2 bedroom flat for sale


Rainsford Road, Chelmsford CM1

2 bedroom flat for sale 2
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Property features

  • This development is subject to planning
  • Landscaped gardens
  • Accessible lift to all floors
  • Homeowners’ lounge with Wi-Fi
  • Car parking for residents and guests
  • On-site House Manager
  • Wheelchair access
  • Lifts to all floors
  • Fire detection
  • Intruder alarm

Property description

This development is subject to planning. The specification of our retirement apartments does vary to a degree with each apartment in every development, but this will give you an idea of what you'll find within a new two bedroom McCarthy & Stone apartment.

This development is subject to planning

A new Retirement Living development for the over 60s is subject to planning in the attractive city of Chelmsford. Once complete, there will be 45 apartments available on the complex, which will benefit from landscaped gardens, a Homeowners' Club Lounge for residents, and hi-tech security systems. Intruder alarms, a camera entry system, fire detection equipment throughout the complex and an on-site manager all ensure your safety, security and comfort as a resident at McCarthy & Stone. You'll also have a 24-hour call system in your apartment if ever you need it.

Every one of our high-quality apartments will include a fitted kitchen complete with oven, hob, and hood, and double-glazed windows to keep you warm and ensure your apartment is energy efficient. With only 45 apartments for the over 60s, you can be sure that you'll be part of a close-knit and friendly community.

At the McCarthy & Stone Retirement Living complex you'll enjoy free access to all of the facilities on the complex, including landscaped gardens, a spacious and sociable Homeowners' Club Lounge, car parking for permit holders, and a Guest Suite which visitors can use when staying overnight.

The historic city centre of Chelmsford is just a 15 minute walk from development, with plenty of local attractions like the 18 arch Victoria Railway Viaduct and Chelsford Cathedral. There is also a wealth of local amenities, including a leisure centre, a park, and a shopping centre. Chelmsford boasts enviable connections to the surrounding area of Essex, and regular trains run from Chelmsford station to London Liverpool Street in just 34 minutes. The train station is only 0.3 miles from the proposed development.

Local Area

Chelmsford has plenty of historic and cultural attractions, including the 18 arch Victoria Railway Viaduct, which carries the Great Eastern Main Line through Central Park. Chelmsford Cathedral is also a popular destination for tourists in the area. There are a number of stately homes close by too, including Hylands House, with impressive and expansive gardens open to the public.

If you're a lover of nature, gardening and the great outdoors, Warley Place Nature Reserve is only 15 miles from the proposed development. This 25 acre reserve once belonged to the leading horticulturalist Ellen Wilmott, who planted many species of plants, shrubs and trees from all over the world. The gardens are now maintained by Essex Wildlife Trust, and make an excellent day out during the summer months.

If you're a sports enthusiast, Chelmsford City Football Club, Essex County Cricket Club, Chelmsford Golf Club, and Chelmsford Bowling Club are all within the vicinity of the proposed development. There's also a leisure centre in Chelmsford which runs regular sports and exercise classes including pilates, yoga and Zumba. Chelmsford town centre is only a 15 minute walk from the proposed development, and has everything a resident could need. There's a wealth of high street stores within High Chelmer Shopping Centre, as well as plenty of restaurants, pub, cafes and bars to suit every taste.

Outside the town centre you'll find the leafy expanse of Admirals Park, which the River Can cuts through the middle of, and which is just minutes from the development. There's also a supermarket just 0.1 mile from the complex, and a doctor's surgery, a dentists, a Post Office, a hairdressers, a florist, a butchers and even a theatre under half a mile away.


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Property info

Nearby transport

  • Chelmsford (0.2 miles)
  • Ingatestone (6.0 miles)
  • Hatfield Peverel (6.2 miles)
  • London Stansted Airport (14.1 miles)
  • London Southend Airport (15.2 miles)
  • London City Airport (23.8 miles)
  • Wallasea Island Ferry Landing (16.3 miles)
  • Burnham on Crouch Ferry Landing (17.2 miles)
  • Tilbury Ferry Terminal (20.3 miles)

Nearby schools

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  • Maltese Road Primary School (0.2 miles)
  • Kings Road Primary School (0.5 miles)
  • The Cathedral Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School, Chelmsford (0.6 miles)
  • King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford (0.1 miles)
  • Chelmsford County High School for Girls (0.4 miles)
  • TLG Chelmsford (0.7 miles)
  • Columbus School and College (1.1 miles)
  • The Beaulieu Park School (2.1 miles)
  • Thriftwood School (2.5 miles)
Note: Distances are straight line measurements
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