Flat for sale in King Richard Court, Wootton Brook Close, Northampton NN4

£165,000
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Property description



A Well Presented Two Bedroom Apartment for the over 55's in this popular location of East Hunsbury and benefits from a 24 hour warden and care if required.King Richard Court is a development of 52 private one & two bedrooms apartments arranged around two very pretty courtyards.FacilitiesIn addition to the spacious private properties there are comfortable communal area's which include a lounge, dining room and function room. A waitress-served midday meal is available every day at a modest cost.A team of managers and housekeepers work in shifts and someone is always present 24 hours a day. The monthly service charge covers the costs of external maintenance and upkeep of the courtyards and grounds, 11/2 hrs of domestic assistance each week and 1 hr devoted to the cleaning of the communal area's. Service charge is at a rate of £508.26 pcm. It is on a 99 year lease which commenced 24 June 1991.

Room Dimensions

Entrance Hall

Lounge/Dining Room (17'10x13)

Kitchen (12'3x7'1)

Bedroom One (14'5x10'1)

Bedroom Two (14'2x9'5)

Bathroom

King Richard Court is located in the quiet residential area of East Hunsbury about five miles away from the attractive town of Northampton. There is a small local shopping centre within a couple of minutes’ walk of the Court, with a small supermarket, chemist and a few other shops. There is a large Tesco Supermarket about a mile away; buses for this and for Northampton stop outside the Court. King Richard Court comprises fifty-two apartments on three floors, all accessible both by lift and by stairs. The apartments are arranged around two courtyards, planted and paved to provide a pleasant spot to sit and relax. The Court is surrounded by landscaped gardens and overlooks open countryside nearby.

King Richard Court Facilities

The design of King Richard Court combines style with ease of use and mobility, all floors are accessible by stairs or lift so that even those who need to use a wheelchair can live independently in any part of the building. Conveniently placed electrical sockets reduce the need to bend or overstretch and an emergency call system is installed with pull cords in every room of the development. In addition to the private apartments, there are a number of communal areas in the Court available for use by all Owners.

Garden

King Richard Court possesses its own communal gardens, shrubs and planters throughout the courtyards and grounds, that belong to all the Owners and are maintained by a gardener and/or Owners themselves. A consultative gardening committee will be set up if sufficient Owners are willing to contribute to its work.

Laundry

As an alternative to Owners’ own laundry facilities, the Court has its own communal laundry room. It comes fully equipped with token-operated commercial washing and drying machines. The proceeds that come from use of the equipment belong collectively to the Owners’ funds. If desired, Owners’ washing can be done in the laundry by the Housekeeping Assistants, for which a charge will be made.

Communal Areas

King Richard Court has a communal lounge that is the hub of many of its social activities. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served on a daily basis together with weekly events from whist to keep fit. The Court Manager will be able to provide a copy of the monthly social programme. There is a television (not sure that all of the Courts have a TV yet) and dvd player as well as a stereo providing Owners with the opportunity to enjoy film, concerts and musical evenings. The Court also features a hobbies room where Owners can take part in a number of activities including board games, card games, art and craft. The hobbies room is also used for meetings of either the Court management company or local clubs and societies of which Owners are members.

Guest Suite

Visiting relatives or friends of Owners can be accommodated in our extremely comfortable, guest suite and provided with breakfast. Economically priced and benefiting from the Court’s advantageous proximity to local attractions and public transport, staying at King Richard Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds.
Meals
King Richard Court has its own communal restaurant/dining room that provides a substantial meal every day, usually at lunchtime. Meals are not included in the service charge but are available at cost to all Owners.

Meals

will be taken on a tray to anyone who has requested one and is too unwell to leave their apartment. Guests are always welcome and any special dietary requirements are catered for. Evening meals and themed dinners are regularly held at the Court and light suppers can be arranged if requested.

Housekeeping/Staffing

There are many more staff than are generally found in traditional sheltered housing. A Manager and team of Duty Managers work in shifts and somebody is always present, twenty-four hours a day. The monthly service charge covers the cost of external maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, one-and-a-half hours of domestic assistance per week per individual property, as well as an hour per property devoted to the cleaning of the communal areas.

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Nearby transport

  • Northampton (2.3 miles)
  • Long Buckby (10.0 miles)
  • Wolverton (10.4 miles)
  • Coventry Airport (27.0 miles)
  • London Luton Airport (32.1 miles)
  • Birmingham International Airport (39.8 miles)
  • Kew Pier (56.2 miles)
  • Richmond St. Helena Pier (57.5 miles)
  • Richmond Landing Stage (57.6 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • East Hunsbury Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • Wootton Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • Simon de Senlis Primary School (0.7 miles)
  • Bosworth Independent College (3.0 miles)
  • Stephenson Academy (11.3 miles)
  • Stowe School (13.0 miles)
  • Wootton Park School (0.3 miles)
  • Northampton High School (0.6 miles)
  • Abbeyfield School (0.8 miles)
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