St Mary’s Place is a development for people aged 55 and over, designed for those who are looking to move from a larger house and garden to somewhere new and more convenient.
This thoughtfully designed gentle development of only twenty homes is arranged around two pretty garden courtyards.
There is a residents’ room for use by the residents for meetings and socialising, and with it a small office and WC for the estate managers. Their role will be to look after the development on a day-to-day basis and to be on hand for advice and emergencies.
The freehold and management of the development will be with Green Hill Trust, a local charitable trust who will provide oversight of the overall arrangements of the scheme. They will have responsibility for appointing the estate manager and take much of the burden of home ownership away from residents.
An annual service charge will be payable which will cover most of the usual household costs such as the insurance and maintenance of the buildings, care of the gardens, window cleaning, refuse collection and upkeep of security systems. Owners will be consulted annually concerning all services and expenditure. As a result, living at St Mary’s Place should ease up the lives of residents significantly and reduce annual household expenditure when compared to a larger family home.