As part of our commitment to transparency and clarity, please note that, when any apartment at this court is sold, the seller pays a transfer premium of up to 3% of the sales price to the freeholder, Retirement Security Limited (RSL). RSL does not charge ground rents and does not charge for its estate agency services. Further information is available from the Court Manager.
About Ashby Court
If you are looking for retirement homes or sheltered housing in Hinckley, Leicestershire then look no further than Ashby Court. Ashby Court was built in May 1990 and is located just over a mile from the centre of Hinckley in Leicestershire. There are bus stops immediately opposite the Court, as well as a general store. There is an Asda Superstore just around the corner and also a spacious Morrisons Store. Both Asda and Morrison’s offer a delivery service.
There is an out of town shopping complex which boasts a broad range of stores including a large ground-floor Marks and Spencer. There are fifty apartments at Ashby Court as well as a comfortable dining room and a very pleasant lounge with a conservatory. The Court has an active social programme for Owners who wish to participate, including regular events in the Court as well as outings to places of interest.
Ashby Court was built in 1990. The original leases were granted for 99 years but the actual period available will depend on the current date and whether any past owner has extended the lease.
Ashby Court Facilities
The design of Ashby Court combines style with ease of use and mobility, all floors are accessible by stairs or lift so that even those who need to use a wheelchair can live independently in any part of the building. Conveniently placed electrical sockets reduce the need to bend or overstretch and an emergency call system is installed with pull cords in every room of the development. In addition to the private apartments, there are a number of communal areas in the Court available for use by all Owners.
Ashby Court possesses its own communal gardens, shrubs and planters throughout the courtyards and grounds; these belong to all the Owners and are maintained by a gardener. A consultative gardening committee will be set up if sufficient Owners are willing to contribute to its work.
Ashby Court has a communal lounge that is the hub of many of its social activities. Morning coffee and afternoon tea are served on a daily basis together with weekly events from whist to keep fit. The Court Manager will be able to provide a copy of the monthly social programme. In addition to the Lounge, there is a communal conservatory available for use by all Owners. The Court also features a Hobbies Room where Owners can take part in a number of activities including board games, card games, art and craft. The hobbies room is also used for meetings of either the Court management company or local clubs and societies of which Owners are members.
Visiting relatives or friends of Owners can be accommodated in our extremely comfortable, guest suite and provided with breakfast. Economically priced and benefiting from the Court’s advantageous proximity to local attractions and public transport, staying at Ashby Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds.
Ashby Court has its own communal dining room, serving a two or three course homemade lunch on a daily basis. Meals can be delivered to apartments if owners are feeling unwell and all dietary requirements/allergies are catered for. Themed dinners are served regularly and are part of the Social aspect of the court.
A typical menu looks like this:
soup OF the day or fruit juice
pork in cider sauce
with seasonal vegetables
eves pudding with custard
florida cocktail or fruit juice
chicken with mushroom casserole
cream of tomato soup or fruit juice
turkey & ham pie
with creamed potatoes, peas & carrots
lemon meringue with ice cream
lentil soup or fruit juice
roast ham salad
with jacket potato & coleslaw
cheesecake & cream
minestrone soup or fruit juice
faggots in onion gravy
with creamed potatoes & peas
jam roly poly & custard
spicy parsnip soup or fruit juice
deep fried wholetail scampi & tartare sauce with chipped potatoes & peas
mincemeat & apple pie with custard
cream of mushroom soup or fruit juice
roast beef, yorkshire pudding & horse radish sauce
roast & creamed potatoes, brussels sprouts & purée OF swede & carrots
black forest gateaux
We have 24 parking spaces available for owners and guests to use which is included in the Service Charge.
As an alternative to Owners’ own laundry facilities, the Court has its own communal laundry room. It comes fully equipped with token-operated commercial washing and drying machines. The proceeds that come from use of the equipment belong collectively to the Owners’ funds. If desired, Owners’ washing can be done in the laundry by the Housekeeping Assistants, for which a charge will be made.
There are many more staff than are generally found in traditional sheltered housing. A Manager and team of Duty Managers work in shifts and somebody is always present, twenty-four hours a day. The monthly service charge covers the cost of external maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, one-and-a-half hours of domestic assistance per week per individual property, as well as an hour per property devoted to the cleaning of the communal areas.