- Wonderful Views towards Poundbury and over the communal gardens
- On site Residents Parking
- Light and airy Kitchen
- Beautifully maintained development close to bus routes
- Stunning communal gardens
- Owners Lounge, Laundry room and Wellbeing suite
- Lodge Manager available 5 days a week
- Guest Suite for visitors and the use of over 150 guest suites in Churchill Developments
Stratton and King are delighted to be marketing this lovely one bedroom first floor apartment which is situated at the rear of the development, overlooking the communal gardens and enjoying views towards Poundbury. The well-proportioned Lounge offers a pleasant outlook and a feature fireplace with attractive surround. The Kitchen, which is accessed via the Lounge, has been superbly fitted to include a range of eye and base level units with working surfaces over. There is an integrated waist height oven and an electric hob with extractor hood over. A window overlooks the gardens and has views towards Poundbury. The Bedroom is a comfortable double room which has a useful built in mirror fronted wardrobe. There is ample space for additional furniture if required. Perfectly complementing this fantastic apartment is a shower room with a curved glass shower cubicle, WC and wash hand basin and a useful storage cupboard which is accessed via the hallway.
The Lodge has a fully equipped laundry room, well-being suite, owners lounge and a private car park for the owners.
Barnes Lodge is a stylish development of 40 one and two bedroom retirement apartments in Dorchester, a historic market town. Dorchester town centre offers a wealth of High Street stores, coffee shops and restaurants and a weekly market day. Transport links are excellent with frequent bus services.
Barnes 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. Barnes Lodge has a fully equipped laundry room, wellbeing suite and a private owners’ car park.
Barnes Lodge’s manager, Abi, is on hand throughout the day to support the owners and keep the development in perfect shape. Abi 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.
Barnes 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.
Barnes 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.
Please note: The vendor is willing to include the following
items with the sale of the property:
Bedroom – Bed, Curtains, Bedside Tables, 5 drawer unit, 8
Service Charge (Year ending 31st May 2020): £2,405.57 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months
Ground rent (Year ending 31st May 2020) £555 per annum.
Council Tax Band C
125 lease years commencing 2014
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.