At Retirement Security, we are dedicated to providing our clients with transparency and clarity. This is why when any of our retirement properties are 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. There is a monthly service charge payable by owners which includes one and a half hours domestic assistance per week. Further information is available from the Court Manager.
About Melton Court
Melton Court is a retirement property in Dorset that contains 90 apartments split over two buildings side by side. Surrounded by stunning landscaped grounds and located just two miles from Branksome Chine, these retirement apartments offer occupants fantastic views and the chance to visit the seaside if the mood should strike you. The Court also has ample parking available for you and your visitors.
This retirement home in Poole is situated close to many amenities including a large Tesco and a Medical Centre in Westbourne. Whether you require a hairdresser or a chiropodist, there are a few that visit the Court on a regular basis, and a prescription delivery service is also available.
If you’re looking for a thriving retirement village in Dorset, look no further than Melton Court. The Owners’ Social Committee put on a broad range of social events, both within the Court and further afield, and you have the freedom to be as involved as you’d like.
Melton Court was built in 1996. 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.
Melton Court Facilities
The design of Melton 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.
Melton Court possesses its own communal gardens, shrubs and planters throughout the courtyards and grounds, that belong to all the Owners and are maintained by a gardener and/or Owners themselves. A consultative gardening committee will be set up if sufficient Owners are willing to contribute to its work.
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 Melton Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds.
Melton Court has its own communal restaurant/dining room that provides a substantial meal every day, usually at lunchtime. Meals are not included in the service charge but are available at cost to all Owners. Meals will be taken on a tray to anyone who has requested one and is too unwell to leave their apartment. Guests are always welcome and any special dietary requirements are catered for. Evening meals and themed dinners are regularly held at the Court and light suppers can be arranged if requested.
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.