Retirement units have just gone on sale in Ely – retailing at £224,950 and over for a one-bedroom apartment, with weekly service charges on top.
The first phase of “retirement living plus” apartments in Lisle Lane are now being sold off plan, with one-bedroom units going for at least £224,950 and two-bedroom units being sold for at least £299,950.
The Roslyn Court development will initially have 58 apartments, as well as a restaurant and landscaped communal garden.
It will feature wheelchair access, lifts to all floors, intruder alarms, a camera entry system and staff on call around the clock.
Residents will be expected to pay service charges of £133.89 per week for a one-bedroom apartment or £177.07 per week for a two-bedroom unit.
This will include staff costs, building and systems maintenance, the cleaning of communal areas and windows, upkeep of gardens and grounds, and water rates and power for communal areas, as well as “provision for on-site catering”.
On their website, developers McCarthy & Stone say: “we are completely transparent with our service charges for running the development. They do not cover external costs such as your Council Tax, gas and electricity or TV, but do include the cost of your House Manager, your water and sewerage rates, our 24 hour emergency call system, the heating and maintenance of all communal areas and all external window cleaning, exterior property maintenance and gardening.”
Designed for the over 70s, all apartments will feature fully fitted kitchens with electric windows, bathrooms with heated towel rails and raised height electrical sockets and “energy efficient heating” throughout. In addition, they will boast a 24 hour emergency call system “for your peace of mind”. The development will be staffed 24 hours a day.
The site will include a function room and guest suite for visitors.
On its advertising brochure, McCarthy & Stone describe Ely as a “beautiful cathedral city”, located within easy reach of Cambridge, with “excellent” transport links to surrounding areas.
“Perfect for the demands of modern living, Ely has a Post Office, a range of convenience stores and a great selection of highly-rated local restaurants. Just a short distance from Roslyn Court is a large Sainsbury’s supermarket. There is an award-winning Farmers’ Market twice a month, and weekly general and craft markets in this vibrant and dynamic city. The nearest Doctors’ surgery is a quick drive away.”
McCarthy & Stone are running weekly information sessions about Roslyn Court at Ely Cathedral Conference Centre from Friday, October 20.
For more information click here.