Folio: A rarely available one bedroom first floor apartment with its own private balcony/terrace and underfloor heating. The property is situated in the wonderful setting of Orchard Lea Retirement Village, which is for the over 55s and is located just one mile from the picturesque village of Sawbridgeworth, with shopping facilities, public houses and restaurants.
Orchard Lea is in a scenic area of approximately 20 acres, which includes The Rivers private hospital and specialist nursing centre with communal centre where residents can meet and take part in all kinds of activities if desired. A monthly service charge payment takes away the worries of heating and lighting costs in your home plus external maintenance, window cleaning, gardening, building insurance, water rates, telephone rental and one three course meal a day is provided for each resident in the restaurant, if required. The emergency call facility operates 24 hours a day and there is a “good neighbour check” made. Further assistance can be arranged.
Orchard Lea’s main entrance leads past the management suite into a large, attractive, open and bright communal area which has plenty of comfortable seating, an area where residents and visitors can relax and socialise. This area leads off into the restaurant/dining room.
The communal area also leads to the stairs and lift to the first floor where there is also a hair salon. Another smaller communal area provides additional seating for residents on the first floor. A door from here leads out onto the private covered veranda for 21 Orchard Lea. The veranda has an area suitable for a table, chairs, pot plants etc. There are stairs at the far end of the veranda leading down onto the communal gardens.
The front door at 21 Orchard Lea opens into:
Large Carpeted Entrance Hall
With access to loft space, large airing cupboard housing a high pressure lagged copper cylinder (fitted in September 2021) and shelving, leading through into:
15' x 11' 4" (4.57m x 3.45m) with a sunny aspect with a large double glazed window to rear offering views onto communal grounds, oak wall units (to remain), t.v. aerial point, ceiling and underfloor heating, thermostat control to wall, fitted carpet, leading through into:
10' 8" x 8' 2" (3.25m x 2.49m) comprising a stainless steel single bowl, single drainer sink with hot and cold taps and cupboards under, further range of matching base and eye level units, incorporating a four-ring Whirlpool hob with oven and grill to side and extractor above, recess and plumbing for washer/dryer, positioning for fridge/freezer, double glazed window to front, thermostat control to wall, spotlighting to ceiling, tile effect vinyl flooring. All white goods to remain.
10' 4" x 9' 10" (3.15m x 3.00m) with a double glazed window to rear, array of built-in wardrobes, matching chest of drawers and dressing table, recently fitted carpet.
Newly Fitted Room
Comprising a tiled shower with a thermostatically controlled shower, pedestal wash hand basin, flush w.c., fully tiled walls, opaque double glazed window to front, fitted cabinet with mirrored doors, heated towel rail, non-slip flooring.
There are large sunny communal gardens with pathways through to seating areas. The gardens are beautifully landscaped and have both southerly and easterly aspects.
125 years from 1992.
For a one bedroom unit, single occupancy is £232.33 per week and double occupancy is £290.78 per week. This fee covers a daily three course luncheon, all heating and lighting, water rates, telephone rental, 24-hour aid call, buildings insurance, external maintenance, external window cleaning and gardening.
There is also a wide range of additional services available as and when you require including housekeeping, hairdressing and handyman services, prices of which depend on requirements.
East Herts District Council