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Stour Gate

Lounge of Stour Gate in Blandford Forum, Dorset
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Retirement Home Location

Barley Place, Blandford St Mary DT11 9GN

Local Amenities

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Bus Stop0.06 miles
Local Pub0.1 miles
GP Surgery0.5 miles
Train Station11.3 miles
Nearby Shops0.2 miles
Hospital9.3 miles

Overview

Conveniently located close to the banks of the river Stour in the historic Blandford Forum in Dorset, Stour Gate is a wonderful new retirement living development. This magnificent McCarthy Stone development is home to a wide range of modern amenities to ensure you can relax in the knowledge that everything is taken care of, from state of the art one and two bedroom apartments and perfectly manicured gardens to an attentive house manager and stylish communal lounges. Boasting a beautifully restored Brewery Tap and an abundance of nature walks, Blandford Forum has plenty to offer retirees.

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Stour Gate

by McCarthy Stone

BrandMcCarthy Stone
Living TypeCommunity
Purchase TypeFor sale
Purpose BuiltNo
Service ChargeYes
Deferred Management feeYes

Care & Support Available *

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Companionship

A wide range of social activities and wellbeing services are offered, where residents can meet like-minded people, create new friendships and offer companionship.

Not Available

24/7 On Site Support
Domestic Help
Personal Care
* At an additional cost.

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Retirement Home Facilities

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Wi-Fi

Recent years has seen the rise of the silver surfer. 89% of retirement seekers expect high-speed WiFi in their retirement home.

Garden Area

Retirees consider a scheme’s garden as the most important retirement scheme facility with 84% voting it as a must have!

Cinema

29% of retirement seekers told us that a cinema room was a key consideration to their selection process.

Wi-Fi

Recent years has seen the rise of the silver surfer. 89% of retirement seekers expect high-speed WiFi in their retirement home.

Garden Area

Retirees consider a scheme’s garden as the most important retirement scheme facility with 84% voting it as a must have!

Available

24/7 Call System
Balconies
Car Parking Available
Communal Lounge
Courtyard or Landscape Gardens
Guest Parking
Pets Allowed *
Wheelchair Access
Wifi (in communal areas)

Not Available

Bar
Cafe/restaurant
Car Club or Transport
Cinema
Concierge / Home Manager
Gym or Fitness Suite
Library
Room Service
Salon
Spa
* Certain pets allowed and health & safety assessment required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the most commonly asked questions about Stour Gate.

Where is Stour Gate located?

It is situated in Blandford Forum and is close to popular amenities.

What tenure options are available at Stour Gate?

  • To Buy - prices start from £250,000

Is Stour Gate a member of ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators)?

ARCO also known as the Associated Retirement Community Operators aim to improve the standard of retirement living across the UK. They ensure every retirement home offers the highest standard of housing and support to all residents.

Stour Gate are not currently a member of ARCO. However, rest-assured, our experts have hand-picked all retirement properties to ensure they provide the best level of support for residents.

Are there any retirement home fees at Stour Gate?

Before deciding to invest in a retirement property, you'll need to know all the retirement home fees involved. These costs ensure that your retirement home is well-maintained with 24/7 support available for residents. When you move into Stour Gate, you will be required to pay the following fees:

  • Service Charge - a monthly payment which covers the cost of the maintenance of your retirement property.

  • Deferred Management Fees - a fee you are required to pay when you decide to permanently leave your retirement home.

Are luxury facilities available at Stour Gate?

Yes! There are several facilities for you to try, including; a Communal Lounge, which will help you unwind in your new surroundings.

Understanding Retirement Home Costs

The average cost of purchasing or renting a retirement home varies across the UK. On top of your rental charge or overall purchase price some retirement homes have additional costs such as service charges and ground rent.

Additional retirement home charges to be aware of:

Management Fee or Service Charge

This is often a monthly payment which covers the cost of communal spaces and facilities across a retirement property. For more details on additional charges at Stour Gate you can contact the team directly or request a brochure.

Ground Rent

Most retirement properties have a cost associated with the land your property is built on. There is often a one-off annual fee known as ‘ground rent’ - which usually costs £450 each year.

Deferred Management Fee

A deferred management fee is a charge that you can pay when you decide to permanently leave your retirement property. The fee is calculated based on a percentage of the property's sale price and is acknowledged as a charging method for investing in a retirement home by ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators).

Here, our experts have created a helpful guide on understanding deferred management fees.

Sale from:£250,000