Jacobs Gate, Sheffield | Apartment 17 | £379,950 (other charges apply)

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Occupying a desirable spot in the development, apartment 17 is a two bedroom en-suite with a walk out balcony overlooking the landscaped gardens.

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Apartment plan
Kitchen
2.94m x 2.10m
(9'8'' x 6'11'')
Living room
7.71m x 4.22m
(25'4'' x 13'10'')
Bedroom 1
5.40m x 2.92m
(17'9'' x 9'7'')
Bedroom 2
4.22m x 3.25m
(13'10'' x 10'8'')
Bathroom
2.55m x 1.70m
(8'5'' x 5'7'')
En-Suite Shower
2.55m x 1.88m
(8'4'' x 6'2'')
Utility
1.41m x 0.70m
(4'7'' x 2'3'')
Store
2.94m x 1.25m
(9'8'' x 4'1'')
Gross internal floor area:
89.73 sq m
(966 sq ft)

Floor plan

Living at Jacobs Gate

A select collection of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom retirement apartments for sale in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, exclusively for the over 65s. All apartments benefit from a walk out balcony or patio. Our community offers an independent lifestyle with a 24/7 support team on-site 365 days a year, and personal tailored care available all in a safe and secure environment.

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
  • Walk on balcony or patio to all 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

Our communal facilities

When you move into Jacobs Gate in Sheffield, 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
  • Beautifully appointed Lounge with outdoor patio area
  • Activities Studio
  • Therapy Suite
  • Hairdressing Salon
  • Internal Mobility Scooter & Bicycle Store with electric charging facilities
  • Fully furnished Guest Suite with en-suite, television and tea/coffee making facilities
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Private homeowners parking
  • Extensive landscaped gardens with raised flower beds

Understanding the charges

Service and Well-being Charge

All residents living at Jacobs Gate, Sheffield 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 Sheffield are;

  • 1 bedroom – approximately £138
  • 2 bedroom – approximately £145
  • 3 bedroom – approximately £152

It is important to point out that payment of the Service and Well-being 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.

Annual ground rent fees:

  • 1 bedroom apartment – £700
  • 2 bedroom apartment – £1,000
  • 3 bedroom apartment – £1,200

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.

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 the sale price for each year, or part-year, of occupation will be levied when you sell on your apartment.

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).

Care Charges

Additional 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.

  • Approximately £21 per hour.
  • The charge is doubled where two carers are required

Read our Homeowner stories

Sheffield retirement community homeowner

“I’ve absolutely done the right thing and probably should have done it a couple of years earlier. It’s hard to move house and the younger and more energetic you are, the better you’ll cope with it. Now that I’m here, I’m very happy. I think partly it’s because I’ve got people around me. It’s lovely to be somewhere where things are happening. I feel as if I’ve joined life again rather than being locked away from it!”

Read Anne’s full story here

Sheffield retirement apartments

“When we visited, we thought ‘oh my goodness this is just absolutely amazing!’ so we arranged for Dad to come up and have a look with my brother. Dad had only just walked through the door when he asked ‘where do I sign?’ It just seemed ideal.

It definitely gives me more peace of mind. My husband and I just went away this week to visit our friends who have moved to Cornwall, knowing that Dad was fine. He’s probably had more fun with us not being here.”

Read Nigel and his daughter Maria’s story here

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