By retiring to Wheatley Place, a new Retirement Living PLUS development of over 65 apartments (both one- and two-beds available), you'll find yourself part of a bustling community. The warm and cosy lounge for socialising, along with the beautifully landscaped garden, will provide excellent spaces for socialising with your neighbours, family and friends. And there'll be a great-value on-site bistro for when you don't feel like cooking.
A suburb of Solihull lying 9 miles south east of Birmingham city centre, Shirley is a quiet residential neighbourhood with excellent shopping opportunities. Enjoy your independence in one of our development's beautifully designed apartments while receiving the support and care you need.
Day-to-day, the development will be overseen by the Estates Manager, and our team of trained staff will be there to ensure your safety, security and well-being. Flexible care packages mean you'll only pay for the care you need and use. And in case of emergencies, there'll be a team member always on site as well as a 24-hour call system.
A short bus ride away you'll find a small shopping centre that has all of your day-to-day needs covered, and within half a mile there's a large supermarket and a retail park. Shirley's main high street area is also only a mile away, where you'll find a post office, a doctor's surgery, banks and building societies, as well as a host of shops, restaurants and pubs.
Along with resident's car parking, the site is served by great transport links, with both Solihull and Widney Manor train stations less than 3 miles away. And you'll also be in easy reach of the Midlands motorway network.A suburb of Solihull lying 9 miles south east of Birmingham city centre, Shirley is a quiet residential neighbourhood with excellent shopping opportunities. Enjoy your independence in one of our development's beautifully designed apartments while receiving the support and care you need.
- Solihull suburb location with excellent local amenities
- Flexible care packages to suit your needs
- On-site Bistro with expert Chef
- Guest Suite
- Pets allowed
- Estate Manager overseeing development
- Camera entry system
- 24/7 call system
- Estates Manager
- Guest suite
- Communal lounge
- Car parking
- Communal area costs inc. electricity, heating and lighting
- Future maintenance fund
- Water and sewage (communal areas and apartments)
- Ground rent
- Maintenance of building and gardens
- Emergency call system
- Building insurance
- Active social calendar of events and exclusive discounts
- Dedicated on-site team
What's not included?
- Electricity, heating and lighting (apartments)
- Phone / broadband
- Council Tax
- TV licence / TV service
- Home and contents insurance
What is an Assured Tenancy?
Assured Tenancy means that you agree to rent the property for a minimum term of 12 months, but after that you can leave at any time as long as you give two months written notice. We can’t ask you to leave unless you have broken the terms of the agreement.
I want to rent. What checks do you carry out and what do I need to prepare?
We’ll ask you to complete a Rental Application Pack and an Income and Expenditure form to get the information we need to do standard background checks. You’ll be asked for proof of income, savings and/or pensions, along with copies of your last three months’ bank statements. You’ll be asked to provide identification documentation that complies with the latest Government Right to Rent regulations – our sales consultants will talk you through what you need.
Do I need to pay a reservation deposit?
Yes, you will need to pay a small refundable reservation deposit to reserve the property. You will also have to pay a security deposit equivalent to five weeks rent when you move in.
What do I have to pay before moving in?
Before you can move into your property, you will need to pay the first month’s rent together with your security deposit, minus the reservation deposit you’ve already paid.
The security deposit is equivalent to five weeks rent. Don’t worry, we’ll make sure you know the exact amount you need to pay in plenty of time.
McCarthy Stone is part of the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, membership number G10625. Download the Tenancy Deposit Scheme leaflet.
What date are rental payments due?
All rental payments are due on the 1st of each month and must be paid by direct debit. Your rent includes all of the development’s service charges, ground rents and property maintenance.
Living at Shirley
Living in Shirley
Shirley boasts a wealth of local golf clubs. Within a five-mile radius you'll at least five different clubs, all accepting both visitors and new members. With a floodlit driving range and offering tuition, Widney Manor Golf Club is a great place for beginners. Copt Heath Golf Club is a joy to play with its renowned deep bunkers and subtle greens. Having undergone considerable work, Robin Hood Golf Club now boasts some of the most challenging holes in the Midlands. Hollywood Golf Club has a history stretching back over 100 years and Fulford Heath Golf Club was designed by James Braid, five times Open winner.
And for something a little different, why not head to the National Motorcycle Museum. The largest motorcycle museum in the world, it displays machines of days gone by. Learn more about the development of motorcycles over the years and discover the golden years of the 1930s-1960s.
The development is conveniently located close to the Stratford Road, making it well situated for all of your local shopping needs. Plus, the Parkgate Shopping Centre is just 2 miles away.
You will also find three parks within 3 miles. They’re the perfect spot to enjoy the walking trails, ornamental gardens and lakes.
Transport links are good to Solihull and further afield. The train station is just over 2 miles away but you will also find many bus stops located along the Stratford Road.
Getting to Location
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