Two bedroom first floor retirement apartment in desirable gated development close to bus routes and railway station Read more
Two bedroom first floor retirement apartment in desirable gated development close to bus routes and railway station
Sandalwood is an exclusive development of individual retirement apartments for over 65's, forming part of an attractive white rendered Grade II Listed property fronting Comberton Road, approximately 200 yards from Kidderminster railway station on one of the main routes into the town centre.
With private gated access, the building is set within well tended gardens and grounds with a communal lawned area to the rear. There is also a shared residents car park having a limited number of spaces.
Apartment 12 is situated to the first floor with lift access from the foyer where there is a communal lounge for the use of all residents if required. There is also another communal room to the first floor with kitchen facilities should individual residents wish to socialise or organise family gatherings.
This elegant and well proportioned apartment has a splendid large bay window to the front and various other sash windows throughout, all of which feature sealed unit double glazed panels within the original timber frames.
The lounge measures a most impressive 19'9" in length (max) with a maximum width of almost 11'02"
There is open access to the well appointed kitchen featuring a range of beech effect wall and base cabinets with black granite work surfaces and a range of Bosch appliances to include ceramic hob, stainless steel electric cooker, canopy hood, fridge/freezer and slim line dishwasher. The work surface incorporating the sink unit is height adjustable.
The entrance hallway also gives way to two double bedrooms each with an en-suite shower room. Each bedroom has a good range of fitted furniture, the second bedroom presently used as a study with the ingenious benefit of a fold down bed for occasional use.
The tenure is leasehold for a period of 99 years expiring 31 December 2107, subject to an annual ground rent of £250 per annum and service charge of currently £450 per calendar month (£5400 per annum) which includes thermostatically regulated hot water and underfloor heating plus buildings insurance.
The lease is administered by St Cloud Care, a specialist operator who originally launched the Sandalwood development in 2007 to provide independent living together with a care package. Although the care element is no longer continued, St Cloud also operates the adjacent Holmwood Care Centre as a separate entity, and residents of Sandalwood have access to a certain number of optional paid-for services such as laundry service or provision of hot meals.
The property is available with the benefit of vacant possession upon completion and no upwards chain.
Council Tax is payable to Wyre Forest District Council, the property being rated as Band 'C'.