Scholars Rise, Bentham

For Sale £45,000

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Full Description

Bowland View offers independent living with access to on-site care for people over the age of 55, with one and two bed apartments available for shared ownership.

Bowland View is located on Scholars Rise, in the charming market town of Bentham, on the northern edge of the Forest of Bowland and close to the Yorkshire Dales. Bentham has a good range of local amenities including grocery stores, a post office, pharmacy, doctors surgery, dentist, cafes and more. The recently extended Co-op is just a short walk from Bowland View. Nearby market towns include Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale, with the A65 providing easy access to Kendal and Skipton.

*To qualify for our shared ownership properties you must be over 65 and be approved by the Help to Buy Agent. You may qualify from the age of 55 to 64 if you have a care or support need. The minimum care need to be eligible, if you are under 65, is one hour of assessed personal care per week.


Design features have been thoughtfully included to help you live well:

•Quality fitted kitchens with ceramic hob, extractor and integrated mid-height oven for ease of access
•Lever taps and raised power points
•Specialist flooring to shower room and kitchen, to reduce slip hazards
•Level access showers
•Fully carpeted living areas
•Security optical door viewer
•Gas central heating, with thermostatically controlled low surface temperature radiators
•Mains fed smoke detector and sprinkler system to apartments
•BT and TV points to lounge and bedrooms
•Video door entry for added security (apartments only)
•Wi-Fi in communal areas
•Patio and balconies on selected apartments

Bowland View has been designed to provide fully accessible facilities for both residents and visitors, which include
•Hair salon
•Residents’ lounge
•Attractive landscaped gardens with outdoor seating
•En-suite Guest Room
•Assisted Bathing Suite


Mandatory Charges

Service charges £292.55 per month - This covers the lighting, heating, maintenance and cleaning of the communal areas and gardens, external window cleaning, buildings insurance and estate management. Includes the payment towards the Housing and Care Manager and hardware for the emergency call system that are housing benefit eligible. It also includes the sinking fund, the cost of which you can elect to defer until you sell your home, to keep costs downs whilst living at Bowland View. The sinking fund is used to offset the cost of major repairs or replacements in the future (for instance, roof, windows, lifts)

Shared ownership rent – if you buy less than 75% of the property there is an affordable rent on the share you do not own. This is calculated at 2.75% of the outstanding equity.


Both the service charge and the shared ownership rent are eligible for housing benefit and H21 can help guide you through the benefits system

Support charge £16.88 per month - Payments towards the Court Manager and hardware for the emergency call system that are not housing benefit eligible

Core support charge - £156.78 monthly billed 4 weekly at £36.18 per week.– This ensures staff are on-site 24 hours a day to assist in an emergency but is not part of the planned personal care. Although not everybody will use this, it is available when needed.

Optional Charges

Personal and domestic care and support £19.96 Per Hour
£29.92 per hour Bank Holiday

Leasehold 999 years from 2021
Ground rent - peppercorn
No consent fees
Low end of lease fees (£500* plus VAT administration charge and £1000* plus VAT nomination charge (only payable if H21 nominate a buyer to you within 8 weeks of you giving notice to sell). *Charges are reviewed annually in line with the Retail Price Index

  • 1 Bed Apartments
  • Independent living in a community setting
  • Access to optional, tailored care and support
  • A range of social activities on-site
  • 24/7 emergency alarm system for peace of mind
  • Lift and wheelchair accessible throughout
  • Dedicated Housing and Care Manager

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