- Stunning ground floor two double bedroom apartment
- Private patio area
- Beautifully maintained throughout
- Shower room and separate WC
- Fantastic storage
- Situated close to local shopping facilities and bus routes
- Fully fitted kitchen with window
- Residents car parking
- Owners Lounge, Laundry room and Guest Suite
A stunning two double bedroom, Ground Floor Apartment at the prestigious Atkins Lodge in Orpington. The apartment has been beautifully maintained and offers deceptively spacious accommodation throughout. The apartment has a large lounge and a fully glazed patio door and side window into the gardens and patio. The modern fitted kitchen has integrated appliances including fridge, freezer, cooker hob and waist height oven. The master bedroom is a large double room and has a fitted sliding mirror door wardrobe whilst bedroom two is another double room with ample space for bedroom furniture. The shower room has a large curved glass shower enclosure, a WC and a wash hand basin. This room is perfectly finished with a vanity unit and an electric towel heater. This wonderful apartment also offers a separate cloakroom which has been fitted with a WC and wash hand basin.
Designed and built to the very highest standards throughout both the apartment and shared spaces, every detail has been considered from fitting plenty of plug sockets and Illuminated Light Switches, nothing has been missed. The Lodge has beautifully Landscaped Gardens and a patio to the Owners’ Lounge and a private Owners’ Car Park.
The Lodge has a super efficient Ground Source Heat Pump which provides heating and hot water to the lodge and the apartments. The cost of this is shared through the service charge and saves owners hundreds of pounds in utility costs.
Atkins Lodge is a delightful development of 50 one and two bedroom retirement apartments in Orpington. Orpington is a great location with several shopping centres and supermarkets close bay to the Lodge. The Walnuts leisure centre is a great local sports centre with swimming pools, a gym, multi purpose sports halls and squash courts. The Priory Gardens are directly opposite the Lodge with ornamental gardens and ponds and is home to a medieval “hall house” containing Bromley museum. The Crofton Roman Villa, near Orpington’s railway station and the Parish Church is a site of historic interest. Towards the South of Orpington in Farnborough, is the High Elms Country Park Local Nature Reserve with 250 acres of countryside combined with a gold course and it is a site of Special Scientific Interest. Bromley is just 56 miles away from Orpington with further leisure facilities including a cinema and The Churchill Theatre Bromley. Orpington is well served by public transport with regular buses and trains into and around London.
The Lodge itself is well equipped with a Guest Suite, Wellbeing Suite, fully fitted Laundry Room and a Buggy Store with charging point.
Atkins 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.
Atkins Lodge’s manager, Stella, is on hand throughout the day to support the Owners and keep the development in perfect shape. Stella 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.
Atkins 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.
Atkins 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): £1,553.32 per 6 months.
Ground rent (2018-2019): £305 per 6 months
Council tax band D
120 lease years remaining
Pets allowed with permission of the Management Company
Service charges include: Careline system, buildings insurance, water and sewerage rates, ground source heat pump for heating and hot water for the apartment, communal cleaning, utilities and maintenance, garden maintenance, lift maintenance, lodge manager and a contribution to the contingency fund.