A First Floor Apartment For The Active Retired Within Walking Distance Of The Well Served Centre Of Barnards Green And Offering Two Bedroomed Accommodation With Heating, Double Glazing, Reception Hall, Lounge, Kitchen, Bathroom (With Shower), Views Of The Malvern Hills, Beautifully Maintained Communal Gardens, Residents Lounge And Laundry Room, A Lift And Wheelchair Access. No Chain. Energy Rating 'C'.
Location & Description
16 Merrievale Court enjoys a convenient position in one of Malvern's premier areas only a couple of minutes walk from the bustling centre of Barnards Green where there is a fine range of amenities including shops and banks, the Co-operative supermarket, post office and takeaways. Great Malvern railway station is less than a quarter of a mile away and the property is also within walking distance of open common land. The wider facilities of Great Malvern are about a mile distant. Here there are additional shops and banks, Waitrose supermarket, the renowned theatre and cinema complex and the Splash leisure pool and gymnasium. Junction 1 of the M50 motorway south of Upton upon Severn is about 9 miles away and junction 7 of the M5 at Worcester is a similar distance.
Constructed in the late 1980s Merrievale Court is an imaginatively conceived complex of 21 properties arranged over three floors. It is designed to cater for the active retired and is available to buyers over the age of 60 years. A resident manager ensures the smooth running of The Court and is available to assist with queries or problems and help in the event of illness or emergencies. The apartment has an alarm system which allows two way contact between the residents and the manager. In the manager's absence the alarm is linked by telephone to a local authority centre or control providing cover every day of the year. The building also has a lift, wheelchair access, a shared resident's lounge (with kitchen and toilet facilities), a laundry room (fitted with washing machines and tumble driers) and a guest's suite for overnight visitors.
Apartment 16 is at first floor level and enjoys a south facing aspect across the rooftops of Barnards Green and a view of the Malvern Hills to the west. The property has electric storage heating, double glazed windows, fitted carpets and cavity wall insulation. The easy to maintain accommodation includes an entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom with WC bath and shower. It also has excellent storage facilities. Merrievale Court is set in well maintained and attractively landscaped communal grounds where there is parking for residents and visitors.
With doors leading to resident managers office and to a communal hallway. Stairs and lift also to
Storage heater, large walk-in airing cupboard (4'8 x 4'4) with storage space. Telephone for communal entry system. Smoke alarm. Emergency alarm system pull cord and call panel.
Lounge. - 3.66m (12ft 0in) x 3.43m (11ft 3in) min (max 16'3)
Feature fireplace with mantle, surround and marble hearth supporting 'Livng Flame' electric fire. Storage heater, TV aerial point, wall light point and emergency alarm system with pull cord. Telephone point. This room has an additional recess with bookshelving. South facing double glazed window.
Kitchen - 2.67m (8ft 9in) x 2.31m (7ft 7in)
Range of eye and floor level cupboards with work surfaces and tiled surrounds and with pelmet lighting above and incorporating a stainless steel sink unit, four ring electric HOB with extractor hood over, eye level COOKER and GRILL, emergency alarm system with pull cord, Creda slimline wall heater and extractor fan
Bedroom 1 - 4.06m (13ft 4in) x 2.67m (8ft 9in)
Storage heater, range of fitted wardrobes with hanging rails, cupboards, three drawers and three glass display shelves. South facing double glazed window. Emergency alarm system pull cord.
Bedroom 2 - 2.74m (9ft 0in) x 2.01m (6ft 7in)
Creda slimline heater, south facing double glazed window. Emergency alarm system pull cord.
Bathroom - 2.29m (7ft 6in) x 2.21m (7ft 3in)
Panelled bath with tiled surround and shower over, vanity wash basin with cupboard below and fluorescent shaving light above. Close coupled WC, heated towel rail and wall mounted heater.
The residents have access to and free run of the well maintained communal grounds which surround the complex. Within the curtilage and grounds there are several off road parking spaces which although not specifically allocated are for residents and visitors alike.
There are a number of communal facilities including a Resident's Lounge with coffee area for regular community activities, a Laundry with washing machines and driers and a Guest Suite, which can be booked for a small fee via the House Manager. The House Manager herself is available on site during office hours. Out of hours there is an emergency call care facility which is included within the service charge.
Tenure and Service Charges
We are advised that the property is held on Leasehold basis for a period of 99 years commencing from 1988. There is a weekly Service Charge of £59.58 (£3098.43 per annum) fixed until 1st April 2017. There is also a current ground rent of £50.00 per annum.
We have been advised that mains electricity, water and drainage are connected to the property. This information has not been checked with the respective service providers and interested parties may wish to make their own enquiries with the relevant authorities. No statement relating to services or appliances should be taken to infer that such items are in satisfactory working order and intending purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves where necessary.
COUNCIL TAX BAND "B"
This information may have been obtained by telephone call only and applicants are advised to consider obtaining written confirmation.
Strictly by appointment through the Agent's Malvern office 01684 892809.
From the traffic lights in the centre of Great Malvern proceed down Church Street. Follow this route for approximately half a mile (past Malvern St James Girls School and playing fields) to a major island in the centre of Barnards Green. Take the third exit to the left (towards Upton) still continuing along Barnards Green Road. Leave the shopping centre passing Geraldine Road on your right. Merrievale Court is the next building on the right after about 50 yards. Visitors are advised to park in front of the building if there is space to do so.