Manor Gardens is a beautiful development of 29 two and three bedroom cottages and bungalows, available exclusively for the over 55s, in the attractive rural town of Hadleigh. This Lifestyle Living development in Hadleigh features the very best in safety, security and comfort. This stunning development has been extremely popular and we only have a small amount of properties remaining.
Residents at the McCarthy Stone Manor Gardens development in Hadleigh are able to enjoy this beautiful location set in landscaped private gardens and pleasant views over the River Brett and surrounding countryside.
Our attractive cottages and bungalows include a fully fitted kitchen with integrated fridge freezer, oven, hob and hood, double glazing for energy efficiency, and Sky connection points. Additional features such as the heated towel rail in the en-suite bathroom create a luxurious living space. Each property is fitted with fire detection equipment for your safety. The individual properties are designed to ensure privacy in the home, as well as encouraging a close-knit community feel. The central High Street in Hadleigh is less than 0.1 mile away from the development, with local amenities like a Post Office, supermarket and banks, as well as plenty of independent restaurants, shops and cafes.
- Located in the historic market town of Hadleigh
- Ideally situated off Hadleigh High Street
- Landscaped gardens with riverside walk
- Collection of two & three bedroom properties
- High-quality fixtures & fittings
- Spacious living spaces to enjoy
- Private community
- Modern kitchen diners in select properties
- Available to buy now
- Car parking
- Fire detection
- Near the countryside
- Pets allowed
- Landscaped gardens
See for yourself what Manor Gardens has to offer with a virtual tour of our two bedroom Aspen cottage. To get the best experience click the full screen icon with the four arrows below in the bottom left menu bar.
- Electricity, heating and lighting (communal areas)
- Future maintenance fund
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Professional fees
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Income to guest suites and sundry income
- Development staff
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Home and contents insurance
- Council Tax
- Phone / broadband
- Ground rent
- TV licence / TV service
Will costs increase after I move in? How are budgets set?
Our service charges are fixed on an annual cycle and reflect the costs of the services we procure on behalf of our homeowners.
We share the individual costs that make up the service charge with homeowners and outline the methods for calculating the resulting charge. The service charge for each year is agreed in consultation with homeowners through an open book budgeting process.
We do our very best to negotiate the best cost with third party service providers on behalf of our homeowners. As part of our system of checks and controls to ensure they are treated fairly, we regularly monitor service charges in our managed schemes against current market practices and third party providers to ensure we offer competitive rates. We have developed a simple chart to help Customers make a direct comparison for use during the sales process and a full breakdown of the service charge budget is available from our Sales teams and House Managers at all new developments
Is it more expensive to live in one of your apartments than my current home?
Many of our homeowners are pleased to find that the service charges for their apartment tend to work out at less than what they were paying in like-for-like costs at their previous property.
Energy bills often turn out to be lower thanks to the modern construction methods we use at all our developments. Your new apartment is also likely to be a more manageable size and so cheaper to run.
When Customers discuss the purchase of a McCarthy Stone apartment with us, they receive a service charge leaflet and our Sales Executive sits down with them to help them fill in the costs, review what is covered in the management services and compare them to day-to-day running costs in their current home. Our Sales Executive ensures that they have a detailed knowledge of ongoing costs before a sale is completed
Do I need to pay ground rent, how much is it and how is it set?
Ground Rents are fixed for 15 years. They are reviewed on the fifteenth anniversary of the date of commencement of the term and each successive fifteenth anniversary from that date. Increases are linked to either the movement in the Retail Price Index (RPI) since the last review, or if greater, by 2% per annum, and is compounded yearly.
There are differences between one and two bed apartments. McCarthy Stone sets the difference at a figure which it considers fairly reflects the size difference in apartments. While it would be possible to base the difference on actual square footage, this would be a complicated exercise and would lead to minor variations in ground rents between comparable apartments within any given development which would be administratively complex and could cause confusion.
The ground rent does not increase after the 125th anniversary even though our new leases are for a term of 999 years.
In January 2021, the Government announced plans for removing ground rents for all new retirement properties. These proposals have not become law and the Government is not proposing to make them retrospective. As these are proposals there will be no immediate change to how we sell our apartments, but this may change in the future.
Do your service charge budgets proposed at the start of the year prove to be accurate?
The service charge budgets represent those costs that would be expected to be incurred in a normal year of operation with a full development. It is the intention of McCarthy & Stone Management Services to ensure the service charge budgets are set as accurately as possible. Where possible, we try to keep annual increases in line with inflation although certain costs such as Utilities can have inflationary pressures that are outside of our control. Typically, our developments have shown a slight surplus to date, which is refunded each year to homeowners within six months of the end of the period.
Are there any fees that are payable on selling or letting?
It is important that customers do not face any unexpected financial burdens in their new home resulting from, for example, the need to undertake any major refurbishment or structural repairs on the development. In order to provide confidence that there is enough money available to meet this work, the service charge includes a small charge to help cover unexpected costs such as these. This is called the Contingency Fund, and is similar to a ‘sinking fund’. It is a specific fund kept in the development’s own bank account. It is held in trust and its use is restricted to the maintenance of that development and cannot be accessed by McCarthy Stone. It is there for the benefit of all homeowners and finances the replacement of carpets and furniture in the shared areas and longer-term repairs and renewals such as roofs, window frames and replacement of lifts.
In order to keep this weekly cost – and hence the service charge – to a minimum, the development’s specific Contingency Fund is ‘topped up’ by a one-off charge of 1% of the resale price upon the sale of the apartment, in addition to a small charge in the service charge.
With regard to subletting on leases prior to October 2014, we will charge a concessionary rate (irrespective of the provisions in the lease, which may be higher) of one month’s rent for each year that the apartment is sublet (or pro-rata for less than a year).
This is a concession from the terms of the lease which are in essence one month’s rent for each six month sublet period. This concession will apply for a maximum period of two years, after which time we will revert to the terms of the lease.
For leases from October 2014, the subletting contingency fee has been reduced to a contingency fee of 1% of the annual rent (or pro-rata for under-letting of less than one year). Where the underletting is for more than a year, the contingency fee is 1% of the annual rent payable annually on the anniversary of the commencement of the term.
There is also a small administration fee collected by MSMS / YLMS to cover their costs to check that the incoming occupier meets the terms of the deed of conditions (i.e. meets the age criteria and is capable of leading an independent life) and provide information about the development, the service charge and insurance. Contact our Property Transfer team on 01202 508299 for more details.
We are determined to provide positive resale values and to this end, we have changed dramatically since 2010 to make a big difference to our products and services. We have a dedicated resales team to deal with all future resales and to achieve the best prices, we also maintain an extensive database of prospects who are looking to buy our properties in the desirable areas we have located ourselves in over the past four decades.
Come and Visit Us
- Thu 24 Jun12:00 - 15:00
Summer Garden PartyManor Gardens, 109 High Street, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 5EQ
We would like to invite you to join us for our Summer Garden Party from 12 noon to 3pm, where you can enjoy a tour of our last available cottage and join us for refreshments in the grounds of Manor Gardens.You could be enjoying the next exciting chapter of your life sooner than you think.
Please call 0800 201 4811 to confirm your attendance, thank you.
Living in Hadleigh
Hadleigh is a historic market town in Suffolk, located approximately ten miles from Ipswich in an area characterised by rural villages and historic market towns like Lavenham and Kersey. The town has excellent transport links to the A12 and A14, together with train stations in Ipswich, Manningtree and Colchester. Hadleigh is an attractive town surrounded by countryside, with over 250 listed buildings and a thriving High Street with plenty of independent shops. The development site is in an enviable location close to the town centre and the River Brett. There is a Co-op Supermarket just 0.1 mile from the development, and Hadleigh Health Centre is only 0.3 miles away.
Hadleigh town centre holds a popular farmers' market every Friday morning, which offers a range of local produce from fruits and vegetables to meat, eggs, cheeses and preserves. Hadleigh Cricket Club is only half a mile from the site, which connects to a pleasant walking path which follows the River Brett for 0.2 miles and connects to Hadleigh Rugby Club and Hadleigh United Football Club.
- Conveniently situated close to these local amenities:
- Hadleigh Health Centre
- Hadleigh Swimming Pool
- The George
- The Eight Bells
- Co-op Supermarket
The development is located right on the High Street. Here, you can conveniently find a Co-op, a Post Office and a number of banks. Also, there are many cafés, restaurants and gift shops all within 0.5 miles.
For book-lovers, Hadleigh Library is 0.3 miles away and sports fans are just 0.3 miles from Hadleigh Cricket Club.
Getting to Location
If you are using a Sat Nav system you may need the full address of this development. The postcode is newly created by Royal Mail and may not be accurate for some months.
The Team at Manor Gardens
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