maintenance, lift maintenance, lodge manager and a contribution to the contingency fund.