McCarthy House Yeoman Road, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3FA

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Property for sale in , Fleet
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Sold STC
  • Russell Lodge
     Branksomewood Road
  • Kitchen
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  • Lounge
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  • Lounge
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  • Bedroom One
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  • Bedroom One
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  • Shower Room
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  • Bedroom Two
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  • Hallway
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  • Russell Lodge
     Branksomewood Road
  • Gardens
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  • Gardens
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  • Patio Area
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  • Guest Bedroom
     Branksomewood Road
  • Owners Lounge
     Branksomewood Road

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  • Two double bedroom, second floor apartment
  • Situated at the rear of the property in a quiet position
  • Deceptively spacious
  • 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
  • Guest suite for visitors & use of over 150 guest suites in Retirement lodges across the country
  • Owners’ private car park

Stratton and King are delighted to be marketing this lovely two double bedroom apartment which is situated in a quiet position at the rear of the development. The property offers deceptively spacious accommodation throughout, a lovely quiet position whilst still being only a very short distance from the shopping facilities and coffee shops in Fleet. The Lounge is a lovely room and has a pleasant outlook over the neighbouring trees. There is ample space for living and dining room furniture and a door leading to the Kitchen. The Kitchen offers a range of eye and base level units with working surfaces over and tiled splashbacks. There is a built in waist height oven, 4 ring electric hob with extractor hood over, a fridge, freezer and washer dryer. A window allows lots of light and ventilation into this room. Bedroom One is a generous double room which has a useful built in wardrobe. Bedroom Two is also a double room which has ample space for a double bed and bedroom furniture. This room could also be utilised as a dining room/study/hobbies room. The Shower room has a curved glass shower cubicle, a wc and a wash hand basin with vanity unit beneath. Perfectly complementing this wonderful apartment are three storage cupboards which are located in the hallway.


Russell Lodge is a beautiful development of 46 one and two bedroom retirement apartments located in the town of Fleet. It is named after John Russell, the British American art critic born in Fleet who contributed to both The Sunday Times and The New York Times for more than half a century.  Russell is widely credited with helping to bring a generation of postwar British artists to international attention.


Well located just off Fleet’s traditional high street, the development is ideally placed for the town centre shops and amenities, which include a number of High Street shops alongside smaller independent retailers and a good selection of cafes, coffee shops and restaurants.  There is also a modern indoor shopping centre, Hart Shopping Centre, which is home to over 40 High Street brands.


Hart Leisure Centre has facilities which include a 25 metre pool, gym, squash and badminton courts and holds regular classes and activities which cater for those over 60.  To the north of the town and set amongst stately pines and silver birch trees, the North Hants Golf Club has a modern and welcoming clubhouse and an 18-hole heathland course for both members and visitors to enjoy.  The Club also hosts a number of Open Tournaments each year, including the prestigious Hampshire Hog.


Basingstoke Canal runs through the area and is a popular area for walking, cycling, boating, picnicking and fishing.  Along the route you can enjoy the picturesque villages of Greywell and Odiham, the historic King John’s Castle and Fleet Nature Reserve.  Adjacent to the canal this small nature reserve is home to Fleet Pond, Hampshire’s largest freshwater lake, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a haven for wildlife.


Fleet is ideally placed for exploring the surrounding Hampshire towns and many parishes of unspoiled villages and pretty hamlets and has excellent transport links.  The town has a train station with regular services to London Waterloo and is close to the M3 motorway with access to both the south coast, London and beyond.


Russell 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. 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. 


Russell Lodge’s manager, Ian, is on hand throughout the day to support the owners and keep the development in perfect shape. Ian 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. 


Russell 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. 


Russell 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.


The Lodge and the apartment are heated by a communal Air Source Heating.  The costs for the heating are included in the service charges.


Additional Information


Service Charge (Year ending 31st May 2021): £3,103.59 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months


Ground rent: £610.00 per annum. Collected by Millstream Management every 6 months


Council Tax:  Band D


125 lease years commencing February 2015


Pets allowed with permission from Managing agent.


Service charges include: Careline system, buildings insurance, water and sewerage rates, Air Source Heating, communal cleaning, air source heating, 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. 


CONSENTS We have not had sight of any relevant building regulations, guarantees or planning consents all relevant documentation pertaining to this property should be checked with your legal advisor before exchanging contracts. 


Property Particulars Disclaimer: These particulars are intended only as general guidance. The Company therefore gives notice that none of the material issued or visual depictions of any kind made on behalf of the Company can be relied upon as accurately describing any of the Specified Matters prescribed by any Order made under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations, 2008. Nor do they constitute a contract, part of a contract or a warranty.


 


Branksomewood Road
Fleet GU51 4JS
County: Hampshire
Sale Type: Sold STC
Ref #: 00000780

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