Independent living flat apartment

The Cottons, Ramsbottom | Apartment 31 | SOLD

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A spacious two bedroom apartment with dual aspect and an east facing private walk-on balcony, enjoying beautiful views over mature trees and open fields. The contemporary cream kitchen comes with all the appliances you would expect from a brand new home. The master bedroom benefits from a built in wardrobe, and an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower.

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Apartment plan
6.97 x 3.47m
(22'10'' x 11'4'')
3.17 x 2.40m
(10'4'' x 7'10'')
Bedroom 1
5.39 x 2.89m
(17'8'' x 9'5'')
Bedroom 2
4.22 x 3.08m
(13'10'' x 12'5'')
2.54 x 1.89m
(8'4'' x 6'2'')
2.53 x 1.70m
(8'3'' x 5'7'')
1.88 x 2.17m
(6'2'' x 4'2'')
2.69 x 1.24m
(8'10'' x 4'1'')
Gross internal floor area:
80.07 sq m
(861 sq ft)

Floor plan

Living at The Cottons

A select collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom retirement apartments for sale in Ramsbottom, Greater Manchester, exclusively for the over 65s. Most apartments benefit from a walk-out balcony or patio and many have en-suite shower rooms. Our community offers an independent lifestyle with personal tailored care and support available should it be needed, all in a safe and secure environment designed specifically for later living.

We are members of the Associated Retirement Community Operators, who set high standards for retirement community operators in the UK, and follow the ARCO Consumer Code, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Features and specifications

Our range of spacious apartments are designed to offer flexibility to suit everyone. We also focus on the little things that make a big difference – from how a home feels, such as natural light, a user-friendly layout, a private patio or balcony – to smart, space-saving storage.

Our apartments offer a range of features and fittings to guarantee years of hassle-free living. A typical example would include:

  • Beautifully appointed kitchens with fully integrated appliances including oven, hob with extractor, microwave, fridge freezer and dishwasher
  • Walk on balconies or patios to most apartments
  • En-suite and bathroom with heated towel rails to many apartments
  • Slip resistant and level access shower rooms
  • Wardrobe to master bedroom
  • Utility cupboards with space for a washer/dryer and in most cases separate storage rooms
  • 24-hour emergency call system linked directly to dedicated on-site team
  • Audio and visual entry system to main entrance
  • Wider doorways and spacious rooms for ease of wheelchair access
  • Ample easy reach sockets, light switches and telephone points
  • Electric throughout with energy efficient hot water and central heating system

Restaurant and on-site facilities

When you move into The Cottons in Ramsbottom, you can set your own timetable and live life however you choose, free from everyday worries and compromises.

You’re guaranteed the best of both worlds: a beautiful, self-contained apartment to call your own and an extensive suite of communal facilities on your doorstep. Including:

  • Elegant table service restaurant* serving freshly prepared hot meals daily & open to friends and family
  • Beautifully appointed lounge with outdoor patio area
  • Take up a hobby in our activities studio
  • Assisted bathroom and therapy suite
  • Pamper yourself in our hairdressing salon*
  • Internal mobility scooter & bicycle store with electric charging facilities
  • Fully furnished guest suite with en-suite for when family and friends stay*
  • Lifts for easy accessibility
  • Private homeowners parking
  • Extensive landscaped gardens with raised flower beds for you to enjoy

*additional charges apply.

Understanding the charges

Service and Well-being Charge

All homeowners living at The Cottons, Ramsbottom will contribute to a Service and Well-being Charge. The high level of care, support and services on offer to enhance quality and enjoyment of life are what make Adlington different. This charge is to provide services such as;

  • The provision of a daily restaurant service serving delicious meals.
  • Communal cleaning and maintenance
  • External window cleaning
  • Water usage, buildings insurance and estate management
  • 24-hour support every day, 365 days a year, in case of any emergency, working in tandem with a discreet emergency call system installed in each apartment

Our own Management team, Adlington Management Services (AMS) take great pride in providing a high standard of service including  checking on our homeowners well-being and liaising with family and professionals if necessary. They consult with homeowners on all aspects of the operations of the development and facilitate numerous social events and activities that can be participated in as much, or as little, as you’d like.

You no longer have to take into consideration the ongoing costs of upkeep and maintenance of your current property, grounds and gardens. As well as owning a modern stylish apartment built to high specification that is well insulated and cost effective to heat.

We have a vested interest in making sure that our buildings and grounds are always fully maintained and that the apartments retain their value so inheritance is maximised.

Weekly Service and Well-being Charges at Ramsbottom are;

  • 1 bedroom – approximately £174
  • 2 bedroom – approximately £180
  • 3 bedroom – approximately £194

The Service and Well-being Charge is reviewed annually. It is important to point out that payment of the service charge has to continue even if the apartment is vacant, as it is apportioned between all homeowners in order to maintain the high standard of service.

Individual Responsibilities

As you would expect in your own home other household expenditures will remain as the homeowner’s responsibility. These typically include:

  • Council tax
  • Electricity – which is metered per apartment
  • Contents insurance
  • Telephone line rental and broadband (where applicable)
  • TV licence (where applicable)

Ground Rent

Adlington developments provide extensive communal facilities, such as the lounge, restaurant and commercial kitchen, coffee lounge hairdressing salon, guest suite, staff rooms, management offices and the mobility scooter and bicycle store, as well as landscaped gardens and grounds. It is these facilities along with the 24-hour on-site support which makes your new home likely to be suitable for your whole life, without the need to move to a care home. This is a major benefit to well-being, peace of mind and independence and, if it avoids care home fees, also has considerable financial advantages. You will only purchase your own apartment, so in order to recoup the considerable costs of these extensive facilities we levy an annual Ground Rent.

2022 Annual Ground Rent:

  • 1 bedroom apartments –  £944.10
  • 2 bedroom apartments – £1,049.00
  • 3 bedroom apartments – £1,258.80

The Ground rent is due annually from 1st January and will be reviewed every year in line with the Retail price Index.

In addition, to give Homeowners maximum flexibility, we have incorporated into our lease the option for you to buy out your Ground Rent at any time by giving the legal landlord written notice and paying a fee of 40 x the Ground Rent at the time of the service of the notice which will take effect from the 1st January the following year.  For every year after that for the duration of the lease the rent will be a “peppercorn” (i.e. zero pounds)

If you wish to exercise this right upon your initial purchase, please let us and your solicitors know, and we can accommodate this from the outset for the cost of 40 x the initial Ground Rent set for your home. (e.g. to buy out the Ground Rent at the outset for a one bedroom home it would cost 40 x £944.10 = £37,764)

Building Reserve Fund

While the day to day maintenance of the buildings and facilities is covered by the Service and Well-being Charge, which is kept as low as possible to leave homeowners with maximum disposable income, major capital costs and refurbishment are not included.

It is important that maintenance is kept to the highest standards for all to enjoy, and to cover any major works, a fee of 0.25% of your sale price for each year, or part-year, of occupation will be levied when you sell on your apartment. A contribution to the Building Reserve Fund is also collected through the Service and Well-being Charge.

The Building Reserve Fund will build up over time so that money is available to pay for capital costs as they occur e.g replacement lifts, restaurant kitchen equipment, the buildings roof and car park etc. This means that the development is always kept up to the same standard as when you purchased your apartment.

As an example, if a property that has been owned for 9 years and 7 months is sold for £300,000, the fee payable will be £7,500 (Sale price x 0.25% x years or part-years owned).

An administration fee is also charged on resale.

Care Charges

Additional personal tailored care packages can be designed to suit your individual requirements. All care packages are drawn up in consultation with you, based upon a careful assessment of your needs and are regularly reviewed. Short term illness and recuperation packages can be tailored to individual requirements where required. Costs are based on the level of need per person, and will be provided once confirmed.

  • Hourly rate to be confirmed
  • The charge is doubled where two carers are required

Read our homeowner stories

“It’s been a big relief not having to worry about doing jobs. We’ve had one or two jobs that needed doing and we have a very good handyman here and we get a lot of help. It’s a great relief to know that I have no external repairs and very little decorating, if any, to do. Our two sons think we have made the right move. I actually love it. I feel like I’m on my holidays!”

Read Mr and Mrs Braithwaite’s full story here

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