6-months free Service Charge*
The Cottons enjoys an enviable position just a short walk from the town centre, and features 57 apartments as well as a restaurant, coffee lounge and hair salon. Maintain an independent lifestyle with friendship on your doorstep, and care available if you need it.
Full tours are now available and we would love to show you around, open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. During your tour you can also see our beautifully landscaped gardens, and discover the lifestyle on offer at The Cottons.
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.
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 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.
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:
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:
*additional charges apply.
All Homeowners living at 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;
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;
It is important to point out that payment of the Service Charges 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.
As you would expect in your own home other household expenditures will remain as the Homeowner’s responsibility. These typically include:
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:
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 £900 = £36,000)
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.
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).
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, and will be provided once confirmed.
*Offer available on selected apartments at The Cottons, for new reservations taken before 31st October 2021.
“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!”
Factory Street, Ramsbottom, BL0 9GH
Sitting on the course of the River Irwell lies Ramsbottom, a vibrant historic market town boasting spectacular views over the West Pennine Moors. The Cottons is ideally situated just a few minutes’ walk to the friendly town centre, where you will find an array of local amenities, including excellent cafes, award winning restaurants and even microbreweries.
There is also a wide selection of high street stores and day to day services such as a Post Office, Pharmacy, a Library and more.
A local Farmers Food and Craft Market takes place monthly, which offers a superb array of locally grown produce, artisan goods, jewellery, clothing and handmade crafts.
Regular buses to Bury, Holcombe Brook and Rawtenstall provide good, frequent, daily access to surrounding areas.
For Sat Nav purposes please use BL0 9BT.
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