A ground floor retirement apartment in a luxury over 55s complex with superb facilities including a swimming pool, spa, restaurant and cinema. Set at the western edge of the city.
Girton Green is for those over 55 years old and is a private, secure, self-contained complex that probably has more in common with a luxury hotel or cruise ship than a standard apartment building.
The list of facilities and services is vast and includes:
/ Swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, beautician and hairdresser.
/ Restaurant (open 7 days a week).
/ Beautifully tended gardens with outdoor seating areas.
/ 24 hour staffing including an emergency call system from the apartment.
/ Allocated parking for residents and also visitors.
/ A regular minibus to supermarkets and the city centre.
The apartment is on the ground floor, with doors opening from both bedrooms and the living space on to its own terrace. The kitchen includes all fitted appliances and can be opened-up or closed-off from the living space by double-doors. The master bedroom has an en-suite wet room and there is a separate bathroom off the hall.
There is central heating with radiators and a fresh air ventilation system, paid for within the service charge.
The luxury facilities at Girton Green make it equally suitable for young retirees and more mature people who are looking for completely independent living, high-quality, secure accommodation and ease of ownership. This Abbeyfield development also has additional care facilities that can be added for those who require it and numerous clubs and social occasions.
The apartment is leasehold with around 117 years of the lease remaining. The service charge is currently about £713.45 a month and the ground rent is £500 a year.
Girton offers a fantastic balance between living within the city limits and enjoying the traditional charm and facilities of Girton village. It is within 2 miles of the west University site and 2.5 miles from the very centre of the city with excellent dedicated cycle routes and a regular Citi 6 bus service.
There is a newly opened Sainsburys supermarket at Eddington – the new north west Cambridge development, and also a small Co-op by Girton College, which is open 7 days a week until late. The middle of Girton village is about a mile away and there are a number of pubs and restaurants including The George and The Old Crown. In addition there is a Beefeater restaurant and the Felix hotel on Huntingdon Road, within easy reach of Girton Green.
There is a tennis club and golf course in the village.