Park Lodge, Queens Park Avenue, Billericay

Price £125,000 - Available


  • One Bed Retirement Flat in the ever popular Park Lodge Complex with a Bus Stop right outside
  • Long Hall with big walk-in Store Room
  • Fitted Kitchen with built-in Oven and Hob
  • The On-site Manager gives added reassurance via a panic alarm and two way communication in the flat
  • Further features include a Laundry Room, Hairdressing salon and Guest Suite.
  • Bright and sunny flat as all the windows have a South-West facing aspect.
  • 18ft Lounge/Diner - plenty of room for a sofa set up one end, table and chairs the other
  • Bedroom with fitted wardrobes and Bathroom currently arranged as a Shower Room
  • Communal Lounges allow get togethers with other residents
  • Shops adjacent include a Co-Op Supermarket, Newsagent and Chemist.

A sunny South Facing 1st Floor Retirement Apartment in Park Lodge, a popular development for the over 55's on the ever sought after Queens Park Estate in North-West Billericay.

Park Lodge is a purpose built Retirement Complex conveniently positioned next door to 'The Pantiles' Neighbourhood Shopping Centre, the shops here including a large Co-Op Supermarket, Newsagents, Chemist, Opticians and Doctors.
A bus stop right outside provides a great Bus Service to the High Street.

On-site facilities include a Residents Lounge open plan to a Sun Lounge area that leads onto the Communal garden and Terrace, each where you often see groups of residents enjoying a chat, an area of tables and chairs for games nights, Communal Computers, Laundry Room, and an on-site Hairdressers.

The Flat itself has a long Hall with a very big walk-in Store Room, 18ft Lounge/Diner with the window pouring in the sun as its south facing, separate fitted Kitchen, the Bedroom and a Bathroom (currently arranged as a Shower Room).

Subject to Vendors approval, it may be possible to go in between Exchange and Completion to do works to suit the individual buyer going in.


The Accommodation

Sliding Door leading through to a Covered Area with the Main Entrance Door ahead (with Secure Entry Phone Intercom linked to all the flats). This leads through to:


MAIN COMMUNAL ENTRANCE AREA/LOBBY

Adjacent to the Main Entrance is the House Managers office. The immediate area around this, encompassing the Residents Lounge, Sun Lounge areas and a large area with tables and chairs for informal gatherings.

There is a lift and stairs accessing each floor. Our flat is quietly away from the hussle and bussle of the main entrance, to the far South side of the development where its own private Entrance Door leads through to:


ENTRANCE HALL

Wall mounted Door Entry & Alarm System giving two-way speech communication between you and the House Manager in case of emergency, and acting as a link to the Main Entrance door to let visitors in.

A huge 5ft 5" x 4ft 5" (1.6m x 1.4m) full height walk-in Store Room also houses the two water tanks (hot and cold) and incorporates the Loft Hatch - yes, this apartment comes with its own Loft! Ideal for suitcases and the Christmas tree!


LOUNGE/DINER 18ft 3" x 9ft 4" (5.6m x 2.9m)

Well-lit by a deep box bay window and with two Dimplex electric storage heaters - which use cheaper off-peak electricity, usually overnight, storing heat in bricks encased in the heater. During the day this heat is slowly released providing cheaper daytime heating.

There is plenty of room for both a Sofa set and a Table and Chairs too.


KITCHEN 8ft 5" x 6ft (2.6m x 1.8m)

Fitted Oak effect units incorporate a built-in Electric Hob with integrated Extractor Hood above and Oven below. In amongst the cupboards are spaces below the worktops for two appliances.


BEDROOM 13ft 7" x 8ft 8" (4.2m x 2.7m)

Also with a south-west facing window and Dimplex Storage Heater, the bedroom also has two fitted double wardrobes and a further single wardrobe.


BATHROOM

Currently fitted out as a user-friendly Shower Room featuring a Mira Advance Electric Shower with a nifty fitted folding seat.


PARK LODGE

Built by Wimpey Retirement Homes, the development comprises 79 one and two-bedroom apartments arranged over 2 floors, the upper floor served by LIFTS.

The complex is set within its own landscaped Grounds with parking available for visitors courtesy of 2 CAR PARKS, the front main car park and a further smaller rear car park.

Aimed specifically at the over 55's, this is a development which allows you to live in a self-contained apartment offering total independence, yet with added security should you require it, and in a location which is convenient for everything.

An experienced management company takes care of all external maintenance offering residents peace of mind without intruding into their privacy.

Features of the development include a Residents Lounge, second Lounge available as a games room, Salon for visiting Hairdressers, coin operated Laundry and a Guest Suite for friends and family for overnight visits.


Emergency alarm pull-cords are provided in each of the rooms of the apartment. Pulling the cord will immediately alert the House Manager to your need for help.

When the Manager is off-duty, the system is linked to an Emergency 24-hour Response Unit. ' Either in person, or through the alarm intercom, you can be sure there will always be someone available in the event of an emergency, day or night, every day of the year.


LEASE

Subject to confirmation via the Solicitors, we understand the Lease to be 99 years from December 1983.

The current Service Charge is £177.80 per month.

The service charge covers the Warden and the associated 24hr emergency careline costs, maintenance of the grounds, buildings insurance and water rates. All the property owner is responsible for, is their own heating, lighting, decoration, and maintenance of their own flat and Council Tax.

The Ground Rent is £75 per year.


LOCATION

Adjacent to Park Lodge is the Queens Park shopping centre which will provide most everyday needs. Shops include a Co-Op supermarket, Boots the Chemist, newsagent, florist, dry cleaner and a pet shop.

There is also a Doctors surgery, Dentist, and Opticians.

The 'NIBS' bus stop outside the development provides transport to the high street and nearby towns.



Lease Length
60 Years

Notice
Please note we have not tested any apparatus, fixtures, fittings, or services. Interested parties must undertake their own investigation into the working order of these items. All measurements are approximate and photographs provided for guidance only.

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