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2 bedroom retirement property for sale

Florence Court, Trowbridge
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Retirement property
2 bed
1 bath

Key information

Tenure: Leasehold | unconfirmed share | unconfirmed yrs left
Council tax, if payable: Ask agent
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Property description & features

  • Tenure: Leasehold
  • First Floor Corner Apartment
  • High Quality Extra Care Facilities
  • 75% Equity Share
  • Two Double Bedrooms
  • Wet Room and a Separate Cloakroom
  • Juliet Balcony Overlooking Landscaped Gardens
  • EPC Rating B
  • No Onward Chain
SITUATION Florence Court is situated close to the Bradley Road with access from Rutland Crescent about half a mile to the West of the town centre. There is a supermarket a short walk away and the town centre offers an excellent range of shopping, leisure and educational amenities within easy distance. 

DESCRIPTION Florence Court is an exceptional extra care housing scheme run by the non-profit Bedfordshire Pilgrim Housing Association and specifically designed for the needs of people aged over 55 who feel they may need additional care in the future, or who already have care needs. Individual care plans are flexible to meet the changing needs of each resident. Care is provided by the charitable Orders of St John Care Trust.

Florence Court provides for independent living in light, airy and spacious homes in a friendly and supportive community. The individual homes are built to a high standard and are economical, while spacious communal areas provide excellent additional facilities.

This particular flat is exceptional, offering significantly more space than the standard units (837 sq ft; 77.8 sq m). It is located on the first floor with windows and a Juliet balcony overlooking the trees, flower beds and pathways of the well-tended private garden accessible to residents. The apartment, due to its position on an inside corner, has more spacious living space, a larger hall (with good storage and plenty of space for mobility equipment if needed), and a second separate WC.

Prospective buyers should be over 55. Applications are subject to approval from BPHA.

There are 40 two-bedroom apartments in the scheme which combine affordable homes of mainly shared ownership properties with some for rent and offering a wide range of services including on site care staff, non-resident manager and full alarm system.

The whole development is well designed and spacious standing in its own grounds. There are social and community activities within the development including hair salon and treatment room, TV lounge, dining room, library, laundry room and games/activities room. There are facilities and charging points for mobility scooters, parking for residents and visitors and extensive well-maintained gardens.  

DIRECTIONS From the centre of Trowbridge take the Bradley/Westbury Road turn left into Rutland Crescent and the entrance to Florence Court will be found on the left hand side. 


COMMUNAL ENTRANCE HALL Secure entry system to communal entrance hall which includes the managers office, access to the communal living room, residents library and public WC. Secure fob entry system to the residents apartments with lifts and stairs to all floors. 

LARGE ENTRANCE HALLWAY Secure entrance door. Useful linen cupboard and storage/cloak cupboard. Coved ceilings. Radiator. 

CLOAKROOM 5' 2" x 3' 4" (1.57m x 1.02m) With low level WC with raised pan and wash hand basin. Vinyl flooring. 

SITTING ROOM 14' 6" x 18' (4.42m x 5.49m) This is an irregular shaped room with door to Juliet balcony. Coved ceiling, TV point, telephone point and two wall lights. Radiator. 

KITCHEN 10' 10" x 7' 5" (3.3m x 2.26m) Being fitted with an extensive range of matching wood finished wall and base units with round edge laminated worktops and tiled splash backs. Stainless steel single drainer sink unit, four ring electric hob with extractor fan above and built in electric oven. Coved ceiling. Internal window to the communal passage way. 

BEDROOM ONE 9' 10" x 17' 2" (3m x 5.23m) With coved ceiling and window to the rear. Radiator. 

BEDROOM TWO 7' 9" x 11' 9" (2.36m x 3.58m) With coved ceiling and window to the rear. Radiator. 

WET ROOM 8' 5" x 7' 5" (2.57m x 2.26m) With shower area, low level WC with raised pan and wash hand basin. Tiled splash backs. Non slip wet floor. Extractor fan. Wall light and shaver point. Radiator. 


FRONT In front of Florence Court there is a generous communal parking area for visitors and residents. There is also a private side access leading onto the Bradford Road providing convenient access to an Aldi and other local amenities including a bus stop. 

COMMUNAL GARDENS The attractive and well maintained grounds are on a westerly aspect and landscaped with areas of lawn with an assortment of flowers and plants with a shrub border, paved areas with seating and a communal drying area. 

TENURE The property is Leasehold. Our clients are selling a 75% share of the title. The lease is from June 2011 for 125 years. 

COUNCIL TAX The property is in band C with the amount payable for 2022/23 being £1,919.07. 

CHARGES The service charge is approximately £549.54 per calendar month which includes gas, electricity and water bill for each apartment. The maintenance and cleaning of communal areas are also included. There is an annual review of these charges.

The core care charge is approximately £167.36 per month which covers care manager, night care staff and emergency calls.

Additional care is provided at an hourly rate of £22.80.

There is an assignment and admin fee on re sale.

SERVICES Main services of gas, electricity, water and drainage are connected. 

AGENTS NOTE *Personal Statement*

The son and daughter of the previous residents say 'Our parents loved living at Florence Court. They always said it was the best decision they ever made. Their flat gave them a home with the ideal combination of independence, support and sense of community. When they needed it, the care provided by the wonderful St John's Trust team was friendly, flexible, consistent and high quality. The surroundings were extremely pleasant and practical in the flat, in the building and in the tranquil gardens. Shared ownership meant they could free up equity and afford care costs as needed within their home. We cant recommend Florence Court too highly'. 

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CODE 10705 24/07/22 

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