A ground floor apartment in a luxury retirement complex brilliantly equipped with an indoor swimming pool, spa, cinema, and restaurant located to the western edge of the city.
Abbeyfield is for those who are over 55 years of age and is a private, secure, self-contained community that probably has more in common with a luxury hotel or cruise ship than a standard apartment building.
The list of facilities and services carefully tailored to the residents 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.
/ Various clubs and groups.
The apartment is on the ground floor, with doors from the bedroom and main living space opening onto a private terrace. The kitchen is fitted with a range of base and wall mounted units; integrated appliances include a fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher oven and electric hob with extractor over.
The bedroom benefits from tall windows providing natural light and if equipped en-suite wet room and there is a separate bathroom off the hall.
Abbeyfield is excellent for those who are looking for completely independent living but want easy access to excellent facilities. It also has additional care facilities that can be added for those who require it making it an excellent alternative to private care.
The apartment is leasehold with around 116 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.