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 St.George’s Court
St. George’s Court comprises 14 bungalows and 35 apartments and is set in its own cul-de-sac, with attractive landscaped gardens on three sides and ample parking for Owners and their visitors. The Court is located to the north of Four Oaks, about three miles from Sutton Coldfield. It overlooks the local cricket ground and the Hill Hook Nature Reserve to the rear. There is a parade of local shops within a short walk. The rural parish of Little Aston is twinned with the French town of St. Georgessur- Baulches; it is this which inspired the name and internal decor of the Court.
St Georges Court was built in 1989. 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.
St Georges Court Facilities
The design of St. George’s 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 and bungalows, there are a number of communal areas in the Court available for use by all Owners.
St. George’s 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 St. George’s Court is a wonderful way to explore the local sights and sounds.
St. George’s 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. In addition, evening meals and themed dinners are occasionally held at the Court.
A typical monthly menu is posted below:
Sunday, 1st Nicoise Style Salmon Salad or fruit juice Roast Pork, Apple Sauce & Stuffing Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Apple Crumble & Custard
Monday, 2nd Soup of the day or fruit juice Traditional Ploughman’s Lunch Pineapple Sundae
Tuesday, 3rd Soup of the day or fruit juice Beef, Tomato Pea Pie Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Fruit Strudel
Wednesday, 4th Soup of the day or fruit juice Sauvignon Chicken (white wine sauce) Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Coconut Crème Brulee
Thursday, 5th Soup of the day or fruit juice Shepherd’s Pie with Cheese Champ Topping Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Party Plum Tart & Custard
Friday, 6th Soup of the day or fruit juice Fried Fish Chunky Chips & Mushy Peas Fruity Tiramisu
Saturday, 7th Soup of the day or fruit juice Spanish Pork (paprika, peppers & tomato sauce) Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Rhubarb Custard Crunch
Sunday, 8th Home-made Wild Mushroom Soup or fruit juice Roast Beef with Yorkshire pudding Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Black Cherry Trifle
Monday, 9th Soup of the day or fruit juice Mixed Grill Peach Melba
Tuesday, 10th Soup of the day or fruit juice Chicken & Chorizo (mild spicy sausage) Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Strawberry Shortcake Ice cream
Wednesday, 11th Soup of the day or fruit juice Belly Draft of Pork Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Chocolate & Banana Fool
Thursday, 12th Soup of the day or fruit juice Braising Steak & Onions Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Ginger Sponge & Custard
Friday, 13th Soup of the day or fruit juice Salmon Patties with Lemon Mayonnaise New Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Blackberry Mousse
Saturday, 14th Soup of the day or fruit juice Beef Casserole with Horseradish Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Home-made Rice Pudding with Sultanas
Sunday, 15th Egg Mayonnaise or fruit juice Roast Lamb with Mint Sauce Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Plum Pie & Custard
Monday, 16th Soup of the day or fruit juice Cold Meat Salad New Potatoes, Beetroot & Coleslaw London Mess
Tuesday, 17th Soup of the day or fruit juice Rosti-Topped Sausages with Garlic Cabbage Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Ice cream with Sticky Toffee Sauce
Wednesday, 18th Soup of the day or fruit juice Chicken & Mushroom Pie Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Clementine Brulee
Thursday, 19th Soup of the day or fruit juice Lamb Curry & Rice Poppadum’s, Naan Bread & Mango Chutney Jelly, Fruit & Ice cream
Friday, 20th Soup of the day or fruit juice Smoked Haddock with Hollandaise Sauce New Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Ginger & Lime Pudding
Saturday, 21st Soup of the day or fruit juice Gammon & Pineapple Fries & Peas Pineapple Upside down Pudding & Custard
Sunday, 22nd Prawn Cocktail or fruit juice Roast Chicken, Cranberry Sauce & Stuffing Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Black Forest Gateau
Monday, 23rd Soup of the day or fruit juice Cheesy Jacket Potato Bacon, Beans & Mushrooms Butterscotch in a Whirl
Tuesday, 24th Soup of the day or fruit juice Beef Bourguignon Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Crushed Meringue with Pears
Wednesday, 25th Soup of the day or fruit juice Shoulder of Lamb Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Hot Apple Pudding & Ice cream
Thursday, 26th Soup of the day or fruit juice Pork Stroganoff (paprika & tomatoes) Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Lemon Sponge & Custard
Friday, 27th Soup of the day or fruit juice Lemon Sole & Salad New Potatoes, Beetroot & Coleslaw Bakewell Tart
Saturday, 28th Soup of the day or fruit juice Lemon Chicken Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Strawberry Cheesecake
Sunday, 29th Pate or fruit juice Roast Pork, Apple Sauce & Stuffing Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables Mandarin Orange & Brandy Sponge & Custard
Monday, 30th Soup of the day or fruit juice Cheese & Bacon Omelette Croquettes, Tomatoes & Mushrooms Profiteroles
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.
St. George’s 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.