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Askes Court - Singleton

Scheme address: Askes Court, Hoxton Close, Singleton. Ashford, Kent TN23 5UU
Office phone number: 01233 645305

Property details: 12 x one bedroom ground floor flats; 12 x one bedroom first floor flats; 8 x one bedroom bungalows; 1 x two bedroom bungalow (adapted for disabled residents); and 1 x three bedroom bungalow (adapted for disabled residents). There is parking provision on hard standings for approximately 15 cars. Askes Court was built in 1986. All dwellings have full central heating with a gas-fired boiler and radiators. Each dwelling is also fully double glazed and provides good sized, fully self-contained accommodation with a well-appointed kitchen.

Gardens: The scheme has a patio communal garden with furniture leading from the communal lounge. Surrounding the scheme is grassed areas which are mostly maintained by the council or the handy person scheme.

Communal facilities: Askes has a large communal lounge and laundry facilities; there is a communal kitchen which is used when catering for social functions for the scheme residents.

Social activities: There are regular coffee mornings and weekly bingo sessions, fish and chip suppers, game sessions and afternoon tea. There are also celebrations around harvest festival and Christmas time. Once a month a church service occurs in the lounge

Local information: Askes Court is conveniently located in Singleton and is within 100 yards of some local shops including a Post Office, a chemist, and takeaway restaurants. There are also two doctors' surgeries and a dentist within walking distance and good public transport links to Ashford. There are discounted bus service to Jempsons Supermarket in Peasmarsh on a Monday morning. Locally there are also good walks around Singleton Lake with lots of birdlife, and the local public house!

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Baxendale - Newtown

Scheme address: Baxendale Court, Newtown, Ashford, Kent TN24 0PT
Office phone number: 01233 646707

Property details: 10 x one bedroom bungalows, 12 x two bedroom bungalows, and 2 x three-bedroom bungalows. 1 x three-bedroom house that has been adapted for specific housing needs. Baxendale bungalows were built in 1988, with all dwellings fully centrally heated with gas boiler and radiators; each dwelling is also fully double glazed and provides good sized, fully self-contained accommodation with a well-appointed kitchen. Pets are allowed in this scheme. The scheme has parking for 38 cars.

Gardens: Each bungalow has its own small garden and to the rear of the communal lounge is a walled garden with patio area and a purpose built shed for two mobility scooters.

Communal facilities: Large communal lounge, newly refurbished fitted kitchen and laundry facilities.

Social activities: There are weekly sessions of bingo and coffee mornings. Parties are held for significant celebrations such as public holidays and birthdays. There are special festivities at Christmas with a meal and a party night. There are also regular fish and chip evenings and live entertainment. The WI run a whist drive every month in the lounge and invite all to join in.

Local information: There are a number of shops within a five-minute walk including a Post Office, general shop and a hairdresser; similarly the bus stop with services to Ashford every hour is just a short walk away from the scheme. You are just 10 minutes walk from a large ASDA supermarket and Ashford's Designer Shopping Village and the GP Surgery is five minutes by car.

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Cotton Hill House - Hamstreet

Scheme address: Cotton Hill House and Cotton Hill Walk, Hamstreet, Kent TN26 2NL
Office phone number: 01233 732962

Property details: 16 x one bedroom flats and 5 x studio flats over three floors. Cotton Hill Walk 12 x one bedroom bungalows. Carters Wood 4 x one bedroom bungalows.

Heating system: Every property has radiators in each room, within Cotton Hill House the heating is communal via an oil-fired boiler. Cotton Hill Walk and Carters Wood bungalows have their own independent heating systems.

Gardens: Cotton Hill House has extensive lawned areas, but it's most striking feature is the large pond which is a haven for birds and wildlife of all sorts. The communal gardens are maintained by residents and Ashford Borough Council.

Communal facilities: Large communal lounge, fitted kitchen and laundry facilities; communal bath and flush floor shower and toilet.

Social activities: Include a monthly lunch held in the lounge, weekly games of darts, bingo, crib, and pool. Frequent trips organised by the Social Club and a fortnightly film show. Hamstreet Over 60's Club also meet in the lounge.

Local information: Hamstreet has its own Post Office, a well-stocked convenience store and small village shops. The local GP surgery is only 200 yards from the scheme. The village also has its own village hall, pub, numerous clubs and societies, and some wonderful views of the surrounding Kent countryside. Hamstreet holds a popular annual country show.

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Danemore - Tenterden - redevelopment due 2017/18

Scheme address: Danemore, Beechy Path, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6RT
Office phone number: 01580 764273

Danemore Redevelopment: Danemore is currently going through an extensive remodelling programme. The new development is going to include 34 new apartments for Affordable Rent and four chalet bungalows for sale on the open market. The apartments will be a mixture of one and two bedrooms built to a high quality that is extra care ready. New communal facilities will be provided as well as much improved parking areas.

At present we are not re-letting any properties at Danemore. Those wishing to apply for Housing at Danemore will need to register on Kent Homechoice. Allocation will occur nearer to completion of the scheme in 2018.

Local Information: Danemore is just a short stroll from Tenterden town centre. It has just about all the shopping you are likely to need with a weekly market, Waitrose and Tesco but also has many exquisite boutiques. Tenterden has its own leisure centre, many pubs, hotels, a church and numerous historical buildings. More information can be found on the Tenterden town website.

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East Stour Court - Ashford

Scheme address: East Stour Court, Mabledon Avenue, Ashford, Kent TN24 8BG
Office phone number: 01233 625323

Property details: Includes 8 x ground floor one bedroom flats; 12 x ground floor studio flats; 8 x first floor one bedroom flats; 14 x first floor studio flats; and 1 x two bedroom flat with balcony. There is a lift to the first floor which serves ten flats. Some flats are only accessed by stairs.

Heating system: Communal heating system provides radiators to all rooms in all properties.

Gardens: East Stour Court has communal gardens and large patio areas with a pergola to sit and enjoy.

Communal facilities: Communal lounge complete with large flat screen TV and X-Box with Kinect! Kitchen and laundry facilities; communal bath and flush floor shower and toilet.

Local information: East Stour Court is within walking distance from Ashford town centre or just a short bus ride away. The scheme is also conveniently located for a nearby GP surgery and dentists, most other local facilities are all accessible in the town centre.

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Farrow Court - South Ashford

Scheme address: Farrow Court, Stanhope Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 2RF
Office phone number: 01233 647081

Property Details: Phase 1 of Farrow Court was completed in December 2015. This included 33 new apartments with one and two bedrooms over three floors. Phase 2 is currently being built and will include an additional 51 apartments (one and two bedrooms), seven recuperative care flats, one guest room and 12 purpose-built flats for adults with learning disabilities. Every flat is spacious has a flush floor shower, integrated hob and oven, space for a washing machine and either a balcony or patio area. Phase 2 is due to be complete in summer 2017.

Heating System: Every flat is serviced by electric under floor heating.

Gardens: Farrow Court when fully completed will have extensive gardens and courtyards. This will include a cherry garden, herb garden, water courtyard and a sensory garden. Residents are encouraged to join in the gardening club with Kent Wildlife Group. There is plenty of seating for residents to enjoy the gardens at their pleasure.

Communal Facilities: There is a large communal lounge with a fitted kitchen this leads out onto one of the courtyards. There are laundry facilities on a pay per use for residents to use. Farrow Court has its own Hair Salon that is run by Eden Hair and Beauty and is open 6 days a week. In addition to a Therapy room which is used by a regular Chiropodist and for beauty treatments. There are two bathrooms for residents one is fully assisted. There is ample storage for mobility scooters within the scheme.

Farrow Court will soon also have a grocery shop open to all residents and the public.

It also has the luxury of adjoining the Age UK day centre where residents are encouraged to go along and join in a range of activities and receive a cooked meal. There is a cost payable to Age UK.

Phase 2 will include HomeBridge a recuperative care facility managed by

KCC Social Services and 12 flats for adults with Learning Disabilities managed by KCC LD Team.Social Activities: There are weekly bingo sessions, morning tea and toast, gardening club and afternoon teas.

Local Information: Farrow Court is close to a range of local shops and amenities. It is well served by nearby bus stops on the A Line and it is only a few minutes away from two large supermarkets, as well the other shopping facilities Ashford has to offer. There are nearby GP and dental surgeries.

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Gerlach House - Kennington

Scheme address: Gerlach House, Beecholme Drive, Kennington, Ashford, Kent TN24 9RG
Office phone number: 01233 638514

Property Details: The main building within Gerlach House consists of 16 x ground floor one bedroom flats and 17 x first floor one bedroom flats. All first floor flats are accessible by a lift or a stair lift. There is guest room that can be booked via the Scheme Manager. There is fully adapted communal bathroom for disabled clients. The scheme has a security entrance door and CCTV covering the car park, gardens and entrance door. In addition there is a new build extension consisting of 2 x ground floor one bedroom flats and 2 x first floor one bedroom flats.

Heating System: Communal gas heating to every flat with radiators to every room.

Gardens: Gerlach House has a good mixture of both lawned and planted areas, with a number of the tenants taking an active part in tending to the gardens.

Communal Facilities: Consists of two large communal lounges, recently refurbished communal kitchen. There are communal laundry facilities and a flush floor shower and toilets.

Local Information: Kennington has a range of local shops, and Gerlach House is close to both a doctor's surgery and a dentist. The scheme also has its own dedicated bus service to Ashford town centre and the nearby Sainsbury's supermarket, each bus running once a week. There is a daily chemist delivery service to the scheme, as well as visiting chiropody and hairdressing. (Charges are made for these services).

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Luckley House, Wye

Scheme address: Luckley House Wye Kent TN25 5DY
Office phone number: 01233 812665

Property Details: Accommodation: 11 x one bedroom ground floor flats and 11 x one bedroom first floor flats. 1 x two bedroom flat on the first floor. There is a guest room that can be booked through the Scheme Manager. New build properties: 5 x one bedroom ground floor, and 4 x one bedroom first floor flats. All first floor flats are accessible by one of two lifts. Little Chequers: 24 x one bedroom bungalows. These bungalows are part of the sheltered scheme.

Heating System: Within the main building it is served by communal gas central heating to all flats, with radiators to every room. Heating and water charges are made through a service charge. New build flats have individual gas central heating systems and independent gas, electricity and water meters. The bungalows have their own independent gas fired heating systems, gas, electricity and water meters.

Gardens: Luckley House prides itself on its communal gardens and has some delightful planting areas and a vegetable patch. There is a large patio area from the lounge. The scheme overlooks nearby fields and in places there are wonderful views of the downs.

Communal Facilities: Designated car parking with bike shed and storage for mobility scooters. There is large communal lounge that was extended in 2013. The scheme benefits from a fully fitted kitchen and servery hatch for entertaining. There are communal laundry facilities and disabled toilet. There is a residents' hobby / book room.

Social Activities: Luckley House has a thriving social club with regular breakfast mornings, dinner and dance evenings, bingo, live entertainment and themed evenings, fish and chip suppers, visits and outings during summer months.

Local Information: The historic village of Wye is one of Kent's prettiest, with a traditional village green, restaurants, pubs and three churches. There is a regular Farmers' Market. The village of Wye is well served by local shops, including a bank, as well as having good public transport links, including its own rail station with trains to Ashford, Canterbury and beyond.  

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Monypenny - Rolvenden

Scheme address: Monypenny, Rolvenden, Kent TN17 4NF
Office phone number: 01580 241526

Property details: 12 x ground floor one bedroom flats; 10 x first floor one bedroom flats; 1 x first floor two bedroom flat and 1 x first floor three bedroom flat. Lift to first floor. 4 x two bedroom bungalows and 4 x one bedroom bungalows. Monypenny has the benefit of  two guest rooms (single and double) that can be booked through the scheme manager.

Heating system: All the flats benefit from communal gas central heating with a radiator in every room. The bungalows have their own separate gas central heating systems.

Gardens: Monypenny has largely lawned grounds, as well as some stunning views over the Kent countryside to the rear of the scheme.

Communal facilities: Communal lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities; communal toilet.

Social activities: There are regular weekly coffee mornings. There is an active Social Club run by the residents, this includes outings, a weekly afternoon tea and cake, fish and chip night, parties with entertainment in the lounge. The Social Club committee welcomes any suggestions of trips out and entertainment ideas. The mobile library visits weekly.

Local information: Rolvenden is a small rural village approximately four miles from Tenterden, the nearest town with a vast array of diverse shops and other facilities which includes a Waitrose and a Tesco. Rolvenden itself has a church, two pubs, a convenience store which delivers once a week, a Post Office and numerous clubs and societies including British Legion, WI and many more within walking distance. The village also has a weekly farmers' market. There are regular buses to Ashford, Tenterden and Hastings. 

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Oakleigh House - South Ashford

Scheme address: Oakleigh House Ashford Kent TN23 5EL
Office phone number: 01233 629048

Property details: 10 x ground floor one bedroom flats; 6 x ground floor studio flats; 10 x first floor one bedroom flats; 6 x first floor studio flats; lift to most first floor flats.

Heating system: Communal gas fired heating to all flats with a radiator to every room.

Gardens: Oakleigh House has enclosed communal gardens with well maintained shrubs and lawns as well as a patio and seating area.

Communal facilities: Large communal lounge, kitchen and laundry facilities; communal disabled shower.

Social activities: Weekly bingo and coffee mornings. Monthly lunch club.

Local information: The scheme is within walking distance of local shops including a Post Office and chemist, local GP surgeries, a dentist at nearby at Singleton. There is a frequent bus service to Ashford, a mobile chemist delivers to the scheme, and a chiropodist and hairdresser also visit the scheme frequently. The mobile library comes fortnightly.

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Pym House - Charing

Scheme address: Pym House, Pett Lane, Charing Nr. Ashford Kent TN27 0DW
Office phone number: 01233 713120

Property details: On the ground floor there are 6 x one-bedroom flats and 4 x studio flats. On the first floor there are 7 x one bedroom flats and 6 x studio flats. There is a lift to the first floor, and a guest room, which can be booked via the scheme manager. Pym House also has 4 x two bedroom bungalows.

Heating system: Communal gas fired central heating to all flats, with radiators to every room. The bungalows have their own gas fired boiler and radiators.

Gardens: The communal gardens at Pym House back onto playing fields, providing lovely views.

Communal facilities: Recently refurbished communal lounge and open plan kitchen. There are communal laundry facilities, flush floor shower and disabled toilet.

Social activities Bingo coffer mornings, computer classes, quizzes and music themed nights.

Local Information: 'Charming Charing' is an idyllic popular village and has previously won South East in Bloom. It has various local shops, cafes and restaurants. There is a weekly country market. The village has the benefit of good public transport links, including its own train station. There is a pub, a modern GP surgery and a nearby lawn bowls club, several nice restaurants and a local library. Visit www.charingkent.co.uk for more information.

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