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Nearest Stations

  • Letchworth Rail Station - 0.5 miles
  • Hitchin Rail Station - 2.1 miles
  • Baldock Rail Station - 2.1 miles
  • Arlesey Rail Station - 4.1 miles
  • Stevenage Rail Station - 5.0 miles
THE PROPERTY
Ralph Swingler Place is a complex of considerable distinction with a minimum age requirement for residents of 55. It comprises a central three-storey apartment block complemented by a range of equally impressive retirement cottages, all contributing to a small intimate development with an excellent community atmosphere. The development is professionally managed to a high standard which includes the provision of an on site management team that helps to remove the hassle of day to day home ownership.
The service charge also includes building insurance, the maintenance of communal areas such as the gardens, swimming pool and lift/stairs in the apartment block and all external repairs. It should be noted that no pets are permitted. with in the development.

The apartment block has a lift to all three floors and No 8 is a spacious apartment on the first floor. Even if you are scaling down from something really substantial, you are unlikely to feel at all cramped in this generously proportioned home with its large dining hall, spacious sitting room with large balcony/sun deck off, fitted kitchen and two double bedrooms, one with an en suite shower room and the other with a door to the bathroom. The sun deck provides very pleasant outdoor space. The apartment benefits from secure entry-phone system linked to the main external entrance door, double-glazing and independent gas fired central heating.

THE OUTSIDE
The apartments and houses of Ralph Swingler Place are set in grounds of over 2 acres, which include beautifully maintained gardens.

The residents have exclusive use of a heated indoor swimming pool.

The apartment has a private parking space and there is provision for visitors' parking.

THE LOCATION
Ralph Swingler Place is conveniently located at the eastern end of Sollershott East on the favoured south side of the town. It is just half a mile from the town centre and within three-quarters of a mile of the mainline railway station. Letchworth Garden City is on the Cambridge to London Kings Cross mainline with services running regularly throughout the day. The fastest service to London Kings Cross takes just 29 minutes with Cambridge 26 minutes away in the other direction. Junction 9 on the A1(M) is only 2.2 miles away by car.

Designed in the early 20th Century to combine the benefits of town and country, Letchworth Garden City was the world's first example of this concept and succeeds to this day in achieving its aim. The town provides excellent shops, leisure facilities and green open spaces. There is a doctors' surgery at the end of the road.

TENURE
LEASEHOLD: 990 year lease from 2004, 971 years remaining. Peppercorn Ground Rent. Service Charge: currently £1,159.19 per quarter. Property Ref: 17269668

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